Plantation House

Ivybridge, Devon

This beautiful old rectory - a house for all seasons - floods with light. Come for excellent food, warm interiors and nicely priced rooms


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


This lovely small hotel delivers what so many of us want: a warm welcome, lovely food, rooms that spoil us rotten. Downstairs, a fire smoulders in the sitting-room bar; upstairs, fine Georgian windows frame views of hill and forest. Stylish bedrooms are full of comforts. They come with excellent bathrooms, lovely beds, crisp linen and warm colours. You get padded bedheads, sound systems, bowls of fruit, white robes to pad about in. Back downstairs, you’ll succumb to a pre-dinner drink – in front of the fire in the bar in winter, out on the pretty terrace in summer. As for Richard’s food, it bursts with flavour, so expect to eat well, perhaps Thai-style sea bass with ginger and lemongrass, local lamb with a Merlot jus, chocolate terrine with hazelnut ice cream. Soft fruits, vegetables and potatoes come from the garden in summer, as do home-laid eggs at breakfast. The river Erme passes across the road – follow it down to the sea and discover wonderful Wonwell Beach. There’s lots to see around you: Dartmoor to the north, Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Slapton Sands to the south. Brilliant.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, 5 courses, from £36.


Nightly price
from £75
1 Single
From £75
5 Doubles
From £125
1 Twin
From £125
1 Suite for 2
From £195


An absolute treat... Richard and his team were gracious and accommodating when one became two at very short notice and the length of our stay altered... We arrived 'after diner' and were still warmly welcomed and willingly very well fed. The Moules Bouillabaisse is superb as is the John Dory on risotto. Location is tranquil... with a discrete terrace for reading. Ideal location for walkers, surfers and divers to base themselves. Comfortable beds and oodles of hot water... Richard's team is a credit to him. An unfussy and elegant escape... which will be returned to before the Summer is out

Jo, Buckinghamshire

We had invited 14 friends to join us to celebrate Paul's 50th birthday. We couldn't have picked a better venue! We had drinks in the elegant bar before heading to our own dining room for our meal which was superb! We couldn't fault the accommodation which was spotless, serene and beautifully appointed. The attention to detail and extra touches provided were worthy of five star accommodation in London. Robes, bottles of water, a basket of fruit and snacks placed on the rattan coffee table and comfortable chairs from which we could take in the gorgeous Devon Countryside made our weekend special.

Tracy, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard Hendey

  • A stunning riverside walk starts at the bottom of our drive. 50 minutes of pure nature and two stone bridges to cross.
  • The wilderness of Dartmoor is less than ten minutes from our door.
  • Our river Erme meets the sea at Wonwell and Mothercombe beaches; walkable from us. Or drive a little further to a stunning array of fabulous beaches for bathing, surfing or utter tranquility.
  • A few stairs back to your bedroom and a wonderful massage can be awaiting you from our resident therapist. Advance bookings essential.