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The Armourers Forge

(Ref. 980950)

Ashburton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A spacious cottage with plenty of room for eight adults."

    Very well appointed, comfortable and clean. A great location for independent shops and getting onto Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Feb 2024

  • "Armourer’s Forge is a fantastic property."

    It is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. We had a thoroughly relaxing week & is the perfect base to explore the area. Highly recommended & can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very comfortable house - especially the beds."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and we had everything we needed. It was lovely to have the house decorated for Xmas - thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week here in December for a Birthday celebration."

    The whole family enjoyed their stay. The house is comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need. My only criticism is the very late check in of 6pm. Other than that I can’t think of anything negative.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house was ideal for the needs of our party which comprised 3 adult couples and a 7th adult with her dog."

    Everything was scrupulously clean and lovingly presented without being overly fussy; beds were comfortable and warm, although a couple of us would have preferred thicker pillows, and the two bathrooms were well appointed. We enjoyed the cosiness of the wood-burning stove in the lounge, as well as the interesting and eclectic selection of books, board games and DVDs; playing bar-billiards was a real joy for some of us. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. We were staying as part of a much larger family gathering (held in a nearby village hall) and the 2 chefs in our number were able to prepare and cook food, sourced from the fabulous local butcher, baker, fish-monger, green-grocer and delicatessen, for over 50 people. The property's central location makes it ideal for food shopping and/or eating out, with a number of excellent hostelries within easy walking distance as well as a park for the kids and short walks to exercise the dog, which is just as well because you don't want to be driving in and out of the courtyard at the back too may times! Armourers Forge is a lovely place to stay for families or a small group of friends. The tea, coffee and milk supplies were appreciated, as were flowers in every room.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent, from the moment of arrival to leaving, very friendly owners, everything was catered for."

    Fresh flowers in every room, a lovely generous welcome pack, immaculately clean facilities and every extra you could ever need to host a banquet. Kitchen was far better equipped than my house. The garden and parking are beautiful and location is perfect walking distance to all of the town. Excellent cafe/pub/restaurants and plenty of unique shops around. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This home was beautiful with every comfort thought of!"

    Personal touches in all the rooms and even a bag of treats for our dog it was a wonderful stay. Thankyou so much. Mark was really helpful with any information you might need and Ashburton is a lovely village.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "First class property lovely & clean & very comfortable."

    Had a friendly greeting from Mark the owner who gave us a few facts about Ashburton. There was a nice welcoming pack & fresh flowers around, felt like home from home.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "Mark was awesome, relaxed and great house."

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fantastic property in a great location."

    The host was very welcoming and we loved the little touches. The property was spacious and perfect for 8 of us. You have everything you need at the property. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the Armourers Forge."

    The house is wonderful - spacious, light, spotlessly clean and the best equipped place we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable beds in lovely furnished bedrooms, two amazing bathrooms and the dining table we could all eat together at was perfect for having family and friends to share our holiday with. The owner was welcoming and helpful and we really appreciated the little touches like the fresh flowers around the house. It is well situated in the very attractive town with everything you need within a few minutes walk. We highly recommend it and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Veryan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Four friends go on a walking holiday every year, and have done for the last eleven years, this is the nicest house we have stayed in."

    It was spotless and every conceivable thing which we might need for self catering was there. The owners also left us a very nice welcome pack which was very much appreciated and as they lived next door were on hand if we needed any help for anything which fortunately we did not.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property to explore Ashburton and Devon, excellent accommodation with friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at The Armourers Forge with my family."

    We asked for a high chair and cot and both were provided. House was spotless, and much bigger than we thought it would be. The owner greeted us when we arrived and told us all about the interesting history of the property and Ashburton. I could not recommend this property high enough, they've really thought of everything, including a lovely welcome basket with a few essentials for arrival. Thanks again, we can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable, well equipped house in centre of town."

    Sensitively renovated to a good standard with care taken to retain charm of period features. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Richard & Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "The House was everything and so much more - the space and the kindness of the owner made this a great holiday."

    The opportuity to play bar billiards with the family - something not done for decades was really icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Armourers Forge."

    A stunning house with large airy rooms and bags of character. As described the house is set over three levels so there are plenty of stairs! Decor is fresh and the house was cleaned to a very high standard. We were greeted by our hosts Mark & Jacqui who were welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack and milk in the fridge on arrival was much appreciated. The entrance is narrow but not impossible. There is a large long stay car park a two minute walk away with reasonable charges for the week. Ashburton is a lovely little town with lots of quirky shops and cafes. There are two convenience stores open all the time and the other shops open at various times. We recommend Creamos at the end of the road for lovely local ice cream and sweet treats. There is lots to explore in the area being 30 mins from lots of key visitors places.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved this house, it was beautiful and well equipped."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. There were lovely touches such as the provision of beach towels which really enhanced the experience for us. There was much to like and little to fault. We did, however, find it to be noisiest place we have ever stayed, significantly disrupting sleep. Whilst this is clearly not within the control of the owners, nor would it have been a surprise (although the BT open reach cherry picker right outside our bedroom window in the early hours of the morning may have been!). Sadly, it did impact our overall enjoyment of our holiday. We didn’t expect no noise near the town centre, but we didn’t expect to be woken multiple times every night either.

    Reviewed by Jenni4.7Aug 2022

  • "Thankyou for a fantastic week."

