Fantastic House in beautiful surroundings

Fantastic house set in beautiful surroundings. We felt relaxed the moment we arrived. Three generations spent some precious family time together visiting the coast and moors...and playing games in the drawing room.

Vanessa, David and Family - April 2017

Spacious, atmospheric and comfortable!

Spacious, atmospheric, comfortable house with room to spare for everyone. Great family dinner in the candle-lit dining room...lunch at cafe on the green in Widdecombe highly recommended. The Rising Sun very dog and child friendly.

The Johns - February 2017

A great 2 weeks

A great 2 weeks in a lovely house and setting. Fortunate to have the best of the summer...can recommend crabbing at Stoke Gabriel!

The Birches - August 2016

"Simply Divine"

The house os "simply divine" - it has been a wonderful few days spent with family from Eastbourne, Hastings, Suffolk and Australia!

Hicks Family - July 2016

Many hiding spots - great for hide and seek!

A wonderful stay at Merrifield House. It was warm and cosy and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. A great location with many beautiful sites. The house has many hiding spots - great for hide and seek. We had a wonderful time.

The Wright and Dibble families - April 2016

We were lucky to see the deer

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We had a great time and didn't want to leave. We were very lucky to see the deer on the lawn the 3 evenings we were home. Hope to be back one day!

The Hawken Family

A perfect place

This is the perfect place to have my sister's baby shower, the house is beautiful and comfortable..., I even managed a quick run by the river dart - beautiful area. Would definitely come back for another stay!

Alison and Group - April 2016

Idyllic Weekend

Another idyllic weekend at Merrifield House for the Tyson and Sugrue families. I am sure we will be back again!

March 2016

A wonderful English country holiday

A wonderful English country holiday in a truly magnificent house that feels like a home the moment you step through the door. The very friendly owners and neighbors helped us explore the beauty of Devon. We would love to come back soon!

Nicole, Tommy and Thomas - London - July 2015

Wonderful house for our family

A wonderful house for our family gathering. Very comfortable and clean. Highlights - Artisan baker in Ashburton, the horses - Hannah was in heaven, Paignton Beach, Buckfast Abbey and the local pub - wonderful pies!

The Couper Family - Easter 2015

A week was not enough!

A week was not enough! The family from the youngest (4 years) to the eldest (70 years) had a lovely comfortable holiday. Diolch yn faux

Stuarts, Davies and Jenkins Families - August 2014

A lovely weeks holiday!

Thank you for a lovely week's holiday! The house is great with lots of places to lose the youngest member of the Group! Oliver (3 years) loved feeding the horses and would recommend the Gammon at the Rising Sun pub. Hope to be back in the future.

Fullers, Horwoods, Petersons and Matthews - August 2014

Beautiful and Cosy

We loved it here and could have stayed for 'sooo' much longer!.. ..and will recommend to anyone I can. I was struck by how beautiful it was and how cosy and homely you made everything

Luxons and Highmans - July 2014

A great atmosphere for New Year

Thank you for a lovely week away. It is a beautiful house and very homely. The pub food was beautiful, would love to come again - a great atmosphere in the house.

The Normans

Christmas 2013

What a fabulous house - so prettily decorated - you made it so welcoming. We have had a fantastic week, a truly magical family Christmas. We will be back!!

The O'Keefe and Miles Family

Wonderful family time!

3 days of wonderful family time for Mum's 70th birthday. Merrifield House has been warm and cosy, set in beautiful surroundings it has been the perfect place for us to celebrate. Thank you for your kind hospitality.

Noel, Louis, Charlotte,Johnathan, Hope, Arabella, Roger and Gill - November 2013

30 years on!

What a great weekend - 12 of us getting together to celebrate having met at Exeter University 30 years ago. Amazing so much fun!

Lucy & Paul, Jenny & Paul, Jenny & Steve, Frances & Simon, Julia & Maj and Fi and Ritchie

A lovely warm welcome

We have so much enjoyed our Ruby wedding celebrations here in your delightful, thoughtfully equipped house. You gave us a lovely warm welcome and the place felt like home. A memorable week thank you!

The Brookings from Suffolk - September 2013

A fantastic family get together

We have had a fantastic family get together in your wonderful house.,, The kids particularly have found the garden and grounds fantastic to play in. All in all an absolutely fab time was had by all!

The Morrows - August 2013

Spacious rooms and spaces for children to hide!

