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Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres where Arabian horses roam freely. Voted the most Romantic Hotel in the UK – Conde Nast Johansens.

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Rooms: 4 doubles, 9 king size doubles/ twins, 2 suites & 1 cottage
Price:

The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage are £375 - £450. B/B full breakfast & VAT per room per night.

Meals: All meals provided in hotel restaurant. 3 course lunch & canapes £33 per person.
Open: Year round
Address: Combe House Hotel & Restaurant, Gittisham, Honiton, , Devon, EX14 3AD
 
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Why w've chosen Combe House Hotel:

Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres of estate where Arabian horses roam freely. Situated in the beautiful East Devon countryside, this luxury hotel is only two and a half hours from London by train and is close to the coastal towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.

This is the perfect spot for an indulgent break in Devon whether you are a family or group of friends celebrating a special occasion, are looking for a romantic getaway or simply love to sit back and soak up the charm of a Manor House for a weekend. Here you’ll find great food, comfy beds, huge log fires, candlelit dining & genuine hospitality.

The hotel has 15 rooms, all on a B&B basis and with dinner and lunch available for those that want it. A thatched cottage for two sits on the edge of the estate and is available for hire on a self-catering basis. The cottage has been beautifully restored, keeping much of the original features but with all the modern comforts you could want for a self-catering holiday. An exclusive pretty walled garden makes it excellent for those wanting a bit of space and privacy. The hotel and restaurant has a few beautiful and atmosphere rooms for hire, including the authentic Georgian Kitchen and a wood-panneled dining room. The hotel caters for weddings and other events year round and welcomes people for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

Combe House Hotel was recently voted 'The most Romantic Hotel in the UK 2012' at the prestigious Conde Nast Johansens awards.

Holly Tuppen's verdict is, 'Despite the grand rooms and luxurious touches, it won't take you long to feel very at home at Combe House. This independent, family run country hotel has flawlessly achieved what so many chain hotels fail to do - create a genuine and relaxed atmosphere where children and dogs muck in seamlessly with champagne, canapes and candlelit dinners. Whether you're looking for somewhere to get the whole family together or an indulgent, romantic getaway Combe House is one of the finest options in the country.'

Check out the full review here: Combe House Hotel Review

How does Combe House Hotel minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

The manor is Grade 1 listed and Elizabethan so they are very restricted in terms of renovations, however they have done and continue to do all within their capabilities, which have earned them multiple awards. They actively recycle and have a Green team, where regular meetings all members of staff to share ideas on reducing energy use, water consumption and landfill waste, which they put into action where ever possible.

They have restored two derelict Victorian Gardens and produce the majority of seasonal produce and flowers. The menu is seasonal and all produce is from local producers within a 20 miles radius, where possible. Combe House is only 5 miles from Honiton Rail Station with a direct line to London Waterloo, so guests can easily travel car free and the owners are happy to collect guests at the station.

Top Eco Features at Combe House Hotel

 
  • The hotel has a 'green team', responsible for optimising sustainability

  • Gold award from Green Tourism Business Scheme

  • Restoration of gardens to supply 60% of chef's needs

  • Refurbishment in line with maximum energy efficiency standards for Grade 1 property

  • Re-introduction of Tom Putt's cider from 18th Century

 

Location

Combe House Hotel, Devon, England
Nearest train station: Honiton Train Station

Directions from station:
A 15 minute taxi ride from Honiton Station. There is a taxi rank at the station.

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