I have been reluctant to write a review about this hotel, because I am selfish and did not want to share my secret with the world! My secret is now out ! The Cottage Hotel my favourite hotel and restaurant. However it is so good that I feel that I must share my experiences of this hotel with you all! The hotel is situated high above the beautiful Hope Cove in the South Hams in Glorious Devon with outstanding panoramic views of the cove, including views of Burgh Island a famous resting place of Agatha Christie. Although we own a holiday home only 2 miles away we do stay in this superbly run and welcoming hotel on occasions, when our own cottage is let and annually for the now famous "Murder Mystery weekends" and many Sunday lunches and some special dinners. Since being introduced to a lunch some 11 years ago by a friendly neighbour, we have kept this gem to ourselves and family. The Hotel is unique in the way it has expanded from a "Cottage" to a very popular modernish hotel with great charm, real log fires in Autumn and Winter, in which to take coffee in these lounges after partaking of a superb and well cooked superb dinner with great personal silver service. In the Summer a cream tea served outside on the terrace is something to behold and enjoy. Back to the biannual Murder mystery weekends which I cannot reccomend too highly, the "murder" is enacted by a local cast who actually write as well as perform the play, it starts on a Friday night for dinner and usually has a theme which enables guests if they wish to dress according to the theme, after the performance and after dinner a 5 course marathon session, guests most of whom come year after year so the whole feeli is something like a house party. Guests then quiz the cast with questions to try guess the murderer, this goes on until late, next morning at breakfast quizing continues, then a break with some fun usually dancing on theme in a large room, free time on the Saturday afternoon then return to another 5 course superb dinner followed by the epilogue and the disclosure of the murderer and a winner who not only has to chose the right character but the motive wins a weekend holiday at the cottage. If you really want to try great food great hospitality and perhaps the murder mystery, then go on book yourselves in you wont regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 31 bedroomed family-run hotel in a spectacular coastal location.Relaxing holiday atmosphere with excellent cusine and an established reputation for hospitality and service.Comfortable en-suite rooms, many have superb sea-views and some have balconies. Sun terraces, garden descends down to Hope Cove beach.Free parking, free wi-fi interent access in hotel lounge, Open all year, including Christmas and New Year, short breaks available, (special breaks available including Murder Mystery week-end, Painting and Mosaic breaks, Guided Walking Breaks). We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottage Hotel Kingsbridge
- The Cottage Hotel Hope Cove, Devon