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Woodhayes Country House is a stunning boutique hotel near Exeter in Devon. Surrounded by orchards and fields and with its own secluded grounds, it simply oozes charm and tranquillity.


If you’re looking for the best boutique hotel Exeter has to offer, then look no further. For much of the 20th Century, Woodhayes was owned by the Whiteways family, who established Whiteway’s Cider in the 1800s. In the latter part of the 20th Century, it was used as a small country hotel, frequented by politicians and celebrities of the time. In 2008, business partners, Dominic Morgan and Tony Wiltshire fell in love with the house on a visit to Whimple and decided to transform it into a luxury retreat. It has been sympathetically restored and refurbished, incorporating many of the original features in tandem with introducing contemporary comfort.

Visitors to Woodhayes Country House can choose from six themed rooms. Bearing names, such as ‘Dali’ and ‘Vettriano’, each room offers a distinct yet subtle Georgian style, complemented by works from the artist that bears its name. In addition to aesthetic excellence, this boutique hotel near Exeter also provides the visitor with all the modern conveniences you would expect from 21st Century accommodation such as Wi-Fi access and widescreen digital TV.

Beyond the Boutique

However, there’s more to a boutique hotel Exeter break than characterful indulgence. Woodhayes is located close to some of the region’s most popular attractions; Powderham Castle runs themed events for families during the summer and the beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth offer a glimpse into the county’s Jurassic past. Exeter provides retail therapy with some superb shopping, while nearby Exmouth can give you all the right ingredients to enjoy a day at the beach.

In addition to attractions, the area is full of first-class restaurants, serving fresh, in-season local produce, and there are a number of inns that serve local ales and cider.

Contact us today and let us introduce you to Woodhayes Country House; the quickest way to slow down.