8. Plus Shepherd's Hut in grounds.
2 lounges, dining room, free Wi-Fi in bar/lounge, civil wedding licence, terrace, 5-acre grounds, only ground floor suitable for disabled.
‘easy listening’ in restaurant and lounges.
not under 10.
allowed (treats; facilities for food storage and dog washing; pet-friendly garden and grounds), not in restaurant.
 per room B&B £115–£220, D,B&B £170–£255. Set dinner £39.50–£47.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Chris Daly’s 18th-century mansion on Dartmoor makes for a ‘friendly, relaxing’ hotel, its ‘delightful’ staff and ‘laid-back’ attitude attracting many return guests. (It’s said that Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to write The Hound of the Baskervilles while staying at the house; today, better-behaved dogs are made very welcome, with all manner of treats.) In 2016, regular Guide correspondents on a second visit found ‘comfy’ armchairs and an open fire in the lounge – ‘lovely and warm on a cold March day’. Bedrooms, named after local tors, are light, airy, beautifully furnished. ‘Ours (Yestor) was large, with plenty of storage space, and stunning views across Dartmoor from the two armchairs.’ In the dining room, ‘gone are the white tablecloths and china; in are paint-distressed tables and pottery plates, to encourage a more relaxed feel’. Dogs and their owners may eat in the bar; in fine weather, take drinks and meals on the terrace. ‘The food was heavenly – sea bass and sole cooked to perfection.’ At breakfast, ‘plenty of high-quality options’ accompany the leaf tea (‘hurrah!’) and home-baked bread. (GC)
Midweek Special Offer
Pre-winter mini break £199 dinner, bed, and breakfast per night for two sharing. Also late availabilty offer £99 B&B.
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