Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon
|EX20 4PN, Lewdown, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Lewtrenchard ManorLewtrenchard Manor on the northern edge of Dartmoor is a Jacobean manor house full of original features. Built by the Monk family around 1600 on the site of an earlier house, the manor is rich in ornate ceilings, lovely oak paneling, carvings and large open fireplaces.
Since coming to Lewtrenchard in 1988, the Murray family have enhanced the warm atmosphere of the lovely old house with family antiques, warm colours and comfortable furniture. The gardens have been restored and are now part of the National Garden Scheme.
Surrounding the house and gardens is the timeless and very peaceful Lewtrenchard Estate, which offers clay pigeon shooting, rough shooting and fishing in the River Lew. Lovely walks start from the doorstep of this delightful house. You can explore the surrounding countryside of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Plymouth and There are good facilities for riding nearby, and golf on local and championship courses can be arranged.
Their restaurant is much acclaimed by the critics and has been awarded 2 rosettes by the AA. Diners at Lewtrenchard are treated to generous helpings of wholesome modern English food, meticulously prepared and beautifully presented. Flavoursome rather than fussy, all dishes are made from the very finest fresh local ingredients. In the winter there is a strong emphasis on Devonshire game, snipe, teal, woodcock, pheasant, mallard and venison. The fishmonger calls every morning from the quayside at Looe, and locally caught wild salmon are an occasional feature. All of the herbs and most of the vegetables are grown in Lewtrenchard's own walled garden.
Type of rooms: Lewtrenchard Manor5 Suites (one of which is a four poster)
2 Four Posters rooms
5 King Size double or twin rooms
2 Standard double rooms
The spacious, light bedrooms each with its own personality, all have extensive views through leaded windows over the peaceful Devon countryside. They are all different and each has its own charm and character.
They all have the same welcoming touches; freshly cut flowers from the gardens, luxuriously soft towelling robes, bowls of fresh fruit and irresistible plates of home made shortbreads, peanut cookies and white chocolate biscuits. As many private living rooms as bedrooms, they provide the perfect setting in which to totally unwind, enjoy a lengthy bath or savour a leisurely breakfast.
Additional information: Lewtrenchard Manor
Activities available: clay pigeon shooting, fishing and croquet in the grounds.
If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic country seat, there's no shortage of other diversions on the doorstep. The craggy tors and wide open expanse of Dartmoor National Park is almost within walking distance, and the stunning coastlines of both North and South Devon are barely 30 minutes away by car.
The world renowned Eden Project can be reached in 45 minutes, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan within the hour, tickets for both can be provided at reception so you avoid queuing. Only slightly further afield you'll find the Tate Modern in St Ives, and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
Closer to home there's a host of National Trust properties to visit, including Lydford Gorge, Buckland Abbey, Lanhydrock, Cotehele and the breathtaking mock medieval Castle Drogo.
The young and enthusiastic staff at Lewtrenchard have a wealth of local knowledge and will be delighted to make suggestions, prepare personalised itineraries and provide a delicious packed lunch.
Lewtrenchard is a unique venue for business meetings or small conferences. Here you can be assured of privacy and tranquillity, no distractions, and an environment that divests you of all the everyday pressures, leaving you to talk and think in peace.
General Booking Conditions:
Any reservation cancelled 14 - 2 days prior to check-in date is charged a fee. If cancelled 2 - 0 days prior to check-in date, 100% is charged. Travel insurance is recommended.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 14
Official category: 3 AA Red stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1600's/1998.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, French, Polish.Smoking policy: Smoking not permitted in the dining room, but allowed in public areas.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: Open for dinner every day, and open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday.
GPS Coordinates: 50° 39' 13.73'' N 4° 10' 53.69'' W
Nearest airport: Exeter International Airport - 35 mi.