What a wonderful house! Spacious rooms, spaces for children to hide - never seem able to find them! They have had a lovely time playing table tennis,, mini football, swings and rounders in the field and Xbox!

the Maggs Family - August 2013

A wonderful family re-union

We had a wonderful family re-union - ages 4 to 84! A perfect setting and a lovely house and glorious weather. Couldn't ask for more! We had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Rising Sun - some having a stroll there and back.

The Andrews and Horder Family - July 2013

Would recommend it...!!

Had a wonderful weekend. Loved the house and weather's been fantastic so we ate outside every night. Would recommend it...!

The Tanners, Bagnalls, Lees, Cottons and Mullords - June 2013

A fantastic party venue!

We had a glorious weekend entertaining lots of friends for our joint 50th birthday celebrations. In addition to the beautiful setting, Merrifield is so relaxing that everyone had a great time... thanks for letting us share your amazing house for a truly memorable celebration.

Andrew and Annabel Rothwell - May 2013

Girl Power!

An absolutely beautiful house. We had a brilliant girls get together here for the weekend - highly recommend the picnic boat in Dartmouth for a lunchtime cruise. Thnaks for all your tips - hope to come back for another holiday soon!

The girls - April 2013

A lovely Holiday Home

"Thank you for a lovely holiday home for us all to enjoy together.The children have just loved the garden and space, particularly the Devon mud! A great base to enjoy a family holiday, we hope to be back"

The Hansfords and Family - April 2013

Perfect for a 30th Birthday!

The perfect place to celebrate a 30th Birthday. The house is beautiful and it was a pleasure to stay here....The birthday boy has had a great time and even did a skydive in Honiton!

The Dawes Family - March 2013

Delicious home made cake!!

We really enjoyed the house and grounds - everything very comfortable! Good walk on Blackpool Sands, fantastic lunch at the Oyster Shack in Bigbury. Thank you very much for the delicious home made cake too!!

February 2013

A fanatastic house for a family weekend!

A fantastic house to spend a weekend with our family. Very relaxing environment, beautiful surroundings. Great dog country! The house is extremely well equipped. Nicky and David have obviously put a lot of thought into making it home from home.

The Halls, Meredith, & Wookey Families

A great Weekend!!

A great weekend in an amazing place!! Loved everything about the house. Thank you so much!!

Nov 2012

A wonderful place to celebrate my 60th birthday.

We've all had a brilliant time - a wonderful place to celebrate my 60th birthday. We loved everything about teh house and the weather was amazingly good. Very much hope to come again

The Hall and Parsonage family

..third in a row!

Yet another fab weelend, third in a row and will definitely come again for our annual visit next year!!

The Dunns, Attwoods, Pillages and Pipe-Norms!

..my idea of heaven!

What a beautiful house - my idea of heaven! None of us want to leave! Thnaks you for making us feel so wlecome.

The Lavis Party

Such a special place to bring the family together

Fantastic house, beautiful setting - such a special place to bring the family together...Thank you so much for Paul's beautiful birthday cake. We recommend the Rising Sun food, service excellent. Thank you David and Nicky for making our stay so wonderful!

Gail and Paul & kizzie (the dog) - September 2012

Beautiful Place

We couldn't ask for more; lovely house, beautiful place!

Povall and Porter Families - August 2012

Brilliant house - fantastic stay!

Brilliant house, lots of space. Fantastic stay, great games room for the kids. All round a superb stay!

The Bartons - August 2012

Excellent for children of all ages!

What a perfect house for a very special family get together. Very well thoguht out and excellent for childrem of all ages. We loved our time here - thank you

The Kenyon and Powell Families - July 2012

A true gem!

Thanks to David and Nikki for all their help. We've had a truly perfect weekend and feel like we have stumbled across a real gem in finding this place! Oh - and our gentleman butler went down very well too!!

The Fairgrieve party - June 2012

"Exceeded Expectations"

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay - exceeded expectations. Congratulations. May 2012

Rumble and Burroughs Families

Hen Weekend!

What a fabulous house, the perfect location for the most wonderful Hen Weekend!! April 2012

Ellen and her chicks (+Nick!)

What an amazing home!

What an amazing home! Beautifully designed, well equipped and so comfortable for us all. A real treat and much enjoyed. Yhankyou. We look forward to returning and exploring more of the house, gardens and wondeful countryside.

Logan, Saunders and Bradley Families - March 2012

Wow! an amazing place to enjoy my birthday

Wow! what an amazing place to enjoy my birthday with all the family. Fabulous house - so much space - the grandchildren loved it. Lovely peaceful location with great walks. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you

The Greens

An amazing New Year's Eve!!

