Devon and Cornwall

Talland Bay Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

08/04/2019 by .

Nothing classic, nothing ordinary, nothing safe. The Talland Bay Hotel is left-field quirky, a giggling surprise around every corner.

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The 25 Boutique B&B

19/06/2018 by .

I’m sipping bubbly in the sunshine and eating a delicious homemade brownie, watching the birds in the front garden. Yes, The 25 Boutique B&B is the place to relax, and I’ve only been here 10 minutes.

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Highcliffe Contemporary B&B

11/07/2017 by .

The door opened wide onto a large hallway bathed in the afternoon Cornish light. But, all I could see was two beaming faces “We’ve been expecting you, coffee?” says Vanessa Clark as husband Simon directed us to a large welcoming lounge with an open fireplace, a 19th century apothecary’s cabinet to die for and spellbinding wallpaper denoting a designer eye for unusual and eclectic décor. We had arrived at Highcliffe Contemporary B&B.

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Orestone Manor Hotel

25/04/2017 by .

London Paddington was in one of its quieter moods as I took my seat aboard the GWR service to Newton Abbot. A brief but pleasant interlude in the GWR First Class lounge was followed by a remarkably quick journey just three stops later to the peace and tranquillity of south Devon in just under two and a half hours.

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Moorland Garden Hotel. Dartmoor

08/08/2014 by .

The white, sprawled out, Moorland Garden Hotel is situated 20 minutes out of Plymouth in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  As I drove up the long drive the surrounds were really impressive.  After all it had been the byword in glamour when it first opened in the 1930’s, with visitors’ ranging from President Truman to David Niven.

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THE VALLEY. A Cornish Country Retreat

08/07/2014 by .

Taking the dog to Cornwall in the summer hols can be a tricky proposition.   Many hotels and cottages don’t accept canines, and several beaches ban man’s best friend from the sands from June to September.
The Valley is a good bet for both its location and the management’s superior intelligence.  

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