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Robins Rest

(Ref. 1058433)

Bere Alston, Devon Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • simon (18)
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  • judy (16)
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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Robins Rest was truly amazing , so peaceful so beautiful ."

    A little piece of heaven. So clean. Simon and Judy are fabulous hosts The gardens are just perfect so many places to explore. We didn’t want to leave. The name of the property is most appropriate I feel completely restored and ready to face the world again .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful studio."

    We had everything we needed and our hosts were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. The apartment was extremely comfortable & beautifully decorated and the grounds & gardens were beautiful & great to explore. The location was great to explore south Devon (& some of Cornwall) from. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent in every way, this is our second visit and would definitely return again."

    If you are looking for a chilled and relaxing holiday and like walking and exploring the area this is a great place to stay. There is also a rail link to Gunnerslake in Cornwall, and south to Plymouth. Simon and Judy are the perfect hosts and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2023

  • "What an amazing place and hosts!"

    If you want comfort, quiet, peaceful, beautiful surroundings with sounds of nature - this is the place to go. It is a great place to visit some wonderful Devonshire and Cornish locations but if you want to stay put and just chill out - the gardens (approximately 2.5 acres) provide two private patios just for the visitor, but then if you are happy to explore the gardens and share a place with your hosts, Simon and Judy, then there are lots of nooks and crannies to be explored and enjoyed. The property itself is a clean, well equipped, comfortably furnished studio apartment with lovely views of the surrounding garden and large veluxes which provide natural sunlight all day long. It is a place where if you do want just to stay and relax all of your visit, you'd feel comfortable doing so. If you want to explore the areas you would obviously need a car for some locations but there is a train service that runs to Bere Ferrers and to Plymouth which is just three-quarters of a mile away. Also there's a bus service out of Bere Alston. There are lots of brochures for places of interest in the apartment. The welcome we received from Simon and Judy was more like 'old friends' meeting up again - they are very hospitable, interesting and genuine folk and we loved our stay with them. They provided a Welcome Pack which was very unexpected but most welcome as whilst we had taken some necessities, this package kept us going for a couple of days whilst we rested from our journey down from the Midlands. We definitely recommend this lovely property and would like to return again some time.

    Reviewed by Susan Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful property in beautiful garden setting."

    The owner's could not have been more helpful and respectful. Fantastic place to wind down and relax

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Robins Rest and received a lovely warm welcome from Judy in the amazing gardens."

    The studio apartment was more than we had expected and the welcome goodies and flowers in the room was a nice touch. Once unpacked we explored the grounds walking along the babbling stream which passes through the grounds and found many seating areas to sit and reflect. Simon was a wealth of information about areas to explore in Devon. This holiday accommodation was 5* with everything we needed. Thank you once again Judy and Simon would certainly recommend your idyllic property.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very lovely place to stay in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Felix5.0Apr 2023

  • "An excellent holiday and a host who did everything possible to make that happen."

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Oct 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to stay & thank you so much to Judy & Simon for making us so welcome."

    The surroundings are a paradise for gardeners, nature lovers & romantics alike. The apartment is compact but beautifully appointed with 2 private patios on which to chill & listen to the music of the stream as it descends to the moor below.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful studio apartment in a stunning, tranquil setting with various seating areas to enjoy the gorgeous gardens."

    Simon and Judy were the perfect hosts with plenty of local knowledge to share, nothing was too much trouble. Ideally situated for exploring the area, from the moor to the coast with a wealth of NT properties, the Drake Trail and the Tamar to visit or just relax in the gardens with a glass or two from the local brewery or vineyard. A personal thank you to Simon and Judy, we enjoyed our stay very much and definately recommend for an amazingly relaxing break. All the best, Debbie and Andy ☺

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this delightful property, Simon and Judy were lovely hosts and with the 2."

    5 acres of lovely gardens to explore it made our holiday extra special, We will go again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The welcome we received was the best part of the stay it was as if we were visiting very old friends."

    The accommodation was of five star rating,we had a wonderful stay at Robins Rest.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Robin’s Rest."

    Simon and Julie are lovely, helpful hosts and the apartment is clean, comfy and surprisingly spacious. The highlight is definitely the setting - there are beautiful gardens and terraces, some with really lovely views over the Tamar Valley. This was by far one of our favourite stays and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a beautiful apartment in a stunning location, just and Simon were attentive and considerate hosts, a hidden gem."

    Reviewed by Guy5.0May 2022

  • "This is a beautifully furnished and extremely clean studio apartment, set in a very beautiful garden."

    The apartment feels bigger than it looks on the website. The welcome pack and the wonderful flowers were very much appreciated! But the biggest selling point: the wonderful owners Judy and Simon. I don't think you will ever find better hosts than these two!

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0May 2022

  • "We were greeted with a very warm welcome more than we ever imagined from our ..."

    We were greeted with a very warm welcome more than we ever imagined from our host Judy ,she is amazing ,so is Simon , nothing is to much trouble,they are lovely ,the gardens are amazing ,trees flowers birds,you can walk ,and be happy ,The apartment was stunning, everything was there for us, also lovely cake, bread,milk ,butter ,for us and tea bags ,we when to NT, Plymouth,,Simon is fab with info ,maps and so lovely ,new friends,for us ,We are an elderly couple ,but would love to visit again , Fabulous holiday x

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolute lovely time."

    The studio was immaculate and the hosts were the friendliest we have come across in our travels. Upon arrival gifts were waiting to welcome us which was a lovely thought. The garden was lovely to explore and were encouraged to spend as much time in the garden as we wanted, The hosts Simon and Judy were always about to answer any questions we may have had with regards the surrounding area. A definite to return in the future Many thanks Simon & Judy

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our half-term break in Robins Rest."

