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Little Orchard

(Ref. 1112988)

Ashburton Down near Ashburton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely extremely clean and well supplied cottage."

    Everything you need, comfort,quiet,near everything yet far enough away. Lovely setting,gardens, facilities,and welcome cakes.. Absolutely no complaints here.. and really nice owners. Would definitely go again.

    Thanks Alec for your comments. It was nice to meet you both and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Little Orchard."

    Everything about the cottage was perfect. We loved all of the outside space. Everything was so clean and we had a lovely welcome and very much appreciate the delicious homemade goodies. We would love to come back. Thank you very much

    Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Little Orchard and hope to welcome you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2024

  • "Little Orchard was absolutely fantastic every little thing has been well thought ..."

    Little Orchard was absolutely fantastic every little thing has been well thought of by the owners even down to the treats on arrival We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door can’t fault anything with this property and we will certainly be going back

    Thanks for the great feedback. We would love to see you return sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "A truly superb holiday experience."

    The owners of Little Orchard have created the finest holiday property. Everything is first class from the cleanliness to the luxury provided in the lounge and bedrooms. A lot of thought and effort has gone into this facility. Situated on a working farm, the property benefits from extensive lawn and patio which provide private areas for relaxation. Make no mistake, this property is extremely good value for money.

    Thank you John for your feedback. It was nice to meet you both and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Had a lovely quiet time."

    Nothing you need at the cottage the owners have thought of everything. Lovely friendly owners. Home from home.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to return some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful peaceful place."

    Waking to the sheep and lambs, evenings by the wood burner far away from the madding crowd perfect.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "This property and stay completely exceeded expectations."

    From arrival we were wowed not only by how beautifully the cottage is presented, but the thoughtful touches; a platter of delicious sweet treats, fresh eggs and milk for a hot drink on arrival. This immediately got the holiday off to a good start. Our hosts were extremely helpful and even let our children help with the farm animals - a real highlight. The cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the moors and visit the beach. The sofa and beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well appointed. Loved every moment.

    Thanks Sarah for your comments. We're pleased you all enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in an excellent property."

    It had everything that was needed for a comfortable stay. Unfortunately weather prevented much use of the lovely enclosed garden. The welcome treats were most welcome. Hosts were available if needed and were very warm and friendly. I would highly recommend this property and would happily book again if visiting the area.

    Thank you for your review. It's good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Little Orchard and hope to welcome you back some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Little Orchard, the place was beautiful and immaculate."

    The owners were very friendly and even provided us with extra torches when we had a power cut. We will definitely return!

    Thank you for your comments. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Corrine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a wonderful Christmas at Little Orchard."

    Couldn't ask for better accommodation or facilities. Lots of little extra touches including delicious homemade mince pies and chocolate cake. Gill and Gerald were perfect hosts, really helpful. The enclosed garden was great for our smallish dog - usually he finds at least one gap! Weather was unfortunately not great but that just means we have to come back to experience the wider area. We can't wait. Thanks again to our hosts for a great holiday.

    Thank you Nick for your review. We're so pleased you had a great Christmas at Little Orchard and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful property to take time walking in and around Dartmoor and Torbay area."

    Thanks for your feedback. It was nice to meet you and to hear you enjoyed the local walks around the nearby Tors and reservoirs. We hope to welcome you back some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    Comfy bed and excellent facilities. Cannot rate it high enough. Gardens were a joy and very dog friendly. Extra treats were very welcome. Friendly, helpful hosts. Everything perfect!!

    Thank you for your reivew. It was nice to meet you both and hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our family (2 adults, 2 teenage daughters and a labrador) stayed at Little Orchard for a week during Oct Half Term and could not have been happier."

    The property was clean, well-equipped and perfect for our needs. The weather was wet and windy (as expected for this time of year) so the log burner was great for warming up after soggy walks on the moors. Although the heating kept the place nice and cosy anyway. Although Little Orchard is slightly off the beaten track we still found the location ideal for exploring Dartmoor, the coast and local towns. Highly Recommended!

    Thank you for your comments. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay even though the weather wasn't too kind and would love to see you return some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and pleasant stay - the property is lovely, has everything you need & is incredibly clean."

    Gill and Gerald were the perfect hosts and it was a lovely touch to be given homemade scones, jam, cream & eggs on arrival. We loved having cuddles with their friendly dog Flynn too! Thank you so much for a lovely stay!

    Thank you Lynn for your feedback. It's great to hear you had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful accommodation in such a lovely setting with far reaching views across the countryside."

    The property's facilities are second to none, the furnishings are very tastefully done. The hosts, Gill and Gerald are a lovely couple and will do everything possible to make your stay welcoming and enjoyable. You are only 2 miles from Dartmoor and 15 miles from Torbay.

    Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you liked the cottage and surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Spotlessly clean. Well stocked kitchen. Tea, coffee and milk as well as lovely scones with jam and cream to welcome us. Garden area nice and secure for our dog. Hosts very friendly and accommodating. Very happy with our stay, thank you.

    It was lovely to meet you both and we're pleased to hear you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2023

  • "For over 35 years, we have rented holiday homes both in the UK and EU."

    This is the best equipped and cleanest property we have ever stayed in and the only one to provide hand towels in the kitchen. Well done, Gill. In a quiet farmland region, a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. A lovely area to explore with lots to do and great scenery to enjoy.

