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.
We loved our wet and windy week at Clifford Barton. A warm welcome of homemade cake, dog treats and a fire ready to light was a great start to our fab week. Vicki and all of the Bloomfield's are very generous hosts and this shines through in the accommodation which is spotless and very comfortable, thoughtfully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Vicki pays attention to the little things which make a huge difference, from fairy lights around mirrors to lots of much appreciated touches like dishwasher tabs, bin bags, a dog towel and bowl, etc etc.
The play barn, with a roaring fire, was a...more
You won't find better! The local pub in Cheriton Bishop (the Old Thatch) is easy to reach by car, Castle Drogo (National Trust) within cycling distance. Lovely service at Cheriton Bishop Church. One tip - take a gallon of petrol in a can, save fretting about driving into Exeter to fill up if the Dunsford garage is not open.
We arrived in February, during Storm Dennis. What a delight it was, after an arduous journey, to find the house warm and with a freshly baked cake on the table!
We were staying for a second time and this time, specifically to undertake the 5 day green woodworking chair making course with Little Acorn Furniture, whose workshop is based there. Staying on site is perfect - we were able to park the car at the start of the week and barely touched it until we left on the Friday. As we stayed in February, we particularly appreciated being able to come home for a hot lunch! We thoroughly recommen...more