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Dartmoor River Retreat

Totnes (6mls W), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Nestled next to the River Avon with a great range of amenities nearby
  • An idyllic location for a unique couples get-away
  • Enjoy your very own private hot tub in a countryside setting
Property code: 81102

A stylish and beautifully furnished pod next to the River Avon, with its very own hot tub, providing the perfect base for couples looking to relax in the Devon countryside.

Relax on a break with a difference at this unique riverside retreat surrounded by glorious countryside. Set within a private enclosure next to the local pub, this wonderfully intimate pod has everything you need on your doorstep and is perfect for a couple and their faithful companion. Soak tired limbs in the private hot tub after returning from days out exploring South Devon and Dartmoor National Park.

Inside, the smart studio-style living space has been well thought out, with ample room to dine and take it easy. Watch the Smart TV from the comfortable sofa in the lounge area, with Rover curled up at your feet. The compact kitchen has all the essentials you need to make basic grub, although you may prefer to dine in the next-door pub, which has a varied menu and warmly receives dogs. You’ll also enjoy spending time outdoors on the decked area, with the River Avon running alongside you. As you have your own private enclosure, your dog can play freely in the garden while you enjoy your favourite tipple beside the fire pit.

Rise and shine for pre-breakfast walks from your doorstep, or head 2 miles to the rugged open spaces of Dartmoor, where you’ll find plenty of stick-chasing opportunities. If you fancy a day out at the beach, pack the tennis balls and drive to Goodrington North Sands (13 miles), which welcomes canine holiday-goers throughout the year. For a small fee, your dog can also join you on a steam train ride on the South Devon Railway (7 miles) which runs through the beautiful Dart Valley between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

  • 1 sleeping area with double bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • 2 ring gas hob, combi microwave oven and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Garden with decked patio area and fire pit
  • Private hot tub woodfired
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 11 miles, shop 10 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sally Burt

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 10th June 2022

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Great place to stay pod was great everybody was helpful & friendly loved the pub

Reviewed by Yvonne 1st June 2022

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Fantastic place! Absolutely beautiful! The owner Sue was amazing, nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack was by far the best we have ever had. There was bacon, eggs, milk, bread, butter, tea and coffee, shortbread biscuits, crisps, home made scones with jam and clotted cream, wonderful! The bed was so comfy and the wet room/shower was superRead more. They have thought of everything. The wood burning hot tub was heavenly as is the sauna. Will 100% return and recommend to our friends. Wonderful!!! Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 13th May 2022

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Lovely little pod immaculately presented . Site comprises 2 pods at opposite ends of a paddock with a sauna in the middle. Each pod has its own fire pit and log fired hot tub. Sauna is a dry heat; costs an extra pound per half an hour if you want to use it. Site backs onto the pub beer garden, car park and the Avon Inn. Privacy is an issue at preseRead morent. Trees planted but need to grow. Host Sue, is very accommodating and is pub landlord. Had a very enjoyable week! Hide

Reviewed by Ray 6th May 2022

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I highly recommend this away break so quite and peaceful. With the added bonus of the very best food on your doorstep. I shall be returning as soon as possible.

Reviewed by Sarah 28th April 2022

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This was an absolutely perfect place to stay. I can't recommend it highly enough. The pod was super well equipped and comfortable, the wood fired hot tub, an absolute treat!!! The location, next to a river, on the edge of Dartmoor, was tranquility in itself. Plus it proved to be the most ideal base to explore this beautiful coastline from DartmouthRead more up to Brixham. Sue, the owner could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. All-in-all, book this place, you will not regret it Hide

Reviewed by Faye 17th April 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 10th April 2022

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We spent 3 nights here in April and would definitely come back. A lovely location by the river and very cosy and clean accommodation. Lots of room for the dog to stretch his legs in the garden. The owners were really helpful and welcoming; we forgot our long lead they let us borrow one and got the hot tub working quickly when we couldnt figure it oRead moreut. An easy drive to the coast or Dartmoor, and right next to the pub so all the essentials covered. Hide

Reviewed by Nickolas 27th March 2022

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Fantastic little get away. Cabin was extremely clean, and had everything you would need for a short break. Host's where very accommodating, and made us feel welcome from the moment we checked in. I Would highly recommend staying here N.Harmon

Reviewed by Alesha Kaur 21st March 2022

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Lovely little getaway, so perfect for couples. Took our small chihuahua there too, he loved all the space. There is a pub onsite where the staff are so friendly, and the food was so tasty!

