The Gipsy Hill Hotel

The Gipsy Hill Hotel is surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is a taste of the Devon countryside mere miles away from the vibrant & historic, cathedral city of Exeter.

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History

Originally built in 1895 as a private county residence, the area was incredibly attractive to the wealthy elite with it's proximity to the sea and the stunning views across the Devon countryside. The original owner was a rich merchant and introduced rare horticultural specimens into the garden, many of which can still be enjoyed by today's visitors. The Gipsy Hill's elevated position enabled the original owner views of incoming ships. During the war the house was utilized as a barracks for British, American and Polish airmen but in
1946 the building was remodeled as a country house hotel. Since then it has grown in size and attracted high profile visitors such as Sir Cliff Richard,John Major, Richard Branson and Noel Edmunds to name but a few.

The nearest community is the archetypal Devon village of Pinhoe. The name most likely derives from the Celtic 'Pen' and the Saxon 'Hoe' which translates as 'top of the hill'; indeed the church, first built in 926, is the highest point of the village and commands striking views across Exeter to Exmouth, Dartmoor and beyond.

During 1001 the village was invaded by the Danes who conquered the Saxon King Ethelred the unready in a major battle very near the site of the current church. Later in the early 18th century, the Great Storm of 1703, wrecked the vicarage of Pinhoe. Arguably one of the most damaging natural disasters to ever hit Southern Britain, this storm was responsible for an estimated 15,000 deaths across the West Country region. Many of those lost were seamen returning from fighting the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Historical finds in the village date back to the Roman era with many coins and relics found, along with large amounts of Bronze Age metalwork, with many items being discovered within the hotel's own extensive grounds.

Price

From around £69.00

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Secure Bike Lockup
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Credit Cards
  • Breakfast
  • Evening Meals
  • Licensed Bar
  • Patio

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Location

Gipsy Hill Lane, pinhoe, Exeter, EX1 3RN

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Rooms

37x En-Suite Single

9x En-Suite Twin

16x En-Suite Double

3x En-Suite Family

9x Single

9x Twin

16x Double

1x Dorm - 5 Beds

3x Family

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