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Ilsington Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ilsington
Certificate of Excellence
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Probus Group Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

If you have not stayed at this hotel before then you are in for a special treat. Every aspect is of the highest quality starting at the top. My wife and I have stayed three times over the last four years and the quality has never waned so we recommended it to our local Probus Club and were lucky enough to stay last week. My faith in the establishment was more than rewarded with each of our group of 36 in raptures with the place and wishing to return. Richard, the joint owner with his brother, was superb from booking the hotel and agreeing terms within 48 hours, to looking after our every whim. Nothing was too much trouble. Backed with a very efficient and friendly staff from the moment we arrived until the sad time to left. I can only say whether you are an individual or couple or considering booking for your club, do not hesitate you will not regret it. Read the literature on the Hotel's website and be assured it's true not least the food. The only difficulty is making the choice from the menu. The dinner and breakfast, again, were of the highest quality. We and many of our group will be going back.

Room Tip: We had no complaints from our group, only complimentary remarks.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just returned from a superb weekend at the Ilsington Country House Hotel. The food was delicious, the views were amazing, the hotel was clean and tidy throughout and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.. in particular Sam the barman who we felt went out of his way to make us feel welcome.

Great job! Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is the first review i've written about anywhere,but given the nature of our visit,that ,being our wedding reception,i feel compelled to give credit where it's due.
Reviews are obviously made on personal expectations but i feel one or two of the previous negative comments were perhaps made rashly, on material expectations.
Myself and my now,new wife had been been planning and consulting with the hotel for some time,prior to our stay,which would include a wedding reception for a total of 19 guests.
During the organizational stages,the help and support has been professional and accommodating. On arrival and during our stay,we were all made very welcome,always with a friendly smile,and a personal,'no problem' attitute. Weddings can always present little problems along the way,thankfully not much during our's,but adjustments,timings etc., were taken in their stride.
With several young children in tow,the spacious well kept gardens were perfect for them to run around in. We all found the rooms spacious and comfortable.
From a food point of view,again,service was great and the food,lovely.
I know we will stay again one day and i know our guests loved it.
Personally,i think if you're coming to dartmoor for the right reasons,you'll be happy here. If you're going to 'nit pick', you've missed the point. Relax and enjoy it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lyme Regis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visited for a two night break here in this wonderful hotel on Dartmoor to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. The staff made our room already to surprise him complete with balloons, huge bunch of flowers,homemade choccies, prosseco chilling away and just as we arrived a pint of Thatchers Gold on ice ready for him to start on. It was perfect. We ate and drank the three days well away and did chair aerobics with an ocassional swim to keep slightly active apart from lifting glasses of wine, cider or a whisky or so. The food, ambience,staff, everything was wonderful, the hotel is set in glorious grounds within sight of Haytor Rock.Although the weather was somewhat inclement it did not stop us from having a super time dining and enjoying ourselves.
A local lady, Emma from Emmas cake creations from Newton Abbot made my husband a super duper 50th Birthday cake of choccy fudge 5 layers encased in a delicious choccy icing all in the shape of my husbands golf bag, complete with a model of our kittencat and our Guernsey cows from a past life, sitting on a grass icing with tees and a golf ball. The cake was utterly delicious and such a wonderful masterpeice, I highly recommend.She kindly took it to the hotel for me so that my husband was not aware of the cake until it was served with coffee on his special day.
On the Saturday morning a pre 1920's car rally past the grounds of the hotel which was a lovely sight to see as was the gatherings of families for a wedding anniversary and the wedding parties resplendid in their wedding atire. The hotel was busy with all these different activities taking place, yet no one was perplexed or hurried and all seemed so effortlesly done for all the different lunches in the different areas of the hotel for all their very special days. Children played on the extensive grounds and people were drinking champagne beside the pergola and ponds and photos of the wedding parties upon the gardens, all so very English and lovely.
Highly recommend this hotel for a special time to spend with loved ones, for special days, delicious dinners and for time for quietness, It is a lovely spot to have a holiday in and I wish I could come for Christmas or a New Year, all so wonderfully decadent.
We shall return.
Thank you all for making it such a lovely time for both myself and my husband

Room Tip: Deluxe/Superior/Junior suite all at the top of the hotel with wonderful views at the front to th...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Truro, Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

From my initial phone call to book a table to the moment we left this hotel the service was first class. Nothing was too much trouble and even the young waiters had a sense of humour. We arrived early as this was a family get together so had pre dinner drinks in the comfortable lounge. The dining room was beautifully laid out with a pianist performing throughout the meal. The £20 sunday lunch menu was superb. The food looked good, tasted good and was extremely good value for money. There were no faults, no complaints just 5 very happy customers who would visit again without thinking twice. Top marks all round!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

3 generations of the family were very well looked after, excellent food and service in wonderful settings. If anyone is thinking of hosting a birthday party for a grand parent and want to be able to enjoy the day yourself and have happy children then I can highly recommend coming here. We all had a dip in the pool to make it a memorable and very special family day. A group family photo with Haytor in the background will give my father many happy memories in years to come. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hotel is in a very green area and is very comfortable. The whole place is relaxing and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

If you are after some peace and quiet, this is the best place to go. Have never felt so relaxed and at peace: clean air, no noise, no city bustle.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Ilsington Country House Hotel
Address: Ilsington Village | Nr Newton Abbot, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ilsington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ilsington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ilsington Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This highly rated country house hotel is set in 11 acres of private land within the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park. Award winning food is served in the main Restaurant whilst the Blue Tiger Inn with its large sun terrace offers more informal dishes of excellent quality. Emphasis is on local produce and homemade creations.Beautiful new Spa opening early 2015 with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, gym and indoor pool. ... more   less 
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Ilsington Country Hotel
Best Western Newton Abbot
Hotel Ilsington Country
Ilsington Country House Hotel Dartmoor National Park, Devon

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