Ms Norton October 2023
You won't be disappointed if you choose this cottage with a peaceful location down narrow country lanes. The cottage is well appointed with excellent facilities, lovely kitchen, large comfy beds, and has the added luxury of a hot tub. We had no phone signal but could use the Internet for calls. Would definitely recommend this cottage if you like to get away from it all. Lovely woodland walks within a short drive
Mr Coulson September 2023
Beautiful cottage, very secluded and peaceful. Lovely owners who were very helpful.
Mr Weyns September 2023
Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location, spacious and well equipped. The hot tub was fantastic!
Mr McCreath June 2023
Fantastic property, v friendly owner and incredible outside space and secure garden perfect for dog owners. Also very private location.
Mrs Clark September 2022
Lovely property with rural location. Nice touches from the owner and the hot tub was just what we needed! Would recommend to family and friends. :)
Mrs Sweaton September 2022
This is a characterful property in an idyllic location with amazing sunsets and stars literally on the doorstep.
In the midst of the gorgeous Devon countryside Moorhayes provides a feeling of seclusion and complete privacy but at the same time wonderful hosts (and locals) make you feel welcome.
Within easy reach of Dartmoor and the coast, this is a fabulous base for exploring and relaxation.
Mrs Hopkins August 2022
Beautiful cottage and very peaceful location. We arranged a Sainsburys grocery delivery. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed for cooking so we cooked most nights. We visited Lydford Gorge (National Trust) and New Inn Country Pub at Sampford Courtenay where the food was lovely. Also the hot tub was great. Would love to return!
Mrs Treweek July 2022
We had a fantastic stay at Moorhayes. Location is lovely and peaceful with an enclosed garden which was ideal for the dog. The cottage itself is spacious and well equipped - it had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The hot tub was perfect and very relaxing. The owners were friendly and available to answer any questions we had but also left us to enjoy our holiday. We highly recommend Moorhayes and would love to visit again.
Mrs Sorrell-Kaur July 2022
If you are looking for something special tucked out the way with luxuries of hot tub, peace and quiet and a short drive to beeches and days out then this is the perfect place. The hosts were wonderful and there were plenty of additional little touches that made the stay just perfect. Thank you so much, we finally feel as though we have had a relaxing holiday and our batteries are recharged!
Miss Middleton June 2022
Moorhayes is a lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location. We really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Page December 2021
A relaxing stay in a beautiful rural location. We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone who is seeking tranquility in a peaceful setting.
Mr Sneddon December 2021
The cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. The accommodation amazing and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. The local villages are all a short drive away and other attractions are under an hour away. We were really sad to leave and will definitely keep Moorhayes in mind when planning any future trips.
Miss Mowatt November 2021
I would say if your thinking about booking moorhayes do not hesitate, we had a fantastic stay, hot tub was brilliant, beds were super comfy and huge i didnt want to get out of it, the place is away out from shops etc, which is so peaceful, theres everything u need in moorhayes if u just want to come away n relax, but you can venture out, most things arent to far and some lovely local pubs. Xx
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Moorhayes. It sounds as if you really made the most of this rural retreat and enjoyed a truly memorable stay. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support.
Miss Drake October 2021
It was a wonderful, very well equipped property & we very much enjoyed our stay. Lots of beautiful countryside surrounding the area & perfect for walks. Very quiet area so is perfect for a peaceful getaway. The hot tub was brilliant & the owners were very helpful with providing more fire wood, towels & advice about the area. Would definitely stay again!
Mr Burnett September 2021
Lovely cottage and a great base for exploring Dartmoor and the rest of Devon.
Mrs Love August 2021
Lovely cottage in a really peaceful location. Great for a family of 4, lots of things to do within half an hour drive. We were very well looked after by the host and really enjoyed our stay here.
Mrs Green August 2021
Secluded, peaceful and rural location. Nice walks. Views over looking endless rolling fields. Accommodation well maintained with the luxury of a hot tub to return to after a days adventure and exploration.
