Words will never do this place nor the lovely owners justice. You really have to experience this to know what I mean. I've never felt tearful leaving a place like I felt when I left Blackler Barton this morning.
The owners: as soon as we parked in what can only be referred to as paradise, Julie and Dennis came rushing to greet us. We felt so welcomed. Lots of people smile, but some people have this very special smile that makes you feel that the world has suddenly become wonderful and peaceful and friendly. Well this and more is how you feel when you meet Julie. Dennis too immediately rushes to help with the luggage and welcomes you in a more reserved and yet extremely friendly and relaxed manner. We've never stayed anywhere before where we had this welcome.
The house: This property is just so beautiful, so very very beautiful. The landscape is part of paradise. The calm atmosphere is unrivalled. The beautiful, interesting, clean, neat, stylish, unique décor, added to it the fact that the building retains it's beautiful structure as a farmhouse adds to the whole experience. It is a wonderfully fascinating beautiful warm place and people.
The experience: I'm very obsessive when it comes to clean bathrooms and clean bedrooms and always panic before I get in a B&B or a hotel, almost to the point where I ask my husband to go in and check first before I do.......BUT not this time. I had no reason to think it is anything less than perfect and I was right. As soon as we walked in the house and went up to the bedroom I had no doubt that I was in a spotlessly clean house. The room and the bathroom were beautifully and perfectly decorated and extremely clean (even under my critical eye, I couldn't fault it). The fire place down stairs is gorgeous and relaxing. The breakfast is wonderful and tasty and filling. As for Julie....what an interesting, warm and friendly person.
If there are 10 things you should do before you die, make one of them a stay at Blackler Barton House with Julie and Dennis. WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING BACK and next time we will stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an attractive 5 star b&b in a peaceful Devon setting with easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful South Hams countryside near Totnes. ... more less