Courtenay House is an adults only bed and breakfast located in Bovey Tracey, the gateway to Dartmoor. It makes an ideal location for those visiting Dartmoor for cycling, walking or riding.... Read more

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Courtenay House

(46 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 3.9
  • Service 4.7
  • Location 4.5

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.4
Janet Mature couple Stayed: Jul 16

Courtenay House one-week stay

One week in order to attend a local Christian conference Read more

Response

Thank you Janet for your review hopefully within the next 6 months there will be a guest lounge. Regards Tina

Likes?
The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and the central location in Bovey Tracey. Quiet room
Dislikes?
Smallish twin room and no communal lounge for relaxation
4
Doug Mature couple Stayed: Jul 16

Good room excellent breakfast

Stayed one night Read more

Likes?
Room and breakfast
Dislikes?
Car had to be parked in a public car park 5 mins away
5
diane Mature couple Stayed: Jun 16

A lovely B&B

We stayed at Courtney House for one night walking the Dartmoor Way. Tina made us feel very welcome and was friendly and helpful. She upgraded us to the ensuite room which had been recently decorated beautifully. It was a lovely room, very clean and had everything we could have wanted. Read more

Response

Hi Diane thank you for your kind comments, I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back again and we can spoil you again. Regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
We felt very relaxed there. The breakfast was lovely and was in a big room off the antique shop which Tina runs also, which was very unique. We couldn't have asked for more.
Dislikes?
None
5
Tony Alone Stayed: May 16

Excellent choice

Friendly clean and comfortable Read more

Response

Hi Tony thank you for your comments much appreciated.Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
The welcome
Dislikes?
No
5
peter Alone Stayed: Sep 15

A pleasant place to stay.

On business in the area, stayed weeknights, home on weekends. Read more

Response

Thanks for your review Peter hope you have settled down in Chudleigh it was a pleasure to meet you. Tina

Likes?
Convenient, quiet.
Dislikes?
Parking can be a challenge.
4
Brian Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

We had a wonderful time at Bovey Tracey and surrounding area

Most enjoyable as we were able to take our dogs with us Read more

Response

Dear Brian & Val thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and of course the doggies. I hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
Visiting the moors. walking up to Haytor then in the evening hearing the Military wives choir at North Bovey
Dislikes?
The only problem was no parking
5
Martin Alone Stayed: Mar 14

A fair price for a pleasant stay

I stayed for two nights and was put into the double room which was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Read more

Response

Thank you Martin for your comments. Hope to see you again one day. Regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
Courtenay house is located in the centre of Bovey Tracey and the room was very comfortable. Tina and Clive were friendly & welcoming hosts.
Dislikes?
None
4
Sarah Alone Stayed: Mar 14

Friendly and relaxed

Very good Read more

Response

Thanks for your review it was a pleasure to meet you. Regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
Unusual combining antiques and B and B
Dislikes?
No
4
charlotte Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

the only place to stay in bovey tracey

Fantastic you always get the best welcome,the rooms are great,food is best quality and lots of it.We will be back Read more

Response

Absolutely lovely to see you again, thanks for your comments look forward to seeing you next year. Love Tina & Clive

Likes?
All good
Dislikes?
no
5
Jennifer Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Satisfactory

Satisfactory Read more

Likes?
Clean room
Dislikes?
The towels were not changed each day
4
Mick Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

convenience

Too brief Read more

Response

Lovely to meet you both thank you for your kind words hope to see you again sometime regards Tina & Clive

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Robert Mature couple Stayed: Jun 13

Very welcoming

Tina was a very good host and we enjoyed our visit Read more

Response

Thank you Bob & Mary for your kind remarks it was a pleasure to meet you both. Looking forward to seeing you both again,. Tina

Likes?
The beds were particulary comfortable
Dislikes?
None
4
Roland Alone Stayed: Sep 12

Enjoyable two night stay

A short break for two nights while touring around the area. Read more

Likes?
Tina and Clive were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Good convenient location in the middle of town. Most comfortable bed I've slept in for a long time. Interesting historic building,antiques centre.
Dislikes?
The only small point was that I couldn't find a shaver point. Neither a like nor a dislike, just a comment, but it's a very feminine place - lots of cushions, ornaments and pink!
5
francoise et joseph Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

A well situated b&b with a very friendly atmosphere

We chose Bovey Tracey for its location being on the edge of Dartmore and within easy reach of the coast line.We we're very impressed with the friendly reception at 'The Pink House'(as Courtney House is known in the town). Tina and Clive were very helpful with local information and couldn't have done more to make our stay even more welcome .The double room did not have 'on suite' facilities but the bathroom across the hall was for our exclusive use and was a very minor deal.We will return. Read more

Response

Hi Jo & Franxoise, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we both look forward to your return. Regarding the no-parking at Courtenay House as far as I can remember this is what was put on our site! Many thanks for your kind gift. Regards Tina & Clivexx

Likes?
The location,The atmosphere,The breakfast,The friendliness of not just our hosts but the other guests too.The ambiance of a combined B&B and Tea room. The extra care to make a French national welcome.
Dislikes?
To mention no 'on-site' parking would only be picky as the local car park is very close and can be tolerated without fuss.
5
Frank Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

a very interesting stay

very comfortable room & friendly hostess, set in a combined antique shop / tea rooms. Read more

Response

Thank you Frank for your comments unfortunately the double room is not big enough to add an en-suite. But as you say you had a lovely bathroom across the hall.

