Clifford Barton Holiday Cottages - 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) nestled in the heart of the beautiful wooded Teign Valley on Dartmoor - next to National Trust's Fingle Woods (850 hectares of footpaths, wildlife haven, mountain biking), set in 50 acres private nature reserve with 2 acre lake. Private fenced garden. Great location for kids and adults for walking, cycling, wild swimming, golfing and fishing.
Our stay in Mardon was fantastic, the cottage is in a beautiful setting with lots of wildlife on the doorstep ( hedgehogs, bats, many varieties of birds)
We were made to feel very welcome, even our dog! Who enjoyed swimming in the nearby lake.
Our only negative was that we didn’t book the cottage for longer.
Question: What could be improved? Answer: nothing, in my humble opinion. The house was beautiful, the owners were friendly, helpful and professional, the welcome was as warm as the weather (which was in the high twenties) and the wildlife was so close that even sitting in the garden the birds were close enough to touch.
I will be recommending this as a place to stay to anyone who will listen- but only on the condition that they want a week other than the one I want. I cannot think of any reason not to stay.
The Caban is amazing, with stunning views and excellent facilities, you really feel tucked away on your only little hill! Really lovely extras like a great stack of wood for bbqs, fully equipped kitchen with fresh eggs and marshmallows and the best view from a loo in England! Loved swimming in the rivers nearby, and we can't wait to return!
This was my 2nd time staying & it was fabulous again. Location, house, rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms all excellent. If u want to get away from everything this is the place. We walked everywhere in the beautiful countryside. Played table tennis, table football & cooked & laughed the whole stay. Bbq & outside table/chairs were used throughout.
This place is a true gem of a place to stay.
I would stay every year if I could!
Thank you Vicki xx