Mr Whalen June 2021
Lovely cottage great location top quality facilities
mr kirton June 2021
This cottage provided the perfect base for exploring the nearby moors, villages, affording that peace and quiet after a long day exploring.
Mr Dembitz May 2021
Just outstanding in every way! There was a lovely welcome card and flowers from Alison & Darren …such a fabulous touch…..AND scones! Everything was in good working order - excellent sheets and towels, beds, showers, and hot tub. And total tranquillity. The cottage is the perfect size for 4 - Alison and Darren have furnished it with care and taste. Cannot recommend enough.
Mr Bracey May 2021
If coming back to this area, would certainly try to book Moorhayes again.
Mrs Gilbert April 2021
Excellent barn conversion in a lovely peaceful location, with the added bonus of a hot tub. We'll definitely stay here again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that you enjoyed a peaceful stay and a soak in the hot tub. If you need any assistance making your next booking do let us know. Sarah, Customer Support
Mr Harrison November 2020
Had a wonderful week away from all the chaos. Thankyou so much. Just what the doctor ordered. Batteries well and truly recharged. Thanks once again. xx
Mr Carey September 2020
Bathroom locks need attention as does the hand rail which came loose at the top of the stairs. Both sofa seat cushions very flat and need replacing. Cooker hob hood filters very greasy and need replacement. Advice a 4 slice toaster required as accommodation is for 4 person's. Otherwise a lovely located cottage and we would return.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We wanted to reassure you that your comments have been shared with the owner who has subsequently replaced the lock and fixed the handrail. It is fantastic to read that you will be returning, please do get in touch if you need any assistance. Sarah, Customer Support
Mr Boesten August 2020
Our family of four had a lovely time at Moorhayes, it is a perfect hideaway in the Devon countryside, spacious and well equipped.
Mrs Worthington July 2020
we thoroughly enjoyed everything about moorhayes, it is beautiful barn that has absolutely everything you might need. It is extremely well equipped. The garden and surrounding area is gorgeous, loads of space for children to run and play, our grandchildren loved it. I have no doubt we will go again.
Mr Lovelady July 2020
Such a peaceful remote feeling retreat. We managed to avoid seeing anyone for days, perfect. We were reluctant to leave the cottage and return to the real world!
Mrs Webb October 2019
Moorhayes is a gorgeous cottage in a lovely quiet area. We would recommend and definitely stay again.
Mrs Winwood August 2019
Beautiful, spacious cottage in a quiet location. Friendly, helpful owners who left a cream tea for our arrival. We enjoyed our stay & would certainly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Willis July 2019
We have just come back from a wonderful week at the Moorhayes, where we had a lovely welcome visit from the owner who made us feel extreamly welcome. We loved every moment at this property. Very clean, beautiful, comforable, quite location and everything we needed was there waiting for us, especially the home made scones with jam and clotted cream. If your looking for a trip to Devon then we would highly recommend you look this property up.
Mrs French June 2019
We had a wonderful week at Moorhayes (29th June 2019) It's quiet solitude was just what we were looking for. Reading in the garden with birds, rabbits and cows for company was perfect for us! The clear night sky was a wonder to behold...no light pollution. It's in the middle of nowhere (well that's how the man in the cycle hire place in Torrington described it!)...but this is what makes it perfect. You have to drive to the shop or pub... but quite honestly it doesn't take that long to get anywhere. The house literally has everything you would need and is beautifully appointed. Darren and Alison left numbers and popped in to make sure we settled in OK...and left a cream tea for our arrival! We can see ourselves re-visiting Moorhayes...but then we have said that about every holiday home we have booked through Classic.
Mrs Evans May 2019
We had a really lovely holiday at Moorhayes. It’s a lovely barn that’s been well converted and had ample space four our family of four. The wrap around garden was great fun for the kids as were the cows poking their heads through the hedges! The barn had everything you needed and was very comfortable. We had a very warm welcome from the owner and she kindly sent back a toy that had been left behind. The surrounding area was beautiful. We would highly recommend a stay at Moorhayes.
Mr and Mrs Lodge May 2019
The only holiday cottage we have ever rebooked. We live in a quiet rural location and while Moorhayes suits us, it may be a bit out of the way for some, otherwise please see review from 2014!
