organic bed and breakfast south devon

Visitors comments

Dear Heather,

How are you? Sorry for a delay on getting this feedback to you. The truth is I have been thinking about Torquay a lot since returning, it was such a good trip and the sea and friendliness of our stay has stuck! Here is a bit mainly from Brayley, followed by a bit from me on the advice and diagnosis you gave me. I have attached some photos you might like to keep or use for the website, Preston beach, Torquay harbour. They are big files will send some following others on.

We hope you have fully recovered from your illness now, and we have very much appreciated the welcome and kindnesses you showed us during our stay with you when your energies must have been so depleted. It felt very much as though we were staying in your home, but with the privacy of our own very comfortable and exceptionally equipped room and lounge with its wonderful views from one side of the bay the other. Stunning! Preston and its lovely stretch of red sandy beach, quiet and still much the same as it was in the 1950's when I visited as a child, is an oasis of calm between the bustling towns of Torquay and Paignton. And breakfast was unfailingly delicious with a wide choice and would suit anybody whatever their food preferences. The welcoming committee of Blossom and Daisy, two affectionate cats, was the perfect way to feel at home and we never tired of looking across the bay at any time of day or evening. A beautiful and thoughtfully finished Bed and Breakfast enabling complete relaxation.

Thanks for fitting me in for an assessment at short notice during our lovely stay at your house. I'm new to irridology and I was surprised and impressed with how much it picked up about my geneology and my health. I have been following your advice since returning and I have much more comfort in my stomach especially after eating. I wish I'd found out about some of the suggestions years ago! I will start the caster oil treatment soon. Still sourcing organic suppliers for things. Thank you for alerting me to the extent I was effectively poisoning my body and suggesting complimentary therapies which I'll begin taking up soon. I will report back with any news. Please give the cats a stroke!

Very best wishes,
Lou & Brayley


  • Wow! organic Heaven! totally lush food and hospitality, norwegianwood is a wonderful jewel in Devon's crown. Terry and Jay B.
  • Beautifully clean and spacious room,quiet and comfortable, with superb views of the sea, delicious breakfast, and gracious hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. Henry P.
  • A big thank-you from us to heather and john for making us so at home in their lovely home. We were made to feel really welcome and really at home. Interesting chat, great views, delicious food and great location at a budget price, what more could you ask for! Would highly recommend!

thanks for a lovely weekend hope to see you soonx Ameet Hannah Rohan and Mala


  • To Heather and John Nicholson of Norwegian Wood Organic B and B, after our weekend spent in your lovely Bed and Breakfast I wanted to take the time to thank you for completing a perfect little weekend get-away. 
    We both felt very welcome and relaxed throughout the stay thanks to the great hospitality, tranquil settings, gorgeous rooms and fabulous food. It was a trip that will no be forgotten and we look forward to repeating again in the future.
    Thanks again, take care,
    Nathanael Newton 


  • Dear Heather,
    Just wanted to say a big thanks for making me feel so welcome during my stay at Norwegian Wood.
    It was the perfect location and an excellent find!
    It's close to Totnes where I was doing a yoga course. It was a scenic and easy drive which was well rewarded due to the location of your home. In between yoga sessions, I could take lovely beach walks on the almost private Hollicome beach or walk further afield into Painton and Goodrington beach.
    The breakfasts were excellent - very tasty, filling and nutritious. I have even changed some of my eating habits as a result of some of your suggestions and feel much better for it.
    I loved the views from the bedroom and the garden to the sea. The room was very comfortable and I loved the lounge seating area and bathroom. Everything was so clean and homely. Definitely a home away from home, a perfect retreat, and one that I hope to return to some day soon.
    Best wishes to you and your family
    Susan Sullivan
    Basingstoke, Hants


  • PS - I am still not eating bread and cheese, cut down on the coffee (alot) and drinking a daily cup of linseed tea (which is actually quite comfrting as a night time drink), even had a go at cooking. I brought the castor oil but haven't tried it as it seems a messy business! I do feel a bit better - thanks for your suggestions.



  • Thanks to Heather for her warm and professionel welcome at her peaceful haven on the busy English Riviera. A very comfortable room with far reaching views over Torbay and unique breakfast offerings, tailored for each guest! Heather has set a benchmark for the next time we stay in a b&b!
    Mark and Claire.


  • Dear Heather,

    Many thanks to you and Norwegian Wood for looking after my guests so well when they came to stay in July for my birthday.
    As my house was already full to overflowing over that weekend it was nice to know that the 2 couples were going to be well cared for. Both sets of friends are discriminating travellers and expressed themselves delighted with the accommodation, the welcome and the excellent breakfast.
    It will be a while until I have another 'landmark' birthday but will certainly bear you in mind for next time.
    With all good wishes

    Peter Brook


  • 'One of the best B &B's I've stayed in, and the friendliest.  Sausages to die for'. Wayne.


  • Hi Heather,
    Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely stay.  The pillows were divine, relaxing with such amazing views was restorative, and breakfast was scrumptious.




  • Dear HeatherDer Aufenthalt im "Norwegian Wood" hat alle unsere Erwartungen erfüllt: Freundlichkeit, wunderbarer Garten, tolle Aussicht aufs Meer, schöne Zimmer, gesundes britisches Frühstück und Nähe zu Bus, Bahn und Meer. Guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen und Ausflüge zum Dartmoor, Totnes, Plymouth, Cornwall und viele andere Orte im Südwesten Englands. Wir empfehlen dieses B&B uneingeschränkt weiter. 

  • Alex & Christin Willener-Linder, Lucerne Switzerland Our stay at Norwegian Wood has exceeded our expectations: Cordiality, nice rooms, beautiful garden, great view, healthy british breakfast and proximity to public transport and to the beaches. Good starting point for excursions to Dartmoor, Totnes, Plymouth, Cornwall and many other places in the South West. We recommend this B&B thoroughly.
    Alex & Christin Willener-Linder, Lucerne SwitzerlandCheers