Twelve of us had an amazing New Year's Eve - a really good time was had by all with amazing food, days out walking in the rain and late nights on the old 'Joanna' sing-a-long style! What a great house-thank you!

The Pons Party

'A lovely Christmas all together'

We had been looking forward to Christmas at Merryfield for a long time and it didn't disappoint - we had a lovely Christmas all together... ...thankyou for the hospitable welcome and for sharing your lovely house.

Niebuhr/Simms - Christmas 2011

Wonderful Tranquility and Excellent Facilities

We have much enjoyed this beautiful house. Thanks you. The tranquility is wonderful, the facilities are excellent.

The Osborne,Bannister and Hilsdon Families

'A gem of a place'

What a gem of a place to stay. Beautiful house with lots of attention to detail. A lovely place to spend my 50th birthday. Everything was perfect! Thank you from us all.

Berry, Marcellin, Rostant, and Haines Family - November 2011

Great Holiday in a Great House!

A great holiday in a great house. The weather was perfect. Plenty to see and do...you're living the dream in Devon!

The Gittins Family - October 2011

A wonderful holiday - very relaxing.

A wonderful holiday - very relaxing. The house is gorgeous, in fact we've decided to stay! We enjoyed our day trips to Salcombe, Dartmouth and meal at the Winking Prawn - many thnaks for recommendations.

The Bartletts and Houldings - September 2011

Highlight of the week -

A great time had by all. Highlight of the week - "the house" said the chidren & we all agree. Thank you for creating such a comfortable, lovely, relaxing space.

The Bloom, Gearnreat, Green and Orde Families - August 2011

Fantastic house!! Such a relaxing haven.

Fantastic House!! Such a relaxing haven, beautifully decorated and an attention to detail so rarely seen. We adored the area and hope to be back soon. Thanks for your great hospitality which was discreet yet warm. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

The Dawsons - July 2011

Hours of dressing up and playing with the toys

Beautiful home - 3 children spent hours dressing up and playing with the toys. Rising Sun & Coppa Dolla - good food. River Dart Country Park brilliant day out as is miniature Pony Farm!

June 2011

A great Fish Pie!

A lovely country retreat. We have had a tip top time, excellent amenties and a great Fish Pie!

The Hughes - April 2011

Voted the best cottage we have stayed in!

What a beautiful house and gardens..... we have voted this the best cottage we have stayed in - and we have stayed in a few !! We loved having so much space, the downstairs living areas were so spacious. It was also great to see the buzzards flying and swooping overhead - fantastic !

Elaine Turner - April 2011

Wonderful time - great hospitality

After years of leading a shallow meaningless life of drink, drugs and women, Merrifield House has taught me there is another path to follow. Wonderful time, great hospitality, lovely house!

The Hughsies - May 2011

So wonderful and relaxing...we've booked our next visit!

We have had a really wonderful time at Merrifield. We found it so relaxing and can't recommend it enough. So much so we have already booked our next visit here for two months time!

The Tinsleys

A lovely 60th Birthday Weekend

Thankyou for letting us stay in your beautiful house. Our Dad had a lovely 60th birthday weekend, enjoying the pubs,food and the 'shoot' on Sunday morning....we've all had a great time. Thanks from the 11 of us.

The Lowes, the Jeeves, and the O'Connor family

"The surrounding beauty feeds the soul!"

Our 4th Christmas in January and our 2nd here, What a wonderful oasis in which to spend time with far flung family... ...thanks for your help - the surrounding beauty feeds the soul!

The Parrs, Smiths, Kings and Whytes - January 2011

A luxurious sanctury

A luxurious sanctury away from the pressures of the 21st Century. Long country walks, blazing log fires and good family time. We'll be back.....

The Browns - Washington DC - New Year 2011

Excellent House! ...deep in the heart of the country

"An excellent house for an enjoyable week, deep in the heart of the country. The house owners who live nearby were more than helpful whilst giving us the privacy to relax and enjoy their beautiful property."

D Sawyer - October 2010

Wow!! ...what a beautiful place to come and celebrate!

Wow!! David and Nicky - what can I say, what a beautiful place to come and celebrate! I was allowed to have the attic suite - what a dream!!

Karen Burton - 24th September 2010

Fantastic Property!

Fantastic property with everything you could want in terms of entertainment. The owners were very helpful without being intrusive in any way. Would most certainly recommend it to any group looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful location.

