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Cookshayes Country Guest House
Reviewed July 19, 2011

We booked a double room for our stay and after two phone calls was asked if we would like Four poster room as it was my birthday i said yes.Imagine our dissapiontment when on arrival was taken to the top floor and opened the door to twin beds i said we had booked a double the owner looked confused and said this was only room available said sorry and left .i decided to move the beds together and on moving bedside cabinet the dust behind so thick had not been cleaned for years , under bed dust and rubbish .As for the shower so hot it burns then so cold you freeze.
So no we wont be back .

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

I stayed at Cookshayes for 3 nights. The surroundings are beautiful - a lovely garden but I couldn't take advantage as the weather was poor! When you first enter - seems a little dowdy - but get past this, and you've found treasure! Breakfast is delicious, with whatever combination of English you like (you must try the sausages!) , plus menus for vegetarians. You can also opt to have your evening meal at the B&B - and this is highly recommended. Very generous portions of fresh produce - the taste of local fish is a delight! The B&B is very quiet, and so I had 3 good nights sleep - not always the case when traveling! My only negative - the pillows could have been nicer! - but that really is being picky! The bed was very comfortable. The en-suite facilities were nice and clean - fresh towels each day! I was traveling alone, and was made to feel very welcome - I will go back whenever I can!

Room Tip: 4-poster bed available. Great views at back
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Just returned from Cookshayes after attending a wedding nearby. On first glance at the property I realised that this was going to be a very basic B&B. The hotel is in dire need of renovating, the decor is shabby and unwelcoming. Our room was located on the ground floor and could have been beautiful, however the double bed was in fact 2 singles pushed together and was very uncomfortable. The room felt and smelt damp, the wallpaper had been hung without matching the pattern, bedside lamp did not work, carpet was dirty and the bedding for the room which contained a single bed also was not matching. The shower room was ample, the shower curtain was mildew in places.
There was a kettle in the room and ample tea/coffee etc with comp biscuits. The hallway was most unwelcoming when you entered the property and this was due to the decor and the well worn carpet. The shelf used for a reception area was cluttered and unprofessional.
Our room key was termperamental and we were told that it worked backwards as it was a back to front lock! The lock had in fact been put in upside down and could have been changed to make life easier, and to allow you to get in to the room quickly instead of playing around to get the key in upside down which didnt come naturally!
The breakfast room was pleasant but again could have done with some cosmetic touches to include new carpet. the breakfast was superb and Tracy was pleasant and attentive.
This was just a flying visit for us, the room rates probably do reflect the standard so for anyone on a budget this would be ideal, we would not go back however the property was in an excellant location, parking was free and the house does have the makings of being a superb B&B if some TLC and money were invested in it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank samton
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

Disappointing welcome and decor in need of a bit of a uplift. That said, ideal location on the outskirts of Dartmoor, ample parking, very quiet and good breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Missychelle
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

Stayed here to attend a wedding. Stayed two nights. Bed very comfortable and great breakfast to set us up for the day. Decor is a little shabby but great for the money. Owner very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of free parking, unlike other friends who had to pay to park whilst staying at other B&Bs.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Strawberrychoc
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Reviewed August 24, 2008

Spent two nights in the Cookshayes, warm and friendly, Tracey will do anything to make your stay as good as it can be. The room was cosy and the bed comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful, fresh and well cooked and came quickly. Recommend if you're looking for somewhere to stay where you can feel relaxed and at home and you need a base to explore from, book in here.
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  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank jcw27
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Reviewed October 23, 2009
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  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 33 Court Street | Newton Abbot, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Moretonhampstead
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Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Moretonhampste...
Number of rooms: 3
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