"Rural England barely gets more picture-postcard than this", says The Good Food Guide about The Horn of Plenty, and indeed the hotel impresses with its romantic bedrooms, 3-AA-Rosette restaurant and picturesque Tamar Valley views.
The property is set on five acres of well-tended sloping gardens, perched on a hillside in the heart of the UNESCO-recognised Cornwall and West Devon Mining landscape area. A mile's drive into the valley will take you across the Cornish border.
The property dates back to 1866, when it was built for the manager of the Duke of Bedford's mines, and it is cosily furnished with Georgian-style trimmings, including gilt-framed pictures and a cast-iron fireplace in the lounge -- as The Guardian says, "this is a relaxed, put-your-feet-up sort of place".
Luckily for guests, you don't need to go far to find a classic fine-dining restaurant. The modern British dishes boast fresh produce from the hotel's own kitchen garden -- try the beetroot mousse with goat's cheese parfait and gingerbread; whole roast partridge with candied walnuts and quince puree, or the Tavistock cheese plate. Dine in the formal dining room or out on the pretty terrace (lunchtime only).
It's an intimate property and rooms are spread across the manor and a garden annex. All are uniquely decorated and have large windows, most offering unobstructed views of the walled garden or the wooded valley below. Many also have stand-alone tubs, balconies or terraces. Pets are welcome in Garden rooms (extra charge applies), which are more contemporary and come with modern bathroom suites.
From the press:
"With stunning views over the Tamar Valley, The Horn of Plenty maintains its reputation as one of Britain's best country-house hotels" --The AA Hotel Guide 2016
"Linen-laid dining room offers classical menu and impressive outlook" -- Michelin Guide
"Rural England barely gets more picture-postcard than this" -- The Good Food Guide
by Krystina Mitchell
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is set just outside the village of Gulworthy and is best reached by car. It's a four-hour drive from central London, and the closest city (Plymouth) is 35 minutes away. It's an hour's drive from Exeter International Airport and 10 minutes by taxi from Gunnislake train station (four hours and 30 minutes from Paddington station in London).
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