An oasis of peace and beauty
Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge.
In 2005 Olga Polizzi bought the hotel and restored it with a touch of modern luxury. Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 16 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall.
Wake up to birdsong
Endsleigh has 18 rooms each individually designed with uncluttered elegance.
The bedrooms are a study in painted wallpapers, rolltop bathtubs, book-lined shelves and snugly quilted beds.
The Suites can comfortably accommodate families and have a separate sitting room and walk-in showers. The thatched gatekeepers lodge is one of our suites which has, in addition, a private garden and a woodburning stove.
In the stables, the first of seven new suites has just been completed.
The Repton and Bedford rooms have fantastic garden views and are large double rooms.
The remaining rooms are Classic doubles. The are havens away from everyday life all beautifully furnished, several have garden views (but maybe not full picture window views) and are really good sizes.
We have plenty of cots and z-beds which can be used in most rooms. Well behaved dogs are also welcomed.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
With a Repton garden, a wood-panelled dining room and hundreds of tea lights, Endsleigh is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Our huge gardens are the perfect place to run and let off steam, with nooks and crannies to explore and hide! There is table tennis and croquet for a bit of family competition. The Duchess’ swimming pool has now been stocked with trout so even young ones can have a go at catching their supper. David Buncle our local falconer can bring his beautiful birds into our garden and archery can be arranged. The library has a games cupboard as well as children’s books and DVDs.
This is how we do fun:
Bush Craft: Children can enjoy den building and journey sticks with learning how to build fires safely. 8yrs +
Canoeing: See the River Tamar from a canoe. Set off from Cotehele and come ashore at Calstock.
Cycling: Bicycles can be delivered to the hotel for your arrival. There are miles and miles of off road cycle pathways in the area and close by a wooded cycle way.
Horse riding: Right on the edge of the moor.
Tree Surfing: Children and adults can enjoy tree top obstacle course with tree jumping and zip wires.8yrs +
Children’s tea is available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Children over the age of six are welcome to eat dinner with their parents in the restaurant. Alternatively we can provide private dining for families who wish to dine together. Baby-sitting can be arranged. We also provide a listening service.
We have five beautiful suites which can sleep two adults and up to three children, including our Lodge at the top of the drive which has a private fenced garden. Nearly all the other rooms have space to comfortably fit a z-bed or two and we have plenty of cots and even a crib for newborns.