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“MARVELLOUS MAVIS”
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The Knole Farm
Ranked #5 of 23 Okehampton B&B and Inns
Seaton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“MARVELLOUS MAVIS”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Back once more for an Easter break, Mavis did us proud with her very friendly welcome, superb food and very comfortable room.We have stayed at other B&B`s but none better than this one.
Will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend stayed for 3 nights at Knole Farm, we found Mavis and her husband very welcoming. Our room was very nice and comfortable and the en-suite was a good size, also there was a fridge in the room with milk to make tea/coffee.
Breakfast in the mornings was freshly cooked with a good variety to choose from the menu, all of this around a busy working farm during lambing season
Knole Farm is in a great location with nearby pubs, walks in Dartmoor, cycling and places to visit.
I would not hesitate in recommending Knole Farm to anyone and Mavis is an excellent host.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nice, France
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Really beautiful farm and bed & breakfast, the location is perfect for going hiking in the moors and along lyford gorge.There are some great local pubs(try the highwayman for something different), overall the breakfast menu was excellent the rooms comfortable and the service tip top, we highly recommend this B&B and we will return when we come back to england.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Virginia, USA
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Knole Farm while visiting Dartmoor National Park and would definitely stay again if we come back to the area. The farm was beautiful and perfectly located to explore the nearby towns and the moor. The bed was extremely comfortable (pillow-top) and the breakfast was perfect, among the best of any we had on our trip. Mavis gave us excellent recommendations for a riding stable (Cholwell) and area attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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brackley
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This years break was our 25th consecutive family holiday at Knole Farm. Every year we are made more than welcome by Mavis and Martin and it now feels like our 2nd home. The hospitality is always exceptional, with Mavis always willing to go out of her way to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. The farm is in the perfect position to be used as a base to cater for many peoples preferences. Whether one is a walker across the moors, sightseer, beach lover, or general explorer, everything is within easy travelling distance.
Over our time we have had experience staying in all rooms available with great satisfaction. Each room offers up to date amenities, lovely décor and a very high standard of cleanliness. Rooms are cleaned daily and to a high standard. After a busy day out and about it is refreshing to come back to the farm to relax, with the opportunity of having a home cooked evening meal if already ordered. The food is always of a very high quality, hence why we always have a meal every night. Mavis offers 3 course evening meals to her guests and will always adapt her menu for her guests dietary needs. Breakfasts consists of fresh fruit and cereals to start and fruit juice followed by a home cooked breakfast of your choice with toast to finish, all of which we have tried and highly recommend.
What we particularly like about the farm is that you enjoy the country atmosphere but still have the modern amenities such as internet, television, hot showers/baths and kettles in each room. Also with the comfy beds and country atmosphere it allows for the best quality sleep available.
We would like to thank Mavis for every visit we have had. 25 years is an accolade in itself and one we feel privileged to have experienced, 26 is already booked!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent three nights at The Knole Farm on a B&B tour around Devon, Cornwall and Dorsett.
This is a brilliant establishment and working farm. They were shearing the sheep (about 250) when we were there, and it must be hard work running a farm and B&B as well. The farmhouse is lovely – very photogenic from the outside. The gardens are well maintained and huge, and included benches to relax in. At the end of the garden is a mighty view over a valley, with farmland to the horizon. This was a great base for exploring the moors of Dartmoor and Exmoor, and all the way to the coast.
Our room was huge – with a double and single bed as well as a wardrobe, dressing table and chairs. There was a bar fridge, tea/coffee making, TV and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi signal was a little weak in the bedroom, but I had no difficulty in connecting, without a password, on smart-phone, iPad and laptop. The bathroom was also a good size, and the shower one of the largest I have encountered in England. Plenty of towels were provided, along with toiletries. We had no trouble with hot water.
Breakfasts were good, with a selection from a small buffet for cold and from a menu for hot food (cooked to order). And it was plentiful, making a good start to the day.
This was a terrific B&B in idyllic settings. My suggestion is to ignore the incongruous “terrible” review. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion on the basis on their own individual encounter, it did not reflect our experience at The Knole Farm.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lowestoftt
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We returned to Knole farm where we had a lovely holiday 12 years ago,the standard of comfort and excellent service was as good as we remembered.So peaceful in such lovely surroundings.Mavis was so kind and caring when I lost my purse, helping me to cancel my cards and lending us some money to tide us over.All beyond expectations.We would like to recommend this B&B and wish Mavis every success as she enters her 34 th year of caring she must be doing something right!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Knole Farm
Address: Bridestowe, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 4HA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Okehampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Knole Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Knole is a victorian farmhouse and situated perfectly for many activities in particular Spectacular walks and glorious Tors to climb. The Knole is only 1 mile walking distance to the open moorland. Most enjoyable ways to see the moors in the saddle away from the hustle and bustle from city life.There are many things to do near by and to enjoy the freedom and open space no one could want more. ... more   less 
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