Likes?
the outside of the buildiing had character & the inside had quaintness
Dislikes?
very minor: ours was the one room without on-suite, but we had a lovely provate bathroom across the landing.
4
colin Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Another fantastic week at Courtenay house

Second Excellent 4 night stay Read more

Response

It was lovely to see you both again and thank you for your review! Looking forward to your next visit. Hello to Margaret. Tina

Likes?
The accomadation is first class, always given a great welcome hospitality is second to none.Breakfasts to die for.
Dislikes?
Cannot fault anything
5
Judith Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Good Value

For business, I needed somewhere clean and comfortable to stay for a few nights. Read more

Response

Thank you Judith for your comments. As far as the blind is concerned, trying to overcome this problem!

Likes?
Good value for money. Lots of breakfast options. Room itself and ensuite bathroom had been fairly recently updated and it was fresh and clean.
Dislikes?
The only problem was that the blind at the window was very fine and white and so at 4am I was woken up by bright light.
4
Michael Alone Stayed: May 12

friendly place to stay on edge of dartmoor

Located in the centre of a small town on the edge of dartmoor and seconds from friends I was visiting, Courtney House was ideally located. The level of service started the day before I arrived with a phone call to make sure I could find the place and continued with thought out my stay. Great place to stay if your visiting dartmoor Read more

Response

Thanks for your review it was a pleasure meeting you.

Likes?
The warm welcome and service offered was as good as I have received at hotels charging many more times the cost of staying here
Dislikes?
The decor may not be to every ones tastes
4
Lubos Young couple Stayed: Apr 12

Lovely place to stay.

Lovely place, very good and friendly service Read more

Response

It was a pleasure to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again when you come to Devon

Likes?
Room, service, place
Dislikes?
None
5
Stuart Mature couple Stayed: Nov 11

Warm & friendly B&B accommodation

We spent 3 nights at Courtenay House while visiting relatives. Tina & Clive made us very welcome, the room was adequate & the breakfasts were superb. We also had Sunday lunch there with the family which was also extremely good & all home cooked by Tina. Will definitely return when next visiting the family in Bovey Tracey. Thank-you for making our 3 Days in Devon so enjoyable Tina. Read more

Response

It was a pleasure meeting you both and look forward to your next visit! Reards Tina

Likes?
Within easy reach of the family. Loved the tea-room & the antiques. Hope to have more time to browse on our next visit.
Dislikes?
NO
5
Andi Alone Stayed: Nov 11

Excellent. recommended.

My Jack Russell puppy, Rambo, and I were made very welcome. The twin room was ideal with excellent on-suite shower/toilet. Very comfortable and nice decor (looked recently decorated.) Breakfast was excellent with good choice of options. Read more

Response

Hi Andi thank you for your kind comments. I appreciate the problems with parking but have applied for planning permission to see whether it will be possible to put parking at the front of the house! Look forward to your next visit with Rambo. Regards Tina.

Likes?
Ideal location for walking on the moor and visiting local villages, Widdecombe - in- the - moor, lustleigh etc. Tina was great and very welcoming.
Dislikes?
Lack of on-site parking made it a bit of a faff when trying to unload the car and re-load when leaving. There is a pay&display car park only a couple off mins walk for overnight parking.
5
Jennifer Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Friendly and comfortable

We had an overnight stay prior to a family wedding, and we arrived early evening. Made very welcome, the room was comfortable. The next morning, the breakfast table was well laid out with a great attention to detail. Plenty of choice in cereal, toast and home-made compote. Well cooked English breakfast for me, my husband had the kippers which had been bought especially for him. Tina is very friendly and we had a pleasant conversation. Interesting surroundings. Read more

Response

Thanks for your comments it was a pleasure meeting you both. Regarding the Double Room the bathroom is dedicated to that room the twin room was available which is on-suite. We are now working on another room which hopefully will be ready next year which is a double and will be en-suite. Hope to see you again. Regards Tina

Likes?
Good location in Bovey Tracey. Pleasant atmosphere, and feeling of care and comfort.
Dislikes?
Perhaps, the price should reflect the fact that there is no on-suite facilities, maybe just a few pounds less would do.
5
Christine Family with older children Stayed: Aug 11

An excellent place to stay, really good breakfasts and Tina was very friendly.

