The Henley Hotel | Hotel in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Henley Hotel - Hotel in Devon

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Folly Hill, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4AR, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Martyn Scarterfield & Petra Lampe

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+44 (0)1548 810240 (landline)

Nicely Priced

Guests love the Henley - it’s nicely informal, doesn’t cost a bomb, and cute rooms, big views, and Martyn’s lovely food all hit the spot

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A small house above the sea with fabulous views, super bedrooms and some of the loveliest food in Devon. Despite these credentials, it's Martyn and Petra who shine most brightly, their kind, generous approach making this a memorable place to stay. Warm interiors have wooden floors, Lloyd Loom furniture, the odd potted palm, then big windows to frame the view. Below, the Avon estuary slips gracefully out to sea. At high tide surfers ride the waves, at low tide you can walk on the sands. There's a pretty garden with a path tumbling down to the beach, binoculars in each room, a wood-burner in the snug and good books everywhere. Bedrooms are a steal (one is huge). Expect warm colours, crisp linen, tongue-and-groove panelling and robes in super little bathrooms. As for Martyn's table d'hôte dinners, expect to eat very well. Fish comes daily from Kingsbridge market, you might find grilled figs with goat's cheese and Parma ham, roast monkfish with a lobster sauce, then hot chocolate soufflé with fresh raspberries. Gorgeous Devon is all around. Better than the Ritz!

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Guest feedback
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"Just back from The Henley, stayed with the dog in a lovely room and wonderful food. Great walks along the beach and across to Burgh Island. Matthew and Petra and Casper the Labrador wonderful hosts. We had a dog as did all the other guests but don't worry if you don't have one I am sure you can borrow Casper. Unfortunately now closed for the Winter but we shall be booking again in the Spring."


October 2016
"We had a splendid week in delightful surroundings together with delightful hosts, The setting overlooking the estuary was incredible, the Devon drivers were amazingly patient on their narrow roads and the gastronomic meals matched those that we had enjoyed earlier in the year at a large hotel in France. The only problem was of our own retirement making because we booked Saturday to Saturday in August forgetting about the rush down the M5 over August weekends"


August 2015

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 2 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Suite for 2
Price:(i) £120 to£150 per night

Singles from £85. Dinner, B&B £87-£97 per person (2 night minimum).

Booking info:

German spoken. Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.


Dinner £36.


November - March.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Beach right below for swimming and playing (only minor restrictions during summer months). South West Coast Path just outside, garden to relax in after walks.

Dog treats:

Maps and advice on walks, towels for drying on request, entertainment and company from resident Labrador Kasper.

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per night. Max. 2 per room.

Bringing your dog

Folly Hill, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4AR, Devon

Hotel 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 120 per night
Hotel 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 137 to £ 137 per night
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 150 to £ 150 per night

Martyn Scarterfield & Petra Lampe

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+44 (0)1548 810240 (landline)