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Appalachian Spring B&B
Ranked #3 of 6 Dartington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We have stayed in several B&Bs in the Totnes area and this is the best so far - we stayed in the Elmhirst room - very generously proportioned with large double bed - slightly unusual arrangement of shower in one corner and toilet in opposite corner but we soon got our bearings. Generous breakfast - we had to reduce our order after taking the full works the first morning! It is a traditional B&B not a guest house, so you will eat breakfast at a large table with fellow guests - so maybe not for you if you like to eat in splendid isolation - but you will almost certainly have something to say to anyone who has shared your good taste to pick out Toni and Appalachian Spring for your visit.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This was a wonderful, friendly stay due to the warmth, generosity and friendliness of our hostess, Toni. We felt immediately at home as soon as we stepped through the door and thoroughly enjoyed our first night spent, unplanned, at the Totnes Folk Club with our hostess! What a delight, something we would never have discovered ourselves! Breakfasts were sociable get-togethers taken with the other guests and the food was freshly prepared and plentiful with delicious fruits and marmalade. Our bedroom was most comfortable with a bath, not just a shower cabinet, in which to soak. The garden is beautifully designed and tended and the location near Totnes, most convenient. We had a lovely, short visit and were really sorry to leave - we do hope to return one day. Thank you so much,Toni for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I have become a little disillusioned with TripAdvisor since it was purchase by Expedia and had vowed not to add further reviews but I felt I had to write this review after having stayed here on Sunday. Toni made us feel so welcome on arrival and her hospitality continued to be just perfect throughout our stay. As others have said, nothing is too much trouble.

The bedroom was perfectly clean, comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast was fantastic in terms of the ingredients used and how it was cooked. If you need somewhere to stay whilst in or around Dartington/Totnes then I would highly recommend this B&B.

Thank you Toni!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bsomerton
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We just spent six very comfortable nights and enjoyed Toni's wonderful breakfasts featuring gorgeous local eggs. Toni was welcoming, friendly and was always helpful. Gluten-free eating was no problem, with a choice of gf cereals. We were house-hunting and Toni made sure we explored the right places and even showed us a local property. (But Toni's is nicer!) Toni is a musician and also teaches the Alexander Technique. We feel we have made a friend and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Celia S
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. Great location which is convenient for the South Hams, Devon Coast and Dartmoor is only a few minutes away. Very comfortable accommodation and terrific hospitality from Toni for whom nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was all superb local produce. A great pre Christmas break which we plan to repeat.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Stayed here for two nights and was more than impressed!
Excellent spacious room with a huge bathroom, offering all home comforts.

Toni, who owns Appalachian Spring is a charming host, and I was welcomed with a cheery smile. Nothing has been overlooked and I was surprised to find even tiny details such as a packet of locally produced organic fudge on my bed on arrival! Towelling robes in the bathroom as well as a superb selection of essential toiletries were provided.

Breakfast was excellent with a selection of high quality local produce, cooked to perfection, along with a bowl of fresh raspberries and blue currants. This was the best breakfast I'd experienced for a long time, and I'd challenge even the highest quality hotel to better it.

As Toni has lived here over 20 years, she's a mine of local information, and a very interesting lady, well worth chatting to. Her humour really added some laughs to my stay, and made me feel really welcome.

To summarise, I can honestly that I haven't stopped anywhere better, so if you're headed down to Dartington or the surrounding area, you certainly won't be disappointed stopping here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here during the weekday, while working on a project nearby.
We were welcomed into the b&b with a much needed cup of tea and a smile (this was very appricated after working outside all day)
We were then shown to our rooms; all were immaculately presented and had all the nesscessities (tv/shampoo/towels/tea and coffee). There was even a complimentary packet of chocolate fudge placed upon the pillow which was a excellent finishing touch! Each room also had a good book selection within!
Wifi was also available and was of a decent speed: the code was displayed in the room so it was easy to access.
The beds were very comfy and made oversleeping a real fear!
We placed orders for breakfast the night before and came down in the morning to a lovely spread of cereal, fresh orange juice and tea/coffee, while our cooked breakfast was being prepared. This itself was delicious and really set us up for the whole day!

Our host, Toni, was a absolute star and nothing was too much trouble! She was always avaliable for a chat and was willing to accomodate our strange requests (mostly downstairs storage space for field equipment).

The b&b felt really homely and relaxing; a great find! I would recommend this b&b to anyone wishing for a quiet country break, although it was close to all the local amenities. Thank you once again for a great short stay! :)


Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Appalachian Spring B&B

Address: Copland's Corner | Copland Lane for garden entrance., Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes > Dartington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Dartington
Price Range: £35 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AS seen on Channel Four's 'Four in a Bed', Appalachian Spring is a former farmhouse with a beautiful south-facing garden and patio in rural Dartington village close to the award-winning 14th century thatched Cott Inn. One mile from main line Totnes station and medieval Dartington Hall Estate the accommodation consists of three double rooms – one with lounge and extra double sofa-bed and one with extra single bed, all with en-suite/private facilities. Luxury mattresses and bedding, tea /coffee trays, and local produce for a delicious full English breakfast make for a very comfortable, welcoming and friendly B and B. Your host is a viola player and Alexander Technique teacher. Free parking immediately outside the garden gate. Singles are welcome, and children. ... more   less 
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Appalachian Spring B&B Dartington, Devon

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