We booked DB&B for one night (Friday) and reserved a table in the restaurant, assuming the hotel to be busy. It's too true that SatNav routes you down a couple of miles of the narrowest of lanes. But don't let that put you off. The final lane brings you to a large car park at the front of the (once) stately home. It was almost dark and raining (of course) but what wonderful views through the mist...
We had a complimentary room upgrade and had a huge room, beautifully furnished and well lit (makes a change!) on the first floor. We had a simply stunning bathroom with the biggest of shower cubicle and a shower that was excellent. Superbly soft and fluffy bath towels too. Top marks!
Down to the bar and it was then that we realised that we were with only one of a few couples, several of which were already eating at 7pm. After a refreshing pint of Dartmoor gold ale it was back to the room for a wash and brush up pronto
Back down we looked at the interesting menu and there was a special too. Eating at 8pm there were a couple of other tables so we weren't alone, but it was quiet. This must be owing to the remote location and no reflection on the hotel or food. So we had a nice And we'll-paced dinner looking at the courtyard. Back to the room in time for the 10 o'clock news! Oh dear!
Then a superb breakfast of smoked haddock (fantastic) buckets of toast and gallons of tea. We were chuffed to bits.
So, a really great hotel located in the most beautiful countryside with marvellous staff and chefs too, all at a competitive price. Well done and we'll be back! less