I absolutely loved staying at this B&B which my husband and I discovered recently. We were looking for a bed and breakfast close to the main road from Exeter to Cornwall and discovered this on our travels. Little did we know how close we were to the moors itself. Belstone is just a couple of miles off the A30, however it was like being transported into a different era. The village is exceptionally quaint and appealing, it has so much history attached to it. We needed a B&B for the night and had only heard of the Barton, which is now closed for business. Thankfully Dartmoor house offered us a warm and friendly stay not to mention the most luxurious night we could imagine.
Debbie and Clive the proprietors were so down to earth and welcoming upon our arrival and even offered us a hot cup of tea and a slice of fruitcake, as it was late at night and we had travelled for miles! I was then greeted by one of the best bed and breakfast showers ever, it was so hot and powerful I felt like I was in a spa! We then slept in a lovely not to soft, not to hard bed, which soothed all our aches and pains away. The next morning we were welcomed by a glorious sunshine which streamed right through our room (we stayed at the front of the house which has a amazing view of the moors) and the sight of a herd of moorland ponies and cattle just below us.
I really thought we were actually in the moor itself and not in a village.
The breakfast Debbie and Clive served was A1. It was not your standard cafe fayre, but a lovely home cooked, locally sourced hearty and nutritious meal to get you started for the day, I didn't need to eat any lunch that day!
I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone, and if you like pubs there's the Tors up the path, where you can get an evening meal and a pint.
Dartmoor house is great value for money seeing as you can pay £80 to £90 at a travelodge and not get this level of comfort and service, and The Moors! That's the selling point for me.
Belstone itself could do with a shop or two, but I guess that's the beauty of a place like this, it's so unspoilt, extremely popular with walkers and hikers, equestrians, and just those passing by who like a bit of history. If you need some amenities try Okehampton, which a ten minute drive away there's a Waitrose and a few more pubs and restaurants.
Thanks to the owners for a great night, we will definitely be back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dartmoor House is a comfortable and homely Bed and Breakfast, situated in the picturesque village of Belstone, set within Dartmoor National Park. With views overlooking the village green and the moor, we are ideally located in the centre of the village, with ‘door to moor’ walking and cycling. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dartmoor House B&B Belstone, Devon