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Fusing period features, modern conveniences and contemporary styling, this Grade-II listed manor house with lakeside views offers a luxurious stay for couples seeking a romantic break. Bedrooms and suites are individually styled, there are 28 acres of stunning grounds to explore and Michelin-starred food is served in the restaurant, so all you have to do is kick back and enjoy your time.

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Lympstone Manor graces an exquisite portion of the South Devon coastline, view fabulous views of the Exe estuary and the undulating hills that lie beyond. Lose yourself in 28 acres of grounds and don't miss the opportunity to explore the charming village of Lympstone, a delightful destination in its own right.

The hotel is close to the South West Coast Path which extends 85 miles east, along the Jurassic Coast.

By car: Lympstone Manor is around 2 hours from Bristol, 4 hours from London and 5 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on-site.

By train: there are direct trains to Lympstone Village station from Exeter St David's (30 minutes) and Exmouth (4 minutes). The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the station. Book trains to Exeter St David's.

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The colours of the estuary are tastefully brought indoors through lavish fabrics and exquisite décor. Specially-commissioned artwork adorns the walls, such as a series of watercolour paintings of estuary birds by talented local artist Rachel Toll. There are handcrafted sculptures to discover in the meticulously-landscaped grounds and parkland.


Indulge in the cosy lounge and bar, where you can look out over the esturary from the terrace. There's a croquet lawn and pool house, where guests can enjoy lunch and dinner, as well as a bar and an outdoor swimming pool. For those eager to explore, The Lady's Walk is a trail that winds through the stunning grounds. Bicycles or wellies can be borrowed to make the most of their outdoor adventures.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Croquet lawn
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Take your pick from rooms or Sheperd huts, the former featuring colour palettes and bespoke interiors inspired by the individual birds of the estuary the rooms are named after and the latter offering private decking and al fresco baths.

Room types: Classic, Deluxe, Deluxe Estuary View rooms, Junior, Master, Grand Estuary, Superior Estuary suites, Shepherd's Huts

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Lympstone Manor toiletries, gin tray, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

With one of Britain's most celebrated and influential chefs at the helm, fine dining is at the heart of Lympstone Manor. Settle into one of the beautiful dining rooms and enjoy Michael Caines' vision of Modern British cuisine, using the bounty of the Exe estuary (we were wowed by the Scottish langoustine with roasted leak and truffle cream) as well as a variety of locally sourced meats and seasonal vegetables. There's also a carefully curated selection of wines from a well-stocked cellar.

The restaurant: one Michelin star. Formal fine dining, a choice of dining rooms, modern British cuisine. Open for lunch Wed-Sun and dinner daily. Tasting menu from £150.

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