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Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

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Excellent hidden gem, small but fascinating and amazing

Wheelchair accessible on gravel. It would be easy to rush through and miss hundreds of tropical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
THEL0bmeister
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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Fab way to spend a couple of hours

Fab way to spend a couple of hours Was great for my partly sighted husband to beable to get close... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sara4471
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We are a small, friendly and very different visit for all the family. Run by a small dedicated team we aim to make your visit educational and fun. You can enjoy and learn about our tropical butterflies in the specially designed habitat of which you...more
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Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wheelchair accessible on gravel. It would be easy to rush through and miss hundreds of tropical butterflies as you race to see the informative feeding times of the otters. We saw the otters first. Guides talk you through otter life and explain so much without...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for posting your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fab way to spend a couple of hours Was great for my partly sighted husband to beable to get close to butterfly’s and otters Was wonderful

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the otter and butterflies attraction on Friday 14th of September. I'm fastinated by otters anyhow this place is magical. Firstly you enter the butterfly area with all different species and colours and terrapins. Then into see the otters I especially loved jasmine and...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review, its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This little gem was a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours on a sunny day. It doesn't look spectacular from the outside but it's beautifully run by a small, friendly, keen, knowledgeable team. Allow some time to visit the Butterfly house before feeding...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A lovely review, thank you. I am delighted your visit was a success.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day out ,recommend it to anyone,feeding the otters and learning about the butterflies,there were reptiles aswell.

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear your visit was a success, thank you for posting such a kind review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time today doing the otter experience. I bought the experience day for two for myself and my boyfriend and we had the best time - even better than we expected! Chloe was our guide for the day and she was awesome,...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Chloe works hard to make sure your time with us us special.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the otter experience for my 14 year old son and he loved it! Staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Some of the otters are not allowed back into the wild so he was allowed to hand feed them and get into the enclosures with the...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, so pleased all went well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue & a great couple of hours out. Lots of butterflies and otters. Don't miss the otters being fed!

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for take by the time to post a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought a joint ticket with South Devon Railway and being pretty tired on return from Totnes, were prepared to make a cursory visit. However, we were there at otter feeding time and the young woman was rivetting, so knowledgeable and humourous, it was a...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, good to hear all went well. We will look at the joint ticketing sugggstion and see if we could make it work for all concerned.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place to spend a couple of hours. Butterfly house lovely if a bit difficult to get around with a pram as in need of a bit of a cut back over paths. By the first otter feeding time at 11:30 it had got...More

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Dartotter, Owner at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, yes we are a perfect part day visit, so pleased all went well.

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Claire F
30 June 2018|
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Response from Rich12342014 | Reviewed this property |
The Butterfly house was stifling when we were there, but you also have the Otter sanctuary to view which we found interesting
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Lucy C
9 June 2018|
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Response from Rachel W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lucy there is a fee, when we went we went on the steam train too so got a ticket for both train and butterflies, i can't remember the exact price but for 4 adults and one child (4 year old, 3 and under are free) it was... More
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G Michelle L
3 June 2018|
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Response from Dartotter | Property representative |
Yes there is a cafe
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