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“A real gem.”
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Cutthorne
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eastbourne
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A real gem.”
Reviewed June 18, 2011

My partner and I stumbled on this B&B by accident really and what a find. We stayed in the 'Ballroom' which was a cottage attached to the main building (the main building was full up) this suited us and we opted to do breakfast and an evening meal. The cottage was beautiful with a lovely lounge and an open fire if required. We booked fairly late in the day but Pam still managed to rustle up a lovely 4 course meal (cheese board included). There was no menu and were told in the morning what the evening meal would be - a bit scary at first because I am a real foody and love to look through a menu. However we had great home cooked food every evening. Some of it was even home grown where possible. The breakfast was great with something for everyone.
Pam made us feel extremely welcome and couldn't do enough for us. A great place to escape to especially in the Winter months when the open fire would be most welcome. The views were amazing.
The owners were away and Pam worked so hard making our stay a memorable one. Thank you Pam very very much. We enjoyed our stay so much - great food especially the jacket potatoes which I have made several times since!!!lol
And Neil loved the mustard salad leaves. Pam even dug up a plant for us to take home.
A stay we will never forget. Brilliant.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

Cutthorne is a very special place and very special people looking after us. Ann and Pam were a fantastic duo and nothing was too much trouble for them! Food, accommodation and location were great! We had forgotton how beautiful Exmoor is. Try it for yourself!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

The hotel is situated in and amongst beautiful views of the countryside, with ducks, lakes for fishing if need be. The house dates back to 13th century, so it has a feel of warmth and cosy surroundings with grand father clock chiming in the hall way entrance, as well as log fires, books and board games to competely relax. The service was very friendly and made you feel special in your surroundings. The home grown vegetables tasty and the food excellent. Lots of choices to choose from at breakfast and a lovely surprise awaits you for the evening meal which is all delicious!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2011

Service:
Polite and helpful, including over the telephone

Location:
Excellent, very quiet. Well maintained and charming grounds.

The Room:
Old fashioned. Comfortable bed and easy chairs. Dark, but to be expected in an old house. Internet reliable. No complaints.

Bathroom:
Adequate. Bath rather small for such a large room. Shower poor - weak water pressure and temperature of water prone to variation depending on usage by other people in the house. Varies from freezing if someone is using the hot elsewhere, to genuinely scalding if someone else is using the cold tap. Could easily burn yourself if you don't leap out the way.

Food:
Breakfast - Above average, 3.5/5. Decent quality bacon. Sausages rather mean sized but of good quality. Egg well cooked and fresh. DIY toast. Stewed fruits and natural yoghurt. Homemade preserves. Bog standard quality orange juice/cranberry - cheap dross from concentrate.

Dinner:
Shockingly overpriced at £23. Extremely basic and unimaginative offering; half a boiled egg with some tinned tuna and a few leaves. Main course comprising a plain piece of chicken, half a jacket potato and a few boiled to death vegetables, with no butter or seasoning. A passable offering, but the quality was really nothing better than an average Sunday carvery. Restaurant quality food would be expected at the price.

I would strongly advise not having dinner here at all. The Woods at Dulverton offers excellent food (for about the same price as here), and The Crown Hotel, 5 minutes drive away, offers surprisingly decent food for half the price.

Conclusion: Good accommodation, very pleasant location. Poor value but edible dinner.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2011

The magic of this place started before we even arrived by driving past the low key entrance sign! We soon turned around and rolled in to Cutthorne behind a family of Guinea fowl. We parked our car in the cobbled square, where imagination takes you back to the past. We made our way to the front door of the main house and gave a hearty knock. A lady called Pam answered the door. Pam is very gentle and softly spoken and works very hard. She greeted us with, "and you must be the Drummonds"

We introduced ourselves and from the start it was all very relaxed and informal.
Pam then escorted us to our accommodation. We had booked for two nights in The Ballroom annexe with dinner and breakfast in the main house. This was the perfect option for us. The Ballroom was lovely and clean and well equipped. Even the log fire had been set for us. All we had to do was light it and play with the beautiful old bellows to help it along.
The food is cooked by Pam and served by the fun loving Patti. Patti always had a smile on her face and enjoyed having a joke with us, she made meal times a very pleasurable experience. The food (all cooked by Pam) was delicious and varied with a selection of fresh vegetables with some picked from the veggie plot, You could have as much tea and coffee as you wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for these two ladies.
Cutthorne is not for anyone wanting bright lights and lots to do. It's for people who want to leave the world of cars, shops and people behind. It's the perfect place to stay if you want to talk, walk and relax.
We spent our evenings relaxing and talking in front of a crackling log fire.
We will definitely be returning to Cutthorne. Thank you for everything.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

Lovely room, with four poster bed, comfy chairs, large soft fluffy towels, just all you ever need in the room.
Downstairs is a lovely lounge with a wood burner always on the go. Pam greets you and takes your drink order then you go through to a lovely dining room with a roaring log fire. Pam then brings your dinner which is absolutely delicious, with much of the produce coming from Cutthorne's own garden!!
Nothing is ever too much trouble and the dog was welcome too!!
We will very definitely be visiting again and taking friends with us.
Sharon and David Groves

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

After a really hectic year and a busy Christmas time catering for other people, our present to ourselves was to take some time out to recover, and we chose a short break in Exmoor National Park to have some time to ourselves and blow away the cobwebs after the festivities.

We had a great welcome from Pam and were shown up to the fourposter bedroom which has its own ensuite bathroom. What a luxury to soak in a hot bath after a walk on the moor.
There is a quiet lounge where we played scrabble and had a gin and tonic by the fire before being shown into the dining room and a romantic candlelit table by a huge log fire.

Our smoked salmon starters were delicious and I had a crusty game pie with local venison and fresh vegetables straight out of the kitchen garden. My husband had the vegetarian alternative, most of which had still been growing only an hour or two before! After some homemade pavlovas and cheese all washed down with a very reasonably priced rioja we retired for a comfortable nights sleep, although the silence is deafening and not what we are used to in the city!

At breakfast there was a wonderful assortment of organic fruit and berries from the garden along with homemade yoghurt, jams and preserves. Then we were offered a choice of anything we wanted cooked in the Aga.

There was a good selection of walking books and maps in the bedroom to borrow and with Phil’s local knowledge and advice on the best pubs we set off for another great days walking.

Our stay was all too short and we wished we had another day to do it justice. Cutthorne is unique and quite unlike the normal impersonal hotels we are used to. Rather like stepping back in time but with all the home comforts.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cutthorne

Property: Cutthorne
Address: Cutthorne Cutthorne Luckwell Bridge, Wheddon Cross, Exmoor National Park TA24 7EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wheddon Cross
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wheddon Cross
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Cutthorne Wheddon Cross

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