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Honeysuckle Hideaway, Langford, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1RF

Self-catering - Sleeps 4

Welcomes adults, dogs,

Average Rating from 40 reviews: 4.96
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Honeysuckle Hideaway

Contact Details

Di & Richard Clatworthy
di@dairyhouse.biz
Tel - 01884 277 421 or
07962 179 038

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Single storey barn conversion in rural mid-Devon. Described by the owners as ’the ultimate romantic retreat’ with a four poster bed & holistic therapies available from the owner. No passing traffic. Ideal for exploring country and coast.

Open plan sitting-dining room with exposed beams, flatscreen Freeview TV, Mac computer with broadband access. A double daybed in the dining area available for a third or fourth guest. Travel cot available for babes-in-arms. King size four poster swathed in organza drapes, flatscreen TV-DVD. Door leads to a secluded balcony to watch the sunset. En-suite bathroom with double ended bath, robes & toiletries provided. Separate shower room. Fully equipped kitchen includes American fridge-freezer, and dishwasher.

Holistic therapies available from Di offering Reiki, reflexology, EFT and Hopi ear candling, and massage. Cullompton has takeaways, restaurants, pubs and supermarket. Exeter, Tiverton and Sidmouth 30 minutes. 10 minutes from the M5

  • Four poster bed plus double day bed
  • iPad, iMac (free Wi-Fi), iPod dock
  • Own garden, BBQ and sun loungers
  • Breakfast produce provided daily
  • Holistic therapies available from owner
  • Reiki, reflexology and massage
  • Secluded, no passing traffic
  • 10 minutes from M5 motorway
  • Nearby restaurants and pubs

“The property was even better than shown on the website - the finish, decor, cleanliness and the added little luxuries not to mention the total privacy and independence that you are given”

“Try one of Di’s Holistic Therapies for a real treat!”

“If you need a nice relaxing break with home comforts in the Devon countryside, this is the place”

“It was peaceful, and very beautiful. We could walk for miles around and find a beautiful view on every corner”

“We thought the website looked amazing but when we arrived WOW”

“This is the ideal cottage if you want something with all the extra homely touches”

“I loved the fact that the balcony off the bedroom looks out over a field of sheep”

“we particularly like the four-poster bed and double-ended bath in the bedroom”

“have never been anywhere before where literally we could have just arrived with only our clothes”

“Decor, equipment and attitude of Di and Richard are, without doubt, the best we have ever experienced in self catering holidaysHaving a massive bath in the bedroom is inspired”

“the holiday home we’d always hoped to find but never had until that moment”

“It is easily the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we are returning for a longer stay later this year”

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Review Review No. 40 of 40

Recommended by:

Martin E from Bristol

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 60
  •  
  • 0
  • 0
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2013

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Beautiful, secluded hideaway....... Highly recommended”

What a simply excellent place Honeysuckle is...beautifully equipped with lots of extras including breakfast, milk, nibbles, toiletries etc Very comfortable bed and views of frolicking sheep!. Undoubtedly the best self-catering place we’ve been to.

Tucked away and so serene. The owners’ Siamese cats came to visit a few times - which was great. Nice to see decent TVs (lounge and bedroom) with good reception and free WiFi. Everything was very clean, tidy and worked - which can be a real issue with some self-catering places.

Specifically Recommend:

Decor, equipment and cleanliness and the thoughtful extras make you feel welcomed from the moment you arrive.

Very peaceful location.

Local Gems:

Lyme Regis was probably the best seaside resort we visited.

Martin E, Stoke Gifford, Bristol - 09.05.2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/05/2013
By Martin E from Bristol

I confirm Martin was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised & is factually accurate at time of writing.
Di Clatworthy, owner - 9th May 2013
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Review Review No. 39 of 40

Recommended by:

Nic R - Northwich

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 42 - 43
  •  
Stayed:

6 Nights
April - 2013

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“An oasis for the soul”

This was a return trip to Honeysuckle Hideaway and was every bit as good as I remember. We wanted a base to explore both Dartmoor and Exmoor and the location suits this well. The actual location is secluded, so ideal for those who want to hide away from it all - the only things that overlook you are the sheep outside the bedroom window!

If you want to fully self-cater, pretty much every utensil is available. If you don’t, a comprehensive list of recommended places to eat is provided. The welcome pack of goodies is lovely!

A wide range of DVDs is available if you just want to curl up on the comfy sofas, everything you could possibly need is there to make your stay comfortable.

Specifically Recommend:

Enjoy the opportunity to get away from it all.

Local Gems:

Coldharbour Mill (working wool museum)

En Route:

We have stopped at Tewkesbury, Glastonbury and the Fleet Air Arm museum at Yeovilton on the way there and back.

Nic R, Northwich, Cheshire - 19th April 2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/04/2013
By Nic R - Northwich

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Review Review No. 38 of 40

Recommended by:

Amber G from Southampton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 26 - 27
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
November - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A perfect hideaway x”

Our stay was perfect from start to finish. Location was perfect and easy to find. The wonderful hamper was a lovely thought.

The cottage was cosy and warm. The bed was very comfortable too. Absolutely loved the bath being in the bedroom.

I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away to relax and have peace and quiet.

