We’re offering guests that book in with us the chance to log off from the digital world and achieve some inner calm this year without having to go completely back to nature.
We’re encouraging those who need some time away from their smart devices the chance to do so in luxury.
Apparently, the average adult in the UK checks their phone 150 times a day and many people are complaining that they are noticing a big drop in their attention spans and are having trouble sleeping.
Experts are saying that most of us are overexposed to digital devices and a detox would be advisable. Over in Silicon Valley in the States, Google has instigated a ‘Digital Sabbath’ where employees are encouraged to switch off their phones at weekends.
Here on Exmoor, we have a very patchy network coverage at best and for most of our guests they say this is a blessing. We’re different from many other accommodation providers who offer off-grid retreats, as we can give people the chance to come away for a break from their online life in luxury surroundings.
For those who wish to turn off their phones and leave their tablets at home, we are happy for our number to be given to friends and family in case of emergencies and equally if someone wants to call out from the hotel using our landline, then they can, free of charge.
So, anyone staying here can go truly off grid but still enjoy luxury accommodation and delicious food and high end wine in our restaurant. We provide good old fashioned board games, so not only do people switch off, but interact with each other the way people did in that pre-digital era. We also offer details on local walks, including maps for guests to use so that they can get in touch with the landscape around them and even indulge in some mindfulness.
Our a la carte evening menu is available four evenings a week during the summer season and a fine wine list supplied by the London-based prestigious wine and spirit merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd, who are by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Packed lunches and picnic hampers are made by arrangement.
As an area with dark skies designation, guests can also spend time while staying at the hotel stargazing and our co-owner and chef John can even guide them through the wonders of the solar system, and beyond, with the aid of hotel’s Newtonian Telescope.
The hotel’s Coleridge Restaurant uses as much local, seasonal produce as possible including Exmoor honey, eggs, pork and even offers Exmoor roasted coffee and blended tea.
John even grows his own herbs, berries, fruits and veggies in the hotel garden, which is a haven of tranquillity for those wishing to practice mindfulness.
To find out more and to book in for your digital detox, please call us today on 01643 841 241.