The Henley Hotel

Kingsbridge, Devon

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


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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!


  • 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
  • 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

Booking restrictions
German spoken. Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
November - March.

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.

Dinner £36.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles from £85. Dinner, B&B £87-£97 per person (2 night minimum).
2 Twin/doubles
From £137
1 Suite for 2
From £150
2 Doubles
From £120


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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