Miss Stewart May 2019
Excellent cottage to relax and switch off in. It was bigger than expected, usually this size would be a three bedroom, so it felt airy and spacious. Thank to Alison's recommendation we had a fabulous walk in a bluebell wood. Well equipped cottage, it felt looked after and well maintained, even a housemartin in residence. 50mins to Beaches at Bude and Widemouth, along fairly good minor roads.
Miss Ffrench December 2018
We had a very enjoyable short break at Moorhayes Cottage over the Christmas period. The owners kindly put up and decorated a Christmas tree ready for our arrival, and a lovely cream tea was also laid out - really thoughtful touches. The cottage feels like a home away from home and has clearly been renovated and decorated to a high standard. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc and the beds exceptionally large and comfortable. Absolutely no problems during our stay, and for any queries Alison and Darren were readily available on the telephone. The cottage is 20 mins drive from Okehampton which has all necessary shops & supermarkets. A further 20 mins drive is the lovely market town of Tavistock, or Lydford Gorge (National Trust). We also went on a 5 mile walk directly from the cottage, through the surrounding villages. The area has a quiet, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. I am hopeful we may return for another holiday at this cottage as it was so delightful.
Mrs Tolmie October 2018
Amazing place, spotlessly clean & fantastically well equipped. We were met with fresh baked scones, cream & jam & a warm welcome from the owners who couldn’t be nicer & more helpful. This is probably the best place we’ve stayed in & we wouldn’t hesitate to come again & highly recommend to anyone. Best place we’ve stayed in, so impressed.
Mrs Potts September 2018
This is a beautiful barn conversion with high-end fixtures & fittings. It is in a quiet, peaceful location which makes for a very restful holiday. Close enough to lots of interesting places to visit but lovely to get back to the cottage each evening. Really big garden which sets the barn off well. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Plus the cream tea on arrival was a great touch.
Mrs Gibbons July 2018
Moorhayes is an amazing holiday home. So peaceful you defiantly come home chilled and relaxed.
Mrs Gilbert July 2018
If you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil cottage, Moorhayes is the place to stay. Very comfortable and everything you need. Lovely garden to sit in with the great weather we had. The owners are welcoming and friendly, thank you for the welcome gifts.
Mr Rigby June 2018
Classic Cottages tend to be our first choice. Yet again our choice of “ Moorhayes” with the description of the cottage has not let us down. The pictures do not give the marvellous sense of space, comfort and sheer joy of being in such a wonderful place. What a welcome to fresh scones, butter and jam. On arrival you will feel “ at home” Your in the depths of Devon countryside, time to read, visit or enjoy that late evening chill out moment with a drink or two at this cottage. Enjoy you will not be disappointed.
Mrs Rowe May 2018
Had a lovely week at Moorhayes it is a beautiful Barn conversion in a lovely setting.Would highly recommend it.
Miss Grace March 2018
The property was immaculate and a wonderful place to stay. It was a lovely touch to arrive to home baked scones with cream, jam and milk in fridge. The Easter chocolates hidden round the house was great fun. Owner was really friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful family holiday. The coast was easily accessible as well as Dartmoor. The Tarka Trail was brilliant for cycling with kids. My only complaint is the house was so lovely and cosy, we could not make use if the wood burner! Thank you
Mrs Parker March 2018
An excellent cottage for a stay in this part of Devon
Mrs Murphy February 2018
What a lovely place to stay for complete relaxation in a tranquil location with beautiful and comfy furniture.
Mrs Watson December 2017
A wonderful cottage , second time here, Alison and Darren are so helpful and their welcome gifts much appreciated.. We shall return again
Mr Dalzell November 2017
A superb cottage in a peaceful and tranquil part of Devon. The village of Broadwoodkelly nearby has a lovely church that we visited. The cottage fittings are top notch and the underfloor heating a lovely way to heat the house. Wood burner on hand if required! Beds are massive and the whole feel of the place is gorgeous. We received a lovely warm welcome from Alison and her two boys and felt that we were in good hands! Some great walks locally along peaceful country lanes and the beaches of North devon are about an hour away. Westward Ho! was great even on a cold windy day. The waves crashing against the rocks made such a beautiful deep thunderous sound! Nature at its finest! Overall a super cottage. Highly recommended.
