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Walkers Retreat with excellent views, large garden and free WiFi

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Self contained holiday let with large garden and excellent views over the Moor

The Walkers Retreat is a very cosy, clean and quiet holiday let with large garden to walk around in and great views to admire. There is free secured parking and the Walkers Retreat has it's own private entrance.

The Walkers Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, electric hob and oven. The living area has a comfortable reclining chair and sofa. Free view television with DVD player magazines and a varied range of books are available. The bedroom has a super king size bed and wardrobe. A toilet with small basin is next to the bedroom and the shower room is downstairs. There is a washing/dryer machine and iron facilities. We provide fresh bedlinen, towels, bathrobes, detergents and shower gels all free of charge.

On arrival we provide fresh milk and eggs from our local milk farm in Scoriton. There will also be coffee, tea and sugar, etc. We try our utmost to keep the Walkers Retreat facilities to a high standard. The living/kitchen area has been freshly painted in January 2017. You can make use of your own outdoor terrace and we have also several wooden benches spread out in the garden for you to use and enjoy the views. Located in Dartmoor National Park makes it's possible to start walks from the property onto the Moor or to the River Dart.

We very much welcome dogs at the Walkers Retreat (max. 2 dogs). One dog will be free of charge and for two dogs we charge £10 per stay.

Alex and Samantha, the owners, are happy to provide information over the area and will do their utmost to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions. We look forward to welcome you to stay.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Samantha and Alex Salmon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Samantha and Alex Salmon

We moved to Ashton Court in August 2014 with our two daughters and feel very much at home in our house and in the Holne village. Our daughters love to play in the garden and bicycle over the quiet small lanes. Samantha is Dutch, and lives in England for over ten years. Alex is from London and both we enjoy very much the country live in Devon. From our home and garden we enjoy the Moor views every day in all kinds of weather and enjoy family walks over the Moor and having lunch in one of the cosy Moor pubs/ restaurants. We very much like being part of the Holne village and it gives us a real community feeling. Our daughters love to play in the playpark down the lane or cycle to the village shop to get some groceries. Also kite flying in the summer is a great event.

We very much welcome dogs at the Walkers Retreat (max. 2 dogs). One dog will be free of charge and for two dogs we charge £10 per stay.

We are happy to provide information over the area and will do their utmost to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.

Samantha and Alex Salmon purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Samantha and Alex Salmon chose Dartmoor

We totally fell in love with the wonderful view over the valley and the moor. We are on the edge of the village Holne which makes the garden and surroundings very tranquil but we are still part of a lovely village and the community shop and tearoom is close by.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning views and surrounded by beautiful gardens with facilities of Holne village within easy walking distance. The Walkers Retreat holiday let has its private entrance and own parking within the grounds of Ashton Court. Walks to the Moor or River Dart can be easily made from the property.

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything you needed for your stay, all the little extra touches that made a difference. This included a basket with everything we needed for the dog. We could leave the car and walk to the moors, village tea room and pub, all dog friendly. Spotless rooms, beautiful garden and a duvet you could get lost under!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Two

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely with a really comfy bed and the gardens excellent. The local cafe/tea room in Holne was a great find for a late breakfast or afternoon coffee and home made cake. Walker's Retreat is a really good base for exploring the surrounding countryside and Moors. I'd recommend the walk down to Scoriton to the Tradesman's Arms for dinner as the lady that runs it is quite a character (I didn't catch her name) and the food is good with daily specials. Sadly the Church Inn in Holne village which is closer has been closed since April 16 and according to the door will be until further notice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our Walkers Retreat. Much appreciated. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and surrounding area. Hopefully our local pub in Holne village will be reopened soon! We miss it too! But we are delighted having the Tradesman Arms so close as well. Thank you very much for your stay. Best wishes, Samantha & Alex
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5

Cosy, comfortable with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

It is what it says a real retreat! Quiet and beautiful with everything you need. We had cold weather and the accommodation was lovely and warm. I loved waking up and opening the curtains to see the weather changing over the moor. Thank you to Sam and Alex. We will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful views. We look forward welcoming you again one day! Best wishes, Samantha & Alex
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5

A cottage not to be missed

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied and comfortable with our week's stay at Walker's Retreat. The cottage was well furnished and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and the knives were sharp, which is not very common in most self-catering cottages. We received a most warm welcome from Samantha and Alex.

