Guestbook Comments and Reviews


 Apartment lovely & warm

December 2021 Apartment

 I stayed at Burton Hall for the weekend with my husband and 2 year old son. We found the apartment to be in a great location, equipped with everything you would need for a stay including a travel cot and high chair which was great. We found the bed extremely comfortable, and the apartment was lovely and warm. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and provided biscuits as a welcome gift which were very tasty.


Nice local walks on offer

November 2021 The Cabin

A comfortable stay in a lovely setting. The open plan layout of the cabin provides great space for spending time in with a well equipped kitchen and great views across to Dartmoor. There are nice local walks on offer and Dartmoor is only a relatively short drive away. The welcome essentials of milk and biscuits were greatly appreciated.

Great location

October 2021 Cabin

This is a great location if you’re looking to explore Devon as you can get to both costs within a 45 minute drive from the property and there are also lovely walks right from the door. It’s a very comfortable stay.

 Stunning views of a very friendly town

 September 2021The Cabin 
 We had a wonderful 3 night stay in Jean’s beautiful cabin. Easy check in, immaculate rooms and very accommodating hosts. Burton Hall is set in a gorgeous location with stunning views of a very friendly town. Thank you so much Jean, we look forward to hopefully returning some time soon.
Fantastic views, spotlessly clean

August 2021 Apartment

Fantastic views and location for this historic building! The apartment was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything we could possibly need. Jean was a lovely host and the accommodation was comfortable and very private with how it was set out. We had a fantastic stay and would love to return in the future.


Everythingyou could possibly need

June 2021 The Apartment

Fantastic, a lovely relaxing short stay in a beautiful comfortable clean apartment and gardens. Communication was great and Jean really welcoming. Especially the lovely welcome biscuits, much appreciated with a cup of tea after the drive :) The apartment has everything you could possibly need and also a lovely outdoor area that we took advantage of with the good weather to eat outside! We’d love to come back sometime and stay a bit longer next time! Thank you again for a great stay, exactly what we needed after successive lockdowns!


Very close to the moor

 May 2021 The Apartment

 Such a wonderful place to stay, very close to the moor with an outstanding view. Jean was ever so helpful. Definitely look to stay there again in the future. Thanks for having us


Plenty of character

December 2020 Apartment

 A lovely apartment in rural Devon in a historical building.Plenty of character .Everything you need for a comfortable stay .Lovely host .


Spacious for a family of four

October 2020 Apartment

We really enjoyed our stay at Burton Hall. The east wing is spacious and we settled in comfortably as a family of four. The rooms are clean and the kitchen is well equipped. The kids also enjoyed the books that were available to us (especially Threadbear!)This is definitely a place to get away from the humdrum of busy modern life and we enjoyed spotting rabbits and sheep in the fields around us. Jean was on hand to help with any queries we had and responded almost instantly. She very kindly provided suggestions when we asked for activities for children in the local area and helped us back into the property when we managed to lock ourselves out. All in all, a great stay

Fabulous wooden home.

October 2020 Apartment

Fabulous wooden home - so read the history. The apartment is very spacious and we particularly loved the wood burner. Lovely warm apartment with abundance of hot water. So close to Dartmoor. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


A good night's sleep!

October 2020 Cabin

We were greeted by Jean who welcomed us, told a little of Burton Hall's history and gave us some local information. She said to feel free to knock at their door if we needed anything. The cabin was clean, cosy and well equipped. The bed and bedding were lovely and we slept really well. The location is so peaceful but within easy reach of shops and pubs etc. I would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break and would happily visit again to recharge and chill out. Perfect weekend.


A little gem!

September 2020 Cabin

I booked the Cabin for my Mum an Dad when they came to visit us for a few days so they could have their own space. It was perfect for them. Great location, cosy even when the nights were chilly and everything you need for a little break. The summer house is a lovely touch for a cup of coffee with a view! Thoroughly recommend... a little gem!

