The Spinney Country Guest House

“North Devon country house, relax in the cosy rooms and public areas” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Due to concerns about viral transmission on plastics as well as environmental concerns, single use items are not provided or used where sanitising can be completed. This also applies to cleaning, due to the higher risk of viral transmission on plastics non disposable items such as cotton gloves are used and cleaned properly afterwards. Decorative items such as cushions are 'rested' between guests to allow viral death before reuse which gives a balance between comfort and safety.

Our Inspector's view

This elegant 18th-century former rectory is located in the heart of north Devon, three miles from the historic market town of Barnstaple. The Spinney offers stylishly decorated, en suite accommodation in muted colours, with thoughtful extras. Local farm sausages feature at breakfast which is served in the conservatory. Ample private parking is available.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Silver Star Award: Highly recommended
Breakfast Award
The Spinney Country Guest House
Shirwell, BARNSTAPLE, Devon, EX31 4JR
Phone : 01271 850282


  • Rooms 5
  • Family bedrooms: 1
  • Free TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Afternoon Tea

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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