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“A delightful break in the heart of Dartmoor”
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Very good
9 reviews
The Kitchen-Diner
Main bedroom - with en-suite shower room
This is why it's called Scenery Cottage :-)
The Bridford Inn - just a one minute walk from the cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Exeter, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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WarrenCas...
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A delightful break in the heart of Dartmoor”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We loved Scenic cottage and will be back. Bridford is a really welcoming village from the neighbours to the pub landlord.

The views are amazing and it has everything we needed.

Because of the poor mobile signal in Dartmoor we had the added bonus of conversations with our kids ;-) we all agreed it was a welcome break from technology!!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2016
Thanks Warren. We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back.

Andy
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Alfie C
1 review
“Lovely character cottage, beautiful location.”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Property is lovely if you can get by without WiFi or phone signal! Fantastic views from the bedroom, friendly neighbors too. Little bit difficult to get to (down a single track road) but well worth it when you get there.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The beautiful fires!
Liked least: Trying to squeeze past other cars on the single lane road leading up to the cottage!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Thanks Alfie. We're glad you think so (so do we!) and look forward to seeing you again.
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Linda C
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“In need of a lot of TLC, otherwise could be a lovely cottage”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Booked this accommodation to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary using a WOWCHER code (without this code I wouldn't have been happy paying the full price) - The cottage is in need of a LOT of TLC - the bedside lamps didn't work, the carpets need a good clean, the wood flooring in the lounge needs replacing as it has a big burn hole from the open fire, Glad it had 2 doors to the property as the steps at the front are extremely steep, the property has an electric key meter (I was assured their would be enough credit for the length of my stay - by Monday I needed to buy electric - this wasn't mentioned in the advertisment).

Had no phone reception nor wi-fi access.

Parking can be an issue, but thankfully we were lucky during our stay.

The village is beautiful but very remote - if you don't like driving up a windy single track lane for 1.8 miles then this isn't for you.

The Bridford Inn was very welcoming and the food was lovely, the neighbours were very friendly and the Moors were stunning - their is so much to explore in this part of the country.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Bridford Inn and Exploring the Village
Liked least: The condition of the Accommodation
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2016
I think we mentioned you had stayed there just before we refurbed it. There are new carpets throughout the entire cottage (April 2016) and have we have redecorated every room . We think you would approve.
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Christian...
Hamburg, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Old cottage in beautiful Dartmoor”
Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

+ Washmachine
+ Diswasher
+ The bed was good quality.
+ The two bathroom were helpful.

- We had to pay extra for the electricity.
- DVD-controll was missing.
- several lamps were defect.
- some redecoration would be helpful

Date of stay: August 2015
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2016
We have completed the redecoration throughout. We think you would love it.
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Jim B
Hove
Level 6 Contributor
984 reviews
135 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“Shabby but not chic…”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This property was booked using a Groupon coupon, so was not expensive, but I have to say that this property needs a lot of TLC to bring it up to what people expect theses day. It reminded me of poor standard accommodation from the early 70s when cottages were a new concept. The property is small has no garden and difficult parking. It is located well off the beaten track and close to an excellent pub the Bridford Arms. It has no Wi-Fi and no phone signal if you are a 3 phone user. Saying all this, it could be a good property if well decorated and loved. The property as I said needs to be totally redecorated and given a lot of TLC. Decoration is not good, touched up paint in the wrong shade, plus several holes in the lounge and bathroom floors, do not add a feeling of a home away from home. The property is not user friendly, it has a key meter and things like the DVD player, bedside light and other items do not work. The property has been set up in a way that shows it has not been lived in. Where do you hang towels to dry, (beside the toilet!) is there space to walk around the double bed, how to get hot water etc. Poor hanging space, a real eclectic mix of furniture. The instructions for the property are poor.
The neighbours are friendly as are the locals, but the property is a really poor product and there are much better places to stay if you want a good holiday let in Devon.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Pub and neighbours
Liked least: State of property
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2016
As you know, the cottage is 200 years old and they built them small in those days. We do explain this in the description, and this is the charm of the place. The couple who stayed immediately after you absolutely loved this aspect of it, and have already rebooked - precisely becasue it is so cozy. In fact, no-one has ever commented that it is too small (in over thirteen years more than one hundred bookings).

I think we mentioned you had stayed there just before we refurbed it. There are new carpets throughout the entire cottage (April 2016) and have we have redecorated every room . We think you would approve.
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