Recommended to us by an astute reader, The Henley was described to us as 'the sort of place that I always hope to discover on holiday, and alas, rarely do.' Originally built as a holiday cottage during Edwardian times, the hotel has a beach-house feel and spectacular views that stretch from the Avon Estuary around to Burgh Island. And if simply looking at the sea isn't enough, you can climb down the private cliff path to a stretch of pristine beach.
  Although owner Martyn Scarterfield was a PE and Art teacher in a previous life, he comes from a family hotel in Sidmouth and has been in the trade for many years. Co-owner Petra Lampe brings both charm and a sense of warmth and elegance to the hotel. Together, they create a relaxing atmosphere that is, above all, unpretentious.
  Bedrooms are simple, yet comfortable and spacious. The dining room has Lloyd Loom furniture and overlooks the sea. Martyn does the cooking and it can be described as "real home cooked food" - excellent quality without any artificial presentation. The menu features a choice of three starters and two mains, one of which will be fresh, locally caught fish.
  A winning combination of great food, beautiful views and friendly owners.