Combe House – To the Manor Reborn – gorgeous Elizabethan hotel in Devon

Here’s a little slice of heaven, if you’re ever in Devon. Combe House isn’t just an elegant place to stay within a quintessential English estate, it has the extra (alliterative) something – highly hospitable hosts. Ruth and Ken Hunt won awards running Peppers in Australia’s Hunter Valley and they are winning awards here.

And Combe House has just won FOOD Magazine’s 2015 Best Restaurant in the South West award – the announcement too late for my story. But here it is, announced in all its delicious glory!

You can read about Combe House in The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age Traveller, published on January 31, 2015:

And here’s the paper edition:

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About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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