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The Perfect Family Holiday Home Away From Home - Sleep 5/6

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Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath/Cloakrooms Situated At The Foothills Of Dartmoor National Park

Ideally located in the Town of Bovey Tracey for easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the surrounding areas. From the doorstep many walks can be taken around the country lanes and over the National Park including Haytor and Yarner Woods. Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a short drive away. Travel over Dartmoor to Princetown, Tavistock or Plymouth or visit the many picturesque villages for a traditional Devon cream tea. The cathedral city of Exeter is nearby and the beaches of the South Hams and Torbay are also a short drive away. Attractions in the area include Bovey Castle, The House of Marbles, Babbacombe Model village, Crealy Devon, National Trust properties including Castle Drogo and Killerton House. There are theatres in Torquay and Paignton with shows all year-round and a choice of pubs and restaurants all within a short drive. There is an open-air heated swimming pool in Bovey Tracey which opens from May to September which is just a 5 minute walk away.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ronnie Clifford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

About Ronnie Clifford

My name is Ronnie Clifford and I bought my house in Bovey Tracey in 2008 to be close to my Mother and Sister who both live in the area. I have not been able to spend as much time there as I would like over the last couple of years and I really want the property to be lived in. So, I have decided to rent it out as a holiday let in order to get some energy running through the house. It has a lovely feel to it, warm and homely and I do hope you will enjoy staying in it as much as I do when I am not either living in London or spending time traveling abroad.

Ronnie Clifford purchased this house in 2008

Why Ronnie Clifford chose Hennock

I love to be in Bovey (as the locals call it). It's easy to get around and you can walk out for dinner or to the pub for a drink. The outdoor swimming pool is a must in the summer and is a stones throw away. Get out on your bikes and visit the local area, calling in at many of the local restaurants for a bite to eat along the way. Torquay is not too far away and some of the best beaches in the country are worth a day out to visit.

It's always good to have Exeter close by for a bit of 'retail therapy', if all the walking and cycling get too much! There is also a paint ball circuit just down the road, before you get to Trago Mills. If you haven't been to Trago, then it is worth a visit, if only to pick up your holiday bargains.

For any family 'The house of Marbles' is also a must with lots of things for both kids and adults to do, plus of course, great food at reasonable prices.

What makes this house unique

The house has both a downstairs twin bedroom with a single bed (and a fold-out if needed), plus a downstairs Wet room.

With ramp access to the property from the front it provides ease of access for those less able to use lots of steps or stairs.

Upstairs there is also a cloakroom and two additional double bedrooms. The most outstanding feature of this property is its south facing garden which gets the sun from morning to evening most of the year around. With BBQ and Chimenea provided plus outdoor benches and tables and chairs; enjoy wonderful evenings in this stunningly beautiful south facing garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ronnie,

At last we're leaving your lovely home from home, we certainly thought it was for the last eight lovely weeks. If we could have seen the future we could have booked for another month into August, our new home is taking until the middle of August to be ready, but thanks to family & friends we will be OK. Probably not so comfortable as your home is but we were very grateful for the extra time we spent here. Thanks Greatly for everything and we wish you well in your future lets.

PS Thanks to Anne also!
May 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ronnie,

At last we're leaving your lovely home from home, we certainly thought it was for the last eight lovely weeks. If we could have seen the future we could have booked for another month into August, our new home is taking until the middle of August to be ready, but thanks to family & friends we will be OK. Probably not so comfortable as your home is but we were very grateful for the extra time we spent here. Thanks Greatly for everything and we wish you well in your future lets.

PS Thanks to Anne also!
May 2014
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23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

5

Christmas in Kiln Close

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We spent a cosy family Xmas in Kiln Close. Ann welcomed us with home made scone and clotted cream - thanks again Ann - and we found everything we needed to make our stay really comfortable. The rooms are perfect for a family of four (particularly with teenagers that need their own space!). The kitchen was well equipped - we russled up a Xmas dinner there with no hitches. The heating was very effective - important with temperatures under zero and the two bathrooms is definitely an advantage. The house is in easy walking distance to pubs and shops including House of Marbles (much loved by my family) and the infamous Trago Mills. All in all would recommend a stay here at any time of the year. If we can pursuade our teenies to come on holiday with us again we'll definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. We really enjoyed having you and your family stay at our property and would be delighted if you decided to come again. You are more than welcome. All the very best.
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5

Great place to stay for Dartmoor and the beaches.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The photos don't begin to do justice to the actual space in this property. With 6 adults sharing this accommodation we still found it more than adequate and the owner had thought of everything for our comfort. This included our reception by the Property manager who explained all the local attractions, places to eat etc. and was most welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of my property. it was wonderful to have you stay at my home away from home and I look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Devon.
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5

Nice sized, local to many attractions.

