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.
I have stayed in many holiday properties, and Clifford Barton is my favourite. The attention to detail and design is outstanding, location brilliant and owners are very kind. Mardon is great for the fully enclosed garden, with a high fence suitable even for our adventurous pets. One small point - while the beds were better than in many holiday lets, they were less supportive than I experienced in the other two properties at Clifford Barton (Bridesmere and Butterdon) which both contain exceptionally high quality mattresses.
We chose Butterdon for a late winter/ early spring weekend break for the location - peaceful, remote, good walking and cloae to Exeter where our daughter is studying, so she could join us for the weekend. It was ideal! The cottage was charming and had everything we needed. Vicki and Gavin were welcoming and helpful. It’s a great area for walking andvery dog-friendly.
We had a wonderful week at Bridesmere - a fabulous place to unwind and get away from the hurly burly. We discovered the accomodation when I booked one of my sons on to one of Ali’s fantastic green woodworking courses (also highly recommended).
We loved that everything had been thought of - from the freshly baked cake on arrival, to the bikes ready to borrow in the barn next door.
The accomodation suited three teenagers (comfortable beds and WiFi!) as much as us (peace). It was immaculately clean and spacious and had everything you needed to live very comfortably for a week.