We stayed here for two nights in April.
The Bark House is in an excellent location just outside Bampton. It is in an ideal position for exploring the beautiful Exmoor countryside on foot, or cycle, and is also within driving distance of the North Devon coast.
The Bark House is a really attractive building, with the advantage of being fully refurbished downstairs after terrible flooding at Christmas (at least some good came of a terrible situation).
We were met at the car by Martin, who took our bags to our room. Double bedroom with ensuite shower room - very clean, nice room.
We were served tea and homemade biscuits in the lounge which was a very nice touch.
Friday evening we ate at the hotel. I would highly recommend the evening meal. You do need to book in advance as Martin gets all the food in fresh (which shows). I have to say that we both felt it was the best meal out we had eaten in a very long time - perfectly cooked and presented with wonderful flavours - couldn't fault any of it.
The breakfasts too were excellent - plenty of cereal/yoghurts/fresh fruit, and a beautifully cooked breakfast of your choice.
This hotel really does tick all the boxes - Martin and Mel are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, it has a lovely atmosphere with an open lounge where you can meet other guests and superb food. Add this to a stunning location in the heart of Devon and you can see why this is our second visit!
Really would highly recommend this hotel if you are thinking of taking a trip to Devon.
- Also Known As:
- The Bark House Hotel Bampton
- The Bark House Bampton, Devon