Good Hotel Guide Review
The ‘attentive hosts’, ‘friendly’ ambience and the ‘very beautiful’ situation are the standouts at this Georgian rectory in ‘what must be one of the most tranquil places in the whole country’. ‘It takes some finding,’ readers say, ‘but it’s worth the search.’ In 2008, Huw Rees and Sam Prosser took over what was then a rather staid country house hotel in a hamlet on the Exmoor coast. They threw out the chintz, and gave the place a ‘clean, smart’ make-over. ‘The bedrooms are delightful, as are sitting areas, which are beautifully furnished, especially the orangery.’ ‘Our comfortable room overlooked the garden with its waterfall and little stream, a delight to the eye and ear.’ Afternoon tea is ‘a sociable event’; ‘Hugh’s cakes are worth returning early for’. In the same way, ‘pre-dinner drinks in the conservatory are a great way of meeting other guests’. Thomas Frost, who has worked for Michelin-starred super-chef Michael Caines, creates such ‘interesting dishes’ as wild garlic soup; Lundy turbot with Noilly Prat sauce. Breakfast choices include local apple juice, fruit smoothie; smoked salmon. ‘Huw and Sam have created a great hotel. . . We have already booked to return.’
Berry’s Ground Lane
11, 2 on ground floor, 3 in coach house.
2 lounges, orangery, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds, public rooms including restaurant wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.
‘very quiet’ in dining room only.
not under 14.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B double £190–£245, D,B&B £230–£290, for single deduct £15 (B&B) or £45 (D,B&B). À la carte £35, 1-night bookings occasionally refused weekends.
10% discount voucher
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 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.