Fantastic location, right on the edge of the cliff with a private access climb to the beach. It is on the main road into Bigbury-on-Sea but there is virtually no traffic at night.
Excellent food! Great wine! Very nice ambience in the dining room (ocean view) and the "drawing room" with lots of books. Only quibble: some of the other guests thought it was appropriate to converse by whispering to each other during dinner - which is kind of weird, but can hardly be blamed on the hotel.
I did not meet the host - except through his excellent cooking - but his German wife Petra was very charming and extremely helpful with tips regarding the area.
The room was small, but absolutely ok if you do not intend to spend a lot of time there. Perfect as a base for walks. Very clean.
Anything that was not perfect? Well, getting out of the parking area can be a tight squeeze, especially if you are used to having a parking aid in your regular car. Otherwise...it seems I once got the same napkin for breakfast as for dinner the night before, but hey...
- Also Known As:
- Henley Hotel Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon