Fingals luxury country house hotel

Eccentric, quirky, unique, different, a home-from-home - Fingals is all of these and much, much more! Carved out of a handsome listed 17th Century Devon Manor House (mentioned in the Doomesday Book) Fingals has been family owned and run by Richard Johnston for the past 30 years, Richard has lovingly transformed it into a luxury country house hotel in South Devon nestling in a tranquil valley set back from the river Dart.

As soon as you step through the front door you experience the warmth, relaxation and comfort which seems to hug you as you arrive! Describing Fingals is difficult but we'll try... it is fun, relaxed, eccentric, charming, laid-back, beautiful, full of art and an overflowing library, full of friendly people and it is quite unique.

The hotel offers a choice of accommodation with eleven plush 'boutique style' en-suite bedrooms, delicious food and numerous facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a gym, a games room and a grass tennis court, a bar where conviviality rules, roaring log fires in winter, newspapers and magazines all around - and a flock of white doves. Of course that's not to forget the evening meal created from local organic produce, fish off the morning's delivery, local meat and organic vegetables. Eating at the long table with people you've never met before isn't everyone's choice (it is optional) but this gathering of guests, sociability and lively conversation, often hosted by Richard and Sheila, is fun.

Our basic philosophy has always remained the same from day one... Fingals should be unique, sociable, enjoyable, personal and easy-going so that guests feel entirely 'at home'.

We hope anyone willing to allow themselves to enter into our world will come away with enthusiastic memories. House parties, wedding receptions, romantic weekends away, family holidays, everyone is welcome. Fingals is simply a very special place to stay - it is a true indulgence. Try it and please take a step inside >>.

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Guest Comments

Your shoulders loosen about two miles from Fingals and you instinctively slow down as you drive through the narrow Devon lanes. You arrive at Fingals and as you carry your baggage across the croquet lawn to the front door, all the baggage you carry with you on the outside world evaporates... and you haven't even stepped inside

Nick Schanche

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