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 (8 by 4 metres), 2-acre garden, grass tennis court, unsuitable for disabled.
classical in bar and breakfast room.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £110–£235. Set dinner £36.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In an utterly peaceful valley, Richard Johnston’s quirky B&B is a cross between a 1930s rural escape and an eccentric aristocrat’s home, with a bit of adventure at every turn, and lots to keep you entertained.’ Guide inspectors were beguiled by this ‘artistically extended’, dog- and family-friendly 17th-century manor house close to the River Dart. ‘The charm comes from Richard himself, the beautiful gardens, the sense of escapism, the intention behind it all. And children have a lovely time.’ Casually run and maintained, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea: ‘Some rooms have a slightly haphazard grandeur to them, and a tidy-up would help, but details like mattresses and linens are second to none.’ ‘There’s no such thing as a standard room’ – one has a balcony overlooking a wild brook, another a four-poster bed so high you need to climb into it – so ring ahead to discuss options. Guests gather in the lounge and bar or around the greenhouse pool; about twice a week, the host cooks a three-course dinner using organic local ingredients. ‘Old-fashioned in a lovely way; a very different experience.’ (AN, and others)
- southams.com: Nine beautiful hotels in the South Hams
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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