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Simon Franks

Maître de Maison - Relais & Châteaux

Simon Franks

Gidleigh Park

Chagford - United Kingdom

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Can you tell us the story of your property?

Set majestically on the upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Famed for its culinary credentials and award-winning restaurant, Gidleigh Park offers an air of tranquillity and romance within a Tudor-style country house, beautifully furnished by the Brownsword family and set within 107 acres of mature grounds.   

What is your trademark in terms of the art of generosity and warmth?

We pride ourselves on our passion for bringing a relaxed, friendly and genuine style of hospitality to our property. We aim to understand, meet and ideally, exceed the needs of every guest with kindness, professionalism and a warm smile.   

What memories do you want to give your customers?

The unique warmth of a home-from-home welcome combined with a sublime culinary experience and the relaxing ambience of the hotel and the beautiful grounds – which change with the seasons – come together to create an immersive, unforgettable experience for every guest.   

What passions do you share with your guests at your property?

It is always a pleasure to discuss Chef’s approach to refined fine dining and the local suppliers who help him source the best produce for our restaurant. Or hear plans for the next season from our Head Gardener and share tips with our guests. The natural beauty of Dartmoor is a constant source of wonder for me and I particularly enjoy helping first-time visitors explore such a spectacular part of the world.   

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