Great views

August 2020 Apartment

Thank you for making it a very easy stay. We appreciated the great views, well stocked kitchen and hot shower. Carolyn

Ideal for short break from the city

July 2020 Cabin

We had a great 2 nights stay at Jean’s spacious cabin. The cabin is comfortable and equipped with everything needed for our stay. The best part however is the location. We loved the garden and the view. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for a short get away from the city or exploring north of Dartmoor.
Recommended for visitng Dartmoor
Apartment July 2020
Burton Hall apartment is situated in a unique wooden Norwegian style house and is incredibly beautiful. The property has an amazing view of the village of North Tawton and Dartmoor National Park. The apartment was clean and tidy and provided everything we needed. Jean is a very kind host, she even provided fresh flowers out of her lovely garden in the apartment. We definitely recommend the apartment for people who want to visit Dartmoor National Park and around.


Light and airy Apartment

July 2020 (Apartment)


This is a lovely, light and airy apartment in a beautiful and unique house with a fantastic view towards Dartmoor. Generally well equipped, with a comfortable bed and good shower. We enjoyed our stay and went for lots of walks.


A real home away from home

March 2020 (Cabin)
We had a lovely weekend at this place! A real home away from home. Scones, a fireplace and a comfy sofa. Great bathroom and a kitchen with everything you’ll need. Thank you for having us!

Great start to 2020!

December 2019 (Cabin)

This is a lovely spot. It's cosy and comfy, great facilities and a wonderful location. Hosts were very helpful with messages before hand plus nearby and helpful without being at all intrusive. Thoughtful touches for a new year's stay with home made mince pies and an adorable Christmas tree


Stunning location

December 2019 (Cabin)

The cabin is in the most stunning location. When we arrived, it was warm, cosy, clean and the host was lovely. We definitely wish we had booked more days to stay longer! 100% recommend staying here.

A wonderful find

December 2019 (Apartment)

An unusually striking and charismatic property, ideally located for exploring Devon. Our stay in the East Wing was comfortable and restful. Very much looking forward to an opportunity to stay again. Thank you Jean. A wonderful find.

Great place to stay

November 2019


Attending a local wedding

September 2019

Lovely host with Jean making her home feel like our home. Great views, spacious, quiet, relaxing. Thank you. 

Felt safe & welcome

August 2019

Lovely sized place, good shower and comfy bed.


What an incredible house!

August 2019

Stunning views & setting. Thanks a lot for the delicious scones andyour kindness. We enjoyed these days so much.

Beautiful home

July 2019

Thankyou for the welcome and beautiful home, standard of cleanliness and hospitality.


Quirky & well equipped

June 2019

Quirky, well equipped and comfortable


Perfect for cycling

May 2019

Perfect for cycling the Tarka trail and exploring. Love the house.


Beautiful location

May 2019 (Apartment)

Beautiful location and perfect hosts. Lovely welcome


Restful Stay

April 2019 (Apartment)

Restful stay, peaceful and beautiful setting

Scones were delicious!

March 2019 Apartment

Thank you for a lovely stay i n this fascinating house. Visited Forge at sticklepath and Rosemoor. The scones were delicious. 


Epic Views!

February 2019

Our stay at Historic Burton Hall was wonderful. From the delicious surprise of the scones on arrival to the amount of space the apartment has, we were comfortable from the get go. Amazing host and we will definitely be back, hopefully when the weather decides to be a bit kinder to us! The views are epic! Thanks for having us Jean!


Lovely well equipped cabin .Excellent location to visit lots of parts of Devon.

Feb, 2019 
Enjoyed our stay in this cosy cabin. It was well equipped and comfortable. Jean was a very friendly host and we enjoyed meeting her. The location was good to visit areas of Devon including Dartmoor and Exeter.

Beautiful and peaceful location Date of stay Dec 2018 (Cabin)

We enjoyed a 4 night break just after Christmas and it was a really enjoyable stay and a good base to explore the rest of Devon. The Cabin is very spacious and has everything you need along with a welcoming plate of scones with jam and cream so a very pleasant surprise. Would definitely recommend staying here in this lovely cabin with great hosts and a perfect location.

Will be using again! Date of stay Sept 2018 (Cabin)

The Cabin was very clean and well presented in a lovely setting. The extra little touches were very sweet and well thought out. Will be using again.

