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Fox and Hounds Country Hotel

Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7JZ England
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Set in the stunning Taw valley bordering the River Taw the hotel enjoys a beautiful location in the peaceful unspoiled Devon countryside. Great walks and an ideal location from which to explore a much loved area. We offer excellent quality food, comfortable accommodation and public areas with a Proper Devonshire welcome
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast buffet
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Mark R wrote a review Jan 2021
Badby, United Kingdom
We stayed for one night in December. The so called booking.com Genius 2 reward “Superior Room” 8, costing £99, was stone cold on entry. Main radiator not working and only an oil filled wall mounted to heat large room. Dated decor (1970’s) throughout this drab hotel. Food quality at dinner was poor and way overpriced. I went to my car before breakfast and reported that the stone steps from reception had thick ice on them. It was still there when we left after breakfast. Two days after leaving they charged £70 to my Visa card because they said they had misplaced the room key, which was left in a safe place on the unmanned reception desk. They later refunded £35 saying they had made a double charge by mistake. The receptionist said they normally charge £50 for a lost key but they were knocking off £15 due to the many issues we had with our stay. Needless to say, we will avoiding this establishment in future.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark wrote a review Dec 2020
Poole, United Kingdom
My wife and I booked to spend 3 nights in the TreeTops Tree House over Christmas. We arrived on Christmas Eve and from the very first moment, Tom our host looked after us to make sure our stay was perfect and no request was too much. Ably assisted by his colleague Ben and the rest of the staff we wanted for nothing. The Treehouse is amazing and with a roaring fire in the Woodburner provided a cosy retreat with all mod cons on tap. The welcome package and Christmas Gifts from the hotel were a lovely unexpected surprise. We had our main meals each day in the hotel with all breakfasts and snacks etc. in the Treehouse. The food in the hotel was second to none. The meal on Christmas Day was magnificent and the Beef Wellington on Boxing Day the best I have ever eaten. The weather wasn't briliant whilst we were there so walks were limited to short trips along the river bank. The main hotel is very much a pet friendly place to stay and we were very much in the minority not having a dog with us. I can't recommend The Fox & Hounds highly enough and for that added touch of adventure try the Tree House but book well in advance.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: For a magical experience try the Tree House
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CJM18 wrote a review Dec 2020
Enjoyed a two night break here this month. Described as rustic which was a good description. Nice bar area and breakfast conservatory. However hotel a little tired in some areas eg our bathroom and corridors. Experienced a few hiccups on arrival but these were remedied immediately to our satisfaction. Breakfasts nice and good selection . Evening meal both nights my husband picked well fish and chips then pie option on second night. Unfortunately my two evening meals could have been better lamb shoulder was a rather small dry chop and the prawn noodles was minuscule. Was able to fill up with starter and pud. Recommend the scotch egg . Shout out to Tom on reception who recommended a great walk which we really enjoyed .
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sylvia P wrote a review Dec 2020
Exmouth, United Kingdom
We have just spent a 2-night break at this lovely hotel. The hotel was warm and welcoming with safety precautions in place. All the staff were helpful and attentive with a special mention for Tom who was very efficient and helpful. We had a beautifully presented suite, spotlessly clean. The food was delicious with a good choice of menu for all meals. We will certainly return.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Heywood suite is a beautiful room with private access to a decked area and the garden.
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Response from tara culverhouse, Owner at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay in our newest suite, your thanks will be passed onto the staff and we hope to invite you back to stay again in the future. Kind regards
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janaka r wrote a review Oct 2020
I was looking for pet friendly property ,Then I wanted to book this hotel for 2 nights with B&B for me ,my wife and my daughter who is 18.If I had booked through booking.com price was £ 257. When I contacted receptionist I was told that he could book for £ 259 for us on the same dates. Then I booked over the phone. During our stay we decided to take dinner for 2 days ,that cost me £120. But my final bill was £486. I had another bad experience .One day there was no hot water in the morning. It delayed our plans and we had to leave hotel using only cold water.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Suzanne G, General Manager at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate you staying with us. There were additional charges incurred and also costs for the pet and children. I also understand that on speaking to the manager on duty, an allowance was made for the situation regarding the water that occurred on one of the mornings. The manager apologized and many of our guests were very understanding as the situation with the water was rectified immediately. Your comments will be discussed further with the team so that we can ensure that training and consistencies on service at all times. Kind regards Suzanne
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USD 91 - USD 152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDevonChulmleigh
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Woolley Animals Alpaca Walking Devon (7.6 km) and Winkleigh Cider Company (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grove Inn, Eggesford Crossing Cafe, and Old Malt Scoop Inn.
Are pets allowed at Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fox and Hounds Country Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Fox and Hounds Country Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Libbet's Well (10.1 km).
Is Fox and Hounds Country Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.