Following covid interruptions and a challenging renovation programme we are working hard to accept guests in the future. We are unable to provide accurate details however in the meantime please enjoy the website.



A lovely guest comment;


'I have often watched 'Escape to the Country' and heard people enthusing about a 'view' and never understood. This morning when i got up and looked out the window now i get it....'



Fordwater B&B

Welcome to Fordwater Bed and Breakfast Devon.  Fordwater B&B is a charming thatched guesthouse just ourside Axminster within easy reach of popular South Coast  resorts in East Devon and West Dorset. Whether visiting the Jurassic Coast or Lyme Regis, Fordwater is an ideal touring base with ample free off road parking and easy access to Axminster, Chard and beyond. We are also ideally located for those attending courses at River Cottage or Axminster Tools.


We do now operate a 2 night minimum policy or single nights at a supplement depending on availability.





About Us Fordwater

Our 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse is ideally located in farmland between Chard and Axminster. Within easy access to the Blackdown Hills to the north and Jurassic coastal resorts of Seaton, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, and Beer to the South. Further West are Sidmouth and Exmouth.



Rooms & Rates

We have 5 double B&B rooms available, 4 en-suite and one with sole use of a bathroom with shower and separate bath.


All have flatscreen TV's with Freeview, hospitality trays, hairdryers and quality bedding.

Free wi-fi usually in all rooms and public areas.



How to find us

Nestled within 11 acres of open fields in South East Devon we are just south of Tytherleigh on the A358 Chard Road heading towards Axminster.


Easy access via road (M5/A303) /rail (Axminster) and Exeter airport. A car however is recommended.



Ancient wall

Guests at Fordwater can enjoy navigating undulating floors and walls, stroll in 11 acres of countryside following the old Roman Road route of the Fosse Way as it crosses the River Kit. There is an abundance of wildlife, nesting barn owls, pheasants, wrens, deer, foxes, woodpeckers, kingfishers and brown trout to name a few.  Our exposed stone lobby wall reveals ancient graffiti.

Spring has sprung with delightful wild flowers

Contact and reservations

Fordwater B&B

Chard Road


EX13 7BB

To make  reservation

Once operational again we will be back manning the phones!

01460 220505


07495227668 (text works best)

(please allow plenty of time for us to answer the phone as a large property)

Sue & Jeff


or simply use our contact form which goes direct to our email.

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