Mr Fosbery September 2023
A very comfortable property in a beautiful and peaceful location. A great base for exploring this area of Dartmoor.
Mrs Heath September 2023
Moorhaven is the perfect spot for those wanting to explore Dartmoor. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and each bedroom has its own en suite. We were blessed with gorgeous weather but I am sure that Moorhaven would also come into its own in winter as the lounge is so cosy and comfortable. We would certainly recommend it.
Mrs Fearnley August 2023
Had a lovely week in this spacious cottage. We were able to explore this beautiful area, with so much to see and do. Just a shame the weather wasn't better!
Mrs Wademan June 2023
Very spacious property, best equipped kitchen I’ve ever seen in a rental! Lovely and quiet and no artificial light. Plenty of room for 6 people. The drive was a little more than a slope, more like 1:4 and if you have a big cars there’s barely enough room for 2 outside especially when next door arrived.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're delighted that you had such a peaceful stay here and we hope that you had plenty of opportunity to stargaze without the light pollution obscuring those smaller stars. We do show as much information as we can about the property on our website so that prospective guests are fully aware of the facilities and the layout of the property. If you are ever worried or have a query about a chosen property, our sales team are on hand to help you find the answer. Donna, Customer Support
Ms Docking April 2023
We had a lovely stay in a well thought out barn. It was a good position to get around to different places. Although the lanes were narrow we hardly met anyone when travelling around. The locals were friendly and we found some nice walks from the house. The owners have a great folder of maps for walks which had copies you could take with you which was a nice touch. Had a great stay !!!
Mrs Johnson April 2023
A delightful spacious and well equipped cottage in a remote spot, especially attractive to those wanting to walk in this lovely part of Devon. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and there is a very helpful folder providing information on walks and what to do in the area. The pub next door has well kept beer, but otherwise it can only be described as idiosyncratic. The 6 of us had a really enjoyable weekend exploring and walking despite inclement weather. So it was especially nice to have a wood burning stove to sit around in the evening. We would very much recommend the cottage to those who want peace, quiet, good walking and don’t mind navigating the very narrow roads of rural Devon.
Mrs Dawes October 2022
This cosy and well stocked cottage is very practical having ensuites to all bedrooms. Not suitable for the elderly due to different levels. Outside space and walking from the door is limited.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. We're delighted you found the property cosy and well stocked. The property description on our website mentions the different levels and we also show these in the photos. We do have a variety of properties on one level if this is something that is important to you and are more than happy to assist you when booking. We'd love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
mrs Dwyer September 2022
Great spacious cottage, well planned with lots of space. Small rural roads but lots available to do locally.
Mrs Taylor September 2022
Lovely cottage with everything you need.. well decorated and very clean. lots to see in the area & a pub on the doorstep!
Mr Binysh May 2022
We had the pleasure of staying at Moorhaven for a long weekend in May. Our focus was on cycling. Lots of good local rides and of course the classic climb over Haytor ( one of the UKs top ten climbs ). Safe bike storage in the back garden.
The house was spotless. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped ( we cooked in 3 out of the 4 nights ) - sharp knives and good quality pans. The living room has a lovely wood burning stove ( plenty of wood in the wood store.).
We had three cars, plenty of space for two outside the house and we parked the third one in the pub car park ( we checked first and they were perfectly happy to let us park the car there. ). The pub is a small quiet country pub, serving local beers and cider.
The house has a small back garden at the back where we stored our bikes, and enjoyed our post ride drinks in the sunshine.
If you are searching for a retreat to the countryside with amazing bird song and quiet lanes to walk/cycle in, Moorhaven is perfect.
Mrs Harvey October 2021
This cottage was lovely and spacious especially for two big dogs. Great spot and so close to some beautiful places. The only thing I would say is that, whilst it didn’t bother our dogs at all, dogs are confined to kitchen breakfast area, which is very large. We knew they couldn’t go upstairs and weren’t allowed on the furniture which is totally reasonable, but they weren’t allowed in the lounge at all. For us, no problem, and actually quite nice to have a bit of space from them, but for others whose dogs might be a bit more stressy if away from their owners, this might be worth highlighting. However, we and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the cottage was lovely.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your review of Moorhaven and we are delighted to read that you found the property spacious for your two big dogs. The owners love dogs and strive to make Moorhaven dog friendly and are glad to read that it worked for you having the dogs in the kitchen/dining area. We do try to keep our website as accurate as possible to best manage guests' expectations and are sorry that you missed the note highlighting the dog friendly areas. We are absolutely thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Legg October 2021
The cottage was perfect for what we wanted a chilled weekend with family. With lovely walks on your doorstep.
Mrs Cornish October 2021
Such a comfortable place to stay furnished to a high standard in a beautiful location
Mrs Slater October 2021
Accommodation is lovely, well equipped and clean. Beds were very comfortable and showers were great. Owners were very helpful prior to our visit. The biscuits, prosecco, milk, tea, coffee and sugar were much appreciated. The lanes in the area are a little narrow so be prepared for that.
Mr Simpson October 2021
Very comfortable and we felt at home as soon as we arrived. Well designed keeping old tradition with most modern amenities.
Mr Wignall September 2021
The cottage is pretty much ideal. I can only think of three tiny quibbles. The electric hob is hard to control for someone used to gas. The television is hard to work. I imagine we are stuck with those because of the location. The third is parking is a bit tight. Perhaps an agreement could be made to use the pub car park?
The location is not for everyone. If you do not like remote places down narrow country lanes stay away and leave it for those of us who do.
Overall almost perfect.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for sharing your comments following your stay at Moorhaven. We're delighted that you had a great time and enjoyed Moorhaven. We're sorry that you found the electric hob tricky. The controls are standard for an electric hob but, as you say, quite different from gas. The TV has step-by-step instructions to make useage as easy as possible. Thank you for your suggestions regarding parking; it might be helpful to know that there is also parking available in the lane nearby. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs O’Neil August 2021
Comfortable accommodation in a very quiet rural location but access to the cottage via several miles of single track roads means it’s location wouldn’t be suitable for everyone.
Mr Smyth August 2021
Cosy cottage and lots of character. Great facilities and we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Mrs Cornish June 2021
We would highly recommend this lovely cottage. It’s equipped to a high standard and very comfortable. We felt relaxed there as soon as we arrived - it’s in such a peaceful beautiful area
Mr Fewell June 2021
This cottage is located in a beautiful, unspoilt area. The local walking is a delight, with a variety of ancient trails including The Mariners' Way and the Dartmoor Way criss-crossing the area, and the moor itself just half a mile away. There's also easy access to more well-known walks at Haytor and the Teign Valley George, with stunning views at both. The nearest town, Chagford, has nice shops and cafes and is a very pleasant 5k walk (downhill). The cottage itself is well-equipped, very comfortable and peaceful. There is a proper pub opposite, and a nearby farm with a big herd of cattle. Enjoy the dawn chorus of cattle, cockerels and birdsong.
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