  • 5 of 5

Nice sized property, dog and children friendly. Liked that we were only a few minutes from many of the main attractions. The house was clean and safe for the children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. We loved having you and would welcome you and your family back any time. All the very best.
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5

A comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This holiday home was clean and well equipped for a family to settle in and start to enjoy their holiday. Everything you require is within a few minutes drive, shops, fuel station and restaurants/Pubs.

The household furnishings were in good condition, comfortable and sufficient to cater for 5 persons easily. The garden area and outdoor furniture facilitated the relaxation in the garden and listen to the bird song.

The welcoming scones and clotted cream on the day of arrival was unexpected but welcome after the drive down.

This house proved to be an ideal central base to explore the Moors, the coastal areas as well as the rich history in the villages and towns nearby.

Improvements - our only suggestion which of course is subject to our preference, would be for better quality firmer mattresses to improve the sleep comfort.

All things considered, we would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review my property. It was a delight to have you stay and would love to see you again during your next visit to Devon. Appreciated Rx
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4

Sunny Kiln Close

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Kiln Close for 8 weeks during our house move. It was warm and comfortable at a very cold time of year. Very well equipped kitchen. Lovely comfy beds and a nice sunny back garden. Ronnie was very helpful and made the whole process easy. Staying at Kiln Close definitely kept us sane!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you! You are welcome back any time Rx
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We found the house very clean and comfortable and well equiped, it is also in a good location for visiting many places of interest, we would defenatly recommend it to a friend. Yours Mr & Mrs D Brown

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you at our Home away from home and would welcome you and your friends back any time. Until next time.
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Location

From the Owner

I love to be in Bovey (as the locals call it). It's easy to get around and you can walk out for dinner or to the pub for a drink. The outdoor swimming pool is a must in the summer and is a stones throw away. Get out on your bikes and visit the local area, calling in at many of the local restaurants for a bite to eat along the way. Torquay is not too far away and some of the best beaches in the country are worth a day out to visit. It's always good to have Exeter close by for a bit of 'retail therapy', if all the walking and cycling get too much! There is also a paint ball circuit just down the road, before you get to Trago Mills. If you haven't been to Trago, then it is worth a visit, if only to pick up your holiday bargains. For any family 'The house of Marbles' is also a must with lots of things for both kids and adults to do, plus of course, great food at reasonable prices.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Dolphin Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : Stover Golf Club / Bovey Tracey Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Dolphin Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Teignmouth at 11 Miles Car: recommended

The world famous 'House of Marbles' is close by and well worth a visit. As it Trago Mills for the shopper in you that likes a bargin!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£455
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Bank Holiday Season
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
High
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£630
for 5 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
Mid
9 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Mid Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
Mid Season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£630
for 5 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£455
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £30

I am happy to accept pets and an additional cleaning cost will be added your fees.
Credit card charges will be deducted from your security deposit, should you choose to pay by card.
Broadband usage is unlimited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house has both a downstairs twin bedroom with a single bed (and a fold-out if needed), plus a downstairs Wet room. With ramp access to the property from the front it provides ease of access for those less able to use lots of steps or stairs. Upstairs there is also a cloakroom and two additional double bedrooms. The most outstanding feature of this property is its south facing garden which gets the sun from morning to evening most of the year around. With BBQ and Chimenea provided plus outdoor benches and tables and chairs; enjoy wonderful evenings in this stunningly beautiful south facing garden.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, and sink
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and sink
  • Brand New Wet Room with Rainforest Shower Installed Nov 2013 along with Sink and Toilet in Main Bathroom and there is a Toilet and Hand Basin situated in Cloak room.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, With room for a pullout making it a Twin room
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, This room can be made into 1 King / Two Singles or a Triple
  • The property sleeps 5 People in Beds and has a pullout for a 6th. Bedroom 1 can be either a King Size Bed or two Singles. Bedroom 2 is a lovely double. Bedroom 3 has a single in it. The Pull out bed fits beautifully in Bedroom 1 or 3. .

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • A stunning Holiday home from home, with all of the comforts needed to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing time away. Arrival time 4pm, Departure 10am. We have a brand new Wet Room with Rainforest shower Sink and Toilet installed during November 2013. We have a unlimited broadband connection. There are Tri-folding doors that open the dining room up into the Garden for a wonderful opportunity to bring the outdoors inside and visa versa. Beautiful during the summer months.

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