When we arrived Michael the owner greeted us at the door before we even got out of the car, after some very friendly chit chat he invited us in and gave us coffee, a freshly brewed pot not instant.
After 10 to 15 minutes talking we were shown how to use the lock on the front door and shown to our room via a tour of the house.
Harrabeer itself is very old but with lots of character, its also very cosy especially when the new log burner is going full pelt heating the reception / bar area.
Amanda and Michael make a great team, they are both very accommodating and make you very welcome.
Amanda is very talented gastronomically producing food as good as that in expensive restaurants and I am surprised Michael isn't over weight as a result....
Our room was cosy and the bed very comfortable, I suffer with my back so this was good...
Shower room is through a walkway in the room and it is private to room 2 so no need to worry about sharing, the shower is very powerful and the cubicle spacious allowing you to move around freely unlike some smaller shower rooms I have used before.
If you want a country house break characteristic of Devon / Dartmoor then a stay with Amanda and Michael is a must, we are looking forward to a summer stay next year so we can benefit from better weather, hopefully!
Excellent accommodation, proper food and a good selection of drinks all at reasonable prices, oh and hospitality you can't buy! 10 out of 10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HARRABEER COUNTRY HOUSE is small, quiet and family owned offering many attributes of a small HOTEL, with the informality of a BED and BREAKFAST, graded as 4 gold star GUEST ACCOMMODATION and a previous finalist for AA Landlady of the Year. There are 6 comfortable bedrooms: all with ensuite/private bathroom facilities. There are adjoining rooms with a privacy door for families and all rooms are suitable for single occupancy at a reduced room rate. Partake of locally sourced food and wine in the attractive restaurant and enjoy the relaxed surroundings in a gracious sitting room. A wood burning stove burns on cooler evenings in our newly refurbished bar which have uncovered many of the original features that had been lost for decades: or sit in the small but secluded garden when warmer. There are 2 beautiful SELF-CATERING suites in a sympathetically converted barn. Our “self-caterers” are welcome in-house to enjoy the bar, breakfast and evening meals if they wish. HARRABEER COUNTRY HOUSE is conveniently located for an extensive range of outdoor activities on and around Dartmoor with a host of interesting places to visit yet only 5 miles from the award winning market town of Tavistock and 9miles from the city of Plymouth for high street shopping, nightlife and theatre. Major credit cards accepted. We think we have it all ... and with a smile! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harrabeer Country House Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon