Exquisite Hotel Endsleigh is a gorgeous Grade I listed house owned by Olga Polizzi of the famous Rocco Forte Hotels. As Lord Forte’s eldest daughter, sister to Sir Rocco and the company’s Director of Design, Olga knows a thing or two about luxury hotels that ooze class and style and Hotel Endsleigh is everything visitors might expect or want. It’s an incredible place with 18 exquisite rooms that are the epitome of uncluttered stylish elegance with a mix of modern and vintage furniture, hand painted wallpapers, roll top baths and snugly quilted beds. The house is surrounded by 100 acres of heavenly fairy tale gardens designed by Humphrey Repton, sitting in the Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor.
Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Tavistock PL19 0PQ, +44 1822 870000
A gorgeous, privately-owned Victorian townhouse, Tavistock House Hotel has been tastefully restored to retain some original features but with slick and smart individually-designed rooms. Guests praise the consistently high quality and flawless attention to detail, from the comfy pocket sprung mattresses with Egyptian cotton sheets to the under floor heating in the bathroom. Every room comes with a 40inch TV, free Netflix, high speed wifi, tablets to surf the net with access to digital newspapers, Nespresso coffee machines and luxurious Noble Isle toiletries.
Tavistock House Hotel, 50 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8BU, +44 1822 481627
The architecture and design of Kaywana Hall is striking and contemporary, with sweeping clean lines and lots of glass to create a light and spacious look and feel. Originally one of four 1960s houses that had unusual roofs shaped like butterflies, owners Tony and Gordon enlisted help from Brixham architect Stan Bolt to rebuild and redesign to create a luxury modern hideaway that sits in stunning contrast to the surrounding 12 acres of lush woodland. The four guest suites are detached from the main house so you have space and privacy to retreat and both quality and attention to detail are top notch: the rooms have gorgeous beds, quality linen, fluffy towels, Nespresso machines, wifi and wide screen TVs.
Kaywana Hall, Higher Contour Rd, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AY, +44 1803 752200
Beautifully appointed on the edge of Exmoor National Park, multiple award-winning Kentisbury Grange is a luxurious country manor house set in stunning landscaped gardens. The décor is contemporary classic elegance: modern, clean lines with opulent touches here and there, such as an exquisite fabric, a vivid colour or a vibrantly patterned cushion or wall panel. The restaurant is by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, serving food that’s similarly high quality and inventive: seasonal and locally sourced, prepared with first-class ingenuity and flair.
Kentisbury Grange, Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4NL, +44 1271 882295