The Henley Hotel

Kingsbridge, Devon
+44 (0)1548 810240
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£145 - £233
per night

Guests love the Henley - it’s nicely informal, and cute rooms, big views, and Martyn’s lovely food all hit the spot. Breakfast included too


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

£145 - £233 per night

The Experience

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. 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. Better than the Ritz!


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £145
Singles from £106 including breakfast; from £138 including breakfast & dinner (2 night minimum).
1 Suite for 2
From £175
4 Doubles
From £145


Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Breakfast and/or dinner included in nightly prices. 3 days notice prior to arrival required for booking dinner.
November - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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

Dogs £5 per night. Max. 2 per room.

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.

Breakfast and/or dinner included in nightly prices (please book dinner 3 days prior to arrival).


Dear Martyn and Petra, we had a wonderful holiday at your Hotel, so much so we re-booked for next year. Fabulous Hotel, fabulous Hosts and fabulous food.

Peter, Cheltenham

We already know that this will be the first of many stays at The Henley. We were booked for last March, but lockdown meant a six-month postponement; it was definitely worth the wait. We loved our room, with its stunning double aspect views. The dining-room and lounges are comfortable and stylish, and it would be easy to while away the hours just watching the tide and the light on the estuary. Petra and Martin are the friendliest of hosts, and nothing is too much trouble. Martin's cooking is outstanding: breakfasts are sumptuous, and dinner was delicious. Highly recommended.

Alison, Taunton

Just wanted to say what a wonderful stay we had at The Henley. The weather was gorgeous, our hosts incredibly kind and accommodating, the dog loved it, the views spectacular, the rooms spotless and Martin's food was simple and delicious. All in all a wonderful and relaxing few days.

Emma, Sherborne

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.


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


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Local points of interest from Martyn Scarterfield & Petra Lampe

  • All nightly prices are inclusive of a full English breakfast. The 'to' prices also include dinner as well. Please click through to our website for full info on dining with us - we just ask you give 3 days notice before arrival if you'd like to have dinner.
  • We speak German here too!