2 lounges, bar, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi (in some areas), small garden (steps to beach, golf, sailing, fishing), Coastal Path nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
jazz/classical in the evenings in lounge, dining room.
not under 12.
not allowed in dining room.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single £93, double £123–£155, D,B&B (2-night min.) single £120, double £182–£205. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘What a wonderful hotel – more like a lovely home,’ writes a visitor this year to this Edwardian holiday cottage with ‘sea views to die for’. More praise: ‘We were mightily impressed, our expectations exceeded.’ Owners Martyn Scarterfield and his wife, Petra Lampe, serve up ‘hospitality and fab food’ in a ‘truly delightful’ situation overlooking the Avon estuary; their black Labrador, Caspar, is ‘well beloved’ by guests. Potted palms and Lloyd Loom chairs fill the public rooms; there are paintings, books and magazines, a wood-burning stove. Traditionally and amply furnished, bedrooms are equipped with binoculars to take in the ‘inspiring’ view. Guests gather at 7 pm for Martyn Scarterfield’s three-course dinner, served in the conservatory. A typical dish: pan-fried John Dory, lemongrass-marinated prawns. ‘Though limited in choice, dinner was splendid, and beautifully cooked.’ (Vegetarians are well catered for, by prior arrangement.) Breakfast is ‘super’. The sandy beach is approached by a private cliff path at the bottom of the terraced garden. Board the sea tractor to cross the causeway to Burgh Island. (Irene Kearney, Chris Savory, SR)
- The Independent: The UK’s Best Seaside Hotels