Property, setting and location:
Formerly the home of the Coleridge family, this magnificent early Victorian mansion is set in the beautiful valley of the River Otter, an ideal weekend retreat and touring base for Devon and Dorset.
Built in 1822, it has large public rooms, enjoying uninterrupted views of its lovely gardens and the Devon countryside.
Sidmouth and the East Devon Heritage coast are only 6 miles away and there are many other attractions in the immediate vicinity and easy driving distance - Seaton (Tramway) and Escot, Killerton, Cadhay, Crealy and Bicton Houses and Gardens, as well as the cathedral city of Exeter, the wilds of Dartmoor and the picturesque coastal villages and ports of Budleigh Salterton, Dawlish and Brixham and the smart resort of Torquay.
Ottery St Mary is a paradise for walkers with 90 local footpaths including the East Devon Way and the South West Coastal Footpath.
Easy access by car from the M5 and by air and train via Exeter.
As well as providing top class accommodation, the hotel offers breaks with distinct flavours - romance, golf, walking, gardens, murder mystery and Festive Celebrations.
Guest rooms, facilities and the garden:All 27 single, twin bedded, double and triple bedrooms have en-suite bath or bath & shower with toilet, TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. There are two rooms with four poster beds.
2 ground floor bedrooms are suitable for disabled guests.
Cot available on request.
As well as the magnificent lounge, bar and restaurant, the hotel boasts a covered all season swimming pool, squash court and sauna.
There are five acres of gardens with seats at various vantage points on which you can relax and soak up the beauty.
Meals and other facilities:
Breakfast is always included in the basic tariff and is served in the restaurant.
Picnic lunch can be prepared for you on request - approximate price 5.00 GBP per head.
For dinner, the hotel's Otterview Restaurant has a choice of table d'hote and a la carte menus serving the best of fresh local produce, prices ranging upwards from 19.50 GBP excluding wine.
The hotel also has a bar menu with sandwiches from 2.50 GBP to steak at 8.95 GBP.
Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
Other details and house rules:
Children of all ages and housetrained pets are welcomed.
No smoking in the restaurant.
Secure parking off road.
Open: All Year.
in pounds sterling per person per night including breakfast ($US approx)-
higher tariffs apply from April to October inclusive:
Single in single room: 70.00
to 80.00 GBP ($126 to $144 US)
A deposit of 25.00 GBP ($45),
payable by Visa or Mastercard is required to secure your reservation.
direct contact with hosts:
Martin and Sally Dowse
Salston Manor Hotel
Ottery St Mary
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1404 815581
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