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Luxurious Self-Catering Cottages With Indoor Pool & Sauna in Dartmoor Nat'l Park - Great Cleave

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Great Cleave

The perfect place for an extended family holiday or for a large group. It has an upside down design with 4 double bedrooms, (3 on the ground floor) 3 bathrooms (all with tubs and showers), dining/living area which can accommodate 16 diners, gallery seating area, Freeview, DVD, VCR, fully equipped kitchen including range master double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wood burning stove (wood provided). It was converted from an old threshing barn and cow byre and the living/dining area has 15 foot ceilings to the apex. This creates on one side the fourth double bedroom and the other a gallery which is popular with children. The gallery also has a futon which can be an additional bed. We also will provide upon request a high chair and cot (no linen).

Complimentary free range eggs are available on request. Baby-sitting is available.

Eight acres of fields to roam.

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About the property

East Underdown Cottages

Nestled in the middle of rolling Devon countryside and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, East Underdown is the perfect place for a family holiday or a quiet romantic getaway. The three cottages were converted from 17c barns. Walkers enjoy a choice of trails within minutes of the cottages. For families, there is much to do within a short drive. While we enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, we are three miles from the A30 and very accessible to the rest of the South West. All guests have unlimited access (8a-10p) to our indoor, heated pool with current machine and sauna. There is a fenced, green play space for children, and even big kids enjoy our games room with a snooker table, darts, table tennis, table football. The cottages have their own private patios with picnic tables and barbecues.

Great Cleave (4 bedrooms) sleeps 8

Little Cleave (2 bedrooms) sleeps 4

Old Orchard (2 bedrooms) sleeps 4

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Mr & Mrs. Tim Clarke
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

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30% deposit due at the time of booking. Remaining payment to be made 6 weeks prior to holiday. Cards, cheques, cash, and direct transfers accepted.
Payments are non-refundable.
Guests may arrive any time after 3pm on the day they are to take occupation. Guests must leave by 10am on the day of departure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms have ceramic tile.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , or large double
  • All bedrooms have oak strip flooring.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests must be sufficiently mobile to climb the stairs from the bedroom area to the living area with the use of handrails. We offer a selection of DVD for rental. There is free Wi-Fi. Smoking is allowed in Old Orchard.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay here. The cottage was beautiful and we had every thing we needed from beach/pool towels, to games to every type of kitchen utensil needed. (We did a lot of baking) There was a big group of us who had come out for my 25th birthday and we felt very free to get on with our holiday. Barbara was such a warm and welcoming host. She was there at any point on the phone whenever I had any queries and though we didn't need to Barbara said we could knock on her door if we needed her. I just couldn't fault my stay here. The only thing I would have changed is the length of time we stayed. Two nights wasn't enough especially as I think I could have spent my whole life in the pool. Next time I'll be back for at least a week.

Thank you Barbara!


  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and spacious , perfect for a large families ( 8 to 10 adults /children )

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property, perfect for large groups ( ideal for large families) in a good location for access to the moors and beauty spots. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. There is also a small heated swimming pool which is just perfect for a dip following a long walk on the moors !!.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas, 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs.

The owner Barbara Clarke got back to my messages instantly which made the booking so easy.

The property is lovely. 3 bedrooms downstairs with one ensuite plus a family bathroom. Upstairs is another family bathroom.

There are stairs either end of the large lounge a bedroom one end and at the other is a futon wich could easily be used as a bedroom.

The lounge has an open fire and 2 large doors to a private garden with decking and table and chairs.

The kitchen has everything you will need for cooking plus a dishwasher and washing machine.

The photos really don't do this property justice.

The pool is spotless with spectacular views and a play area outside.

We will definately be recommending this property and if we do a big family holiday we will be returning.

Exeter is 20 mins away and we found lovely shops there and restaurants.

This house deserves all 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dartmoor Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Old Orchard and can't recommend it highly enough. The accommodation was spotless and the living room in particular was spectacular. The large outside deck area leading off the living room is private, sheltered and south facing and given that we had 7 days of unbroken sunshine, had lots of use so was an unexpected bonus (in late March!). The facilities in the cottage are of a high standard, including very good and plentiful kitchen equipment (even a food processor) and the added extras on arrival (toiletries/wine/flowers/biscuits/tea/filter coffee) are a nice touch. The shared games facilities are great (table tennis/table football/mini snooker/darts/swimming pool and sauna) and all indoors. The owners are are very helpful and attentive without being intrusive and their dogs are adorable.

We enjoyed dining at the Old Inn at Drewsteignton (booking required - only open Weds-Sat nights) and The White Horse at Moretonhampstead (fabulous Italian style pizza as well as normal menu choices).

The location is secluded whilst also being very convenient for accessing all parts of Dartmoor easily and we are certainly hoping to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely couple who found us on HomeAway. We really hope to see you again. What a pleasure it was to have you stay with us. All the best.
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Devons dream

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Great Cleave from the 10th April - 17th April 2010. We had a fantastic time. The cottage was very well equiped almost home from home. The swimming pool was an added bonus, really warm and very clean. The owners have several dogs who are very friendly and made friends with my dog and nephew. We would love to book this again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family -- we hope you come again! Take care!
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