‘To call it a hotel is to miss the point. More

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Old Coombe Manor Farm
01803 722 398

Hotel information




Easter-New Year, self-catering only at Christmas, restaurant closed mid-week unless by arrangement.


dining room, honesty bar, sitting room, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool, 2-acre garden, tennis court, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical in bar and breakfast room.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £110–£235. Set dinner £36.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

To call it a hotel is to miss the point.’ In a peaceful valley, Richard Johnston’s quirky B&B is ‘a blend of rural escape and aristocratic eccentricity’. The dog- and family-friendly 17th-century manor house has been ‘artistically extended’. The casual approach may not be for everyone. There is ‘a slightly haphazard grandeur’ to bedrooms, ‘but the mattresses and linens are top notch’. Each room is different: one has a wild brook running past, another a tall four-poster bed. Telephoning ahead to discuss options is a good idea. The lounge, bar and the greenhouse pool are mingling points. The host cooks an organic, three-course dinner, perhaps twice a week.

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Old Coombe Manor Farm

Guest comments

'Eccentric and quirky. It is not your standard hotel experience. The main house is quite old-fashioned but lovely. lots of details to keep you entertained. No such thing as a standard bedroom. ' - Bonnie Friend - May, 2016
'It seduced us the first time we went, and two decades on it is still a favourite. Its aficionados like the combination of boho chic with regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends. The bar is a world of relaxed conviviality; the sitting room is the beating heart od FIngals. Dinners are three imaginative courses. ' - Angela Neustatter - August, 2015
'A green gem, in its own secluded little valley. Abundant in quiet and calm, in glorious plants and sculpture in the garden and mural-decorated pool room, in character and general bonhomie and a generous spirit. Timings are relaxed, so breakfast may not be ready on the dot of 9am, but Richard and Sheila look after you very well, without pretension. Children can be given ample and appropriate high tea. Breakfast is delicious. For rainy days, plenty of games, table football, a piano and pool, excellent indoor swimming pool. When the sun is out, it is simply perfect, with lawn tennis, boules, and the most relaxing ambiance. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but do not dominate. We enjoy a mix of self-catering and booking in for the odd meal. It is country, not glitzy, and you may find the occasional cobweb or spot of peeling wallpaper, but this is partly its appeal, and comfort, beauty and charm far outshine any small blemishes. ' - Rowena Moore - July, 2014

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