“An exceptional B&B whose five rooms and attached suite would not shame a much more expensive hotel. The public rooms are smartly decorated in fashionable colours. Large beds with Egyptian cotton bed-linen and feather pillows, slightly exotic décor (rooms have decorative oriental masks, silk coverings and very strong wallpapers), views of the sea and two hosts who really fuss over your comfort and happiness make a compelling offering and happy guests return repeatedly. You will get a fine breakfast and there are two very good restaurants in the village for dinner. Highly praised.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Strete Barton House is a 16th Century Manor House which is home to an AA Gold rated, 5 star luxury guest house/bed and breakfast set in extensive grounds in the picturesque village of Strete, near Dartmouth in the South Hams area of Devon. Panoramic sea views across Start Bay from Start Point light-house to the mouth of the river Dart. Ideally situated to explore the South Hams; only one mile from the award winning beaches of Slapton and Blackpool Sands, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and lake. The South West Coast Path is a mere 30 metres away.
Contemporary interior: bedrooms featuring luxurious pocket-sprung mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets and feather down pillows, wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD/CD player, free Wi-Fi access, extensive beverage tray, mineral water and luxury toiletries. Drawing room with sofas and armchairs and open fireplace. Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the garden; full English breakfast using local ingredients, an amuse bouche of seasonal fruit; fresh home made fruit salad and local farm yogurts. On arrival guests are offered home-made cake and tea or coffee served in the drawing room, or on the terrace in the beautiful garden over looking the sea.”