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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Researching for somewhere quiet, secluded and romantic to celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary I came across the Hotel Endsleigh. Booking online was simplicity itself, confirming emails arriving within minutes along with directions and other useful information.
Arriving at the hotel's drive, the road to the reception meanders through pristine gardens and woodland; it's no wonder the Duke of Bedford chose this location for his fishing and hunting lodge.
The reception desk is not where you expect it to be, just inside the door, but hidden away around a corner. No-one was there, but a large handbell could be rung for attention. Our room was way up in the attics overlooking the stable block (three flights of very steep stairs - fortunately I didn't have to carry the bags). When we arrived, slightly puffed out, we were greeted by a large bathroom vestibule with a roll top bath beyond which was a fairly large bedroom with dressing room and storage facilities in a smaller room up a staircase. We had only been there two minutes when the phone rang. Reception wanted to know if I wished to change my room to one on the floor below - they had observed me panting whilst climbing the stairs! I assured them it wasn't necessary, and that we were very happy. We descended for afternoon tea on the terrace - strangely, I was asked again by one of the staff if I was sure I didn't want to change my room. You can get a complex about these sorts of things!
Afternoon tea was a finger sandwich tray, any type of tea you desired or Italian coffee and a buffet of the most scrumptious cakes you have ever come across plus scones, clotted cream and jam. You can also take a glass of champagne (which we did) if the occasion demands it.The view across the Tamar was magnificent; the lawns sweep down to the river, and, across the river the landscaped woodland contains a myriad of colours within the foliage. To the left of the terrace is a croquet pitch and at the end of the rose walk a folly made from shells.
We stayed for dinner both nights and were not disappointed. The food was beautifully presented and we found the portions very generous and tasty. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Beds were all turned down ready when we returned to our room.
Breakfast was excellent with juices, fresh fruit, granola cereals etc, croissants, porridge, kippers, full English, eggs any way you wished (my wife particularly enjoyed the Eggs Benedict with avocado, so good she had it twice!) or continental charcuterie; tea, Italian coffee and "baked" toast - the latter was rather an odd texture, but made from homemade bread, so tasted nice. Interestingly, whilst we ate breakfast, the rooms were cleaned, beds made etc. so everything looked fresh when you returned.
We toured the grounds until lunch time, driving along the river-side to a pub just outside the grounds; and then we came back and did it all again.
All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable two day stay. Only one very small gripe - because the weather was so hot we had to have the windows open; at 8:00 am someone outside decided to empty the glass bottle bins with great gusto! They were unfortunately followed ten minutes later by the dustbin lorries collecting refuse - rather a noisy alarm clock which perhaps you don't suffer on the other side of the house.

Room Tip: Overlooking the Tamar would probably be quieter in the morning
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sesachili
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel over a weekend whilst attending a wedding reception at the hotel.
It was fantastic, the accommodation is beautiful in a very laid back yesteryear way with free water in the rooms and huge spacious bathrooms. Breakfast was well cooked using fresh local produce and the gardens are fantastic.
The staff take a huge pride in the hotel and we were made to feel not just welcome but important!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Alison2659
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Afternoon tea at the Endsleigh is always a joyous celebration. Freshly made cakes and scones. All you can eat. Wide selection of leaf teas. Service is sublime in a stunning setting. Choice of sitting outside or in a range of period rooms. Jacobean styled even though the building is only just over 200 years old. Sheer joy

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
Thank asant2
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had lunch with my parents on a gloriously hot afternoon, we asked for the terrace, but when we arrived it was too hot for my elderly mother so the staff very kindly asked if we'd like to eat inside, which we did. My parents, who live locally had eaten here regularly, but we had not. What a wonderful place the setting is beautiful, the food was wonderful and the staff very attentive and friendly. All in all a very nice experience.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

First time we went there was for our wedding reception and go back regularly The afternoon tea is a real treat with superb sandwiches and help yourself to cakes and scones.and they welcome young children too! Lovely walk in gardens and a chance to play lots of outdoor games

Room Tip: did not stay but have tea on the terrace
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Thank janeccornwall
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