If you’re planning a holiday in Devon this year, does it matter if it’s a gay friendly B&B or not these days? After many years hard campaigning by many LGBT groups to beat discrimination, life has become easier for gay men and women. These days you shouldn’t feel that you need to book gay accommodation to feel accepted.
At Brightham House we are fortunate to have welcomed many guests from all walks of life. We have travellers from the gay UK capital, Brighton that often book with us. They appreciate the relaxed atmosphere we have created. There’s no judging here!
However if you do prefer to book a gay friendly hotel, then this is the place to stay too. We ourselves, are a gay couple and proud to be part of the LBGT community.
You should be comfortable in our bed & breakfast in south Devon. It has 8 unique guest bedrooms. You’ll see that each room is individually designed and decorated with passion and flair. We first opened in 2018, after major renovations. In our second season we were fortunate to win an AA award. Where we one 2019/20 Unique B&B of the year. That was one of the proudest days of our lives.
Staying at Brightham House is a whole new experience, that different to most things you’ll find in Devon. Our guest bar is often mentioned in the many TripAdvisor reviews we’ve been fortunate to have received. It’s a small bar with comfy retro egg chairs to relax into after a long day walking. Stocked full of local Salcombe Gin, Salcombe Brewery beers and everything else spirt wise you’d expect to find in a swanky luxury London boutique hotel.
When you arrive after your journey you’ll be greeted by hosts Scott & Alistair, and our two dogs Lola & Poppy. Guests are offered a drink, plus a homemade Devon cream tea with cream and jam on the top. Often served in The Orangery.
The Orangery is a haven for plant lovers like me. There’s many different varieties of indoor plants that are thriving from the sun light, and warm environment. In the summer we throw the bi-fold doors wide open. We love the connection of the the indoors to the outdoors. The garden is full of different plants from around the world. The countries we have visited has determined many of the plant choices. There’s many Olive trees and Cypress trees growing and creating shade in the garden. It’s our little touch of Italy. One of our favourite places in the world.
We serve breakfast in The Orangery everyday. The chef Scott has created something for everybody’s taste buds. Also often inspired by our travels abroad.
A top favourite breakfast choice is poached eggs with smashed avocado and a drizzle of sticky balsamic vinegar. Guests are often amazed on how perfectly poached the eggs are too. It’s all about the Devon fresh farm eggs. The breakfast menu has many other veggie breakfasts, like the yummy American pancakes or Vegan Heaven.
There’s a healthy choice berry compots, Kefir drinks, and fresh fruits. We cater for all dietary requirements, such as gluten free, soya and oat milks.
Gym & Wellness Centre
We’re both pretty active people. We love to keep fit and healthy. This year we opened our new gym that’s a perfect sized space for a quick morning workout.
The gym has a cardio section with a Peloton treadmill. Jump on the running machine, or a brisk walk to get the heart pumping. We’ve also got a Peloton spin bike, so you can get your full fitness fix for the day!
Another section of the gym is for strength and HIT lovers. We have a multi-gym that got cables for chest, arm and back exercises. If it’s kettlebell swings, or free weight training you like. We have weights ranging from 4kg – 25kg. A 7ft bench bar with heavy weights to suite all levels of fitness.
We like to support Mental Health, as it we all need to look after ourselves. You’ll find many self help books that you can read during your stay in here too.
Wood-Fired Hot Tub Experience
To add to the whole experience of staying with us at Brightham House, we have a hot tub. It’s a wood-fired tub that’s tucked behind bamboo trees.
After a day exploring the Devon countryside walks, there’s nothing quite like a warm soak in the tub.
It’s heated to around 39 degrees. Scott adds aromatherapy salts, which leaves your skin soft and silky. You get a choice of drinks alcoholic or soft. However G&T’s seems to slip down very nicely for some reason.
Our B&B is open from Easter until the end of September. We are on seasonally, so closed in the winter months. Now taking bookings for the 2023 season. We hope to see you one day soon ❤️