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We love hearing from our guests and reading their reviews of Ayshford Court. Take a look through our latest reviews and if you’d like to submit one please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Howard Ayshford

Our stay at Ayshford Court was a surprise for my 50th birthday. I've visited on numerous occasions but never had the opportunity to stay.

For me it was a very personal experience. I actually felt at home. The reason for this was not only my family ties to Ayshford Court, the family taking over the land in the 11th century but also the fantastic friendly hospitality shown to us by Richard and Lucy. Nothing was too much effort.

If you want to stay somewhere steeped in history, somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries, then Ayshford Court is the ideal place to stay. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank you Richard and Lucy.


I brought my partner here for a surprise stay for his 50th birthday. This was the ideal place, and all the more special, as he himself is an Ayshford. I've heard so many stories about his family past, and their link with this place.
To stay in the Ayshford Rooms, with the beautiful ceilings made it even more personal. He's the first Ayshford to sleep under that roof for many many years, centuries.
Lucy and Richard are the ideal hosts, and were so welcoming. They made you feel like old friends coming for a visit.
Highly recommended, and we will definitely return!

Paul from North Yorkshire

Incredible place. Within easy reach of Cornwall, Exeter and Devon coast, and perfect spot for some R and R. Sublime interiors, gardens and real piece of history. Lucy and Richard are so welcoming, and the breakfast was lovely.

Ella from Yorkshire

What a magical place. A little piece of history. We stayed in the Hayloft which was like having our own apartment at one end of the house-with an incredible super king bed and beautifully decorated. The gardens are super and it’s not everywhere you can visit a little chapel when wandering the surrounding grounds!

If you like walking you are perfectly situated-lovely walks each way along the canal, right on the door step.

The owners Richard and Lucy are an added bonus-such fun and nothing is too much trouble. We booked as we had a wedding in the area-but will definitely be returning to have a proper explore!

Vesna from Dublin

Wonderful authentic property with all the modern amenities and lovingly selected details
Wonderful property throughout and extra large room and bathroom with so much attention put into every detail, but by far the best aspect were the wonderful owners! I couldn’t recommend more this little piece of heaven in rural Devon and its lovely owners and their hospitality.
September 2018


I would definitely stay there again · Super atmospher. Super hosts. Very relaxing. Beautiful gardens to sit in during the evening. The house is located right on the canal so idea for walking . Good pubs / restaurant near by The accommodation had its own lounge with music facilities, very relaxing.
August 2018

Rachel from London

Wonderful location and stunning house. August 2018

Maggie from Cambridge

Ayshford Court is like the best kept secret . . . So easy to break the journey on the way down to Cornwall and it felt like a real treat and a proper part of our holiday. Literally 5 mins from the M5 but it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Our room was amazing. Beautiful, spotless, ancient with views over the garden. They’ve got it just right - really welcoming (the breakfast was really the best of our holiday) but we had lots of space to ourselves. Will definitely return.