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“perfect country weekend”
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15 reviews
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Duvale dining room
BBQ area and seating
Seating outside
Seating outside
Garden
Garden
Front view
Arrival side
Front room with wood burner.
Bedroom
Front room
Front room
Front room
Pool table room
Pool table room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
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Holiday Rental House -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26
Bampton, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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Laura F
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice house - could be great house”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in the large house on this site in August as a party of 8 adults and 3 children. The good things are; plenty of space, large kitchen that could sit everyone, an even larger dining room, a nice size pantry, pool table, great garden with ducks and friendly cat. We enjoyed our stay and the house was warm but there are a number of small things that could be improved to make this house great; no triangle for the pool table, oven door handle broken, other people’s rubbish in draws (even a pair of dirty pants) and the back door didn’t lock.
You can walk to the local pub; The Exeter Inn (which is nice and serves food) but the walk is along a 60mph country road, so we had to nominate a driver. The fishing pond was not what we expected.
The location is lovely for walkers but it did feel like all attractions were an hour away in the car.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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637Michel...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect country weekend”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

we have stayed here for a long weekend every year for the last ten years, a group of 21 of us from university have our re-union here every year and the adults and kids both love it; beautiful views and great location; the house is old and rambling with plenty of space and the extensive gardens are great for the kids; there are great local walks where you can bring a picnic and a beautiful trout lake to walk around; the owner is very helpful and friendly and there are always plenty of logs for the open fire; we will be back next year

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Liked best: locaiton and views from the house
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Oxfordvis...
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a wonderful honest, unspoilt farmhouse experience”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

So many places are tarted up, given re-fits, ensuites to every room, fresh paint every year, with the mis-guided concept that this is what the guest wants, and so will pay for it. Duvale is a timewarp, of eccentric shared bathroom facilities, doors which don't open/close, pealing paint, temparamental ovens, and 80s decor, and this means we arrive and can instantly relax, knowing we won't get moaned at for the muddy boots in the hall, the sofa cushions in disarray, the odd spilt drink or broken glass,and the children have free rein of the whole premises, and go Amazon for the whole week.
We are a large group with limited financial means and Duvale is perfect for us, or any group who are not concerned about the fripperies of life but want a solid, friendly venue with a large kitchen, wood burning stoves, and stacks of atmosphere.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SimonJame...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place, great location and great price”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
2
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A group of 21 adults and three small children spent a long weekend here in mid January as part of a wedding celebration. The place was comfortable, well equipped and extremely good value.

We had the largest of the four rentals on the property and had more than enough space with two kitchens (one designated for the kids), two lounges, a massive dining area, 12 bedrooms and a pool table.

The owners were on hand if we needed anything, responding quickly and helpfully. Recommend texting / iMessage as the best method of communication, using the free wifi, as there is minimal mobile reception being in the middle of nowhere.

We also organised local caterers for dinner on the Saturday night and all of us without a doubt would recommend Mandy Harding. The food was DELICIOUS and there was plenty of it - again, it was very, very good value.

If you're looking for a place that can accommodate a lot of people and doesn't cost the earth, then this is the place for you.

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Liked best: The value
Liked least: No mobile reception - though this could also be a blessing.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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StevieJPa...
Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic large house, perfect for celebrations”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

I booked the Priory for New Years Eve 2013 and had a wonderful time. There were 22 of us in total. We just about managed to fit in the dining room to eat together but around the rest of the house there was plenty of space. The lounge area has a lovely log burner and proved to be a perfect room to chill out and nurse New Years day hangovers. There is a Pool table in one room which was an added bonus. Many of the rooms are en suite. The garden is a nice space which we'd love to come back and enjoy in the summer. Highly recommended

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Phil_Clai...
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab Cottage Rental for all ages”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Approx 18 adults stayed at this cottage for a surprise 30th birthday and we had a fantastic time. The cottage is large and we could all easily fit, socialise, cook and eat together without space being a problem at all. The cooking and dinning facitlties are brilliant and the main longe is large and full of seats. The large log fire was excellent and keeping us all warm. The views at the rear of the cottagte in the garden were fantastic and the gardenwas also really safe for the dogs.
Overall we had a fantasic weekend away

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Liked best: The lounge / area
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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