Good Hotel Guide Review
Curiouser and curiouser, Pieter and Fran Hamman’s ‘cheerful’ 19th-century manor house on the southern edge of Dartmoor national park teems with collections and vintage pieces – ‘all rather fun’. The reception desk is in the shape of a Spitfire wing; drums, china plates, hats, silver tea trays and old street signs adorn the walls; chandeliers, an emu skeleton and a stuffed flamingo decorate the hall. ‘Zany’ bedrooms are named after characters from Alice in Wonderland: a fluffy bed in White Rabbit is made of sheepskin; Caterpillar has a butterfly reading desk and views over the garden. All rooms come with complimentary minibar items, including chocolates and mini-bottles of wine; bathrooms are luxurious. ‘Our large room overlooked the garden, nice and bright on a sunny day. There were two chandeliers, three suitcases mounted on the wall, an enormous bed with plenty of cushions – but only one armchair.’ Choose from the list of locally brewed beers and speciality cocktails in the ‘cosy’ bar. In the ‘pleasant, bright and airy’ dining room, locally-sourced ingredients contribute to the ‘enjoyable’ modern British dishes and eight-course tasting menus. The restaurant is listed in both the Michelin and Good Food Guides for 2017. Drawing room, bar, library, restaurant (‘unobtrusive’ background music). Wine and whisky tasting room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Civil wedding licence, function facilities. 3½-acre mature garden, Chef’s Kitchen Patio, terrace. ‘Ample’ parking. 1 mile SW of town centre. Children over 16 welcomed. 9 bedrooms (1 on ground floor; 1 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B from £199. Dinner £40. Closed 2 weeks Jan.
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