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Accommodation for Walkers at Heddons Gate Hotel

The Heddon Valley is at the western end of Exmoor National Park which makes it an ideal base for exploring both the Park and the charming Exmoor towns & villages of Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock & Selworthy to the east and the traditional family & surfer seaside towns of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Croyde & Braunton to the west. Close by is Heddons Mouth with its ever changing pebble beach. Unlike the huge, wide sandy beaches further west, Heddons Mouth is never crowded as it is impossible to drive there.


A stay at Heddons Gate Hotel is truly an taste of indulgence within a sea of tranquility thanks to owners Mark and Pat Cowell.

The original building dates back to 1890 but Heddons Gate only became a hotel in 1967 and has been sympathetically extended over the decades. There are so many places to relax and enjoy this fine old country house;  a cosy library with a wide choice of books, a large lounge, a TV room and a spacious bar, all with fine views of the garden and the wooded hills beyond. The main breakfast/dining room is in the new wing and also has beautiful views. Outside the terraced garden faces west and is a real sun trap in the afternoon. Eight of the eleven guest bedrooms have spectacular views of the garden and the valley beyond. The variety of trees and plants is impressive; acer, wisteria, fig, rhododendron, eucalyptus, chestnut, holm oak, laurel and bamboo.

Heddons Gate has 11 distinctive bedrooms, each with its own particular charm. The three rooms in the newer north wing are contemporary whereas the rooms in the original wing are mostly more traditional in style. They each have central heating, flat screen colour TV, radio, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and hot drink facilities. All have attractive en suite bathrooms with WC, basin and bath and/or shower, always something the hardy walker appreciates after a long days walk is a good long soak in the bath to soothe those weary muscles. Each room is named after trees in the grounds of the hotel and has its own signature, whether it is a four poster bed, stained glass or bay windows or just lovely and spacious with wonderful, breathtaking views.

After a lovely evening meal in the dining room, you can wander around the grounds and admire the extensive landscaping, or have a drink in the bar and sit and watch the sun go down on another outstanding day on your holiday. After a very restful nights sleep, you will awaken to an extensive buffet style breakfast, for those wanting to fill up there is the full English, or if you prefer a lighter option, there will certainly be something to tempt you.

This hotel is receiving many positive reviews from its guests, with many of them booking up again before they have even left, we are sure you will be one of them.



Things to do and places to see

  • Explore Heddon Valley and its secluded Heddons Mouth beach.
  • South West Coast Path
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Arlington Court
  • Trips to Lundy Island from either Bideford of Ilfracombe

Tariff and Booking Details

For more information contact Mark and Pat Cowell on 01598 763481 or write to Heddon's Gate Hotel, Martinhoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4PZ .

You may also contact Heddons Gate Hotel by email or visit our website.