Langdon Court Manor House Hotel
Langdon Court is a remarkable place with a stunning history. Dating back to the time of the Doomsday Book, the house was first granted to a Norman Baron who served King William in the Battle of Hastings.
Passing onto the reputable Courtenay family and then finally becoming the abode of Henry VIII’s widow Catherine Parr, the house then found its way into the possession of the Calmady family who lived in it until 1876.
The Cory family then took ownership, regularly inviting the Prince of Wales to come stay (who later became Edward VII), as well as famed actress Lillie Langtry, both of who adored Langdon Court due to its seclusion and beautiful views.
Nowadays the listed courtyard mansion, owned by Emma and Geoffrey Ede, is a luxury hotel and restaurant winning awards for excellence from Visit Britain and Condé Nast Johansens.
The Langdon Court kitchen is run by Head Chef, Jamie Rogers, who made it through to the quarterfinals of BBC MasterChef: 'The Professionals', aged just 23. Competing against chefs from the Ritz and Claridges, Jamie’s exacting standards and passion for fine dining made quite the impression on the judges.
As Langdon Court's Head Chef, Jamie is firmly committed to the use of top-quality ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Award-winning dishes are prepared in synchronicity with the seasons, ensuring only the finest British produce is used.
Meanwhile the stunning Langdon Court Jacobean Garden is curated by Alan Titchmarsh's cousin, Graham.
The venue's glorious walled gardens are a clear example of how the manor has retained the essence of influences from the owners through the ages who have added their personal touches to the house and estate.
A large lake set below the main hotel property provides a glorious backdrop to weddings and parties for which Langdon Court has an enviable reputation.
The centuries of heritage play a huge part in how the hotel is decorated in the modern day. From the striking stained glass windows and carved wooden staircase, to the more modern touches of the glass roofed reception and the fresh marble bathrooms, the hotel combines its years of stories into a unique aesthetic that is charmingly luxurious.
Surrounded by South Hams countryside, this upscale hotel in a 16th- century country house is 2.6 miles from the Staddon Heights Golf Club and 5.9 miles from Plymouth.
Stylish rooms are individually decorated with country-chic touches and come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making equipment. Beautiful upgraded rooms add estate views and free- standing baths.
Adam’s Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth, PL9 0DY
0172 862 358