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“perfect big house for a family get together”

Review of Berry House

Berry House, North Devon - great for short breaks or longer stays.
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Berry House, North Devon - great for short breaks or longer stays.
A real cooks kitchen.  Everything you need, in style! Comfortable, squashy sofas in the drawing room, perfect for relaxing.
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20 reviews
Berry House, North Devon - great for short breaks or longer stays.
A real cooks kitchen.  Everything you need, in style!
Comfortable, squashy sofas in the drawing room, perfect for relaxing.
The sunny breakfast room, leading out onto the terrace for alfresco muesli.
Grand dining, dress up and celebrate if the mood takes you.
Wolferstan bedroom
Abbot bedroom
Luttrell bedroom
Cleverdon bedroom
Attic bedroom 1
One of the many bathrooms
Games room, great fun for all ages
A games barn for even more games!
TV room too!
Berry beach, just a walk away from the house.
Distant view of Berry House.
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Manor House -
10 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Hartland, Torridge, Devon, England

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Liz R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“perfect big house for a family get together”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Everything was perfect. The warm welcome, the beautiful rooms - all more than big enough for our large party to be comfortable in and to spread out, the well-equipped kitchen and the wonderful location. We were unlucky with the weather but the central heating and large number of indoor activities for all ages (barn and games room) meant that this was really not a problem. We did not quite get to the stage of lighting the fires but they were there ready to go if we needed them. We had a very enjoyable holiday at Berry House.

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Liked best: The overall ambience of this gorgeous house with lots of room to cater for our large group.
Liked least: Turned out to not be a problem but we felt there could be more showers.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
A shame you didn't get better weather to enjoy the wonders of North Devon, but I'm really pleased that all the ammenities of the house provided you with great comfort and fun and that you enjoyed your holiday just the same. Thank you very much for your review and I really hope we see you again.
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Samantha...
1 review
“Perfect house in stunning location”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We booked Berry House for our family get together, 16 of us ranging in age from 3-80 years! Our week was perfect. The whole house was meticulously clean upon our arrival and thoughtfully a selection of local treats (cake, cheese, chutney etc) was left in the kitchen for us to enjoy. Berry House is beautiful, loads of character, extremely comfortable and thoughtfully equipped for a large get together. Very homely and not pretentious at all. The amazing kitchen and breakfast room is where we all loved to hang out at mealtimes, standing chatting around the island, or we enjoyed to sit and drink tea in the bright breakfast room. The more formal sitting room became a quiet reading room for some of the adults. The formal dining room with an enormous square table was beautifully set but we ended up mostly eating in the breakfast room. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and the bed linen and towels were high end hotel standard. The beds were really comfortable too. The barn was brilliant for the younger ones to hang out in, with plenty of games, balls, TV/video and indoor soccer, as well as two full size basketball hoops. In the evenings we all enjoyed to sit in the snug room with the pool table and table football and enjoyed watching videos or the TV. The gardens are very pretty too.

The views are stunning and the rugged coastline is a short walk away, with some of the most breath taking views I've seen. I would recommend a visit to Hartland Quay where we enjoyed good beer and a fish and chips lunch, sitting outside taking in the views of the sea and coastline. We also had a lot of fun renting bikes from Torrington Cycle Hire where we cycled 8 miles to Instow along the old rail track (no road to worry about) and had a lovely meal at The Quay Inn. Clovelly was also an interesting place to visit. We had a brilliant week, it was very hard to leave and we would love to go back next year. Thank you Big House Company.

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Liked best: Everything! Comfort level of house
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2015
How kind of you to write such a detailed review to give potential guests an extensive insight into this lovely big house. The team at Berry do work hard and really appreciate your comments. I'm pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities the house has to offer and that you made the most of some of the spectacular local walks and pubs.
Thank you so much for choosing to have your holiday at Berry.
With best wishes, Peter.
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Cyrus S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Big House Ever”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Cannot overstate how good this place is. Travelled down last week with a large group of university friends for a long overdue reunion, and from the minute we arrived we knew we'd chosen the perfect spot. The house is stunningly located - the surrounding coastal walks and isolated bays are among the most beautiful I've ever seen in the UK - and exudes an air of mystery and intrigue that lends an air of cinema to every moment spent there. The enormous, well-stocked kitchen makes for a perfect place to stand nattering for hours while more gracious guests turn their hand to cooking for a crowd; the dining room and living room are both grand spots right out of an Agatha Christie novel, while the pool room and enormous games barn (indoor football and basketball!) will keep kids and the young at heart busy for hours or even days on end. On top of that, every one of the many bedrooms was comfortable and well furnished, and the most upmarket two or three felt straight out of a top hotel. Best of all, the place isn't so glamorous that guests feel they can't put glasses down - there's a homely, lived in feel that extends throughout. We were absolutely heartbroken to leave the place. I know we'll return.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
We are so delighted with your wonderful review, thank you so much. The renovation of the house was a great achievement by the owner and provides the fabulous house and experience for guests that you so eloquently describe. We really hope to see you again and much appreciate the time you took to write this.
Berry House team, be very proud, you deserve this, well done.
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gtee2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Venue for large celebrations!”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

Perfect Venue! Berry House is a beautiful house close to the coast. It is beautifully decorated, very spacious and well equipped. Everything you could wish for. Our large party all thought it was great for the occasion.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Apr 2015
The rugged coastal location of this house is quite spectacular and a very enjoyable part of North Devon to explore. I'm so pleased too, that you were delighted with Berry House. Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes Peter
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