Blagdon Manor

2006

‘In the depths of the Devon countryside’, this Grade II listed restaurant-with-rooms has ‘beautifully manicured gardens where birds sing and bees buzz’. The owners, Liz and Steve Morey, are ‘the best kind of hoteliers – friendly and helpful without being ingratiating’. Guests are likely to be greeted by their three chocolate Labradors. ‘Kings of the place, they are friendly, and guests’ dogs are received with particular civility.’ Bedrooms have a mix of modern and reproduction furniture; ‘our room had thoughtful touches: good biscuits, a selection of quality magazines. Though small, it was well appointed; the bathroom had a spectacular shower and a bath with country views.’ The large conservatory dining room has ‘well-spaced, elegantly laid’ tables. Steve Morey’s ‘excellent’ cooking is ‘very fresh and pleasant’. ‘Tempura of lemon sole melts in the mouth; scallop, confit pork belly, apple and red onion with cinnamon was incredibly tasty.’ In season, aperitifs, tea or drinks are served on a large patio. A ‘generous full English breakfast’ was ‘the best ever’. (Francine and Ian Walsh, Steve Hur)
  • It is quite difficult to book a room here as the place is understandably very popular and they have only a few rooms. We took the smallest. Located as it is in the depths of the country this is an island of peace in manicured gardens where birds sing and bees buzz. It is extremely attractive, with rooms at various levels, some with exposed beams, and all immaculately maintained. The large conservatory cum dining room gives a spectacular view over the gardens; the inner dining-room is much smaller. There were thoughtful touches in the tasteful bedroom. Though small it was well appointed and comfortable. In season aperitifs tea or drinks are served on wooden garden furniture on a large patio that overlooks a forested area and the countryside beyond. Tables in the conservatory are well spaced out and elegantly laid. The food was fresh and pleasant. Service was excellent. The kings of the place are the Labradors which are the first to welcome you. They are friendly and clearly much loved, and guests' dogs are received with particular civility.

    Ian & Francine Walsh, 13/01/2014

  • A quiet haven. a fantastic place to wind down. A good base for Dartmoor. The owners and their Labradors made us most welcome. Our room had a smart, comfortable sitting area and a large bathroom. Steve's culinary skills are obvious at dinner. The full English breakfast was generous.

    Steven Hur, 30/05/2012

  • Our tenth visit. Steve's cooking still highly recommended, Liz still excellent front of house, staff really friendly and helpful. Standards as high as ever.

    G C, 01/04/2012

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Local attractions

The Eden Project
The world's largest greenhouse (biodome), with plants collected from around the world.
Dartmoor National Park
Moorland area covering 950 square kilometres.
Plymouth's Marine Aquarium
Over 4,000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats, from local shorelines to coral reefs.

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Contact Details

Blagdon Manor

Blagdon Manor ASHWATER Devon England EX21 5DF

Telephone

01409 211224

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

6.

Open

all year Wed--Sun.

Facilities

ramps, lounge, library, snug, bar, conservatory, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi in lounge, 20-acre grounds (3-acre gardens, croquet, giant chess, gazebo, pond), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

welcomed (£10 charge per night).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per room B&B £155--£260. Set dinner £35--£40. 1-night bookings refused Christmas.

GHG voucher offer

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