About Bernard’s Acre

Bernard’s Acre is a self-catering chalet-style accommodation for up to 24; an ideal location for families, walking, church, or youth groups near the village of Belstone in Devon. Less than ten minutes from the A30, yet at the foot of some of the highest and wildest parts of Dartmoor, Bernard’s Acre has an unrivalled setting.   

Early summer 2020 saw the completion of a 5-year project to update and refurbish the building, with a complete internal rebuild. The property has accommodation for up to 24 people with 6 bedrooms for between two and five people in a mixture of single and bunk beds. Inside there are seven washrooms with showers, a further WC, a living and dining area large entrance lobby with drying racks, and a garden room. The well-equipped kitchen includes two large ovens. Included in the rebuild are facilities for the less able, wheelchair access, wider doors and an accessible shower/wet room.

We are a non-profit making charity with every penny being ploughed back into improving facilities and making sure the centre is fit for the next 50 years.

Originally purchased in memory of a Church Youth Worker in the 1970’s and set up as a Christian Charitable Trust, Bernard’s Acre still serves Christian groups but is open for hire by anyone respecting our values.

Bernard’s Acre is now able to accommodate visitors through the colder months as rooms are fully insulated, every room has radiators, bathrooms have heated floors, and warm air from the lounge is pumped throughout the building.

Phase 4 winter 2019 / Spring 2020 saw the erection of the two extensions for which we have planning permission.  A new main entrance lobby and the garden room extension overlooking the circular lawn.

Bernard’s Acre is a company that is limited by guarantee (company registration no. 6932120) and is a registered charity (no. 1131269).

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River Taw at the bottom of the grounds