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Great Cleave @ East Underdown

Great Cleave -- until 1996, the threshing barn
Welcome to East Underdown
Welcome to Great Cleave
Cook's kitchen
Great Cleave living room with gallery over
Great Cleave en-suite bedroom
Upstairs twin room -- this room is very bright because of a skylight
One of Great Cleave's twin bedrooms on the ground floor
Pool with a view!
Great Cleave twin room
Great Cleave garden -- fields are to the left
En-suite bedroom in Great Cleave
Our games barn has seasonal residents
The three cottages that were created from two 17th century barns
The field behind the cottages are filled with fruit trees
The pool building is surrounded by fields
The fence keeps the sheep out of the green, fenced play space
Tilley is our unofficial mascot and self proclaimed greeter
1 of 24Great Cleave -- until 1996, the threshing barn
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Great Cleave is the largest of three 4 star cottages at East Underdown. The cottage was once part of a threshing barn which dates from the 17th century. This modern barn conversion of upside down design retains many of its original roof beams and trusses in the high ceilings of the sitting room (15ft to the apex). This creates on one side a double bedroom and the other a gallery which is popular with children. The gallery also has a futon which can be an additional bed.
There are 4 double bedrooms, (3 on the ground floor) 3 bathrooms (one is an ensuite shower room), dining/living area which can accommodate up to 16 diners (the capacity of all 3 cottages), gallery seating area, Freeview, DVD, VCR, fully equipped kitchen including range master double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, woodburning stove (wood provided).
About the Owner, Barbara C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL119569
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
2 408 reviews
250 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

My wife booked this place for a short three night stay over Xmas with her family who are all Devon based. The accommodation is spacious and well appointed - it worked perfectly for us and Barbara was very helpful throughout.

Management response:

Many thanks for your kind words. I hope you will all come again.


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Nathan M
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We booked this cottage for my daughters birthday taking 3 generations and the dog. The location, although in the middle of nowhere, was central to everything. The facilities are excellent, it includes swimming pool, sauna, and games room. Everything you need is included in the cottage to make it home from home, the only thing missing was a vacuum cleaner,...

Management response:

I would have happily given you a Hoover! Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again.


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Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

Management response:

Thank you, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the cafetière. We always put them in the cottages, but Great Cleave's must have been misplaced. I'll make sure to get one for the next guests.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Indoor Pool
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Free Wi-Fi access.
We will provide upon request a high chair and cot (no linen).
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    5 Twins
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 7 nights
R 16 964
£1 000
R 59 374
£3 500
15 Apr 2018 -
24 May 2018
2 nights
R 3 902
R 4 750
R 11 993
25 May 2018 -
2 Jun 2018
May half term
2 nights
R 5 937
R 6 786
R 21 459
£1 265
3 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Early Summer
2 nights
R 5 089
R 5 937
R 18 474
£1 089
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Dartmoor National Park is one of the last wilderness areas of Britain -- moorland landscape, wild ponies, ancient settlements -- great walks. Also easy access to Exmoor, and either the rugged seascapes of North Devon and Cornwall or the milder Channel shores of South Devon. 3 miles from Chagford (old stannary town known for its shopping and nearby walks), 10 from Exeter, 8 from Okehampton.

We are within 10 miles of three 18 hole golf courses including Bovey Castle. Only an hour from the Eden Project. Children love the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead (5 miles) and the House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey (12 miles).

Five minutes from the last castle built in England -- Castle Drogo. 13 miles from Exeter and Exeter University. On a typical day at East Underdown you could talk a sho...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 27.0 km
Railway: Exeter St. Davids: 24.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 68.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 48.0 km.
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