Milton Abbot, Devon, PL19 0PQ
Idyllic Location, Romantic, Extensive Gardens
Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I Listed historic house, originally built as a fishing and hunting Lodge by the Duke of Bedford in 1814. The hotel is set in a secluded 100 acres of fairytale gardens, woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton, the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century. In 2004 Olga Polizzi bought Endsleigh and restored it as a luxury hotel, designing the rooms in her inimitable classically elegant English style, with period furniture, contemporary art, roll-top bathtubs, book-lined shelves and squishy sofas to curl up on.
Hidden on the edge of Dartmoor, many of the 19 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar at the bottom of the lawn and the forests stretching beyond into Cornwall. Endsleigh is a place of supreme tranquillity with no noise or light pollution, no muzak whatsoever, only the birds singing and the bats squeaking.
Dining at Endsleigh
At Endsleigh, cooking takes its inspiration from the surrounding countryside. The menu showcases dishes made using fresh local ingredients, such as venison ragù, wild bass or truffle honey goats cheese. The Restaurant is located in the original dining room, meaning you'll be surrounded by beautiful wood-paneling and artwork. In keeping with tradition, afternoon tea is the highlight of every day. Each afternoon the library table is set with an array of cakes, scones, and sandwiches.
When visiting Cornwall, we recommend staying at Endsleigh's sister-hotel Tresanton.