Local Gems:

We didn’t eat out as we wanted to stay in but buying your food on the way would save you a trip out. Although the nearest Tesco is not far at all by car.

Amber G, Southampton, Hants - 23rd November 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/11/2012
By Amber G from Southampton

I CONFIRM Amber was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy, owner, Honeysuckle Hideaway - 24th November 2012
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Review Review No. 37 of 40

Recommended by:

Lucy L - Bishops Tawton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 26 - 27
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
November - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Peaceful, relaxing and not a care in the world..... perfect!”

Excellent directions provided which meant stress-free journey followed by a lovely cosy, warm reception to Honeysuckle Hideaway. 5 star welcome package is such an original idea and executed brilliantly - a nice cold glass of white wine after unpacking with cheese and crackers!!

I was amused and overjoyed to find the bath was in the master suite in perfect view of the television - a blissful hour soaked away without a care in the world.

We would highly recommend Honeysuckle Hideaway to anayone who wants a peaceful, relaxing break away from it all.....you could even just turn up as everything you can think of is provided.

We will definitely be back!!

Specifically Recommend:

Lovely big bath

Brilliant facilities

Peaceful location

Local Gems:

Exeter for shopping only 20 min away

Lucy L from Bishops Tawton, North Devon - 16th Nov 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/11/2012
By Lucy L - Bishops Tawton

I CONFIRM Lucy was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy, owner Honeysuckle Hideaway - 19th November 2012
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Review Review No. 36 of 40

Recommended by:

Chris S from Potters Bar

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 55 - 58
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
October - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“The perfect place to chill out and relax in comfort”

This was our first stay in Honeysuckle Hideaway but we have stayed in its sister property, Rose Retreat, three times before. It is equally beautiful with a balcony overlooking the countryside and every possible home comfort provided.

We were lucky with the weather and spent a lovely aftenoon at Killerton House (about 10 minutes’ drive away). This is the perfect place for total rest and relaxation - we always come away with our batteries recharged!

Specifically Recommend:

The location of the property is stunning and easy to find with the aid of the excellent directions provided.

The four poster bed is like a cocoon - didn’t want to get up in the mornings!

Local Gems:

The Keepers Cottage - lovely pub providing a delicious Sunday roast!

Seaton to Colyton tramway - lovely trip through scenic countryside - saw lots of buzzards!

Killerton House - nearby National Trust property with beautiful grounds and garden and vey nice home-made cakes in the tea shop!

Chris S, Potters Bar, Herts - October 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/10/2012
By Chris S from Potters Bar

I CONFIRM Chris was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle whose recommendation was not incentivised in any way & is factually accurate at the time of posting.
Di Clatworthy, owner of Honeysuckle Hideaway - 21st October 2012
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Review Review No. 35 of 40

Recommended by:

Michelle W Weston-super-Mare

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 27 - 30
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
April - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A perfect place for a quiet get-away ”

We’ve stayed here twice now, and have loved it both times.

The perfect place to go for a quiet, relaxing get away.

Would highly recommend staying here.

Specifically Recommend:

A shopping trip to Exeter is a must

Local Gems:

Spoilt for choice - local beaches or the buzz of Exeter

Michelle W, Weston super Mare - 27th Sept 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/09/2012
By Michelle W Weston-super-Mare

I CONFIRM Michelle was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of posting.
Di Clatworthy, owner - 1st October 2012
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Review Review No. 34 of 40

Recommended by:

Tracy & Mark K - Eccles

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Perfect place - has everything you need”

What an absolutely beautiful place to sit back, chill and recharge your batteries. A well thought out, very comfortable home - unlike any place we have stayed before. The inclusion of the computer, i-pad, DAB radio, DVDs and an assortment of books are ideal if the weather isn’t being favourable or you just want to lounge about and enjoy the peace and quiet.

The nibbles we had on our arrival were well received after the trip (by the way, we found the directions spot on and had no problem finding it).

Having two areas to sit outside was appreciated - we could sit in the sun wherever it was!

We would have no hesitation in recommending Honeysuckle Hideaway and would certainly use it again the next time we are in the Devon area.

Specifically Recommend:

Peace, quiet and tranquility.

Also, look up at the sky at night - we’ve never seen so many stars!

Local Gems:

Buckfastleigh - Otter Sanctuary.

Tottiford & Trenchford Reservoirs - beautiful places to walk around and enjoy nature.

Tracy & Mark - Eccles, Kent - 18th Sept 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/09/2012
By Tracy & Mark K - Eccles

I CONFIRM Tracy & Mark were bona-fide paying guests at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Their recommendation was not incentivised and is accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy - owner, Honeysuckle Hideaway - 20th September 2012
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Review Review No. 33 of 40

Recommended by:

David H from Poole, Dorset

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 25 - 23
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
August - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Wonderful weekend break”

Beautiful hidden retreat, with excellent facilities and friendly owners. Lovely view at rear of property, and very playful cats! Very well catered for, with a large DVD collection and books - the owners have clearly thought of every eventuality.

A welcome basket containing coffee, wine, bread, scones and more was all supplied, along with a full English breakfast, which was much appreciated!

The property’s guest book is full of praise from many returning holidaymakers, which is testament to the property’s quality.

