We spent a wonderfully peaceful week in this lovely dog friendly Lodge, with its lovely comfortable bed. It was a brilliant holiday, so convenient and everything we hoped for, including the weather which was a tad too hot! The owners were very kind and helpful and full of friendly useful advice and information about the local area. Their dogs too are friendly, kind dogs and ours had a wonderful time meeting them and playing. In all we had a brilliant week and most definately intend to return as soon as possible.
We spent a week here with our dog Roxie. Carol and Andrew were there to meet us and gave us a guided tour of the cottage. The accommodation was very clean and tidy with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits to welcome us.
Sadly, the weather was atrocious for most of the week with torrential rain and high winds. This really did limit us, as visibility on the moors was poor and we had a dog with us so many indoor attractions were sadly out of bounds.
The kitchen is well equipped. Bed is comfy. Shower is good within the spacious en suite.
My only negative comments (and not complaints) are that the TV is very small and it would have been nicer to have a big two seater sofa facing the TV to snuggle up on, particularly with such inclement weather. Perhaps a DVD player too.
Don't let the fact that the accommodation is within the owners grounds put you off. Carol and Andrew are very friendly and so dog friendly. They have two dogs, Quito an old boy (Labrador) and Archie, a 10 week old Lakeland Terrier. Both adorable. Archie loved chasing our dog!
The local pub is a few steps away and very welcoming. The bar area is dog friendly. Food good.
Dartmoor itself is beautiful. Rolling hills, sheep, ponies, goats, cows and bulls with some great bird life.
Lots of beaches within a reasonable distance and the Burrator reservoir is 10 minutes away.
We just spent a week in this fantastic cottage. Whe we arrived, we got welcomed by the owners, Carol and Andrew. The cottage is clean and crisp and has everything you need. The kitchen is well equiped and also the bathroom has everything you need.
We used the cottage as a basis for our travel through the South-West and having the best weather you can think of, we made wonderful trips and were able to see a lot. Last but not least a very warm thank you to Carol and Andrew, we loved meeting you and Quito of course. If we visit dartmoor again we will definitely come back!
We have just returned home having spent 10 days in this perfectly charming Lodge at Bedford Cottage. We were met by our Hosts, Andrew and Carol, who, over the course of our holiday, proved very friendly, approachable and eager to make sure our stay enjoyable.
Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, a short walk from the Lodge leads to many walks without the necessity of using the car. Whilst we completed many walks, we have not fully explored this area and look forward to returning some time in the future, and will make Bedford Cottage our first choice for accommodation. (We also noted that the area was ideal for Cyclists too).
The Lodge is a real gem set in a charming village of the Devonshire countryside.
It's bright, cosy, very comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The location is perfect for visiting the many interesting places in the region; e.g. walking distance to the Garden house, a short drive to Buckland Abbey. A charming village pub serving good food is just across the road. Very easy access to the moor, Yelverton and Tavistock.
The owners, Carol and Andrew are outstanding hosts who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed (which we had).
It really does make such a big difference when the hosts treat their guests with such warmth and kindness and we loved our week's stay in this little gem of a cottage.
I mustn't forget to mention the owners adorable Labrador, Quito, who added to the pleasure of our stay with his loving greetings. We were sorry we had to leave and would love to visit again. Very highly recommended.