The Henley South Devon

“Small and friendly owner managed seaside bolthole of just five rooms, with a beach house feel. Cosy rooms are comfortable and clean with wonderful sea views. Cooking that finely showcases the Devon produce. Private beach access. A great weekend escape.”

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“Originally built as a holiday cottage during Edwardian times, the Henley has a beach house feel and spectacular views that stretch from the Avon estuary to Burgh Island – and a private cliff path to a stretch of pristine beach. Bedrooms are simple, comfortable and spacious, the dining room overlooks the sea, and dinners, prepared by owner Martyn Scarterfield are the best sort of sophisticated home cooked food, including locally caught fish. Warm, friendly and well run.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

Other reviews

The Henley

"What a magical small room we've got - nothing special, actually, except for its two windows and two very different sea views: one looking out over Burgh Island and its renowned hotel, the other over an expanse of crinkled yellow sand and incoming tide."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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"The feel is of a private home, with antiques, potted palms, books, magazines and resident labrador. Martyn cooks with local ingredients and flair."

Originally published by Independent (view article)

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Facilities

Parking
Free parking
Bar
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Sit-out Terrace
Good wine list
Free wifi
Wifi
Restaurant
Garden
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary
Sitting Room
Satellite / Cable TV

Activities

Riding
Indoor and outdoor riding are on offer in the area some with access to Dartmoor.
Hotel Entertainment
Martyn's table d'hôte dinners never fail to win guests over, think locally sourced fresh seafood.
Great walks
Step out of the hotel and onto the pretty garden path tumbling down to the beach.
Cycling
Miles of national cycle routes can be picked up from Bigbury-on-Sea.
Golf
Bigbury and Thurlestone are both good courses and within easy access.
Surfing
Surf or kite surf on Bigbury, Challaborough and Bantham beaches.
Birdwatching
The hotel provides binoculars in every room, so make the most of your large windows!

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5 rooms from $163 per night

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Recommended for

Romantic Break
A magical seaside escape for two, with charming rooms, fantastic food and phenomenal views and walks along the coast.

Activities

Riding
Indoor and outdoor riding are on offer in the area some with access to Dartmoor.
Hotel Entertainment
Martyn's table d'hôte dinners never fail to win guests over, think locally sourced fresh seafood.
Great walks
Step out of the hotel and onto the pretty garden path tumbling down to the beach.
Cycling
Miles of national cycle routes can be picked up from Bigbury-on-Sea.
Golf
Bigbury and Thurlestone are both good courses and within easy access.
Surfing
Surf or kite surf on Bigbury, Challaborough and Bantham beaches.
Birdwatching
The hotel provides binoculars in every room, so make the most of your large windows!

Other highlights

Views
Owner managed
Quiet
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Outstanding location
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
Good wine list
Free wifi
Restaurant
On the beach
Seaviews
All rooms have seaviews
Antiques
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary
Charming

Hotel size

5 rooms
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