Sonny and Dorothy from Singapore

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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addictive ;-)

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sam and Alex, our 5th stay in Dartmoor but a different accomodation this year. We loved it in that moment, when we opened the door. No idea where to start to discribe how wonderfull it is. The breathtaking view, the tranquility, nicely decorated rooms ,your kindness, helpfullness. We would recommend Walkers retreat without hesitation. Thank you very much. The little bunch of bay leaves, Alex gave us, brings memories every day.

Carmen and Thomas (www.sapalos-ledermanufaktur.com)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carmen & Thomas, Thank you very much for your kind and such a positive review. We loved having you to stay and we are very happy you liked the Walkers Retreat accommodation. We truly hope you will come again next year and if you decide not to stay with us, please do pop in for a coffee anyway. Best wishes, Samantha & Alex
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5

What a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great view on the the Dartmoor hills. Very nice garden. A lot of privacy. Very friendly and helpfull owners. Nice apparment with good facilities. A good location to start hiking in Dartmoor hills. We enjoyed out stay very much. Go and see it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for the Walkers Retreat. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, the garden and the views over Dartmoor. We do hope to see you back one day. Best wishes, Samantha & Alex
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Location

From the Owner

We totally fell in love with the wonderful view over the valley and the moor. We are on the edge of the village Holne which makes the garden and surroundings very tranquil but we are still part of a lovely village and the community shop and tearoom is close by.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tradesmans Arms at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Stover at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbott at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 + M5 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Old Library, Ashburton at 2.6 Miles Nearest Beach : Blackpool Sands at 22 Miles Car: necessary

The Community Village shop/ Tearoom is excellent for late breakfast, lunch, tea and cakes. The shop is well stocked up with a range of mainly local products. The Trademans Arms pub in Scoriton, which is only a short 5 min. drive away, is perfect for easy dinner or drinks. Also the lovely newly opened pub The Forest Inn in Hexworthy is 10 minutes away located on the Moor. There are many other excellent pubs/ restaurants in the area, all about 10 to 20 minutes drive away. Dartmoor is on our doorstep and easy accessible by car (5 minutes) or walks can be made from the property. The ancient Hembury Woods is 10 minutes away and offers beautiful walks along the River Dart. Also a few excellent beaches are only 40 minutes drive away. Totnes market town with its many independent shops is worth a visit and also the student town of Exeter with its historical cathedral is a must.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb - March
20 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Easter Holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£420
 
 
April - May
19 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Half term holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
June - July
5 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Summer Holiday
7 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Sept - Oct
4 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Half term holiday
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Nov - Dec
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£343
 
 
Christmas holiday
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£420
 
 
jan - Feb
3 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£295
 
 
Half term holiday
10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Feb - March
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Easter holiday
30 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
April - May
17 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Half term holiday
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
June - July
4 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 
 
Summer holiday
7 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£62
for 1 night
From
£62
£395
 

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Facilities

From the Owner

Stunning views and surrounded by beautiful gardens with facilities of Holne village within easy walking distance. The Walkers Retreat holiday let has its private entrance and own parking within the grounds of Ashton Court. Walks to the Moor or River Dart can be easily made from the property.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 40 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washing machine and iron board available. Towels included.
  • Shower room includes washing machine/ dryer and iron board. Fresh towels, bathrobes and shower gels are included. Shower room can be reached from bedroom by short flight of stairs.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom contains large double bed, two bedside tables and bedside lamps, alarm clock, comfortable armchair, wardrobe, chair, large mirror on wall and beauty table in front of window. Toilet and small basin is located next to the bedroom.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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