About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Fully equipped 17c barn conversions - family and pet friendly
Old Orchard is a home away from home for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family. It sleeps four. Old Orchard has an upside down design with both bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor and the living and dining areas upstairs. There is a wc upstairs. Like the other cottages it retains much of the character of its first construction with many original beams, high ceilings and wood flooring. All of the modern conveniences have been added to make this the ideal place to relax in the serenity of the Devon countryside.
Complimentary free range eggs are available on request. There is also free Wi-Fi access. Baby-sitting is available.
Eight acres of fields to roam.
Mr & Mrs. Tim Clarke
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Wonderful property and the surrounding are is beautiful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the property met all of our needs. We were disappointed that we couldn’t stay longer.
Lovely charming place to stay
Had a lovely time with my husband, mother and our dogs. Charming location and lovely cottage. Couldn't have asked for something more peaceful or tranquil. The owner was really nice, efficient and had great local knowledge.
A high standard property but less good for a baby.
We booked a place with a pool so we could all go swimming with 8 month baby too but it felt a little cloudy and not quite warm enough for April. Great location and fitted out to a high standard. Start of season cobwebs on high beams but generally a very well thought out place. We would have really appreciated a pint of milk as we forgot ours but the complementary eggs were great.
It's really a shame you felt you weren't able to swim with your baby. I do appreciate your views, and I am sorry that you were disappointed. Ultimately I wish you had mentioned your concerns to me during your short stay because if there was a problem I would have hoped to fix it as quickly as possible. I would have also been happy to offer you a pint of milk or told you how to find the nearby dairy if you had said. We sometimes miss the cobwebs when cleaning, and I do apologise. In the country sometimes they come quicker than one can get to them, but we do try to get them all.
The pool water is heated to 28C, so it should never go below that temperature. The chemicals are checked daily and always maintained at the proper and safest levels.
If the pool has a lot of use as during the busy holiday period in which you stayed the water can sometimes appear less clear. I will mention this to the pool service man after the holiday.
It's no fun for us to get a less than perfect review because we do try to maintain our property to the highest standards. Most importantly we do not like for anyone to have had a less than wonderful stay. I assure you we will use your comments to try to do better in the future.
Fantastic property for a great break with the famaily
A beautiful property with lovely walks nearby and a feeling of serenity.
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 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 short walk up the road to the ancient stones of Spinster's Rock, lunch at one of the many local pubs, relax with a swim and sauna before cuddling up by the wood burner (or hanging out on the private patio).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
30% deposit due at time of booking. Remainder to be paid 6 weeks prior to holiday. Cards, cheques, cash, and direct transfers accepted. Payments are non-refundable.