We enjoyed the country house feel of this place and found the owners and staff very pleasant. This created a house party atmosphere in which guests would talk before dinner. The two dinners we had were excellent and well presented as were the breakfasts. We walked a little in the grounds when we arrived, a steep slope takes you down to a stream with an old boathouse. The building is certainly old and will not appeal to those who enjoy Holiday Inns and the like but this is part of it's charm.
This does lead to a bit of a downside though. We had a large double room with valley view which was nice but the bathroom had had to be squeezed into the corner between the window and the period fireplace and as such was, what you might call, compact! Another slight down was that a bottle of local beer was charged on our bill at £4 and a lager at £3.50 which we thought was a little steep.
We stayed on a KGB deal so it was obviously good value but I do not think I would consider staying at the rack price.
One major problem with this part of the South Hams is the narrow roads. The drive down to the hotel would be quite tricky if you met something but, fortunately, we never did. We also found this a problem when we visited Salcombe and Overbeck House (NT) - a lovely garden but only about 12 parking spaces so cars park on the long and very narrow road - chaos!
Strangely, because of the roads problem, I find myself giving this hotel 4 or 5 stars but deciding I probably won't visit again purely because of the driving (but I am a senior citizen and like a quiet life).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hazelwood is an early Victorian Country Guesthouse set in 67 acres of wild river valley in the heart of the South Hams, Devon.Nearby there are meadow walks and ancient sites to see and Dartmoor National Park is only half an hour away. In the opposite direction is the famous Devon coast with an array of award winning beaches and beautiful market towns to explore.The house has 14 comfortable bedrooms some en-suite with valley views.The fully licensed restaurant is open all year to all, serving delicious local and organic modern British fine food. Traditional cream teas are always available. Lazing on the blossom filled veranda in the summer is a treat whilst open log fores and candlelight provide that extra cozy feeling during the winter. Hazelwood continues to be a popular wedding venue and holds host to an eclectic programme of cultural and art weekends as well as concerts and gourmet dinners. Hazelwood is also available to hire for seminars, workshops, exhibitions and away days. Hazelwood offers good food, peace, beauty, nature, art and space to be. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hazelwood Hotel Loddiswell
- Hazelwood House Devon/Loddiswell