We went to Appledown House on the recommendation of a friend, and we owe her a considerable thank you for telling us about the B&B. My friend and I were traveling all over the UK using BritRail passes, spending about 3 days in each location. Unfortunately, there's no train station in Tavistock, but we wanted to explore some places in Cornwall without trains, too, so we decided to rent a car in Plymouth for the time we scheduled for the southwest of England and so that we could stay with Gil and Dave. We shared the twin room with the sunroom overlooking the fields. We had to stop ourselves from taking so many pictures of the views just from there. The room itself was immaculate and we constantly used the tea service in the room. Partly because we had a bigger car than planned from the rental agency, driving was more of a problem than we anticipated (American drivers--we needed a warning sign on the car for other motorists). Consequently, we did not travel as extensively as we planned in the car, but Gil gave us directions to places that were close enough that we did not pose a danger driving either to ourselves or others. She and Dave really went out of their way to help us make the most of our visit. The breakfasts were outstanding--other reviewers have mentioned their fresh eggs from their own free-range chickens, but I loved the sausages they had, too. Many of the places we'd already been to had meet that was way saltier than I liked, but these from a local butcher were great. And I could happily have made a meal of Dave's home made bread all by itself. We left Appledown House feeling more like friends staying with friends than like temporary travelers. Go there--you won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Appledown Cottage holiday let (formerly Appledown House B&B) is set in the rolling Devon countryside, yet only 3.5 Miles from Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor. The cottage comprises a twin/superking bedroom with light and airy en-suite bathroom (shower), sitting room with sofabed for additional guests*, small conservatory dining area with superb views across the outdoor pool**, garden and stunning countryside towards Dartmoor. The kitchen is well-equipped with a free-standing electric hob, full size fitted oven, free-standing microwave and fitted fridge. All china, glassware, crockery, cooking utensils etc included along with crisp, fresh bed linen, soft white fluffy towels and kitchen towels & teatowels. There is a 32" TV in the sitting room and a wall-mounted TV in the bedroom. Both are remote control with freeview and integrated DVD players. Free wi-fi is available. We offer an indulgent, full English breakfast (should you wish us to cook for you) served in our dining room, using fresh, free-range eggs from the local farm along with locally sourced sausages and bacon, home made bread and yoghurt and golden butter straight from the farm (there is an additional charge for breakfast). A warm welcome awaits you to our stress-free haven! *Guests using the sofabed have access to the bathroom via a 'JacknJill' door system (with appropriate locks). **Outdoor pool available during summer months. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Appledown House Bed And Breakfast Tavistock, Devon