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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 73%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 476 reviews

Large grounds and near the coast

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Indoor pool

While this hotel mainly caters for visually impaired guests, their families, friends and guide dogs, it offers a warm welcome to all. This establishment is a listed Victorian building set in six acres of delightful gardens overlooking a small valley. Bedrooms are comfortable, very spacious and thoughtfully equipped. There are also leisure facilities and, of course, special provision for guide dogs.


  • En-suite rooms: 47
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Ground-floor rooms: 10
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room minimum price45
  • Double room minimum price68
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces:: 25


  • Accessible bedrooms: 4
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):50
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):30
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 50

Getting here

M5 junct 31, A380, B3192 to Teignmouth. Down hill on Exeter Rd to lights, left to rdbt (station on left). Left, follow Dawlish signs. Up hill. Hotel next right

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Nearest airport

Exeter Airport

Nearest train station


Nearest motorway junction

M5 junct 31
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Room prices from£68/night**Based on the minimum price of a standard double room *Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
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