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OVERVIEW

Set in 28 acres of beautiful East Devon countryside, Lympstone Manor is a contemporary country hotel overlooking the mouth of the Exe estuary, with expansive grounds that slope down to the water's edge. It's home to a thriving vineyard, The Lady's Walk and six shepherd Huts - an utterly dreamy spot to take time out.


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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Lympstone Manor is situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of the South Devon coastline, with views across the Exe estuary and rolling hills beyond. It's close to the South West Coast Path which extends 85 miles east, along the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy 28 acres of grounds that are home to a southwest-facing vineyard and The Lady's Walk on the doorstep; the pretty village of Lympstone is also worth exploring.

By car: Lympstone Manor is around 2 hours from Bristol, 4 hours from London and 5 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on-site.

By train: there are direct trains to Lympstone Village station from Exeter St David's (30 minutes) and Exmouth (4 minutes). The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the station. Book trains to Exeter St David's.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

Every corner of Lympstone is a visual feast, decorated with commissioned artwork, including a watercolour series of estuary birds by local artist Rachel Toll. The grounds and parkland feature handcrafted sculptures, and bespoke interiors and furnishings can be found throughout, creating a modern twist on a country house hotel and bringing the colours of the estuary inside with sumptuous fabrics and furnishing.

THE FACILITIES

There's a comfortable lounge and bar, with a terrace overlooking the estuary, a croquet lawn and a brand new pool house, serving lunch and dinner, as well as a bar and outdoor swimming pool. The Lady's Walk is a fabulous route around the grounds - bikes and wellies are both available to borrow.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Croquet lawn
  • Tennis court
  • Family-friendly
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

Rooms are named after birds of the estuary, with colour palettes and bespoke interiors inspired by their namesakes. Alternatively, immerse yourself in nature in one of the Shepherd huts, offering private decking and alfresco baths.

Room types: Classic, Deluxe, Deluxe Estuary View rooms, Junior, Master, Grand Estuary, Superior Estuary suites, Shepherd's Huts

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Lympstone Manor toiletries, gin tray, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

Fine dining is at the heart of Lympstone Manor, with one of Britain's most celebrated and influential chefs at the helm. Settle into one of the beautiful dining rooms and enjoy Michael Caines's vision of modern British cuisine, using the bounty of the Exe estuary, as well as an extensive selection of locally reared meats and seasonal veg, expertly paired with wines from a cellar of over 600 bins.

The restaurant: one Michelin star. Formal fine dining, a choice of dining rooms, modern British cuisine. Open for lunch Wed-Sun and dinner daily. Tasting menu from £150.

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