Orestone Manor - 'A hidden gem where guests feel instantly relaxed, don't want to leave and simply can't wait to come back.'
This gorgeous, family-run hotel, overlooking the pretty South Devon coastal town of Maidencombe, provides some of the most luxurious accommodation and fine dining across the South West region, and comes complete with an incredible history all of its own.
Orestone Manor is the exact setting where 18th Century engineering legend, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's National Portrait Gallery painting was produced by his brother-in-Law, John Callcott Horsley, the designer of the first ever Christmas card.
Throughout the 1850's, Orestone Manor would have been the setting for many family gatherings, candlelit dinners, music in the parlour, children's games and perhaps croquet on the lawn (croquet is still very much available, on request).
With 14 delightful bedrooms, Orestone is a hidden gem of a classic country house hotel.
Whilst the bedrooms are effortlessly luxurious, a stay wouldn’t be complete without sampling the exquisite dining offered, which is recognised with the double AA Rosettes won.
After dinner, guests can enjoy a tipple in the swanky new 'Brunel Bar & Lounge' with custom features based on Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar - a stunning design landmark closely associated with him in Devon and Cornwall.
Meanwhile the local area seems to have its own microclimate and Orestone Manor's sun terrace, surrounded by palm trees and lush gardens, has to be one of the finest spots of the English Riviera.
Right at the heart of this gem of a classic country house is a luxury experience with delicious fine-dining to tantalise the tastebuds, proven by the awards and recognition stacking up.