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‘Beautifully located’ on the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has clifftop views of the three-mile-long beach. More

Contact details

EX34 7EB
01271 870 333

Hotel information


29, 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, lounge, snug, bar, restaurant, bistro, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, civil wedding licence, function facilities, ½-acre garden, heated outdoor swimming pool, treatment room, restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.


all ages welcomed (children’s tea).


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B from £120, D,B&B from £210. À la carte £50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Beautifully located’ on the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has clifftop views of the three-mile-long beach. Nowadays, the ‘comfortable, relaxed’ hotel is owned by Amanda James, and run with ‘friendly, helpful staff’. All but three bedrooms look out to Woolacombe Bay: ‘Ours had beautiful views of a small cove with golden sand, rocks and waves.’ Ask for one of the recently refurbished bedrooms – a couple this year felt their accommodation was a little tired. Chef John Prince’s British dishes, served in the informal bistro and candlelit restaurant, are of an ‘excellent standard’. Breakfast is ‘good and plentiful’. Great walks through National Trust land and a beach are on the doorstep. ‘We hope to return.’

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Special offers

Ramblers Package Special Offer

Don your walking boots and explore the North Devon coast! With a position on the South West coastal path, you can walk by day and relax by night. Stay 3 nights in a deluxe sea view room on a dinner, bed and breakfast and enjoy 3 courses each evening in the Pavilion Restaurant or Bistro. On one afternoon indulge in a quintessential Devon Cream Tea for 2 as part of the package. Available: 08th February – 04th April – £715.00 for 3-night package. 22nd September – 31st October – £885.00 for 3-night package. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


EX34 7EB

Guest comments

'A relaxing stay. Our room, recently rejuvenated, had beautiful view of the small cove. The standards of cooking and service in the restaurant were excellent ' - Alice and John Sennett - June, 2017
'A really excellent hotel in a stunning setting with Atlantic views to Lundy Island on the horizon. Extremely well managed, most comfortable, and a gentle,relaxed atmosphere with first class helpful staff. Good food plus a dining room with views and sunsets to die for. ' - Richard & Pam James - March, 2014

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