We're just back from a first trip to Fingals, and our heads are full of memories of its loveliness. Our room was great, with a blissfully comfortable bed and amusing Beryl Cook pictures on the walls, and our three children loved their attic area - teddies awaited on each quilt. We all had a wonderful holiday - the children loved playing barefoot on the grass tennis court, the pool and the games room and going down to Dittisham to catch crabs; the adults adored the beauty of the gardens and the atmosphere of the panelled dining rooms (Classic FM pouring forth over a Full English each morning). The only reason I'm not giving four stars for value is that dinner at £30 a head felt a little bit steep.
In many ways Fingals doesn't feel like a hotel - no uniformed staff hover about, there's no one behind the bar, you just help yourself and use the honesty tab - but for us that was all to the good. I hope we'll go back many times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eccentric, quirky, unique, relaxed, different - Fingals is all of these and much, much more! A handsome Grade 2 listed Devon farmhouse which is mentioned in the Doomesday Book, Fingals has been family owned and run by Richard Johnston for the past 30 years. Richard has lovingly transformed the farmhouse into a luxurious country house bed and breakfast with self-catering cottages nestling in a tranquil Devon valley set back from the River Dart. As soon as you step through the front door you experience the warmth, relaxation and comfort which seems to hug you as you arrive! It is a home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fingals Hotel Dittisham
- Fingals Boutique B&B Dittisham, Devon