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Walkers Retreat with stunning views, large garden and free wifi

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Quiet and tranquil atmosphere around the property
Lovely view over the Moor and garden (winter)
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
The Walkers Retreat is a very cosy, clean and quiet holiday let with large garden to walk around in and great views to admire. You can make use of your own outdoor terrace and we have also several wooden benches spread out in the garden for you to use and enjoy the views. Located in Dartmoor National Park makes it's possible to start walks from the property onto the Moor or to the River Dart. There is free secured parking and the Walkers Retreat has it's own private entrance. The Walkers Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, electric hob and oven. The living area has a comfortable reclining chair and sofa. Free view television with DVD player, magazines and a varied range of books are available. The bedroom has a super king size bed and wardrobe. A toilet with small basin ...The Walkers Retreat is a very cosy, clean and quiet holiday let with large garden to walk around in and great views to admire. You can make use of your own outdoor terrace and we have also several wooden benches spread out in the garden for you to use and enjoy the views. Located in Dartmoor National Park makes it's possible to start walks from the property onto the Moor or to the River Dart. There is free secured parking and the Walkers Retreat has it's own private entrance. The Walkers Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, electric hob and oven. The living area has a comfortable reclining chair and sofa. Free view television with DVD player, magazines and a varied range of books are available. The bedroom has a super king size bed and wardrobe. A toilet with small basin is next to the bedroom and the shower room is downstairs. There is a washing/dryer machine and iron facilities. We provide fresh bedlinen, towels, bathrobes, detergents and shower gels all free of charge. On arrival we provide fresh milk and eggs from our local milk farm in Scoriton. There will also be coffee, tea and sugar, etc. We try our utmost to keep the Walkers Retreat facilities to a high standard. In the village of Holne there is a well stocked village shop and cosy tearoom with outdoor seating, both open daily from 11am to 5pm. Built in 1329, the Church House Inn serves wonderful food, coffee and drinks and is located within a 5-minute walk from the property. All are in two minute walking distance away from the property. In the village of Scoriton is the friendly Tradesmans Arms and is five minutes by car. The nearest town is Ashburton, 10 minutes drive away, and offers a excellent selection of tea shops, cafes, restaurants, and food shops. Dartmoor National Park is on our doorstep and the beautiful South Devon coast is about 40 minutes drive away. We very much welcome dogs at the Walkers Retreat. One dog will be free of charge and for an extra dog we charge £10 per stay. Alex and Samantha, the owners, are happy to provide information over the area and will do their utmost to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions. We look forward to welcome you to stay.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
House trained dogs are very much welcome. One dog will be free of charge. We provide a small dog basket, bowl, towels and plastic sheet for muddy paws. If you like to bring a second dog, we charge £10 per stay. Please do let us know upfront if you would like to bring your dog(s). We can also provide a travel cot bed for a small child, which will be set up in the bedroom or you can all sleep in the king size bed. Costs will be £15 per night.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Samantha S
Languages spoken:English, French, Dutch
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
Interaction with guests
Alex and Samantha live on site with their two young daughters. We always try to be home when guests arrive to hand over the keys. If there are any problems or questions during their stay we will try our best to help out. There are many leaflets in the property of things to do in the area. We also provide maps of Dartmoor and a booklet of walks to be made from Holne. There is also a folder with information about the property and a list of restaurants, theatre and cinema's.
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

a great location giving excellent access to Dartmoor. Very friendly owners, who made us very welcome.

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Tomtheboat
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Just below the moors, and not too far from the sea, just what we wanted. The big bonus was the flat is very comfortable and the owners supplied all the little things it,s great not to have to think about taking with us, tea, coffee,...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank keith r
Management response:Responded 13 November 2017

Thank you very much Keith for taking the time to write such a kind review. We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again one day, Best wishes, Samantha & Alex

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Fantastic location with excellent views and the hosts were very welcoming. Very clean, tidy and well stocked for self catering! Lovely comfy bed. Beautiful large garden which we were able to make use of during our stay. Would definately recommend to family and friends!

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank poppysmith1
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your property and the garden. Many thanks for recommending it to friends. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Samantha & Alex

Reviewed 14 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Walkers Retreat. The apartment is cosy but not cramped; is well equipped for preparing your own meals; and the bed is very comfortable and large. Samantha welcomed us on our arrival and explained how things worked. There...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank WidelyTravelled_11
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

what is not clear from the photos is that this is a stand alone apartment on top of a garage- I had thought it was connected to the main house but was delighted that we were in a separate little annex with our own entrance,...More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank grace h
Management response:Responded 18 April 2016

Dear guests, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Walkers Retreat. Yes the pub in Holne is closed for now but we hope for a reopening before the...More

Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stumbled across this place on the internet by accident really but so glad we did. Accomodation was excellent and the owners try to think of everything to make your stay a good one. Weather at the time for us was a bit hit and miss...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Brightonseagulls
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We arrived in wild, wet weather and were immediately welcomed by Samantha and Alex to this lovely haven. It was perfect! It was separate accommodation from the main residence but within the grounds. There was space to park the car and access was up a...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Jay B
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Beautiful location. Very warm and welcoming hosts - very thoughtful and helpful - nothing too much trouble. Would recommend.More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Keith S
Management response:Responded 9 March 2015

Dear Keith, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our Walkers Retreat. That is very much appreciated. It's always very helpful and motivating that our accommodation is comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay. We very much look forward...More

Reviewed 5 January 2015

We had a great stay over christmas. Lovely, cosy and warm apartment to come back to after walking. Some nice walks from the doorstep, and fantastic pub just down the hill.

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Caroline D
Management response:Responded 7 January 2015

Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for your review. Much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes for the new year. Samantha & Alex

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Playground
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The friendly Community Shop is well-stocked and the attached Tea-room with outdoor seating serves excellent lunches. Built in 1329, the Church House Inn serves wonderful food and drinks. All are a 5-minute walk away. The Trademans Arms pub in Scoriton, 5 min. drive away, is perfect for easy dinner or drinks. Also The Forest Inn in Hexworthy is 10 minutes away located on the Moor. There are many other excellent pubs/ restaurants in the area, all about 10 to 20 minutes drive away. Dartmoor is on our doorstep and easy accessible by car (5 minutes) or walks can be made from the property. The ancient Hembury Woods is 10 minutes away and offers beautiful walks along the River Dart. Also a few excellent beaches are only 40 minutes drive away.
Getting around
The best way to get around is by car. However a few guests have come by bicycle or on foot. Bicycles can be safely stored in our garage.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Walkers Retreat with stunning views, large garden and free wifi is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Walkers Retreat with stunning views, large garden and free wifi has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Walkers Retreat with stunning views, large garden and free wifi has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Walkers Retreat with stunning views, large garden and free wifi must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.