Visitor comments / feedback

We are a group of 16 women walkers who have been meeting together for over 20 years, often hiring a YHA hostel twice a year. This was our first visit to Bernard’s Acre which we enjoyed immensely. We have rarely stayed in a centre that is so thoughtfully organised, comfortable, well-equipped, spacious, and set amid such a breath-taking landscape.  Given our delightful experience, we hope to come again in 2023.

Pamela April 2022

I wanted to write and thank you. We had such a wonderful weekend at Bernard’s Acre this weekend. Although it was quite windy and wet, we couldn’t have had a more perfect weekend. The place is just fantastic, so comfortable and well equipped. The location is brilliant and we all thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. We will certainly be returning at some point!

Hannah January 2022

We had a wonderful time. What a beautiful and spiritual place Bernard’s Acre is. The setting as just so incredible and you have done an amazing job on the building work. We loved the thoughtful and helpful touches like the drying area for coats and boots and the wonderful screen for showing films.

It really is a truly fantastic place.

Heather 2021

We had a great time at Bernard’s Acre. For five of us who had been before, it was great to see the improvements, without spoiling the overall ( getting away from it all ) place. For my nephew’s wife, it was a great introduction for Dartmoor and all it has to offer. We had several long enjoyable walks. The addition of the extra room and wood burner was great. I can see that a lot of thought and hard work has gone in to the place since our last visit.

Fiona 2020

We all loved the grounds
 We have just got back from Bernards Acre and wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had. It was a lovely place to stay with all we could have wanted to make the stay comfortable. We were warm and cosy with the log burner and there was ample hot water.
We all loved the grounds, sitting by the fire at night watching the stars  and swimming in the river in the sunshine, even in October.
Thank you so much to all the team for keeping the centre looking so smart and providing so much user information.
Jane, 2019

A little piece of heaven in Devon.
I booked Bernard’s Acre for our family reunion, with family from the Uk and France. It was the ideal venue and loved by all. On a practical level the lodge is very cosy, super clean, wonderful facilities and perfect for a large group. On an emotional level, it is welcoming and has a friendly feel. The venue was much appreciated for its location and garden. I would recommend Bernard’s Acre to those who wish for a tranquil, beautiful setting with welcoming atmosphere. Thank you!

Penny 2018

I am writing to say a very big thank you for allowing our team to stay at Bernard’s Acre this summer, it was a really fruitful time and very enjoyable indeed. The renovations were very much appreciated and seemed really in keeping with the original purpose of Bernard’s Acre.
We have been visiting B.A. for many years now – possibly even 3 decades – and so it is now woven into our family and church history. We were so delighted this summer to bring a new generation of leaders and their babies to enjoy the peace and quiet of the place which has fostered our sense of family and strengthened our relationships over the years. Thank you for faithfully stewarding the property and making it possible for us to access it at affordable rates. …We’ve had fun, adventures, feasts, and creativity of all different kinds…. But most of all it has helped us to build family.
Thanks and well done to you all!

Heather 2018

We had the most lovely time for our retreat and enjoyed the wonderful garden and scenery and the comfort of everything.
Hope to come again at some point with our churches, families or as a group

Jude 2018