Hotel Endsleigh is a stunning grade I listed historic house, built for the Duke of Bedford in 1811. The location was selected by the Duke for hunting, fishing and family parties. Guests to the hotel can now enjoy the beautiful scenery, luxurious interior and peaceful atmosphere of this incredible regency country house.
Nestled in a secret valley on the outskirts of Dartmoor, many of the 18 bedrooms enjoy glorious views of the landscaped gardens and beyond to the River Tamar and Cornwall.
Owned by Olga Polizzi, mother of Alex Polizzi, presenter of the television series ‘The Hotel Inspector’, Hotel Endsleigh has been sensitively restored in the regency style, incorporating beautiful original pieces and artwork.
The contemporary luxury of the rooms inspires rest and relaxation. The elegant suites can accommodate families, offering separate sitting rooms and walk-in showers to afford space and comfort. The thatched gatekeepers lodge has a private garden and woodburning stove.
Spacious double rooms offer wonderful garden views and remaining rooms are beautifully furnished with plenty of space. Cots and z-beds can be used in most rooms and, as a dog-friendly hotel, well behaved dogs are most welcome.
The hotel restaurant benefits from a delightful outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco dining. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner is served, offering dishes for all tastes, from light meals to a three course a la carte menu. Dishes use fine local produce reflecting seasonal availability.
Surrounding the hotel 108 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, follies, woodlands and grottoes offer the perfect place for a stroll following afternoon tea. Designed 200 years ago by Humphry Repton the gardens encompass streams, little bridges, fairytale dells and picturesque picnic spots. Enjoy fishing in the stretch of the River Tamar which runs through the gardens.
Venture a little further afield and Dartmoor offers an abundance of walking opportunities, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes. 15 minutes from the hotel, the characterful market town of Tavistock is a lovely place for a spot of shopping. The National Trust owns several stately homes in the area, offering the opportunity to step back in time to bygone ages.
If it’s action you’re after, activities of all sorts can be found in the vicinity, 4x4 driving, clay pigeon shooting and canoeing are but a few of those on offer. An hour’s drive takes you to the attractive North Cornish coast where beaches and top restaurants such as Rick Stein’s and Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ can be found.