Specifically Recommend:

Bed and bath

Local Gems:

Tiverton Balloon Festival

David H, Poole, Dorset - 15th Sept 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/09/2012
By David H from Poole, Dorset

I CONFIRM David was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. His recommendation was not incentivised and is accurate at the time of writing Di Clatworthy - owner, Honeysuckle Hideaway - 16.09.12
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Review Review No. 32 of 40

Recommended by:

Gemma A from Tiverton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 28 - 29
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
May - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Romance
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Full of relaxation, rejuvenation and romance!”

This was such a lovely property that we booked for a honeymoon weekend the night (and following night) of our wedding day at the Cornbarn on the other side of Cullompton. Di and Richard were very accommodating and left the keys in the door so when we arrived late at night we could go in easily.

Honeysuckle Hideaway has a real WOW factor when you walk in. It is definitely the loveliest venue we have stayed in on holiday (and we have travelled across Canada too!). To find such a lovely place in our own county was a real treat. It feels very luxurious and manages to be quaint and cosy but with modern features as well. Sitting on the back balcony in the morning sun, sharing our cream tea with the field of sheep next to us was such a great start to the day!

The cottage is very secluded and a perfect retreat to the countryside with those special extra touches. I would recommend it to anyone, but particularly couples or small families or parties looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It oozes charm and we loved all the original features and quirky layout, whilst still being very spacious.

The food provided for breakfast was great. The teacups and crockery were a nice touch. We would recommend this venue to anyone and would love to go back! Di and Richard are friendly and welcoming. Book now!

Specifically Recommend:

Honeysuckle Hideaway is romantic, relaxing and rejuvenating!

Local Gems:

The Corn Barn nr Cullompton (wedding venue)

The Great Western Canal in Tiverton

Knightshayes Court (National Trust) nr Tiverton

Gemma A - Tiverton, Devon - 15th Sept 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/09/2012
By Gemma A from Tiverton

I CONFIRM Gemma was a bona-fide paying guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is accurate at time of writing
Di Clatworthy - owner, Honeysuckle Hideaway
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Review Review No. 31 of 40

Recommended by:

Sandie and Terry B - Hants

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 59 - 68
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Honeysuckle Hideaway is just the most idyllic cottage ever”

Honeysuckle Hideaway is the most perfect place to rest and relax. Situated in quiet, beautiful countryside with beaches and sea not far away.

The cottage is just beautiful inside and Di and Richard have thought of everything. In fact we love it so much we have returned many times and are already booked for 2013 and can’t wait!

Specifically Recommend:

Di and Richard have thought of everything for your stay and there are excellent eating places not far away. All info is available in the cottage.

Local Gems:

A visit to the Donkey Sanctuary is a must.

Bickton Mill is a great place for coffee, and arts and crafts shopping.

En Route:

En route two of our favourite stopping places are West Bay and Lyme Regis

Sandie & Terry - Waterlooville, Hants - 12.09.12

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/09/2012
By Sandie and Terry B - Hants

I CONFIRM that Sandie and Terry were bona-fide paying guests at Honeysuckle. Their recommendation was not incentivised and is accurate at the time of posting
Di Clatworthy, owner - 12th September 2012
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Review Review No. 30 of 40

Recommended by:

Jenny P from Braintree

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 59 - 60
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Five star property with something extra”

A lot of thought has been put into this property - excellent decor, four poster bed, large bath, and balcony outside to sit and read or overlook the fields of sheep and horses.

Nice and peaceful but not too far away if you want to drive to the coast. Lots of additionals provided - breakfasts, snacks, wine, milk and bathroom items.

Specifically Recommend:

Five star property, but not too expensive

Be Aware:

Hard to find, directions from A30 should say Plymtree, not Langford!

Local Gems:

Bicton Gardens and Sidmouth

Jenny P, Braintree, Essex - 5th September 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’The cottage address is Langford, but as it is in neither Langford nor Plymtree but on the lane that joins them, we send detailed directions to all guests so that they can find us’’ - Di Clatworthy

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/09/2012
By Jenny P from Braintree

I CONFIRM that Jenny was a bona-fide guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy, owner - 6th September 2012
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Review Review No. 29 of 40

Recommended by:

Andrew Davies

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 45 - 55
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
June - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Walking
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“For a relaxing break, look no further”

This is an ideal get away from it all venue in the heart of the countryside. The cottage is well maintained and provides everything you need for total relaxation. It gives privacy and peacefulness with a tranquil countryside setting. We had previously stayed earlier in the year (March) and were so impressed that we came back again in June.

We were particularly impressed with the welcome pack which was waiting for us when we arrived, which removed an immediate urgency to go shopping. The computer facility, large screen TV plus an extensive range of books, films and music are also a bonus.

Specifically Recommend:

The chance to have total peace and quiet in relaxing surroundings.

Local Gems:

The coast is within easy reach with Sidmouth, Beer, Seaton and Branscombe being recommended places to visit.

Andrew D from Cowbridge - 5th September 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/09/2012
By Andrew Davies

I CONFIRM that Andrew was a bona-fide guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. His recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy, owner - 5th September 2012
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Review Review No. 28 of 40

Recommended by:

Zoe R from Carmarthen

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 50 - 65
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
July - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Local Food
  • Business
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“The perfect place to relax”

Honeysuckle Hideaway was a delightful retreat, perfect for hiding away! The cottage is very well thought out and all needs catered for. We were amazed at being provided with all we could possibly want for breakfast plus scones, cream and a bottle of wine.

