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East Cleave

(Ref. 998816)

Bridestowe, Devon Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely peaceful property, excellently situated to be a fantastic base for exploring both Devon and Cornwall."

    The surrounding walks and villages are lovely and can be reached via a short walk from the property door. The property has everything you need and is a home from home, the pint of milk and biscuits were a lovely surprise and welcome addition after the journey down, thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was lovely, well maintained and the view of the moors was beautiful."

    Kids loved playing in the stream out the front every day and the walks around the property was lovely. Would recommend to friends Thank you for renting your property for our lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at East Cleave."

    A beautiful, cosy character cottage. So peaceful and tranquil with the sound of the lovely stream running by. Beautiful wildlife and walks straight from the doorstep across the fields. Fantastic location too. We very much look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spacious character-filled farmhouse with beautiful scenery and the potential to be great."

    Had many issues with uncleanliness, particularly unacceptable amounts of dust and dog hair that I vacuumed up from the living room, which caused a severe eye reaction in our 4-year old Grandson. The advert needs to stress that the dirt track is VERY steep and VERY rough. It also needs to state that the public footpath runs through the front garden. Good places to visit.

    Reviewed by Julie2.2Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week ."

    Only a couple of down points.The road (dirt track) needs some serious up dating.It damaged 2 out of our 3 cars underneath.We had to walk in front and remove large loose stones before we could drive up or down. Beds were old and lumpy need new mattresses. Lack of garden furniture so had to sit on blankets on the floor. Farmhouse is old and could use some TLC.

    Reviewed by Cathryn2.8May 2023

  • "Excellent stay."

    With fabulous scenery wildlife the works. Cottage was warm and cosy with everything needed for the stay. Lovely pub down the road and close to the local attractions. And the dogs loved it too. Definitely needed and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very very upset cut short holiday by 4 days ."

    Reviewed by Jack1.3Mar 2023

  • "East Cleave is a beautifully situated cottage in a peaceful location."

    There are plenty of walks from the house and Bude is a short distance away. The cottage itself is warm and comfortable. It is well equipped and has all amenities. The house does need some updating and a hard standing outside the house for parking would be useful as it got very muddy. Paul and Becki the caretakers were prompt to respond to our call for assistance when the boiler played up, so thanks to them. I was grateful that the owner allowed our four dogs at no extra charge, however dogs are only allowed in the tiled areas - kitchen and outside porch - which I would suggest that this means the cottage isn’t dog friendly, merely dog tolerated. We had a restful week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Deb3.8Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at East Cleave."

    Beautiful location and the cottage was just perfect for us! Thank you for a wonderful stay and we would definitely recommend East Cleave

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just back from a wonderful week at East Cleve ."

    Situated in the heart of the Devon countryside this is perfect for anyone wanting to escape for a week. Even in October the cottage was warm. Central heating and wood burner if you need it. High chair and cot available for my granddaughter and my dog loved sitting in the porch on the chair watching any potential hikers. Great situation should you wish to travel to North Cornwall or South ie Perranporth and Bude to the North is only 1 hour away and south to the fishing villages of Looe and Polperro again only just over 1 hour. Step straight out into the country side for dog walks. Sit under the stars at night. Couple of days I just sat and painted the wonderful scenery. Just a wonderful haven to reboot yourself. Didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2022

  • "As soon as we arrived we fell in love with East Cleave."

    The kids and the dogs were straight in the stream before we even step foot in the house! The house was absolutely perfect, incredibly clean and very welcoming. Everything we could think of was there to make our stay as easy and comfortable as possible for both the the humans and dogs in the family! Our three children loved being in the family room together and all said how comfy the beds were too. Every morning started with a dog walk straight from the back door which was amazing. The views over Dartmoor were incredible in the day time and the stars in the sky were like nothing we've seen before at night. We absolutely loved our stay and are very much looking forward to visiting again in the future. We would recommend this gem of a house to anyone who is wanting to stay in the area. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2022

  • "Central location, handy for days out."

    Peaceful setting with lots of wildlife to watch. WiFi is slow and patchy but loads of board games and DVDs to entertain. Beds weren't very comfortable and most pillows were feathered so not allergy friendly. Although dogs are allowed, it's not dog friendly, only allowed in porch and kitchen. Overall, we did have an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Katy3.4Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage located in the most beautiful setting , so peaceful and relaxing , great walks from the cottage so you don't have to go far to be in the countryside ."

    We really enjoyed it .

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely farmhouse in a quiet location."

    Great holiday base and we look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful, beautiful setting."

