We have just returned from 7 nights BB&D at Seawood Hotel, having first researched feedback from Trip Advisor, and can endorse the positive comments that we found there.
You can certainly expect a warm welcome from the proprietors, Russ & Kerinda. They are enthusiastic and do seem to genuinely enjoy running the hotel although it must be very hard work for them.
They have achieved a good deal in the 18 months that they have been running it, having updated and improved many of the rooms, whilst at the same time respecting and preserving the many original features of this fine old house.
Our room benefited from a spacious bathroom which had recently been refitted to a very high standard indeed! The bathroom boasted both a bath with shower over, and a separate shower cubicle containing two individual shower heads. There was also a large hand basin sitting on a modern glass plinth. My only disappointment was the lack of truly piping hot water. It was warm enough for a shower or a wash but not really hot enough for a long soak in the bath. This seems a shame given that the bathroom was such a splendid feature of the room.
The hotel is very well run. Everywhere seems spotlessly clean, and the kitchen seems to run like clockwork with no long waits between courses, or cold food being served. There is a varied menu. Five courses being served for dinner each evening, including an amuse bouche and a sorbet
The hotel is situated on sloping grounds with magnificent views over the bay from many of the bedrooms, and from the bar, lounge and dining room. Outside is a terrace overlooking the bay. The sloping garden has a winding footpath which leads to a garden gate a few paces from the top of the cliff top railway.
I would recommend a stay there to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Seawood Hotel is a beautiful Victorian property built around 1848. It is situated on the North Walk with amazing views to Countisbury Headland. The path outside the hotel leads to the Valley of the Rocks. The hotel is family run and we take pride in making sure that during your stay you feel relaxed, unhurried and a little pampered. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Seawood Hotel Lynton, Exmoor National Park