    The studio is very comfortable and is set in beautiful gardens. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. We’d definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday in gorgeous surroundings."

    Peace and tranquillity reigned. Simon and Judy were so thoughtful and accommodating from the welcome package they provided through to the friendly help and advice they gave us throughout our stay. We were sad to go. The quality and cleanliness of the accommodation was the best we have ever had and we will be recommending it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2021

  • "Robins Rest is a wonderful location for a perfect relaxing break, set in a beautiful part of Devon with grounds that offer spacious relaxing walks with outstanding views."

    The location is in easy reach of all the beautiful and historic locations throughout Devon and Cornwall. The studio apartment has been designed and fitted out with the guest in mind a home away from home everything you need has been thought of. Judy and Simon were perfect host's who simply couldn't do enough for you. We will definitely return. Cathy and Phil Cheshire

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a fabulous week staying at Robins Rest."

    Great location for exploring the local areas and further afield, by jumping on the local train or bus, we did both and loved the fact that we didn't need the car and explored different locations each day. Simon and Judy were great hosts, and made us feel very welcome with a beautiful welcome pack on arrival. We would highly recommend this 5 star accommodation with its amazing gardens and not forgetting Gordon's Corner a fabulous place for a gin and tonic.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Robin's Rest."

    The studio is spacious and beautifully light with views to the trees and garden all around. We were visiting family but this would be the perfect spot for a couple/solo traveller looking for some peace and rejuvenation. Judy and Simon were the perfect hosts, the space is very well thought through, we couldn't have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful, relaxing location with wonderful hosts."

    The studio is immaculate and everything has been thought of.

    Reviewed by Debroah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stayin at robins rest was like home away from home with all the comforts and even more beautiful views and free rein of the gardens."

    Judy and Simon were so lovely and always made sure we were happy and if we needed anything and so friendly and welcoming. We were given our privacy and it was just fantastic. We will be returning. Cannot recommend these lovely people more!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Robins Rest is in a lovely quiet location not too far from local amenities."

    Simon and Judy were welcoming and approachable with a good knowledge of the local area. The studio was well presented, well equipped and comfortable with a beautiful garden. We would definitely recommend and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • First-floor studio apartment
  • Open-plan layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Large, mature, multilevel garden with grassed areas, patio, chimenea and plenty of outdoor seating
  • One well-behaved small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking in the building
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Due to the hilly terrain, winding paths, and steep steps around the property, as well as the Studio being located on the first floor this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Alternative to arriving by car, Robin’s rest is a mere 15 minutes walk from Bere Alston Train Station, or a bus stop in the village.

The property

Robin’s Rest is nestled in a tranquil valley setting of some two and a half acres, comprising far reaching views, colourful gardens, orchard meadow, and woodland with a crystal clear stream running through it, near the picturesque village of Bere Alston in Devon.

The Bere Penninsula is in a designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Ideal for a romantic retreat or a solo traveller looking for creative inspiration, this lovely first-floor studio apartment makes for a wonderful base at any time of year.

Arriving at the property, an off road parking space greets you, before stepping through a colourful array of plants and shrubbery...a nature lover’s dream!

You will find plenty of peaceful seating areas to choose from in the warmer months; hidden terraces and grassy areas bursting with wild flowers and vegetation.

Also, there are welcoming Chimeneas on secluded patios which are perfect places to enjoy the chillier evenings.

Climb the steps and make your way into the studio-style layout, home to a plush king-size bed and open-plan living space.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the dining table or out on the patio in the early morning summer sun, while taking in the breath taking scene.

Back inside, relax in front of the Smart TV after a day of exploring, before jumping into bed for some well-earned rest.Stock up on your essentials at the Tavistock Farmers’ Market, which is popular among the locals, or indulge in some browsing at the medieval Tavistock Pannier Market, featuring work from artists and sellers within the community.

For a delightful day of walking head up to the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, or discover Drakes Trail, where you can walk or cycle to your hearts content, if you prefer.

Conveniently located near the River Tamar, this Studio Apartment offers a world of outdoor adventure; perhaps you could spend an afternoon with Serious Outdoor Skills, a fantastic outdoor activity planner providing guided canoe trips and their Tamar Valley Full Moon Paddle.

If you prefer a more tranquil approach to your days out, take a trip to Cotehele, a superb National Trust House featuring some enchanting gardens and orchard for you to explore.

Further afield, make your way to the Ocean City of Plymouth home to an eclectic range of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes to fuel your excursions, or perhaps treat yourself to a River Cruise along the beautiful Tamar.

Whatever your style of adventure or relaxation, choose Robin’s Rest as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BERE ALSTON

Tavistock 6 miles; Plymouth 12 miles.

Bere Alston is a small Devon village in a beautiful location between the rivers Tavy and Tamar, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village was once a thriving port shipping tin from Dartmoor. Just upstream from Bere Alston on the river Tamar is Morwellam Quay, a tiny harbour where half the world’s copper travelled through in the 1860s, and which is now a popular visitor attraction telling the story of copper mining through history. Trains run between Bere Alston and Plymouth, on the picturesque Tamar Valley line, following the river for much of the route. Bere Alston has a village shop and pub and there are plenty of stunning countryside walks. Two National Trust properties in the area are Cotehele, a Tudor manor house and glorious gardens stretching down to the river Tamar and Buckland Abbey, an estate on the river Tavy with craft workshops and family attractions.