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  • £800  to  £1800

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    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About Bridesmere

Bridesmere is a proper home from home, welcoming families and friends to enjoy the natural beauty of north east Dartmoor's Teign Valley in all seasons. The accommodation is beautifully appointed with bespoke furnishings, and sleeps eight guests in three bedrooms. It is one of three extraordinary holiday homes in the 50-acre grounds of the Clifford Barton Estate where you can take a stroll down to the stunning lake and enjoy the peace and tranquillity sitting on Bridesmere Bridge watching the wildlife or use it a yoga platform.

Have fun in the stone games barn where you can battle it out at the snooker table, table tennis or table football. Play your own tunes on the music system and gather around the woodburning stove. The property is at the end of a long private drive with no passing traffic, a stone's throw from the River Teign and National Trust Fingle Bridge. It's packed with idyllic rural charm yet is only around 20-minutes from Exeter.

An off-grid, wood fired hot tub is located a short walk from Bridesmere that can be booked out (separate charges apply) for the afternoon and/or evening, offering an extraordinary opportunity to unwind immersed in nature, watch the sun set over the Teign Valley and star gaze. The Teign Valley night skies are well known for their spectacular stars given the lack of light pollution. You can borrow adult and children’s bikes from Clifford Barton's bike pool, they also have a bike trailer for the very young guests. This is a great way to explore the many off-road cycling routes, or to cycle down the river track to the pub. Green woodworking courses are also run from the site, why not have a go, great fun for both children and adults.

Dartmoor attracts visitors to explore its breathtaking wilderness all year round. The 950 square kilometre national park is a magical mix of moors, granite tors, rivers, and woodland. Wander through Fingle and Dunsford woods down to the River Teign and the stone arched Fingle Bridge, built in the 1600s for packhorses to cross the river safely. Another favourite local walk circumnavigates Teign Gorge, passing Castle Drogo using the Hunters Path. Dartmoor is also a magnet for mountain bikers, climbers, wild swimmers, adventurous souls, and lovers of huge views. Although you don't have to leave the grounds of Clifford Barton to see a wide variety of flora and fauna; badgers, bats, deer, butterflies and wildflowers. The nearest beach is Bantham, around 45 minutes from Bridesmere and easily within reach for a fun day at the seaside.

Spend a day exploring the shops, restaurants and attractions of the cathedral city of Exeter, which also has a thriving music and nightlife scene. Local family-friendly attractions include the Go Ape high ropes courses and mountain biking trails at Haldon Forest Park, Crealy and Woodlands Adventure Parks, the River Dart Country Park, the Miniature Pony Centre, and Clip and Climb.

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Vicki Bloomfield joined Independent Cottages in December 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Formerly a barn and stables, Bridesmere is now a stylish holiday home set over two levels with an upside-down layout that enhances the natural light and rural views.


  • Step into the entrance hall where there is space to leave coats and walking boots.
  • Two of the three bedrooms are downstairs. One is a spacious double room with a king-sized bed and proper storage. The original oak beam is a lovely feature enhanced by the choice of bespoke hand made furnishings.
  • Quad room with four single beds that is perfect for children - great if you're on holiday with cousins - but also suitable for teens and adults. The ensuite has a shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Utility room with laundry and cleaning facilities, an undercounted freezer and a WC with a handbasin.


  • Light-filled living room, dining area, and kitchen with a high vaulted ceiling, multi-aspect windows, and gorgeous views. There are two three-seater sofas and an armchair, so plenty of room for everyone to settle down to watch the TV or a film on Netflix, listen to music with Echo Show, do a jigsaw or play board games.
  • Next to the kitchen, the long dining table has benches seating eight people.
  • The kitchen is well equipped with an induction hob and BOSCH oven. There is lots of space to store food and prepare meals.
  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, ample storage, and beautiful furnishings.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC, and a handbasin.

Outside: Guests staying in Bridesmere have use of all the onsite shared facilities, but in addition Bridesmere has an enclosed rear fenced garden with outdoor seating and a fire pit barbecue. There is parking behind the house.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests to bring towels for outdoor use if going to the beach or wild swimming. The hot tub costs between £40-£60 a session. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request, with guests to supply cot bedding. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. There is a £25 charge per dog per stay. Smoking is not permitted in the accommodation.

Bridesmere Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms (2 King & 1 Quad)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £800
To £1800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1647 272886 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Vicki Bloomfield
Member Since December 2021

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