Great Value! Date of stay Aug 2018 (Cabin)

Great value, basic cabin in reach of beautiful walks. Perfect spot to recharge the batteries and enjoy the fresh area. Lots of thoughtful touches like milk, tea, coffee and homemade scones.

 Ideal location for discovering Dartmoor Date of stay Aug 2018 (East Wing Apartment)

A lovely separate wing of an historic 19th century hall situated above and within walking distance of the centre of North Tawton, which has a great fish & chip shop. An ideal location for discovering more of Dartmoor and the surrounding area. Jean is an attentive and thoughtful host - the scones, cream and jam on arrival were very much appreciated - and we enjoyed our time there.

 Convenient stay for attending a wedding Date of stay Aug 2018 (Cabin)

The Cabin was perfect, had everything you needed and was very private. There were some tasty scones with jam and cream when we arrived and Jean had also left some milk. Jean was very quick to reply to messages and was kind to advise booking a taxi early as we were attending a wedding during our stay.


Beautiful countryside, amazing house and lovely hosts Date of stay Aug 2018 (Apartment)

We stayed at Burton Hall for a long weekend as we were attending a wedding locally. At first we booked as the location was convenient, but it soon became apparent that we'd hit upon a gem. The house was incredible, full of history and charm. The host, Jean, met us on arrival and was friendly and warm, and the gardens and views were stunning. The accomodation was clean, and well stocked with essentials, and Jean had even left fresh scones with jam and cream waiting for us! We're all in agreement, we want to come back and spend more time in the house/grounds and local area.


Beautiful spacious apartment Date of stay Aug 2018 (Apartment)

A beautiful, spacious, characterful apartment entirely self contained but part of the main house. Jean was such a great host with super communication and really personal touches such as freshly baked scones with jam for our arrival which were delicious. The views and gardens make it a real piece of heaven in Devon. Fantastic location to explore north and south coasts. My 2 little girls loved the apartment, gardens and really didn't want to come home! I would definitely recommend a stay at Burton Hall.”

Perfect Get Away From It All Date of stay  Jul 2018 (Cabin)

The welcome treat was scrummy and a lovely gesture. Cabin was well equipped, had we needed anything else I'm sure it would of been catered by the friendly owner Jean . Cabin was greatly centred for many visits to places across both Cornwall and Devon.. We will be back 

Great Views
Date of stay February 2018 (Apartment)

We loved our stay in the apartment. Its just like it looks in the photos and has great views of Dartmoor. It's lovely and peaceful and well set back from the road. It was beautifully presented and extremely clean. We enjoyed a trip to the Railway Pub, where the locals were very friendly.

Lots of nice walks
Date of stay February 2018 (Cabin)

Lovely stay, cosy relaxing, well equipped. Lots of nice walks and birds to watch.

Christmas in the Cabin
Date of stay December 2017 (Cabin)

Had a wonderful relaxing Christmas in this cosy little cabin. So peaceful and amazing views.

Several stays
Date of stay November 2017 (east Wing 1 Bed Apartment)

I’ve stayed here several times now and it’s always been lovely

Date of stay September 2017 (East Wing 2 Bedroom Apartment)

Lovely place in great location with helpful hosts. Good to have milk, tea, coffee and sachets of sauces to get us started. Good bathrooms with decent hot water pressure in showers. Will happily recommend it to others

Unique property
Date of stay September 2017 (East Wing 2 Bed Apartment)

Fantastic, unique property, spacious rooms, high ceilings and very light, great views, and the East Wing self accommodation contained everything we needed. A quick stroll to North Tawton village. Jean (the owner) is very friendly and was very responsive to our booking. A private flat in part of a unique wooden house

A great well equipped hideaway
Date of stay Septmber 2017 (The Cabin)
Very peaceful with fabulous views, welcoming hosts and very comfortable accommodation. We brought our bikes and they were secured as well. Really fabulous location and property would love to come again.
Welcome cream tea ?Date of stay Aug 2017 (Cabin)
We had a great stay at the cabin. Burton Hall is an impressive building and the cabin is spacious, well equipped, nicely decorated and offers great views of the lovely surroundings. Jean was very welcoming and helpful and even surprised us with a cream team waiting for us in the cabin.

Lovely cabin, lovely holiday...thank you!

