The Henley

‘We cannot fault The Henley – it is one of the best traditions of our lives,’ write regular visitors to Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage, from which a cliff path leads to the beach. More

Contact details

The Henley
Folly Hill
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4AR
England
01548 810240

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5

Open

Mar–end Oct.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small terraced garden (steps to beach, golf, sailing, fishing), Coastal Path nearby, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

jazz/classical in the evenings in lounge, dining room.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed in dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £95, double £127–£160, D,B&B (2-night min.) single £125, double £188–£210. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We cannot fault The Henley – it is one of the best traditions of our lives,’ write regular visitors to Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage, from which a cliff path leads to the beach. ‘Indeed a home away from home,’ concur other Guide readers. ‘We felt like house guests rather than hotel clients.’ ‘Martyn has just the right approach, and Petra is so charming at all times.’ Public areas (‘a great environment for friendly chats with the other guests’) are filled with ‘many homely touches’: potted palms, rattan chairs, a wood-burning stove, and plenty to read – if you can tear your eyes away from the ‘fabulous views’ of the sea and the Avon estuary. The bedrooms are traditionally styled. ‘Ours was large, with a sea view and ample light for reading.’ ‘Inventive and delicious’, the host’s three-course, limited-choice dinners, using freshly landed fish, are served in the conservatory (veggie options on request). Breakfast is ‘beautifully presented’. ‘Our spaniel was thrilled to be with Caspar, the owners’ Labrador, who waited outside the bedroom to be greeted each morning.’ ‘A special place.’ (Simon Rodway, Geoffrey and Sue Bignell, Steven Hur)

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The Henley
Folly Hill
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4AR

Guest comments

'We were given a warm welcome to this dog-friendly hotel by the charming owners. We had a large, comfortable dual-aspect room with stunning views. The intimacy of the hotel leas to friendly chats with other guests. The highlight is the beautifully cooked dinners provided by Martyn. Breakfasts were equally excellent. ' - Steve Hur - May, 2017
'What a joy to return to our favourite hotel. Relaxing and informal while professional, Martyn and Petra do all they can to help you. The rooms are all comfortable. Martyn’s cooking is outstanding. Breakfast is delicious and beautifully presented. ' - Simon Rodway - August, 2016
'Home from home with a warm welcome. The sea views are wonderful. Marty's evening meals were outstanding. Petrs's friendly attentiveness made us feel like house guests rather than hotel clients. A special place. ' - Geoffrey and Sue Bignell - June, 2016

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