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“Beautiful setting.”

Review of Down Cottage

Down Cottage
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Excellent
28 reviews
Down Cottage
Down Cottage
View from inside entrance door
Kitchen
Woodburner in kitchen
View from kitchen window
View from kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View from twin bedroom
Dining room
View from lounge
Lounge
Desk in lounge
Bathroom
Stairs and cloakroom
Driveway
Front border
View from tor
Meldon Down
River
Front porch
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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julie c
Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful setting.”
Reviewed 29 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our second year staying at Down Cottage and we all immediately relaxed on arrival. It's such a beautiful place to stay and the cottage is so homely. The owners make you feel very welcome. Definitely recommend.

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57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Slice of heaven in Dartmoor”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Down Cottage is in a fabulous location in North Dartmoor, a few minutes drive South of Chagford. It has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and is part of a wider estate with beautifully maintained gardens which are so large you feel you are in the wilds while still being in the grounds. The cottage is very tastefully decorated, the kitchen is well-appointed with high-quality appliances and the bed was very comfortable. We were treated to a splendid vase of freshly-cut roses and a good bottle of wine on our arrival. The cottage was a great base for exploring the north of Dartmoor and a pleasure to return to each evening. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week there and I was very sorry to leave at the end of it.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet. The view. The surrounding gardens.
Liked least: Shower could have been more powerful.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HgrVaruna
New South Wales, Australia
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84 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Rural bliss”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The cottage exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully presented and decorated with a interesting mix of antique furniture with soft and comfortable sofas in the living room. There is even a television in each bedroom, though we didn't switch on either. The kitchen is well equipped and all the glassware, crockery and cutlery matches - often rental properties have a somewhat interesting assortment!

The views over the fields to Meldon moor was lovely and, in May, the wildflowers in the hedgerows and the buttercup carpeted fields were a visual treat.

Chagford is only about 5 minutes away by car and it offers a good variety of pubs and cafés. We even had an Indian takeaway one night. Basic groceries can be bought at the local Tesco and Chagford also boasts a butcher, a good deli, and a greengrocer. There is a Waitrose nearby in Okehamton.

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Panda08
Chippenham, England
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage in the heart of Dartmoor”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This beautifully restored cottage which is part of the Outer Down estate is a perfect getaway to explore Dartmoor. My wife and i travelled with our 2 dogs, and the extensive grounds in the estate are beautiful for them to run around, sweeping down from the back of the main house to a stunning stream at the bottom of the gardens. The cottage has all you need, two spacious bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining room and bathroom and the owners even provide a 'welcome pack' with essentials such as bread, butter, milk, tea bags etc which was great. Chagford is about a 5 minute drive away where you can get any essentials you need. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Dartmoor and especially to dog owners.

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Liked best: The quiet location and beautiful grounds
Liked least: The shower was a bit weak!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Nigel W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 21 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Comfortable, stylish, warm, clean, generously equipped - Wi-fi, TVs in bedrooms, jolly good dishwasher.
Lovely views to Castle Drogo, glow of the lights of Exeter above the night skyline, beautiful grounds with wonderful wild, mossy, boulder strewn hillside leading down to the delightful South Teign river.
Secure field for exercising one's dog.
Two miles from the pretty little town of Chagford along classic narrow Devon lanes.
Friendly owners, to whom we extend our thanks.

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Liked best: The buildings, location, furnishings, cleanliness, facilities, grounds... everything.
Liked least: I was slightly worried turning onto the lane from the drive. A mirror would be comforting.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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