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Kellacott Cottage

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Kellacott near Lifton, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay in the quirky cottage."

    It felt like staying in a folly! Good comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. However, we found that the lounge suite was uncomfortable and would have preferred some nice cosy lounge seating. Also, it would have been nice to have some control of the central heating, instead of only having a fan heater in the lounge. The TV takes a bit of getting used to and the remote ran out of battery with no charger available. Most properties that we have stayed in also provided information packs with emergency details Enjoyed exploring all areas of the gardens and in the warm weather would have been nice to sit outside and watch the birds and the wildlife.

    Thank you for your comments and I have taken them on board. There was a welcome pack and I will ensure it is readily visible for future guests. I usually like to make contact with my guests prior to their arrival and I am available for any questions at anytime during their stay but I also respect some people want complete privacy. Sorry you found the heating a problem. There is a control panel in the dining room on the wall so you can regulate hot water and heating yourself from there: info would have been in the pack. I will get a remote charger in place and hope this didn't mar your stay too much. The furniture in the cottage is made up of genuine antiques so no Ikea sofas I am afraid just a Victorian chaise longue with matching chairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2023

  • "Kellacott cottage is magnificent, a combination of antique and fairytale set in a well kept private huge garden."

    I wanted peace and quiet, wow did I get it. The cottage retains it's original charm and quirkiness, our bedroom had a significant gradient to the floor needing sea legs. The stone staircase could provide ptoblems to the infirm, but hey, I'm in my 60's and managed OK. I would highly reccomend this property. I feel honoured to have stayed there. The approach road takes no prisoners, be warned.

    Thank you for your nice feedback. Yes the place is rather special. As for the road leading to it, I am afraid the council are a bit lax. I recommend no more than 10 miles an hour on that little stretch. I am happy that overall you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2023

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  • Two double bedrooms with basins
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi TV is for streaming only
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway
  • 10-acres of private land with a lawned area, stream, patio with furniture, uncovered pond, and access to woodland
  • Sorry, no smoking or candles
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: This is an adult-only property
  • Note: Please take care near the pond
  • Note: There is a stone, spiral staircase leading up to the first floor, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steps to the interior and exterior of the home; please take care
  • Please Note: Due to the thatched roof, this property cannot accept any open fires, BBQs or naked flames

The property

Lifton 3.7 miles.

Enveloped by rural views in the Devonshire village of Kellacott near Lifton is Kellacott Cottage, a charming, two-bedroom, thatched dwelling.

Resting upon 2-acres of private and expansive grounds, whilst nestled near the Dartmoor National Park, Kellacott Cottage offers a charming abode for four adults, complete with exposed stonework, original artefacts, and lovely, stained-glass windows throughout.

Benefit from a lofty, private driveway before making your way beyond the pretty garden and pond, and into your countryside retreat.

Be wowed by the depth of character in the sitting room, complete with beams overhead, an original stone fireplace, and plenty of plush, velvet seating to unwind.

Continue into the kitchen/diner, contemporary furnished with state-of-the-art appliances to ease your stay, where you can prepare meals to be enjoyed in the formal dining room, housing a delightful well, paying homage to the home’s history.

If you'd prefer to dine alfresco, set the patio table whilst listening to the bird’s tweet and the free-flowing stream pass the home; follow one of the many footpaths into the neighbouring woodland to truly feel at one with nature, encompassed by pretty magnolia trees, heather, and wildlife.

As day turns into night, select between two quaint and comfortable double bedrooms, enjoying views over the garden, before refreshing in either of the two bathrooms, providing enough space for your party to refresh.

If you can tear yourself away, head into Lifton for a hub of amenities, where you'll find the lovely Strawberry Fields Lifton farm shop, and The Arundell Arms Bar & Bistro, both recommended to visit.

Nearby you'll also locate the Roadford Activity Centre upon Roadford Lake, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or the chance to canoe or kayak across the lake, visit Dingles Fairground Museum for a trip back in time, or a hike along the Whitehall Woods around Tinhay Lake.

Launceston is a short car journey away, with a castle to tour and a golf club to take advantage of, before reaching Trethorne for further amenities and the chance to explore the Hidden Valley.

Round off your getaway by travelling through the national park to discover the Lydford Gorge and neighbouring Lydford Gorge Alpacas, before returning home for a sunset over the grounds.

Escape to your own haven at Kellacott Cottage.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Launceston 5 miles.

Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants. At the far end of the village is an award winning farm shop/pick-your-own complex with a good bakery and on-site restaurant. Well placed for visiting anywhere in the South West, Dartmoor is 20 minutes away by car, Bodmin Moor is also 30 minutes and all of the major beaches and Cornish holiday attractions can be reached in under 45 minutes.

Please Note: Due to the thatched roof, this property cannot accept any open fires, BBQs or naked flames
Note: This is an adult-only property
Note: There is a stone, spiral staircase leading up to the first floor, unsuitable for those with limited mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas