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“fantastic place for plenty of rest and relaxation.”
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40 reviews
Garden, pool and barbecue as you step out of the door
Fully equipped kitchen
Starter pack of provisions
Wet room / shower room with heated floor
Front of Orchard View
In front of Orchard View
Pool
View from the top of the 15 acre farm
Front garden where cream teas are served
Award winning cream teas served daily in tea room or gardens
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Stockland, Honiton, Devon, England

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Sally B
Alcester, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“fantastic place for plenty of rest and relaxation.”
Reviewed November 1, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Wonderful owners -have really thought about cottage to ensure that everything you would need is there.
The welcome basket that was left for us upon arrival was a really pleasant surprise.
Would definately recommend this to friends and family without hesitation and look forward to returning ourselves at a later date and stay for longer.

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Liked best: peace and quiet.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Rest and relaxation is definately a priority-and thrilled you enjoyed the cottage and welcome pack.

We really hope to see you again
David and Julia
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Anton410
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We were very relaxed and happy at Orchard View. The hosts were welcoming the unit was spotlessly clean, neat and well furnished, Julia and David seem to have thought of everything a traveller might want and we felt completely at home as soon as we got there and intend to go again and stay longer. Highly recommended.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay in orchard view - and your kind words.
Many thanks and hope to see you again one day.
Very kind regards Julia and David
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Julian R
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely.”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My husband & I had a lovely mini break staying at Orchard View. Julia & David were very welcoming and the basket of goodies was a lovely surprise.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2014
thank you for your kind review - the goodies are just a little surprise welcome pack. - to add to your holiday enjoyment.

we sincerely hope to see you again.
kind regards Julia and David
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Upon_Refl...
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Incredible”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a two night weekend break at Orchard View. We regularly go for weekends away and therefore have some expectations of our dwellings. This place was incredible!

We were greeted by the lovely Julia, who was warm and inviting, and quickly guided to the cottage. The property itself is beautiful. Amazing stone wall throughout and decorated to a high standard. The cottage was cosy and we loved the electric fire, which provided the ambiance of an open fire, without the mess and smoke. Everything within the property was comfortable. The cottage comes with its own garden (including a swimming pool), which is well maintained and beautiful to observe at dawn and dusk. It is completely at peace at Orchard View, with no sounds from roads or anything else for that matter. We were left to our own explorations, which is exactly what we wanted from this experience.

It is local to beautiful scenery and fantastic pebbled beaches. Although Orchard View is isolated, it is still only a 10 minute drive to the local town, which is bursting with traditional bistros and pubs. The cottage itself is located on a working farm, and therefore has its own shop with all one would require, along with a tea room, which unfortunately, my partner and I were unable to make time to use due to enjoying the cottage too much. Even though the adjacent property is home to a farm shop and café, we did not encounter any other people, and there was not the hustle and bustle associated with such businesses. The atmosphere at Orchard View is completely relaxed, and this lead to my partner and I having an incredibly relaxing, recharging break, which is exactly what we needed.

I would recommend Orchard View to anyone who just wants to get away from life as a whole for a short time.

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Liked best: The atmosphere and overall beauty of the cottage.
Liked least: There was no hair dryer in the property, which lead to me having to send my partner into town to buy one from a local store.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2014
Oh that is such a wonderful review. Many thanks for taking the time to write all the good points.
So glad you enjoyed our cottage - and that you found it all comfortable and peaceful. That is what we aim to please !
Hope to see you again one day.
Julia and david
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Edd H
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxing break in beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We've just returned from a weeks stay at Orchard View. We both live in London and fancied a much needed relaxing break which was exactly what we got. The cottage was the perfect size for us, well equipped and because we were ridiculously lucky with the weather, we spent much of our stay in the garden.

We also took our bikes and I'd definitely agree that you the hills are for seasoned cyclists only but we drove to Dartmoor (about an hours drive away) and cycled along Drakes Trail which starts in Tavistock. Also, Beer and other towns are about a half hours drive away too. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay and David and Julia were great hosts including bringing out a much needed self lighting BBQ coal bag as we struggled to get ours going!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2014
Many thanks for your super review.- we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us particulaly relaxing in our large garden around and in the swimming pool.
We sincerely hope to see you both again.
Very kind regards Julia and David
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Miche' D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Relaxing Stay”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have recently got back from our stay at "Orchard View " at Royal Oak Farm, which is near Honiton in Devon.
It is a lovely stone cottage which sleeps two. it has everything you need for a pleasant stay, including a wet room shower, large TV, Wi Fi and swimming pool, and is set in a lovely garden/
apple orchard.
We took our bikes (which David & Julia kindly let us put in their shed). We soon found out you need to be pretty fit to cycle from the cottage! But we did put our bikes on the car and did some cycling nearby in the Blackdown Hills, Beer & Exmouth seafront which was nice.
You do need a car if staying a while as other than the farm shop there are no other amenities nearby, but there is plenty of choice in nearby Honiton.
Not too far away which I can recommend are Sidmouth, Beer & Seaton.
We also visited Exeter & Plymouth by train from Honiton .
So if you are looking for a bit of rest & relaxation then "Orchard View" is for you!
PS.I almost forgot (not sure how!) as mentioned in the previous review the cream teas really are good.

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Liked best: Gardens/view
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2014
So glad you both enjoyed orchard view-the weather this year has been so perfect and its always lovely to see people relaxing and unwinding when they get here.
Thank you for your lovely comments about Orchard View.
So hope to see you both again at some point.
Very kind regards
Julia and David
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Robert K
1 review
“Pefect Stay”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just got home from a lovely stay in Orchard View at Royal Oak Farm. The place was exactly what we needed for a short break. The cottage was really cozy and had everything that we needed and more. The farm and gardens are very well kept and there are some lovely walks to enjoy nearby. Honiton the local town is only a short drive away and there is plenty to do there. I would highly recommend staying here if you are interested. Julia and David who own the farm are really accommodating and there is even a farm shop, pick your own fruit and tea room on your door step. The cream teas are as good as they say they are!

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Liked best: The scenery
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2014
THANK YOU FOR SUCH A LOVELY REVIEW. WE ARE SO PLEASED YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY WITH US IN ORCHARD VIEW.
HOPING WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY.
VERY KIND REGARDS JULIA AND DAVID
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