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The Bakehouse

Gidleigh, Devon (Ref. 975876)

4.7

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "As usual we had a marvellous stay."

    Our hosts were welcoming and friendly, the cottage is very homely and the location is excellent. We look forward to being able to stay again.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "It is a lovely place to stay, all the better for the delicious mince pies!"

    ! Thank you

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2021

  • "I love going to The Bakehouse."

    It is my favourite part of the Moor. Unfortunately I could not go with my daughters as we now have a little dog. That is the only downside

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Fantastic out of the way location. Would return.

    Reviewed by SimoneJul 2021

  • "Lovely restful cottage with lots of original features with a contemporary twist."

    Delightful setting nestled right on the edge of Dartmoor with lovely walks from the cottage - it did feel as though you were away from everything and could enjoy a well earned break.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Very quiet and remote location."

    Little traffic on lanes, great walks on moors. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "A lovely quiet cottage with great character."

    Set close to the moor, with great walks of all types, in all directions. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage in quiet surroundings, with lots of walking on the doorstep."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It might be worth mentioning in the details that the bathroom is on the ground floor, as some guest may like to know this in advance.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "The cottage is supposed to be able to cater for 4 people, yet the downstairs accommodation is TINY and you would have to start moving the furniture around if 4 people wanted to sit at the table!"

    We always go for extra space when booking a cottage (there were only 2 of us), yet even with just the two of us it felt very constrained downstairs - often we were squeezing past each other in the kitchen area. The cottage was VERY spidery - cobwebs everywhere and large harvestman spiders had to be regularly removed. If you had a fear of spiders (which I do) this would be a nightmare. A good regular vacuum using the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner would sort this out.

    Thank you for your feedback. Spiders in historic houses can be a perpetual issue and we do endeavour to keep on top of it with our regular cleaning regime. We confirm that this has now been attended to and we will be more cautious in future. The cottage is compact, as mentioned on the website, yet over the last 13 years we have had positive feedback from guests, be it two or more, who have enjoyed their stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2021

  • "If you’re looking for the quintessential cosy little cottage on Dartmoor, then look no further."

    The cottage is nestled on the edge of the high moor, with great walks right on your doorstep. The walk through the fields and down the lane to the pub, with a sky full of stars was a highlight. Beautiful spot, wonderful cottage and very friendly and helpful owner. It helped that the weather was as good as it was, and returning from our walks to light the log burner, making hot chocolate and snuggling down and watching the night draw in was simply perfect.

    Reviewed by WillDec 2020

  • "Its great to deal with such an efficient company - and particularly one that answers the phone within a few rings."

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in amazing location off the beaten track."

    |Takes a long time to get anywhere!! Owners really friendly and helpful. We had a brilliant week despite decidedly changeable weather. The property is tiny - which we hadn't appreciated from the description. Despite that it's amazingly well equipped and the main bedroom upstairs is beautifully airy. Only real gripe was that it felt very dusty on arrival. We suffer with allergies and always go for a non pet friendly property so were a bit dismayed to be sneezing. However a good hoover of the sofas sorted that out.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "This is a beautifully-restored cottage in a perfect spot: remote and with walks galore on your doorstep."

    It was well-equipped and was great to read about its history. The owners were very friendly and helpful and our son loved seeing the chickens being fed. The wildlife is amazing, and even on a rainy Devon day you could have coffee on the south-facing porch and stay dry and warm. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by SusieJul 2020

  • "The Bakehouse is a cosy little cottage with bags of character in a lovely setting surrounded by easy moorland walking, we loved it."

    One inaccuracy in your listing was the need to bring towels and tea towels, we did not need to bring them they were provided

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Lovely secluded cottage tucked away in Dartmoor."

    Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely the place to stay if you’re looking for seclusion and s bit of piece and quiet.

    Reviewed by GeraldineAug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, full of character and with friendly owners."

    Lovely location right on the edge of the moor. You have too keep an eye on young children as the stone staircase is steep and the ground floor is hard. Lovely wildlife to see right on the door.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "An excellent stay as always"

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Wonderful Property in beautiful surroundings with excellent owners."

    The photos don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by ElliotFeb 2019

  • "Yes it was very comfortable."

    The position on the edge of the Moor was marvelous and the local pub "Northmore Arms" was very welcoming. We paricularly liked the way the Bakeshouse had been restored. There was a huge attention to detail plus real art which made the cottage a joy.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2018

  • "The Bakehouse is a beautiful cottage to stay in."

    Renovated to a high standard. It is worth staying in for the fireplace alone. The cottage is set right on the edge of Dartmoor but towns are within easy driving distance.There is something for everyone be it walking, sightseeing or just staying put and enjoying the peace and quiet The Bakehouse provides. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage, fantastic location, Rachel and Alan couldn’t have been more welcoming, we will definitely be back!"

    Reviewed by WarrenOct 2018

  • "Flowers and food provided by owners' son, was a nice welcome touch."

    Extremely quiet location, directly onto moor, with grazing sheep, ponies and cattle outside the property. Just the getaway-from-it-all we needed. We would consider returning, as the property is in a fairly accessible location for exploring much of Dartmoor and Devon.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "The Bakehouse has never failed to please whichever weather and season we visit."

    For a true moors experience the location is perfect encompassing exposed moorland and verdant, moss swathed valleys.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with original ancient stairs (you don't need to use them), 1 x twin (2'6" beds, linkable to 5' double on request)
  • Open plan living area with sitting area with fireplace and wood burning stove, fitted kitchen with granite worktops and dining area
  • Shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels can be provided for overseas guests by arrangement
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Equidistant between the pretty villages of Throwleigh and Gidleigh is The Bakehouse, a beautifully renovated, late medieval cottage sheltered by oak trees.

Inside is smart with slate floors downstairs and beautiful oak floors upstairs.

The living area is small but perfectly formed, and well thought out to provide you with everything you'll need, as well as a host of features, including granite worktops, a huge fireplace with wood burning stove and original ancient stone stairs.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, a roomy king-size double with handsome roof timbers and a twin (2'6" beds, linkable to 5' double).

Sunny and south facing, The Bakehouse looks out over its own neat, walled garden where you can sit in the sun and listen to bees, and birdsong.

The cottage is part of the historic group of farm buildings around the ancient farmhouse.

The owners run the farm, where cattle, sheep and ponies are grazed.

Nearby Chagford offers a choice of interesting shops and inns, a seasonal outdoor pool and tennis courts, and the cathedral city of Exeter is just 17 miles away.

Sandy beaches are a 20 mile drive away.

The Bakehouse is a lovely retreat with wonderful walking directly on to the moors from your doorstep; abundant wildlife and moorland archaeology.

Floorplans

1st FloorGround Floor

WC Shower Room Living Chamber Kitchen Lobby

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

GIDLEIGH

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a village of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the village as well as an annual running race. Just over 15 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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