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An Elizabethan manor house on the edge of Dartmoor, south Devon - Boringdon Hall Hotel houses 64 rooms and suites, including 14 dedicated wellness rooms, part of the state-of-the-art Gaia spa. With a history that stems from the Domesday Book, the 16th century manor offers a restorative escape full of historic charm. Think carefully crafted interiors and comfy converted stable rooms with heritage features - the bespoke seating and original coat of arms in the Great Hall oozes character. Relax in the purpose-built wellness spa with an infinity pool and gorgeous outdoor space, before heading to the Michelin-starred Àclèaf restaurant to sample some of the finest local and seasonal produce from the four-course tasting menu, brimming with contemporary and flavoursome dishes.

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Natalie Millar-Partridge
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For over 15-years, Natalie has written extensively for regional, national and global publications, offering an inside track on unusual and exciting destinations; a highly curated approach to the most groundbreaking places to stay – from the super-luxe to the quirky, curiously different and considered properties to have on your radar. Natalie is based in South West England.

THE DETAILS

Location

A stay wouldn't be complete without taking a trip across the River Tamar on the historic foot-ferry to the spectacular stately home of Mount Edgcumbe.

The hotel is in the south Devon countryside between Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park.
By car: Boringdon Hall is 50 mins from Exeter, 2 hours 15 mins from Bristol and 4 hours 15 mins from London. There is free parking at the hotel.
By train: London Paddington to Plymouth takes just over 3 hours. The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

Suited to couples and celebration parties looking for a standout dining and spa experience in a rural setting with historic and contemporary charm. The impressive coat-of-arms of King James I, hung above the enormous fireplace in the Great Hall, adds a characterful element to the vast space.

Service & Facilities

There's a state-of-the-art Gaia spa wing, with a hydrotherapy and infinity pool, steam room, sauna and a long treatment menu. The secret cocktail bar, hidden behind a fake wall of old books, is a fun addition to the Great Hall.

  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pets can stay in some rooms for £20 per night, and are well-taken care of with blankets, beds and treats.

Rooms

We loved the character of the Francis four-poster, with its rich furnishings and original fireplace. Or for a blissful night's sleep, stay in the Hypnos Wellness Suite, a gorgeous open-plan space featuring a private spa-bath on the balcony.

Stable Rooms, Courtyard Rooms, Four Poster Rooms, Executive Suite, The Saltram Suite, Lady Jane Suite, The Royal Suite, Wellness Suites
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with bath and overhead shower, Gaia Skincare toiletries, dressing gowns, free Wi-Fi, TV, desk, mini-bar

Food & Drink

Delight your tastebuds with the seasonally-led signature four-course menu and wine flight at Michelin-starred Àclèaf, an immersive experience showcasing inventive British cuisine. The fresh, citrussy scallop, curried crab with lime and sole with sorrel-buttered langoustine were all delicious.

Àclèaf: Fine dining, seasonal four-course menu, local produce. Open daily for dinner. Four courses from £120.
The Mayflower Brasserie: relaxed all-day dining, dishes from around the world, steaks, Sunday roasts. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Mains from £14.

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