I've been visiting South Allington House since the early 1990s and it is one of my favourite destinations - certainly my favourite B&B. There are also some self-catering facilities that look rather good.
The rooms are spotlessly clean, breakfast is lovely, Barbara & Edward and their staff are so nice. Sometimes if busy you may share a table at breakfast with other guests.
The house is amazingly tranquil with a pretty garden and nice grounds. Kingsbridge is the nearest town, Salcombe with its beaches isn’t far, and there are plenty of interesting places to visit in all weathers nearby. It’s great for walking and exploring south Devon.
Only four stars for the location? I tried hard to find fault. I don’t like or particularly trust five star reviews across the board. The lanes leading to South Allington are tiny – be prepared to squeeze through some gaps and do some reversing into passing bays; it’s also a few minutes’ drive to the nearest place to get evening food. Just a contrast to the built-up suburbia I’m used to. I wondered if the rooms were 4 or 5 stars but just thinking about them made me want to go back, so must be 5 stars.
Worth a visit just for the cream tea even if you’re not staying!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking