We had a really lovely stay last week. The cottage was very comfortable, extremely clean and our hosts Andrew and Carol couldn't have been more helpful. The village of Buckland Monachorum is very nice and anyone we encountered couldn't have been more friendly. The cottage is a great base to visit any of the Devon resorts or travel into Dartmoor. Really relaxing week.
Buckland Monachorum is a lovely little village on the edge of Dartmoor. Peaceful but ideal for touring the area. The property is extremely well appointed, sparkling clean and with everything that might possibly be needed for a self catering holiday. The owners, Andrew and Carol couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Thoroughly recommend The Lodge at Bedford Cottage and I hope we will stay here again.
A really lovely cottage ideally situated within walking distance of Dartmoor. Carol and Andrew were great hosts with lots of helpful recommendations about walks and local places to visit. The local pub, also within walking distance, was dog friendly and had a good menu. Overall a great stay.
We have just returned from our fourth visit to the Lodge since discovering it in March 2016. Carol and Andrew are so welcoming that we feel at home as soon as we turn into the drive. The Lodge is warm, comfortable and extremely well-equipped, with lots of little extra touches which make it special.
The weather for our week was rather mixed, which meant a damp end to a couple of our walks on the moor, but there is plenty to do under cover in the area. We visited Castle Drogo, looking round the castle on a wet morning and completing the Fingle Bridge walk when the rain passed off in the afternoon. The previous wet weather meant the Lydford Gorge walk was spectacular and when the heavens opened on us right at the end, we dived into the cafe for tea and cake. Tavistock is also well worth a visit.
Somehow even wet weather doesn't matter so much when you can walk round the corner in the evening and enjoy an excellent dinner in front of a warm fire at the Drake Manor, then stroll back to the Lodge, knowing a comfortable bed awaits. We can heartily recommend this as a holiday location.
Stayed in this excellent little cottage for 4 nights, having been caught out by the beast from the east and having to abandon our car at a farm 15 miles away. The cottage owners were absolutely fabulous in assisting us in getting to our cottage, ensuring we had everything we needed for our stay and helping to recover our car.
Couldn't have asked for a better, friendlier service. Would recommend to anyone.