I stayed at Upcott house for two nights whilst working at one of the local supermarkets. This was a perfect location for me, but the main reason for booking this B+B as opposed to any other was the low price as I was on a tight budget. At £28 for a single room per night, this was the cheapest in the area, and provided me with a basic, yet comfortable, clean and cosy bedroom with a toilet and sink, and tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast was a choice of cereals, followed by a choice of cooked breakfast, then toast and tea/coffee. It was freshly cooked, a good sized portion and made with good quality ingredients. On the second day of my stay I needed to be at work early in the morning, and the owners provided breakfast for me even though it was much earlier than the usual breakfast time. They were both very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make my stay a pleasant one. Having only stayed for two nights, and spending most of my time at work rather than in the B+B, I didn't get the chance to check out the rest of the house or the gardens, but from what I did see, they looked great too. Based on the room I stayed in, the price I paid and the experience I had at Upcott House, I would most definitely recommend it to anyone needing to stay in Okehampton, and would certainly stay there again myself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upcott House is an Eco Friendly B&B. Set in 4.5 acres of Devon countryside in the Okement Valley overlooking Dartmoor, the location is peaceful but only a 10 minute walk from town. The house is an elegant Edwardian property - big but not a hotel - very much a family home. We welcome guests who have children and dogs. Buster our Jack Russell particularly enjoys the company. We endeavor to set a Green example to our guests in the interests of lowering our carbon footprint and offer a 10% discount to those who travel to us by sustainable means i.e. on foot, bicycle or electric car. We have two electric cars ourselves and for a small fee would be happy to pick you up from the airport or Exeter - there being no proper connection between Exeter and Okehampton after about 6.00 p.m. on the bus and no train connection at all. 90% of our goods and services are provided locally thus reducing the use of fossil fuel transport. We have a 10kw solar PV array in our paddock, rainwater harvesting, recycling, our own boreholes and practice energy conservation. Your breakfast will be served downstairs or in your room. It is freshly cooked and has either home grown, home reared or local produce i.e. our own eggs and bacon, home made preserves or honey from George and Margaret Tomkin from Vivian's Honey in Hatherleigh. Vegetarian and special diets can be easily catered for with advance notice please. There is plenty of off street parking, safe storage for bikes and an electric car charging station for your use. The grounds contain many species of bird life and the garden is a quiet and safe haven for children and adults alike. Make a visit to see the piggies while you are with us. They are Tamworth crossed with Sandy Blacks and very comical. Coming soon will be some goats in the paddock. Imported for their ability to eat our brambles and for their milk because we really like goats cheese. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Upcott House Okehampton, Devon