My two hotels in the West country are each very different and I love them both. One for it’s perfect position and views of the Cornish sea, the other for its extraordinary architecture deep in the secluded Devon countryside.
Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge.
Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 18 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall.
There is no muzak whatsoever at Endsleigh only the birds singing and the bats squeaking.
Alex will be hosting Trinity’s 125 Anniversary Ball on Saturday 19 November and will be announcing which page has received the most donations then! To find out more click here.
Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotel
Walk the Garden with Head Gardener Ben Ruscombe-King
October 27, 2pm
Designed 200 years ago this was one of Humphry Repton’s last commissions and brings together a multitude of landscaping elements for which Repton was renowned.
£23 including Afternoon tea
Thursday 17 November, 9.30am
Christmas door wreath using foliage from the gardens.
Country House Hotel of the Year