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Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chulmleigh
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Okehampton
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've been staying in Devon a while now and have come across a few spectacular places. This is one! Lovely food, enjoyable area and comfortable atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, nice family place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
It is so nice to discover new places and I am delighted to learn you have found us and enjoyed it here so much. Let's hope it was the first of many visits to come!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the treehouse for a couple of nights and it surpassed our expectations. We didn't realise that it came with our own little garden area and BBQ. It was like having our own private campsite. Amazing. The treehouse balcony also had an outside heater. We didn't want to leave and I would recommend the treehouse to anyone. If I was being picky, then it would be nice to have some seats down by the BBQ and perhaps a table. This would make BBQing more sociable. Also, we arrived when there was a wedding which meant we couldn't easily eat in the hotel restaurant. This didn't really matter but it would have been good to have had a head's up beforehand.

Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank Charlie_BBP
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you for such a nice review. We are pleased you made the most of the BBQ area. We hope to see you back at some point soon
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent two nights at this lovely hotel curtesy of a fantastic value Travelzoo break, the staff were all very friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed and welcoming. Our room was spotless and the bed so comfortable it was hard to get up to explore the beautiful surroundings, they have made great use of the grounds creating a little oasis of calm and tranquility for their guests.
The menu was fairly extensive and the food delicious and we thought very good value.
We were particularly impressed how well the staff work together, they all seemed happy in their jobs and are obviously valued by the excellent management.
We hope to return and sample the delights of the Treehouse. Many thanks for a wonderful break.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jay S
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
You are most kind to leave such a lovely review and we are very glad and grateful. Please do come back to stay in the treehouse as now the landscaping has all grown it looks even better than ever!
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed as a family of 4 in the newly created Treehouse in the grounds of the Fox and Hounds Hotel. Having seen the pictures on the hotel website we were ready to be impressed but reality was even better. This is extremely well designed and built with a fully fitted kitchen (Cooker, Dish Washer Fridge etc) a great bathroom (freestanding bath and separate shower), a good main bedroom and funky 'bunk' beds for the kids. There is also a small living area with TV (DVD+satellite) and a log burning stove, outside the main area is surrounded by a terrace and of course lovely countryside views.
If im being picky there could be more seating area in the living room as its a bit squashed, but ideally you will be outside on the balcony anyway.

All the family loved it, its not cheap! But as a special treat well worth the effort

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
We are so glad you liked Treetops and had a lovely stay. Thank you for expressing your views and please come again soon!
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everything was great about the hotel - from the super food, reasonably priced wines and helpful staff, to the lovely room with large patio.

Walkers - beware though of using the hotel-provided walks without seriously checking an OS map! We attempted Walk 7, which was meant to be 2'5 miles and due to now non existent footpaths (the maps are over seven years old we subsequently learnt, and never checked by current staff), ended up doing in the region of 7 miles. This was on a hot day when we'd taken a small bottle of water. Steep hills weren't mentioned, even the first one that you encountered before the official walk began!

Walk 1 was similar but not so incorrect - just failed to again mention steep hills, narrow, windy roads with speeding traffic and no footpaths. Not for the faint-hearted or to be considered with children.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms with a patio are excellent to sit in on warm days. Room 20 has the largest pa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank KimM750
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I just wanted to apologise for the difficulties you experienced with the walking guide - they are copied from the Tarka Trail guide so we will ensure they are checked and changed ASAP. Thank you for letting us know.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

An incredible experience in a really luxurious treehouse, where else would you find a krupps coffee maker and a dishwasher up in the trees....?? Attention to detail throughout was superb including the installation of a free standing copper bath in the bathroom. Absolutely loved how the light moved around throughout the day lighting up the rooms inside. Didn't want to leave, am not surprised there is such a long waiting list to hire this wonderful accommodation!

Room Tip: You'll sleep really soundly with the owls and wake up with all the birds!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
I am so pleased you are just as much in love with our treehouse as we are. If only we could all live in the trees!
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We booked a 2 night stay with travelzoo. The cost of the room we paid through them was very good value. The hotel Is set in a remote place with beautiful grounds. Our first impressions were very good. Entering the hotel we were met by a gentleman (sorry should of got his name) who was more than helpful and very friendly. He looked after us well all through our stay. Infact all the staff were excellent and credit to them all. The food they serve is excellent. Our evening meal was perfect and so was breakfast which was cooked to order and the produce the use was tasty. The only tiny bit if criticism I would add is you only get one piece of toast each! The room we had was spacious and well equipped with what we needed. The bathroom could do with some shelving to put your toiletries on though. The kettle in our room was a bit dirty on the outside. We had a lovely patio area from our room and was a real sun trap! If we were paying the full amount for the room at hotel rates I would of expected the patio area to be tidied up a bit.
Overall we had a lovely stay, with exceptional staff, lovely food, set in beautiful grounds. We will go back hopefully again in the near future

  • Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank gillwebb
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tarakell, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Overall I am glad you enjoyed your stay so. We have taken your small points on board; thank you for highlighting them, hopefully we will be welcoming you back soon for a completely perfect stay!
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Property: Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Address: Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7JZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Chulmleigh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chulmleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fox and Hounds Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the stunning Taw valley bordering the River Taw the hotel enjoys a beautiful location in the peaceful unspoiled Devon countryside. Great walks and an ideal location from which to explore a much loved area. We offer excellent quality food, comfortable accommodation and public areas with a Proper Devonshire welcome ... more   less 
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