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Moorhaven. Converted former Victorian hospital complex.
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16 reviews
Moorhaven. Converted former Victorian hospital complex.
Cosy living and dining area.
Eat, relax, watch a DVD...
Kitchen in a nook.
Double sofa bed and map of Dartmoor and surrounding areas.
Mezzanine sleeping area
Welcome.
Take a hot shower at the end of a day spent exploring the local area.
Downstairs shower room.
Sleep under the stars.
The Tower.
Boules anyone?
Moorhaven, a hidden gem in South Dartmoor.
Explore the extensive grounds.
The imposing Victorian buildings that make up much of Moorhaven Village.
View across to the tennis courts. Bring your racquets!
Take a stroll in the formal gardens and take in the magnificent views of Dartmoor.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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“We had a great time in a cosy and comfortable home”
Reviewed October 17, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The Nook is very well located near the Devon Expressway, but also imbedded in a very quiet neighborhood. Dartmoor can be easily reached as well the coast or the big City of Plymouth. We had everything we needed and liked to come home in a cosy and comfotable home after walking and taking photos. The Nook was comfortable for two of us, for more than two adults it wouldn't be recommandable. There is no stove in the flat, but this was no problem for us, we were content with the microwave oven. The flat was very clean and we would like to recommend it for a holiday home. The couple we rent from was very friendly and helpful.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: BuckfastBuckfast Abbey well worth a visit.
Liked least: Did not feel like a 'retreat'
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2016
Apologies for the late information pack, that was an oversight on our part. These are usually sent out a few days before your stay. When I realised, I did send the pack out immediately and also tried to contact you by phone, but you had only provided a home number and not a mobile number. A note was left for you at the property with details about how to gain entry to the property as well as our phone number in case you needed to get in touch. We would urge guests to get in touch if you have not received check in information prior to your arrival date.

We are located right on the edge of Dartmoor and mobile phone signal is poor for some networks in the area. Unfortunately we have no control over this. Wi-fi is another problematic area for us due to the thick granite walls of Moorhaven. Your visit also coincided with our internet going down and we are still awaiting an engineer to rectify this. But due to the patchy nature of the Wi-Fi signal, we will be removing this as an available facility on the listing for The Nook, as it is not always reliable.

TV is not available in The Nook, but a radio will be available for future guests.

Although The Nook is a self-contained property, we (the owners) are just next door and would encourage guests to knock on our door if there are any issues that need addressing and we will do our best to rectify them. We're quite happy to mend the shower/explain how the kettle works/print off daily weather reports. We want our guests to have a comfortable stay. But to do this, we do need to know about problems when they happen.
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MWycombe
Key West, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A gem of a find close by Dartmoor”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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This is a wonderful little place, tucked away in the small village of Moorhaven, which is just up the Wrangaton Road from Ivybridge. It is right on the south cusp of Dartmoor. We arrived late afternoon and the light was already fading as it was wet and foggy.
The owner provided terrific directions; important to follow them as satnav tries to take you up Hillside road which no longer goes all the way up to Moorhaven; follow the owner's directions! As we arrived when the owners were not available, they provided us with the combination for the lock box and we had no trouble finding the unit and letting ourselves in.
Everything in the property seems brand new. They have done a terrific job of maximizing the utilization of a compact two-level space. The bathroom is quite spacious, with good lighting and hot water supply.
We only stayed for one night and did not avail ourselves of any of the meal options that were offered. If you stay there you need to supply your own towels, but there is an option to have them supplied. Only important for overseas visitors like ourselves who didn't bring towels.
All in all it was a very comfortable stay. We walked down to the Wrangaton Road and then down to Bittaford for a pub food meal

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Liked best: Very clean, well-appointed property
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Mooruk
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage ”
Reviewed August 20, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Had a lovely three nights at The Nook and now feel totally relaxed! The cottage had everything we needed and was so quiet in the evenings. Despite obviously being small inside, it actually felt spacious due to excellent design and good use of space. Wifi only really accessible downstairs and signal was weak but could still use our Chromecast albeit if a little temperamental! Absolutely no mobile signal - bliss! You need your own towels including bath mat.

Location was excellent for Plymouth, Totnes, Salcombe etc. Visited National Fireworks Championships in Plymouth which was fab. If you get a chance, pay a bit extra to watch them from the aquarium. Amazing view right across to launching point.

Don't really want to say that the price was good in case it goes up......but it was amazing value! Oh, book directly to avoid the T.A. booking fees....Already thinking of when we can return!

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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
Really sorry we forgot the bathmat, there is usually one there - an oversight that I realised when I came to clean after your stay. Glad you had a good trip though! Shame about the weather!
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Choccielo...
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The Nook is the ideal place to stay for a small party. It is situated within an old hospital right on the edge of Dartmoor. There is a pathway onto the moor (although we didn't get the opportunity due to the weather). Moorhaven is situated just outside the town of Ivybridge and is accessed via a choice of several roads all of which are quite narrow (a bit nerve wracking for a driver used to towns). In the Nook there is sleeping for two downstairs (on a pull out sofabed) and two in a double bed on the mezzanine floor. There is a shower room with a power shower. Under the stairs there is a small area with a sink, fridge freezer, microwave, eco kettle and toaster. There is a hot plate if required. There is also an iron and board. There is crockery, cutlery and utensils (including a corkscrew, knives and can opener). There is some hanging space upstairs. There is a tv with integral dvd player (no tv reception,) There is some wifi but the signal was not good and we weren't able to do much more than check emails occasionally. There is an allocated parking space for 1 car. I would recommend taking something to wear on your feet as the Nook has slate and boarded floors which can feel a bit cold first thing in the morning! The only downside if I had to find one is the property has Velux roof windows and when raining there is quite a bit of noise and the resident opposite leaves there outside light on all night and this is quite bright. The property is accessible from 5 pm on the day of arrival and has to be vacated by 11 am on the day of departure. The owner, Clare lives in an adjacent property. You need to take your own towels.

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Liked best: The property is very well equipped.
Liked least: Condition and width of the local roads.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Griffey19...
West Drayton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Compact with good amenities”
Reviewed December 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is a small property but it perfectly fitted our needs. My husband and teenage son were with me and although this is a split level property there is still plenty of privacy should you need it. Everything is provided except for a cooker/hob but as we were only staying a few days this didn't interfere too much with our plans. Dartmoor is very close and so is Plymouth so it's a good base for sight seeing.

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Liked best: The seclusion
Liked least: No cooker/hob but this isn't listed as part of the amenities
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Allen D
Penallt, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent short stay location”
Reviewed October 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Exactly what it says on the tin, and well presented, clean and recently re-furbed. For the two of us it was precisely what we wanted, and worked well. Personally I think two more people, and it would not have worked, although other reviewers have said they were happy with the arrangement, involving sofa beds in the living area.
Only two small caveats that others may want to consider.
The surrounding location has very poor night illumination for some unknown reason (the lights were in place), probably not a aproblem during the summer of course.
For us oldies, the stairs need to be descended to use the loo, so just be aware of that.
Would certainly stay again.
Oh, and although there was no TV aerial, the DVD player worked fine. I could have streamed to the TV if I had brought my HDMI to mini-HDMI cable to link my tablet. Note however that Internet only worked downstairs, and the signal was not great.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Comfortable bed
Liked least: Noisy bathroom fan
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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