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“Relaxing”
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Garden, pool and barbecue as you step out of the door
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40 reviews
Garden, pool and barbecue as you step out of the door
Fully equipped kitchen
Starter pack of provisions
Wet room / shower room with heated floor
Front of Orchard View
In front of Orchard View
Pool
View from the top of the 15 acre farm
Front garden where cream teas are served
Award winning cream teas served daily in tea room or gardens
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Stockland, Honiton, Devon, England

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Alouise50
1 review
“Relaxing”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Orchard view was such an amazing and relaxing time for us both! Julia greeted us and showed us to where we were staying giving us a little tour.The complementary breakfast basket was well received, especially the butter (tasted amazing!). Although there was a shop and little tea room near us we still felt as though we were in our own little world which was very nice. We would recommend to anyone that wants to relax for a few days with no disturbances. There are some beautiful views around and loads of places to walk/cycle/visit. Will be staying there again someday and hopefully be able to use the pool, which was a little bit cold at this time of year.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. The butter you mentioned is made locally and is as you say particularly "yummy"?Glad you enjoyed the breakfast pack...not to mention the peaceful cottage.
So hope to see you both again
Kind regards Julia and David
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363simpso...
Fareham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Simply Magnificent!”
Reviewed 16 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Well what can I say......from booking to arrival the communication was friendly and welcoming.
When we drew up we were immediately met by Julia. Julia showed us to the property which was warm and toasty waiting for us.
The welcome basket of bread, butter, marmalade, eggs and tea bags were not sampled until the next day but a lovely touch.
There was everything we needed during our 2 night stay and Julia made it very clear if we had any questions either David or Julia would be on hand in the shop or via telephone to assist.
We sampled the cream tea in their tea house on the farm - which was delicious and beautifully enjoyed in the warmth of the gardens. We met Julia who was able to offer suggestions for dining out that evening - must say that was as she described too!
We were blessed during our stay with gorgeous weather and I sat in the garden until 5pm enjoying the birds and shuffling of the pigs in the background. I can imagine in the summer the garden, with its pool and BBQ are heaven.
Must say my husband and I were very fond of the pigs, who whenever we went to the car came out to greet us. My husband even named them all - yes that's how daft we are! The charm of this place does this to you.
My only fear about sharing our experience on here is that the availability will be difficult - because you'll all fall in love with it too.
We were participating in a race that was starting in Seaton on the Sunday morning and the location was perfect for a relaxed start to this. Two nights relaxing here clearly worked a treat as my husband got 6th place!

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: Mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Wow what an amazing review.A huge thank you for all your kind comments.. And let me say 6th place in the run is fantastic.well done.
We sincerely hope to see you both again sometime and yes enjoy the pool in the summer months.
Very kind regards
Julia and David
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Hazel L
Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful and relaxing! ☺️”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Another lovely break at this beautifully relaxing cottage. Thank you for those lovely goodies in a basket, nice thoughtful touch. Hope to see you again......

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Liked best: The peaceful area
Liked least: The weather just joking, Wifi intermittent.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
25 Feb 2016
Thank you for your lovely review.,It is always nice to hear from folk on their return visits and so pleased you enjoy staying in orchard view and find it relaxing and peaceful...
Hope to see you once again sometime
Kind regards Julia and David
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Michael H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Best place to stay in Devon”
Reviewed 23 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Me and my wife were looking for something which reflected what we thought Devon would be about: Rolling hills, beautiful scenery and lots of fresh air.

Orchard View was beautifully presented and fitted the bill perfectly. Being part of a farm (with a farm shop selling quite possibly the tastiest bacon ever!), we got a real sense of the famed Devon farm life, whilst also being close enough to the main routes for some West Country exploration.

The swimming pool was heated with solar thermal panels, and although we didn't get the chance to use it, it was testament to the high environmental standards the farm keeps. David and Julia were great hosts and in our opinion deserve only the highest reviews on here.

Highly recommended.

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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
11 Jan 2016
Such a lovely review again. Many thanks. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and its farm surroundings not to mention our own home reared bacon..
We sincerely hope to see you again and thank you again for a wonderful review.
Very kind regards Julia and David
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Ammar A
1 review
“Little heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 26 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

It was splendid since the moment me and my partner stepped in this place. One can praise with words but this place is beyond to be praised by words only. The only sad bit about this place is you have to leave. we were not in a tiny mood to leave it that's how great the place is and most especially Julia and David, awesome host.

Thank you, Maria and Ammar

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Oh such a lovely review.,thank you so much.
So,so,pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us. Really hope to see you both again.
I am just so,pleased you were so happy in orchard view
Very kind regards
Julia and david
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