The Royal and Fortescue Hotel is a charming haven, located in Barnstaple, England’s oldest borough. Originally a coaching inn, the building has been tastefully converted to become a delightful base for a golf escape in the south west. Now owned by the Brend Hotel group, the hotel has lots of options on site and is in the heart of the town with a vast array of bars and restaurants that run close to the River Taw that splits the town. The location is also key when it comes to golf and is the perfect base for the likes of both of Saunton's Golf courses and Royal North Devon Golf Club as well as being the perfect mid-point when travelling down to Cornwall.