We had a wonderful two night stay here on the weekend before the jubilee, to get some quiet time before the crowds! And we were so pleased we chose to stay here.
It is a beautiful house in a great position. A short walk takes you to the picturesque village of Exford which sits by the river and has pubs, shop, cafes etc.
But you may (like us) find yourselves reluctant to leave Edgcott House. We had two sunny days, so we sat on the terrace both mornings until about 11am, eating breakfast and drinking very good coffee in the sunshine. What a life! And what a breakfast! The gourmet menu varied each day with items such as mint and mango lassi, pineapple and coconut smoothie, blackberry and pear compote, pancakes, corn cakes, full English, vegetarian options, homemade bread and conserves, duck eggs with smoked trout, scrambled eggs with asparagus, well it just went on and on. Now you see why we found it hard to move afterwards! Never had such a great breakfast anywhere. Penny did used to run a catering firm, and her professionalism really shines through.
But having been dragged away to explore Exmoor, it was good to return to this oasis of peace and quiet at the end of the day. The garden is very pretty, and there are benches and seats dotted around to enjoy it from. I spent a lovely hour outside reading as the sun went down.
The bedrooms are very nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom spacious, with lovely organic toiletries provided. We stayed in Room 1 which has an extra seating area and double bed, but Room 2 next door looked very nice as well. They both overlooked the garden. I didn't see in any of the other rooms, but I'm sure they are all good.
Downstairs, if you're not lucky enough to have great weather, the long room, with dining room at one end and cozy lounge at the other is fabulous, with log burners aplenty for cold weather. There are lots of books to read, and Edgcott House has a very relaxed feel. The owners, Simon and Penny were very good hosts, and even lent us a beach towel one day so we could go swimming in the sea (no, really).
I highly recommend Edgcott House, and we are looking forward to a return visit soon. They also offer self-catering for 6 at Cascade Cottage next door to the house which we had a look at for future reference, and the good news is, you can go over to Edgcott for Penny's superb breakfast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in peacefully surroundings a short walk from the centre of Exford. Edgcott House offers a luxurious and comfortable place to stay. Its rooms are plush and well appointed with 300 thread count bed linen that makes your time in bed a delight. Every room has a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary wifi and spacious en-suite facilities with a range of products with which to pamper yourself with. Downstairs the entrance hall offers a library of books to enjoy in front of its wood burning stove. The 50ft Long Room, with its Trompe l’oeil decoration, wood burners and sumptuous leather sofas and chairs offers the perfect place to relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgcott House Exmoor National Park/Exford