    We have just returned after a 4 night stay, the cottage is comfortable and clean with everything you need in it. The setting is lovely with the stream at the bottom of the garden. Our dogs loved it. No need to get in the car if you don't want to as there are many walks all well signed from your doorstep. The White Hart in Bridestowe is welcoming with very reasonably priced good food. Alternatively the Fox and Hounds serves a great breakfast. All in all a lovely peaceful break. We would definitely recommend and look to return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay and would like to come back again"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2022

  • "A really lovely country cottage/farmhouse in an easily accessible location."

    Great for exploring North Dartmoor and beyond. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped, in a great location, with some very nice pubs around."

    We’d requested a Christmas tree which was all set up very nice when we arrived and there was even a gift left by the owners which was a lovely surprise. We have nothing negative to say…. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "East Cleave is a great location for a relaxing holiday!"

    The property is charming and the location is both convenient and idyllic.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Dec 2021

  • "It was just perfect - very cosy, everything we needed was there, location was perfect; and our dog Dudley loved the stream as well as the walks."

    Reviewed by Cora-constanze5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our 2nd visit here, very well equipped in a beautiful location, lovely walks on the doorstep, dogs love it as much as we did."

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location, cottage has everything we needed, clean, well equipped and ideal lto explore Dartmoor."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

    The photos on the website don’t do the cottage justice. The surroundings are amazing.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings."

    Nice owners too. Exactly what we hoped we’d booked. No good if you want nightlife or children’s amenities. But if you want nature and grubbing around outside with the children and the dog, you got it!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place, pictures don't do it justice."

    Bedrooms are all really spacious and comfy, as is the lounge. The kitchen is great and really well equipped and the location is magic. The dog spent the entire week playing in the stream in the garden while the rest of us sat and enjoyed the sunshine!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings- woke up to bird song and sound of the stream running through garden."

    Very quiet and tranquil and the walks around were excellent - the meadows were stunning. Our rescue dog loved going in the stream especially after a walk as did we all. Would love to return but unfortunately there has been a massive increase in the rental which will put this property out of our reach which is a great pity as we all thought that we had found our perfect holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "We love this cottage been once before lovely grounds for walking and inside ..."

    We love this cottage been once before lovely grounds for walking and inside every comfort thought of we will be returning when we can only negative was the weather mostly wet thankyou

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing location with beautiful views of Dartmoor."

    Lovely country cottage all decorated for Christmas, which we really appreciated. Wine and milk in the fridge with chocolate biscuits on the side. Again, thank you for your thoughtfulness. Would definitely recommend East Cleave cottage.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Dec 2020

  • "As soon as we drove down to the property my wife and i were stunned by the surroundings and our dogs went mad running around."

    The cottage is very homely and has all the equipment we needed. There are lovely walks on the doorstep. Its very quiet even with a public bridleway goi g through the property, we only saw 3 people all week. Its a fantastic get away from it all location.

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant, secluded, comfortable, dog walks straight from the property."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Sep 2020

  • "We thought that the cottage looks good on the website but when we arrived we found it was even better."

    It was such an idyllic spot and it was so beautiful and quiet. The small river in the front garden is absolutely beautiful. The house was absolutely spotless and had everything you needed. We will definitely be going back a fantastic holiday thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic two weeks at East Cleave."

    Location is ideal for heading out onto the Moor or for visiting the beaches. The setting is very peaceful with no sound of traffic just the trickle of the stream. Walking distance from a couple of great pubs. The house is very well equipped, the kitchen has plenty of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. The lounge has plenty of games, DVD’s and books. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Nice bath and powerful shower. There is plenty of room in the garden for chilling out and our children aged 9 and 11 had lots of fun playing in the stream and exploring the woods and fields. The stream is ideal for cooling of your feet after a long walk. We had a great time sitting out in the evening with the chimera fired up looking up at the stars watching for shooting stars and satellites. The local village shop owners are really helpful and friendly and is great for amenities. Housekeeper and caretaker where on call if we needed anything they were very helpful, the house was lovely and clean and felt very safe (with the COVID-19 situation) We will definitely be back for another visit!

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location."

    Peace and quiet with spectacular views. Home, warm and welcoming. Perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Dec 2019

  • "We loved our dog friendly stay at East Cleave, so much so we have booked for next year."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage could do with a dust and cobwebs hoovering."

    Wasnt keen on the week befores guest hair still being in the plug hole! Overall it's a lovely cottage just think who ever they have cleaning for them needs to put a bit more effort in.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.4Oct 2019

  • "What a gorgeous, tranquil setting with beautiful countryside views."

    An ideal base for exploring Devon and Cornwall and a super place to come home to relax each day. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Woukd recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Second visit as lovely as before"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay and a great base to explore the surrounding areas."

    Spotlessly clean, very well equipped even had dog bowls! Great outside space, the stream was a big hit with children and dog! Would definitely stay at East Cleave again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely secluded cottage perfect for a peaceful holiday, but only a short drive to amenities and perfect location for visiting the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Jul 2019

  • "One thing which could be addressed is the lack of hanging wardrobe space as we ..."

