Good Hotel Guide Review
Where Exmoor meets the Bristol Channel, this foodie retreat that oozes personality and style in its eclectic rooms is 'probably as good as it gets for a small hotel', write readers. 'The food is up there with many Michelin-starred restaurants.' Co-owner Cindy Siu has created quirky interiors, with Italian and English antiques and finds, artworks, subtle paint shades, a Murano glass chandelier, a vintage Brionvega radiogram. Each bedroom has its own style. Santa Maria, facing the sea across a car park, is ‘very large, with a four-poster and huge bay window’, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower. ‘Our bedroom was a good size, with an electric shower in a smallish but adequate bathroom.’ All have posh toiletries and fresh-baked cookies. Cindy's business partner, Pio Catemario di Quadri, cooks a 'quite exceptional' no-choice menu that avoids food waste, using ingredients from foraging, the kitchen garden and local produce. ‘Gosh, the food was amazing. In three nights no dish disappointed.’ ‘Every evening was good, but the cherrywood-smoked lamb was remarkable.’ The hosts are ‘very much in evidence’. Expensive, but worth it. (Hilary Blakemore, Max Lickfold, Frances Thomas, and others)
4 (5 if booking the whole house). Not suitable for disabled.
all year except Jan.
bar/lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), gift boutique, civil wedding licence, garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
low music in public areas.
not under 12, unless booking whole house.
allowed in 3 bedrooms (£10 a night), in lounge, restaurant if well behaved.
B&B doubles from £225, singles from £215. Set menu £65 (£75 for non-residents). Min. 2-night stay, but 1-night stays sometimes available by phone booking.