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Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
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Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
Spacious Lounge -  Cosy & peaceful, wood burner, complete entertainment package
The Orangery - Tranquil open space with fruit trees and flowers
Character Kitchen - modern appliances, country-style units, terracotta floor tiles
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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k8_m86
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning property”
Reviewed February 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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I have just spent a weekend at this beautiful cottage and have nothing but good things to say about the place. As soon as you walk through the door you feel welcome and cozy. The interior is simply stunning and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. If you like period features then you will not be disappointed.
Perfect location for exploring Devon and great for walking enthusiasts with dartmoor on the doorstep. Will be returning in the future without a doubt.

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Scotland
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Liked best: Sky tv
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chris_che...
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“We loved it!”
Reviewed January 17, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We had a great stay in this gorgeous and cosy cottage. Plenty spacious enough for our 2-year old to run around, but still cosy and welcoming. The mews that the cottage is on is quiet and peaceful, as is Buckfastleigh. But for exploring South Devon, this makes a great base...we were no more than a half hour drive from Torquay, Plymouth for the national aquarium, up on to the high moor for a windswept stroll or into Exeter.

The cottage was spotless and well maintained, and even more pleasant than the photos capture. Steve was a friendly point of contact and we had a great welcome pack to start us off.

In short, much recommended!

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Dan1232
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“Great cottage close to a variety of beauty spots”
Reviewed January 13, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Really nice cottage with all that you'd expect plus more. Lack of a stand-up shower a minor negative. Massive woodburner - perfect for winter! Loads of space and functional kitchen. Easy access to dartmoor, seaside etc. Onstreet parking never a problem.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack of easy to use shower
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U128331
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a bad word to say!”
Reviewed December 26, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Me and my partner booked this for for romantic getaway before Christmas. It couldn't have been better.

From the moment of booking, the owner was nothing but helpful. We had a few questions before we arrived and we got a quick response to them all.

We got a little lost on the way there but one phone call to Steve and he got us back on the right track.

When we arrived we couldn't have been happier. It was amazing. The cottage is at the end of a quiet little mews and is so comfortable and cute.

The whole place was immaculately clean and the basket of welcome goodies was a very nice touch...as was the Christmas tree which had been put up for us. It's these small touches which are the sign of a thoughtful and considerate host.

The bedrooms were very comfortable and quiet and the bedding was of a very high quality. It was was a dream to sleep there.

The entertainment package on the TV and the broadband were also very well used.

The bath in the bathroom is amazing... I'm going to have to buy one!!!

I work for a large UK-based airline and am very lucky or stay in some of the finest hotels in the world. I would leave them all behind to stay here again.

The parking wasn't an issue. Lots of on-street parking nearby.

I honestly don't have anything bad to say and we are already planning our next visit.

Thanks Steve!!!

Dan and Ben.

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sarahJ618...
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for a relaxing get-away”
Reviewed December 16, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Perfect cottage in the perfect location- can't recommend it highly enough!

The cottage is lovely- great size, brilliant fireplace, great jacuzzi, large TV with every channel you would want...

The area is perfect for a relaxing holiday- quiet but with a small supermarket and nice pubs within a short walk

Thanks Steve!

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Robert M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The bed has been oiled”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Other than the on street parking, this is a perfect & quiet cottage retreat where the magic starts the minute you step into the entrance lobby! We had no problems with a squeaking bed (see previous guest) but more with the over-the-top power bath including trying not to sit on the auto release plug-hole.... give me a bidet any day! All in all this was an excellent break with a truly generous 'welcome' basket & fuel supply. I even managed to recover some of my piano playing on the baby grand (wish I'd had my tuning key though ;-) ) Directions: We managed to go through the wrong gates before finding the actual entrance to the mews which was closer to the Market Street/Chapel Street corner but quite obvious once we had double checked with the owner Steve B. We will no doubt book this lovely cottage again.

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Liked best: The ambience
Liked least: the bath - sure we are in the minority but would prefer a conventional type
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