Plantation House Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The hotel has a great location close to Dartmoor, Plymouth & the Devon coast
- Its 2-AA-Rosette restaurant that grows its own produce
- It has just 8 rooms, making for a private, intimate experience
- You get complimentary homemade cake & tea or coffee on arrival
A converted rectory with tranquil gardens in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Plantation House Hotel and Restaurant has plenty going for it before you even step inside. But this boutique hotel in the South Hams area of Devon doesn’t stop there – it also has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and holds five AA Gold Stars.
The hotel is around 10 minutes' drive from Ivybridge, the gateway to Dartmoor National Park – ideal for long walks – and is less than 10 miles from the coast. Plymouth, around 20 minutes' drive away, offers the National Marine Aquarium, the Barbican's quaint, cobbled quayside (with its eclectic shops and restaurants) and several centuries of naval history. Totnes Castle is 12 miles away and Cornwall's Eden Project is just over an hour's drive from the hotel.
The restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner, takes "locally sourced" to a whole new level -- chefs use produce from the hotel's kitchen garden, fish from local streams and estuaries, and wild ingredients found in the area. And, of course, all bread, pastries, chocolates and ice cream are made on site. There is a bar and the garden is open to guests. And, although you're unlikely to feel stressed, there's also a holistic massage therapist (extra charge applies).
Just eight rooms give Plantation House its private, intimate feel. Each is individually designed and all have views of the surrounding countryside, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, freshly cut flowers and fruit. All rooms also offer homemade cake and fresh coffee as a welcome gift.