LOWER CLUNKAMOOR COTTAGE
How to book: when you first contact us we will send you our booking information and hold your dates for three days. Once you are sure you are happy with everything please confirm your dates. Payment information will be included in the booking information.
The cottage is reached along narrow Devon lanes. The entrance to the drive is opposite the former Clunkamoor kennels, which no longer exist.
Arrival: from 4pm
Departure: by 10am please
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COMMENTS FROM THE COTTAGE VISITORS BOOK 2002 - 2015
'I wish I could bottle the serenity of this place and take it back to our everyday life. This has been the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries for two weeks. We wanted to get away from it all but never dreamt we would find such a haven.'
Mr and Mrs A, Wolverhampton.
'A lovely peaceful place to stay. Miles from anywhere!'
Mr and Mrs S, Middlesex.
'We had a wonderful week here - away from it all yet an ideal base to explore Dartmoor, the coast, the villages and towns. A delightful cottage that has everything a couple needs on holiday.'
Mr and Mrs R, Aalten, The Netherlands.
‘Having spent the last ten years taking our holidays in Devon or Cornwall, we both agree that this holiday has been the best! The wild beauty of Lower Clunkamoor Cottage has been absolutely stunning and the abundance of wildlife is breathtaking. We have both slept so soundly in that wonderful kingsize bed.’
PD and PD, Dover.
‘A little bit of heaven on earth! What a wonderful spot and the perfect place to recharge our batteries away from the hurly-burly of daily life.’
L and W, Sussex.
‘Such a lovely ‘out of the way’ place to spend our holiday.’
L and F, Hertfordshire.
‘What an absolute pleasure it has been to experience a week of bliss in the peace and tranquillity of Lower Clunkamoor Cottage. Thank you for providing the opportunity to share your piece of paradise.’
J and E, Christmas Island, Australia.
'Glorious week in a lovely quiet secluded spot. Brilliant walks - coastal and riverside - loads of wildlife.'
Mr and Mrs H, Sussex.
'Wonderful peace and 'back to nature' feel about Clunkamoor and surrounding South Hams. Wildlife hereabouts is prolific - felt privileged indeed to meet a badger.'
Mr and Mrs W, Berkshire.
'We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely, romantic place. It is simply wonderful to wake up in the mornings and see this beautiful oak tree, hearing nothing except for the birds and the wind.'
MD and JF, Wuppertal, Germany.
'A peaceful and idyllic place to unwind. Very comfortable, beautiful walks locally and no noise other than from birdsong.'
Mr and Mrs C, Hampshire.
‘A special and quietly wondrous place.’
M and S, London.
‘A very comfortable cottage.’
P and S, Tewksbury.
‘A week in the most magical place in permanent sunshine - could life get any better? The highlights: lying in bed in the morning with the curtains drawn back, watching the mighty oak play host to dozens of birds; sitting in semi-darkness by a badger sett with a hobby calling overhead; getting lost in the maze of the very large ‘garden’.
J and C, Lancashire.
‘A tranquil and peaceful place to say. It was a special experience to open the door and hear nothing but the sounds of the birds and the trees, the fox and the rabbits.’
L and A, Hampshire.
‘Such peace and tranquillity are so hard to find, surrounded by an array of birds and watched over by the grand oak tree.’
R and S, Yorkshire.
‘One week in garden Eden.’
T and B, Schningen, Germany.
'Lovely spot, so quiet, nice to get away from the hustle and bustle. We will be back.'
Mr and Mrs B, London.
'We have had a splendid time on safari here at Lower Clunkamoor - deer strolling by, all the birds, bats, squirrels and badgers. Very magical and restful. We will be back!'
Mr and Mrs D, Oxford.
'Thank you for another wonderful stay in Devon with you. Back home in New Zealand when we think of the English countryside, it is here, in the quiet and loveliness of your garden and woods, that we think of. So hope we can come back.'
Mr and Mrs T, Christchurch, New Zealand.
'Thank you so much for letting us into your beautiful space. I will cherish memories of waking up in the very comfortable bed and looking out on the birds. We had a restful, peaceful and creative time, just what we needed and more.'
CB and PB, Cumbria.
'Thank you for allowing us to stay somewhere so beautiful.'
Mr and Mrs M, Sussex.
'We are here for the second year in Clunkamoor and we had a wonderful time. The cottage is a wonderful place with different walks from the house.'
Mr and Mrs L, Gouda, Netherlands.
'The description of Clunkamoor was spot on! Peaceful and a haven for bird life - a real thrill to see a bullfinch so close up and tame.'
Mr and Mrs H, Somerset.
'The cottage has been perfect for our week's honeymoon - quiet, warm and just remote enough so we felt as though we'd escaped from the rest of the world.'
Mr and Mrs W, Cambridge.
