Heddon's Gate Hotel
The original building dates back to 1890 but Heddon’s Gate only became a hotel in 1967 and has been sympathetically extended over the decades. There are so many places to relax and enjoy this fine old country house; a cosy library with a wide choice of books, a large lounge, a TV room and a spacious bar, all with fine views of the garden and the wooded hills beyond. The main breakfast/dining room is in the new wing and also has beautiful views.
Outside the terraced garden faces west and is a real sun trap in the afternoon. Eight of the eleven guest bedrooms have spectacular views of the garden and the valley beyond. The variety of trees and plants is impressive; acer, wisteria, fig, rhododendron, eucalyptus, chestnut, holm oak, laurel, bamboo……
The trees behind the hotel form the perfect backdrop to this beautiful stage.
The Heddon Valley is at the western end of Exmoor National Park which makes it an ideal base for exploring both the Park and the charming Exmoor towns & villages of Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock & Selworthy to the east and the traditional family & surfer seaside towns of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Croyde & Braunton to the west. Heddon’s Gate hotel is ½ a mile from the old carriage path which was once the only link between Woody Bay and the nearby Hunters Inn. The path sweeps up gradually above the South West Coast Path and the views across to the coast of South Wales are spectacular. Down below is Heddon’s Mouth with its ever changing pebble beach. Unlike the huge, wide sandy beaches further west, Heddon’s Mouth is never crowded as it is impossible to drive there.
If you love peace and tranquillity, wooded hillsides, beautiful scenery and coastal walks, Heddon’s Gate Hotel is the place for you.