Mrs Swales September 2017
Lovely quiet barn conversion. Very well equipped and comfortable. Good location for Dartmoor or the coast.
Mrs French September 2017
A really clean, stylish and well conceived property that guarantees a super holiday
Mr Barnes August 2017
Had an amazing time! Darren and Alison were lovely and Moorhayes was the perfect place for a week away. Would recommend and book again ??
Mrs Atkinson August 2017
Lovely cottage .... much more spacious than photos show. Bed so comfortable ! The cottage had everything you needed and more (ie magazines, books and home made scones on arrival).
Mrs Price June 2017
A lovely cottage with all home comforts in a very attractive location and friendly hosts.
Mrs Thomas June 2017
Beautifully converted barn, and extremely comfortable bed. We loved watching the great variety of birds that visit the garden. It is a lovely peaceful location. Although being in the heart of the country, an hour or so drive an you can visit the coast of both Devon and Cornwall, so the best of both worlds.
Mr Gurd May 2017
Excellent cottage with high standard of finish throughout
Mr Mepsted May 2017
This is one of the best properties we have stayed in. Very clean, modern and child friendly - ideal for families and couples alike. Alison and Darren were very welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely time and the fresh cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Would strongly recommend.
Mr Herron April 2017
On arrival Flowers,scones and jam. This has to be the standard from now on !! We have stayed in many holiday let's over many years and Moorhayes has to be in top 2 for us.
Mrs Read March 2017
spotlessly clean, proper home from home, everything of good quality, cannot fault this lovely barn
Mrs Pithouse December 2016
What a wonderful place for a few days R&R after a hectic Christmas.
The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay in very peaceful surroundings.
Miss Watson December 2016
One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Attention to detail and overall presentation was first class.
Mrs Tallent August 2016
Moorhayes is a spectacular cottage with everything you could wish for and more set in a peaceful rural location and furnished to a really high standard. Lovely owners and not at all intrusive. Perfect.
Mr Stewart July 2016
This is a truly beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Our holiday was perfect.
Ms Pearse June 2016
Moorhayes gave us exactly what we wanted. Peace and Quiet. Surrounding countryside is beautiful, very relaxing. Inside is beautifully converted, very clean and modern. A warm welcome greeted us on arrival of a welcome card, fresh flowers and a cream tea. A real treat. Darren and Alison, many thanks for our warm welcome and helpfulness.
Mr Slade April 2016
Very clean, comfortable and stylish - just what we were looking for.
Mrs Roberts April 2016
Moorhayes is a superb family holiday cottage. It provides everything a family needs and allows you to totally unwind in a tranquil setting. It is well equipped and extremely comfortable. The homemade scones are a real treat to be welcomed with!
Mrs Parker November 2015
We can't wait to return to this exceptionally well presented holiday home. The level of comfort was superb and has set the bar at a new level as far as our future expectations are concerned - all holiday homes should be like this.
Mr Child October 2015
The owners were very welcoming and helpful on arrival after such a long drive to get there.
Mr Brown September 2015
A perfect cottage to re-charge your batteries
Mrs Wilkinson September 2015
quite peaceful restful cottage.
Dr Aquila August 2015
Moorhayes is the perfect spot to spend quiet and most comfortable holidays in beautiful surroundings. Couldn't be better!
Mrs Collinson July 2015
Exquisite barn conversion which will no doubt be the benchmark of every holiday let in the future! Immaculate property in a peaceful rural location. Decor very understated and tasteful. Large airy bedrooms and very comfortable 6' bed. Beautifully appointed bathrooms and kitchen. Comfortable sofas. Quiet and secluded garden. Lovely welcome of fresh flowers and scones, jam and cream. Everything we could have wanted.
