We didn't know where to go for a few days away to celebrate our Silver Wedding. Had thought about Venice or Rome but as we just wanted a quiet time and the weather was predicted to be beautiful we just jumped in the car on Friday night and headed to Exmoor with no idea where we would stay. We stayed our first night at Millers in Porlock which was lovely and the next two nights at the Tors Hotel in Lynmouth. The Tors the atmosphere, the food and the staff were wonderful. I am gluten intolerant and they adapted dishes for me with no problem. In fact the gluten free bread was so good I had to check twice just to make sure it was gluten free. They have a beautiful suite there The Millers Suite which they were not letting out as the jacuzzi wasn't working but after much pleading by me they they let us have it. What a glorious suite is is huge bathroom, sitting room, beautifully decorated and overlooking the Lynmouth Bay - and when the jacuzzi is fixed it will be even better. We spent Sunday afternoon on the balcony, drinking champagne listening to live music as the sun beat down. We had a wonderful time. The hotel is unique. I have travelled for many years and stayed in 5 star hotels across the world - mainly in South East Asia where 5 star luxury is really something but in my opinion this hotel is really really special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beacon of relaxation, set in stunning coastal surroundings, nestled against the rugged Exmoor coastline and set in 5 acres of woodland, The Tors Hotel overlooks the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth and provides one of the most striking views of the North Devon coast.Set against this dramatic vista there is the contrast of the warmth of the welcome and comfort provided by our characteristic hotel. Owned by Martin Miller, the creator of Miller's Antique price guides, The Tors combines the inspirational Miller style with inviting prices, framed by the beautiful coast of North Devon. This 19-bedroom hotel is crammed with Martin's antiques and curiosities. The Tors has all the hallmarks of his unique style. Roaring log fires, candlelit sensuality, books by the thousand and bowls of fruit and sweets, all washed down with a Millers award winning Gin and tonic. In the AA rosseted restaurant you will find a relaxed atmosphere with superb quality food, an excellent wine list and probably the best views in the village. The whole family will find a warm welcome in the restaurant and as much care will be taken with your little one's ice cream as with you're carefully prepared main meal. Outside relax with a drink on our newly opened Miller's Terrace while taking in the breathtaking surroundings.It is just a short 5-minute walk into the heart of the village and all it has to offer. The hotel is ideal for all the family and you can even bring your dog, who will enjoy the many splendid walks in and around the area.Unique and quirky yet stylish and relaxed the Tors is a special place to stay. Take a peek inside the hotel by clicking through the image gallery to the right, or come and join us for a Martin Miller's Gin and Tonic on our fantastic sea-view terrace, or stay for a night or two and experience the inspirational Miller effect for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tors Hotel Lynmouth, Devon