Worswell Barton really is a hidden gem: 600 acres of National Trust Land on the Peninsula of the river Yealm, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by the South West Coastal Footpath.Worswell Barton was once part of the Revelstoke Estate situated on its 12-mile Carriage way, with wooded hills sloping down to the sea on three sides, great open views towards Dartmoor National Park, Rame Head in Cornwall, and Burgh Island, Bigbury, can be seen from the coast nearby.

The property is steeped in history, with stories from the Spanish Armada, the War years’ bomb craters, Domesday Book, and of course Lord Revelstoke. The Warren Wall, all 2 miles of it, was used to keep rabbits on the cliffs, were they would breed and would be caught to feed the estate workers.

Worswell has been farmed by the Rogers family for over 80 years; the farm is in a peaceful location, with only the sounds of daily farm activities, such as Farmer Phil and his boys going about their work duties, tractors, cattle, sheep and birds in the distance.

We have 3 rooms in the farmhouse for bed & breakfast, this can be extended for larger  wedding parties.-visit our Wurzell Weddings Venue  site.

We can offer another 3 rooms in our self catering cottage . Higher Shippen.

Higher Shippen Cottage is a self-catering unit, which sleeps 6 comfortably but can accommodate another 2 – 4 guests. The cottage is available weekly Friday to Friday, or short breaks Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday.





The Rogers Family welcome you, to Worswell Barton, here is a little about our family and farm

Our family have been farming here at Worswell Barton for over 85 years. It has seen many changes through those years. A dairy farm up to 1976, and now a mixed farm with, Cattle, Sheep, Chickens, Wurzell Farm Fresh Vegetables, The Wurzell Whistle, and our Wurzell Wedding field venue.

We sell on our Vegetables at little roadside stalls in the villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, part of our Wurzell Farm Fresh Veggies.                                  

We grow a variety of crops, such as Oil Seed Rape, Wheat, Barley, Potatoes.

Conservation is taken very seriously here at Worswell, we help look after the birds, bees, flora and forna, with Margins around our fields, and over winter stubbles, to keep the birds fed through the winter weather.

Our suckler cow herd of South Devon’s and Charolais are often kept on the cliffs with their young calves, helping with the good husbandry and conservation of the cliff ground, along with a flock of sheep, which we lamb in February / March /April, and sometimes in August and September a Dorset may lamb.

We have taken on many different projects over the years along with the National Trust to Keep Worswell Barton as traditional as possible.

One project was to re-roof the property, and with a grant, put solar panels in to supply our hot water.

We also save our rainwater, in large tanks for the farm to use, whether to feed the cattle and sheep during the winter, or for Feeding crops during a dry period.

The Warren Wall, which, in places, had fallen down, has been repaired by the National Trust, Parts of it are still falling down and over the next few years we hope to be able to repair the wall which stretches about a mile long.  To date, we have managed to repair one section, using local labour and materials.

The National trust are great supporters in helping us achieve our goals.

Over the years we have had to diversify indifferent areas, to help the farm to continue.

2000 Worswell Barton Farmhouse bed and breakfast, along with Higher Shippen Self Catering Cottage.

2016  Wurzell Weddings Venue is a unique field venue with Moor to Sea views. Wurzell Weddings could be perfect for your special day, a blank canvas for you to create your unique day, other events are also considered.

2018 The Wurzell Whistle a small indoor venue, ideal for small functions, this venue was once a cart shed for the farm, and the Revelstoke Estate.

2019 The Wurzell Wooden Pods – Camping without the tent, wooden structure with Beds and electric, separate shared pod with shower, toilet and kitchen facilities. 

Our aim is to help you enjoy your stay here at Worswell, and make you feel at home. Whether you stay for 1 night or a week. If you like to explore, then Worswell may well be just what you are looking for.

Bed & Breakfast



A warm welcome awaits your arrival. Our rooms are named after coves and beaches around our headland.

