The wild and rugged landscapes of Dartmoor, with its granite tors and shrouded moorland, is the magnificent setting for The Ilsington Country House Hotel. Perched on ten acres of its own land on the rolling hills of southern Dartmoor, Ilsington offers stunning views towards Haytor, and is the perfect base for exploring the National Park.
All the individually furnished bedrooms are deliciously comfortable, and the ambience is one of an hospitable family home rather than a hotel. Indeed, everything within it – the furniture, the ornaments, the pictures – bears the indelible sign of being part of a very personal collection. The owners obviously take great pride in the two AA Rosette-winning restaurant, as the talented chefs present classic and contemporary dishes from fresh local produce, and there is a well chosen wine list to complement the superb cuisine.
The recently opened Blue Tiger Inn is a wonderfully atmospheric Dartmoor pub and is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, light lunch on the terrace or convivial supper with friends. Make sure to set aside time for the Health Club, which is well equipped with a 12 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and a large gym. In addition to the delights of Dartmoor, Ilsington is also perfectly situated for exploring all of South Devon, with its lovely coastal paths, host of National Trust properties, and charming towns and great beaches.