Date of stay May 2017 (The Cabin)
We loved our stay in the cabin, it was the perfect place to stay for a relaxed few days away. Communication with the owners was fantastic, who were happy to accommodate your stay in any way. We were also greeted with homemade scones, jam and cream which were delicious!! Thank you Jean for allow us a lovely few days away in your cabin!


A delightful place to stay
Date of stay May 2017  (East Wing Apartment)

Burton Hall is a delightful place to stay, a fascinating building. The accommodation was ideal for us (two couples) with two good size en-suite bedrooms. The apartment was warm and clean. Jean is very friendly and met us upon arrival and advised us on the local eateries, there is a fantastic fish and chip shop in the village which which is the best chippy in the world, fact! Some great pubs nearby too. We will be using this gem as our Dartmoor walking base again for sure. Highly recommend!

Ideal location for the Sculpture School
Date of stay February 2017 (East Wing Apartment)

This is a very comfortable apartment in a large and historic wooden house. I was on a course at the local Sculpture School and this was the perfect base. The main sitting room is huge and well fitted out with a good kitchen, dining and sitting areas. There is a big TV and a wood burning fire if I hand wanted it. In fact I didn't need to light it as the house was very snug and comfortably warm. I was pleasantly surprised to find a scone and cream tea ready to welcome me. There are great views out over the town towards Dartmoor and as the house is set above the town, it is very quiet. The garden is ' a work in progress' but will be very pleasant to sit in once summer arrives. The bedroom and shower room are both comfortable, clean and well fitted out. All in all, a very comfortable base for four days and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jean's place to anyone.

Cosy, peaceful setting
Date of Stay - December 2016 (The Cabin)

Very cosy, spacious cabin, perfect way to see in the new year. The cabin was kept very clean and had all the necessary amenities and was lovely and warm. The hosts were lovely and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning ourselves in the summer to enjoy the local walks and towns.

Light filled apartment with lovely views
Date of Stay - December 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

What a cosy light filled apartment, lovely views, fab kitchen. Had a wonderful stay.

Unique house, such tall ceilings!
Date of Stay - December 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

Spacious, warm and comfortable apartment. Just the place to see our Devon family over Christmas. Unique house, such tall ceilings!

Beautiful views and welcoming owners
Date of Stay - October 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

We stayed in the East wing of Burton Hall. We arrived to a lovely cream tea set up for us. The accommodation is perfect; clean, comfortable and equipped with all necessary items. Excellent Wi-Fi connection and fantastic local fish and chip shop. Wonderful views over Dartmoor and friendly owners happy to show us around the rest of Burton Hall which was very interesting.

A Fantastic Place to Stay
Date of Stay - September 2016 (The Cabin)

The Cabin was everything the description promised and more! It is warm, clean and comfortable, very well equipped and in such a fantastic location. Jean and Martin are fabulous hosts. It was so nice to have a personal welcome to the property and to learn about the history of the hall. They are very approachable and clearly love the area. The scones were such a lovely surprise after our journey! We had a lovely circular walk from North Tawton and there were many more we could have taken. We visited Bude and Croyde Bay (another wonderful circular walk from here takes you along the coast path). We would thoroughly recommend Kirsty's in the town for excellent breakfasts (vegetarian option available!) and fabulous baking! We had a wonderful time here and would have no hesitation in recommending the Cabin to anyone. We hope to return soon!

Time to relax
Date of Stay - July 2016 (The Cabin)

Lovely property on the edge of Dartmoor. Very relaxed and we felt well cared for. Completed some nice walks within the area. We didn't move the car from the moment we arrived until time to depart - perfect for us. The nearby town of North Tawton has all you would need. The whole area is peaceful and we felt our somewhat depleted batteries were recharged! Cabin was just what we needed and in good condition, well equipped. Owners were friendly without being intrusive and scones on arrival were a real treat.