Our short break was very restful, and enjoyable despite the unpredictable weather. Read more

Response

It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for your kind comments. Look forward to seeing you again sometime! Tina

Likes?
It's uniqueness with a fascinating antique shop and coffee shop attached.
Dislikes?
None
5
Suat Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 11

Great host, fab breakfast

Lovely hostess Read more

Response

Thank you Suat for your comments. Tina

Likes?
Lovely hostess. Tina's brilliant!
Dislikes?
Room size. Our room was very tiny. It had twin beds
4
Sean Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Eclectic hotel in good location.

Three night leisure break. Read more

Response

Thanks for your comments it was lovely to meet you both. Regards Tina

Likes?
Very comfortable. Friendly staff. Fantastic breakfast. Good location for eating out.
Dislikes?
None
4
spencer Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Home from Home

I had a fantastic stay at courtney House with Tina and Clive as hosts. They really went out of their way for me. The facilities were first class. Read more

Response

Thank you Spencer for your kind remarks it would be a pleasure to see you again! Regards Tina.

Likes?
Very very economical, having stayed there I wouldnt begrudge paying double what I did.
Also the welcome and care taken by Tina and Clive was first class
Dislikes?
nothing not to like.
5
arthur Alone Stayed: Jun 11

put on my favourites list

fulfilled my requirements perfectly Read more

Response

Thank you Arthur for your kind comments look forward to seeing you again sometime. The twin room is on-suite and hopefully we will have the new room ready when you come down again which will also be on-suite.

Likes?
Comfort and friendliness
Dislikes?
not en suite and watch the step in the bathroom
4
CHRISTINE Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

exellent value for money b&b

we were welcomed with a lovely smile Read more

Response

It was lovely to meet you all and thank you for your kind remarks.

Likes?
the cleanliness of the bedroom and en-suite
great breakfast and friendly staff
Dislikes?
no we cannot fault it in any way
5
Terry With a colleague Stayed: May 11

Homely friendly guest house

Friendly welcome clean comfortable rooms Read more

Response

Thanks Terry for your comments it was a pleasure having you stay, hope to see you again. Tina

Likes?
Friendly welcome clean comfortable rooms
Dislikes?
No parking but a large car park on road around the back
4
Peter Young couple Stayed: May 11

Pink but fine. Antiques lovers will love it.

It was fine. Basic but manageable. Read more

Response

I am sorry you did not enjoy sitting with the other guests. Normally, I would have asked you but as you arrived quite late I forgot! Generally, people quite like talking to other guests. It is not a matter of convenient for me it really does not make any difference where you sit. Sorry you were unhappy.

Likes?
Excellent location
Dislikes?
The pinkness (but it was clear that it was going to be pink and floral so it was not unexpected!).
3
Julia Young couple Stayed: Apr 11

stayed overnight after a wedding up the road

We checked in early evening then disappeared to the wedding reception til late. We were given keys and detailed instructions about getting in late at night etc. Read more

Response

Thanks for your kind comments. Regards Tina

Likes?
Very friendly hostess, clean and comfy room. Good breakfast with homemade compote!
Dislikes?
None
4
ken Alone Stayed: Apr 11

lovely clean room and friendly owner

i was wqorking in the area and i am on a budget so it was perfect for me Read more

Response

Thanks Ken for your comments. Hope to see you again sometime.

Likes?
it was clean, comfortable bed, quiet and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
nothing at all
5
Heather With a colleague Stayed: Mar 11

A great overnight stay in a beautiful setting

An interesting mix of antiques and a very substantial breakfast Read more

Response

Hi Heather, thanks for your comments. I have tried the kettle and it appears to be working! I;ll make sure if you come back to Devon that you get your cup of tea!! Many Tnanks Tina

Likes?
It had an original and unique feel.
Dislikes?
The kettle didn't work
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Mar 11

Very comfortable in a convenient location

Short break to meet French friend staying in the same area. Read more

Response

Thank you for your response it was a pleasure to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again on your visit to Bovey Tracey.

Likes?
Centrally positioned giving good access to all local and regional facilities and places of interest
Dislikes?
No
4
David Alone Stayed: Oct 10

Courteney House was great

I am not an easy customer, but I did enjoy myself and Tina was nicveness personified. Read more

Response

Many thanks for your comments and hope to see you again in May

Likes?
It was comfortable and ideally positioned for my purposes.
Dislikes?
The fact that it might be sold.
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Oct 10

Superb!

It was lovely to stay there again, we were made to feel most welcome. The breakfast, I have to say is the best breakfast that I have had anywhere at a b&b!
Hope to stay there again next year. Read more

Response

It was a pleasure to see you again and look forward to next year. Thanks for your commnets

Likes?
Clean and in a quiet location
Dislikes?
None
5
Marie Alone Stayed: Sep 10

An extremely comfortable, clean and friendly place which I would recommend to anyone!

