WIN a two-night stay at The Commodore Hotel in Instow
PUBLISHED: 16:03 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:14 30 August 2019
Escape to North Devon's coast and country and enjoy a relaxing break at The Commodore Hotel
With the daily stresses and strains of modern day living upon us it has never been so important to prioritise that well-earned break we all deserve.
As individuals our own ideas of what is classed as 'relaxation' tend to differ - it seems unwinding and taking time out can involve doing something or perhaps absolutely nothing at all. With this in mind let us divulge what was one of North Devon's best kept secrets...until now, that is.
The Commodore Hotel is an exclusive 26- bedroom hotel set within the charming village of Instow. The hotel is where two rivers meet the sea and, most importantly, where one can do as much about nothing as one pleases.
Formerly a Georgian gentleman's residence, it was here on the mouth of the Torridge estuary in 1969 that this small hotel started a big reputation in delivering the coastal experience many strive for.
Now in its 50th year, this family-owned and operated enterprise is well into its third generation who are now subtly ringing the changes for the journey ahead."
Director James Woolaway explains: "I'm now looking to create a more casual coastal vibe throughout the hotel, lightly loosening the reigns of formality whilst still looking to champion the core values that brought so much success to my predecessors in years gone by.
"It's rewarding to see our customers set the pace of their holiday and find relaxation with added flexibility on room rates, food and drink options into the bargain."
Look no further than the hotel's brand new deco-nautical eatery, The Strandfield Grill, to see exactly what he means. Set just above beach level with impressive terrace frontage and adjoining lounges, the feature bar and grill serves up a mouth-watering menu options day and night.
These include surf and turf sharers, starters, mains and desserts, from Ruby Red rib-eye to gammon and duck, Clovelly lobster, bass and bream to name a few.
The striking and lengthy bar stocks a varied selection of local premium spirits, wines and beers served by experienced, warm and friendly staff. It would be easy to indulge and lose a day here watching the tide roll in and out or perhaps with a good book or libation to hand.
However for the more active relaxation seekers amongst us Instow as a base location boasts a cricket and yacht club, plus two championship golf courses nearby as well as a range of country pursuits available, not to mention miles of unspoilt Devon coastline stretching into both neighbouring Somerset and Cornwall.
Perfect for those long reflective walks to really unwind and put things into perspective.
Win a break for two
We have teamed up with the Commodore Hotel to offer one lucky Devon Life reader the chance to win a two-night stay for two in a marine-facing room, with breakfast and dinner in the brand new Strandfield Grill. For a chance to win, answer the following question:
How long has the Commodore Hotel been open for business?
Email your answer, with Commodore Hotel in the subject line, together with your name, address and daytime telephone number, to email@example.com before noon on 18 September. Devon Life's normal terms and conditions, which can be found on the homepage, also apply.