If you are coming to stay with us here at Bowerland Cottage Holidays, either in the Annexe for a short break, or The Old Dairy for a full 7 nights, you really must treat yourself to a meal or even perhaps afternoon tea, at Lewtrenchard Manor.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086AD as a Royal manor owned by Roger de Moles, the property passed into the possession of the Trenchard family during the reign of Henry III. In the 19th Century, the Reverend Sabine Baring Gould, an author and poet who wrote the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, inherited the property. It was he who transformed the house to the wonderful manor it is today. In 1949, the Paynter family opened it as a hotel, as it remains to this day.
Lewtrenchard Manor is a really popular family-run hotel in Devon, within a short distance of us. You will find it nestled in a secluded valley beneath the tors at Dartmoor, and virtually untouched by time. It is a really magnificent setting. When you visit it you will find you have stepped back in time. The Jacobean manor dates back to the early 1600s, and is the perfect place to while away a few hour in beautiful surroundings.
After your refreshments, make sure you take a stroll around the beautiful gardens, surrounded by the lovely Devonshire countryside. Having the grounds available make is an ideal location for a peaceful afternoon. When the weather is kind, you can even take your tea outside. They are very dog friendly, and both you and your canine friend will be made very welcome.
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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.