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Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful stay in the self contained cottage. The hosts Maxine and Chris were friendly and helpful especially in recommending area restaurants. Great place for exploring Dartmoor Forest and is very accessible to Cornwall. We will certainly visit and stay again.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely clean place to stay, nice old building with a lot of character, superb breakfast, out side could do with a tidy up but the hosting is five star, we have been twice now and would happily stay again. Thanks Maxine.

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Thank GJ N
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely quaint village nestled on the edge of dartmoor national park houses a fantastic bnb "the old school house". We were greeted by our hosts and shown to a comfortable room and given local advice on where to eat. The bed was comfortable and breakfast in the morning was all local and handmade produce. A+ on your school report.

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the self contained self catering part of the Old School House, there are also a number of rooms in a part of the building for B&B . The place is amazing. It is a brilliant conversion of an old building into modern accommodation that doesn't lower any of its charm. The inside is immaculate with a large... More 

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Needed one-night accommodation in the area and was pleased to see that the Guest House had space as it looked just right for us. Our room was very pleasant and the extra little touches like the hand-made soap are most welcome. Agree with everyone else reviewing about the delicious breakfasts and so much attention to detail. Really filled us up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is a very well managed business. Maxine and her husband are also professional caterers and take pride in serving up local produce at breakfast. They're also the perfect B&B owners - happy to explain stuff to you and help you get your bearings, but not OTT about it either. The rooms are quiet (it's in the middle of nowhere,... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

A perfect place to explore Dartmoor from. Mine hosts are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The guesthouse is beautiful and the breakfast was fantastic! A very quiet, peaceful stay. The village is very picturesque, the local pub has good food & ale, wish we had time to stay longer.

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1 Thank deelfra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2016

What a lovely place, stayed here as an overnight stop on our way to Cornwall and we wished we could have stayed longer. Maxine & Chris were very welcoming hosts and our room was spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was lovely with both home made and locally sourced produce. Would definitely return.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A lovely warm welcome from great hosts whose knowledge of the area made our short visit worthwhile. Our room was large, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts using local produce were perfect. A great location convenient for the lovely villages of Dartmoor and also for easy access to both Devon & Cornwalls coast. The Old School Guesthouse is full of character... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Spent two nights in the superior room,which was lovely, quaint and spotlessly clean.Fresh milk in fridge and plenty of tea coffee and sugar avaIlable. We stayed b& b with one evening meal free.The food was the best I had tasted when staying bed and breakfast . We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived until the time... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated within Dartmoor National Park, this historical old school offers relaxing surroundings with many of the services found in hotels. Originally built in 1875 and converted in the years after 1992, the old school now provides exceptional levels of comfort and quality accommodation, at the same time retaining many of the buildings historic features (130 year old exposed beams, heavy school doors and the original bell tower). Our aim is to offer you a warm welcome and attentive but discreet service throughout your stay. MOOR COMFORT, MOOR FOOD, MOOR FLAVOUR. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old School Guesthouse

Address: The Old School House Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7TT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Horrabridge
Price Range: RM365 - RM460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old School Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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