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Woolacombe, Devon

On the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has cliff-top views of the three-mile-long beach. More

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On the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has cliff-top views of the three-mile-long beach. Owned by Amanda James, and run with ‘friendly, helpful staff’, the ‘comfortable, relaxed’ hotel is decorated in coastal hues and makes full use of its ‘beautiful’ location. All but three of the bedrooms look out to Lundy Island and Baggy Point. The lounges, terrace and gardens have spectacular seascape panoramas and glorious sunsets. In the informal bistro and candlelit restaurant (every table with a lovely view over the sea), chef John Prince features local produce on his British menus. Breakfast is ‘good and plentiful'. Great walks through National Trust land and a beach are on the doorstep.

Hotel details

Address

Mortehoe
Woolacombe
Devon
EX34 7EB
England

Telephone

01271 870333

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed (children’s tea).

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £120–£300, D,B&B £210–£410. À la carte £50.

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