    One thing which could be addressed is the lack of hanging wardrobe space as we were only 2 people was managable but for a large family could be a problem given the bedrooms are quite large i,m sure they could accommodate a small wardrobe in each other than that it was a great place for peace and quiet and great for dogs would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2019

  • "East Cleave, with its picture perfect setting, is the ideal place from which to explore and get to know this beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage if full of history and has been lovingly restored and modernised. It's comfortable and well equipped - a real home from home. We loved sitting in the garden listening to the sound of the babbling brook and our dog Betty loved paddling in it even more. There's loads to see and do - too much for one week. We'd highly recommend the area and the cottage.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay ay East Cleave, the location was fantastic, our kids loved the freedom and our 12 year old Lab loved the river!"

    East Cleave is the perfect get away from it all, it is peaceful and quite, just the sounds of the birds and the river, with views over looking Dartmoor, rustic charm and cosy. We used the surf beach at Westward Ho, about a 40min drive, weekly parking is £15 or £4 per day and dog friendly to the righthand side of the coast guard station. Supermarkets are nearby in Okehampton and there is a store and pub in the village. Walking from the farmhouse takes you on to Dartmoor. Family friendly cycling is also near by.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic farm house in the most idyllic setting so peacefull great wild life good walks excellent place to escape the world,yet near enough if you fancy a takeaway, pasty or visiting one of the many local pubs."

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable,cosy cottage in stunning surrounds."

    A lovely tranquil place.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at East Cleave, very comfortable, a beautiful cottage in wonderful peaceful surroundings."

    Lovely walks form the doorstep ideal with the dogs. Waking up every morning to hear the birds singing and looking at the beautiful view of the moor was a delight. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2019

  • "This was one of our favourite places we’ve stayed a little piece of heaven."

    Clean and comfortable with plenty of space. Outside had amazing views and children and dogs were able to play freely and safely they all enjoyed exploring their surroundings it was lovely to relax and listen to the birds singing. We will definitely be back in the near future and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Feb 2019

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  • Two storey property
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms (both with hair dryers), 1 x family bedroom with 2x singles and 1x bunk bed with a double base (for flexible sleeping)
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Woodburning fire
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, slow cooker, toaster, iron, ironing board, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player, large selection of DVDs, games and puzzles and WiFi
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars available
  • Small lawned area
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • One plastic dog bed is provided but please bring own dog bedding
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed inside the property
  • Local shop and pub within a 20-minute walk
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding/mattress for travel cot as this is not provided
  • Note: Please be aware Aga is for decor only

The property

East Cleave, a converted former farmhouse rests at the side of a pretty stream in an idyllic location near the village of Bridestowe.

Accessed via a steep, rough track, this traditional cottage offers spacious accommodation, a comfortable interior and traditional charm.

Upon entering the cottage, you are welcomed to a typical farmhouse-style kitchen, boasting an impressive aga (available upon request) and a good sized dining table with seating for six guests.

Moving through the property the cosy lounge offers seating in front of a warming wood burning fire and exposed beams.

Follow the staircase up, where you will find three good sized bedrooms, comprising two spacious double rooms and a cosy family bedroom.

Completing the property is a family bathroom, housing a bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Outside, you can enjoy the garden, comprising an unfenced stream and take in the beautiful views.

For local amenities, you can wander into the centre of Bridestowe, where you will find a pub and shop within a 20-minute walk.

The property is situated on the edge of stunning Dartmoor National Park, don your walking boots and explore the windswept moors and secluded woodlands, right from the property.

Alternatively, walk or ride along The Granite Way, a truly spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of the moor and the surrounding countryside.

Further afield, you can visit the market town of Tavistock.

This friendly town houses ancient history, independent shops, a pannier market and wonderful architecture.

Whilst here, you can visit Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake or Morwellham Quay.

East Cleave is guaranteed to provide you and your loved ones a comfortable base for exploring the area.

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

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About the location


Okehampton 6 miles; Tavistock 11 miles; Launceston 12.5 miles

A friendly little village perched on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Bridestowe benefits from a charming village pub serving food as well as a handy shop. Easily reachable is the town of Okehampton which benefits from a wide range of amenities as well as a castle, a leisure and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Lovers of the outdoors can head into the wondrous Dartmoor National Park, an idyllic landscape abounding in breath-taking walking and cycling country. Slightly further afield you can take a trip around the fascinating towns of Launceston and Tavistock with their quaint architecture and much to see and do.

Note: Un-fenced stream located within garden, children must be supervised when in the garden area.
Note: Please be aware Aga is for decor only.