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Fairwater Head Hotel

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| Near Lyme Regis & Axminster, Hawkchurch EX13 5TX, England
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for one night as part of a tour of Cornwall, therefore I cannot comment on the cost of DB&B. The strong point of this place is that it's not a chain and you can feel you are in a family style establishment, but still professional. The view from the reading and dining hall are beautiful, over the... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back after a 4 night stay. Our room was in the main house and overlooked the well kept garden and fields beyond into the valley. The room was spacious and had a LARGE en-suite with his and hers sink, has a queen sized bed that was very comfortable and the room was spotless. The dining area overlooks the terrace... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a meal booked in Lyme Regis and couldn't find anywhere that could do one night - until we found the Fairwater Head Hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the setting is just fantastic with beautiful views from the restaurant and bar. The gardens are lovely and obviously well looked after. We had two rooms... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night while house hunting Our room overlooked the garden and was comfortable and well appointed if not over large. The view from the terrace was spectacular and we enjoyed watching the sun go down on a lovely evening. The restaurant had an extensive menu, breakfast was excellent.

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Thank foxycat2015
Brentford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We first stayed at this hotel 30 years ago, it was wonderful then and, having changed hands twice, it is just as wonderful now. Lovely staff especially Chris, wonderfully comfortable beds, beautiful gardens and the most superb view imaginable. The food, both breakfast and dinner, was enjoyable. All in all a gem of an hotel.

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Thank Val R
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Friendly welcoming and very accommodating of our dogs. Our first break with our new retired Greyhound and our 11 year old Standard Schnauzer...good restaurant offering locally sourced produce with a particularly good West Country cheeses and wines. The hotel in set in beautiful gardens with stunning views over the Ax valley. Will return :)

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights. The room was comfortable with a view of the garden. A stool and handle were provided for the shower as I have mobility problems. All good. Dinner was fine on the first night but the second evening there was a local wine tasting and we were asked to come down later for dinner. The third... More 

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Wembdon, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We booked into Fairwater primarily because they welcome dogs and our new family member is a canine. I have to say that this place could not have been better from a warm welcome including a tasty snack for the dog through to a comfortable room with good facilities this was a perfect spot for us. The setting of the hotel... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A small hotel located in a beautiful location, very friendly staff and welcoming. Clean and comfortable accommodation with a small reading room and lounge area for guests. A few things for consideration include variable wifi reception and a drop in water pressure when taking a shower. Breakfast was disappointing with over cooked dry bacon and a very limited selection considering... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Our first two night visit last year and tempted back again for another short break. Lovely room with a view, comfortable bed, excellent hospitality and meals. Will be back next year perhaps when the weather is a little warmer

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in peaceful open countryside and approached down leafy lanes of Hawkchurch - the ‘village of roses’ – the Fairwater Head Hotel is a mere 4 miles from Axminster and 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast. If you’re looking for a short-break, a room for the night or a romantic, intimate wedding venue, you’ll find the Fairwater Head Hotel the perfect place to relax, entertain or dine in style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairwater Head Hotel

Address: | Near Lyme Regis & Axminster, Hawkchurch EX13 5TX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Hawkchurch
Price Range: $151 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairwater Head Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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