Those heading to the coast for a relaxing break this summer will miss out on the kind of uninterrupted bliss that country house hotels such as Lewtrenchard Manor offer.
This particular manor house hotel meets all the requirements for an escape-from-reality retreat – exactly the kind of break we’ve all been craving.
Its remote location (the hotel is nestled in a secluded valley beneath Dartmoor’s rugged tors) and picturesque gardens create an inviting setting in which to unwind in nature. Opportunities to relax continue inside the Jacobean manor, whether that’s finding a cosy nook in which to sip a coffee and get stuck in to a good book, or indulging in a spot of pampering with an in-room spa treatment.
However you choose to unfurl, gastronomic thrills are guaranteed when you plump for an innovative eating experience at Purple Carrot restaurant. The bespoke foodie adventure starts with a glass of Champagne and canapés at the bar before diners are invited into the private dining room. Inside, guests are granted a unique view of the award-winning kitchen – led by new head chef David Brown – via a trio of flat-screen televisions.
The interactive viewing is complemented by a seven-course meal with optional wine flight. If Lewtrenchard’s beautiful setting, leisurely pace and fabulous dining tick all the boxes on your staycation wish list, it’s time to call off the search and give our competition a go.
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