Gidleigh Park is an impressive Tudor style house that sits majestically within 107 acres of serene gardens and woodlands on the north bank of the River Teign. Nestled inside the Dartmoor National Park, Gidleigh provides a perfect escape. With picturesque walks, historical houses and quaint villages all within reach there is something for every guest to explore in the area and you can’t help but fall in love with what ends up feeling like your new home. Gidleigh’s history dates to the time of William the Conqueror in the 11th century, but it was not until 1660 that it was bought by Mr Bartholomew Gidleigh himself. After passing through several owners the house was converted into a small and simple hotel in 1955. Now, this charming hotel only has 24 rooms, so feels private and exclusive. Service is warm and friendly and tea and shortbread is delivered to you in bed as you wake in the morning. The hotel has built a name for itself around its two-Michelin star restaurant which, under the recently appointed Head Chef Michael Wignall, serves contemporary and refined food, the quality of which you would struggle to find elsewhere. Come here to indulge, savour and relax, Gidleigh is a getaway that you would not regret.
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