I've been to Mortehoe and Woolacombe more than a dozen times in recent years, staying in B&Bs, self-catering flats or hotels and this is by far and away the best place to stay.
Fortunately for us, there were no other guests over a blustery mid-October weekend and the very friendly owner let me put my car in her garage, so that was very helpful as parking can be a bit of a problem in this tiny, steep village.
The Beach House is perfectly adequate for 2 people, with stunning views from the west-facing deck across to Lundy, Morte Point and Hartland Point. The deck has loungers and a BBQ but it wasn't quite warm enough while we were there to use them. The owner had even provided some home-made biscuits for us on arrival which was a really nice touch. Also, the bed is incredibly comfortable.
The breakfasts are simply amazing which are all cooked to order. You can have it more or less when you like and there is no pressure to be finished and out (unlike a nearby establishment) - we were told we could take all morning if we liked. All of the ingredients are ultra fresh and the quantity would satisfy a coal miner after a 12 hour shift.
I've seen a couple of comments that Victoria House is overpriced. I disagree. It's not the cheapest place in the area but the breakfasts alone will save about £15/head in lunches. You get what you pay for and I was quite happy with that. If there is a better view in the area from the deck of the Beach House, then I haven't found it. We have already made a booking for next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning sea views fill every window of this small, family run B&B on the dramatic North Devon coast. A special place for honeymoons as well as a relaxing environment for all guests. Recommended as a Special Place to stay by Alastair Sawday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Victoria House Mortehoe, Devon