The Old Vicarage
, Torrington Place, Kenton, Devon.
We went searching for a hotel we could recommend in Exeter. There was nothing in the city, but we found this little Bed & Breakfast in the village of Kenton. Not only is this very convenient for Exeter (15 minutes by car) but it is also just a few minutes from Powderham Castle and the estuary of the River Exe.
There is a warm welcome awaiting at the Old Vicarage. The house, built in 1812, is a fine Regency vicarage in the heart of the friendly Devon village of Kenton, which boasts not only a fine local pub but two excellent restaurants. A path from Kenton leads through the grounds of Powderham Castle (home of the Earl of Devon) to the banks of the Exe estuary, a great place for walking, bird-watching or even picking out the industrial archaeology of Brunel's atmospheric railway.
There are just two guest rooms at The Old Vicarage, plus a three bedroom self-catering cottage in the west wing of the vicarage. One of the two B&B rooms is a double, with a king-sized bed; the other is also a double but can be either king or twin. Each room is furnished with a wardrobe, bedside tables, a chair and a table. There is a flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Both rooms have en-suite shower rooms with washbasin and WC. Complimentary shampoo, soap and shower gel are provided. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the house.
The vicarage is surrounded by a mature garden with a pleasant terrace for sitting out in the sun. The self-catering cottage has it's own private garden with a barbecue.