The Old Dairy

Nestled in the Teign Valley between Dartmoor and Exeter, The Old Dairy is a spacious open plan, self-catering riverside apartment in a newly converted former dairy.

The Best of Dartmoor

On the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The Old Dairy has been tastefully decorated in a modern rustic style, by the owners, Barrie and Mark, who live in the adjacent Mill Barn, part of a small hamlet of converted agricultural and mill buildings. French windows look directly onto the River Teign and the Dunsford Stepping Stones: a public right of way leading to numerous footpaths winding through the medieval Bridford Wood and beyond. The pretty village of Dunsford is a gentle 10-minute walk across the fields with its small village shop and post office, tearoom, pub and church.

Local wildlife is abundant and includes kingfishers, dippers, buzzards, owls, bats, otters, deer and numerous woodland birds. The famous Steps Bridge beauty spot and Dunsford Wood, maintained by Devon Wildlife Trust, is just a few minutes walk away. The picturesque moorland town of Moretonhampstead is about 5 miles away with a small range of shops, pubs and cafes and the moors and tors beyond. Eight miles in the opposite direction is the ancient city of Exeter with its shops, restaurants and bars, university and splendid Gothic cathedral.

The Old Dairy is a romantic getaway, a place to unwind and relax, to absorb the view and watch the wildlife.

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Accommodation is for two people and includes a king-size bed, large built-in wardrobe, a modern shower room, fully equipped kitchen/dining area and a lounge area with a TV/Blu-ray and a cosy log burner. There is a designated parking space on site.

Barrie and Mark would aim to meet and greet you upon arrival and offer a get to know you G&T!

The kitchen will be stocked with basics such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, olive oil etc. You are welcome to help yourself to fresh herbs from the garden. Barrie and Mark will provide a selection of groceries including homemade bread, homemade jam or marmalade, eggs and butter which should provide you with breakfast on your first morning. On arrival, you will also find a bottle of white wine chilled in the fridge (please let us know if you’d prefer red or Devon Apple Juice!). Hand and body wash, towels and bed-linen are also supplied.

You are welcome to share Barrie and Mark’s small garden and seating areas, where you can relax with a glass of wine or a good book. You may prefer to take a camera or a sketch book over the stepping stones and meander through the woods or along the riverside.

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A pick-up/drop-off service from Exeter is available at an additional cost.

The Old Dairy has a no smoking, no pets and no stilettos policy and is not suitable for children.


£95 per night (no hidden extras)
(minimum stay 2 nights)

A 10% discount will be applied for
a stay of 4 nights or more.

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We aim to offer alternative dates or refunds for cancellations due to Gov’t Covid restrictions.


Christmas & New Year 2022:
£145 per night (no hidden extras)                          From 21.12.22 up to and including 03.01.23 (minimum stay of 4 nights)


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Full payment to be made at the time of booking via bank transfer. 
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Cancellations: For cancellations made 72 hours before 3pm on the day of your arrival, a full refund will be given. For any cancellations with less than 72 hours notice, a housekeeping fee of 20% will be retained.