Good Hotel Guide Review
Between Dartmoor and the sea, in a village remarkable for its crooked church spire, Richard Hendey’s former Georgian rectory is today ‘a really good hotel’. Readers on a return visit were ‘greeted with a warm welcome back’, and shown to a ‘clean, spacious, very comfortable’ room ‘with a super-king-size bed’, armchairs and coffee table. Pleasing touches include home-made cake, fresh fruit, a cafetière, flowers from the garden and White Company toiletries. Some bathrooms have a bath and separate shower. What impresses above all is the commitment to seasonal, local produce, with everything possible made on the premises, from breads and pastries to truffles. Richard Hendey and John Raines cook a nightly-changing menu with a ‘surprise appetiser’ and at least four choices at each course. A typical dish: fillet of brill on a Maris Piper chive potato cake with lime hollandaise, ginger courgettes and asparagus. Breakfast (in bed, if you choose) is ‘of a similar high standard’, with freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly baked croissants, smoked haddock and the full Devon. (Steve Hur)
all year, restaurant (dinner only) closed some Sun evenings.
lounge/bar, 2 dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room massage, terrace, 1-acre garden, restaurant, bar and lounge wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
background jazz (sometimes live) in public rooms, classical ‘when required or deemed suitable’.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £90–£195, double £110–£230. Set dinner £40–£45 (items can be charged separately). 1-night bookings sometimes refused on bank holiday weekends.
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.