Good Hotel Guide Review
Steps from the South West Coast Path, Stuart Litster and Kevin Hooper’s ‘superbly decorated’ Jacobean manor house in a small village close to Dartmouth has panoramic sea views stretching over Start Bay. B&B guests come for ‘the warmth of welcome’ as much as the tea and home-baked cake served on arrival. Overlooking the garden, the lounge has large sofas; a log fire is lit in cool weather. In the main house and a duplex cottage suite, contemporary bedrooms have ‘pristine bedding’, fresh flowers and biscuits; ‘windows open to let in sea air and birdsong’. After a breakfast of ‘delicious fruit’ and ‘beautifully cooked’ hot dishes, head for the pine-fringed bay around Blackpool Sands, a 20-minute walk away.
6. 1 in cottage annexe.
7 Apr– end Oct.
sitting room, breakfast room, library, in-room TV (Freeview), ¹⁄³-acre garden.
not under 8.
allowed in cottage suite.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B £140–£190. 1-night bookings sometimes refused in high season.