Good Hotel Guide Review
La dolce vita beckons from chef/patron Pio Catemario di Quadri’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a coastal hamlet within Exmoor national park. Run with his business partner, Cindy Z Siu, in a bay-windowed Victorian house above the harbour, it combines Italian brio with country house comfort. With a view of the sea, the welcoming lounge has comfy sofas, drinks and snacks, books to browse; a blazing fire on cold days. Comfort rises to the first-floor bedrooms, each individually styled with interesting pictures; some have a window seat for taking in the bay views. In the evening, candlelight sets the scene for Pio’s exhilarating cuisine: lightly pickled beetroot, feta, pomegranate; shoulder of Exmoor spring lamb ‘lavished in ancient spices’.
all year, restaurant open every night, three-course daily changing menu.
bar/lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), front garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
not under 12.
allowed in 3 bedrooms; in lounge, restaurant if well-behaved.
per room B&B single £175–£250, double £175–£250, D,B&B £265–£340. À la carte £45, set menu £40. 2-night min. stay; one night stays sometimes available by phone booking. May–Sept.