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“Even Mum was happy”
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Review of The Garden House

The Garden House is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
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The Garden House is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
The Garden House is a modern barn conversion finished to the highest luxury and eco standards. The kitchen area is exceptionally light and airy, well equipped and a dream to use.
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The Garden House is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
The Garden House is a modern barn conversion finished to the highest luxury and eco standards.
The kitchen area is exceptionally light and airy, well equipped and a dream to use.
With underfloor heating, the lounge area is a great place for up to four people to chill out.
The woodburning stove provides the focal point for cosy winter evenings.
Your private, sun-drenched patio is straight outside the French doors; with parking spaces beyond.
Bedroom 1 has a comfortable super king size double bed which can convert into twin beds if required.
Bedroom 2 also has a very comfortable modern kingsize bed.
Each bedroom has a luxury en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.
Here's the glorious view west over the vegetable garden, as seen from an upstairs window.
The Garden House has private parking for two cars alongside the private patio.
The summer house by the lake. Described by a guest as 'a magical place'.
You're welcome to use the summer house for a meal by the lake, or to relax and read a book.
The planting, landscaping and views are inspirational. Don't forget your camera!
This is the view from the hide, where—if you're lucky—you might observe a busy kingfisher.
A peacock butterfly alights on a flower to sip the nectar.
Under a hot sun, carp bask in the warm water of the lake in the height of summer.
A woodland path wends its way around the lake, here seen in the winter sun.
In autumn, a majestic white stag stands in a field which forms part of the 18 acres.
With 18 acres to explore, every turn holds new vistas and delights.
The woodland path winds along the stream. Keep quiet and you might see deer in the shady glades.
Kerry and John, 2 of our guests, were married locally and used our garden for their wedding photos.
The entrance to Lower Winsford Farm where The Garden House is to be found. Parking is on the left.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Beaworthy, Devon, England

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Tracy J
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Even Mum was happy”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We had my mum for Xmas, so a quality location was paramount. And The Garden House delivered. Spotlessly clean, beautifully laid out, environmentally designed and therefore always snug - it was PERFECT. From the welcome cakes to the little Xmas tree (to be replanted after we left) it was a delight. The missus managed a fantastic Xmas dinner apparently effortlessly; the place is THAT well equipped. Mum was in heaven, and we all slept like logs in the comfiest beds. Sitting in front of the wood burner left us all feeling incredibly relaxed after a hectic year. we LOVED ever second.

Oh yes, the drive to the house is such that you wouldn't take the Ferrari, but that's a minor point...

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Management Response
22 Jan 2014
We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. It's nice for us when guests appreciate the work we put in to design and convert an old farm building and make it as environmentally sustainable as possible (energy performance, Band 'A').

Since you've been, we've finished the work to repair the approach road and, while I still wouldn't recommend bringing the Ferrari due to the 'sleeping policemen' in the lane, I can guarantee you'll not come across any potholes -- which is more than you can say for some of the main roads at the moment!

We hope to see you again sometime: perhaps during the summer?
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kiwirunne...
Bath, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, great value accommodation”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We rent a lot of holiday cottages and this would have to be one of the best we have stayed in. The barn was really comfortable and the quality of the décor and finish was lovely - the bathrooms were particularly luxurious! We enjoyed lighting the fire every evening after a day out exploring the many walks and things to do in the local area. The owners were helpful when we wanted to know about local walks and lent us a map to use for exploring Dartmoor. The kids loved going down to the lake and feeding the fish and the general setting was really peaceful. We'd love to come back in the summer when the outdoor area or the summerhouse by the lake could be enjoyed more . We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and it was ideal for our family as the other double bed could be unzipped to create two twin beds for the children.
The only thing to be aware of is that the bridleway/shared driveway you have to drive down to the property is quite pot-holed.
A great holiday!

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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Thanks for a great review, Chris. We're glad your family enjoyed their holiday. Yes, we'd love to welcome you back in the summer—the end of October can be rather dull.

We're planning to get together with our neighbours over this winter to improve the lane and remove the potholes. There'll only be the 'sleeping policemen' to deal with then!

Best wishes, Anne and John
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