Mr Chris Jones

A beautiful place

Merrifield House is a beautiful place, wonderfully proportioned and our family felt it suited our needs superbly. Ashburton is a fabulous place for borwsing around with an excellent butchers. We knew about the narrow country lanes in the area and would be happy to return there again in the future

August 2010

Wonderful holiday week

We had a wonderful week at Merrifield House and would definitely want to return - a beautiful house with very friendly amd helpful owners.

Giddeys - July 2010

...amazing and we will definitely go back.

This property was amazing and we will definitely go back. The setting is beautiful and the owners were very approachable.

June 2010

A taste of gracious living

A spacious and elegant old house, beautifully renovated; it certainly gave us a taste of gracious living.

Thomas' - May 2010

Ideally situated between Dartmoor and the Coast

"A really lovely property and ideally situated between Dartmoor and the coast. We loved being able to seat 11 comfortably around the big table. There were some great little touches."

April 2010

Fabulous family get together

An idyllic week - fabulous setting for a family get together - 18 around the table! We are returning to London - "well chilled".

The Turner Family - April 2010

A peaceful place

A peaceful place to unwind and refuel. - shame we have to return home as we feel quite at home! We've had a fantastic holiday in a lovely location in a beautiful house!

The Greens/Martins - April 2010

Ideal place to chill out!

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings.Well furnished and very helpful owners. Ideal place to 'chill out'. A good area for walking and close to Dartmoor.

Andy Beckingham - March 2010

A Really Wonderful House

A really, really wondeful house - so clean and well equipped which we have so appreciated. Many thanks for adding all the little touches that made our stay so very enjoyable. Beautiful setting and surroundings too - we really could not have wished for more and would certainly recommend it to anyone.

The Fernandes Family - Christmas 2009

A perfect place for the New Year

Such a lovely home away from home, thank you! Icy walks on the moor and by the sea particularly helped us enjoy the wonderful deep baths! A perfect place to herald in the New Year - we will recommend Merryfield House to friends most definitely.

The Parmley Family - December 2009

Beautiful House and Stunning Grounds

Merrifield House is the most beautiful house in stunning grounds. The owners Nicky and David Cosford have thought of every evenutality regarding the stocking of the house (furniture, kitchen, games, etc etc etc) It was wonderful for us to bring our dogs with us and they had a wail of a time! Ashburton is a lovely adequate village in which we were able to get all our supplies. I would highly recommend the property (and have already done so) and will certainly be going back. Many thanks"

Mrs Ann Pullen

A Perfect Setting

A beautiful house in a perfect setting. We all enjoyed the dressing up box, wonderful photos!! The weather has been very kind and we have had some very enjoyable walks on Dartmoor. Thank you - we hope to come again and will recommend Merrifield to all our friends

The Edwards Family

First Class Hosts

A lovely house and excellent setting. Dave and Nicky make first class hosts - even the weather was good!

The Days

Great for Kids

This is the best holiday house I have been in and I LOVE IT!!!! (I want to stay a month next time) PPS This holiday house should be 5 star. I had lots of fun with the lego and XBox....I wish I could build and play more with the lego and XBox. Wish I can come again!

The Jones' children

A 'Proverbial Belter'

Our annual pilgrimage to Devon and the South Hams was made all the better for the fantastic weather and superb base of Merrifield. With 7 adults, 3 teenagers and 4 children. the house was perfect in it's facilities, it's size and access to so many wonderful beaches. David,Nikki and kids were extremely friendly and helpful tour guides. We thoroughly enjoyed our week. It was the proverbial 'belter'

The Boulds, Startins, Trotmans and Stewarts

Magnificent House

A magnificent house in an idyllic setting. Had a great week despite inclement weather. Can recommend the pies at the Coppa Dolla along with any meal at the rising Sun. Centrally situated meaning most of the area seen. Thanks for the hospitality

Collins Family, Faulkes Family, Georgina and Todd

We Recommend to Everyone

What a beautiful house and setting! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and you make us most welcome. Would recommend to everyone.

The Anderson Family

Delightful Owners - all you can hear is birdsong

This is a fabulous house, in a beautiful area. Although only 3 miles from the A38, all you can hear is birdsong - one feels a million miles from traffic. The house is most generously equipped and beautifully decorated. The owners are delightful, providing chilled wine and local bacon and eggs on our arrival. Highly recommended."

Dr A Thomson

Ideal for Families

"I think your service is excellent, and I always recommend you to friends and family. Also, David did a great job of looking after us. We were his first guests at Merryfield and I am sure we will go back. The house is beautiful and ideal for families or large groups to share." Christian Joeres on 11th May 2009

Christian Joeres