The Henley

‘As superb and lovely as ever,’ Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage turned guest house is ‘a home-away-from-home’ for many devoted returning visitors. 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, dining room, reception, 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

allowed in bedrooms (not on bed), lounges, not in dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £95-£100, double £127-£166, D,B&B (2-night min.) single £125-£130, double £188-£218. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘As superb and lovely as ever’, Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage turned guest house is ‘a home-away-from-home’ for many devoted returning visitors. ‘We’ve been coming here for years… It is all so relaxing and comfortable.’ A cliff path leads to the sandy beach on the Avon estuary, ‘wonderful for dogs (and humans)’. In public rooms there are potted plants in superabundance, paintings, books, flowers, a wood-burning stove. Bedrooms are entirely traditional. The owners’ Labrador is ‘as welcoming as his owners’. ‘Caspar still waits outside our door every morning to greet our dogs (and have biscuits).’ The dining room, with rattan chairs, potted palms, estuary views through a wall of windows, has the airy feel of a conservatory. Here, for residents only, Martyn cooks a limited-choice three-course dinner with local produce and locally landed fish. Typical dishes: fillet steak, Madeira and peppercorn sauce; pan-fried John Dory, lemongrass, marinated prawns. ‘The food is much better than at many London restaurants.’ At breakfast there are Aune Valley bacon and sausages, poached kippers, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon. Overall ‘absolute heaven!’ (Simon Rodway, and others)

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

Guest comments

'As super and lovely as ever. Standards so high. Martyn and Petra so welcoming. Martyn's food is outstanding. The views are stunning, and it is all so relaxing and comfortable. ' - Simon Rodway - April, 2018
'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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