Fingals Hotel South Devon

“Delightfully informal boutique B&B near the River Dart. 'Quintessentially English' - this 17th Century house is full to the rafters with art and antiques and home to a fine lawn, an indoor pool, gym and grass tennis. Whether rooms or self-catering, the homely vibe is throughout. A magical spot!”

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“An old farmhouse, restored by Richard Johnson 30 years ago, near the beautiful river Dart. Inside, no reception but a pub-style bar, informal sitting room and panelled dining room where guests eat together or separately as they wish. Excellent French-inspired cooking; breakfast ‘any time after nine’. It's run on house party lines where guests (children and dogs welcome) relax and have fun the Fingals way. Self catering accommodation also available. Fingals can be rented on an exclusive basis, up to 30 people, catered or self catered”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Because they know they can truly relax without worrying about stuffy staff hovering over them. Basically our motto at Fingals has always remained the same from day one... Fingals should be unique, sociable, enjoyable, personal and easy-going so that guests feel entirely 'at home'.
We hope anyone willing to allow themselves to enter into our world will come away with enthusiastic memories. House parties, wedding receptions, romantic weekends away, family holidays, everyone is welcome. Fingals is simply a very special place to stay - it is a true indulgence.

What is there to do in the area or on site?
Fingals offers a swimming pool surrounded by luscious flowering plants with a sauna overlooking the stream, a gym, games room, plenty of places to sit and relax with a good book plus a croquet lawn and a splendid grass tennis court. There are beautiful lanes and coast paths to explore and the river to play in or on - boats to be hired include dinghies, canoes, ferries and a paddle steamer. There are also two steam trains and beautiful National Trust houses close to us for exploring.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
The Very Best! Freshly squeezed orange juice alongside other local fruit juices. Fresh coffee and a variety of teas. Freshly baked croissants, local jams, marmalade and honey then a Full English using locally sourced bacon, sausages and eggs. This is a leisurely meal, served at any time between 9 and 11 am although we will cook earlier if required!

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We cook dinner in the evenings twice a week – a delicious 3 course meal for adults which can be eaten at a long communal table so that you get to meet all sorts of interesting people or at an intimate table if you prefer. An example of the menu might be Green pepper soup/Diver scallops seared on a bed of salad and pancetta/Mussels with a saffron sauce/Smoked salmon blinis/Globe artichoke with melted butter or vinaigrette. Salmon & Turbot with samphire & beurre blanc sauce/Best End of Devon Lamb/ Duck Breast with a Confit of Leg., served with local seasonal vegetables. A selection of puddings or cheeseboard with tea or coffee and mints. On the evenings when the restaurant is open children are offered a high tea which might be lasagne, fish cakes or roast chicken.
We will happily recommend and book any of our wonderful local pubs or restaurants on the nights that guests are eating out.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our rooms all differ in style and design but are equally comfortable.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
We would like to invite Hotel Guru readers to visit Fingals to enjoy their own country house experience. A Hotel where they will not be judged and where they and their children can relax, make friends and enjoy the beautiful grounds and countryside of South Devon.”

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Fingals, Devon

"Crossing the lawn (nice tennis court, fab folly) and pushing open the door, I find myself in the bar and instantly feel as though I've slipped into a friend's house. "

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

Address

Fingals Hotel
Coombe
Dittisham
Devon
TQ6 0JA
United Kingdom
01803 722398
www.fingals.co.uk

What's Nearby

Facilities

Outdoor dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Bicycles available
Communal Dining
Bar
Family Suites
Parking
Towelling robes
Safe
Sauna/Steam
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
No restaurant
But during the summer ,months table d'hote style dinners will be available a couple of nights a week
Billiard/pool table
Library
Overflowing with books.
Games room
Free wifi
Gym
Garden
Swimming Pool
Indoor heated pool.
Self catering to rent
Five self catering apartments.
Pet friendly
Charges are applicable.
Wifi
Satellite / Cable TV
Suites
Sitting Room
Child friendly
Children of all age welcome.

Activities

Sailing
Lessons available nearby on the River Dart.
Other Activities
Lannacombe is one of our favourite bathing and picnic spots.
Hotel Entertainment
Plenty to keep you entertained from billards, to ping pong, the many books in the library and the comfortable TV room.
Croquet
Enjoy a sunny afternoon's croquet on the well manicured lawns.
Cycling
Bicycles are avaliable for guests to explore the country lanes and local seaside towns.
Great walks
Using the river as your guide, the countryside truly is your oyster.
Tennis
The well kept grass court is a beautiful place to have a knock around.

Book this hotel

4 rooms from $226 per night

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Recommended for

Families
The perfect countryside family escape, with selfcatering rooms plus a wealth of activties for all ages.
Local exploring
Explore the surrounding countryside, from vineyards and country houses, to seaside and river adventures.

Activities

Sailing
Lessons available nearby on the River Dart.
Other Activities
Lannacombe is one of our favourite bathing and picnic spots.
Hotel Entertainment
Plenty to keep you entertained from billards, to ping pong, the many books in the library and the comfortable TV room.
Croquet
Enjoy a sunny afternoon's croquet on the well manicured lawns.
Cycling
Bicycles are avaliable for guests to explore the country lanes and local seaside towns.
Great walks
Using the river as your guide, the countryside truly is your oyster.
Tennis
The well kept grass court is a beautiful place to have a knock around.

Other highlights

House party feel
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Family Suites
Lively
Owner managed
Remote
Good wine list
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
No restaurant
But during the summer ,months table d'hote style dinners will be available a couple of nights a week
Views
Free wifi
Antiques
Gym
Riverside
Boutique
B+B
Artworks
Self catering to rent
Five self catering apartments.
Pet friendly
Charges are applicable.
Quirky
Romantic
Intimate
Charming
Traditional
Beach nearby
Farmhouse
Retro/Vintage
Child friendly
Children of all age welcome.

Hotel size

4 rooms
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