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Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre

11 reviews
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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
24 guests
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Despite its secluded position, Bernard’s Acre is only about 2 miles from the A30 dual carriageway which in turn connects with the M5 just outside Exeter. The nearest village is Belstone, and the town of Okehampton is about 10 minutes drive away. It is the ideal location for youth groups, family groups and fellowship groups to stay together. The property provides a setting for retreat and reflection, and also as a base for moorland hikes and activities. The lodge has a well equipped kitchen, including a commercial dishwasher, and a communal area for eating and relaxing round the wood burner in the evening. There are six bedrooms with 2-5 beds in each - mainly bunks - but some rooms have single beds as well. The grounds are spacious and run down to the river's edge with a natural a... Despite its secluded position, Bernard’s Acre is only about 2 miles from the A30 dual carriageway which in turn connects with the M5 just outside Exeter. The nearest village is Belstone, and the town of Okehampton is about 10 minutes drive away. It is the ideal location for youth groups, family groups and fellowship groups to stay together. The property provides a setting for retreat and reflection, and also as a base for moorland hikes and activities. The lodge has a well equipped kitchen, including a commercial dishwasher, and a communal area for eating and relaxing round the wood burner in the evening. There are six bedrooms with 2-5 beds in each - mainly bunks - but some rooms have single beds as well. The grounds are spacious and run down to the river's edge with a natural amphitheatre and a fire pit area on the bank. It is a moorland garden with natural planting and the lawns kept in shape by frequent visits by Dartmoor sheep. The premises are right on the edge of the village so the moorland is there - across the river or out of the gate, making it ideal for rambling and hiking holidays for groups and families. Bernard's Acre is intended for self catering, self organised groups, with exclusive use of the whole property and grounds for the duration of your stay. More
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Rosemary S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2017
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There will be someone to meet you and show you around when you arrive and we provide as much information as possible in our House Information book, including a contact number for advice if you are having any problems at all. We are always happy to help.
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

Dartmoor was absolutely beautiful and is a perfect backdrop to Bernard's Acre. The outside space is amazing with a camp fire, amphitheatre, plenty of space to explore, river and the sheep! Inside they have refurbished it to an excellent standard. The rooms have en-suite, the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Graham H
Discover712371, VR Owner at Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

We are glad you had a good time and you found the centre met your needs.

Reviewed 23 April 2019

We stayed with a small group of friends over the Easter holiday weekend. Undoubtedly the weather showed the property off to its best, but it really is just an amazing location, remote yet easily accessible from the main A road network. The facilities were more...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Discover712371, VR Owner at Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bernard's Acre. We agree that it is set in an amazing location!

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Reviewed 2 April 2019

We stayed at Bernard's Acre for a weekend get together with friends. The accommodation is similar to a very good youth hostel in that there are en suite family rooms and single or bunk beds, but its really at the 5 star youth hostel end....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Helen524
Discover712371, VR Owner at Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

We are pleased that the facilities at Bernard’s Acre worked so well for you and your friends. Particularly pleased you were able to make use of our riverside fire pit!

Reviewed 1 April 2019

I'm so glad I chose Bernard's Acre as the venue for my annual team retreat! Even as a small team, the price per head worked out great compared to other similar venues and it gave us plenty of space to spread out around the house....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Tim F
Discover712371, VR Owner at Bernard's Acre Dartmoor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

We are really pleased you had such a good time for your recent stay, and the weather contributed to that. I’m afraid I can’t guarantee good weather every time though!

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We enjoyed a full week-end of nature at Bernard's Acre. Fantastic situation, lost in Dartmoor National Park, with a small river and sheep around us (we saw the birth of a sheep from the kitchen!). The house is functional, clean, and friendly. We enjoyed also...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank GautierAdam
Management response:Responded 5 May 2018

We are really pleased your stay at Bernard's Acre was good and memorable. We are especially pleased that you witnessed the birth of a lamb whilst you were there! Thanks for the feedback about hire of bedding and cleaning services, and we will consider whether...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Central Heating
Private Garden
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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About the neighbourhood
Walking. Bernard’s Acre Dartmoor Retreat is situated amongst extensive moorland and is ideal for hiking. However apart from very local walks, due to the many hazards of open moorland walking, we would not recommend expeditions other than those led by an individual qualified in Mountain Leadership. This is an area where local experience is helpful and the ability to map read is essential. You cannot do this with a Smartphone as there is no signal once you get away from the roads. If in doubt stick to the valley and the many signposted footpaths. Eating out The Tors Hotel is a small family-run pub and restaurant in the nearby village offering good value food and drink. In the summer there are Tea rooms at the old Methodist Church.
Getting around
There is a bus service into Okehampton from the end of the lane (around 2 miles away) but the best way to get around is to have your own car. There is space to park up to seven cars on the property.
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