Foales Cottage

Ashburton near Newton Abbot, Devon (Ref. 947660)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This attractive Grade II cottage dating back to the 1700s is in the centre of Ashburton, a stannary town in the Dartmoor National Park.

Handy for the attractive independent shops and wine bars of this thriving moorland town, this is the perfect location for family and friends to get out into the Devon countryside and enjoy the beauty of Dartmoor and return in the evening to this lovely cottage.

There is a warm and welcoming feel to this holiday home, the oak floors, exposed stone and decorative inglenook fireplace give the cottage a lot of character.

The sitting room is spacious and ideal for all the family to relax in the deep leather sofas or eat locally sourced food together followed by a friendly game of pool.

Also the ground floor has a well-equipped kitchen with a large Range cooker and a breakfast area, perfect for the kids to sit whilst parents enjoy some leisurely cooking.

Once three cottages, the layout is slightly quirky with two staircases.

From one, there is a double bedroom and shower room, and from the other is a double bedroom, a twin room with pull-out extra bed plus a shower room.

Guests are spoilt for choice in Ashburton with a variety of interesting shops just a stroll from the cottage.

There are antique shops and lovely gift shops, plus lots of foodie choice with a fantastic deli round the corner, an award-winning fish deli a few doors down and an artisan bakery on the other side of the road.

There are many traditional friendly pubs close by and a wine bar.

Ashburton is also the home of an award-winning cookery school, offering one day courses, foodie gifts for friends or weekend food courses.

Nestled in a tranquil haven on the edge of Dartmoor and along the banks of the River Dart, Buckfast Abbey, the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used again for its original purpose, is a short drive away and well worth a visit.

Situated between the stunning south Devon coast and the dramatic slopes of Dartmoor, there are plenty of activities farther afield.

Whether it’s relaxation or outdoor pursuits that you’re after, Ashburton is the perfect choice of destination and this gorgeous townhouse provides easy access to so much, right on the doorstep.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin with pull-out stacker bed. Two shower rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with dining area, electric stove and pool table.


  • Gas central heating and electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Range cooker with gas and electric oven plus gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV for DVD use only, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in North Street on first come, first served basis
  • Parking in pay-and-display car park 100 yards from cottage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, bistros and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Both staircases are steep and painted, may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: No TV signal at this property
  • Note: No garden area
  • Note: The open fire in the sitting room is not available for use.

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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.

Region Information

Please note: no stag or hen parties or similar allowed at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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