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44 reviews
View From the Terrace
Comfy lounge with log burner for those chillier nights
Luxury ensuite bedroom
Widecombe Cottage - Widecombe in the Moor - Luxury Accommodation -  great walks from the Door
Sunny South facing terrace in the private garden
Hand made oak Kitchen
Slendid quiet country location but only a short walk to the village and pub
Wine always provided
Large deep bath and fluffy towels
Hand made in oak - King size bed and dressing table
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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LONDON
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay in Ideal Location”
Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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This cottage is beautiful and Widecombe in the Moor is such a good location to stay with various walks from the door. The view from the south facing back garden is amazing and the peaceful setting will ensure a relaxing break. Quality is demonstrated everywhere in the cottage whether it's the beautifully crafted kitchen, the deep bath, the comfy bed and many more ingredients for the prefect break. The Cottage owners Richard and Becks are very friendly and their attention to detail shines through in the cleanliness of the cottage and the little touches that go a long way to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. There is a very warm welcome in the form of a delicious cake freshly prepared by Becks and some eggs from their flock of hens. Also included is a bottle of wine and just as important tea, coffee and a pint of milk so you don't have to worry about going to the shops after a long journey. The cottage occupies a sunny spot with the Oak Barn opposite (this is a luxury barn conversion for 4 people) and Richard and Becks own house adjacent to Oak Barn. There is a great pub within 10 minutes walk and the centre of Widecombe Village within 15 minutes. We were lucky enough to visit the Widecombe Fair during our stay (the second Tuesday in September) and spent a glorious afternoon watching sheep shearing competitions, vintage car and farm machinery displays and even terrier racing which was hilarious. All in all a fabulous holiday with many thanks to Richard and Becks for their kind hospitality.

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Bethyboo9...
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful peaceful place”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Following the photos, you hope not to be disappointed in the real thing but we arrived to the most beautifully renovated cottage.. The very first thing that struck us though , was the incredible peace sitting in the private back garden with a view to due for .... Bliss!! Then you wonder around a very warm cosy spotless beautiful cottage, renovated to the highest standard. Becks and Richard had left their personal touch with a wonderful cake, fresh eggs, milk and a great bottle of wine!
We were fortunate to have fab weather so we felt like we were in the middle of summer.. My only advice would be the need of a fan on very warm nights as upstairs gets hot but that's the only suggestion I could make! Wonderful hosts, cottage, peace and quiet, fab pubs nearby !! Will definitely go back... Lovely people... Great place for a romantic week/ weekend... Bliss!!!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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SunnyGB
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great base for walking”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Just to clarify, this TA page applies to (& has photos & reviews for) two cottages; the Oak Barn & Widecombe Cottage. We stayed in the latter; the smaller of the two. Both cottages are situated in a farm alongside B&B facilities & the owners house. Widecombe Cottage is very pretty, clean & well appointed with a lovely wood burner & double-ended deep bath. We found the owners to be very friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. We received a lovely welcome (no details or we'd ruin the surprise!). The only down side is that Widecombe cottage sits alongside the owner's workshop so we occasionally heard drilling, banging & sawing noises; sometimes for protracted periods. The garden also runs alongside a thoroughfare used by the owners so if absolute solitude was your aim, you will be disappointed. Having said that, the owners took every care not to intrude. Unfortunately there was only ever enough hot water for one descent bath in the morning, so couples had better be prepared to share! Also, a note of caution for allergy sufferers; the bed has feather duvets & pillows. Lovely for some but sadly not for us. All in all a great cottage & base for exploring Dartmoor despite these small issues.

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Travelling group: Couples
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Silrite
Madrid, Spain
1 review
“It was simply, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Fantastic place, nice welcome with homemade cake, eggs and milk. I would recommend it to any couple looking for a charming and quiet place

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Tina J
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
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“relaxing stunning cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

my husband and I stayed in Widecombe cottage for my birthday .
we were fortunate that the weather was lovely so we could enjoy the fantastic walks on the moors and good food at the nearby Rugglestone inn then back to the cottage to relax.
our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer...maybe next time.

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Liked best: the views from the cottage
Liked least: leaving
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david t
Egremont, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Location”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Had recently stayed in Oak Barn Cottage ( very spacious and with Sauna ) - however Oak barn was fully booked. The owner offered us the opportunity to stay in Widecombe Cottage, which is also in the hamlet of Venton. Widecombe Cottage is also very luxurious also has marvellous oak furniture , ( made by the owner ).
The cottage is well equipped and very cosy for two. Going outside the door at the rear of the property, there is seating and a Barbecue for the use of guests, whilst stretching out from the seat is a very large lawn and excellent views over the country side. We were lucky that the weather was so good - really enjoyed using the barbecue and sitting out late evening - absolute peace. After midnight we heard an owl and other countryside animals.
The owner and his wife are extremely helpful in sharing information ( Rugglestone Inn has to be visited - cider and food - good memories of a holiday ) . The owners have a flock of hens and eggs are readily available. There is also a shop in Widecombe for papers and other provisions. The hamlet of Venton leads to several walks on Dartmoor. It was great to go for long walks and then to have the luxury of returning to the cottage. David Thorpe

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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rebuxton
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning luxury accommodation, in a beautiful and relaxing location”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

The cottage is lovely - 5* quality throughout, with lots of thoughtful touches which made for a wonderful and thoroughly relaxing stay. The location is fabulous - walking distance to the Rugglestone Inn, and a great base for a week of walking in and around Dartmoor. Richard was an excellent host - available if we had any questions, and with some great recommendations for walks and beaches, but otherwise we were very much left to our own devices, exactly as we'd wish. Very highly recommended.

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