Hotel Endsleigh

Olga Polizzi’s countryside retreat, at its origin a Regency fishing lodge created for the Duchess of Bedford, is today an ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’ hotel ‘decorated with charm and taste’. More

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Hotel Endsleigh
Milton Abbot
PL19 0PQ
01822 870000

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18. 1 on ground floor, 2 in stables, 1 in lodge (1 mile from main house).


all year.


drawing room, library, card room, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terraces, 108-acre estate (fishing, ghillie available).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed, not in restaurant, or in library during afternoon tea.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £190–£425, D,B&B £255–£490. Set dinner £47. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Olga Polizzi’s countryside retreat, at its origin a Regency fishing lodge created for the Duchess of Bedford, is today an ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’ hotel ‘decorated with charm and taste’. ‘A few days here feeds the historical imagination,’ say guests in 2017. ‘Reading in the beautifully candlelit library in the evening, it’s easy to imagine yourself as a guest of the duke and duchess in the early 19th century, down in Devon for a few days’ hunting and fishing.’ The cottage orné stands in a ‘magical landscape’ of Humphry Repton-designed flower-filled arbours and manicured gardens (‘glorious even in the depths of January’); there are ancient trees, bridges over streams, and picnic spots to discover. Inside, every bedroom has its own personality: admire hand-painted wallpaper here, soak in a freestanding bath there. Two suites, handy for a family, are in converted stables. At lunch and dinner, chef Jose Graziosi’s modern dishes look to Italy for inspiration. A typical dish: sea bream, Parmesan gnocchi, cavolo nero, crab bisque. ‘Memorable in every way.’ (Andrew and Hannah Butterworth, and others)

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Hotel Endsleigh
Milton Abbot
PL19 0PQ

Guest comments

'The most striking feature of our stay was the professionalism of the staff. Whoever trains them should write a handbook to be distributed to every hotel in the land. You are encouraged to feel like a house guest rather than a hotel client. ' - Andrew and Hannah Butterworth - January, 2017
'A lovely, unpretentious and comfortable luxury hotel, decorated with charm appropriate to the old building. Difficult to describe in a few words the beauty of the estate with its flowery parterre, huge herbaceous border, tall, ancient trees, streams and waterfalls, constant sound of running water, and wide meander of the Tamar. Lots of lovely walks. Lots of nice sitting areas inside and out. No Muzak anywhere which was wonderful. Our room was charmingly done. Neat little bathroom; plumbing that does not need a degree to operate. The panelled dining room must be much as it was when the house was built. Food was good if not exceptional, in the modern manner. Not cheap at £40, but we were charged only £30 as we’d only taken two courses. At breakfast an excellent buffet, chunky brown toast, leaf tea. Service always helpful, friendly but never over attentive. No fuss. No obsequiousness. No chits to sign. A glorious placae. ' - C E - August, 2013
'High quality of peace and comfort. Lovely from the moment you arrive. Fantastic staff, always at hand. Atmosphere of attention and car. Beautiful gardens tumbling down to the river. ' - Ruth West - July, 2012

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