A brief history of Langdon Court

Langdon Court Hotel and Restaurant is brimming with extraordinary nautical, military, royal and regal history. Such is the beauty and elegance of this country house hotel that it has played host to many famous historical figures including Henry VIII and his last wife Catherine Parr, Elizabeth I, Edward VII and also society beauty and actress Lillie Langtry.

The house has a distinguished past dating back to the Domesday Book. First recordings demonstrate that the manor house was granted to a Norman baron called Jodhel for providing crucial support to King William after the Battle of Hastings. Jodhel in turn granted Langdon to a loyal knight named Walden through the Pipard family, until it was later discovered by the reputable Courtenay family of Devon.