Mr Norris June 2018
You only need three words to describe Mount Pleasant Lodge - Fan Tas Tic !!!! Wonderful accommodation, acres of gardens to wander round and over and above all this, the best owners, who live on site, who never fail to to go out of their way to make you feel welcome. You are thoroughly spoilt with Terry's home-made bread, Gill's lemon drizzle cake, not counting jams, and marmalade. If you are looking for a comfortable, cozy holiday with wonderful people, this is the holiday property for you.
Mrs Williamson May 2018
We had a delightful stay in this very comfortable and well equipped house with friendly and helpful owners for whom nothing is too much trouble. The local area is very rural and quiet. A very relaxing holiday.
Ms Prew March 2018
A great tranquil location where you feel you’re many miles from civilisation. A warm welcome and homemade goodies await you, what are you waiting for?!
Miss Clarke December 2017
Absolutely beautiful cottage in a great location. The owners made us feel extremely welcome without suffocating us. The cottage was clean and beautifully designed. We really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Mitchison October 2017
Excellent spacious accommodation with very friendly and welcoming owners. We had a fantastic week and the dog loved it too!
Mr Norris October 2017
WE have now spent 3 wonderful holidays at this cottage. The accommodation is superb being both comfortable and inviting. Gill and Terry are the best cottage owners we have ever encountered. Nothing they do is too much trouble to ensure that the guests enjoy every facility available. They are so welcoming that you're made to feel like old friends of the family. Friends ask us where we are going on holiday and we just say"back to our second home" and they know exactly what we are talking about. Will we go again for a 4th visit, no question about it. Mount Pleasant will have to have slipped off the map before we would consider anywhere else.
Mr Bloomfield September 2017
A truly first-class cottage that we hope to stay at again sometime in the, hopefully not too distant, future. Thanks go to all concerned!
Ms Headley August 2017
Very pleasant and helpful owners and was useful having them nearby. Lovely quality furniture and everything was in good working order. The added touches of fresh flowers and food arrival was indeed a nice welcome! Including the books and games which went down a treat for my mother and the kids.
Mr French August 2017
A cottage of exceptional quality. The owners provide a very warm welcome and this means an enjoyable holiday in lovely surroundings.
Mr Malik July 2017
A wonderful retreat. So tastefully done to highest standards. It is like a little hidden gem . The hosts are very kind and hospitable and have so thoughtfully provided for even the smallest things . I would highly recommend it to any family looking for a devon break.
Mr Thompson July 2017
Mount Pleasant is a wonderful property in a beautiful part of the country. The owners are incredibly welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly recommend it.
Mr Norris June 2017
There are times when rose-tinted memories doe not match up with the actual expectations when visiting a property for the second time. Have no fear of this happening at Mount Pleasant Lodge. Everything is still perfect - the accommodation, the superb gardens and most importantly of all the wonderful owners, Gill and Terry. Without being intrusive,they just can't do enough to make your holiday one you will always remember and it's good to know that there is always someone on hand to help with any problems. Their detailed knowledge of the area makes it easy to find all those out of the way places whether sightseeing, eating out or shopping. as for the treats they provide, what can you say except "yum"! Will we visit again - you bet we will! Roz and Brian from Dorset
Mr Simcock May 2017
Excellent service from classic cottages full of useful information and directions were perfect cannot be faulted . Mount pleasant is by far the best place we stayed in the 35 years we have going on self catering holidays. The accommodation was presented beautifully, and spotlessly clean the furniture was very comfortable and the host's Gill and Terry were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. The welcome pack of Terry's freshly baked bread Gills to die for Lemon drizzle cake and the eggs courtesy of Nina and Rod's hens were very much appreciated.
Mr Edwards February 2017
Mount Pleasant Lodge is a delightful property, made all the more so by the warm welcome we received from the very helpful owners, Gill and Terry. The peaceful situation and immaculately kept grounds of the cottage added to the overall enjoyment of the holiday.
Mrs Hazell February 2017
We had a fantastic few days at Mount Pleasant Lodge. The owners Terry and Gill were extremely helpful and made us very welcome. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, spacious and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the open plan kitchen diner and sitting around the wood burning stove in the evenings. The extensive lawned gardens and surrounding woodland were ideal for our two boys who felt very at home here along with our dog Barney. We found the Lodge ideally situated for walking and exploring the Dorset and Devon coastline so there was always plenty to see and do. All in all a great place to stay. We would definitely recommend and are already planning our next visit!
