The ancient Devon market town of Cullompton, or Cully as it is known to the locals, is a charming West Country escape. Set on the river Culm, the area was traditionally known for its paper and textile mills, many of which are still in operation today. A bed and breakfast in Cullompton will be popular with those seeking a quiet country retreat and to fill their days with long drives in the beautiful countryside.
For travellers looking for a period B&B Cullompton has plenty of history. The town centre has several Grade II listed properties that add a real sense of old fashioned charm to the area. Tourists can witness the traditional process of wool production at Cold Harbour Mill, a working museum which gives an insight into life in Cullompton and its surrounds over a hundred years ago.
Another pinpoint on the history lovers' map is Hemyock Castle, a Medieval castle set in the nearby Culm Valley. It is thought to have once been a Roman stronghold, and is steeped in legends of buried treasure and secret passageways beneath the ground. Diggerland Devon and Yaraks Bird of Prey Falconry Centre are also popular local attractions.
Skip breakfast at your b and b one morning and take a trip to the Cullompton farmers market, where you can sample the best in local produce. There are several popular local restaurants in the town, so for a special occasion combine a weekend at a luxury B&B in Cullompton with a delicious meal out.
Just off the M25, Cullompton is easily accessible and perfect for a quiet few days away. If you want a more rural bed and breakfast Cullompton can be a great base from which to get out and explore the delights of the West Country and the Devon coastline.