Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewdown, Devon

In a peaceful Devon valley, this family-run historic manor house is loved for its architecture, romantic atmosphere, attention to detail and fine food. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a peaceful Devon valley, this family-run historic manor house is loved for its architecture, romantic atmosphere, attention to detail and fine food. ‘No trip to the UK is complete without a leisurely stop at Lewtrenchard,’ say one smitten couple. The 17th-century house, embellished in Victorian times, has stuccoed ceilings, wood-panelled rooms and deep mullioned windows. Public rooms have large fireplaces, deep sofas, portraits of past owners and books in the library. ‘Everywhere is immaculate,’ guests report. Bedrooms are classic country house with lightly patterned or striped wallpapers, antiques, some with four-poster or sleigh bed and all but one with views of the gardens or surrounding hills. Bathrooms, most with bath and shower, are bright and modern. An ‘impeccable’ meal in the oak-panelled dining room starts with canapés and amuse-bouche and might be followed by cod with oyster and shrimp, or aged sirloin with celeriac and blue cheese. Simpler dishes are served in the bar, and fruit and vegetables come from the walled garden. Breakfast brings freshly squeezed juice and good-quality bacon and eggs. (GM, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Lewdown
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4PN
England

Telephone

01566 783222

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, library, restaurant, function facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 12-acre gardens, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, no under-8s in restaurant in evening.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£15 per stay, not unattended), in public rooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £180, singles from £145. Set dinner £49.50, tasting menus £74. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

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Comments about Lewtrenchard Manor

My wife and I have been returning to Lewtrenchard Manor for 20 years. We appreciate the beauty of the setting, the luxury of the inn and the pleasures of the dining room. Over all those years, nothing has diminished. The house is smarter than ever and the menu fresh and engaging. We love hiking in the Devon countryside. For us, no trip to the UK is complete without a leisurely stop at Lewtrenchard. - Gage McKinney - September 2019
There could be few places as romantic as the beautiful house in large grounds with a river running through woodland and a little church close by. Delicious food in a series of small dining rooms. Lots of portraits, and two pianos in a beautiful gallery. No muzak. - CR - July 2019
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

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.