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  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel

    10th June 2017

    Review by Collette Having frequently visited the charming town of Salcombe for over 30 years, we always looked to The Salcombe Harbour Hotel as a place we must stay one day. The promise of it’s fabulous estuary facing rooms and its reputed dining have long tempted us; so you can…

  • Orestone Manor, Torquay

    31st May 2017

    Review by Collette  Steeped in history, Orestone Manor Hotel is popular with locals and holiday makers alike. This beautiful period hotel  was the former lodge of acclaimed painter John Callcott Horsley (designer of the first commercial Christmas card!) and was actually his location of choice for his famous portrait of…

  • City Gate Hotel, Exeter

    30th April 2017

    It’s often said that it’s the little things that make a hotel stand apart. Whether it’s good staff, great decor or just those final touches to your room – the little things go a long way. So, when we first arrived at City Gate Hotel and were shown to our room, it’s safe to…

  • The George at Hatherleigh

    19th April 2017

    I must admit, on our drive down to Devon’s smallest town we did ask ourselves why exactly any one would want to visit Hatherleigh. Aside being surrounded by the wonderful countryside – it’s located on the edge of Dartmoor – the village is fairly remote and hardly convenient to get…

  • Lympstone Manor

    5th April 2017

    Review & Photography by Collette At long last chef Michael Caines has seen his dream of his own luxury fine dining destination in Devon turned into a reality.  An incredibly talented chef, Michael has been nurturing this dream for some time – a place where he can showcase his passion for food,…

  • Reviewed by Collette Glazebrook House has been at the top of our must-visit list for quite some time now. The South Brent hotel has fast become a destination for lovers of boutique travel and foodies alike. While the price tag hardly comes cheap (our package cost £259 for a nights…

  • Boringdon Hall, Plymouth

    29th December 2016

    Review by Collette  Boringdon Hall is a stunning 16th century manor house that is steeped in history and has found a new lease of life in the last century as a hotel, spa and fine dining restaurant. Located just 5 miles from Plymouth and 8 miles from the stunning Dartmoor National Park,…

  • Reviewed by Gabriella Frequent readers of this blog with no doubt already know that we recently went on little a Michelin tour of Devon; covering such gems as The Elephant in Torquay, The Treby Arms in Sparkwell and Masons Arms in North Devon. So what better way is there to…

  • Our Gourmet Break at Kentisbury Grange If there’s one thing we like better than a good meal, it’s a good meal and a nice hotel room. So when we heard about the Kentisbury Grange ‘Gourmet Break’ we were more than a little intrigued. Beautiful country manor house? Check. Top quality food…