This ‘Edwardian gentleman’s residence perched at the top of a steep hillside’ is run as ‘a first-class small hotel’ by ‘perfect hosts’ Tim and Anne Riley.
An Edwardian hunting lodge, rumoured to have served in the 1960s as an MI6 training centre, is today a welcoming country house hotel where sleepers wake to glorious views over Exmoor.
You can eat by a blazing fire, or alfresco in a leafy garden overlooked by hilltop Dunster Castle, at Nigel and Anne Way’s historic hotel.
The ‘attentive hosts’, ‘friendly’ ambience and the ‘very beautiful’ situation are the standouts at this Georgian rectory in ‘what must be one of the most tranquil places in the whole country’.
Watched over by a 150-year-old lighthouse, this coastal spot inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge; his Ancient Mariner is commemorated with a statue on the harbour.
Guests feel ‘thoroughly spoilt’ at this welcoming hotel, tucked away in wooded seclusion at the end of a quarter-mile private drive.
Weird, wonderful, full of colour: Rinus and Aniet van de Sande’s well-liked, ‘quirky’, late Victorian hotel receives praise for its confluence of art, culture and hospitality.
‘A very welcoming place.’ Deep in the Taw valley, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s wisteria-hung 18th-century manor house is a characterful ‘high standard’ hideaway, surrounded by orchards and woodlands.
Next to a fully restored and working water mill on the banks of the River Avill, a tranquil B&B with four pristine rooms. The lounge has books, magazines, games and DVDs; local maps and information. A small seating area at the front overlooks the river and across to Deer Forest.
Last updated: July 08, 2020