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The Riddle | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | North Bovey, Dartmoor

Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous guests have said about The Riddle below:

We’ve had the most enjoyable holiday in your beautiful property, which is truly a home-from-home. The Riddle is such a delightful place to stay, with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful break. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking on the Aga! Our dogs have loved it too, thank you for all the thoughtful treats, toys and beds for them. They’ve loved the cool stone floor in the hot weather! The village is so peaceful and the pub very hospitable! Dartmoor is absolutely stunning! Many thanks again, and wishing you all the best.

How wonderful and idyllic The Riddle and the village of North Bovey are. We have loved every moment of our four weeks here, the peace, the walks, the lovely pub! The Riddle is a truly enchanting cottage both old and rustic and luxurious and quirky. We have fallen under its spell and hope to be back.

Thank you for the use of your cottage for a very enjoyable holiday. We cottage has been beautifully restored to the highest of standards and the facilities are second to none! We have never used an Aga but now we are converts. We cracked the riddle and opened the safe, the contents of which will remain a secret.

We had a flippin´ fabulous week here. Everything is pretty perfect. We have little to tell or advise about from the local area as we spent most of our time mucking around in the house (apart from the very pleasant walks). Thanks for all the little touches. We solved the riddle and we will be back.

What a beautiful cottage in a wonderful village - a really relaxing getaway. The first half of the week was beautiful blue skies and sunshine, and then came the snow! The walk along to Bovey Castle is a delight. We spent the week walking on the moors and cosying up in front of the log burner in the evenings after a drink at the Ring o´ Bells pub on most evenings. We will be back!

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage! We have one of the most relaxing times in a long while and are so sad to leave! Wish we could stay here forever and enjoy this beautiful environment.

A lovely cottage, village and area. A great place to ring in the New Year. Highlights have been Chagford, The Ring o´ Bells in the village, Hay Tor and the moors. Overall a wonderful stay and a very cosy cottage.

What a magical week in this beautifully restored house. Quite simply stunning. We have loved it, as did our two dogs!

It´s been a wonderful week! The cottage is an absolute pleasure and North Bovey is definitely the quiet oasis I was hoping for. It is so easy to lose hours sitting at the kitchen table or in the garden listening to and watching the birds. On a clear night, the stars are abundant and amazing, best viewed by taking a stroll around the village green, cup of tea or coffee in hand. Once discovered, the stroll along the river to Bovey Castle can quickly become a daily ritual. I had so many places I wanted to explore but the cottage has a way of drawing you back so enjoy sitting beside the fire with a book or a long soak in the bath. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Our London based ´rat race´ pace of life needs places like this for some relaxation. I am now retiring very early to a cottage, a cottage just like this. I´m already using the Wi-Fi to search for similar properties. I´m so in love with this lifestyle. Thank you for giving us a life changing experience.

I wonder if you might consider selling your lovely cottage to us!? I spent far too long pretending this was really our home! We had the most wonderful stay, the cottage is just beautiful and so perfectly presented. It only took us four days and a few bottles of red but we did finally solve the riddle! What a fantastic feature. Thank you once again and congratulations on such a wonderful and inviting home.

A very pleasant time was had by all - lots of walking and plenty to find in the local area. The Riddle has been a welcome break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The cottage is warm and welcoming with excellent facilities.

This beautiful chocolate box thatched roof home is a credit to the owners. We have been travelling around Ireland, Cornwall and Devon for the past month so arriving in this Tranquil part of Dartmoor was a real break for us. Cooking a roast on the Aga was a real thrill as it brought back so many memories from my childhood. We just loved everything about your beautiful home from home, from the gorgeous interior to the peaceful location.

I spent far too long pretending this was really our home! Would you consider selling your lovely cottage to us!? We had the most wonderful stay - the cottage is just beautiful and so perfectly presented. It took us four days and few bottles of red, but we did finally solve the riddle! Thank you and congratulations on such a wonderful home.

What a beautiful cottage. We all loved it, especially Felix our dog, who enjoyed splashing in the water and chasing squirrels on his morning walk along the river behind the church. Our grandsons enjoyed trying to solve the riddle (still trying). Wish we could stay long, its been wonderful.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. Despite the weather we had a brilliant time, did not venture too far as we loved it here. My husband loved using the aga, my daughters favourite was the coffee machine and mine was the bath and log fire. My other daughter had to be pried from the snug. The dogs were really happy here and enjoyed the walks by the river. We are really sorry to leave after a restful days and hope to come again one day. We solved the riddle but I think it was more luck than judgement.

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your home. We enjoyed some wonderful walks with our dogs, long soaks in the bath, watching the birds in the garden and snuggling up by the fire. Thank you.

