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Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages
Reviewed 23 May 2011

We stayed in Higher Bowden's Hayloft cottage and we were thoroughly impressed with the cottage itself and the site's facilities. There is an amazing range of facilities offered - great swimming pool, under 5's and older kids play room, sand pit, tennis courts, trampoline etc. Everything is in pristine condition and the grounds are very well kept.

The beach at Blackpool Sands is 20 minutes walk down a charming lane with a great Cafe to feed the family. Yes, the roads around Higher Bowden are a little hair raising but that's because you actually feel you are staying in the real British Countryside. You can walk around the cottages with no problems at all, though the lanes are narrow. Highly recommended especially if you have young kids.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

Can't fault Higher Bowden itself - nicely furnished cottage, comfortable beds, beautiful grounds, wonderful indoor swimming pool with clean and bright changing rooms and more....all immaculately maintained.

My only niggle, and it is a small one, is that I found the roads in and out of Higher Bowden quite stressful. For a mile or so each way they are one car width with not many passing points. I'm sure they're no problem for country dwellers, but for a Londoner....! Also it meant that we did not do any walking around Higher Bowden (despite there being walking route suggestions including to the beach) because I didn't feel it was safe with a 4 year old.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2010

A really great place to visit with small ones in tow!! Higher Bowden is a gem. We really enjoyed our stay here the cottage was clean, well equipped and quiet. The owners have put a lot of thought in to looking after small families with a couple of play areas which are not burgeoning with play equipment but which have a sensible amount. The grounds were well kept with neat gardens as was the swimming pool which was clean tidy and at a decent temperature.

location - away from Dartmouth it's self but close enough to get to easily (and anywhere else in the South Hams)

Downside - i run a business so even when on holiday i need to have my mobile with me and there was no signal what so ever for vodafone - however there was a landline in the cottage which was reasonably priced and the wireless connection despite thick walls was A1 so this was not a disaster (and in fact it was probably a blessing not being contactable!)

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Mattperks
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

We have just returned from spending a week at Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages, Dartmouth. We have had a marvellous week in a lovely setting. The cottages are well maintained with fully equipped kitchen. The children enjoyed swimming every day in the indoor pool and we visited the surrounding areas. Many people staying at the cottages took advantage of local walks but we wanted a more relaxing holiday. We found it best to go out by day and return in the evening as the cottages are accessed by 'single lane' roads. Lovely woodburners at night and plentiful supply of wood for just £10 per week.
We would recommend these cottages.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Thank deborahmain
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Higher Bowden is set in the wonderful South Devon countryside, easily accessed down quiet country lanes. Our cottage was spottlessly clean and very well equiped with a wonderful wood burning stove which we used every evening (we visited last week in October). Our two children made the most of the swimming pool which is also spotless and both games rooms. The trampoline was also a favourite. The grounds are lovely and whilst we were in the middle of peaceful countryside far from crowds, Higher Bowden is not far from both Dartmouth and Totnes. Highly recommended and we plan to visit again. Full recycling facilities.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

My wife and I took our 5 year-old and one year old children to stay at Higher Bowden and were very impressed by the quality of the facility overall and clean and comfortable accommodation. Staff were very attentive and the grounds were beautiful, the location was perfect for visiting Blackpool Sands beach and Dartmouth. Great place.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

We had the most wonderful weeks holiday at Higher Bowden with my husband & 20 month old son.

The owners were very helpful & friendly. The facilities on site are absolutley perfect for families, especially those with young children - play room, swimming pool, washing machines etc. The grounds are lovely to walk round & very well maintained.

The area around the cottages is beautiful, with Dartmouth 10 mins away, and Blackpool Sands only 5 mins drive away. Lots to do with boats, stain railways, zoo, farms etc

I have never felt compelled to write a review about any holiday or purchase before, but I want to recommend this holiday to everyone!! It isn't cheap, but you do get what you pay for, and we are looking forward to a return trip

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages

Address: Higher Bowden, Dartmouth TQ6 0LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Dartmouth
Price Range: £70 - £290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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