Lewtrenchard Manor

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house. More

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EX20 4PN

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14. 1 in folly, 4 with separate entrance, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


front-hall lounge, bar, library, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 12-acre gardens.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), in public rooms, but not in restaurant or kitchen garden.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £165–£235, double £200–£280, D,B&B double £290–£370. Set dinner £50, tasting menu £69. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat in high season, bank holidays.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house. It stands in parkland laid out by Walter Sarel amid gently rolling Dartmoor countryside. The hall chimneypiece is dated 1626, but the building is largely the creation of the Revd Sabine Baring-Gould, best known for penning ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’. Our reader was knocked out by ‘the ambience… the friendly and efficient welcome… the beauty and style of the house… Three magnificent fireplaces, all lit and roaring, creating a great atmosphere.’ Public rooms are filled with antiques and paintings. ‘Impeccably furnished’ bedrooms have ‘high-quality antiques’ – not least, a four-poster that once belonged to Charles I’s beloved queen, Henrietta Maria. In the dining room, with dark panelling and ornate plaster ceiling, canapés are a prelude to Matthew Peryer’s cooking using produce from local suppliers and the walled kitchen garden. ‘Presentation and quality were of the highest order.’ A typical dish: citrus-roasted pollack, parsley root, Cornish cider, steamed mussels, clams. ‘Breakfast saw freshly squeezed orange juice, quality local bacon, scrambled eggs to match.’ (Ian Dewey)

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Lewtrenchard Manor
EX20 4PN

Guest comments

'Can only talk in superlatives about Lewtrenchard Manor! The ambience of the property and grounds. The genuinely friendly and efficient welcome. Three magnificent fireplaces, all lit and roaring fires......all creating a great atmosphere . The history, beauty and style of the manor as you are taken to your room. Our large suite, overlooked the attractive front gardens and countryside, We could not have asked for anything nicer or more comfortable .Dinner was a delight. Service was impeccable. ' - Ian Dewey - January, 2018
'A wonderful house in lovely surroundings. The interior is crammed with gorgeous antiques and furniture, old paintings, handsome ornaments. The superb first-floor public room has both a grand and a square piano. Our Tudor room (St Gertrude) had a gilded leather frieze above wood panelling, and was very light. The bathroom was small but quite acceptable. The panelled dining room overlooks a delightful cloistered courtyard. Matthew Peryer, the head chef, provides excellent cooking. The staff are brisk, efficient, amiable and welcoming; the ambience is truly luxurious. ' - FW - May, 2015

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