Historic Hotels in Devon

Welcome to our selection of some of the finest country house hotels in Devon. The properties listed on the following pages range from the four star Boringdon Hall Hotel near Plymouth (which also happens to be the highest rated hotel in the area!) to the 500 year old Kitley House Hotel in Yealmpton.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something truly out of the ordinary, then be sure to try our selection of castle hotels in the area.

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The Royal Glen Hotel

The Royal Glen Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8RW.

The Grade I listed Royal Glen is situated just yards from Sidmouth’s famous Esplanade. Built in the 1500’s, the hotel boasts an indoor heated swimming pool and a restaurant serving the best of local produce.

  • 16th Century

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Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel, Clovelly, Devon, EX39 5TF.

Set on the quayside in the pretty fishing village of Clovelly, the Red Lion offers 17 en-suite bedrooms with stunning sea or harbour views. The hotel’s restaurant serves freshly caught seafood, complimented by seasonal local produce from Clovelly Estate.

  • 18th Century

Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL.

Furnished to offer a superb blend of heritage and comfort, the distinctive bedrooms and suites at Dartington Hall are arranged around the magnificent medieval courtyard. Discover ‘the most spectacular mansion in Devon’, its estate and ancient deer park.

  • 14th Century

Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa

Islington Country House Hotel, Ilsington, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9RR.

This charming country house hotel is situated in a stunning rural location within Dartmoor National Park. Only 6 miles from Newton Abbot, the hotel is surrounded by ten acres of beautiful grounds. Leisure club with indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

  • 19th Century

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8AY.

With its elegant regency façade, the four-star Hotel Riviera is ideally situated on the seafront of this lovely seaside town. Many of the classically furnished en-suite rooms feature stunning sea views and guests will enjoy the AA rosette-awarded cuisine.

  • 18th Century

Sea Trout Inn

Sea Trout Inn, Staverton, Devon, TQ9 6PA.

Dating from the 15th century, this traditional inn features ten well equipped, en-suite rooms and a fine-dining restaurant serving modern British cuisine. The more informal bar areas offer freshly prepared, homemade pub food to a high standard.

  • 15th Century

The Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8RY.

Enjoying magnificent views over Sidmouth and the south Devon coastline. the elegant Victoria Hotel has an AA Rosette for its cuisine, and features a resident orchestra. There is also a heated indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, spa bath and games room.

  • 19th Century


Buckland-Tout-Saints, Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS.

Buckland-Tout-Saints is a beautiful Queen Anne mansion set in 4.5 acres of delightful grounds. There is an award winning restaurant, as well as free WiFi throughout. Within a short drive of Torquay, Salcombe and Dartmoor.

  • 17th Century

The Queens Court Hotel

The Queens Court Hotel, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4HY.

Dating from the 1840’s, Queens Court has retained many of its original Georgian features. The hotel’s 18 en-suite rooms have classic décor and the Olive Tree Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its fine food. A short walk from Exeter Cathedral.

  • 19th Century

Lincombe Hall Hotel

Lincombe Hall Hotel, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JX.

Offering an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court, the award winning Lincombe Hall Hotel is just a gentle stroll from Torquay Harbour and Marina. Recently refurbished, many of the elegant en-suite rooms enjoy views across the sea.

  • 19th Century

Churston Court Inn

Churston Court Inn, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0JE.

Olde Churston Court Inn is a magnificent manor house dating back to the 1100’s. It has been restored to effortlessly blend historic charm with contemporary comfort, and many rooms have four-poster beds. The a la carte restaurant serves candlelit dinners.

  • 12th Century