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Moorland View Cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Carol R
Eye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Secret Escape”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Suzy's email with a special last minute price reduction was too tempting to refuse! My husband had no idea where we were going so it was all the more special. We had an amazing time, everything was perfect, from the hampers of food provided and ordered, to the quality of furniture, fabrics and ambiance! Suzy's emails with tips for things to do were so helpful. We had a great meal at the local pub, The Ring of Bells, lovely food, great atmosphere and only 2 minutes walk from the cottage. Swim at Bovey Castle, walk or cycle (two bikes/helmets provided) there, stomp over the fields (wellies provided in various sizes) or just kick back with the all room surround sound music system. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Suzy for your very efficient service and the use of your fabulous cottage.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“An idyllic, luxury village retreat with a beautiful and tranquil interior & garden.”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I stayed at Moorland View over the Easter weekend with my partner and family. We arrived to beautiful sunshine and almost immediately after 'oohing and ahing' at the lovely interior of the cottage we were enjoying our cream tea in the sunny garden. Beautiful bed linen and towels. An amazing music system, and so many mod cons too numerous to mention, just check out everything that is included on the website. We really enjoyed cooking in the very well equipped kitchen, whilst enjoying the complimentary wine and olives. In the evening it was lovely to enjoy a real log fire. Whilst cooking breakfast in the morning the clip clop of the
horse going past the open back door was a lovely country sound. Lovely homemade loaf of bread, lovely fresh ground coffee, I could go on and on, in fact I drove my partner mad, he said you would have thought I'd never heard a horse go by before or fed the birds! It was the whole package in one place that made it so special, there is nothing worse than looking forward to going away somewhere and being disappointed. Moorland View certainly lived up to my expectations from the photo's on the website. Thank you Suzy, we had a wonderful time which will make for very happy memories.

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Liked least: Nothing!
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Your age range 35-49
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“Perfect cosy cottage!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Highly recommend this beautiful cottage! Gorgeously decorated inside with so many perfect little surprises and details. The bath is wonderful and the beds are very comfy. The village pub is worth going to and Bovey Castle is worth a visit (free membership with cottage), lovely pool and grounds. We reccomend the gorge walk from Castle Drogo (map and details in cottage), very beautiful and 2 hours approx. we couldn't have wished for more out of our stay, truly relaxing! Worth knowing before you go-we couldn't get any mobile phone signal in the village. Thank you Suzy for a wonderful time!

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London, United Kingdom
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“The cosiest, most romantic little gem in the SW”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in February 2014

It's hard to know where to start here as there's so many different aspects of my stay that I enjoyed. Overall I'd say that it's the attention to detail that stood out to us.

The cottage is stunning! The design is elegant, quirky, comfortable and romantic all at the same time. You discover little treats throughout your stay...and I don't want to spoil it all by giving everything away bt details such as wellies being left for guests, marshmallows and squewers left by the fire and a free membership to Bovey Castle are just some of the thoughtful touches Suzy has in store for her guests. The linen, products on offer in the large bathroom and big fluffy dressing gowns all make you feel spoiled and well cared for. Even the instructions that we were sent beforehand gave us tons of ideas for how to make the most of our stay in the cottage & the local area...which brings me on to the surrounding countryside.

Sadly we were only able to stay the weekend at the cottage but next time we will definitely aim for a longer visit of four nights so we can properly unwind and make the most of our time. Walks,bike rides and a meal at the fantastic pub on the green are a must, as well as a cream tea at Bovey Castle. The countryside around the cottage is stunning and we wish we'd had time to do a few more walks! We didn't travel by car and didn't need one but next time we'd love to visit some of the recommendations on Suzy's list that were a little further afield. One little extravagancy we certainly couldn't have missed out on though was our lunch at Gidleigh Park! It's pricey but worth every penny as the food,service and setting is fabulous. Just make sure you book well in advance!

Moorland View is a unique cottage, in a unique location. You can curl up in front of the fire with a book and glass of wine, spend hours rambling through unspoilt countryside, indulge in fine dinning or high quality pub food or be pampered at the nearby Bovey Castle spa. It's not an escape you will forget...at least we won't. For me Suzy has got the balance of luxury and village authenticity just right. Thank you.

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“Cleanliness was a problem!”
Reviewed 14 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We visited Moorland in February, sadly our experience there was marred by dirty bed linen, crumbs in the cutlery drawer, dirty work surfaces and terrible customer service. North Bovey is beautiful and I guess in its hey day the cottage was too. It is a little tired now and the lounge furniture has quite a few stains on it. We arrived to find hair all over the spare bed and when we rang the housekeeper we were told that this particular bed wasn't changed because they were only expecting two people. I then enquired where the microwave was that was stated in the itinerary sent to me. I was then contacted by Suzy (Owner) who told me not to contact the housekeeper again! We could not believe the way we were treated. We paid £800 for four nights and for this money we could have stayed at Bovey Castle or the nearby September Cottage for less money. The nearby pub (the only one in North Bovey) is wonderful and they too have rooms. There is much better value accommodation available locally and I would not pay £800 for four nights in this cottage again. The owner was extremely rude and dismissive of our concerns and this ruined our expensive break. The owner has a glossy website with a magazine recommendation, when you bear in mind that Suzy is a writer herself it is hard to comprehend that she would treat her customers in this way. Yes,
visit North Bovey but do look at a variety of places to stay before settling for Moorland View.

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Management Response
15 Apr 2014
I am very grateful to Dawn for bringing she problem she experienced at the cottage to our attention.

We have immaculate standards of cleanliness, and have only ever received five-star reviews for it. Obviously on this occasion, unfortunately some items slipped through the net, and both my housekeeper and I are again extremely sorry to Dawn for the disappointment.

Linda (housekeeper) and I dealt with Dawn's complaint quickly and professionally. Linda came to the cottage straight away and swiftly rectified the issues. (To clarify: the sheets were freshly laundered, but somehow a few stray hairs had landed on them).

Dawn received several apologies from us both. I asked her to contact me in case of further problems so that I could deal with them personally.

The cottage is freshly painted and the furnishings are professionally cleaned regularly. Anything that is damaged is instantly replaced. The sofa has just been given a professional deep clean.

We have a wonderful variety of holiday accommodation in this gorgeous part of Dartmoor, each offering a unique experience. Moorland View gives people the chance to stay in a beautiful thatched cottage in a traditional Dartmoor village, whilst being able to use the pool, spa and other facilities of a luxury hotel.

If you are thinking about booking with us, please continue to read our other reviews - they all give us five stars!

We hope to welcome you to the cottage soon.

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