Even when we managed to get lost around the country lanes, we were saved by our hosts who happened to be passing at exactly the right moment - incredible!

We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked another 3 nights in September - need I say more!

Specifically Recommend:

Peaceful, comfortable, romantic.

Local Gems:

Sorry we didn’t have much time on this occasion. We did go to River Cottage Cafe in Axminster which was great, but not exactly local

Zoe R, Laugharne, Carmarthen - 5.09.12

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/09/2012
By Zoe R from Carmarthen

I CONFIRM Zoe was a bona-fide guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Di Clatworthy, owner - 5th September 2012
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Review Review No. 27 of 40

Recommended by:

Sandra C from Bournemouth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 66 - 68
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
April - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“British countryside self-catering cottage at its best”

I did not know the meaning of the word relaxation until I got here. It was wonderful.

Di and Richard have thought of everything to make your stay bliss.

It worked for both my hubby and me.

Highly recommend. We’ll be back.

Specifically Recommend:

Just take your clothes - everything else is there for you.

Local Gems:

Lovely country walks with fabulous scenery

En Route:

A trip into Exeter - but mainly the big stores. Very few independent little shops that make a town classy.

Sandra C, Bournemouth, Dorset - 5th Sept 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/09/2012
By Sandra C from Bournemouth

I CONFIRM Sandra was a bona-fide guest at Honeysuckle Hideaway. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at time of posting
Di Clatworthy, owner - 5th September 2012
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Review Review No. 26 of 40

Recommended by:

David O from Trowbridge

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 48 - 54
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

3 Nights
September - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Quiet, secluded and private, but still within easy reach of the world when you want it.”

We wanted a quiet and relaxing short break for our anniversary and at short notice, but we had our two dogs in tow, so wanted somewhere that would accommodate them too. This property fitted the bill perfectly. It is easily the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we are returning for a longer stay later this year.

The property was very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. The website didn’t lie when it described it as ’luxurious’ and we were impressed by the attention to detail - we were still finding goodies left for us on the day we were leaving!

For anyone bringing dogs, note that the property is nestled amongst fields of livestock, so the usual rules about dogs on leads apply. And also note that Richard and Di have 5 cats, but they kept a discrete distance once they knew dogs were in the vicinity, so no issues there.

Specifically Recommend:

Sitting out on the balcony with my wife as the sun sets, glass of wine, no cars roaring past. Perfect.

Local Gems:

We didn’t eat too much locally, but for those with dogs the pub at Talaton was very friendly and allowed dogs in the bar area. That’s about 20 minutes drive from the cottage.

David O from Trowbridge, Wilts - 19th March 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/03/2012
By David O from Trowbridge

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, has been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - Di Clatworthy
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Review Review No. 25 of 40

Recommended by:

George C from Chatham, Kent

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 65 - 70
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
June - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Peace and tranquility, a rare find nowadays”

We were looking for a few days away from our normal stressful life, and we found it the moment we arrived, with Di’s genuinely warm welcome.

On entering Honeysuckle Hideaway we felt instantly comfortable and knew without a doubt we’d come to the right place - the holiday home we’d always hoped to find but never had until that moment.

Everything you thought you would ever need was provided, so don’t worry if you forget your toothbrush.

Specifically Recommend:

Be prepared to hear nothing but the sound of nature.

Local Gems:

Tiverton Canal Walk. Wonderful little cafe on the banks of the canal with undercover and outdoor seating. Friendly staff, good tearoom menu, with both hot and cold food. Nice garden with an unusual display of teapots on the wall.

While enjoying our walk, we were fortunate enough to see the horse drawn barge. Very colourful sight.

George C - Chatham, Kent - 17th March 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/03/2012
By George C from Chatham, Kent

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Review Review No. 24 of 40

Recommended by:

Elaine F from Southsea

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 45 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

5 Nights
May - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Perfect Relaxation”

The perfect place to relax and unwind.

The cottage itself was wonderful and your every need was catered for.

Would definitely recommend and look forward to visiting again.

Specifically Recommend:

Enjoy the quiet and relaxation that Honeysuckle Hideaway offers.

Local Gems:

Horse drawn barge trip

Elaine F, Southsea, Hants - Feb 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/02/2012
By Elaine F from Southsea

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Review Review No. 23 of 40

Recommended by:

Laura F from Portsmouth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 27 - 30
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
December - 2010

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A wonderful place for peace and quiet, it will always have very special memories for us.”

We always nip to the cottage for a few days after Christmas to see in the New Year in peace and quiet. We spent years before then trying to organise the perfect New Years for everyone, but it was always so much pressure and never really went as well as we hoped.

We decided that due to the busy Christmas period and stress of New Year’s parties our present to each other should be going halves on a cottage away to celebrate by ourselves and it was the best idea we could have had!

So peaceful and cosy there, beautiful surroundings and decorated for the festive season for the guests - great touch! We also enjoyed the hampers we’ve had and a nice full fridge, all the little extras taken care of.

