We stayed here for 4 nights in August and what an amazing find it was! The view from our room was stunning, looking out over the beautiful garden, across the bay and out to sea. Friends we showed the photo to thought we were abroad! The guest house is tucked away off the main road in lovely peaceful and leafy surroundings of a valley just a few minutes from Hollicombe beach. It's one of the quieter beaches and when we were there, we had it to ourselves.
We had struggled to find accommodation with it being the height of summer, that was affordable and accepted children under 5, so I was delighted to find that such beautiful looking B&B had a vacancy at a very reasonable price and no extra charge for our son. The detached house dates from 1925 and has lovely original features such a large rooms and stained glass. The gardens are beautiful and guests are welcome to use them.
As we were the only guests at the time, we had the top floor to ourselves, which consisted of a large bedroom with seaview, a lovely modern bathroom and a very nice lounge area. Each room had roof windows so there was a great deal of natural light as well as lovely views. The lounge area was perfect for us as we are a family with a young son. After he went to bed, we could sit next door to our room, in the lounge chatting or watching the tv without disturbing him, knowing he was safe. There is also a small fridge for guests to use in the lounge, which was very handy. There is a drinks tray in the bedroom and plenty of storage including a large wardrobe.
The owners are welcoming, friendly and helpful. I usually feel a bit uncomfortable staying in someone else's home, but not here. One evening when we returned, we were asked if we wanted some milk for our little boy's bedtime drink, which I thought was very kind.
On our first evening as we were unpacking, we realised to our horror that we'd forgotten to pack our son's teddy. Luckily, he hadn't noticed as he'd seen some in the lounge area. Heather, the owner, put one on his bed and he was inseparable from it the whole time we were there. On the morning we left, Heather gave the teddy to our son and it goes almost everywhere with him now!
We wish we had booked to stay longer, as our next stop was nowhere near as lovely, and will definitely go back when next in the area. Norwegian Wood is the most peaceful and welcoming B&B we've stayed in. The owners really do go the extra mile and they have the most beautiful house and gardens with a fantastic view which leaves you feeling very relaxed during your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First floor accommodation with glorious sea views over the English riviera.Two double rooms one with a single bed and the other with a double sofa bed. Can accommodate a family of six.Singles also very welcome.Children under ten free.Shared lounge and bathroom with shower. Green, Sustainable organic/free range bed and breakfast with multi choice menu plus evening meal options. Two cats so if allergic this is not for you. Children very welcome. Special diets a pleasure. Safe parking. Close to all amenities and public transport.SWCP .John Musgrove trail. Scadson wood. Torquay and Paignton Railway stations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Norwegian Wood Organic Bed And Breakfast Paignton, Devon