This relaxed country house hotel that is famous for it’s excellent food, although not set officially
in Dartmoor it is only a 10 minute drive away so worthy of a place on this website
as they know how to spoil you rotten!
Upon my arrival I was greeted and shown through to the welcoming guest lounge and offered
a cup of tea as Julie’s meeting was slightly overrunning – not a problem at all I thought,
I could just do with a cuppa! The service was friendly and attentive and the cup of tea
was very welcome!
Once Julie had finished confirming a wedding booking we took a seat out on the terrace to have
a chat about developments at the Horn of Plenty – there aren’t many ‘meeting rooms’ that
have this view. Julie is so passionate about the hotel I couldn’t wait for her to show me the rooms.
We started the ‘tour’ in the main house. Rooms in the Main House have a country-house feel.
Room 4, a superior room has an 8’ x 8’ Vi-Spring bed, and a sunken bath directly looking over
the Tamar Valley, I can see why it is one of the most popular rooms.
Above is a standard garden double room and you’re welcome to bring your dog into any
of the garden rooms.
The Main House bedrooms exude elegance and sophistication, all having quality bathrooms
and tasteful, traditional furnishings. Every room has Vi Spring beds, an LCD TV and DVD,
personal mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The superior room shown above
features a large balcony offering uninterrupted views across the Tamar Valley.
Lashings of luxurious toilettries are provided so you can make the most of that long soak
in the bath whilst enjoying the views.
We leave the Main House and meander the short distance to the new Garden House rooms,
only to stop so Julie can direct workmen on the finishing touches.
What can I say – for one time in my life I am (nearly!) rendered speechless, just look at this view.
How tempting it was to stay and enjoy the setting with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
However this was just the first of the 6 new rooms – more to see…
Just imagine waking up to this every morning.
The new Garden House rooms are much more contemporary.
The luxurious Garden House rooms offer sumptuous beds and beautiful décor. Individually
designed, each room has its own unique character. Bathrooms all feature stand-alone baths
and separate Matki showers. There are some uber funky touches too with the lighting
in the bathroom.
Four of the six new rooms have a balcony or terrace with views over the walled gardens
For those that wish just to sit and relax, the hotel has 6 acres of gardens for you to wander in.
With 2 AA rosettes, stunning counryside views you will no doubt enjoy your fine dining experience.
Always worth checking the hotel website as they often run foodie offers and events.
The food at The Horn of Plenty has always been a big draw, and you won’t be disappointed.
I am hoping to go back soon and do a full food review so I am just going to whet your appettite
with some of the delicious dishes that Head Chef Scott Paton spoils you with…
And to make the ultimate entrance – this is the ONLY way to arrive at the Horn of Plenty.
Prepare to be pampered!