Glazebrook House

Totnes, Devon

Welcome to Wonderland. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Welcome to Wonderland. On the edge of Dartmoor national park, Fran and Pieter Hamman’s Alice-themed hotel has been styled in the manner of a 19th-century collector’s mansion. ‘There are chandeliers everywhere – at least two in each bedroom,’ relate Guide insiders. You look around, wide-eyed, at ‘skeletons of a horse and emu, a collection of plates adorning the dining-room wall’, hats hanging outside the Cheshire Cat room. Curiouser and curiouser, the Mad Hatter room has wall-mounted doll’s houses, sunny Tweedle Deez has twin four-posters. All rooms have handmade furniture, ‘beautiful bespoke wardrobes from China, shiny patterned tiles on heated bathroom floors’, luxury fittings. Cigar aficionados may smoke in the humidor. At lunch and dinner, Josh Ackland uses local produce, herbs from the herb garden, in such dishes as pan-roasted lamb rack, peas à la française, thyme dauphine, asparagus; sage gnocchi, truffled Dawlish mushrooms, Parmesan velouté. In the morning, take a stroll in the wonderful grounds, or join one of the hotel’s guided walking tours to work off breakfast of chilli avocado on artisan bread, American pancakes, eggs Benedict.

Hotel details

Address

Glazebrook House Hotel
South Brent
Totnes
Devon
TQ10 9JE
England

Telephone

01364 73322

Bedrooms

9. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

reception lobby, drawing room, bar/library, whisky/gin tasting room, restaurant, Chef’s Kitchen patio, Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3½-acre garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas, not library or tasting room.

Children

over-15s welcomed in hotel, children over 5 in restaurant with responsible adults.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £199–£324. 
À la carte £45, tasting menus £50 
(6 courses), £64 (8 courses).