'An excellent week. Fantastic walking. Very comfortable base.'
'Beautiful place. Lovely stay.'
IP and CL, Madeira.
'A lovely, relaxing and peaceful stay. Took some day trips, and always so lovely to come back home. Amazing to see the badgers.'
TN, New Zealand.
'A very peaceful and relaxing stay. A wide range of scenery and wildlife, with the woodpecker dining up to three times a day or or more at the birdtable.
Mr and Mrs W, Kent.
'Lovely peaceful week. Beautiful scenery.'
Mr and Mrs D, Oxfordshire.
'We enjoyed our excursions out from here but found the greater pleasure was returning to the peace and tranquillity of Lower Clunkamoor.'
Mr and Mrs M, Kent.
'As ever we have really enjoyed our stay. Peace and quiet is what we really came for this time and we got it in buckets.'
Mr and Mrs C, Sussex.
'We loved the whole area known as South Hams and didn't have nearly enough time to see and do everything. This is an ideal base for walking, which is what we mainly did.'
JT and SB, Somerset.
'A lovely peaceful retreat with access to beautiful countryside, great country lanes, the coast and lots of places to visit. We can understand why people return.'
Mr and Mrs J, South Yorkshire.
'We have had a lovely time in Lower Clunkamoor Cottage. We enjoyed the quietness and the beautiful landscape.'
Mr and Mrs R, Leerdam, Netherlands.
'As before, we have had a wonderful relaxing time.'
Mr and Mrs C, Sussex.
'We have had a wonderful time here, full of interesting and inspiring impressions - it's a very beautiful area.
JB and AS, Kassel, Germany.
'A quiet, romantic, beautiful scenic house and setting - thank you for sharing this with others.'
NW and ET, Sussex.
'Unhurried chill-out in gorgeous October weather. This is a splendid base from which to explore the creeks, estuaries and harbours of South Devon via an intricate and generally traffic-free network of lanes. We've enjoyed the wildlife too - buzzards by day and tawny owls by night. And the stars! On a moonless night the whole of the Milky Way and beyond opened up for us.'
J and C, Leicester.
'A very restful enjoyable week - we felt extremely comfortable here.'
Mr and Mrs W, Greensboro, USA.
'A real haven of peace. So much to see and do and not enough time - we will have to come back.'
PC and IM, Brighton.
'Our time here has been an absolute joy. Much needed peace and quiet in a beautiful setting. We have taken little sojourns out and about and have equally enjoyed sitting outside, lapping up the beautiful countryside and calming view.'
Mrs J, Sussex.
'The cottage is a wonderful place to come back to and relax after a busy day exploring the area. After a gap of fifteen years the South Hams is even better than we remembered - we will return soon.'
Mr and Mrs Q, Surrey.
'We've enjoyed staying in your little cottage in this peaceful, gorgeous part of the world.'
Mr and Mrs M, Brisbane, Australia.
'A lovely week! We have enjoyed exploring the South Hams and have found the cottage an excellent base, being both comfortable and peaceful.'
Mr and Mrs S, London.
'An idyllic two weeks. We have recharged our batteries in this peaceful haven. The coastal walks have been breathtaking and the cottage has been a perfect retreat after our day excursions.'
CW and MS, Staffordshire.
'The cottage is warm and comfy and very well equipped. It is so very peaceful here and we have enjoyed our stay very much.'
Mr and Mrs G, Essex.
'A wonderful base from which to explore the Devonshire coastline. The cottage is a real retreat - sorry to be going home.'
Mr and Mrs W, Yorkshire.
'We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely ambiance and the extreme quietness of the cottage. It was a real pleasure to come home after a day of walking or sightseeing.'
Mr and Mrs B, Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
'We have had a lovely two-week honeymoon here - it's been very relaxing and quiet.'
Mr and Mrs B, Northamptonshire.
'The cottage is lovely, in a beautiful location and very restful. We would love to visit again to walk more coastal paths but also to explore inland.'
Mr and Mrs S, Leicester.
"We needed a 'get away from it all' and we certainly found the right place. Had a great holiday. We hope to come again to enjoy the quiet and the birds."
Mrs L, Berkshire.
'The cottage is well equipped, and cosy and warm in the evenings. Based in an idyllic, relaxing environment, it is ideally situated for exploring Dartmoor and the coast.'
Mr and Mrs R, Derbyshire.
'We have found peace and tranquillity here in these lovely surroundings - the sun playing on the leaves of the lovely oak tree, the never-ending birdsong, the antics of the squirrels and the wonderful weather.
Mr and Mrs S, Hampshire.
'What a great place - the peace and quiet of the cottage but the hustle and bustle of seaside towns only minutes away. We enjoyed discovering the many bays and coves, and will certainly come again. The cottage is wonderful.'
