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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 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

Available Rentals

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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 Drewsteignton

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.


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Great Cleave
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Perfect for a family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed here for our Xmas break. Plenty of comfortable beds. Beautifully warm house with log fire as well. Kitchen very well equipped. Would definitely recommend Great Cleave. It’s also ideal as a holiday home for walkers although the weather didn’t allow us to walk. Barbara is a lovely host.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Would love to see your family again. And happy new year!
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family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Weekend away with friends and family for a celebration. Ticked all the boxes for all age groups, 30's 60's& 70's.

Facilities very good in the cottage, games room & swimming pool.

Owner friendly and helpful would certainly recommend a holiday here for peace and quiet.

Fingle Bridge Inn and river side walk excellent, as was the Three Crowns Hotel in Chagford

for Sunday lunch.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Family party of two teenagers, a child, a baby, two dogs and five adults to celebrate a 60th birthday. It accomodated us all comfortably. The cottage is well stocked with all you could need, the little pool was lovely. We all had a fabulous time. Huge Thank you to the Clarke’s.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome! It's a pleasure. Thank you for your kind words.
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Friendly, relaxed, beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our short family break & celebration. Well equipped cottage with everything we needed. Great leisure facilities which kept my family busy all day & a lovely barb b q on our private terrace before we moved indoors to light the cosy wood burner & play games. A special weekend we will remember.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're honoured to have been a part of your special holiday. Many, many happy returns.
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Beautiful, clean and well appointed. Well outfitted and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved everything about it! Our host was relaxed and friendly, and the house was immaculate and provided everything we needed, not to mention the peace and quiet of the English countryside. Quaint yet modern, relaxing and easy. A wonderful place from which to explore Dartmoor.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We have an amazing stay with Barbara. He had everything we needed and the property was just great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The setting was just what we needed quiet and peaceful. Girls loved the swimming pool and the games barn. Thank you Barbara for an unforgetable stay and thank you Tilly!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Fingle Glen
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Exeter St. Davids
Nearest Motorway
47 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Dartmoor National Park is one of the last wilderness areas of Britain -- moorland landscape, wild ponies, ancient settlements -- great walks. Also easy access to Exmoor, and either the rugged seascapes of North Devon and Cornwall or the milder Channel shores of South Devon. 3 miles from Chagford (old town known for its shopping and nearby walks), 10 from Exeter, 8 from Okehampton. We are within 10 miles of three 18 hole golf courses including Bovey Castle. Only an hour from the Eden Project. Children love the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead (5 miles) and the House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey (12 miles). Five minutes from the last castle built in England -- Castle Drogo. 13 miles from Exeter and Exeter University.

On a typical day at East Underdown you could talk a short walk up the road to the ancient stones of Spinster's Rock, lunch at one of the many local pubs, relax with a swim and sauna before cuddling up by the wood burner (or hanging out on the private patio).