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Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Dittisham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed in a comfortable double room with a balcony and lovely views. Karen & Ian made us very welcome and seemed to genuinely care that we had everything we needed. Very clean, very quiet, lovely food and not far from Dartmouth - ideal. The guest lounge with fridge, books etc was a bonus. We would recommend Downton Lodge & hope to return.

Room Tip: The balcony has chairs so you can enjoy the lovely views more easily.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Recently spent a great weekend with Dutch friends at Downton Lodge. Glorious quiet situation with views towards Dartmouth and comfortable rooms. Our very welcoming hosts, Ian and Karen, provided a top class breakfast from local produce and Karen's teatime cakes were to die for! They were also a very useful source of local information. We hope to return before too long.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank H C
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DevonMac, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

We appreciate your generous comments - it makes all the effort worthwhile to know that guests have really enjoyed themselves. We very much look forward to seeing you and your lovely Dutch friends again before too long.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Wonderful, tranquil location with splendid views over the Dart Valley. Warm welcome from Ian and Karen and a memorably huge breakfast. Rooms decorated with great attention to detail. We have never slept so well! We have been back a number of times and always love it. The view of the river from the Ferry Boat Inn in Dittisham is heavenly.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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DevonMac, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

Thank you Berkshire50 for your generous comments - we really appreciate it. Many guests have commented on the comfortable beds - which have decent quality pocket-sprung mattresses. Glad you enjoyed the views - we never tire of being able to look out across the rolling countryside to the sea and the mouth of the river Dart. Come to see us again soon.

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

The property itself is very comfortable and the owners are extremely nice but two things are worth pointing on:

Firstly, the walls between the bedrooms are paper thin and this causes its own obvious issues.
Secondly, the pressure in the shower was non-existent and this was extremely frustrating for someone who needs a daily shower.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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DevonMac, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2012

Dear Guest.
Thank you for posting a review - we appreciate your feedback and also the kind comments left in our visitors book.
We're very sorry that you may have been disturbed by noise from other guests and hope it did not detract from your stay too much. Downton Lodge is a Victorian house rather than a purpose built hotel and whilst we soundproofed as much as possible during the refurbishment unfortunately it's not possible to guarantee total silence at all times. I think on this occasion one of the other guests went for a very early morning stroll and I wonder whether this is what you heard?
We appreciate the feedback regarding the shower. All of our showers are gravity fed from tanks in the roof rather than being pumped - a conscious decision as we were concerned to minimise noise. Very occasionally we've noticed that air can get into the pipework and affect the pressure - if this happened during your stay then please accept our sincere apologies. We've checked all of the showers today and they appear to be fine.
Once again, many thanks for your feedback.

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

My elderly mother and I stayed at Downton Lodge. Communications beforehand with Karen were 100% helpful; and we found the house and staff very welcoming and friendly. The room had comfortable beds and high-quality bedding, plus stunning views, and there was homemade cake ....

Room Tip: Our room on the first floor was on the corner of the house and had wonderful vistas in both directio...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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DevonMac, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind comments - it means a great deal to us to know that our efforts have been appreciated.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

A first class guest house in every respect. Friendly and helpful owners. Ian and Karen went out of their way to ensure our stay was a pleasure. Top quality rooms and breakfasts. The small sitting area is just right for early evening G & T s.
Downton Lodge is well situated for visiting Dartmouth. (Use the Park and Ride service.) For a nearby supper, The Sportsmans Arms was good. All in all a guest house to be recommended and revisited.

Jean and Richard Martin

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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DevonMac, Owner at Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2012

Thank you so much for your feedback. We do try hard to make our guests feel comfortable and able to unwind whilst at the same time respecting their privacy - a balance that's not always easy to achieve! The guests lounge has been a big hit!
It's good to hear that you enjoyed the Sportsmans Arms which is a couple of minutes drive away and has a large carpark - it seems to be consistently good. We're very lucky in having a huge choice of excellent pubs and restaurants that are very accessible from where we live.

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Lovely house, setting, room and breakfast. Very much enjoyed our brief stay and would come again. We were made very welcome, liked the room and the quality of everything, a little expensive but worth it.

Room Tip: The twin had a fantastic view and was a pleasing layout with a small bath.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast

Address: | Dartmouth, Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0JD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth > Dittisham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dittisham
Price Range: $109 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful South Hams. Set in a secluded position down a peaceful farm lane, convenient for the charming village of Dittisham, the River Dart and "Greenway House" the former home of Agatha Christie. The historic port of Dartmouth, with its fine range of shops, restaurants and cafes and the Britannia Naval College, is just ten minutes drive. Great walking with great views all around the area. Ample safe parking. Wi Fi ... more   less 
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