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The Pig at Combe, Devon

Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD, UK
The Pig at Combe Review
5 Star Rating
23 May 2018The Pig at Combe
Tags: Devon, UK, Luxury reviewsThe Bill: £340 per night

The Pig at Combe can be found located in the picturesque Otter Valley near Honiton in Devon. The Pig is a beautiful Elizabethan property that is set amongst 3,500 acres of countryside, making it the perfect escape from city life. It is however very easily accessible, being only an hour from Bristol and three hours from London.

When we arrived at The Pig, we spent a few minutes taking in its gorgeous setting and the exquisite architecture before we were greeted warmly at reception and shown to our room. During our stay, we experienced The Horse Box, which as the name would suggest, was once a stable block in its previous life. Being lovingly restored, this stable block has been given a new lease of life in the form of a stunning suite, which boasts many of the original features of its formative years. These include the original stable partitions and paved flooring, which were beautiful. I can safely stay I have never spend a night in a suite quite like this one, and Iím quite sure I would not have the pleasure anywhere else; this suite truly is one of a kind.

The suite itself comprises of a separate lounge area which is complete with a flat screen television and a sofa, as well as a small kitchen area with a coffee machine and a miniature Smeg fridge. The suite also offers a bathroom area complete with his and hers wash basis with polished gold taps. The next part of the bathroom sees a beautiful freestanding bathtub, which is the most wonderful place to rest after a long day. The bedroom area itself offers a super-king four-poster bed that we found to be wonderfully comfortable, complete with a handful of scatter cushions. A portable Roberts DBA radio graces the bedside, which upon our arrival was playing sounds of gentle classical music, making us instantly relaxed. Just off the bedroom is a further, private bathroom, which is home to a beautiful traditional Victorian high level pull chain toilet, a small wash basin, and a walk-in monsoon shower, which was a joy to experience first thing in the morning.

ďI can safely stay I have never spend a night in a suite quite like this one, and Iím quite sure I would not have the pleasure anywhere else; this suite truly is one of a kind.Ē

One of the more interesting aspects of the hotel itself is The Folly, which is a unique and private, rustic hideaway in the gardens where you will find an intriguing selection of food. If itís pampering youíre after, you simply must head over to the Potting Sheds, which can be found within the walled infusion garden. Two Potting Sheds have been transformed into treatment rooms, offering a range of massage treatments.

The Pig at Combe is home to some stunning scenery, with the garden at the front of the hotel being a stunning place to stroll through. We were lucky enough to have sunshine during our visit, so we made use of their seating areas in the garden, which allowed us to enjoy the views of the surrounding area. We canít forget to mention the farm, which is just a short walk from the main hotel, itís well worth a visit to see the pigs and ducks.

Thereís no shortage of places to sit and enjoy a drink before dining in the restaurant. As well as the main bar area, you will also find a couple of snug drawing rooms where you can lose yourself in a comfortable sofa whilst sipping on one of their cocktail creations.

The Pig is a brand which we have come to love over the years. With each visit we find ourselves nothing short of impressed by the attention to detail and the level of hospitality that can be experienced at each and every location.

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