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Mr & Mrs. Tim Clarke

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Luxurious Self-Catering Cottages With Indoor Pool & Sauna in Dartmoor Nat'l Park - Great Cleave

5 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Exeter holiday cottage

Fully equipped 17c barn conversions - family and pet friendly

Nestled in the middle of rolling Devon countryside and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, East Underdown is the perfect place for a family holiday or a quiet romantic getaway. The three cottages were converted from 17c barns. Walkers enjoy a choice of trails within minutes of the cottages. For families, there is much to do within a short drive. While we enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, we are three miles from the A30 and very accessible to the rest of the South West. All guests have unlimited access (8a-10p) to our indoor, heated pool with current machine and sauna. There is a fenced, green play space for children, and even big kids enjoy our games room with a snooker table, darts, table tennis, table football. The cottages have their own private patios with picnic tables and barbecues.

Great Cleave (4 bedrooms) sleeps 8

Little Cleave (2 bedrooms) sleeps 4

Old Orchard (2 bedrooms) sleeps 4

Details for Great Cleave 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms

The perfect place for an extended family holiday or for a large group. It has an upside down design with 4 double bedrooms, (3 on the ground floor) 3 bathrooms (all with tubs and showers), dining/living area which can accommodate 16 diners, gallery seating area, Freeview, DVD, VCR, fully equipped kitchen including range master double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wood burning stove (wood provided). It was converted from an old threshing barn and cow byre and the living/dining area has 15 foot ceilings to the apex. This creates on one side the fourth double bedroom and the other a gallery which is popular with children. The gallery also has a futon which can be an additional bed. We also will provide upon request a high chair and cot (no linen).

Complimentary free range eggs are available on request. Baby-sitting is available.

Eight acres of fields to roam.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr & Mrs. Tim Clarke (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveller reviews

Great Cleave
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay here. The cottage was beautiful and we had every thing we needed from beach/pool towels, to games to every type of kitchen utensil needed. (We did a lot of baking) There was a big group of us who had come out for my 25th birthday and we felt very free to get on with our holiday. Barbara was such a warm and welcoming host. She was there at any point on the phone whenever I had any queries and though we didn't need to Barbara said we could knock on her door if we needed her. I just couldn't fault my stay here. The only thing I would have changed is the length of time we stayed. Two nights wasn't enough especially as I think I could have spent my whole life in the pool. Next time I'll be back for at least a week.

Thank you Barbara!

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  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and spacious , perfect for a large families ( 8 to 10 adults /children )

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property, perfect for large groups ( ideal for large families) in a good location for access to the moors and beauty spots. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. There is also a small heated swimming pool which is just perfect for a dip following a long walk on the moors !!.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas, 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs.

The owner Barbara Clarke got back to my messages instantly which made the booking so easy.

The property is lovely. 3 bedrooms downstairs with one ensuite plus a family bathroom. Upstairs is another family bathroom.

There are stairs either end of the large lounge a bedroom one end and at the other is a futon wich could easily be used as a bedroom.

The lounge has an open fire and 2 large doors to a private garden with decking and table and chairs.

The kitchen has everything you will need for cooking plus a dishwasher and washing machine.

The photos really don't do this property justice.

The pool is spotless with spectacular views and a play area outside.

We will definately be recommending this property and if we do a big family holiday we will be returning.

Exeter is 20 mins away and we found lovely shops there and restaurants.

This house deserves all 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dartmoor Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Old Orchard and can't recommend it highly enough. The accommodation was spotless and the living room in particular was spectacular. The large outside deck area leading off the living room is private, sheltered and south facing and given that we had 7 days of unbroken sunshine, had lots of use so was an unexpected bonus (in late March!). The facilities in the cottage are of a high standard, including very good and plentiful kitchen equipment (even a food processor) and the added extras on arrival (toiletries/wine/flowers/biscuits/tea/filter coffee) are a nice touch. The shared games facilities are great (table tennis/table football/mini snooker/darts/swimming pool and sauna) and all indoors. The owners are are very helpful and attentive without being intrusive and their dogs are adorable.

We enjoyed dining at the Old Inn at Drewsteignton (booking required - only open Weds-Sat nights) and The White Horse at Moretonhampstead (fabulous Italian style pizza as well as normal menu choices).

The location is secluded whilst also being very convenient for accessing all parts of Dartmoor easily and we are certainly hoping to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely couple who found us on HomeAway. We really hope to see you again. What a pleasure it was to have you stay with us. All the best.
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Devons dream

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Great Cleave from the 10th April - 17th April 2010. We had a fantastic time. The cottage was very well equiped almost home from home. The swimming pool was an added bonus, really warm and very clean. The owners have several dogs who are very friendly and made friends with my dog and nephew. We would love to book this again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family -- we hope you come again! Take care!
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Drewsteignton
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Fingle Glen
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Exeter St. Davids
Nearest Motorway
47 Kilometres
M5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Drewsteignton
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Exmouth
Car: necessary

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).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Exeter, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$340
From
A$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,001
 
 
Christmas hols
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$595
From
A$680
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,754
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$298
From
A$340
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$967
 
 
Feb half term
10 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$425
From
A$510
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,545
 
 
PreEaster
19 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$298
From
A$340
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$967
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$510
From
A$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,545
 
 
Spring
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$340
From
A$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,117
 
 
May half term
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$510
From
A$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,066
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$425
From
A$510
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,800
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$425
From
A$510
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,251
 
 
Summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$595
From
A$680
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,019
 
 
Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$595
From
A$680
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,537
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$357
From
A$442
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,134
 
 
October half-term
20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$510
From
A$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,707
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$357
From
A$442
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,035
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% deposit due at the time of booking. Remaining payment to be made 6 weeks prior to holiday. Cards, cheques, cash, and direct transfers accepted.
Payments are non-refundable.
Guests may arrive any time after 3pm on the day they are to take occupation. Guests must leave by 10am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Exeter, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • All bathrooms have ceramic tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , or large double
  • All bedrooms have oak strip flooring.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests must be sufficiently mobile to climb the stairs from the bedroom area to the living area with the use of handrails. We offer a selection of DVD for rental. There is free Wi-Fi. Smoking is allowed in Old Orchard.