Stayed at this hotel as stopover on a cycle trip. Found it is the Sustrains Cycle Guide. I did research & seemed good choice with price at £28 pp BB for twin rooms. For that price I did not set expectations too high, but location seemed ideal & was advised had a dryer room for clothes if weather wet. (This place popular with walkers & cyclists, who could get wet with outdoor pursuits).
The grounds were large & seemed well kept. The building looked old, but oozed character. Rooms quite large & although a little dated (it added to character) were clean & comfortable. View from room was quite superb, overlooking north side of Dartmoor.
Breakfast (locally sourced) was excellent, and the owners were exceptionally helpful.
Hotel not licenced, but owner recommends local pubs & restuarants which are walkable downhill to town centre.
I thought the place was excellent value for money & would recommend to those seeking the opposite of a corporate chain hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upcott House is an Eco Friendly B&B. Set in 4.5 acres of Devon countryside in the Okement Valley overlooking Dartmoor, the location is peaceful but only a 10 minute walk from town. The house is an elegant Edwardian property - big but not a hotel - very much a family home. We welcome guests who have children and dogs. Buster our Jack Russell particularly enjoys the company. We endeavor to set a Green example to our guests in the interests of lowering our carbon footprint and offer a 10% discount to those who travel to us by sustainable means i.e. on foot, bicycle or electric car. We have two electric cars ourselves and for a small fee would be happy to pick you up from the airport or Exeter - there being no proper connection between Exeter and Okehampton after about 6.00 p.m. on the bus and no train connection at all. 90% of our goods and services are provided locally thus reducing the use of fossil fuel transport. We have a 10kw solar PV array in our paddock, rainwater harvesting, recycling, our own boreholes and practice energy conservation. Your breakfast will be served downstairs or in your room. It is freshly cooked and has either home grown, home reared or local produce i.e. our own eggs and bacon, home made preserves or honey from George and Margaret Tomkin from Vivian's Honey in Hatherleigh. Vegetarian and special diets can be easily catered for with advance notice please. There is plenty of off street parking, safe storage for bikes and an electric car charging station for your use. The grounds contain many species of bird life and the garden is a quiet and safe haven for children and adults alike. Make a visit to see the piggies while you are with us. They are Tamworth crossed with Sandy Blacks and very comical. Coming soon will be some goats in the paddock. Imported for their ability to eat our brambles and for their milk because we really like goats cheese. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Upcott House Okehampton, England