We stayed at the Sampford Guest House for two nights on the weekend of 28th April 2012, and we would definitely love to come back!
We drove down from London, and our hosts were very accommodating about us arriving quite late. On arrival, Matthew (host) helped us with maps and advice on places to go for a drink that evening. We were also given our own key so we were free to come and go as we pleased. I can recommend The Blue Anchor for food/drink; it's only a short walk away from the guest house and has a wonderful friendly local atmosphere.
We stayed in room number 4 which had the most incredible view that we didn't even pull the curtains at night. It also had it's own shower, sink, television and kettle (I would definitely ask for this room again!). In addition, we had our own designated car parking space down by the harbour.
The main purpose of our visit was to attend a wedding. The ceremony itself was held at Cockington Church, which is only a short drive away. Matthew gave us tips regarding the parking, which made things easier. We then drove back to the Guest House, left our car in the designated bay, and walked to the wedding reception at the Berry Head Hotel. This is about a 15 minute walk from the guest house and has glorious views along the coast.
The breakfasts at Sampford were also wonderful. My partner had a full english breakfast both days, made from local produce. As I am a vegan, they were very considerate and organised great vegan cooked breakfasts for me too.
In summary, this is a really beautiful property, with spectacular views and fantastic hosts. Although you couldn't ask for more, the added perk at the end of the trip was to see a seal swimming in the harbour through the window in our room! Simply wonderful!
- Also Known As:
- Sampford Guest House Brixham, English Riviera, Devon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sampford House has wonderful views across the harbour of the historic town of Brixham. The guest has been registered 'Excellent' by Tripadvisor for 2012. The guest house has 6 lovely rooms including a seperate cottage attached with a seperate lounge and 4 Poster bed. There are plenty of beautiful walks and the fishing is good!!!!! ... more less