22. All on ground floor.
all year, except New Year, Jan.
lounge, 2 bars, restaurant, coffee shop, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool (15 by 10 metres), treatment room (hairdressing, reflexology, aromatherapy, etc), civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds (tennis, children’s play area), sandy beach.
all ages welcomed (children’s tea, baby-listening service, free cots, baby meals, games room, children's entertainment in summer).
allowed in bedrooms, coffee shop.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £195. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Family owned, family run, exuberantly family friendly, Keith Makepeace’s ‘welcoming’ hotel stands in rolling countryside above a valley running down to the shore. Continuity gives it ‘a pleasant, settled feel’: they still serve the ‘divine’ pavlova Mr Makepeace’s mother once made for Audrey Hepburn. Take a clotted cream tea on the terrace, then explore the many diversions outdoors and in: lawn and table tennis, a heated saltwater swimming pool, a spa, and ‘lovely walks to the beach, with its craggy rocks’ (borrow a pair of binoculars for dolphin-spotting). At dinner, tuck in to seaside-fresh fish and seafood alongside much locally sourced produce: chef Ian MacDonald’s market-style menus might include Cornish Yarg and Exmoor Blue cheese soufflé; Cornish hake, baby spinach, samphire, soft-poached egg. Pick one of the modern bedrooms to call your own: varying room layouts suit parents with children, or couples wanting privacy; all have French windows opening on to a private patio leading to the garden. In the morning, a cheering breakfast includes local sausages, Salcombe smokies, home-made conserves, freshly squeezed juices. (CE)
- The Independent: The UK’s Best Seaside Hotels
Special Offer Midweek Break
Great savings with a special two-night midweek break. Valid at all periods except school holidays and Bank Holidays. Includes a Devonshire breakfast each morning and dinner in our two rosette restaurant on the first evening. Also a bottle of chilled prosecco in your room upon arrival. Available Sunday – Thursday. Garden View Room: £438. Sea View Room: £528. Based on two adults sharing a double/twin room.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.