The Arundell has welcomed generations of returning families, be it for the love of sportsmanship or a love for the ever-present character which still thrives within the hotel today. The original building itself, which guests today can recognise from the street-side facade, is 250 to 300 years old – covering an area roughly from part of the lounge, through to the cocktail bar and along to the Lyd Room and television room. The original stone entrance still exists today, sitting under the balcony which juts out over the main road looking over to the village church.
In medieval times, Lifton, as a Royal Manor, was in the gift of the Sovereign, and held for its revenues by a member of the royal family or a court favourite. One Lord of the Manor was the Earl of Westmorland, another was the Fair Maid of Kent, wife of the Black Prince, Duke of Cornwall (1330-1370). It is doubtful whether either ever came near Lifton.
A: The Arundell Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA
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