This hotel stands in a beautiful and quiet country setting with lovely gardens and wonderful views over the Axe valley. The main house was built in 1900 and has an interesting history. There are later extensions and we stayed upstairs in the East Wing, added in the early 70s. The room was bright, clean and of a good size with views over the garden, it was nicely furnished with a comfortable firm king size bed, small table and two club chairs, also a dressing table and chair. The bathroom was fine but I was glad to read that the carpet there is due to be replaced with hard flooring, so much more hygienic, gone also are the paper bath mats I was reading about in other reviews, we had a thick white cotton bathmat! Everybody at the hotel was very friendly, in fact, the receptionist was most welcoming and took us to our room and even offered to help with carrying the luggage. Breakfast was good, the only thing I missed was fruit salad. We had our evening meal at the hotel but were not overly impressed. My husband's fish and chips was excellent but my vegetable strudel was more like a spring roll, it looked deep fried and was very greasy, and small, I really didn't enjoy that. We overheard the people at the table next to us saying that their catch of the day dish was not exactly plentiful. We thought the food was overpriced for what it was. Overall though we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in peaceful open countryside and approached down leafy lanes of Hawkchurch - the ‘village of roses’ – the Fairwater Head Hotel is a mere 4 miles from Axminster and 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast. If you’re looking for a short-break, a room for the night or a romantic, intimate wedding venue, you’ll find the Fairwater Head Hotel the perfect place to relax, entertain or dine in style. ... more less
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