Excellent. I was made to feel very welcome. I had to have breakfast at different times during the week due to my work commitments and this was not a problem for Tina who runs Courtney House. She got up very very early some days to make me breakfast! Read more

Response

Thank you Marie for your kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again in the future.

Likes?
Central location. Very smart facilities - ensuite bathroom was very modern and a great shower! Tina was incredibly friendly and helpful.
Dislikes?
No
5
Patricia Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Home from home

Very comfortable, clean and cosy. Read more

Response

Thank you for your comments and suggestion regarding form for breakfast. Most people tell me their requests regarding eggs but will put it in writing. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Regards Tina.

Likes?
Lovely twin bedroom with tastefull decor and comfortable beds, pillow and duvets. Excellent plumbing in well equiped bathroom ensuite. Could not fault our stay, Tina was helpful and friendly, the room
Dislikes?
No, the off-hotel parking was not an issue, it was a short walk up the road and inexpensive.
5
Rita Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

A quiet,convenient and friendly place to stay.

As always when in Devon very enjoyable. Read more

Response

thank you for your comments

Likes?
Convenient situation and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
No sitting room.
4
Nicholas Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

satisfied couple

satisfying Read more

Response

Thank you for your kind reponse - it was lovely to meet you both

Likes?
Friendly host
Excellent breakfast
Dislikes?
none
4
Joanna Young couple Stayed: May 10

Pleasant

Good for a short stay Read more

Response

Guests booked into the double room which is has only a bath and mixer taps with shower head. The twin bedded rooms does have a shower and if they had requested this on their arrival they could have had this room. The web-site does explalin what the bedrooms have. Sorry they were not happy.

Likes?
Friendly, welcoming and homely
Dislikes?
Lack of a proper shower.
4
Susan Mature couple Stayed: May 10

somewhat different to the norm

made very welcome. The room was clean but rather small as was the en-suite. Good English breakfast. Read more

Response

The brochure for the house which is sent to our guest before their stay shows a map on the back of the Car Park. If it is a problem we are normally asked in advance.

Likes?
good position
Dislikes?
too much clutter of antiques in the house. Had to pay for the parking on the local council carpark
4
elaine Alone Stayed: Apr 10

friendly, clean and suitable for short stay.

short but adequate stay. would not want to stay for more than a couple of nights. Read more

Likes?
clean, pretty room, food looked good but too much for me.
Dislikes?
shared bathroom across the corridor
3
Victoria Alone Stayed: Nov 09

Friendly and homely B&B

This is a well run and very friendly B&B.
My room was lovely with a newly done and spotlessly clean on-suite shower room although the shower itself was rather weak. Read more

Response

There are two settings on the shower one slow and a faster one will ensure in future that guests understand this

Likes?
Friendly hosts
Dislikes?
Weak shower - but this was a very minor thing on the overall experience and I would stay there again.
4
Mary Clare Family with older children Stayed: Oct 09

Experiment that worked - travelling with dog

I needed a dog friendly B&B to break our journey from Cornwall where the dog was born to Gatwick Airport to fly home. It also needed to be easily accessable by motorway / A roads. Location was excellent for what we wanted and service was good and friendly. Parking close not easy. Not a problem if travelling light.
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Response

Night light in stair well and entrance hall is always left on until guest arrive back will ensure that guests understand in future sorry for any confusion

Likes?
Friendliness and helpfullness of Landlady - Tina
Dislikes?
House full of nick-nacks. Fear of knocking down and breaking something.
Shower / bathroom on the small side.
4
Alexis Young couple Stayed: Sep 09

No Headline Provided

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Response

A very charming couple look forward to seeing them again in the future

Likes?
None
Dislikes?
None
4

Courtenay House Information

Facilities

  • Airport/Train/Bus pick-up service
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • Off-site parking

Policies

  • Check in: 16:00 till 21:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 10:00
  • Late check-out available
  • Child Policy: Adults only
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking
  • Pets: Dogs

Description

Courtenay House is an adults only bed and breakfast located in Bovey Tracey, the gateway to Dartmoor. It makes an ideal location for those visiting the area. Bovey Tracey is a picturesque town right on the edge of Dartmoor, located just 8 miles away from Torquay. It provides an excellent base from which to explore. There are numerous scenic walks and cycle paths nearby. There are also a number of riding centres in the area if you want to go riding. Courtenay House is a Victorian house that still maintains many of its original features. There is a homely atmosphere full of chintz and period charm with old china tableware and lace tablecloths. Antiques are bought and sold and there is a tea room which operates during the day. We are an adults only guest house. Evening meals are available by arrangement.

We do not have disability facilities available. There are 13 steps with a handrail to the front of the property.

Off-site parking,

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