We enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay in this captivating c.18 belvedere and can't recommend it highly enough.
The triangular building with a tower in each corner, built by Sir Robert Palk to comemorate the life of his friend General Stringer Lawrence (hence Lawrence Castle) was originally entertaining royalty (George III danced here) and not wedding guests, but 230 years after being built, the tower needs to pay its way.
The appartment on the 2nd floor is well appointed and reached via the spiral staircase that services each floor and the roof terrace.
A corner tower contains the ingeniously fitted kitchen, with dishwasher, fridge, oven & hob, microwave and many little touches such as washing up liquid and tea & coffee, etc.
The other corner tower holds the bathroom, and let me tell you that sitting on the loo never held such great views!
The centre room is the master room with large double bed and lounge area. Decorated in a contemporary but period style with antique furniture, the TV and DVD player went practically unused.
The views from the roof are as stunning as they are far-reaching and watching the sun set behind the distant hills is unforgettable. Once darkness has fallen then the lights of Exeter many miles away counterpoint the darkness of the river Exe which runs between the city and the castle. Owls, bats and nightjars are your companions and the silence is deafening.
Be warned though, after a few days you WILL hate those stairs. Pack light, coz you've got to carry the cases.
There is much to do and see right on the doorstep but a car is of course a neccessity for this wonderful hidden gem.
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