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18 rooms from $242 per night

“Historic shooting lodge offers an intimate, Olga Polizzi styled stay. Relax in the stunning grounds or in the library. Beautiful rooms overlook the valley and stretch of private river. Italian meets Spanish cuisine with Jose Graziosi's delicious dishes. Good for outdoor-types and families.”

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“Historic shooting lodge offers an intimate, Olga Polizzi styled stay. Relax in the stunning grounds or in the library. Beautiful rooms overlook the valley and stretch of private river. Italian meets Spanish cuisine with Jose Graziosi's delicious dishes. Good for outdoor-types and families.”

Hotel Overview

“The Duke of Bedford’s charming 1812 'cottage ornée' is Olga Polizzi’s latest country hotel, run by her daughter Alex. Beautifully decorated, yet full of its original character as a sturdy shooting and fishing lodge, the house stands in a stunning setting: in a secret valley, with gardens by Humphrey Repton and richly coloured woods. Good food, languorous terrace, peace, quiet and elegance assured.”

Recommended for
  • Families
  • Babysitting and monitors available plus such delights as picnics (complete with lanterns and blankets) in the grounds.
  • Honeymoons
  • Fairytale suites, gourmet cuisine, cosy fireside sofas and incredible grounds for strolling hand in hand- enchanting!
  • Country Escape
  • Extensive grounds for fishing, shooting, and rambling, plus plenty of comfy armchairs for the weary walker!
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome, babysitting services available on request.
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs allowed everywhere except restaurant, charges of £20 per night apply.
  • Garden
  • Set in 110 acres, with a stretch of river.
  • Restaurant
  • Sitting Room
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Pheasant shooting, in season, makes for a great activitiy for a group of enthusiasts.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a leisurely game of croquet on the lawn, the perfect way to wind down.
  • Fishing
  • With a access to a private stretch of the River Tamar this is an ideal spot for anglers.
  • Great walks
  • Wander the extensive grounds or head further afield and explore nearby Dartmoor.
  • Sights nearby
  • The National Trust and its stately homes make for a great day exploring - Cothele House, Saltram House and Castle Drogo.
  • Birdwatching
  • Meet the resident Birds of Prey with the professional Falconer.
  • Riding
  • Local stables offer a range of horses for all abilities. Hacks accross the moors make for a memorable activity.

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"Built in 1812 as the holiday home for the Duchess of Bedford, Georgiana Russell, this wildly romantic, chintz-free country estate, run by Channel 5's Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, is steeped in royal history."

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Hotel website
18 rooms from $242 per night

Nature Retreat - From £620 per person, based on two people sharing. Including two nights accommodation, breakfast, picnic lunches, dinner and Fergus as your guide. Available from the 1 November 2016–28 February 2017 excluding the festive period. The Nature Retreats are great for families with children, best over the age of 6.

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Families
  • Babysitting and monitors available plus such delights as picnics (complete with lanterns and blankets) in the grounds.
  • Honeymoons
  • Fairytale suites, gourmet cuisine, cosy fireside sofas and incredible grounds for strolling hand in hand- enchanting!
  • Country Escape
  • Extensive grounds for fishing, shooting, and rambling, plus plenty of comfy armchairs for the weary walker!
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Pheasant shooting, in season, makes for a great activitiy for a group of enthusiasts.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a leisurely game of croquet on the lawn, the perfect way to wind down.
  • Fishing
  • With a access to a private stretch of the River Tamar this is an ideal spot for anglers.
  • Great walks
  • Wander the extensive grounds or head further afield and explore nearby Dartmoor.
  • Riding
  • Local stables offer a range of horses for all abilities. Hacks accross the moors make for a memorable activity.
  • Sights nearby
  • The National Trust and its stately homes make for a great day exploring - Cothele House, Saltram House and Castle Drogo.
  • Birdwatching
  • Meet the resident Birds of Prey with the professional Falconer.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Gourmet
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Literary
  • Organic food
  • Country House
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs allowed everywhere except restaurant, charges of £20 per night apply.
  • Antiques
  • Historic
  • Riverside
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome, babysitting services available on request.
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional

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