All rooms have Freeview TV, tea & coffee facilities with various choices of teas and coffees.

GARA & GUNROW, both en-suite shower rooms with king size beds.

 BLACKSTONE /BEACON have a double bed and a single bed in the room, along with  a private shower room and share the toilet.

CELLARS, Small double room with in room shower and sink.

Please click here to view our rooms’ availability.

BREAKFAST is served until 9.15am each morning, early breakfast is not a problem, nor are any dietary needs if I am given notice.

Start with some juice; move onto fresh fruit and homemade yoghurt, then on to the Wurzell “Full English” – Local Bacon, Sausages made by our local butcher, our eggs, our tomatoes (July-September) Mushrooms. Hash-browns and beans can also be served.  Finally finish off with toast (often homemade bread), jams and marmalade, tea or coffee.
There is a variety of different choices including vegetarian sausages, Wurzell eggs cooked as you like. 

PACKED LUNCHES, with notice I am happy to make packed lunches, they consist of 1 x round sandwiches, Crisps, fruit, piece of homemade cake, and chocolate if you’re lucky.

CREAM TEA’S, Available on arrival, if pre booked only.

BEDROOMS, All rooms have tea/coffee facilities, along with slippers, dressing gowns and toiletries.  Read more

THE GARDEN:  PATIO – You are welcome to sit on the patio, and enjoy the views and sounds of our quiet countryside. A games box in the garden for the kids. WALLED GARDEN – Steep slate steps lead you down into the garden, flowers, spacious lawns.

PARKING, Gravel parking for 4 vehicles at the front of the farmhouse.

View Rooms Tariff here.

We politely ask you NOT to wear shoes/ dirty socks upstairs. Slippers are provided but please bring your own if you wish. This is a health and safety issue with being a working farm, and we appreciate you respecting our request.

We are sorry, but we do not accept DOGS or PETS, in the house, or Cottage.

We do have an outside kennel only for well behaved dogs happy to be outside – a charge does apply please call for more information.  The Kennel is a communal unit in sections. Concrete base, you will need to bring your own bedding, bowls and food. – this is only by prior arrangement.


Worswell Barton – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Data Privacy Notice

The new Data Processing Regulation (GDPR) regulates storage and processing of personal data.
Below is a summary of: what data we hold and why, how we use your data, your rights, who controls our data processes (our Data Controller), and how to contact us.

Company Details: 
Worswell Farmhouse B&B, Higher Shippen S/C, Wurzell Weddings Venue
Telephone: 01752 872977
Email: info@worswellbarton.co.uk

What Information we hold, and what we do with it
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the Data Controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession.

We hold basic contact details for you, together with information relating to past bookings, for the sole purpose of allowing us to contact you in relation to the products and services we offer and to allow us to inform you in the future about related information, products and services.

We retain your information for a period of 5 years in line with the lawful basis for which we hold and use your information.

Our Lawful Basis for Processing your Personal Data
Our Lawful basis for holding and processing your information is legitimate interest i.e. our requirement to have basic contact details in order to contact you concerning the services / products we are providing to you, and to inform you of any relevant information relating to those services.

Your Rights
GDPR gives you the following rights:

  • The right to be informed: To know how your information will be held and used (this notice).
  • The right of access: To see and verify records of your personal information.
  • The right to rectification: To ask us to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect / incomplete.
  • The right to erasure (also called ‘the right to be forgotten’): to request us to erase any information we hold about you.
  • The right to restrict processing of personal data: to request limits on how we use your personal information.
  • The right to data portability: if applicable: the right to ask us to supply you with a copy of your own information, if held electronically, in an easily machine readable form, so that it can be copied into another system.
  • The right to object: to be able to tell us that you don’t want us to use certain parts of your information, or only to use it for certain purposes.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office: To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in line with your permission, or if they are being stored unnecessarily.

For full information about GDPR including full details of your rights, please visit UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contact Us
If you wish to contact us, please email our Data Controller using the contact details above.