Plantation House

In the rolling South Hams countryside, Richard Hendey’s Georgian rectory turned small hotel is ‘a delightful place to stay, peaceful and friendly’. More

Contact details

Totnes Road
Ermington
Plymouth
Devon
PL21 9NS
England
01548 831100

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year, restaurant closed midday, some Sun evenings.

Facilities

lounge/bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room massage, terrace, 1-acre garden, only restaurant suitable for wheelchair.

Background music

in public rooms ‘whenever required or when deemed suitable’.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £95–£195, double £110–£230, D,B&B double £189–£309. Set dinner £39.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused on bank holiday weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the rolling South Hams countryside, Richard Hendey’s Georgian rectory turned small hotel is ‘a delightful place to stay, peaceful and friendly’. Interiors are smart and contemporary. The ‘beautifully furnished’ bedrooms are supplied with such thoughtful extras as home-made cake on arrival, cafetière coffee, fresh fruit, biscuits, garden flowers, a hot-water bottle for chilly nights. Bathrooms have underfloor heating, luxury toiletries. ‘The perfect host’, Mr Hendey also cooks (‘he seems to be everywhere’), with John Raines and Josh Tolley, using locally farmed, raised or caught, and home-grown produce in ‘perfectly balanced’ dishes. For instance, roast rack, braised shoulder and crackling of lamb on a shallot and Merlot jus, toasted barley risotto, roast vegetables. The kitchen will happily cater for vegetarians or anyone with special dietary requirements, given notice. ‘The food is uncommonly good, despite the difficulties of making gluten-free dishes for me.’ Breakfast brings freshly squeezed orange juice, leaf tea, a fruit platter with yogurt, Agen prunes, smoked haddock, boiled eggs with asparagus and soldiers, bubble and squeak, or the ‘full Devon’. (J Balson, MC)

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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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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Plantation House
Totnes Road
Ermington
Plymouth
Devon
PL21 9NS

Guest comments

'All-in-all, a really good hotel.This was our second stay; we were greeted with a warm welcome back. Our clean, spacious room on the top floor was very comfortable. The smart bathroom had a separate bath and roomy shower. Housekeeping was excellent. At dinner, all of the dishes we chose were tasty, well cooked and well presented. Service was faultless throughout. Richard, the owner/chef, occasionally comes round to greet the guests - a nice touch. Breakfasts were of a similar high standard. ' - Steve Hur - June, 2019
'This is a delightful place to stay, peaceful and friendly with delightful well equipped rooms. The food is outstanding, subtle combinations of flavours that are perfectly balanced. Really uncommonly good even despite the difficulties of making gluten free food for me, although it felt as though nothing was missing. A real treat. ' - Jenny Balson - May, 2017
'We enjoyed our first stay here as a break on a journey home, but it is a very good location for the South Hams area with coast and countryside nearby. Richard was most welcoming and seemed to be everywhere not just in the kitchen, his food is very good and has some unusual touches and different combinations, which were very enjoyable. Our bedroom (21) was beautifully furnished with good views at the front of the hotel. ' - Mary Coles - July, 2016
'The report in the GHG mentions 'the extra touches'. How true this is! One is the presentation of fresh fruit salad with a little Greek yogurt at breakfast. The food generally was first-class. Another excellent feature was the option to have a lighter dinner, culled from the main menu or, as happened with us, got in specially. Richard's friendly informality is delightful. The ideal host, going out of his way to ensure that his guests are as comfortable as possible ' - Robert and Rosemary Ingram - March, 2015
'Very nice little hotel. The food is excellent and the staff welcoming and friendly. A bit noisy at times with a busy road passing the front. ' - Peter Anderson - June, 2014

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Tourist attractions

  • Bigbury Golf Club

    An 18-hole, par-70 golf course, with views over Dartmoor, Burgh Island to the west, Bantham Beach and the River Avon.

  • Dartmoor National Park

    Moorland area covering 950 square kilometres.

  • Plymouth's Marine Aquarium

    Over 4,000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats, from local shorelines to coral reefs.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide