Glazebrook House

, South Brent, Devon.

With walls covered top-to-toe with plates, a table that appears to be made from an aircraft wing, and another supported by a ship's propellor, this is a hotel that elevates quirky to a new level. Yet it works! There's a surprise around every corner as all the offbeat features blend so seamlessly with the original plaster cornices and the carved wooden staircase of this country house hotel. Everything is so exquisitely done, and there's space in abundance.

The final surprise at Glazebrook House is that the exterior is so conventional. It's a lovely Victorian country house at the end of a long drive, with gorgeous mature gardens and a terrace with lots of tables for sitting out and enjoying the Devon air. The location on the edge of Dartmoor is ideal for exploring both the wilder side of Devon and the softer, greener countryside of the South Hams.

The cosy bar is an ideal retreat, with deep-buttoned leather armchairs and a wooden parquet floor which extends throughout the ground floor of the hotel. The restaurant at Glazebrook House offers a comprehensive service including breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, and Devonshire Cream Teas. The kitchen team make a special point of sourcing all their ingredients and produce as locally as possible.

The works of Lewis Carroll are the inspiration for the bedrooms. They are simply stunning, each one is deliciously different with handcrafted furniture, eye-catching marble tiles and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The designs are bold and exciting, whether it’s the doll’s house wall hangings in the Mad Hatter room or the butterfly writing desk in the Caterpillar room. Indisputably this is a most unique little boutique hotel.

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Double rooms from £239
Guest rating 9.8, based on 399 reviews
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Non-smoking
Disabled access
Terrace
Garden
Views
Free wi-fi
Bar
Breakfast
Restaurant
Lounge
Television
Telephone
Tea-making facilities
Shower
Free toiletries
Walking routes
Cycling
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Historic sites
Free car park