Is This the Best Luxury Hotel in Devon?

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Glazebrook House Hotel has to be one of, if not, the best luxury hotel in Devon. Sophisticated, but fun and charming, this Dartmoor hotel offers all that you’d hope for and then some.

Glazebrook House Hotel in Review

Glazebrook House Hotel - A luxury hotel in Devon in review
Glazebrook House Hotel – A luxury hotel in Devon in review

Disclosure: My 2014 stay was gifted by Glazebrook House Hotel. This post may contain affiliate links.

Surprise. Delight. Enrich. That’s what Pieter set out to achieve with each and every guest when he opened Devon hotel, Glazebrook House, in 2014. He achieves the first within five seconds of arrival. The narrow, green driveway expands into the car park revealing a beautifully old building. It causes one of those gasped ‘wows’.

Nothing prepares you for that moment when you walk into the lobby though. Surprise he wanted and surprise he gets. It’s full on; tartan carpets, sleek leather chairs, velvet Union Jack curtains, a vintage bird cage, a shiny bulldog wearing a bowler hat and that’s not even the half of it.

Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
The lobby at Glazebrook House

On paper, Glazebrook House just shouldn’t work, but then the design is the creation of legendary Timothy Oulton and he knows his stuff. Like really knows it.

He’s a British treasure in the form of interiors and design. His Globetrekkers collection is ridiculously stylish and infused with travel charm beyond belief. The input from Pieter’s wife, Fran, gives the hotel an edge. Fran is renowned in the interiors business, heading up global teams. Between them all they’ve made Glazebrook House a feast for the eyes.

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Every inch is decorated
Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
The hallways

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The Bedrooms

You won’t believe the amount of class, craft and excitement that has gone into each of the unique rooms. No expense or creativity has been spared. Individually designed, the standard rooms pack a punch, let alone the luxury ones.

wardrobes in the bedrooms at  Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
Wardrobes in the bedrooms
Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
Finishing touches
The bedrooms at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
A standard bedroom

The Caterpillar Room

Yes, I said Caterpillar Room -it’s a so-called standard double. The style of the hotel is loosely framed around Alice in Wonderland so that’s where it stems from.

Try contacting the reception desk and saying ‘Erm, yes I’m calling from Jabberwocky’. Too funny! It’s little touches like that one that have you laughing in delight, just as Pieter said he wanted.

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Whilst I stayed in Caterpillar, I had a peep at the other rooms. They’re all unique and stunning. The Cheshire Cat Room is one of the luxury rooms at the rear of the property. With windows on two of the walls, alongside a giant flamingo, and an intricately carved headboard that Pieter witnessed being crafted, it’s a purple-eyed masterpiece. The double shower is simply the icing on the cake.

Whatever room you go for, even if it’s the single (which by the way must be the most gorgeous single room I have ever clocked eyes on), the bed is the brazen star of the show. It is without a doubt the squishest, sofest, most tempting mattress you will ever lay your weary limbs on. It pulls you in for one of those hugs that you never want to end. If you slip into the fleecy robe (you know, just for the purposes of research) and then lay down, you will never, ever want to get up.

Caterpillar Room at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
Caterpillar Room
Caterpillar Room at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
Caterpillar Room
Caterpillar Room at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon

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The Generous Extras

The hotel doesn’t stop there. Oh no. There’s a free mini bar in the room. And no, it’s not full of cheap things you wouldn’t want anyway (except perhaps for the coffee). You’ll find Galaxy bars, Kettle crisps, alcohol, Teapigs teabags and more.  

Then there’s the free wifi, the brand new iPad to use in your room, the mood lighting….you know, to give you something back, to enhance your stay, to enrich you. Whatever you want to call it, it’s pretty exciting.

More Than Affordable

Even after you’ve seen every room in this boutique hotel, the excitement isn’t over. Stories ooze out of the property, both old and new. The owner, Pieter, mingles with the guests. His enthusiasm and adoration for his hotel baby pours from his skin.

It’s infectious; you can’t help but want to hear more about the past property owners, like the Naval Officer, or how the property was resurrected from a sorry state of an outdated building in just five and a half months. 

What begs disbelief is that a stay starts from less than £200 per night. It’s not a stay. It’s an experience.

Caterpillar Room at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon
Caterpillar Room

Where is Glazebrook House?

Glazebrook House Hotel is located in a beautiful part of England called South Brent, in Devon. It’s a forty minute drive from Exeter Airport. If you haven’t been to this part of the UK you simply must.

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Glazebrook House Hotel – A luxury hotel in Devon in review

I really, really hope you manage to visit this amazingly exciting hotel soon. Let them know that Taylor Hearts Travel sent you. Better yet, take me in your suitcase. Please? X

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Comments (6)

  • […] This place is stylish AND quirky. What a combination, eh?! The rooms aren’t very expensive either. You can read a detailed review and watch my room tour here. […]

  • […] Glazebrook House Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the area (so long as you have a car and can brave the narrow lanes). You can easily explore many of the beaches in one weekend, though for a more enjoyable time three days would be an ideal minimum. Here are seven pearls of wisdom (#7POW) on things to see and do in South Devon: […]

  • What a gorgeous little hotel! And that really is great value – I’ve not really explored this part of the country much so I’ll have to remember this hotel if I do! PS, love the hotel room trailer – very cool!

  • […] up in the Caterpillar room at Glazebrook House is amazing and is made even more so, knowing that breakfast […]

  • Kate 6 years ago Reply

    Wow, I definitely wouldn’t hesitate staying here if I ever visited Devon! It’s so unique and I think the darkness of everything oozes a slight mysterious tone to it.. but definitely an addictive one! Definitely one to add onto the list of hotels to visit!

    Taylor Hearts Travel 6 years ago Reply

    You’re so right! The atmosphere from the lighting alone is incredible. Glad to have added to your list and hope you get to visit really soon! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again :) x

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