We’ve been there a couple of years now, we didn’t go last Christmas as the previous year I was proposed to by the dining table on the first night (Dec 30th) so we are saving for our wedding!

Specifically Recommend:

Having a massive bath in the bedroom is inspired, particularly since the wall mounted TV can be manoeuvred to be seen whilst bathing!

Local Gems:

Going into Cullompton is always nice for a quiet beer, the juke box in the Horse and Trap is awesome!

Laura F, Portsmouth, Hants - February 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/02/2012
By Laura F from Portsmouth

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Review Review No. 22 of 40

Recommended by:

David T from Luton, Beds

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 65 - 70
  •  
Stayed:

14 Nights
August - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Tranquility is alive and well in Langford”

Honeysuckle Cottage was exactly what it said on the tin. To praise any aspect would by inference criticise another.

Decor, equipment and attitude of Di and Richard are, without doubt, the best we have ever experienced in self catering holidays.

The site is secluded, and although the buildings are relatively close, on a fine night, sitting on the rear balcony with the stars crystal clear above, total seclusion is yours.

Specifically Recommend:

Leave your watch in the suitcase.

Local Gems:

Ottery St Mary Garden Centre

Darts Farm Trading Centre

Cullompton Chippie. Good range well cooked, not expensive.

David T. Luton, Bedfordshire - 18th Feb 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/02/2012
By David T from Luton, Beds

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Review Review No. 21 of 40

Recommended by:

Liz & Richard - Australia

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 48 - 62
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A gorgeous stay!”

We found this gem on the internet when we were arranging our itinerary for our Europe holiday. Having never booked this way before we were quite unsure what to expect. Honeysuckle Hideaway exceeded all our expectations.

From our arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Di and Richard and the essential rules were laid out tactfully. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have never been anywhere before where literally we could have just arrived with only our clothes. Practically every little detail has been thought of.

The information provided was extremely useful and we endeavoured to get through the list of recommended local pubs to visit for dinner each evening! (the directions provided were so easy to follow) We did lots of exploring down to Penzance and up to Bath, including a visit to a beach (can’t remember where) which had a Punch and Judy puppet show and donkey rides! (Unheard of in Australia).

The location is so scenic and we loved driving all the little country lanes with the hedges up each side. We often took the lanes instead of main roads to get to our destinations.

We also couldn’t praise Di and Richard more highly. From all the correspondence before our arrival and the little things which made a huge difference during our stay such as allowing us to use their own personal appliances to do some washing. My husband also loved the cats (all five of them)

Specifically Recommend:

Everything

Local Gems:

Local pubs

En Route:

We drove down from London and were astonished to see Stonehenge along the way - out in the middle of nowhere - was nothing like we had expected!

Liz and Richard, Dianella, W.A - Feb 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/02/2012
By Liz & Richard - Australia

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Review Review No. 20 of 40

Recommended by:

Julia K from Cosham, Hants

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 55 - 60
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Romantic Location
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A fantastic location for a romantic break”

We booked Honeysuckle Hideaway for a relaxing romantic break and it was everything we were hoping for, and more. It is in a fabulous location overlooking countryside and farmland, and provides virtually everything you might need for a self-catering stay.

The accommodation is very tastefully decorated and well-maintained, and we particularly like the four-poster bed and double-ended bath in the bedroom.

We will definitely return to Honeysuckle for another stay, and have no hesitation in recommending it to couples looking for a quiet, romantic break.

Specifically Recommend:

The peacefulness of the location.

Local Gems:

We enjoyed visits to the Tiverton canal and Sidmouth.

JK - Cosham - Feb 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/02/2012
By Julia K from Cosham, Hants

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Review Review No. 19 of 40

Recommended by:

Louise T from Bournemouth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 45 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
October - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Recommend to couples looking for a romantic break with all home comforts”

The cottage was exceptionally well equipped, beautifully presented and thoroughly lovely!

We wanted a ’get away from it all’ break, and that is exactly what it was.

Everything we needed, with no fuss.

I loved the fact that the balcony off the bedroom looks out over a field of sheep.

Local pub in Plymtree village was very friendly too, and food was great.

Specifically Recommend:

Peace and quiet.

Lovely welcome box of goodies

Local Gems:

Local pub in Plymtree

Louise T from Bournemouth, Dorset - February 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/02/2012
By Louise T from Bournemouth

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Review Review No. 18 of 40

Recommended by:

Dawn H from Bradville

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 41 - 47
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A lovely relaxing and enjoyable holiday”

Very peaceful location with views over fields and hours of entertainment watching the House Martins. Beautiful surroundings including lovely country pubs.

Accommodation was of a very high standard with everything you need - including ingredients for a cooked breakfast!

Specifically Recommend:

This is the ideal cottage if you want something with all the extra homely touches.

Local Gems:

Five Bells Pub - lovely garden and excellent food

Dawn H - 18th July 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/07/2011
By Dawn H from Bradville

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Review Review No. 17 of 40

Recommended by:

The Coates from Havant

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 44 & 54
  •  
Stayed:

5 Nights
December - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“WOW, WOW, WOW! Let’s book up again”

We thought the website looked amazing but when we arrived WOW. Having never been away for Christmas before this has been a magical experience.

