Tor Cottage

A trug of sparkling wine, organic home-made fudge, fresh fruit and flowers awaits guests at the ‘lovely’ Maureen Rowlatt’s rather special B&B by a stream, in a private valley on the edge of Dartmoor. More

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Chillaton
Lifton
Devon
PL16 0JE
England

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 4 in garden.

Open

Feb–mid-Dec.

Facilities

sitting room, large conservatory, free Wi-Fi in reception and public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), 28-acre grounds (2-acre garden, heated outdoor swimming pool, 12 by 6 metres, May–Sept until 11.30 am and evenings by arrangement) with pool house, river (fishing ½ mile), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 15.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £98, double £150–£170. Platters £32 for two. Normally min. 2 nights, ‘but check availability’.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

A trug of sparkling wine, organic home-made fudge, fresh fruit and flowers awaits guests at the ‘lovely’ Maureen Rowlatt’s rather special B&B by a stream, in a private valley on the edge of Dartmoor. It is ideal for those who want to come and go independently. Apart from one cottage room, the accommodation is in garden bedsits, each with open fire or log-burner and secluded terrace, a microwave with grill, plates and crockery. One of these, Laughing Waters, is done out in New England style, with patchwork quilt, maple furnishings, its own garden and woodland. It has decking with hardwood furniture and a patio heater, cooking area with gas barbecue, veranda. The heated outdoor swimming pool is available for morning dips. Picnic platters of sandwiches, pastries, desserts and cheeses can be ordered in advance. Breakfast is served in the main house, from a menu that includes a compote of prunes and apricots, home-made muesli, Greek yogurt, kedgeree (a rare treat), scrambled eggs with mushrooms, the full English with Devon pork sausages, and a vegetarian grill. Where to dine out in the evening? Ask Maureen or see the Guide map.

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Tor Cottage
Chillaton
Lifton
Devon
PL16 0JE

Guest comments

'Maureen Rowlatt is a lovely host who made our stay a joy. On arrival we were offered tea with fresh scones. Later we shared a bottle of wine in the living oom. Our cottage was warm on arrival (each has a wood burner). The kitchenettes are well equipped. Breakfasts are magnificent: Endless supplies of hot toast, tea and coffee. ' - Paul Powell-Jackson - June, 2012

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide