Mr Wilson October 2020
This is a great cottage in a lovely Dartmoor village. Owners have refurbished to a very high level. Well situated for walks and drives around Dartmoor and the coast. Lovely pub and village shop 2 minutes walk away.
Mrs Holliss September 2020
We have enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage twice now (the second time after the new owners took over). It is comfortable and clean. Convenient location for walking on Dartmoor. Two of us stay and our son and partner come to join us there for meals (socially distanced). It is cosy and homely. Very welcoming. We appreciated the tea tray and flowers as a welcome. Very comfortable super king bed and decent showers. We will stay again.
mrs orves August 2020
Lovely clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage in a fabulous village. Shop and pub nearby.
Mrs Scott July 2020
Highly recommend Great location Friendly village Home from home comforts
Mrs Critchlow January 2020
Fantastic place to stay. Perfect for a young family but had a feeling of being a really special holiday home. Loved it!
Mr Dines January 2020
Spacious, comfortable, well-equipped house in the heart of a living village on the edge of Dartmoor. The village of Ilsington is a gem. The Carpenters' Arms and village store create a hub of community energy. The village itself is within 30 minutes' walk of the national park, and less than 10 minutes off the A38 south Devon expressway. This is our second time to enjoy this property and location - we hope to be back!
Mrs Pascoe October 2019
Our second visit to this fantastic property - really warm and comfortable, perfect for out of season breaks. The location is brilliant - an easy drive to the south Devon coast for a day at Greenway, seconds to the lovely local pub and endless walks from the doorstep. Would recommend the Sunday carvery at Tinpickle and Rhum, up at the Moorland Hotel at Haytor. We'll be back.
Mrs Leckey September 2019
We loved this cottage and were very impressed with the standard of fittings and furnishings. The location is also great, with a friendly pub next door and a handy village shop. Wonderful scenery and walks nearby, and great little town of Bovey Tracey has everything you might need for shopping.
Mr Holmes August 2019
Enjoyed our stay, however, on arriving we were surprised to find no welcome details or small supplies/local produce. Unusual considering we have stayed at cheaper properties and had this provided. Plus there is a fantastic shop in the village supplying local produce. Certain kitchen items were not clean including stained tea towels, lipstick stained glasses and dirty crockery. On the whole the property is in a lovely location and does everything you require of it. For the price, I believe, it’s set up more like an Airbnb and missing the home comforts associated with a luxury holiday cottage.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Old Post Office. We're really sorry that there was no welcome tray - we do request that a welcome tea tray is provided as part of our minimum inventory so we'll certainly forward this to the owner for their attention along with your thoughts regarding some of the kitchen items, and we're so sorry for any oversights - thanks for letting us know. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Maddison June 2019
The Old Post Office was a truly outstanding place for us to stay and explore the beautiful county of Devon. The facilities, cleanliness, decor and homely feeling was first class.
Mr Sinclair May 2019
Very well located in a friendly village. Cottage has quality fixtures and fittings which made a big impact on how we settled in and we could therefore be prepared to honestly recommend it.
Mrs Weston May 2019
This cottage was perfect, wonderful views from the upper bedrooms, beautifully furnished and equipped. Very handy for the pub and village shop, both of which are excellent, plus of course its close proximity to the Moor.
We will return! Thank you Classic Cottages!
Mrs Wedlake April 2019
Beautiful cottage on the edge of Dartmoor. Very clean and comfortable, beautiful master bedroom and en-suite. Very unusual not to have any sort of welcome tray, not even a teabag!!! Also needs more local info and a guest book so that visitors can leave tips for other guests.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing The Old Post Office and we're so pleased you had a great time overall. We're really sorry that there was no welcome tray for your arrival - as you will know from your previous holidays with us we do request that a welcome tea tray is provided as part of our minimum inventory so we'll certainly forward this to the owner for their attention - thank you. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Wiliams April 2019
The cottage is exceptionally well furnished and looked after. Only slight difficulty for us as a family with grown up children the beds/rooms on top floor are very compact. We did however love the cottage.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for reviewing The Old Post Office and it's great to hear you had a lovely holiday overall. The owners of the cottage have tried to offer a flexibility of beds to try to accommodate all group types and sizes - there are 2 cosy standard double bedrooms on the top floor with another double bedroom accessed from bedroom 3 (another standard double) along with the super-king on the ground floor. All have been cleverly designed to try to make the most of the available space and from the top floor there are beautiful views which we hope you enjoyed. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Burgess February 2019
The property was very well presented and very clean. The location was ideal for days out and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Dines January 2019
An extremely comfortable and tastefully refurbished cosy old house in a thriving village on the edge of Dartmoor. Great for walkers and those who enjoy a convivial village atmosphere.
Ms Muehlhoff December 2018
We have been staying in cottages around Bovey for many years and this was by far the best. We felt very much at home and enjoyed the tasteful design and the attention to detail. We would love to come again.
Mrs Jones November 2018
The most accommodating and welcoming hosts. Stunning property.
Mr Williams October 2018
A warm, comfortable and delightful cottage in a peaceful village.
The home is well equipped and beautifully furnished.
Ideally placed for a Devon getaway!
Mrs Pascoe September 2018
A lovely cottage, well decorated with good quality furnishings and very well equipped. Toasty, warm and comfortable on even the wettest Dartmoor day, and masses of hot water for a soak in that lovely tub. The pub is moments away with very friendly landlords and customers. Would recommend and re-visit in a flash.
Mr Hayes September 2018
Superb cottage with plenty of space for family and friends. Beautifully decorated. You will not want to leave!
Mrs Kolirin August 2018
We had a really great time at the old post office. Lovely village location and a very well equipped cottage.
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