We had a little difficulty initially finding Frogmill B&B on arrival to Tedburn St. Mary, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we ended up with a good feel for the layout of the surrounding area.
When we finally pulled up in the driveway, Sue and Ken came out to greet us with happy smiling faces and we instantly felt like we were meeting up with old friends. They invited us in out of the cold and Sue presented us with a lovely hot cuppa and homemade chocolate cake, served in the guest lounge by the fireplace. I curled up on the couch, warm and content and could have stayed there all night!
Our upstairs bedroom was simply beautiful! The bed was large and cosy with the most comfy of pillows and covers that I have ever endured; snuggle factor of 10/10. The décor was country chic with the attention to detail being quite outstanding. I'm talking everything from delicate table linens to fresh roses on the dresser to chocolates with the tea tray, to fresh fruit and bottled water, to bird watching books with binoculars.
The en-suite was a feast for the eyes in its tasteful and inviting design. I took advantage of the gorgeous claw foot bath and complimentary bath oils and soaked away the chills of winter. Our en-suite also had a toilet, bidet and separate shower. Again all the little extras added to the appeal; shampoo, soap, bubble bath and the thoughtful supply of bathrobes too.
Sue and Ken gave us a few ideas for dinner and we made our choice and set off to ‘The Old Thatched Inn’. It was only a short drive away and proved to be a great pub with a good selection of beer and a great menu.
The next morning breakfast was served downstairs and Sue and Ken spoilt us with a wide selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts and a fully cooked breakfast menu too.
After breakfast we went for a stroll around the rear of the cottage and admired the peaceful garden and woodland. There were many different species of birds flying in and out and around the feeders and we called in and checked out the chickens too!
Sadly we had only booked one night at Frogmill and we had to leave (insert sad face here!) Ken provided us with instructions on a suggested drive through Dartmoor National Park and it proved to be a great tour that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Overall, this is the quintessential B&B and you are doing yourselves an injustice if you only book for one night. You must stay longer and totally enjoy the slice of Heaven that Frogmill B&B is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning 5 Star B&B in the heart of the tranquil Devon countryside Frogmill Bed and Breakfast is a 16th Century picturesque, thatched former mill house on the fringes of Dartmoor, an idyllic location, nestling in tranquil gardens with lakes and woodland. Ideal for exploring Dartmoor, Exeter and the coast It's utterly peaceful here, just minutes from Dartmoor National Park, but easily accessible from Exeter (10 miles), the M5 and A30. Frogmill is ideally situated to explore all corners of England's stunning West Country peninsula. Escape to the country Ken and Sue Macpherson warmly welcome you into their picture-perfect cream cottage where you can choose from three charming bedrooms all with glorious views across the gardens and countryside. The cottage itself has two very comfortable double en-suite bedrooms, and a separate spacious suite can be configured as a double, twin or triple. Award winning and famous! Frogmill has AA 5 Star awards for its accommodation and breakfasts! The gorgeous gardens were featured on BBC1's One Show, with Mike Dilger investigating the curious case of the nocturnal trespasser... Mike's hidden cameras revealed a busy badger and a graceful roe deer! Book now! Click our Online Booking link to check current availability and reserve your room. Please note we have a 2-night minimum booking policy and regret that we no longer accept pets. ... more less
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