In this part of the world, its all about the landscapes and coastline. There are very few, if any, 4 & 5 star type hotels you get in other parts of the country.
However, if you can imagine and can accept how a traditional family holiday may have been in the 1960's then this place gives you a very good representation. Think Fawlty Towers without Basil in a nicer location :)
The hotel is situated high up on a cliff side.
The dinner/ breakfast room is large, traditional and has a wonderful panoramic view of the bay- this is the hotels best internal feature. We found breakfast and dinner to be of good quality.
The general decor reminds me of walking around a dimly lit, interesting little antiques shop and the bedrooms rooms standard fare for this part of the world.
You have a great meandering path down from the hotel to the village which is good fun with the children. You have numerous walks- the most beautiful being the one to Watersmeet House which is quite something and takes an hour each way.
The village is really traditional- lovely pasties, a golf putting green, tennis courts, the beach, all the little shops, the pub - it really feels like you have been transported back in time- in a good way.
In many ways, that's what makes the hotel and the location special- its a time machine
There are lots of beautiful places to visit and you can take the dog!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beacon of relaxation, set in stunning coastal surroundings, nestled against the rugged Exmoor coastline and set in 5 acres of woodland, The Tors Hotel overlooks the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth and provides one of the most striking views of the North Devon coast. Set against this dramatic vista there is the contrast of the warmth of the welcome and comfort provided by our characteristic hotel. Owned by Martin Miller, the creator of Miller's Antique price guides, The Tors combines the inspirational Miller style with inviting prices, framed by the beautiful coast of North Devon. This 19-bedroom hotel is crammed with Martin's antiques and curiosities. The Tors has all the hallmarks of his unique style. Roaring log fires, candlelit sensuality, books by the thousand and bowls of fruit and sweets, all washed down with a Millers award winning gin and tonic. In the AA rosseted restaurant you will find a relaxed atmosphere with superb quality food, an excellent wine list and probably the best views in the village. The whole family will find a warm welcome in the restaurant and as much care will be taken with your little one's ice cream as with your carefully prepared main meal. Outside relax with a drink on our newly opened Miller's Terrace while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. It is just a short 5-minute walk into the heart of the village and all it has to offer. The hotel is ideal for all the family and you can even bring your dog, who will enjoy the many splendid walks in and around the area. Unique and quirky yet stylish and relaxed the Tors is a special place to stay. Take a peek inside the hotel by clicking through the image gallery to the right, or come and join us for a Martin Miller's Gin and Tonic on our fantastic sea-view terrace, or stay for a night or two and experience the inspirational Miller effect for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tors Hotel Lynmouth