Recommended places to stay

Looking for somewhere to stay when you come down to take your wine tour? Below you'll find a list of recommended accommodation, these are all places we have either stayed ourselves, or picked up customers who have given the accommodation a strong recommendation. If you've got anywhere in South Devon you think should be on the list please drop us a line.

Magdalen Chapter

Exeter’s Magdalen Chapter is hugely into the local wine scene and makes a magnificent place to stay, right in the middle of South Devon’s unofficial capital city. The hotel stocks both Pebblebed and Old Walls wines, and manager Fiona Moores is a big fan of Pebblebed’s pink sparkling.

The hotel is situated in an amazing building, the old The West of England Eye Hospital, and loads of original detail has been retained, including some interesting visiting hours signs which can still be seen in reception. This lovely old building has been tastefully modernized, with the strategic use of loads of glass, while the historic walled garden has been retained, and replanted.

Bedrooms are all individual; each with its own personality (including original art) and sumptuous touches. No two rooms are the same, but what does come as standard is the complimentary mini bar and iPad, and the oh-so comfortable beds. Another nice touch, given our weather, is the indoor pool, complete with wood burner for those spring/autumn days.

The staff here really look after their guests, and this is one of our favourite pickups in the area.

Website: www.themagdalenchapter.com

Minadab Cottage

Anne and Andy run The Minadab Cottage, a luxury bed and breakfast situated in a picturesque thatched cottage on the road between Teignmouth and Dawlish.

The cottage itself is a much talked about local landmark, and is surrounded by colourful gardens, and in the summer is ablaze with floral colour. The house is just as interesting on the inside, with a wealth of period detail having been retained. Anne is famous for the quality of her baking, and guests we’ve picked up from The Minidab often wax lyrical about the quality of the home baked cookies.

Website: www.minadab.co.uk

St John's Manor

This beautiful and tastefully restored Georgian Rectory stands on the site of Bishopsteignton’s original 13th century vicarage. It’s situated in grounds of 1.3 acres, affording spectacular views over the river Teign estuary.

The Manor is situated just a short walk from Old Walls Vineyard, so it’s ideal for those who’d like a late pickup on the morning of their wine tour, or perhaps wish to visit the vineyard again under their own steam. .

There are a number of pubs serving food within walking distance, as is the Cockhaven Manor Hotel and Restaurant with bar and function facilities.

Website: www.stjohnsmanor.co.uk