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The Horn of Plenty

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • "One of Britain’s best country-house hotels," says The AA Hotel Guide
  • The hotel is set on five acres of gardens, a mile from the Cornish border
  • The 2-Rosette restaurant uses produce from the hotel’s garden in Modern British dishes
  • It has a cozy, intimate feel and offers unobstructed Tamar Valley views

100%
Enjoyed This
"Overnight stay with another couple including meals."
Mike
Mar 21, 2020 - Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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Overview

The Good Food Guide asserts that "rural England barely gets more picture-postcard than this," and indeed The Horn of Plenty impresses with romantic bedrooms, a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and picturesque Tamar Valley views. The hotel is set on five acres of well-tended sloping gardens, perched on a hillside in the heart of the UNESCO-recognized Cornwall and West Devon mining country. A mile's drive into the misty 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 cozily 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, classic fine dining is available on the premises, and the views are "ravishing," notes The Good Food Guide. 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, with rooms 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.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • 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.


Fees

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
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Horn of Plenty Country House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.5 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Overnight stay with another couple including meals.
Mike Mar 21, 2020 Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was not as good as it used to be and the kitchen always seemed rushed. The staff were incredibly friendly and the accommodation was very comfortable. However not one member of staff knew how to mix a margarita. G and T was their limit.
Peter Mar 17, 2020 Mildenhall Marlborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, with free upgrade. Everything you could wish for supplied. The staff were exceptional.
Anne Mar 11, 2020 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It is a very relaxed and welcoming hotel and restaurant. Super breakfast.
James Mar 01, 2020 Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We stayed the night with a delicious three course dinner and breakfast.
Other Comments
The food was delicious and our room was very comfortable..!
David Feb 28, 2020 EXETER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and superb service. Would definitely return
Mary Feb 21, 2020 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic
Jillian Feb 11, 2020 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely country hotel in good location. Beautiful well maintained house and very clean. Staff superb - friendly and efficient. Loved it
Other Comments
Staff
PHILLIPS Feb 09, 2020 Saint Austell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable staff were very welcoming and attentive
Other Comments
Had to change bedrooms due to bad soundproofing from room above
Josie Dec 26, 2019 Dawlish, United Kingdom

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