Mrs Trulocke September 2016
Once you have chosen a holiday destination/property - Classic Cottages cannot be faulted. If there should be anything extra needed - our hosts were there to help out wherever possible .....It was exactly as we had hoped for - no over-hype or exaggeration
Mr Milde August 2016
We can highly recommend this place. We had a warm welcome and after a two days drive from Germany, after arriving, we found a selfmade cake, bread, jam and eggs from Terry and Gills own chicken. It is the right place when you love nature and there are plenty of opportunities for nice walks, going to the beach and seightseeing.
Mr Norris June 2016
Wonderful property, exceptional grounds and an ideal location for the birdwatcher. The owners, Gill and Terry, went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. The "goodies" supplied for our arrival were out of this world - Terry's home made bread which made the best toast ever, Gill's lemon drizzle cake which makes my mouth water just thinking about it, fresh eggs from their chickens, varieties of teas, the list goes on!
Mrs Viljoen May 2016
Gill & terry were the most perfect hosts and could not have done more for us if they tried. We would love to return. Absolutely stunning grounds, beautiful house, 5* beds, duvets, towels Terry and gill were such incredible, kind and thoughtful hosts. The little touches made such a difference! Felt like a 'luxury' home from home!
Dr Robson May 2016
An excellent holiday cottage in a lovely location, with welcoming and helpful hosts, Gill and Terry.
Mr Jewell April 2016
We have rented holiday accommodation for many years now and Mount Pleasant is the best we have ever stayed in and the best value for money. The Owners made us very welcome and the spacious and comfortable accommodation ensure the evenings would be relaxing after days out - the feeling of 'coming home' adding to the enjoyability of our holiday.
Mr Dunford October 2015
The property is ideally located for those wanting to explore a wider area of Devon and West Dorset. We doubt if you could ever find a property which is housed in better maintained, well landscaped and more tranquil surroundings than this. Gill and Terry are brilliant hosts and they have truly created a tastefully comfortable and relaxed cottage from which to explore this popular destination. Impossible to fault.
Mrs Smith September 2015
We had everything we wanted and the property owners were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs and requirements. This was without doubt the best property we have visited in many years of cottage holidays.
Mr Longdin August 2015
We were so impressed with both this property and the helpfulness and friendliness of the owners we would highly recommend it to everyone - you will not be disappointed.
Mr Smith June 2015
This must have been our best ever holiday cottage . The setting was lovely and the garden was immaculately cared for . Our very friendly hosts had thought of everything to make our holiday special ,delicious home-baking,fresh flowers etc. We loved the views from the patio windows with carefully placed bird feeders encouraging so many birds we have never seen before . Inside the cottage was beautifully furnished and very comfortable , we truly did not want to leave such a lovely place.
Mr Wilkes May 2015
Best recommendation would be that it was "a home from home!"
Mr Bönnemann May 2015
We came from germany 500 miles and every miles was worth to come to mount pleasant.
Mrs Stephenson April 2015
The Lodge exceeded our expectations and the beautiful grounds really are a tribute to 'England's green and pleasant land'. Gill and Terry are perfect hosts leaving us a homebaked loaf and the now famous lemon drizzle cake . The property is another great asset to Classic Cottages.
Mr Hudson April 2015
"a wonderful location in beautiful and dramatic countryside, with a stunning garden and the most wonderful hosts"
Ms Goddard April 2015
Sooo peaceful - wonderful. And our dog loved the huge garden - a great bonus if not already worn out on the beach.
Ms Bertoncini April 2015
We booked a stay at Mount Pleasant over the Easter bank holiday because in need of a relaxing holiday and a break from the city and came back completely regenerated. The cottage and surroundings are just really lovely, even better than in the picture, well equipped to enjoy a rainy day in. It has to be said that it is the personal touch of the owners and their friendliness that make all the difference. Gill and Terry make you feel truly welcome and have been very helpful on organising local trips. We came back to London planning for our next stay back at Mount Pleasant!
Mrs Gaunt March 2015
This is our second break at Mount Pleasant. The property is in a wonderful location and is exactly what we look for in a holiday, peaceful, quite and relaxing with good walking in the area and dog friendly places to go if we do feel that we want to go anywhere. Gill and Terry are perfect hosts, really friendly and welcoming. It is a place to really feel at home and comfortable. We are looking forward to returning later in the year.
Mrs Knight January 2015
Lovely spacious cottage, very clean, warm and comfortable. It was a real pleasure to stay there. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful break in a nice area. Plenty of walks through the woods from the door. The only complaint I have is that I didn't want to leave.