We came to spend a relaxed and peaceful Christmas and got everything we hoped for plus more.

Walking in to the most magical of places - beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree and twinkling garlands - even presents waiting for us under the tree.

Everything is provided for and the thought that has gone into this accommodation is outstanding. We will definitely be back.

Specifically Recommend:

The peace and quiet, the privacy, the surroundings.

The quality of the accommodation.

The thought and care of Di and Richard - everything was catered for plus more

Be Aware:

Book early.

Local Gems:

We didn’t really go out much, as it was Christmas and we just felt totally relaxed and chilled. We just put on our wellies and went walking

En Route:

We were only 2 hours away and did not need to stop

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 30/12/2009
By The Coates from Havant

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Review Review No. 16 of 40

Recommended by:

Nick & Jacqui from Letchworth Garden City

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 29 & 31
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A relaxing, peaceful and very romantic honeymoon. Just what we needed and we are looking forward to coming back for our wedding anniversary next year”

After a very busy two years and planning a wedding we just wanted peace and quiet and a relaxing honeymoon. We never realised how relaxing it could be!

It was peaceful, and very beautiful. We could walk for miles around and find a beautiful view on every corner.

Specifically Recommend:

This would be ideal for relaxing, romantic get-away or just to recharge your batteries.

Read the brochures under the TV unit! Some lovely places to go.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/09/2009
By Nick & Jacqui from Letchworth Garden City

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Review Review No. 15 of 40

Recommended by:

Kelly M from Southampton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 27 & 30
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Honeysuckle Hideaway is fab and relaxing, Will come back again soon”

Honeysuckle Hideaway is a lovely relaxing place to stay, with great views of Devon countryside.

Dairy House accommodation are all very well equipped, everything has been thought about when you stay here.

Specifically Recommend:

If you need a nice relaxing break with home comforts, in the Devon countryside, this is the place to come.

Be Aware:

Nothing - everything is spot on.

Local Gems:

Five Bells and Keepers Cottage for lovely meals.

Exeter, Dawlish, Torquay - places to go

En Route:

Was travelling from Southampton. stopped en route at Weymouth

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/05/2009
By Kelly M from Southampton

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Review Review No. 14 of 40

Recommended by:

T.W from Scheerwolde

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 48 - 56
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Very good”

The accommodation is very complete and luxury, there are some nice details in the cottage such as innerdoors, glass in lead windows and wooden things made by the owner.

The owners have thought about everything. The bathroom and the bath in the sleepingroom are very luxury.

It is very quiet here and you can order every day your breakfast.

Specifically Recommend:

Go and see it.

Be Aware:

When you’re a foreigner and you can’t read English very well then we can imagine it is difficult to find the cottage.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 25/05/2009
By T.W from Scheerwolde

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Review Review No. 13 of 40

Recommended by:

S. White from Camberley

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 65 & 68
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing! Already booked to return!!”

Even better and more relaxing than we expected, a lovely surprise!

The accommodation is really lovely with lots of character. Everything has been thought of, from the practical to the artistic!

The surroundings are very rural, the gardens lovely and the silence at night fantastic !

Specifically Recommend:

Apart from the above, although the property is very rural it only takes about 25 minutes to get to Exeter (use the Park and Ride) and is within easy reach of many interesting spots, North and South Devon, National Trust Properties etc.

Try one of Di’s Holistic Therapies for a real treat! Be Aware No! Just enjoy yourself! Could Provide Nothing that we can think of!

Local Gems:

Five Bells, Clyst Hydon.

Knightshayes Court. (National Trust)

Killerton House (National Trust)

En Route:

As we drove from Surrey, we came straight here, only took about 2 - 3 hours with a stop for coffee!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/05/2009
By S. White from Camberley

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Review Review No. 12 of 40

Recommended by:

Colin P from Portishead

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 48 & 55
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
March - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“For a totally relaxing, unwinding and luxurious break Honeysuckle Hideaway is the place to stay!”

The property was even better than shown on the website - the finish, decor, cleanliness and the added little luxuries not to mention the total privacy and independence that you are given. Having said this Di and Richard are nearby and always on hand should they be needed.

The accommodation is 5 star quality and wonderfully secluded yet within easy driving distance of places such as Exeter for shops and history and the coast for family fun.

The accommodation itself is beautifully appointed with everything one could wish for yet it is also very homely which can only be attributed to Di and Richard’s exceptional good taste.

Specifically Recommend:

Total privacy yet not feeling isolated as Di and Richard are only a stone’s throw away.

Honeysuckle Hideaway will leave you feeling relaxed having spent time in a luxury environment.

Be Aware:

Only that they will not want to leave and will have to plan for a return stay!

En Route:

We travelled from Portishead in North Somerset so did not need en route facilities.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/03/2009
By Colin P from Portishead

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Review Review No. 11 of 40

Recommended by:

Kat M from Fareham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 22 - 25
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
January - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Cycling
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Really relaxing - just what we wanted - we’re not ready to get back to the real world yet!”

Accommodation is very picturesque and pleasant.

It was a joy to stay inside when the weather was awful outside.

Surrounding lanes were great for cycling. We did 8-10 miles without even realising it!

Specifically Recommend:

If you want a delicious pub meal go to the 5 Bells in Clyst Hydon. Food was beautiful - I’d come back to Devon just for that!

