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Country House Hotel

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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 137 reviews

World-renowned country house in beautiful grounds

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At a glance

Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

Built in 1928 as a private residence for an Australian shipping magnate, and set in 107 acres of lovingly tended grounds, this world-renowned hotel retains a timeless charm and a very endearing, homely atmosphere. The individually styled bedrooms are sumptuously furnished; some with separate seating areas, some with balconies and many enjoying panoramic views. There are spa suites, a loft suite which is ideal for families, and the stunning thatched Pavilion in the grounds. The latter has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and kitchen diner. The spacious public areas feature antique furniture, beautiful flower arrangements and magnificent artwork. All of this is topped off with cuisine of the highest order to complete the Gidleigh experience.

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  • En-suite rooms: 24
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Double room, minimum price: £275
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 45


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


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


  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Bowls, Peter Allis 18-hole putting course
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


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

Getting here

From Chagford, right at the Spar shop into Mill Street. After 150 yards fork right. 2 miles to end.

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Exeter St Davids
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