9. Plus Shepherd’s Hut in grounds.
lobby, bar, lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi in bar/lounge, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 5-acre grounds, only ground floor suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
‘very much’ allowed (treats; facilities for food storage and dog washing; pet-friendly garden and grounds), not in restaurant.
 per room B&B single (with open en suite) £100, double £160–£190. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We will return,’ vowed regular Guide correspondents after a stay at Chris Daly’s 18th-century manor at the heart of Dartmoor – and so they have, to find it, in 2017, as ‘friendly and laid-back’ as ever. Nuthatches, starlings and skylarks may be seen in the large grounds. Inside the house, log fires burn in the lounges. ‘Sitting in the dining room is an enjoyable experience: Chris’s huge photographs of Dartmoor ponies and laughing Tamworth pigs, along with hand-thrown pottery plates on the distressed painted tables, add to the aura of the place.’ A monthly-changing menu lists ‘everything from snacks to the full Monty’, including, perhaps, ‘particularly enjoyable rabbit terrine; squash and Cornish Yarg tart; Barnsley chop with seasonal veg’. Individually decorated bedrooms, each named after a local tor, are supplied with home-baked biscuits. ‘Our first-floor room was large, with two armchairs, plenty of storage space, a modern bathroom, and a pleasant view across the moor – very Hound of the Baskervilles, when the thick mist swirled about.’ ‘Plenty of high-quality options’ at breakfast, including home-baked bread. (GC)