This handsome country-house hotel is the culmination of the experience gleaned by Michael Caines over the course of an exceptional career. Once the playground of the Baring banking family, it now has 21 glamorous guest rooms that take their names from the birds of the Exe Estuary below. The soul of the place revolves around the Exe and its bird life, from the staircase wallpaper featuring all 21 birds, hand-painted by local artist Rachel Toll, to the pictures depicting surrounding Devonshire scenery and the soothing bedroom colour schemes. But the reason you come here isn’t really for the deep outdoor soak tubs that overlook the estuary or for the sensational views, pampering bathrooms or complimentary G&T tray in your room – it’s to experience Michael’s exquisite and intelligent food, informed by South West England’s larder and two decades at the helm of a two Michelin-starred restaurant. This is the future of the country-house hotel.
Doubles from £330
+44 (0)1395 202040; lympstonemanor.co.uk
With the house looking out of the Estuary to the west, the sunsets are incredible as the light bounces off the waters reflection, between the house and the water’s edge, sits the newly planted Vineyard of 18,000 vines.
Our seven course ‘Taste of the Estuary’ Menu, a seafood menu inspired by the bounty of the coastline
A “Scent of the Manor” candle, A scented candle that changes with each season and provokes your memories of the manor.
CLAIM TO FAME
Michael Caines Michelin Starred chef at the Helm as Chef Patron
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