Good Hotel Guide Review
On the edge of Exmoor national park, a fine Victorian merchant’s house – ‘an odd combination of Tudor and classical details’ – sits in lovely landscaped grounds that used to be a holiday park. The caravans are gone, and house bedrooms are presented in smart contemporary style. Readers’ classic room was ‘very small’, though with ‘a big, good bed, shower room, coffee machine, fridge, etc’. Upgraded to ‘a much larger classic’, they found ‘armchairs, a chaise longue, an old marble fireplace, a huge bathroom, a big freestanding bath plus shower’. Five stand-alone, dog-friendly cottage suites have a lounge area, terrace, fridge, coffee machine, minibar, roll-top bath and deluge shower. Self-catering lodges overlook three lakes. The coach house is home to a bar and restaurant, where Ryan Hughes’s modern British menus include dishes such as tandoori monkfish with baby corn and samphire; leek cannelloni with spinach, ricotta and caramelised shallot; or classic fish and chips. There are ‘plenty of outdoor tables and umbrellas’ for alfresco dining. The glorious north Devon coast is a short drive away. (Carol Jackson)
15. 5 stand-alone cottage suites, some suitable for disabled.
restaurant and bar in coach house, drawing room in main house, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 7-acre grounds, 3 lakes, ground-floor public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet in restaurant.
Spotify in restaurant, Classic FM in drawing room.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £30.
allowed in cottage suites (£25 per stay), not in main house.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £160. À la carte £48.