Hotel Endsleigh - Devon

 

Earlier this month, Scott and I holidayed in a gloriously sunny Devon and Cornwall. A week to unwind and recharge, to discover and explore beautiful sights and delicious tastes across two picture-postcard counties. Fabulous full English breakfasts, spectacular coastal walks, a fantastic visit to the world's largest indoor rainforest, top notch seafood in an unusual destination, and, particularly competitive rounds of croquet! We simply couldn't wait!

We began our adventure with a stay at the beautiful Hotel Endsleigh...

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Buried deep in just over 100 acres of enchanting, wildly romantic woodland and Grade I-listed gardens, the location of Hotel Endsleigh will convince you to slow down and take a breather from your busy lives.

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You will find it nestled in Tamar Valley (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), and on either side of this regency shooting-and-fishing lodge, lies Devon's Dartmoor and Cornwall's Bodmin Moor.

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Bar the occasional noise of glasses clinking, footsteps padding the wooden floors, or, tails wagging (they are pet-friendly), you will experience only the sounds of bees humming and leaves rustling. The staff, who provide the highest levels of customer service, are ever present yet wonderfully discreet. Visit, and you'll never want to leave!

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Owned and designed by Olga Polizzi, British hotelier and interior designer, Hotel Endsleigh is a playground for those with an eye for interiors. Every inch of the hotel has been carefully curated to feel comfortable, elegant, inviting...

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... and the food? Here is a teaser ;) As you can see, it was very tasty indeed!

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There are soft, hushed tones, wood-panelled walls and gorgeous period features throughout. By evening, the grand hall entrance is illuminated only by the bewitching flicker and glow of candles.

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There are ample soft sofas, smart chairs and plush ottomans to rest weary feet in the drawing rooms, shelves lined with books to borrow or boardgames to play too...

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Come the cooler months, there are fireplaces that will burst into life, roaring fires prompting cosy days or evenings spent indoors...

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The outside terrace boasts unrivalled views of Tamar Valley. Guests can enjoy a range of traditional garden games. Giant garden Jenga, croquet (ahem, no cheating please!), boules, badminton and table tennis. Which would you choose? 

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Or perhaps, would you prefer a spot of sunbathing after a leisurely, long lunch? No problem! There are a handful of sun loungers located in prime position of the sun's rays... 

But, now onto the best bit, the bedroom!

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I am sure I am not alone in sharing my excitement when it comes to check-in time! After the formalities of showing us to our room, we then kicked off our shoes and whipped out the camera. Before those immaculately pressed bed sheets were crumpled and creased, and our toiletries took their positions along the bathroom shelf, we wanted to capture our room, moments after we first set eyes on it...

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I defy anyone who would want to leave.

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I'd happily cocoon myself in here for days on end!

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More books to borrow, so put down those phones!

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The view from our bedroom window...

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A welcome bowl of fresh fruit and bottled water.

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And, up next, one of my most favourite places to relax. As long as the tub is filled to the brim with bubbles, this bath time will be just heavenly...

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Wonderful pampering products and soft, plush robes.

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All the finer details that really make for an unforgettable stay.

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Gosh, is that the time? We must be on our way to our next destination! But, before we do, I hope you have enjoyed reading my feature on Hotel Endsleigh. My aim with this post was to offer a flavour of what you may expect to discover and experience from your stay here.

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Needless to say, if you own a four legged friend, I am almost certain he or she will love Hotel Endsleigh just as much as you will! I know Winnie would have been in her element if she had stopped by. Well, there's always next time...

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If you like what you see, then find out more about Hotel Endsleigh over here...

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So then, where shall we be heading to next on our adventure across Devon and Cornwall? Pop back soon to find out!...