The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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A country hotel stay in the wilds of North Devon, with an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant – includes breakfast, a five-course tasting menu dinner and more

Tucked away amidst Heywood Forest in Chulmleigh, North Devon, The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel boasts elegant decor and antique furniture, making it a charming and unique place to stay. All of the en-suite rooms enjoy views over the gardens, the forest or the village church – perfect vistas for the ultimate country escape. What's more, this hotel is pet-friendly, so you can bring your dog for a break to boot.

The hotel holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has many other accolades under its belt. The restaurant serves AA Rosette-standard British food in a relaxed environment, while the bar boasts local real ales and ciders – perfect for enjoying on the hotel's garden terrace in the warmer months. There's also an on-site hairdressing salon should you fancy pampering yourself.

With six miles of private fly fishing stretching down to the River Taw, you may just catch a glimpse of salmon swimming, and if you’re very lucky, otters. There's even a fully licensed fly fishing school on-site should you fancy trying your hand at it. If you fancy venturing further afield, within a 30-mile radius you’ll find Exeter, known for its shopping and cathedral, and Barnstaple, home to the Pannier Market. The golden sandy beaches that hug North Devon’s coastline are also within easy reach, as are Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks should you fancy exploring slightly further afield.

Good to know

Fly fishing lessons, guiding and equipment hire are available at an additional cost (pre-booking required). Fly fishing permits are available at an additional cost of £25 per day (rod license and own equipment required, and must be stated when booking).

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