Tavistock, Devon, England
It’s little wonder that the Duke of Bedford, who two centuries ago owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his hunting and fishing lodge. In splendid rural isolation, overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Hotel Endsleigh, now owned by Olga Polizzi, sits in 108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos designed by Humphry Repton. On the edge of Dartmoor, picnic in the woods, or while away the hours at the historic Endsleigh Fishing Club and enjoy some of the world's best salmon fly-fishing. The hotel’s extensive Repton gardens are a sight to behold, and the only sounds to be heard are birdsongs and leaves rustling in the breeze. The hotel has 19 individually style boutique bedrooms, many with hand painted wallpaper, while the hotel offers a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy.Check availability
- 19 individually styled bedrooms with sweeping garden and river views
- Independent Thatched lodge with a private garden and 3 suites
- Original hand-painted wallpaper to heighten the sense of history
- 200 year old gardens designed by Humphry Repton. Bridges, streams, a picturesque dell, and unusual trees from the world over
- Private event spaces for weddings, meetings, or cocktail parties
- Access to some of the world's best salmon fly-fishing
- Available for guests is the private thatched lodge with its own garden. Enjoy this wonderful slice of seclusion hidden amongst centuries of lush forestatio, streams and picnic spots
Wine & Dine
- Hotel Endsleigh's own restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. They also provide private dining experiences and meals can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the gorgeous, ancient gardens.
- Pack for the wild outdoors that envelopes Hotel Endsleigh
- Rooms from £ 240 / night
- Taylor's lovely intimate restaurant with generous portions, friendly staff, and a varied wine list. 22 Market Street
- Peter Tavy is a pub-style restaurant with a low ceiling and a roaring fire, serving hearty delicious country food. Near Tavistock, Devon
- If you need an adrenaline fix there are all sorts of country sports available nearby. 4×4 driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery and canoeing are all very popular as well as tree-surfing for those with a head for heights. About 45 mins away is Adrenaline Quarry which has (among other things) the longest zip wire in Britain.
How to get there
- Hotel Endsleigh is a three and a half hour drive from London or two hours by train to Exeter St Davids station. If you are coming by train to Exeter the hotel can (with prior notice) organize a taxi to collect you for the drive to the hotel which will take approximately one hour.
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