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“Excellent holiday as always.” 5 of 5 stars
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Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages
4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Higher Bowden, Dartmouth TQ6 0LH, England   |  
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Maidenhead
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“Excellent holiday as always.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This was the 7th time we have stayed at Higher Bowden and as always we had a fantastic time. The South Hams is our favourite holiday destination in the UK and we have stayed in a variety of different accommodation over the years, but always love returning to Higher Bowden. The cottages are lovely, the facilities excellent, well thought out and perfect for families with young children, the owners are welcoming and helpful we always feel very at home and relaxed during our stay. Great location, a short walk to Blackpool Sands, a short drive to Dartmouth and the beautiful Start Bay coast.

Room Tip: All the cottages we have stayed in have been lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We took our grandchildren aged 2 and 5 for a week. The facilities and thought the owners have taken are excellent. The children loved all the activities available for them. Great swimming pool that also has a spa and a sauna and gym for the adults. Lovely cottage. Only slight negative, too many little notices about what you can't do!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HigherBowden, Owner at Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for the excellent and balanced revue, Lin & I are happy you had a great time with the grand children.

With regard to the comment on notices it is a great pity that we have to place a few relevant notices on the site, in particular in the under 5’s playroom and the swimming pool. The vast majority of guests use the facilities as intended and of course do not need to have signs informing them of “normal and safe” usage.

The law today emphasises the importance of informing people about “all” possible risks in order that they can make an informed choice. This has been in response to demands by the public over many years to be told if an activity could be potentially unsafe to themselves or others.

Our signs just state what should be common sense and are for the sole purpose of providing families with children a safe and fun holiday without unduly impacting other families.
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Tawern
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

From 28th July to 4th August 2012 we had a very nice holiday in Rose Cottage at Higher Bowden. We are five, 2 adult and 3 children at the age of 12, 9 and 6. The Cottage is beautiful and is situated in the centre of the fantastic garden, next to the indoor swimming pool. Lin and Peter, the owner, are very friendly and nice. The weather was good, just 2 days with a little bit rain. The southwest of England is an excellent region to go for holiday, if you do not want to go for a mass tourism. The climate is pleasant, and the landscape impressive. So many nice places and the people where very polite and helpful. Within a 20 minutes walk, we could arrive blackpool sand beach, where we also spent some time. All in all, we had a very nice time in England and we can recommend Higher Bowden for everybody, who wants to have a good time in the southwest of England

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Very welcoming hosts who were always on hand when wanted to ask something, amenities superb and well cared for, 1mile to excellent Blackpool Sands, would return in future. Very relaxed atmosphere. Dartmouth Castle ( English Heritage) and ferry back are well worth doing.

Room Tip: Our cottage , Beech lovely position and spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

First time visit based on Trip Advisor reviews. A fantastic venue for young families and our three year old is still talking about the cottage three weeks later! Weather very wet for a couple of days but the attractions in the surrounding area combined with the leaflets provided and knowledge of the lovely owners Lin and Peter certainly compensated. The swings, slide, goats, guinea pigs, putting green, indoor playroom, indoor heated pool all welcome and Ruby had her first BBQ using the superb amenities provided inside and outside the cottage and loved! The owners are always there if you need them without being intrusive and go the extra mile such as erecting a tarpaulin for the visit of Autoglass for our cracked windscreen that never happened thanks to the weather. Local attractions recommend like the steam train to Buckfastleigh with Totnes Breeder Farm, Paignton Zoo and superb day out at the pony centre at Moretonhampstead. Blackpool Sands beach, whilst fine shingle, has a sandpit and don't let the shingle put you off. The Venue Cafe is great and the bacon/sausage rolls to die for as were the fish and chips on our last evening! Very clean and a blue flag beach but always drove rather than the hilly walk back. Lots more to see when we return again and would recommend this diamond venue to any parent. N,T&RW.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Higher Bowden. Although the weather was not kind to us the indoor swimming pool and games rooms provided a place to entertain the kids. The resort is really well looked after and the owners were very helpful and polite. There is also lots to do outside when the weather is good and the nearby beach and restaurant is really nice.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very relaxed week of family holiday in a beatiful location outside Dartmouth. Peter and Lin were excellent and very welcoming. We ordered food from Katie and all put weight on as it was excellent with generous portions. Amenities on the campus were excellent with loads of things to do when we did not want to drive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Higher Bowden, Dartmouth TQ6 0LH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Dartmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thirteen 4 & 5 Star cottages converted from two 17th century farms located in 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds close to Blackpool Sands beech. Heated indoor swimming pool, under 5’s play room, games room, all-weather tennis court, snooker room. ... more   less 
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