We found this beautiful B&B purely by chance - as they were one of only a handufl of nice looking B&B's that accepted a dog. This one is tucked away off the beaten track not far from Exeter and on the fringe of Dartmoor. We were so glad we found it as it's absolutely delightful. Both Ken and Sue came to show us to our room and tell us about the place. They are both so enthusiastic, friendly and helpful - they made us feel really at home from the minute we arrived and nothing was too much trouble for them. After we'd had a chance to unpack Sue arranged for a welcome pot of tea and a piece of delicious lemon drizzle cake in a little "snug" sitting room full of interesting family photos. We were celebrating Paul's Birthday so had Dinner there the first evening and we thought it was excellent. You can choose to have either a 2 or 3 course dinner - (my only slight disappointment was that as we were having a 2 course dinner - we both had to have to have either a starter and main course OR a main course and dessert - but I guess that's totally understandable as it's not a restaurant) Sue's cooking is excellent and we had a delightful starter of fresh asparagus with stilton and walnuts followed by Rack of Lamb with Pea and Leek Stuffing. Absolutely delicious. We were able to take our own bottle of wine too. The 5' bed was very comfortable and the room itself has been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with an experienced, co-ordinated touch. Very restful and comfortable. There is a TV and a small sofa for cosy evenings in and they even have an alarm clock with speakers for an iPod connection. (In case you are not wanting totally tranquility be aware that in our room the WiFi connection was intermittent at best and the Mobile Signal from our room was non-existent - not that we minded particularly as we were there to escape all that!) The bathroom is modern and stylish with an overhead shower and the attention to detail is wonderful yet again with bubblebath and fluffy white towels provided. The Breakfasts are fabulous .... a choice of fruit juices, cereals and fresh fruit followed by a Full English - which Ken cooks really well. You can even watch the birds and squirrels on the bird table and feeders while breakfasting! The garden is pretty and exceptionally well cared for (I think Sue is out there gardening nearly every day) and they also have a further 10 acres of more natural grounds which was great for walking Megan (our dog) before breakfast! They have their own chickens and ducks so the breakfast eggs were really fresh! The attention to detail everywhere is exceptional ... all the tableware is matching and pristine - and the tables are always thoughtfully laid out for each meal. The furniture and furnishings are immaculate and quite frankly the house could easily be an advert for one of the upmarket Homes and Gardens magazines. On the day we had a little sunshine there was even a parasol and seat cushions provided outside on our little patio area! All in all - a great stay and I'm sure we will be going back. One small word of caution though - if you are a nervous driver it isn't an easy place to get to as the country lanes are quite narrow and twisty! But if you are looking for a bit of heaven in a place of peace and tranquility - then this is the place for you. We HIGHLY recommend it.
- 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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