Be Aware:

Local Gems:

5 Bells public house, Clyst Hydon
The Mill, Otterton

En Route:

Lyme Regis - traditional seaside town with fish and chips and fudge!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/01/2009
By Kat M from Fareham

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Review Review No. 10 of 40

Recommended by:

H.D from Nottingham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 23
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
October - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Romantic Location
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“If I built a house for two, this would be it”

We wanted a hidden retreat to spend our honeymoon together with wonderful views, good food and a romantic setting - we fell in love all over again with each other and the place.

The peace was wonderful and we are so close to the motorway. There is a PC with internet access and a selection of music, an iPod dock and the best in technology. Combine this with the most fantastic luxuries like a bath made for two and a full English supplied everyday.

The surroundings are everything you could imagine in your dreams of English countryside. The accommodation is luxurious, tranquil and romantic with amazingly easy access to every amenity you could want. We even loved it in the rain!

Specifically Recommend:

Try a bath made for two with a bottle of complimentary wine and romantic music playing from the collection on the PC.

Be prepared to never want to leave.

Local Gems:

Topsham is the most beautiful place to visit. Take a boat ride to Exmouth, wander down to the estuary and peer up side lanes for quaint paintings of English countryside.

En Route:

We travelled from Nottingham to Devon on our Honeymoon and wanted a place to stop off. We found a wonderful B&B called Toghill Farm house just outside Bath. The accommodation was wonderful and Bath was fantastic to visit especially the spa

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/10/2008
By H.D from Nottingham

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Review Review No. 9 of 40

Recommended by:

Nicky E from Okehampton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 46 & 51
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
September - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Absolutely perfect - the relaxing break in beautiful surroundings which we were looking for - Thanks Di and Richard”

It was a very pleasant change to stay in a property which not only met its description of luxury surroundings but also exceeded that whilst also making guests feel comfortable and at home.

Although we live in Devon and are no strangers to the beauty of the county, to come and stay somewhere different from where we live in such superb accommodation was a real treat for both of us.

No detail has been left unattended to ensure that guests get the luxury relaxing break that the brochure describes. We will definitely return hopefully sooner rather than later!

Specifically Recommend:

Everything!!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/09/2009
By Nicky E from Okehampton

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Review Review No. 8 of 40

Recommended by:

Colin & Jane B from York

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 52 - 57
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Excellent accommodation with lots of good places to visit within easy driving distance”

Wonderful accommodation.

Loved the balcony overlooking the fields.

Enjoyed watching the wildlife.

Specifically Recommend:

Comfort and amenities within the cottage

The additional advantages of ordering milk etc from Di each day.

The use of the PC in the cottage proved invaluable when looking for suitable locations to visit each day.

Be Aware:

Possible addition of laundry facilities would be useful

Local Gems:

Local pubs proved very good for bar meals

En Route:

Four Pillars Hotel in Witney. Good accommodation at a reasonable price and use of swimming pool, gym etc.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/08/2008
By Colin & Jane B from York

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Review Review No. 7 of 40

Recommended by:

Dave & Kate B from Portsmouth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  •  
  • 2
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
June - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“We have had a wonderful weekend”

This is definitely five star luxury with every need catered for - peaceful, private and absolutely perfect. The accommodation at Honeysuckle Hideaway is fantastic and so comfortable.

The surrounding countryside is beautiful - there is plenty to do or you can do as we did and just completely chill out.

We have travelled the world but have found a piece of heaven almost on our doorstep. Thank you Di and Richard for making our stay just wonderful. We shall return!

Specifically Recommend:

Everything!!!

Be Aware:

All breakfast ingredients provided

Local Gems:

Five Bells Public House - lovely evening meal but book if you want to visit there on a Saturday evening as it is a very popular place

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/06/2008
By Dave & Kate B from Portsmouth

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Review Review No. 6 of 40

Recommended by:

Roger & Carole L from M.K

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 70 - 75
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Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Exactly what we had hoped for, complete relaxation with plenty of interesting places to visit”

Honeysuckle Hideaway is a converted farm building which has been finished to a very high standard accommodation providing everything we could have wanted and more

It has a large open plan lounge-diner-kitchen with exposed beams aplenty. Modern, fresh and rustic decor, toilet-shower room, luxurious bedroom with four-poster bed and large en-suite bath.

Equipment provided includes Portmeirion crockery, all kitchen equipment, full gas cooker, microwave, American fridge-freezer, television in both lounge and bedroom, DVD player in both rooms, Freeview, i-player docking pod, DAB radio and CD player, desk-top computer, books, CDs and DVDs. High quality bed linen, tea towels and abundant towels, together with two bath robes are provided.

Di Clatworthy is a warm and welcoming host who takes pride in providing all that her guests could need. The accommodation is in a truly rural environment with lovely countryside views. Outside is a garden with large fish-pond (fish food provided) and a gas barbeque for the sole use of the occupants of Honeysuckle Hideaway.

The property is within easy reach of many places of interest, but a car is essential to reach them.

Specifically Recommend:

All of the above. And also the fact that all your breakfast requirements are catered for.

Be Aware:

The need for a car or cycle transport

Local Gems:

Good restaurants are available in three nearby village inns which have all been recommended by previous guests.

