I stayed here recently for a week whilst on a cookery Course at Ashburton Cookery School. Having stayed at the school accommodation last time, I thought I would try something different.
Debbie and Michael couldn’t do enough for me. When I arrived, I was offered tea an cake – just what I needed after a long drive. I don’t like country lanes, so they were great at putting me at ease. Debbie suggested some walks I could try and even offered to take me out on one. They told me about the local pub and how to get there – offering me a torch to help in the darkness. Unfortunately, as I went in winter, it was dark when I arrived home after my course. Next time I would go in summer and really take in the local environment more.
They were really chatty, asking how my day went etc – and I think this makes it much more personal. Having said that they were no way invasive and so I was more than happy to chat with them.
In terms of the accommodation, the house was a little hard to find first time around, but the instructions given were really helpful so I managed.
The house itself is lovely. Really well presented, lovely small and cosy lounge with fire for guests, great dining room where I sat a few evenings. In the summer months, the view would be something to savour.
The bedroom was lovely too and a really good size. A very comfy bed, a great shower, WIFI and a balcony overlooking Dartmoor.
There is also a small library of books to borrow and a fridge for guests in the dining room– handy if you want to chill a beer for when you get home!
I would usually opt in to stay in hotels rather than B&Bs, but I must admit my experience here has changed my mind-set completely. The price was much better than a hotel and I believe it has more to offer. I had a lovely stay and cannot wait to book and return! I would thoroughly recommend Mitchelcroft!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mitchelcroft is set in 5 acres of hayfields and garden and lies within the Dartmoor National Park, nestling in a beautiful patchwork of hillsides on the edge of the moor. Scoriton makes a good base for a longer stay. Wonderful walking either on the coast (a short drive away), the National Trust's Hembury Woods with its wild daffodils, bluebells and river dart at its base, or, of course, Dartmoor is on the doorstep. There is secure bike storage and some wonderful routes over Dartmoor direct from the house if cycling is your interest. A five minute walk from the house takes you to our lovely local pub, The Tradesman's Arms, serving great food every night of the week.Mitchelcroft is close to Holne, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mitchelcroft B&B Buckfastleigh, Devon