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Rohaven
Rohaven

176 Exeter Road, Exmouth EX8 3DZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Situated in Exmouth, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Exe Trail and Exmouth Museum. Phear Park and Exmout …

£75
Royal Beacon Hotel
Royal Beacon Hotel

The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AF

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Situated in Exmouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Exmouth Beach, Exmouth Museum, and Exmouth Model Railway. Tiger …

£105
Chi Restaurant - Restaurant with rooms
Chi Restaurant - Restaurant with rooms

Fore Street, Exeter EX6 8LD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Located in Kenton, this inn is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Oak Meadow Golf Club and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Powderham Castle. Dawlish …

£63
The Globe
The Globe

34 Fore Street, Exeter EX3 0HR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in Exeter, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Topsham Pool and Topsham Museum. Northbrook Approach Golf Course an …

£75
Syon House
Syon House

East Budleigh Road, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7DP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Otterton Mill and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bicton Park …

£120
The Devon Hotel
The Devon Hotel

Matford, Exeter EX2 8XU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Situated in Exeter, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Northbrook Approach Golf Course, Quay House Visitor Centre, and Clip …

£59
Southern Cross Guest House
Southern Cross Guest House

High Street, Sidmouth EX10 0DU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (140 reviews)

Situated in Newton Poppleford, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and within 6 mi (10 km …

£50
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6NT

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (493 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Torquay hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands, …

£59
St Andrews Hotel - B&B
St Andrews Hotel - B&B

St Andrews Hotel, Exeter EX2 8HN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (144 reviews)

Located in the heart of Exeter, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Spacex, Customs House, and Wharfinger's …

£75
Bendene Townhouse
Bendene Townhouse

15-16 Richmond Road, Exeter EX4 4JA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, RAMM, and …

£54
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Pocket Guide: Exmouth A La Ronde Hotels

A LA Ronde is one of the most popular and fun attractions on the Devon tourist trail. It's a unique 16-sided house, built in the 18th Century by the Parminter spinster cousins near Exmouth and now owned by the National Trust. The house is open to the public and has an interesting history, so if you're staying in a Devon hotel or B&B in the area you should pay it a visit.

A La Ronde from Devon Hotels

A La Ronde was the brainchild of two cousins who were spinsters and took the Grand Tour of Europe, which was popular in the 1790s. The trip inspired them to leave something unique and decidedly feminine to posterity, which they certainly succeeded in doing! Their 16-sided building overlooks the estuary of the River Exe and has a truly grand aspect, commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It uses every inch of space with efficiency, with the central octagon leading to rooms which connect through a strangely designed common lobby. With cupboards concealed behind wall panelling and seats that flip handily down, it seems in many respects remarkably modern and minimalist.

Napoleonic Intrigue at A La Ronde

The house has 476 keys on-site and there's currently a 'Key Project' to find all the doors that match with them. There is a small problem however because as the building went up during the Napoleonic Wars there was a threat of invasion and secret passages were introduced into the construction, with hidden doorways. Some of the doors can only be opened from inside, for example. Come here from your Devon hotel and you'll be introduced to a world of mystery and suspense worthy of Agatha Christie!

The house's survival is largely thanks to Jane Parminter, who stipulated in her will that it should be left absolutely intact and was only to be lived in by kinswomen who were unmarried. Keeping out the unruly male of the species obviously had the desired effect, because A La Ronde today is as perfect and unaltered as it was when the cousins originally lived in it!

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