Breakfast Loddiswell Devon
Address:Loddiswell, Nr Kingsbridge, South Devon, TQ7 4EB.
First impressions: Set in 67 acres of woodland, Hazelwood House is a place to escape the pressures of life, yet with a range of leisure activities in and around the house, it is certainly not a place to get bored. With log fires to curl up in front of in winter and a long shady veranda to relax on in summer, guests know from the moment they arrive that they are off the beaten track in more ways than one.
What are the rooms like? Comfort without frills, but with wonderful views. Each room has complimentary water, which is bottled at a nearby source. The water is also for sale for those who want to take some home.
The bed test: Clean and cosy, and promising rest and recuperation.
The bathroom test: Like the rooms there are few frills, but in mine the bath was so big I could almost float in it.
The restaurant: Catering for vegetarians and special diets by prior arrangement, the food is all freshly prepared using local organic produce.
What is there to do? Hazelwood House offers a programme of concerts, cultural events and courses for those who want more than bed and breakfast. Swimming, riding and golf are in the vicinity and Dartmoor and the South Devon coast are only a few miles away.
The clientele: Ranging from the rich and famous to aged hippies, the guests are as unconventional as the house.
How much a night? From £25-£50 per person per night for B&B plus VAT. Lunches are from £7 and dinner £15 for two courses, £18 for three. There is also a range of self-catering cottages sleeping between four and six people in the grounds of the house. These can be hired for between £218 -and £324 a week.