My husband was celebrating his birthday, and as a special treat we booked a few days away in a sumptuous country house hotel, Combe House Hotel, Honiton, Devon. You can find the website here, and its full of useful information.
I highly recommend it.
As you know I am a keen cook, but it was heavenly not to set foot in my kitchen for 3 days. The food at the hotel was divine. We ate beautiful breakfasts of fruit and yoghurt, followed by delicious traditional English cooked breakfasts, such as kippers, poached eggs and smoked salmon, and of course, eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes and mushrooms. All scrumptious, served with coffee, home made bread or toast, and homemade marmalades and jams. What a wonderful start to the day!
We spent the two days there exploring the Devon countryside. Inspiring Dartmoor, and pretty seaside towns, just lovely.
In the evening we ate more fantastic food. The menus are on line, if you follow the links above. And as we were there on Valentine's Day we had the bonus of a Tasting Menu, which was amazing, with the addition of a wine list planned to accompany the meal.
The service was flawless. Our little girl was the only child there, and was treated with such kind consideration. She had her supper early, and was happy to stay in our room, while we ate. (My husband and I took it in turns to pop up and check her between each course.)
The three nights away were a great tonic, we slept well, and we were really relaxed. If you are looking for a wonderful treat, then do have a look at this delightful place.
|The building dates back to Tudor times|
|Set beautifully on a hill|
|The front door|
|Looking into the restaurant|
|A view from our room|
|Horses grazing in the fields|
|Our room was very comfortable|
|Our little girl had this perfect sofa bed,|
she was delighted with it!
|Portraits of past residents|
|Are all around the hotel|
|Along with lovely prints|
|The radio was tuned into Radio 3,|
|Morning coffee break, with home baked biscuits|
|Lovely lighting in the evening|
|A Romantic atmosphere|
|He used to wander the moor!|
|So very comfortable|
|This old Georgian kitchen is wonderful|
|It can be rented for parties|
|The vegetable garden was just waking up from the winter|
|Old, established trees|
|And of course lovely little snow drops.|