    Thanks Mary for your great feedback. It's nice to hear you had a relaxing holiday and we would love to see you return some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property and lovely outdoor space."

    Immaculately clean and all the creature comforts you could wish for in a holiday cottage. The owners were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Thank you for making our first Devon stay so memorable.

    Thank you for your comments. It's always nice to meet our guests and to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent two very special weeks at Little Orchard."

    The accommodation was faultless and Gill and Gerald had thought of everything you and your dog may need. The location was fabulous and we loved hearing and observing life on the farm. It was without doubt the best holiday let we have stayed in and we would love to return in the future.

    So glad you liked the cottage and surroundings. We would love to see you return some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Probably the best property we have stayed in."

    Clean and comfortable. Best bed ever ! Soft towels and carpets, comfy sofa, well equipped. Great power shower. Wonderful garden which is completely secure even for a small dog. Split level is fabulous and it's so nice to be able to open the bedroom patio doors onto the top terrace.The property is next door to the owners' but is private and you don't feel intruded upon. It's also surprisingly quiet to say you're on a working farm.Their dogs may visit but that was never an issue. If you have a dog there's every reason to stay here. You are straight out onto a lovely walk. This property is a cut above with lots of nice touches. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend these hosts and this gorgeous property.

    Thank you Tracey for such great feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great 10 day stay in beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    Peaceful and wonderful location Really friendly and helpful owners. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Little Orchard is the most well equipped and tastefully presented cottage we have stayed in."

    It lies in lovely valley with views towards Dartmoor with no light pollution or traffic noise. A place to relax and recharge mind, body and soul. Gerald and Gill are delightful and helpful and a lovely touch was a dog tag which read 'on holiday' with tel. no. for Wink's collar in case he got lost. Many thanks. We will visit again. Susan and Georgina

    So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We can not rate this property enough."

    Set in a beautiful picturesque location, that is so peaceful and quiet you can only hear the local farm animals. We were greeted on arrival by the owner Gill and her two gorgeous farm dogs, when we entered the cottage we were blown away by how beautiful it was inside, we were left scones, eggs, tea and coffee and even some treats for our own dog Chester. It has everything and more in my eyes. Open plan downstairs, including kitchen, dining and sitting room, upstairs two beautifully decorated rooms, each with their own bathroom. Then off the main bedroom, doors lead out to a patio area with gorgeous views. You can access the lower garden via here and also from the kitchen and there are some stairs that lead down to the front of the property too. It is a perfect base to then venture out and explore more of Devon, but you can then come back and relax in tranquility. My mum, myself and Chester had a wonderful stay xx

    Thank you Rachael for such lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you, Sheila and Chester and to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a great break away, the property is absolutely lovely and very well furnished."

    Great location too as it is within reasonable distance from many popular places around the south west.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "How very nice of Gill the owner, to come to meet us as we got a bit lost and we were delighted to be told that we were the first guests to christen this most lovely cottage."

    A lot of thought and attention to detail went into the creation of this cottage and it has been tastefully finished, with old world charm and all mod cons. The scones and clotted cream were a delicious treat and also Bruno the dog was made to feel welcome with his little treats too. Gill and hubby were working hard on the farm but had time to check on us and made us feel very welcome. A beautiful setting and next to the amazing Dartmoor National Park, and lots of lovely little villages to visit in this most beautiful part of the world. A splendid time was had and we hope to return soon.

    Thank you for your kind comments. It was great to meet you both and we would love to welcome you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • External utility
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private driveway for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, rear multi-level garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and charcoal barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: The owner lives next door
  • Note: The washing machine is housed in the external utility
  • Note: There are steps in the garden
  • Note: The staircase has open tread steps
  • Note: The external utility room is lockable which can be used for the secure storage of cycles.

The property

Ashburton 2.2 miles.

Located rurally in Ashburton Down near Ashburton in Devon is Little Orchard, a lovely, two-bedroom barn conversion.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views and a prime location in the Dartmoor National Park, complete with a contemporary interior, a pet-friendly garden, and an inviting open-plan living space, Little Orchard offers an idyllic base for a family break; four guests and one well-behaved dog are accommodated.

Travel down the private driveway which benefits from two off-road parking spaces; unload your belongings and take in your breath-taking surroundings.

Head indoors to reach the light-flooded open-plan living space, complete with a fully-equipped, shaker kitchen, a dining table for six, plush seating, a woodburning stove, and a Smart TV for entertainment.

Dine and unwind indoors, or head to the enclosed, multi-level garden and take advantage of the built-in barbecue as your furry companion wanders around the lawned area; follow the steps up to the patio area to watch the sun set over the Whiddon valley, with a glass of wine in hand.

When sleep calls, select between a stylish king-size bedroom with an abundance of storage, a fabulous en-suite bathroom, a Smart TV and access to the patio area.

A well-appointed twin bedroom is also available, serviced by a sleek shower room.

Awaken to explore the delights of Devon, starting off locally at the Hembury and Holne Woods, the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, and Pennywell Farm, all offering afternoons rich in nature.

Continue into the national park and hike up to Haytor Rocks, a lofty landmark, enveloped by moorland, or head to Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, home to a picturesque waterfall.

Round off your break near the shoreline with the chance to visit Paignton and its attractions, including the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, its bustling pier, and Paignton Beach, along with a host of eateries to sample the local fare, including The Local Gastro Bar And Grill, and La Scala Restaurant.

Experience your next getaway at Little Orchard.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles

The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.

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