I am reluctant to share my enthusiasm for Fursdon because I've been to stay there many times with family and friends, feel almost possessive about it, and don't want it to get overbooked and less accessible to me! However also I am delighted to rave about somewhere so special where the owners have demonstrated such unusual care and attention to detail. This is a place where it is possible to completely relax with all the comforts of home and beauty indoors and out, wherever you look. It has become our regular bolt hole where we are assured of complete tranquility and a depth of silence which is rare. The surrounding countryside is stunning and accessible on foot. The apartments are always immaculate, decorated with such taste and style, extremely well equipped and comfortable. We adore the open fires in both apartments, with central heating also to keep you snug - and I am a cold person! We relish driving into Tiverton and stocking up on food from M & S, then coming home to sip a glass of wine in the garden whilst gazing at the views, or snuggling up by the fire to watch a dvd. It is BLISS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two stylish apartments in an historic manor house (rated 4 star with Gold Award by Visit England) and a former gardener's cottage rated 5 star.Fursdon, in the heart of Devon, has been the historic home of the Fursdon family for more than 750 years. We invite you to stay in our very special self-catering accommodation set in a 750 acre traditional country estate in some of the most glorious countryside in Devon. The Park Wing sleeps six and has elegant and spacious rooms overlooking the parkland and beyond as far as Dartmoor. The cosy Garden Wing is perfect for 2 or 3 with one very large bedroom and a small one. It opens out into the lovely walled garden from the panelled sitting room.A short walk from the manor house, Fursdon Cottage is a detached stone cottage with its own garden and views of the Exe valley. It has recently been completely renovated to a 5-star standard and provides stylish and characterful accommodation. It sleeps up to six and you can bring the dog too.Logs from the estate are provided for open fires and the shelves are stacked with good books. Comfy sofas and window seats with fabulous views complete the picture of relaxation. You are welcome to wander in the beautiful gardens and walk across the estate to admire its ancient woodland and scenic views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fursdon House Exeter, Devon