Heddon's Gate Hotel  (Shortlist*)

In a ‘magical setting’ in the Heddon valley, Mark and Pat Cowell’s small hotel is surrounded by gardens and woodland. It is approached by a long private road owned by the National Trust. The former Victorian hunting lodge has been sympathetically extended and restored with period details intact; there is a country house ambience throughout. Named after trees, most of the ‘spacious, comfortable’ bedrooms are in the original building, accessed by a dog-legged staircase; three, in a new wing above the dining room, are more contemporary. Most have ‘spectacular views’ across the valley. In the elegant dining room, daily-changing three-course dinners, followed by coffee and chocolates, are ‘excellent value’. Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee are taken on the terrace or in the large lounge with a wood-burning stove. Lounge, bar, TV room, library, breakfast/dining room. Terrace; 3-acre grounds. ‘Stunning’ circular walks. Free Wi-Fi (in public areas). No mobile phone signal; guests may use the landline free of charge. No background music. Children (extra bed £15 per night) and dogs (£10 per stay) welcomed. 1 mile from the sea. 11 bedrooms (1 family room; 3 in new wing). Per room B&B £110–£130, D,B&B £130–£190. Closed Dec, Jan (open for groups only).

  • Set in a natural amphitheatre of trees in a beautiful location near the coastal path a hidden gem bringing back the feel of country living with a variety of rooms to suit all needs serving great food and breakfasts with a very welcoming and friendly relaxing ambience .Also very dog friendly highly recommended ! Near to Lyndon,watersmeet,valley of the rocks,Combe Martin,ilfracombe ideal !

    Mark & sue Foster, 05/11/2015

  • Rooms spacious, bathrooms well furnished and warm. Cosy bar. Dinner: good variety, tasty food meticulously served. Breakfast good, with unusual touches. Peaceful woodland setting.

    Jean Boyd, 24/11/2012

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Heddon's Gate Hotel

MARTINHOE Devon England EX31 4PZ


01598 763481

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