Kaywana Hall welcomes those with disabilities and this statement addresses some of the          common issues that disabled people face. Recognition has been given to include guests with an impairment, which could include: Mobility, Sight, Hearing, Learning Disabilities or any hidden impairment.


The property is built into the side of a steep valley. This means that all rooms have a number of fairly steep stairs to the entrances; wheelchair users would be unable to access any of our rooms.


We speak to all guests prior to arrival; please ensure that you notify us of any difficulties so that we can do everything we can to smooth your stay.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bathroom floors are non-slip and we provide additional non slip mats for the baths. We have grab rails that can be clamped on to the shower walls if required. Showers form part of a wet room and are easy to access. Shower stools can also be provided.
Electrical sockets are at a convenient height, as are the light switches. All rooms have phones, which can be used to summon assistance.

Assistance Dogs

We do not allow dogs except the following:

  • Support dogs for stress and anxiety.
    Guide dogs for visually impaired and blind people.
    Hearing dogs used by low hearing and deaf people.
    Bowls can be provided for assistance dogs for food and water.
    No charge is made for assistance dogs
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How & Why we Developed

This Amazing Luxury bed & Breakfast

Driving up to view Kaywana Hall on a wet February afternoon over ten years ago was the start of a long journey. We knew before we had even stepped inside that this was a very special place. Built in 1962 it was one of only four Devon “butterfly houses” with its distinctive butterfly-shaped roof.

Unloved and neglected, Kaywana Hall was in need of some TLC. Eighteen months later after many highs and lows it was ours and we arrived on a sunny May morning to move in.

For two years we lived in the original house thinking about the options and talking to architects. A chance article in the Sunday Times lead us to Brixham Architect Stan Bolt who has been responsible for numerous contemporary houses in and around South Devon. Stan proposed that we strip away some of the clumsy later additions and keep the main part of the house true to its original design, thus you will notice a modern version of the butterfly house. Light and airy with much use of glass, this is a truly stunning building.

Stan designed the house so that the guest suites are detached from the main house allowing visitors to have their own space yet not feel far away. Thus the idea of a luxury bed and breakfast was conceived with guests being able to come and go as they please without feeling that they are intruding on the owners’ private space.

Tucked away at the end of a private drive and set amongst twelve acres of woodland, Kaywana Hall Bed and Breakfast is the perfect retreat for guests who want peace and tranquillity, yet close enough to the popular Devon town of Dartmouth.

It is unusual to find a modern and contemporary B&B housed in such an architecturally stunning building and that’s what makes us stand out from the crowd.

Book your stay at Kaywana Hall, today