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.
Accommodation is for two people and includes a king-size bed, 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 greet you, depending on your time of arrival, with complimentary afternoon tea and homemade cakes or if later, something stronger!
On arrival, 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!). 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.
£90 per night (no hidden extras)
(minimum stay 2 nights)
A 10% discount will be applied for
a stay of 4 nights or more.
Christmas & New Year 2020:
£120 per night (no hidden extras) From 22.12.20 up to and including 02.01.21 (minimum stay 3 nights)
Prefer to book via Airbnb?
Best Airbnb ever!! We loved all the thoughtful touches. You've blended modern comforts with old country charm PERFECTLY! We hope to come back someday, maybe to get married!Gillian and Alec - Los Angeles Cal.
Fantastic place to stay. So many thoughtful details and so well styled. Beautiful picturesque location. Wonderful hosts.Luke and Jen. Honeymooners, Heartfordshire.
Exceptional! The accommodation is fitted and kitted out to a very high standard. The hosts take real pride in making sure your stay is a great experience... would stay again without any hesitation. PS Marks baking is delicious!Kirsty & Tim, Aylesbury.
Well, 2020 hasn't had a lot to commend it... Up to now! A stay here reminds you that isolation can be truly splendid.Fiona and Richard - Colchester.
Love the location. Love the Dairy. Love the decor. Love the birds. Love the quiet. Love the hosts. Love the food goodies. Love the thought of returning!Jane and Mark - Southend
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