Mr and Mrs M, Derbyshire.
'We loved it here. Great cottage, great setting and excellent attention to detail. The serenity and seclusion of Clunkamoor was an oasis for us at the start and end of every day. We'd love to come back and intend to sometime soon.'
Mr and Mrs H, Middlesex.
'Enjoy. We did. Everything.’
LM and GM, London.
‘This really is a magical place, so calm and peaceful with amazing bird life. All you can hear is birdsong!’
A and M, Dorset.
‘Our third visit here and, as always, wonderful! The highlight was seeing badgers so close up, but the birds, the orchids, the flora and fauna generally are treasures to store away in our memories. The bed is the most comfortable we have slept on in two months of travelling through England.’
LT and IM, Diamond Harbour, New Zealand.
Very magical and restful.
Mr and Mrs D, Oxford.
'A wonderfully tranquil week - we leave reluctantly but with our batteries recharged.'
Mr and Mrs E, Cambridgeshire.
'We have had a wonderful fortnight of sun, solitude, peace and restoration. There are some wonderful walks, and we've loved every minute of it.'
Mr and Mrs C, Yorkshire.
'We've had a lovely week at Clunkamoor. We've enjoyed being in such a tranquil place, making the most of the wildlife by day and night, as well as having great views of shooting stars and Mars. We've done some beautiful walks around the coast - masses of butterflies around Bolt Tail and cirl buntings near Noss Mayo.'
ED and CT, Cardiff.
'Beautiful place, ideal for relaxing and getting away from it all.'
SB and PD, Hertfordshire.
'What a great place to totally unwind and recharge your batteries.'
IB and NC, Yorkshire.
'A very peaceful week in a lovely cottage.'
JP and HB, Nottinghamshire.
'Travelled from a beautiful part of the country - the Lake District - to arrive in an equally beautiful area. Visited lots of fab places - supposed to come for a rest but kept very busy.'
KM and SF, Cumbria.
'Beautiful still - same as last year!'
PD and SB, Hertfordshire.
'Brilliant week. Excellent walking in beautiful countryside around Clunkamoor. A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.'
RP and CG, Bristo1.
'Wonderful place, lovely walks and scenery.'
TW and SB, Cambridge.
'A wonderful place for a really quiet, relaxing holiday - we have thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved the rural and coastal villages and the magnificent scenery of Start Bay, Start Point, Prawle Point, Bigbury and Burgh Island, and, of course, Dartmoor.'
Mr and Mrs F, Germany.
'The wonderful, away-from-it-all location was a perfect base. Fantastic variety of birds to be seen from the cottage. A really enjoyable break.'
Mr and Mrs W, Somerset, 2003.
'Really didn't need to travel far to have a fantastic, relaxing and restorative week.'
Mr and Mrs W, Somerset, 2004.
'A natural and tranquil place. A good mix of countryside, woods, river and coastal walks. We truly had a wonderful time.'
Mr and Mrs T, Dorset.
'We have had a wonderful time here. We have seen badgers, foxes, deer and a variety of birds. I have loved the 'old' Devon - the villages, the narrow roads with high hedges, the moors and the coast and beaches.'
Mr and Mrs G, East Lothian.
'Back again at Clunkamoor for a week of peace and quiet. We have enjoyed the whole area - wish we had another week.'
Mr and Mrs L, Berkshire.
'We have had a wonderful week - the cottage is a lovely peaceful retreat and hopefully one day we will be back.'
Mr and Mrs B, Hertfordshire.
'Excellent stay in comfortable cottage. Magnificent, unspoilt countryside. We'd love to come again.'
Mr and Mrs L, Surrey.
'Tucked away in this secret, beautiful corner of south Devon, this cottage has been just the peaceful holiday we hoped it would be.'
Mr and Mrs B, Leicester.
'I thought I was in heaven!'
AND FINALLY (although he didn’t stay here!)
‘I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming 'War Horse' on Dartmoor.’
SOME DEVON FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2016
Dart Music Festival: May 13-15
Devon County Show: May 19-21
Dartington Food Fair: May 29
Green Scythe Fair: June 12
Armed Forces Day, Plymouth: June 25
Ways with Words Festival, Dartington: July 8-18
Totnes Canoe Festival: July 17
Yealmpton Show: July 27
Sidmouth Folk Week: July 29 - August 5
Dartington International Summer School and Festival:
July 30 - August 27 Totnes Show: July 31
Dartmoor Folk Festival: August 5-7
Dittisham Regatta: August (date TBC)
British Firework Championships: August 16-17
Dartmouth Royal Regatta: August 25-27
Staverton Fair: August 29
Kingsbridge Show: September 3
Widecombe Fair: September 13
Two Moors Festival: October 20-29
Dartmouth Food Festival: October 21-23