Good Hotel Guide Review
It's all about the sublime seaside setting at Keith Makepeace's family-centric, dog-friendly hotel with 'amazing views to take your breath away'. A trail leads to 'a beautiful, uncrowded beach with splendid rocks', and there is easy access to the South West Coastal Path. Simple but stylish bedrooms look out to sea or over rolling National Trust countryside, from floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private patio. It is small wonder, then, that the low-slung hotel is 'a favourite place' for many returning guests. ‘I love everything about it,’ writes a reader who has been going for 30 years and finds it ‘like a second home’. Guide insiders with a house nearby drop in often. ‘On fine days we eat our bar lunch or cream tea on a sunny terrace. Service is always good, the food original and delicious, including lovely risotto with asparagus.’ In the light-filled, sea-facing dining room, Ian MacDonald’s menus are big on local fish and shellfish – lobster, crab, Exe mussels – and include a vegan option. ‘What more could you ask for?' ‘Can’t wait to go again.’ (Gerald Taylor, Harriet Morris, Louisa Walker, and others)
Soar Mill Cove
22. 21 on ground floor.
all year, except 2 Jan–7 Feb.
lounge, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor spring-fed swimming pool, spa, gym, civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in all but 1 bedroom, bar, coffee shop.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £199–£429, D,B&B £299–£469. À la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.
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Midweek Special Offer
Midweek 2 night stay in Oct, Nov, Dec. £199pp based on 2 people sharing a country view room with breakfast throughout, dinner on the first evening, cream tea on arrival and a 30 min spa treatment each. + £40 per night sea view room. + £50 per night sea view junior suite. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide