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“Fabulous tranquil cottage on the moor”
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Wayne070
Bexleyheath, Kent
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous tranquil cottage on the moor”
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My family of 5 had a wonderful stay at Brimble cottage. It really was a home from home with plenty of space for all and well equipped for your stay.

The setting is idyllic and you really feel immersed with nature with wildlife a plenty, whether that be birds munching the nuts from the bird feeders throughout the day, quails wandering around outside the front door or the wild moorland horses passing along the lane or sheep and cows.

The cottage is within easy reach of the coast (40 minute drive to Paignton) and there are many lovely walks and places of interest a short drive away. The cafe on the green in Widecombe in the Moor is a must visit for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner.

Venetia and Norman were really lovely hosts and kindly left us some milk, eggs, chocolates and a bottle of wine to welcome us. This was greatly appreciated after a particularly long drive to the cottage due to the summer traffic. They are on hand if needed but otherwise leave you to make yourself feel at home and enjoy the cottage and the wonderful surroundings.

We had regular visits throughout our stay from Ferdie (Whippet) and Daisy (Border Collie), which was lovely and they really are fantastic dogs.

I would highly recommend staying here if you want a relaxing break and lovely cottage at a very reasonable price for the your holidays. My family and I had such a great time that we would definitely consider coming back again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Aug 2017
Dear Wayne, Thank you so much for taking such trouble to write about your stay at Brimble Cottage. It is very encouraging to us when visitors appreciate this special part of Dartmoor, and the facilities we provide.

Venetia
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_simontay...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 23 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

If you are looking for peaceful tranquillity in a beautiful location, but with all the amenities for a comfortable and relaxing holiday, look no further.

Located just over a mile outside Widecombe but only 30 minutes to 1 hour from historic towns, beautiful moorland/ woodland walks and the coast, there is plenty of space in this well appointed cottage, including garden and patio at the rear.

Thanks Norman and Venetia for being so welcoming and friendly and keep up the amazing work you are doing with the wildflower meadows and conservation. It was a pleasure to see it all.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jun 2017
Dear Simon and Louisa, It was a real pleasure to meet you and we were in awe at the extensive walking and exploration you did, most of it from the cottage door. we hope to tempt you back to Dartmoor soon.

Venetia
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Jo T
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous week in Dartmoor”
Reviewed 25 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We recently stayed for a week at Brimble cottage and we had an amazing visit. Venetia and Norman are wonderful hosts and the property is stunning. It's out of the way, quiet and restful with lots of birds. Ponies and cattle walk past the cottage but it is only a few minutes to Widecombe and easy to get to places. We loved exploring the moors and even though we had some misty/wetter days it was brilliant. We would love to visit again. Thank you so much- we will miss Dartmoor.

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Management Response
1 Jun 2017
Dear Jo and Brett, It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope the rest of your trip is going well. Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us on Dartmoor.

Venetia
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scedtwo
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Well equipped and well furnished cottage in picturesque setting”
Reviewed 17 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

In the heart of Dartmoor the cottage is in a wooded valley within easy reach of walking trails, riding stables and the abundant historic sites on the moor, and still only a short driving distance from pretty unspoilt villages and towns. The owners are very hospitable with welcoming eggs, milk and a bottle of wine. A special location for children to enjoy wild ponies, sheep and cattle wandering on the moor. We loved waking to the sounds of farm animals, and sitting in the enclosed garden visited by guinea fowl. We had a wonderful time and a great escape from city life.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2017
Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review, and for leaving the cottage in such a tidy state. We really hope the plan for a bigger family party on Dartmoor materialises and we hope to see you again,

Venetia
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David C
1 review
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 2 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This was a well equipped and convenient bolt hole for our stay, our hosts, Venetia and Norman were so welcoming, our grandson was fascinated by all the resident animals, and although the weather was "mixed,(What can you expect in March!) we made the best of it. It was good to be able to come and go as we pleased, and we want to return as soon as possible.



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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Apr 2017
Dear David, It was lovely to see you and the family again, and thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy. We look forward to renewing our acquaintance soon!

Venetia
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19671998
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just wonderful!”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in October 2016

We loved it here! It was just what we needed, wonderfully peaceful and beautiful surroundings. We were blessed with a wonderful sunny week and walked our socks off! Lovely walks, straight from the front door, so the car wasn't always needed. We walked into Widdecombe a couple of times.

The owners had the perfect balance of being very friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.

We stayed for just over a week with our little dog, to escape our city's fireworks over Bonfire Night week, it was perfect for this and we loved it so much, that within an hour of coming home, we had rebooked for another stay. Happy days!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad that Brimble Cottage "did what it said on the tin", and we look forward to your next visit.
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Fort Collins
Reviewed 31 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jan 2017
Dear Lucy, We are pleased that you found Brimble Cottage a perfect base for a family Christmas, and look forward to seeing you again on another visit from the USA.
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