11. 2 on ground floor, 3 in coach house.
2 lounges, orangery, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds.
‘very quiet jazz’ in dining room ‘so it doesn’t feel like a hushed morgue’.
not under 14.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B from £180, D,B&B from £205. À la carte £29.95.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Huw Rees and Sam Prosser, two perfectionists, have created a great place where every guest feels very welcome,’ say visitors this year, of this ‘beautiful’ hotel close to the Exmoor coast. More accolades: ‘It’s a well-planned operation, with everything fine tuned to offer the best service. Sam, as front-of-house, is attentive; the staff are all friendly.’ Fans like the ‘intimate country house atmosphere’ – many return annually to find old friends. Check in to ‘warm, delightful’ bedrooms; beds are ‘very comfortable’; extras include cafetière coffee and a digital radio. ‘We had our best sleep for years.’ At dinner, Huw Rees’s ‘homely, well-cooked’, ‘reasonably priced’ dishes use locally sourced meats, fish and seafood, perhaps Ilfracombe crab, lime and avocado cocktail; fillet of Red Ruby Devon beef, chateaubriand sauce. In the morning, tuck in to an ‘excellent’ breakfast (local apple juice, home-made marmalade, fruit smoothies) before heading out to explore: National Trust land surrounds. Plan well: ‘Hugh’s cakes, at the complimentary afternoon tea, are worth returning early for!’ (Shirley and Brian Johns, Mary Coles, Roger Down)
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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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.