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“Gracious Hospitality in Enchanting Setting”
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Lewtrenchard Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lewdown
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
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“Gracious Hospitality in Enchanting Setting”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Lewtrenchard Manor is a true gem set in beautiful countryside. I went there with my husband and our dog to do some walking and celebrate his birthday. We paid a small extra charge to bring our dog. We opted for one of their excellent value deals including dinner, bed and breakfast and stayed in the Nonington suite overlooking the gorgeous gardens. Sadly the weather wasn't great but the food and the service more than compensated for the lack of sunshine. We were greeted warmly and nothing was too much trouble for our gracious hosts and their delightful staff who really made us feel welcome.
Dinner was an absolute delight in the wonderful, candlelit dining room, I really loved the artichoke veloute and pre dessert, little extra treats that make the whole experience of dining out exciting and delicious.
Our bed was very comfortable and we slept really well although the bathroom and shower were a little on the small side.
I would definitely recommend Lewtrenchard very highly if you're looking for a lovely setting, old fashioned charm, relaxation and first class food. It's a peaceful and luxurious haven far from city life. I would love to come again in the Spring or Summer as I'm sure the gardens would look glorious when the flowers are out. Thank you to all the staff and our kind hosts who made our stay so very enjoyable.

Irena and Mark Riggott and Harry the Sheltie.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a magnificent old historical property. Staff are dedicated to the property and its history and the service provided is exemplary. Grounds are beautiful with wonderful gardens and walks. We stayed in a suite and the additional space was very welcomed, as was the sun streaming in pretty much throughout the day. However, the rooms are very old and fixtures and fittings can be somewhat 'tired'. There are no fridges in the rooms, nor tea or coffee making facilities. The beds are 'small' and pillows are very soft/flat and no pillow choices are obviously available. The breakfast is very good however, the dinner service is fairly drawn out and in our case over a couple of evenings it started at 7:45 and didn't finish until almost 10:00pm ...... only 6 to 8 in the dining room. The wine list and prices offer a reasonable selection. So if you are looking for an historical experience you will be well rewarded but if seeking modern day facilities then you will probably need to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Atmospheric, secluded and beautiful. The house, its setting and style are perfect for a relaxing and very comfortable stay. The room that we stayed in was large, light and airy with window seats that looked out over the fountain and the gardens. Both breakfast and dinner are a foodies delight - inventive, imaginative and very eatable. The bread is outstanding.

The staff are a delight and it feels as if you own the place and are part of the family.

This was our first visit but it wont be our last - definitely a place for all seasons.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We liked this place very much indeed. Late booking the previous evening secured one of just two rooms available. We arrived just as a wedding party was subsiding, and were quickly shown to our room - Aurelia, a lovely, airy and spacious room with a huge bathroom. We were offered morning tea or a tray in the room - we took the latter. After a relaxing time, down to the bar for drinks and a look at the menu. Dinner was really splendid - sole was excellent as was the grouse - flavoursome and moist, no easy trick with this small game bird. Short selection of wines by the glass - a more extensive choice of bottles including some which are truly 'aspirational'. Very comfortable night in a lovely bed. Breakfast was great - 'nearly' smoked salmon, poached eggs, eggs Benedict with oozy thick hollandaise, good toast and proper coffee. The setting is lovely - a sunken garden and grounds to explore. Friendly staff, not stuffy or overly formal, a wonderful Jacobean house that is used and lived in, not a museum, a warm welcome - all combine to create a very special place top stay. We'll be back when we can.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was our first visit to Lewtrenchard Manor and we will most definitely return again.
It felt quite special to be staying in such a well maintained and appointed historic house - with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere quite unlike anything one might normally expect to find in an upmarket country house hotel.
It was so interesting just to browse along the paintings and furniture in the corridors, stairways and galleries and so comfortable to sit by the fire in the bar, or at an elegant table for dinner.
Dinner was hugely enjoyable and of an excellent standard - as was breakfast.
Our deluxe room was large and comfortable and despite the very old leaded windows, warm and very quiet.
We enjoyed exploring the gardens and could imagine spending more time relaxing here if the weather had been kinder.
All in all a memorable and excellent stay, to be repeated hopefully soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was our third visit to Lewtrenchard Manor and I hope we will be back again. It is such a beautiful old house, it is like staying in a National Trust property. The bedrooms are very comfortable and very quiet with just the sound of the tinkling of the fountain outside. The food is excellent and I particularly enjoyed my Devon turbot with creamy risotto with mushrooms and roast salsify. Sat in the bar for pre-dinner drinks and it was light and bright at that time with the evening sun pouring in and a fire lit, then in the Hall after dinner which felt cosy and relaxing after dark. Breakfast was also very good with delicious pastries.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Castleisland, Ireland
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in early September. Hidden away in rural Devon it's location is wonderful. It's not cheap but is clearly a special place.. The grounds are really lovely and the staff go out of their way to help. The owners are often there and chat away to you. The room was in the courtyard and unfortunately had gravel outside so you could hear all the early morning deliveries and people walking past which we initially were not happy about at that price but when we pointed it out the hotel went o great e goths to put thing right by giving us a free evening meal. The food overall was amazing although expensive ( for us). Breakfast is a little bit formal and stuffy and more choice of continental could be offered rather than just homemade muesli and yoghurt. Overall a lovely experience. Also very dog friendly which is an added bonus. We would definitely stay again. Also ring direct and negotiate a slightly cheaper price rather than booking through the big agencies online.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lewtrenchard Manor
Address: Lewdown, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4PN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Lewdown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lewdown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lewtrenchard Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by the hills of Dartmoor, Lewtrenchard Manor offers luxurious accommodation in a magnificent Jacobean house. Views from the glorious gardens stretch far over the parkland, and Dartmoor National Park is almost within walking distance.Delicious fish, beef, pork and game dishes feature on a menu prepared by an award-winning chef. Some of the hotel's fruit, vegetables and herbs are sourced from the kitchen gardens. There is also a tasting menu, where you can try a range of fantastic food.Each room at Lewtrenchard Manor has unique character and charming features. Many have views across the grounds, and all feature a TV, seating area, and en suite bathroom.The family-run hotel is situated in Lewdown, a 20-minute drive from Launceston. Here you can visit the many National Trust properties in the area. ... more   less 
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Lewtrenchard Manor Okehampton
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