We booked Berry House for our family get together, 16 of us ranging in age from 3-80 years! Our week was perfect. The whole house was meticulously clean upon our arrival and thoughtfully a selection of local treats (cake, cheese, chutney etc) was left in the kitchen for us to enjoy. Berry House is beautiful, loads of character, extremely comfortable and thoughtfully equipped for a large get together. Very homely and not pretentious at all. The amazing kitchen and breakfast room is where we all loved to hang out at mealtimes, standing chatting around the island, or we enjoyed to sit and drink tea in the bright breakfast room. The more formal sitting room became a quiet reading room for some of the adults. The formal dining room with an enormous square table was beautifully set but we ended up mostly eating in the breakfast room. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and the bed linen and towels were high end hotel standard. The beds were really comfortable too. The barn was brilliant for the younger ones to hang out in, with plenty of games, balls, TV/video and indoor soccer, as well as two full size basketball hoops. In the evenings we all enjoyed to sit in the snug room with the pool table and table football and enjoyed watching videos or the TV. The gardens are very pretty too.
The views are stunning and the rugged coastline is a short walk away, with some of the most breath taking views I've seen. I would recommend a visit to Hartland Quay where we enjoyed good beer and a fish and chips lunch, sitting outside taking in the views of the sea and coastline. We also had a lot of fun renting bikes from Torrington Cycle Hire where we cycled 8 miles to Instow along the old rail track (no road to worry about) and had a lovely meal at The Quay Inn. Clovelly was also an interesting place to visit. We had a brilliant week, it was very hard to leave and we would love to go back next year. Thank you Big House Company.
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Cannot overstate how good this place is. Travelled down last week with a large group of university friends for a long overdue reunion, and from the minute we arrived we knew we'd chosen the perfect spot. The house is stunningly located - the surrounding coastal walks and isolated bays are among the most beautiful I've ever seen in the UK - and exudes an air of mystery and intrigue that lends an air of cinema to every moment spent there. The enormous, well-stocked kitchen makes for a perfect place to stand nattering for hours while more gracious guests turn their hand to cooking for a crowd; the dining room and living room are both grand spots right out of an Agatha Christie novel, while the pool room and enormous games barn (indoor football and basketball!) will keep kids and the young at heart busy for hours or even days on end. On top of that, every one of the many bedrooms was comfortable and well furnished, and the most upmarket two or three felt straight out of a top hotel. Best of all, the place isn't so glamorous that guests feel they can't put glasses down - there's a homely, lived in feel that extends throughout. We were absolutely heartbroken to leave the place. I know we'll return.
Perfect Venue! Berry House is a beautiful house close to the coast. It is beautifully decorated, very spacious and well equipped. Everything you could wish for. Our large party all thought it was great for the occasion.