The extremely friendly proprietors, Judith and Kevin, made us all feel very comfortable in their spacious, clean hotel. Every room is a suite including a second room for children. Communally there is a lovely lounge, a sun room, a garden, a very large indoor childrens' play area with nice seating for the adults and brilliant toys. We have now stayed twice, once just my husband and myself, the second time with the family, 16 in all. On both occasions the owners couldn't do enough for us. Any desires the customer has, they try to satisfy and they are very happy to chat on the phone beforehand to discuss wishes.
The food is always fresh, Judith's cooking is excellent and varied, served in a very pleasant dining room. Neither the breakfasts nor the dinners could be faulted- copious and delicious, though the vegetables tended to be underdone, never overcooked.
The children were in their element playing, at 5pm they can have their special dinner whilst the adults enjoy tea/coffee and cakes. We found they then all slept very well, allowing the parents to also! Baby monitors in the rooms meant that parents could relax.
In walking distance is a pub and the airfield. The roads are very very narrow so quite difficult for buggies or small children, but in Branscombe village there is plentiful parking.
We found very minor problems in the rooms (a creaky headboard or a wobbly loo seat), as one might have at home. Do not expect a 5* modern hotel but a warm happy home in which you can feel very comfortable, private, alone or convivial with Judith and Kevin.
We thoroughly recommend this hotel experience, especially if you have children.
- Also Known As:
- Bulstone Hotel Sidmouth
- The Bulstone Hotel Branscombe, Devon, England