Combe House Devon, near Exeter is the perfect country retreat for a romantic getaway. This wonderful Grade I Elizabethan Manor is hidden in a lush wooded country estate where Arabian horses and pheasants roam freely. Combe’s two resident Master Chefs of Great Britain are ardent about sourcing the freshest and best quality local ingredients for their menus which are served by candlelight in two intimate dining rooms. The extensive cellar has some two hundred vintages sourced from across the world’s major wine producing regions but with particular emphasis on France and Australia.
Accommodation in the main house is in fifteen luxurious en-suite bedrooms and suites, including a four-poster; a special treat is the Linen Suite which occupies part of the original Victorian laundry. Combe is approached by a mile long drive from the picture postcard village of Gittisham. Tucked away in the woods at the entrance is the beautifully restored Combe Thatch Cottage – a romantic hideaway for two with its own private walled garden.
Prices start from £179 B&B per double/twin room per night and three-course dinner with canapés is £48 per person; dogs are welcome in some rooms and the cottage. For details call Combe House Devon at 01404 540400 or visit www.combehousedevon.com.