This was an excellent hotel and wedding property with conference and meeting facilities. It is in an outstanding location with amazing views. It was put up for sale in late 2015 and was brought by Micheal Caine who is in the process of converting it into a 5 star 21 bedroom luxury hotel and restaurant, the new hotel which has been renamed Lympstone Manor is due to open in Mid Spring 2017, possible next month.
We spent 3 nights in one of their apartments. It was huge. Large rooms and the corridor ran the entire length of the building so the kids had a huge place to explore. It was very clean with everything you needed in the kitchen for a great self catering stay. The main house was shut as there was no wedding so we had the gardens to ourselves. The view of the River Exe from the gardens was stunning. And we found a lovely woodland walk at the bottom of the garden which the kids loved. Apparently there is a brand new owner and change is planned, which is due as the whole apartment needs an update decoratively. But, for the price it was a brilliant. Jacqui the manager was so helpful, she even emailed me places to visit locally for the kids. Lovely stay.
Stayed here after a family wedding in the house and enjoyed the stay very much. The house and gardens are a lovely setting for a wedding and we were lucky with the weather which allowed us to enjoy the terraces and gardens also. The rooms downstairs are quite small however...the wedding I was at had approx 80 people and the ceremony in the entrance hall was a bit cramped as too was the high tea in one of the other rooms. In fact the high tea was spread across two rooms which made it difficult to hear the speeches at the back. I think this venue would suit smaller weddings better. The evening reception failed to have a focal point with guests roaming all through the house and gardens which failed to bring everyone together. The overnight stay was good, we were lucky to be placed in a huge room at the top of the stairs (left hand side but can't remember the name). It doesn't feel like a hotel and was good that the whole family can stay, we didn't even lock our door at night as it just felt we were staying with family. I got a peek in the bridal suit also which looked really nice. Service at the bar was ok, but there was on guy called Thierri who was rude, impatient and not well suited to be working in the service industry. During service at the high tea, his stressed out attitude was uncomfortable whilst he spilt Bucks Fizz everywhere! To end on a positive, the views across the estuary are great and a lovely backdrop for photos!…
Stayed here to celebrate a family reunion fantastic setting looking out onto the bay across farmland we were lucky with the weather felt like we were abroad! Lovely comfortable rooms all with brilliant views made to feel very welcome.Lovely walks round the estate and cycle path nearby to get into Exmouth! Takes less then 10 minutes to drive to Exmouth where the Beach is fantastic & a great play area for children, lots of places to eat! Can't wait to go back to Courtlands.
I have got to disagree with some of the comments we just came back from a wedding reception the food was excellent and hot seeing that there was about 80 guests service was superb as for the drinks the drinks prices was what you would expect from a venue such as this we had no problem with the disco and would recommend this place to anyone also superb location overlooking the estuary