This is one of the best known of the great British country house hotels, ranking among the very finest in every respect. No matter how many times you visit, that final revelation as you round the last corner on the twisting single-track road that leads from the centre of Chagford, two miles away, is breathtaking.
The hotel, a half-timbered, gabled house, is fronted by well-tended gardens, through which runs the infant River Teign.
Public rooms include a spacious entrance hall with a welcoming year-round log fire and a very plendid drawing furnished, as with the rest of the place with antiques, paintings and fine fabrics. Oak panelling features extensively, including the intimate bar, which has access to a terrace with beautiful views across to the distant wooded hills.
Bedrooms are individually-decorated - each having its own character and ambiance; the best facing the front of the building. Some have their own balconies, and one its own roof-top hot tub. All have top-quality over-sized beds and flat screen HD TV's and Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms are bedecked with fresh flowers and come with a complimentary bowl of fruit and decanter of Port.
Their beautiful marble-clad bathrooms have thick cotton towels and robes.
Prices here include both delicious breakfasts and
Restaurant - Gidleigh Park
Although acquired by Andrew Brownsword (who also owns the Bath Priory [q.v.]) in the spring of 2005, Gidleigh only reopened its doors late in 2006, after extensive refurbishment. The style is still... more
- Pleasantly Situated
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Parking
- Number of rooms: 24
- Rooms, ensuite: 24
- Price (single room): please enquire
- Price (double room): from about £275 'Classic Room' to £1386
- Prices include breakfast
- Room Service: Limited
- DVD Facilities
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: capacity 22
- Directions: See map on this page.