Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The views are stunning’ from Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage-turned-B&B, which gazes over the Avon estuary to Burgh Island. As well as a ‘gorgeous’ outlook from the dining room and the decked sun terrace, guest bedrooms are all sea facing. They are traditionally furnished and homely, with ‘thoughtful touches’ including sherry and biscuits. Throughout, the atmosphere is ‘relaxing and informal’, with a wood-burning stove in the lounge. Dogs are welcomed. After a full Devon breakfast with Aune Valley bacon and sausages, kippers, eggs Benedict or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, you might play a round at Bigbury Golf Club, take the steps down to the beach, or walk the South West Coast Path. Then hitch a ride on the sea tractor across the sands to the island for lunch at the 700-year-old Pilchard Inn. Give three days’ notice if you want to dine in. Martyn’s home cooking could give London chefs a run for their money, says one regular visitor. A typical meal might be pea soup with asparagus and pea girasole, pan-fried John Dory, and Rote Gruetze, a red berry pudding.
Mar–end Oct, restaurant closed Sun eve.
2 lounges, dining room, reception, in-room TV (Freeview), small terraced garden (steps to beach, golf, sailing, fishing), Coast Path nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
jazz/classical in the evenings in lounge, dining room.
not under 12.
allowed in bedrooms (not on bed), lounges, not in dining room (£7 per dog per night).
per room B&B single £106, double £145–£175, D,B&B (2-night min.) single £134, double £200–£233. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.