Frosty, arrogant and plain rude are the politest adjectives I can think of to describe the landlady of this quaint B&B. The village itself is glorious and the rooms, although small, are almost as comfortable as their prices suggest; however the owner's complete lack of grace towards us from the first moment we stepped through the door made the experience rather difficult to enjoy and we wouldn't go back if you paid us.
The facilities are pokey, the breakfast is average and the transparent false interest and empathy of the owners makes for a confusing and uneasy stay. Rather than let us get on with our holiday the owners create opportunities to brag about themselves and their house; an acceptable faux pas when staying with an eccentric family member perhaps but not something that should be inflicted on paying customers.
If you intend to visit Cockington I would recommend you try another B&B as there are several decent alternatives nearby certain to offer more all-round enjoyment and better value for money than Lanscombe House.
- Also Known As:
- Lanscombe Hotel Torquay
- Lanscombe House Torquay, Devon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five star Lanscombe House is in a stunning location within Cockington Village and Country Park yet just a few minutes walk from the sea and Torquay beyond. The listed property has just 7 refurbished individually furnished rooms with quality en-suites and the personal attention to detail from the owners Leon & Paula Butler you would expect from a five star country house. Lanscombe House has their own car park, a cosy bar, elegant guest lounge and spacious sunny breakfast room leading out to the walled Victorian gardens. The world famous preserved thatched village boasts a number of tearooms,a pub/restaurant as well as the extensive crafts studios at Cockington Court and 450 acres of park with rural walks. ... more less
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