Fingals

    ‘The combination of boho chic with a fine regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends, is perfect. More

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    Fingals
    Old Coombe Manor Farm
    Dittisham
    Devon
    TQ6 0JA
    England
    01803 722398
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    Hotel information

    Bedrooms

    4. 1 in separate building by stream, plus 8 self-catering rooms available as B&B off-season.

    Open

    Easter–New Year, self-catering only at Christmas, restaurant closed mid-week unless by arrangement.

    Facilities

    dining room, honesty bar, sitting room, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool (8 by 4 metres), 2-acre garden, grass tennis court, unsuitable for disabled.

    Background music

    classical in bar and breakfast room.

    Children

    all ages welcomed.

    Dogs

    allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

    Credit cards

    Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

    Prices

    [2016] per room B&B £110–£225. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.

    Other information

    Good Hotel Guide Review

    ‘The combination of boho chic with a fine regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends, is perfect.’ A family favourite, this farmhouse B&B in a secluded valley ‘seduces’ guests with its ‘abundant character and general bonhomie’. ‘Ebullient, efficient’ Richard and Sheila Johnston ‘welcome all with a generous spirit’ to their ‘relaxed’, ‘artistically extended’ 17th-century house. ‘It’s slightly haphazard, and may be rough around the edges, but its magic lies in having a quirky space where everyone can chat, get involved, and just be,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016. Mingle in the picture-lined lounge and ‘convivial’ bar; relax by the mural-decorated pool. Bedrooms and self-catering suites are ‘individually styled’, with English wallpaper, antiques, original art. ‘Imaginative’ dinners are bi-weekly, or by arrangement (‘timings relaxed’); an ‘ample tea’ is available for children. ‘Sheila is the queen of desserts’: chocolate truffle torte, crème brûlée, crumble with cream. Fortunately, ‘there are plenty of outdoor activities to balance this indulgence’: walks from the door, bicycles to borrow, games. (Angela Neustatter, RM)

    Special offers

    Spring Special Offer

    We would love you to come and stay this spring and are offering a third night free if you book for two!  Please email or call us – 01803 722534  richard@fingals.co.uk  – and although we are now spring cleaning and taking a winter break we will be delighted to take book you in.  Available on all bed and breakfast rooms subject to availability between 14 March and end June, excluding school holidays.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

    10% discount voucher

    This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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    Fingals
    Old Coombe Manor Farm
    Dittisham
    Devon
    TQ6 0JA

    Guest comments

    'It seduced us the first time we went, and two decades on it is s till a favourite. Its aficionados like the combination of boho chic with regard for comfort and proprietors who behave like friends. The bar is a world of relaxed conviviality; the sitting room is the beating heart od FIngals. Dinners are three imaginative courses ' - Angela Neustatter - August, 2015
    'A green gem, in its own secluded little valley. Abundant in quiet and calm, in glorious plants and sculpture in the garden and mural-decorated pool room, in character and general bonhomie, welcoming all in an eclectic and generous spirit. Timings are relaxed, so breakfast may not be ready on the dot of 9am, but Richard and Sheila look after you very well, without pretension. Children can be given ample and appropriate high tea. Breakfast is delicious. Should it be raining, children will find plenty of games, table football, a piano and pool as well as the excellent indoor swimming pool. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but do not dominate. When the sun is out, it is simply perfect, with lawn tennis, boules, and the most relaxing ambiance. We enjoy a mix of self-catering and booking in for the odd meal. It is country, not wow or glitzy, and in corners you may find the occasional cobweb or slight spot of peeling wallpaper, but this is partly its appeal, and comfort and its beauty and charm far outshine any small blemishes. ' - Rowena Moore - July, 2014
    'Eccentric and quirky. It is not your standard hotel experience. The main house is quite old-fashioned but lovely. lots of details to keep you entertained. No such thing as a standard bedroom.. ' - Bonnie Friend - May, 2016

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