Little Hotels in South-West England

Trewornan Manor

, Wadebridge
.

An adult-only country house hotel just a few minutes from the glorious North Cornwall coast.

Guest rating 9.9

The Idle Rocks

, St Mawes
.

Luxury rooms and fine dining right on the harbourside in St Mawes.

Guest rating 9.4

Kentisbury Grange Hotel

, Kentisbury
.

A magnificent Victorian manor house in north Devon, transformed into an exquisite boutique hotel.

Guest rating 9.5

Number 38 Clifton

, Bristol
.

A cool new boutique hotel on the Clifton Downs above the city of Bristol.

Guest rating 9.4

Pencubitt House

, Liskeard
.

An adults-only country house hotel just outside Liskeard.

Guest rating 9.5

Poole Farm

, Launceston
.

A small farmhouse B&B with a huge guest satisfaction rating.

Guest rating 9.9

Middle Burrow Bed and Breakfast

, Timberscombe
.

A proper farm B&B within the Exmoor National Park.

Guest rating 9.9

Halsons Bed and Breakfast

, Bridport
.

A charming little village B&B on the Jurassic Coast.

Guest rating 9.8

The Royal Oak Inn

, Winsford
.

A thatched village inn in the heart of Exmoor with an award-winning restaurant.

Guest rating 9.5

Mitchelcroft

, Buckfastleigh
.

A unique bed-and-breakfast surrounded by flowers and meadows, right on the edge of Dartmoor.

Guest rating 9.9

Beacon Country House Hotel

, St Agnes
.

Cornish views, and a stunning location near the north Cornish coast.

Guest rating 9.4

Wooden Cabbage Country House B&B

, East Chelborough
.

A unique country house B&B surrounded by fields and a flower-filled garden.

Guest rating 9.7

Dower House Hotel

, Rousdon, Lyme Regis
.

A dog-friendly country house hotel on the border of Devon and Dorset, just outside Lyme Regis.

Guest rating 9.6

Havener's

, Fowey
.

Situated right on the Town Quay overlooking Fowey harbour.

Guest rating 9.8

Leworthy Farmhouse

, Holsworthy
.

An authentic Devonshire farmhouse B&B set in glorious countryside, surrounded by pigs, chickens, sheep and ducks.

Guest rating 9.9

Glazebrook House

, South Brent
.

Quirky, offbeat interiors in a country house boutique hotel on the edge of Dartmoor.

Guest rating 9.8

The 25 Boutique B&B

, Torquay
.

The best B&B in the world.

Guest rating 10.0

The Scarlet

, Mawgan Porth
.

An uber-cool boutique hotel for adults only, set beside the beach and cliffs, with sea views to die for.

Guest rating 9.3

Watersmeet Hotel

, Woolacombe
.

A Boutique Hotel in Woolacombe, North Devon with one of the finest coastal locations in the whole of the West Country (or maybe the world!).

Guest rating 9.1

The Cleveland Bed and Breakfast

, Torquay
.

An award-winning Bed and Breakfast in Torquay that does everything "just right".

Guest rating 9.6

Little Court

, Dorchester
.

A delightful Edwardian country house with fabulous gardens featured by Gertrude Jekyll.

Guest rating 9.6

Heddon's Gate Hotel

, Martinhoe
.

A former hunting lodge in wooded gardens high above the Heddon Valley.

Guest rating 9.4

Star Castle Hotel

, St Marys
.

A family-run hotel with an award-winning restaurant and amazing views in the Isles of Scilly.

Guest rating 9.4

The Cricket Inn

, Beesands
.

An award-winning beachside pub, restaurant and hotel facing straight out into Start Bay.

Guest rating 9.3

Lewtrenchard Manor

, Lewdown
.

A prestigious manor-house hotel in a secluded Devon valley.

Guest rating 9.5

Lympstone Manor

, Exmouth
.

A Georgian manor house on the banks of the Exe estuary with extensive grounds and unrivalled views.

Guest rating 9.4

Lewinnick Lodge

, Newquay
.

A boutique hotel and restaurant perched in a spectacular clifftop position overlooking the ocean.

Guest rating 9.5

Buckland Manor

, Broadway
.

An elegant country house hotel in the Cotswolds, surrounded by carefully-tended gardens and 10 acres of grounds.

Guest rating 9.3

Villa at Henrietta Park

, Bath
.

A haven of peace and comfort in Bath.

Guest rating 9.3

Limestone Hotel

, West Lulworth
.

A stylish hotel situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline.

Guest rating 9.3

The Old Vicarage

, Kenton
.

A lovely village B&B close to Exeter, Powderham Castle and the River Exe.

Guest rating 9.2

The Bath Priory

, Bath
.

A luxurious hotel and spa with a Michelin-starred restaurant, in 4 acres of gardens close to the city centre.

Guest rating 9.2

The St Mawes Hotel

, St Mawes
.

A harbourside hotel with a lively and informal atmosphere.

Guest rating 9.2

Queensberry Hotel

, Bath
.

Historic architecture, modern style and something extra in a Georgian townhouse hotel in Bath.

Guest rating 9.1

Cary Arms

, Torquay
.

A historic English inn spectacularly re-purposed as a fresh modern boutique hotel with extraordinary sea views.

Guest rating 9.2

Apsley House Hotel

, Bath
.

An elegant Georgian house in Bath that was once home to the Duke of Wellington.

Guest rating 9.3

South Sands

, Salcombe
.

Perfectly positioned on the Salcombe estuary, with fabulous views and a brilliant seafood restaurant.

Guest rating 9.0
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Reasons to visit South-West England

The South-West peninsula is dominated by it's coastline and moors. That's hardly surprising given the huge length of the coast and the three large yet quite distinct moors, but to stop at that would be to miss so much. There are cities such as Exeter and Bath, and the rolling green hills and wooded valleys seem to go on forever.

Starting in the far west, Cornwall is a land of legend, spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and two millenia of history in the the remnants of the once-mighty Cornish tin-mining industry.

Crossing the Tamar, Devon gives us yet more wonderful beaches and mighty cliffs. It also gives us the most westerly city in the Roman Empire, and parts of the Roman walls and underground passages remain to be explored by visitors. There's also a historic quayside and a glorious mediaeval cathedral. Dartmoor and Exmoor are great for country-lovers and Devon is of course the home of cider and cream teas.

The more mellow corner of East Devon blends smoothly into Dorset, with picturesque towns and villages and the famous Jurassic Coast.

Somerset gives us cities like Bath, Wells and Bristol as well as the famously spiritual town of Glastonbury. While the Somerset Levels are strikingly flat, Exmoor is anything but, and the Mendip Hills are not just beautiful but also the site of the biggest and best show caves in Britain at Cheddar.

For really keen walkers, the South-West Coastal Path runs for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, via Land's End, to Poole in Dorset.

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