Charming house with great views, very friendly and understandable hosts
Date of Stay - July 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

Before our stay we had a friendly email exchange with the owner. When we arrived, we were fascinated by the unique look of the house - old Norwegian architecture and carvings. We found the East Wing Apartment carefully renovated, maintaining the original charm of the rooms. You may have the chance to get invited and view some of the other rooms with wonderful ceilings and doors. The kitchen was well equipped, all appliances incl. Wi Fi, TV, DVD were working flawlessly, temperature and flow of the shower could be well controlled. We enjoyed great views over the village to Dartmoor either from the garden or the bedroom window, the changing light made for variety. This is an absolutely calm place with no sounds of traffic, perfect for relaxing or as starting point for hiking. Detailed OS maps covering the Dartmoor area and mid-Devon are provided. Within walking distance there is a surprisingly well sorted supermarket, a butcher and several pubs.  Definitely our recommendation to stay with a five star+ rating.

Truly unique building. Lovely hosts. Wonderful!
Date of Stay - July 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

The property and location are stunning. The history of the building was fascinating. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The apartment was well laid out and fitted with modern bathroom and kitchen. It was really comfortable and warm and the log fire just added to the ambience. Fantastic high walls and big windows so lots of light and sun! Our hosts were really lovely. Very warm and welcoming and were happy to share with us the history of the building. Had great views and such a quiet and peaceful location. We intend to return as soon as we can!

Our holiday in North Tawton, Devon
Date of Stay - June 2016 (The Cabin)

Our stay at The Cabin at Burton Hall was all we hoped it would be and was as good as described on the website. We were warmly welcomed by the owner who had provided tea and coffee and lovely cream scones for us to relax and enjoy after our 3 hour trip. We found the cabin clean and fully equipped with all we needed for a comfortable breakaway. The view across the valley in stunning. The location is ideal for travelling around Devon with easy access to many attractions in Devon where we visited Clovelly on the coast, Dartington Crystal, the Dartmoor wild ponies and as I am an avid cyclist thoroughly enjoyed the many cycle trails around Devon. I would definitely return to Burton Hall and would recommend it to anyone wishing a holiday in the lovely Devon countryside.

Large size, excellent facilities and beautiful location
Date of Stay - June 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay except for the weather. However, the size and facilities of the property enabled us to enjoy spending more time in the accommodation whilst it rained. The cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwashing facilities enabled us to enjoy our food, etc. The TV had many channels which we enjoyed. The double bed was incredibly comfortable.

Lovely, light and spacious
Date of Stay - May 2016 (East Wing Apartment)

A lovely light and spacious apartment with stunning views. Central for exploring Devon, easy striking distance of Dartmoor and coast. Would highly recommend.

Delightful Cabin
Date of Stay - January 2016 (The Cabin)

Our weekend at The Cabin was great, well presented, clean and well equipped, we had everything we needed. There are wonderful views and we were warm and comfortable. We did a couple of walks one from the Cabin and one a little drive away. There was plenty of information and maps for walking and days out. Ate in at Graylings fish and chip restaurant/takeaway, very good. I would definitely recommend and would hope to return one day. The owners are very friendly and informative, the history of the main house is fascinating.

Cosy cabin with fantastic views
Date of Stay - November 2015 (The Cabin)

Me and my partner stayed here for two nights, and absolutely loved it. The cabin itself was very clean and comfortable, everything was high quality from the bathroom towels to the furniture, and the views over Dartmoor were amazing. Although not far from the main house of Burton Hall, it feels secluded, and was so peaceful. Jean welcomed us on arrival, she was very helpful, and had already put the woodburner on for us, plus the cabin has central heating so it was nice and cosy despite being very cold outside! There were DVDs, jigsaws and books for a rainy day, plus several maps for walks - we went up to High Willhays and Yes Tor, the views were great, but be careful on a windy day! Overall it was a lovely stay that I would absolutely recommend.

Perfect for a short stay
Date of Stay - August 2015 (The Cabin)

Cute little cabin, perfect for a short stay

A relaxing getaway holiday
Date of Stay - July 2015 (The Cabin)

The accommodation is more spacious than it appears in the picture, with beautifully simple decor and all the comforts you need for a relaxing getaway holiday. We especially enjoyed the privacy of the little garden and the sense of being surrounded by open countryside. The local town is small and interesting and not at all touristy. Lovely walks, and easy access to a lot of Devon's resorts. We came away with a real hope of returning as soon as possible.