Lewtrenchard Manor

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. More

Contact details

Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewdown
Devon
EX20 4PN
England
01566 783222

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

not under 8 at dinner.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £155, D,B&B from £245. Set dinner £49.50; 5-course tasting menu £69. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. ‘It is uniformly excellent, with high standards of hotel-keeping, comfort and service,’ says a guest this year. ‘Welcoming and hospitable’, the Murrays ‘create a very friendly atmosphere’; ‘they are always on hand to give advice and answer any questions’. Once home to the Duke of Albemarle, ‘the hotel is full of history, including lots of antiques, portraits and books’. Individually decorated bedrooms (an oversized sleigh bed in one, a roll-top bath in another; glossy magazines throughout) overlook parkland and hillside, woodland or gardens. At aperitif o’clock, nibble on canapés by the log fire in the bar – ‘the owner served our drinks himself, chatting amicably’ – before sitting down to an ‘impeccable’ dinner. Chef Matthew Peryer wins acclaim for his modern dishes, perhaps citrus-roasted pollack, home-grown parsley root, steamed mussels and clams. Fruit compotes, yogurt, freshly squeezed juice and ‘copious’ amounts of smoked salmon are served at table at breakfast; ‘a great basket of various breads and freshly baked pastries just for the two of us’. (Richard Batson). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewdown
Devon
EX20 4PN

Guest comments

'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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