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Accommodation near the Dart

Post by aleeivel » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:59 am

Can anyone recommend accommodation near the Dart for a group trip?

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Post by Chunda » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:02 pm

We use the Bunk house in Poundsgate, 2 min. walk from the pub and 2 min. by car to the loop get in.

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Post by aleeivel » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:58 pm

Chunda wrote:We use the Bunk house in Poundsgate, 2 min. walk from the pub and 2 min. by car to the loop get in.
Do you have any contact details?
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Post by briman » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:05 pm

Andy, try Andy B as we were going to stay there last year for the Upper trip.

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Post by BaldockBabe » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:31 pm

briman wrote:Andy, try Andy B as we were going to stay there last year for the Upper trip.

Bri
Or try Terry who has organised lots of the club trips there over the last 100 years...!

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Post by LoopyLou » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:48 pm

Chunda wrote:We use the Bunk house in Poundsgate, 2 min. walk from the pub and 2 min. by car to the loop get in.
I'm also looking for somewhere to stay for our club trip which is normally in January/February.

Do you have any details for the bunk house or a website??

thanks, sorry if I'm repeating someone else

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Post by Terryg » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:25 pm

BaldockBabe wrote:
briman wrote:Andy, try Andy B as we were going to stay there last year for the Upper trip.

Bri
Or try Terry who has organised lots of the club trips there over the last 100 years...!

I may be getting on a bit, but trips over the last 100 years?

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Post by Terryg » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:27 pm

Andy, I will e-mail you the same info I sent Munchkin to help with her trip.

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Post by Terryg » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:36 pm

LoopyLou wrote:
Chunda wrote:We use the Bunk house in Poundsgate, 2 min. walk from the pub and 2 min. by car to the loop get in.
I'm also looking for somewhere to stay for our club trip which is normally in January/February.

Do you have any details for the bunk house or a website??

thanks, sorry if I'm repeating someone else

I suspect the bunkhouse mentioned is Lower Aish. Their website has disappeared, but the phone number is 01364 631229.

Haven't stayed there, but I'm told it's decent but smells of horses.

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Post by meatballs » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:48 pm

http://www.dartmoorbase.co.uk/ - as per another thread.

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Post by Mark H » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:37 pm

Can recommend the Fox Tor cafe in Princetown for groups up to 12 people.

http://www.foxtorcafe.co.uk

Or for up to 16 people the South Dartmoor Bunkhouse in Buckfastleigh is good and has an excellent Pub nearby.

http://www.southdartmoorbunkhouse.co.uk/

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Post by BaldockBabe » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:15 am

Terryg wrote:
BaldockBabe wrote:
briman wrote:Andy, try Andy B as we were going to stay there last year for the Upper trip.

Bri
Or try Terry who has organised lots of the club trips there over the last 100 years...!

I may be getting on a bit, but trips over the last 100 years?
I didn't want to give away your true age :-)

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Post by aleeivel » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:24 am

Sh!t if Terry's been organising Dar trips for 100 years it must have been 150 yeas ago when I was organising them!!!
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Post by Ros » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:33 pm

Places I've stayed, on Baldock and other trips:

Lower Aish - http://www.charliebird.net/devon_advent ... eraish.htm
(sleeps 16) Don't remember it smelling of horses! Basic, but with a decent sized communal area & kitchen. Walls don't go up to the ceiling so sound carries; don't expect to be able to get an early night if others aren't planning one. Easy walk to pub (take a torch).
Extra costs - wood for stove, + take matches (needed for cooking as well as for the fire). But I think the bunkhouse booking itself was relatively cheap.
(based on a trip about 2 years ago)

Runnage Farm - http://www.runnagecampingbarns.co.uk/
I've only stayed in the bunkhouse (sleeps 12), which was nice and had a good sized communal / dining room downstairs. Good for self catering trips - I think it was some way to the nearest pub. They say cooking utensils / crockery aren't provided, but there was plenty of crockery and cutlery there when we stayed.
Extra costs - electricity meters + heating charge
(based on a trip about 2 years ago)

Forest Inn - http://www.theforestinn.co.uk/
Bunkhouse sleeps 20 in a single room (not mentioned on their website but I think it is a small operation compared to the B&B). "Kitchen" was the only communal area and only had seats for about 5 people, completely inadequate. Can't remember the exact cooking facilities beyond microwave and kettle. Pub was very expensive, especially breakfast, so most people who hadn't brought food bought breakfast cereal from a petrol station after the first morning.
(And someone who knows about these things pointed out it wouldn't meet fire safety regs, as to get to the fire exit from the bedroom required walking through the kitchen and then through the showers.)
Locals in pub lectured us on not doing East / West Dart [can't remember if it was one or both] because "it was dangerous".
Extra cost - expensive pub, so we drove to Princetown instead one night.
(based on a trip about 4 years ago).

Plume - I'm sure Terry has told you everything you need to know about this!!! I like the fact that (along with Lower Aish) you can easily choose self-catering / pub grub without having to fit in with the entire group.

Ros

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