5. 4 in garden.
sitting room, large conservatory, free Wi-Fi in conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), 28-acre grounds (2-acre garden, heated outdoor swimming pool (12 by 6 metres, May–Sept) with pool house, barbecue, stream, bridleway, walks), river (fishing ½ mile), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 14.
no dogs allowed.
 per room B&B single £98, double £150–£170. Normally min. 2 nights, ‘but check availability’.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Bridlepath,’ cautions the sign, ‘no vehicular access.’ Press on regardless to reach Maureen Rowlatt’s Arcadian B&B in gardens and woodland on the edge of Dartmoor. Bedrooms include one in an ancient cart house and two in a former craftsman’s workshop; Laughing Waters, a cosy, New England-style cottage, has a rocking chair on the veranda, a barbecue area and steps leading to the stream. Each room is thoughtfully supplied with a trug of organic Devon cream fudge, sparkling wine and fruit. (Garden rooms also have their own log fire in winter.) On a fine day, walk along the bridleways into the Tamar valley; if the summer night turns balmy, ask about a starlight swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool. Eat in come dinnertime (each room has a well-equipped kitchenette), or follow the hostess’s recommendations of local pubs; Guide entries in Tavistock, Lewdown and Milton Abbot are easily reached. In the morning, breakfast is taken alfresco or in the conservatory: home-made muesli; a wide selection of fruit; a full English, vegetarian grill or kedgeree cooked to order. More reports, please.