Reviewed by Anita 20th February 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in the Dartmoor pod. A well designed compact pod with all the essentials and a lovely welcome pack to get us off to a great start. The on-site pub serves excellent traditional food and drink at a reasonable price. Sue, her staff and the locals made us feel very welcome. Good location - we visited Burgh Island, Hope Cove, Read moreThurlestone and Ivybridge wood with our mini dachshund. Lots of dog friendly places / cafes in the area. The pod, garden and river are stunning. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 14th January 2022

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Absolutely beautiful location owners and staff at the Avon Inn very welcoming both to myself and my 12 month old boxer puppy. Food at the Inn excellent and good value for money. Im already planning a return visit.

Reviewed by Maria 7th January 2022

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Amazing stay!! Will be back. Loved every moment of it listening to the river and chilling in the hot tub. Sue was fantastic and couldnt do enough for us.

Reviewed by Ashleigh 26th December 2021

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The perfect getaway. Beautiful location, friendly and helpful owners with a lovely pub on site serving amazing food.

Reviewed by Denise 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Charmian 22nd October 2021

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Easy and quick to look through and book a holiday very helpful.

Reviewed by Jillian 15th October 2021

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A lovely holiday and excellent chance to relax.

Reviewed by Claire 3rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 24th September 2021

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Absolutely lovely place to stay, the owners have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. Brilliant having a pub which serves lovely food alday long on the doorstep, very convenient. The garden is well kept and suffiently private. We had a warm welcome from the owners and they were very helpful.

Reviewed by Allison 10th September 2021

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Set in a stunning garden the pod is right next to an accessible river. The pod is beautiful and has everything you need with a very generous welcome hamper waiting for you. Hot tub, fire pit and bbq fabulous, all fuel provided Sue, the host was fab, she ensured you had everything without being intrusive.

Reviewed by Adrian 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Emma 13th August 2021

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Amazing experience all around. The facilities were fantastic and the pod itself was well cared for. Sue was a brilliant host and couldnt do enough for us. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Patricia 6th August 2021

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Lovely , clean and co.fy pod in great surroundings, the hot tub an added bonus.The host Sue, very welcoming and helpful .Nice welcome pack too

Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th July 2021

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Ideal place to stay for a retreat away from the world. Large private garden area which has been thoughtfully landscaped and a hot tub to relax in, private access to river to cool off in the shade, pub close to have refreshing drink and excellent food. Sue and her staff were all friendly and helpful, our welcome pack was an unexpected bonus. And wheRead moren we were ready to venture out and explore; the main road network was not far away so we could access different locations easily. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 25th June 2021

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Perfect location, accommodation compact but everything you would need for a holiday. Sue was amazing, always willing to help and supply us with wood on request, restocked the hot tub if we were out for the day. Welcome pack excellent in the pod and the food in the pub was well worth a visit and the locals were very friendly. Broad band was super faRead morest Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 18th June 2021

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Just returned home from the Avon Pod what a lovely place to stay. The pod is ideally situated to explore the local area and is in an idyllic setting. Everything you need is included in the pod and the quality and finish is of a high standard. Sue is a fab host, really friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food in the Avon Inn is excellent, Read moreplenty of variety and delicious home cooked meals we ate there every night. Overall a really lovely holiday would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Callum 8th June 2021

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Overall lovely little pod very helpful and friendly staff, weather unfortunately let it down but would stay again.

Reviewed by Luke 25th May 2021

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What a lovely place to visit. Sue the host is a lovely character. The most chilled out couple of days Ive had. Will be looking to book again!

Reviewed by Diane 14th May 2021

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Our stay was just perfect our first time glamping and we were lucky to have picked the pod we stayed in. It was so comfortable. The hot tub was amazing a bit of time needed to heat it up. The landlady was very accommodating and friendly the pub/restrant onsite was a bonus we enjoyed a few meals that were delicious and plenty of it. We would definitRead moreely book again Hide

Reviewed by Florin 7th May 2021

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Brilliant stay, brilliant location and brilliant Sue. Nothing is too much trouble for lady Sue -the owner. Thank you so much for everything! We had an amazing week, so peaceful and relaxing, the hot tub was excellent.

Reviewed by Emily 21st April 2021

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Our stay at the River Avon Pod couldnt have been better. The pod was cosy but spacious and no corners had been cut on quality. The hot tub and fire pit were fantastic and the grounds it was set in plus the pub on the doorstep were an added bonus. And the hosts were extremely welcoming and attentive, we will be returning next year!

Reviewed by Nikkita 16th April 2021

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The pod is lovely. It was so relaxing. Very pretty views we had 2 families of ducks on the river next to the pod which was amazing. The hot tub is lovely to finish the day in after going shopping in one of the towns or cities nearby. All round a lovely place to stay, owners are lovely too.

Reviewed by Genevieve 13th April 2021

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Amazing stay, the most wonderful hostess who couldn't do enough for you to make your stay wonderful. The hot tub is incredible. Attached to a quiet and friendly pub.

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