Mr Simon November 2014
Our holiday was an excellent one.It was the 15th time or so that we stayed in a cottage in the english countryside after a few dozen holidays camping in England,Scotland and Wales. It was one of our best holidays ever.A beautiful cottage with everything in it..A very good location in the middle of the East Devon /Black Down Hills areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Very friendly and helpful hosts who were there when we needed them.We stayed for 4 weeks enjoying every day of it. Excellent place for Birdwatching .We could see ao the coal tit and the Great spotted Woodpecker.Walking in ancient woodland just a few hundred yards from the cottage.Honiton with his supermarkets and nice shops and restaurants is just a 20 minutes ride. Bigger towns like Exeter and Taunton are ideal for Christmas shopping.Places on the Jurassic coast like Branscombe and Sidmouth are just a half hour drive and we enjoyed our visits there in the second half of November ! An excellent holiday! On our departure Jill and Terry surprised us with a beautiful cake .....which we will eat with Christmas. Jaap and Heleen Simonse ,Middelburg ,The Netherlands.
Mr Blakey October 2014
Mount Pleasant Lodge is a very well appointed cottage just far enough away from the main road to be quiet and restful while only a half hour drive from the south Devon coast. Our boys enjoyed exploring the extensive gardens and watching the varied wildlife passing through. It really felt like home from home. Terry and Gill, the owners who live next door to the cottage are the perfect hosts. Warm and friendly, happy to have a chat but never intrusive. You are made to feel at home the moment you arrive and the little extras they provide, the freshly baked loaf, milk in the fridge and eggs from the chickens in the garden are the icing on the cake, and with regards to the Lemon Drizzle cake, very tasty icing it is too. Worth every penny and we will certainly visit again in the future.
Mrs Turner October 2014
Just perfect for a cozy break. Great access to many places of interest
Mrs Gaunt September 2014
The whole holiday was superb, every little detail had been thought of and Gill and Terry were so friendly and made us so welcome and comfortable. The area was stunning and tranquil we really came away feeling relaxed and refreshed
Mr Kendall September 2014
From its gleaming windows and immaculately clean interior , this cottage is hard to beat .Likewise the gardens were beautifully kept . Gill and Terry were perfect hosts and obviously enjoy making guests happy .
Mr Snape August 2014
The cottage was in a wonderful location for local walks or a trip to the coast or just touring around Devon and Dorset and a great place just to relax truly a home from home place to unwind and chill out in the peacefull surrounding
Mr Gowen August 2014
Once you have arrived, you must agree that Gill and Terry and family are the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Accommodation 5 stars.
Mr Harbison June 2014
This was the best cottage we have stayed in. Wonderful location, extremely well kitted out, great neighbours (the owners!) who very kindly provided home made bread and delicious cake plus eggs on arrival. We all had a great time particularly the dog, the only down side is he will consider his garden extremely pokey in comparison to Mount Pleasants. We would all recommend staying here to anyone.
Mr Shepherd June 2014
Mount Pleasant is an outstanding Classic Cottage experience. There is truly nothing that could be improved upon. We stayed with a 93 YO with some disability and she was able to use all of the facilities unaided.
The owners live next door and went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your lovely review of Mount Pleasant Lodge - we were delighted to hear that the property suited your needs so well. There are around five steps (with a handrail) up from the kitchen to the sitting-room and bedrooms, and one step from the master bedroom into the en suite wet-room, so as you found this property is great for anyone who wants to avoid a lot of stairs. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Heaton June 2014
After very many cottage holidays Mount Pleasant is undoubtably the best. Every detail has been thought out and everything is of the highest quality. An idyllic place to stay. Diane and Terry Heaton.
Mrs Eastment May 2014
Dr Robson May 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mount Pleasant Lodge and the owners, Gill and Terry, made us most welcome. The cottage provides a high standard of accommodation in beautiful, peaceful countryside. The garden is a delight and we spotted numerous species of birds there as well as a deer. We would gladly return.
Mrs Rushforth April 2014
Mount Pleasant Lodge is a lovely cottage in a very tranquil setting. We were made to feel very welcome by Gill and Terry with home baked cake, bread, eggs and milk. The gardens are beautiful and it was lovely to wake each morning to see the wide variety of birds and deer. The cottage is very spacious, clean and comfortable and we would not hesitate to return. Highly recommended. Joanne, Kevin, Mavis and Ellie the dog
Mr Ennifer March 2014
Excellent property, location and with the owners being next door couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Fully equipped very clean and comfortable travelling instructions excellent. Would happily return. Doreen and Pete
Mr Goodall June 2013
We had a wonderful week at the cottage in June 13. The photo's are good but the cottage and views are even better. The owners Gill and Terry made us very welcome and we will certainly be back. There were over 15 different species of birds feeding, incl a woodpecker with her young. Spent hours watching them
Mrs Bennett March 2013
Excellent service all round would not hesitate to use again or recommend.
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