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Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
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53 reviews
Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
Spacious Lounge -  Cosy & peaceful, wood burner, complete entertainment package
The Orangery - Tranquil open space with fruit trees and flowers
Character Kitchen - modern appliances, country-style units, terracotta floor tiles
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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U128331
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a bad word to say!”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Me and my partner booked this for for romantic getaway before Christmas. It couldn't have been better.

From the moment of booking, the owner was nothing but helpful. We had a few questions before we arrived and we got a quick response to them all.

We got a little lost on the way there but one phone call to Steve and he got us back on the right track.

When we arrived we couldn't have been happier. It was amazing. The cottage is at the end of a quiet little mews and is so comfortable and cute.

The whole place was immaculately clean and the basket of welcome goodies was a very nice touch...as was the Christmas tree which had been put up for us. It's these small touches which are the sign of a thoughtful and considerate host.

The bedrooms were very comfortable and quiet and the bedding was of a very high quality. It was was a dream to sleep there.

The entertainment package on the TV and the broadband were also very well used.

The bath in the bathroom is amazing... I'm going to have to buy one!!!

I work for a large UK-based airline and am very lucky or stay in some of the finest hotels in the world. I would leave them all behind to stay here again.

The parking wasn't an issue. Lots of on-street parking nearby.

I honestly don't have anything bad to say and we are already planning our next visit.

Thanks Steve!!!

Dan and Ben.

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sarahJ618...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for a relaxing get-away”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Perfect cottage in the perfect location- can't recommend it highly enough!

The cottage is lovely- great size, brilliant fireplace, great jacuzzi, large TV with every channel you would want...

The area is perfect for a relaxing holiday- quiet but with a small supermarket and nice pubs within a short walk

Thanks Steve!

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Robert M
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The bed has been oiled”
Reviewed 15 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Other than the on street parking, this is a perfect & quiet cottage retreat where the magic starts the minute you step into the entrance lobby! We had no problems with a squeaking bed (see previous guest) but more with the over-the-top power bath including trying not to sit on the auto release plug-hole.... give me a bidet any day! All in all this was an excellent break with a truly generous 'welcome' basket & fuel supply. I even managed to recover some of my piano playing on the baby grand (wish I'd had my tuning key though ;-) ) Directions: We managed to go through the wrong gates before finding the actual entrance to the mews which was closer to the Market Street/Chapel Street corner but quite obvious once we had double checked with the owner Steve B. We will no doubt book this lovely cottage again.

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Liked best: The ambience
Liked least: the bath - sure we are in the minority but would prefer a conventional type
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Lizz_biz
Bristol
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11 reviews
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“A lovely little gem of a cottage hidden away from the stresses of everyday life”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Take a soak in the jacuzzi, put your feet up in front of the fire and settle down with a bottle of wine and a choice of movie - all that after a walk in the nearby Dartmoor National park.

Would defintely recommmend to a friend.

(Make sure you ask for directions, Google cant be trusted!)

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Liked best: Jacuzzi Bath
Liked least: Squeaky bed
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Your age range 25-34
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Rebecca H
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“great spot for an autumn getaway”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Just returned from a lovely week at the Old Stables Buckfastleigh. The cottage itself is great, tucked away at the bottom of a pretty mews, but with no trouble parking a short walk down the street. Apart from the very well equipped kitchen, lovely large and comfortable bed, wood burner etc, it also has some really nice touches - we particularly liked all the well cared for house plants and the mini conservatory. It's in a great location too for exploring either Dartmoor or the South Hams and coast, and Buckfastleigh seemed a nice, quiet but friendly town.

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Liked best: the setting and thoughtful touches inside property
Liked least: working out which outside bins belonged to the stables!
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