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Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre

Communal space for eating and relaxing round the wood burner.
The river Taw forms one of the boundaries of the grounds.
Cosy on a winter's evening.
Natural amphitheatre on the banks of the river.
Accommodation in the bedrooms comes in a mixture of single and bunk beds
Accommodation in the bedrooms comes in a mixture of single and bunk beds
Accommodation in the bedrooms comes in a mixture of single and bunk beds
Accommodation in the bedrooms comes in a mixture of single and bunk beds
Accommodation in the bedrooms comes in a mixture of single and bunk beds
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5 Bedrooms , 6 Bathrooms , Sleeps 24
Belstone, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Despite its secluded position, Bernard’s Acre is only about 2 miles from the A30 dual carriageway which in turn connects with the M5 just outside Exeter. The nearest village is Belstone, and the town of Okehampton is about 10 minutes drive away.

It is the ideal location for youth groups, family groups and fellowship groups to stay together. The property provides a setting for retreat and reflection, and also as a base for moorland hikes and activities.

The lodge has a well equipped kitchen, including a commercial dishwasher, and a communal area for eating and relaxing round the wood burner in the evening. There are five bedrooms with 4-6 beds in each - mainly bunks - but some rooms have single beds as well.

The grounds are spacious and run down to the river's edge with a natural amphitheatre and a fire pit area on the bank....
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About the Owner, Rosemary S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
There will be someone to meet you and show you around when you arrive and we provide as much information as possible in our House Information book, including a contact number for advice if you are having any problems at all. We are always happy to help.
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

We enjoyed a full week-end of nature at Bernard's Acre. Fantastic situation, lost in Dartmoor National Park, with a small river and sheep around us (we saw the birth of a sheep from the kitchen!). The house is functional, clean, and friendly. We enjoyed also the fact that there is a "night part" in the house (4 rooms are not...

Management response:

We are really pleased your stay at Bernard's Acre was good and memorable. We are especially pleased that you witnessed the birth of a lamb whilst you were there! Thanks for the feedback about hire of bedding and cleaning services, and we will consider whether this could be provided in the future.


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Reviewed 4 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Management response:

We are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed their stay at Bernard's Acre despite the wet weather. We hope you will come again.


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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

A perfect location nestled on Dartmoor but still within walking distance of Belstone village and a great pub in the heart of the community. Bernard’s Acre has a well organised kitchen with all the facilities needed to keep a ravenous family fed. The bedrooms are simple but comfortable and the bathroom facilities are ample for a large number of guests,...

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We are glad you found your stay comfortable - and we think the location is great too!


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  • Bunk Beds:(8)
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Shower Rooms (3)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 4:00 PM
Bernard’s Acre is owned by a Christian charity but is available for use by people of all faiths and none.
    3 Showers
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    8 Bunks
    4 Twins
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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.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 2 nights
R 2 399
R 3 748
25 May 2018 -
4 Jun 2018
Summer half term
2 nights
R 3 498
20 Jul 2018 -
3 Sep 2018
High season
2 nights
R 3 998
19 Oct 2018 -
29 Oct 2018
High season
2 nights
R 3 498
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
Walking. Bernard’s Acre Dartmoor Retreat is situated amongst extensive moorland and is ideal for hiking. However apart from very local walks, due to the many hazards of open moorland walking, we would not recommend expeditions other than those led by an individual qualified in Mountain Leadership. This is an area where local experience is helpful and the ability to map read is essential. You cannot do this with a Smartphone as there is no signal once you get away from the roads. If in doubt stick to the valley and the many signposted footpaths.

Eating out
The Tors Hotel is a small family-run pub and restaurant in the nearby village offering good value food and drink. In the summer there are Tea rooms at the old Methodist Church.
Getting around
There is a bus service into Okehampton from the end of the lane (around 2 miles away) but the best way to get around is to have your own car.

There is space to park up to seven cars on the property.
Car recommended
How to get there
The lodge is remote to can only be reached by car, as the nearest bus stop is 2 miles away.

The postcode (EX20 1QZ) covers quite an area so will only give approximate results.

If you make a booking we will send you detailed directions that can be printed off so you will not be dependent upon the vagaries of a mobile signal.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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