The Riddle is a beautiful cottage. Usually places are never as good as their photographs but this was even better. We didn´t want to leave.

We all loved the cottage, the attention to detail that has gone into the decor. We all enjoyed trying to solve the "riddle", my grandsons loved the tv room and it was so nice to be able to take our big German Shepherd into a lovely house and not feel we had to be on tenterhooks. Thank you for the dog treats and special canine touches. We will definitely book with you again.

An incredible property in a gorgeous location. The interior exceeded our expectations and the arrival of a hamper to help us settle in was fantastic. We would definitely stay again and would recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a romantic and uniquely stylish home from home

A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, real home from home. This was Murphy´s first holiday, seven month old retriever pup! Had a fabulous time on the moors, rivers and the sea and we enjoyed it too!

Thank you for having us in your beautiful cottage. It makes us appreciate the British countryside. We have seen quite a bit of the UK, but the narrow roads of Dartmoor are a new experience for us..We are proud to say we managed to solve the intricate riddle, though it took us a few days all together.It has been wonderful. Thank you.

We wish we had stayed longer than a week as we discovered so many places.The dogs had the best time on their walkies! We just loved the kitchen and the cottage is just so welcoming. We had a truly great stay.

Thank you so much for the lovely stay in your wonderful cottage - such a peaceful and heart opening place! Everything was perfect during our stay which was far too short. We will be back!

We came all the way from Los Angeles to stay in this beautiful old cottage. We enjoyed the house and watching movies in the lovely TV room, reading in the living room and relaxing with a cream tea in the kitchen. We thank you all for this lovely place!

We have had the most wonderful Easter weekend in your beautiful home. The house, the area, everything was like a slice of paradise. We couldn´t have been in a more picturesque place if we tried, a perfect place to escape the city.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at The Riddle. The peace and tranquility is just what we needed. The little walk down to the river set on the stepping stones is an absolute must, especially when the sun is at Castle Bovery - a little treat. Castle Drogo - great for walks and some history.The housekeeper was also brilliant!

Beautiful house, beautiful weather, beautiful countryside and great company. We enjoyed the house very much, thank you!

We have had a wonderful stay at The Riddle. Everything has been thought of so all you have to do is relax and enjoy this beautiful cottage. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you!

We have very much enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage. It has been so relaxing and what a view to wake up to each morning! We enjoyed the local walks from the red book on sunny autumnal days and log fires relaxing and reading in the evenings. Perfect break which was much needed. Thanks again!

We have had such a good time at The Riddle. Beautiful cottage! Dartmoor is a great area for long walks and the dogs loved it (and they loved the sheep!). The Warren Inn is a perfect pit stop and we also really liked The Rugglestone Inn in Widecombe and Peter Tavy Inn, all of them dog-friendly.

We have had a delightful stay in this wonderful house. We enjoyed solving the riddle - great fun! Our favourite day was a trip to Dittisham where we enjoyed stand up paddle boarding on the dart followed by a seafood treat at Rockfish in Dartmouth. Thank you for a lovely week.

We have had a fantastic week in this wonderful, peaceful cottage. Highlights were Becky Falls, Okehampton Castle and lovely walks all around. The food at The Horse in Moretonhampstead was excellent but The Warren Inn on the moors was our favourite.

We have had a wonderfully relaxing stay at The Riddle. The cottage is fantastic and it is so welcoming. The area is brilliant for exploring with the dog, we loved Chagford, Castle Drogo plus many more. There is still so much to see we hope to be back! Thank you

We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay in your truly wonderful home. Great location, great home and a wonderful welcome hamper on arrival. We will definitely be coming back!

We´ve really enjoyed staying in North Bovey and your lovely cottage. The decor is beautiful and you really have thought of everything! As we had the dog with us we have explored the area and dog-friendly places to eat- there are lots to choose from! Thanks for a great base to explore this beautiful part of the country!

The bathrooms are amazing, towels super soft, the snug was lovely to relax in and the location was ´away from it all´! The weather was great...but not the fog! Thank you.

Thank you for sharing your perfect cottage with us. We have enjoyed every moment of our stay and would have loved to stay for longer. The interiors are beautiful and we could tell how much thought had been put in to creating such a wonderful home. The kitchen was fabulous, we even used an Aga for the first time. In the evening there was nothing better to do than snuggle up in the fantastic cinema room to watch a film. Thank you so much!

The Riddle was a lovely place to stay. We had a very relaxing weekend, the property had a high standard throughout and was very well equipped compared to other holiday homes we´ve stayed at. The snug with the sofa and TV was a lovely addition to the lounge.

We were looking for a weekend break that we could take our dog with us, the secure garden was a bonus as we could let him out with peace of mind!

Possibly one of the best properties we´ve ever stayed at!


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