Hotel Endsleigh is surrounded by beautiful gardens, follies and grottos. Created by Humphry Repton in 1814, this Grade 1 Listed historic house has been carefully restored using original furniture and artwork blended with contemporary luxury and turned into a stunning English luxury country hotel. To stay at Hotel Endsleigh, you really are surrounded by nature and it is easy to imagine why the Duke of Bedford, owning a third of Devon, chose this spot to have his hunting lodge. As Alan Titchmarsh said “If ever a hotel were built in paradise it would be like Endsleigh”.
Hidden in a secret valley on the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 18 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall. The north coast of Cornwall is only an hours drive away making it a perfect day trip to enjoy Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow and surfing lessons in Watergate Bay.
As well as the four large double rooms with beautiful views of the gardens, guests can choose to stay in one of five suites, including one with a private garden and wood burning stove. All the rooms have been painstakingly, individually designed by Olga Polizzi, combining modern luxuries with beautiful period features and works of art.
This English luxury country hotel is one of the most important Regency houses still standing and is surrounded by 108 acres of landscaped gardens. The formal gardens around the house lead down to the River Tamar. There are plenty of wonderful picnic spots including a picturesque dell with little bridges crossing the streams. The arboretum beyond contains unusual trees from around the world, some of the trees are national champions. There are plenty of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy including clay pigeon shooting, 4 x 4 driving, archery and golf. There are two golf courses at the country club, one of which is a Jack Nicklaus course. There is also canoeing, horse riding and tree surfing (for the brave!).