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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Holne, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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grace h
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a gem”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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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, privacy and lovely unspoiled views.

the setting is wonderful. the kitchen is furnished to a high standard, the bed was like sleeping in a cloud. I wanted to take it home with me. there were lots of local guides provided so we felt we had lots of information at our fingertips to make good informed decisions on where to walk.

the location is perfect for walking straight out of the property to find trails or also take a drive for a more central walk across the moors.

the village shop is also just a short walk away and stocks some very lovely fresh bread and pasties. its a real shame that the local pub has closed but we drove one village over and were very warmly welcomed for a good local ale and cider.

if I were intending to return to Dartmoor I'd want to stay here again but I like exploring new places.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: the bed
Liked least: leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
18 Apr 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 summer starts. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the next pub on in the village of Scoriton, which you can see in the view from the property. Have you tried the local tearoom for lunch/ cakes?
We hope you will come back to the Dartmoor area one day.
Thanks for your stay,
Samantha & Alex
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Brightons...
Peacehaven Sussex
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money 5*****”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in 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 but didnt really detract from our stay.
Based at the bottom of Dartmoor National Park and well within reach of destinations for day trips This self catering apartment was just right for the two of us for a holiday break.
Previous poster has more or less said everything else that can be said.
Samantha and Alex were really nice hosts and nothing was too much trouble.
RECOMMENDED.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Accomodation / views.
Liked least: Single track with passing area approach roads
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Jay B
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous haven”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in May 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 few stairs and along a small veranda where you can sit and have your tea/coffee. There were 2 rooms - a large, kitchen-living combination room and the bedroom. It was both roomy and snug, with lovely furniture and beautifully and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was excellently equipped for self-catering and with welcome extras like tea, coffee, eggs, milk and other kitchen things thoughtfully provided. There were lots of great books to read as well as information material about the local area. The huge, soft, comfortable bed provided a marvellous night's sleep and was hard to get out of! The toilet was conveniently located just outside the bedroom and the downstairs bathroom, accessed by a carpeted stairway, had a great hot shower and a washing machine that was also a drier.
Samantha and Alex were the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble, and yet our privacy was assured and respected. They were warm, friendly and helpful. Alex came through the rain to check that all was well after I'd asked for the heat to be cranked up and Sam gave me one of her own baking trays to use. Alex also provided some very helpful car rental advice. Of course it was very peaceful and quiet in such a lovely rural setting with delightful grounds and views. Look for squirrels. This is a truly exceptional place and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it. The tiny village of Holne is a nearby stroll away, so be sure to drop in to the Tea Room for marvellous cream tea and pick up supplies in the shop. We met Malcolm, who was an avid bird-watcher like me, who gave us wonderful advice on places to visit in the area. Our one regret is that we did not stay longer. Next time! Thanks so much Samantha and Alex.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Location, comfort and hospitality
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Keith S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Very comfortable accommodation, fabulous location”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: Location and very helpful owners
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Mar 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 having you back one day.

Best wishes,
Samantha & Alex
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Caroline...
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely apartment”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jan 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
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