Mr Kallmeier May 2015
This is a superb cottage, very well appointed and in a lovely tranquil location. You couldn't ask for better.
Mr Hitchins May 2015
The cottage was excellent. The welcome pack (and the personal greeting from Allison) was lovely. A very nice touch. Very well equipped, superb location, every comfort catered for. We will be back.
Mrs Dockree October 2014
If you are looking for a peaceful rural retreat, this is definately the place stay. The barn renovation is superb and extremely comfortable, we wish we didn't have such a busy schedule while we were staying. We would have loved more time to enjoy the surroundings and the barn.
Mrs Prince October 2014
Mrs Lands September 2014
We had a first class holiday at Moorhayes, a great welcome from Alison, tea and flowers. The barn itself is so warm and comfortable with all that we needed!!
Mr Hilton September 2014
Superb Accommodation in a beautiful setting. Furnished and equipped to a high standard. Hosts very welcoming. We can highly recommend this cottage as being one of the best!!
Mr Squires August 2014
This is the best cottage we have been in by far. Spotlessly clean, home from home. Made very welcome by the owners. Very private and peaceful. Everything you could possibly want for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Owers August 2014
This is one of the best cottages we've stayed in and surpassed our expectations. Lovely warm welcome with cream tea and flowers. Provided a paddling pool and hose for us. Really clean and comfortable and easy to stay in. We'd like to have stayed for longer. Really great experience.
The location is out in the sticks and very secluded. We chose it for the seclusion and the garden for the children to have fun outside. Also so that we could visit both North and South Devon and even Cornwall if we wished. The down side of that is that everywhere is a 40 + minute drive away - but we'd worked that out before booking. It would have been nice to be nearer to a pub and/or village shop but that wouldn't stop us from booking again.
Mr Stocking July 2014
A lovely place to go to get away from everything. Nice and quiet with lovely walks in the countryside.
Herr Harnack June 2014
A very warm welcome by the owners Alison & Darren !
Mrs Gambles May 2014
This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The cottage was spotlessly clean and every need was catered for. The cream tea on arrival was a special touch from the very friendly and supportive owners and we look forward to returning some time in the future.
Mr Lodge April 2014
Mrs Drewett April 2014
Superb in every respect. Had the most fantastic holiday in this idyllic location, the property was fantastic, beautifully presented with excellent attention to detail. We were made very welcome. Will definately be returning and can't recommend it highly enough. Rural paradise!
Mrs Smith March 2014
Very comfortable barn located in lovely countryside. Perfect escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Mrs Higgins December 2013
Fantastic cottage which is finished to a very high standard. Lovely welcome on arrival and the property exceeded expectation. Would certainly recommend to others.
Mrs Batt December 2013
Very comfortable and warm. Lovely owners, ideally located for exploring all of Devon.
Mr Hather October 2013
Very nice property, clean well equipped , spacious & ample private parking off road. Allison was very welcoming & helpful with local knowledge. I would suggest using a sat nav to negotiate the labyrinth off narrow lanes ! Overall an excellent holiday home & location to explore the surrounding area.
Mrs King September 2013
We chose to stay at Moorhayes as we were looking for a quiet location that would allow us to enjoy the local area. We were also looking for a location that has walks locally that had a pub within 5 miles!Tthe property was excellent.
Mr Smith August 2013
Beautifully appointed barn conversion in serene Devon countryside. An excellent base for visiting the area.
Lots of useful information provided by the owners.
Although the property is in a rural setting because of it's location and aspect views from the property are fairly limited.
Mrs Ball August 2013
Really lovely conversion + great peaceful location = great holiday !
Mrs Lilly June 2013
A lovely property set in a peaceful location and finished to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly but unobtrusive, they supplied us with a yummy cream tea for our arrival. I would definitely recommend this property.
Mr Moon May 2013
Myself and my partner stayed at Moorhayes for a week in May and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cottage was immaculate, every room has been finished to a high standard with all the modern amenities you could want. Our hosts were very pleasant and attentive. The surroundings are lovely and it was very easy to find. We would recommend this to anyone wishing to visit the area or looking to escape to the countryside!
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