We can thoroughly recommend The Five Bells which we have used twice.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/06/2008
By Roger & Carole L from M.K

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Review Review No. 5 of 40

Recommended by:

M.Y. - Portsmouth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 62 - 66
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
  • Walking
Summary:

“This was an absolutely amazing, superb, enchanting, relaxing way to recharge anyone’s batteries”

This is a spectacular barn conversion. Very luxurious. Very much better than expected.

Surroundings are enchanting - almost don’t want to go out and leave it! Everything is provided for your needs, even binoculars to look at all the wildlife, from the magnificent view from the patio outside your bedroom door.

Everything you need for relaxing, big choice of DVDs, 36 inch TV, games, books, mountain bikes if you are feeling energetic!

The food provided is everything and more you could possibly want. Full marks to our wonderful caring hosts Di and Richard, who went beyond the call of duty to make our stay very special indeed.

Specifically Recommend:

The luxury of the accommodation. 5 star welcome. Ideal if you want peace and quiet

Be Aware:

There is nothing about this holiday anyone need to be aware except you need to stay longer!

There is nothing that could be done to make this better, all your needs have been thought of and provided

Local Gems:

5 Bells public house, made us very welcome, excellent food

En Route:

From Portsmouth stopped at Exeter, walked by the river, always an excellent spot - shame it rained!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 30/05/2008
By M.Y. - Portsmouth

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Review Review No. 4 of 40

Recommended by:

Gillian H from Hampshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 57 - 62
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“More than perfect”

Honeysuckle Hideaway exceeded our expectations in very way.

The whole place is well thought out, decorated and equipped to a high standard. We had a welcome pack on arrival, cheese and nibbles, cream tea (we ate on the balcony overlooking the beautiful view) and everything supplied for a good breakfast every day.

The setting is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing time. Good places to eat near by and well situated to visit coast and countryside. We loved our stay there

Specifically Recommend:

The relaxing and peaceful surroundings.

Be Aware:

You will not want to leave!

Only thing we couldn’t find was a cafetiere & a shower cap

Local Gems:

The Five Bells - a proper pub with good food.

The River Cottage shop & canteen at Axminster well worth the drive.

Also the Great Western Canal for walks, and the Cottage Teashop near the basin at Tiverton - great scones with the cream tea

En Route:

On the way from Hampshire we stopped at Bridport for a walk on the cliffs and fish & chip lunch on the quay, Lyme Regis for coffee and a look round - both recommended

Owner’s Reply:

Shower caps can be found in the bathroom basket of toiletries. Fresh coffee bags are provided with the breakfast produce, but a cafetiere will also now be put in the kitchen cupboard

As we assure guests on arrival that if there is anything they need they only have to ask, I am sorry that this guest did not mention it during the visit as it would not have been a problem to let them have one!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/05/2008
By Gillian H from Hampshire

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Review Review No. 3 of 40

Recommended by:

K.J from Bristol

Our party:
  • Adults:
  •  
  • 2
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“It was very welcoming, relaxing and quiet, the accommodation was gorgeous and I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age, I could go on and on”

We stayed in Honeysuckle Hideaway, it is a beautifully converted barn with all mod cons including computer with unlimited internet access, dishwasher, American-style fridge freezer, cooker, microwave etc, but still very authentic!!

An ideal break for couples who want a peaceful, relaxing, romantic break. Gorgeous accommodation with attention to detail. En-suite shower room, the bedroom has a king size four poster bed, Velux windows with remote blinds, flat screen tv and a huge double-ended bath within it.

Decking area with the use of mountain bikes and bbq at request. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and rolling hills. Exeter town centre is 10 miles away, great shopping centre etc, and some great small shops worth visiting.

It was so much nicer than I could see from the brochure. . The hospitality is fantastic, so if you do need anything I’m quite sure you would only have to ask!!! More than satisfied

Specifically Recommend:

There are also holistic therapies available at a reasonable extra cost.

Everything you need for breakfast for every morning of your stay is provided!!

Be Aware:

Just prepare to relax and enjoy!!!! (But do not trust sat nav through country lanes!!)

En Route:

We very highly recommend eating at the Drewe Arms. (Details of local pubs are at the accommodation)

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/05/2008
By K.J from Bristol

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Review Review No. 2 of 40

Recommended by:

N.R from Cheshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 37 - 38
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
April - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Relaxation in the height of luxury!”

Exceeded our expectations - a real sense of luxury that couldn’t be accurately portrayed in the leaflet!

Honeysuckle Hideaway is truly that - a hideaway. Snug and comfy, the accommodation provided a haven from severe weather.

We wanted somewhere to escape from it all, but within reasonable reach of Dartmoor and the sea.

I have never stayed in self-catering accommodation as luxurious, with lots of little touches, like the welcome hamper, that go above and beyond what one would expect.

Delightful!

Specifically Recommend:

The views, the secluded location, the delightful touches that make this feel like a home from home.

Local Gems:

The Carvery at the Plume of Feathers, Princetown.

En Route:

Travelling from Cheshire to Devon, we stopped at Tewkesbury. The Abbey was glorious, as were the chips in The Bell!

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 25/04/2008
By N.R from Cheshire

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