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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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Michael D
Ottawa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Meticulously crafted conversion, quiet and bucolic setting.”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Everything as described. Exquisite attention to detail in both design and execution of this remodelling. It is a beautiful cottage. Hosts were readily accessible while being non-intrusive. Wonderfully quiet, excellent beds and bedding. Ample space for four adults (2 couples). Dartmoor and the Devon and Cornish coasts both within 1/2 hr drive. Our week here simply flew by.

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Liked best: Living area , Windows, grounds
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Apr 2016
Thanks for the review, Mike, and we're so glad you enjoyed your week. Do come back again in summer.
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Janeeda
Bexhill on Sea
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely holiday cottage”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Lovely holiday cottage, with nicely decorated rooms and everything you need for a lovely break away. We had a lovely time, was met by the lovely John who showed us everything that the cottage had to offer, including where we could walk round the property and how to get to lake. It was suggested that we needed wellingtons as it was muddy, but thankfully due to the gorgeous weather we managed to get down to the lake as the ground had dried out. One side of the cottage looked out over a small garden and the other over a vegetable garden, it was lovely to look out and see how the veg were growing each day.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Apr 2016
Thanks for the review.
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Cathy W
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We booked The Garden House at short notice and we're SO glad we did! What a fantastic place - lovely accommodation in gorgeous surroundings!
The Garden House is finished to the highest standards - nothing has been overlooked. The underfloor heating was a treat, and my other half channelled his inner Bear Grylls every night to get the log burner going. It wasn't needed for warmth, but just watching it was really relaxing.
The bedrooms were lovely and the 6 foot bed in the room we chose was really comfortable. The shower rooms were also superb, and very necessary after a couple of hard days sorting out my mother's house and garden!
The cottage also has a communal vacuuming system - you just plug the hose into the wall and off you go! I don't like vacuuming, but even I was persuaded to do some just for the novelty!

We managed to walk around the lake - it was lovely, but very chilly and muddy. It would be nice to be able to come back in the summer and take the boat out...

Thanks for the warm welcome and the lemon drizzle cake- the little extras make holiday rentals even more memorable.

Hopefully we'll be back!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Feb 2016
Thanks for the review, Cathy. We'd love to see you both again sometime when the weather's warmer!
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6Lovelyli...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful cosy barn conversion”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at John and Annes property for 2 weeks over Christmas. It was placed in a lovely quite surrounding and we only saw the odd chicken wander by
John and Anne provided 2 high chairs for our then 8 month old twins and layed down extra rugs for them to crawl on plus a fire guard for the log burner.
There was a beautiful decorated Christmas tree and basket full of logs , not to mention a yummy fresh homemade cake waiting for us.
The property iwas very spacious inside with two lovely shower rooms and a open plan kitchen cosy lounge..
There was parking space directly outside the property and supermarkets including Waitrose only 15 minutes away.
A day trip to Bude in Cornwall was only just over a hour away or lovely Brixton a hour and a half.

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Liked best: The friendly warm welcome from John and Anne
Liked least: Unpredictable weather in Devon
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
6 Feb 2016
Thanks for a wonderful review, Liz. We're always happy to supply suitable extras to make a stay more enjoyable and comfortable. Do come again in summer when the twins are running around. They'll love the lake!
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c j
oxford
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely house and setting”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A great, spacious and well equipped house with a lovely summer house and lake. The bumpy road down to the cottage didn't worry us as you expect this kind of thing in the countryside! We found that when we arrived the welcome wasn't as warm as it has been when we've stayed at other places however, and were given strict instructions on how to run the house. I understand this is important but perhaps giving us a leaflet or something to read with this info in and taking the time to ask us how our journey was/if we had any questions about the surrounding area would have been a nicer welcome. Especially after a long journey with an 18 month old! When we left the property we were given a bit of a telling off for not having anything in the recycling box outside, but we didn't even realise it was there. If it had been in the kitchen next to the bin with a label on it for example we would have of course used it during our stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
We're so glad enjoyed your stay. We apologise if you felt our introduction was not right—it's always difficult to gauge the welcome, as some guests like to be left alone while others want to chat! Generally we trust we get it right, as the other reviews will testify.

We mentioned the recycling arrangements when you arrived—and it was covered in the cottage's leaflet—so after you'd left we were dismayed to find that your recycling was all mixed in with your baby's soiled nappies and discarded food, which made clearing out the large amount of accumulated rubbish an unpleasant task.

We're sorry your departure was not as you felt it should have been. Remember, you left two hours after the departure time, putting us under great pressure to clean and prepare for the next guests in a very short time.

Once again, sorry; but so glad you liked the cottage and surroundings.
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