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



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Little Cleave

Little Cleave will suit a small family or a couple looking for some peace and quiet. It sleeps four. Like all of the cottages it has an upside down layout with the two bedrooms on the ground floor and the living/ dining areas upstairs. There is a wc upstairs. A cot (no linen) will be provided on request. It has a fully equipped kitchen and the living room features a wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD -- and all of the character and charm of the other two cottages -- though slightly smaller than Old Orchard.

Complimentary free range eggs are available on request. There is also free Wi-Fi access. Baby-sitting is available.

Eight acres of fields to roam.

For more details google East Underdown.

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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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About the Owner

Mr & Mrs. Tim Clarke
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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30% deposit due at time of booking. Deposit is non-refundable. Remainder to be paid 6 weeks prior to holiday. Cheques, cash and direct transfers accepted.
Short breaks are not available during the school holidays. If you require a short break at a different time of year please enquire.

8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


A Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Absolutely perfect for relaxing to the sound of birdsong. Great Games Room for the children

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very quaint, well furnished, very clean and cosy! Perfect for two couples or a family of four.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! We had a superb time, great location not far from A30, or the delights of Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for 2 nights but everything was what we expected. Will definitely book again..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for exploring the area and relaxing. The facilities are exceptional

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in other cottages in the UK and have to say this is the best. We would recommend it to anyone that is not handicapped. Amenities far exceed others. Great area for relaxing and exploring the area. The owner is exceptional.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, and our daughter loved the pool. Beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, cozy and clean as a whistle! A1

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent a family reunion week in the Little Cleave cottage in Royal style.

We couldn't have asked for more. Our cottage was spacious, well appointed, warm and home-like; the adjoining patio was pretty and private, a perfect spot to use the BBQ and enjoy the outdoors.

Although the setting was very quiet and idyllic, access was good and the local pub in a village 5 minutes drive from the property served excellent fare at very reasonable prices in a fine old world atmosphere.

It was a pleasure to make the acquaintance of our welcoming hostess and we would love an opportunity to share her little piece of paradise again.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 27 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Drewsteignton at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 68 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Fingle Glen at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Exeter St. Davids at 24 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 47 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Drewsteignton at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Exmouth at 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).


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • All of the bathrooms have ceramic tile, heated towel rails.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • All of the bedrooms have oak strip flooring.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Guests need to be sufficiently mobile to climb stairs from the bedroom area to living area with the use of handrails. We offer a selection of DVDs for rental. There is free Wi-Fi access for all of the cottages. We offer complimentary free-range eggs when available on request. A pre-order of groceries is available. Please give at least 2 days notice. Tesco and Sainsbury will also deliver. Babysitting is available.