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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The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NB.

Overlooking the River Taw and just a short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast, the Imperial is Barnstaple’s only four-star hotel. In addition to the formal dining restaurant, there are more relaxed options available in the bar and terrace lounge.

  • 19th Century

The Globe

The Globe, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HR.

Situated in the heart of Topsham, this wonderfully renovated 16th century coaching inn blends period charm with modern comforts and offers 19 boutique-style en-suite rooms. With enticing menus, the daily specials make the most of fresh local ingredients.

  • 16th Century

Sid Valley Country House Hotel

Sid Valley Country House Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0QJ.

Offering traditional elegance, this award winning country house hotel sits in 7 acres of outstandingly beautiful grounds, which include a heated outdoor swimming pool. The excellent restaurant serves home-prepared food using the best local produce.

  • 17th Century

The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms, Branscombe, Devon, EX12 3DJ.

Just ten minutes from Branscombe Beach, the 14th century Masons Arms offers an award-winning restaurant serving fine locally sourced food, including freshly landed lobster and crab. Many of the hotel’s 21 en-suite rooms feature either valley or sea views.

  • 14th Century

Hartnoll Hotel

Hartnoll Hotel, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RA.

Set in its own beautiful gardens, this charming fully licensed boutique hotel lies just half a mile from the heart of Tiverton. Using locally sourced ingredients, the bar and à la carte restaurant serve exceptionally good, freshly cooked food.

  • 17th Century

St Elizabeth’s House

St Elizabeth's House, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1NJ.

Surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens, this Georgian manor house blends historic charm and character, with modern state-of-the-art facilities. Set in the charming village of Plympton, this small luxury hotel offers friendly professional service.

  • 18th Century

The Edgemoor Country House Hotel

The Edgemoor Country House Hotel, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9LE.

Surrounded by immaculately kept grounds, this elegant Victorian country house has undergone substantial tasteful refurbishment, and now boasts an award-winning restaurant as well as an extensive wine cellar. On the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park.

  • 19th Century

Mill End Hotel

Mill End Hotel, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8JN.

Enjoying a picturesque location in the Teign River Valley, Mill End features 15 elegant bedrooms, each with a luxury bathroom, and an award-winning restaurant. Set in leafy grounds on the fringe of Chagford, the hotel is surrounded by scenic walks.

  • 15th Century

Boringdon Hall Hotel

Boringdon Hall Hotel, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4DP.

Boringdon Hall Hotel is set in extensive grounds, close to the edge of Dartmoor National Park, close to Plymouth. Combining the atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts of modern day living, Boringdon provides the very best of English hospitality.

  • 16th Century