    The house is so clean and welcoming - it comfortably sleeps 8. The kitchen is really well set up, and the outdoor space is really delightful. Ashburton is a great base for visiting all the South Hams has to offer.This was our second stay - and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Moore5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was everything we could have asked for and more."

    It was perfect.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely village."

    The property was very well kitted out with nice appliances, nice furniture and everything was maintained to the highest standard. The house is lovely from top to bottom and is incredibly spacious. The owners were lovely, we received a very nice welcome. Easily one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Armorers Forge."

    The house is well equipped with appliances, and furnished with a good sized dining table & chairs, and comfortable sofas & beds. The bathrooms have both showers and large standing baths. It has a spacious feel, and the courtyard is lovely to sit out in the sun. There is a park with playground just around the corners, bells can be heard from the church opposite. We enjoyed a Chinese takeway, and made the most of the local butchers. Ashburton is well connected being just off the A38, approx 10 minutes from Trago Mills, the House of Marbles & Stover Park, and less than half an hour to our favourite beach town of Teignmouth. Highly recommend, but be aware there are lots of stairs, and the parking entry is a little tight!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a superb property, which exceeded all of our expectations."

    A beautiful house with with everything you would want in a fantastic location in the wonderful town of Ashburton. Could not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a splendid weeks holiday,lovely spacious house ideally located for super selection of independent shops ,enjoyed excellent christmas shopping and walks on the moor."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2021

  • "An excellent accommodation of the highest standard!"

    Very friendly and welcoming owners. The town was beautiful and quaint. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Caryl Meleri5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful house in central position."

    Has everything needed to make stay perfect.

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely house ,very clean just like home from home well equipped And they really have thought of everything."

    We had a fabulous time and Ashburton we found quite a central Location to a lot of places we visited .we would just like to say thank you to Jackie and Mark the owners of Armourers forge for making our stay a very pleasant one .

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was furnished to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean."

    The kitchen was fully equipped with high end appliances. The owner said normally they would welcome guests with a Devon cream tea however due to these strange times they couldn't do that however they did leave us some lovely biscuits with tea and coffee which was a nice touch. Dishwasher and washing tablets were also included which was appreciated. The house was equipped with Alexa, Netflix, Amazon etc as well as board games. Overall the house and the welcome was first class and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Accommodation was excellent but perhaps a little more personal touches like pictures on wall etc would have made it feel more homely."

    Otherwise could not be faulted and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful house in the middle of a lovely town full of proper shops."

    The house had everything we needed and the kitchen was superb. The owners made us feel so special and it was so nice to have all the decorations, fresh flowers and treats. Selfishly don't want to recommend the house in case it gets so booked up we can't return!!!! Thank you so much for creating such a gorgeous holiday home. 

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was spotlessly clean and everything we could need was provided for."

    Very impressed by all the extras provided like warm scones and clotted cream on arrival, fresh flowers throughout the house and even doggie treats for the dog. The perfect base for exploring the area and local facilities just a minutes walk from the front door. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "Armourers Forge was such a fantastic property, just perfect."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Ade5.0Aug 2019

  • "Having all the mod cons from home was really helpful and made the whole family relax."

    Plus the cakes that were baked as we arrived was a really amazing touch.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Ashburton is really well situated for either exploring the area, with lots of days out and adventures within easy reach of the house OR staying local, with cafes, ice-cream and a local lido in shouting distance of the house."

    The house is really beautiful, elegant and peaceful and the owners were lovely - fresh lemon drizzle cake on arrival, and helped us out with a delivery query kindly. For our two families, the house was plenty big enough and I have never rented a house with such a well appointed, thought through kitchen - it was amazing.

    Reviewed by Moore5.0Aug 2019

  • "It’s was a fantastic property in the middle of the village were we have family ..."

    It’s was a fantastic property in the middle of the village were we have family there the owners made use feel very welcome and even made us fresh scones for when we got there the property was outstanding it has everything you need for a great stay they have thought of everything we will be booking it again and I have also recommended it to my family and friends also it is great value for money

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2019

  • "An excellent,very well equipped holiday house."

    Ashburton is an ideal base to explore the coast and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely house, very spacious, excellent facilities."

    Lovely touches from the owners, homemade scones and fresh flowers on arrival. Owners were on hand to help with anything very efficiently, but otherwise we were left in privacy. The house is the perfect location for a stay in Ashburton. Which is a lovely town and a great location to explore both the south coast and Dartmoor. I would highly recommend a stay at the Armourers Forge in Ashburton.

    Reviewed by Isabelle4.7Dec 2018

  • "The Armourer's Forge was exceedingly well fitted."

    It is recently remodeled and like new. The kitchen was very well stocked. We wanted for nothing. The beds are comfortable, the sitting room large, everything functioned as it should. There were only two of us but this house would serve well for a family gathering for the Holiday.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very well equipped including supplying essentials such as washing up liquid, washing and dishwasher soap, tea coffee etc."

    Central location meant we could take advantage of the local shops and restaurants. Delicious cream tea on arrival.

    Reviewed by Louisa4.7Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous house."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided and the house is fitted out to a very high standard. Centrally located in the town within easy walking distance of shops and pubs. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2018

  • "This really is a lovely place to stay with everything you could want for either a family holiday or a get together with friends."

    The host are very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Ashburton is a nice place with all the local shops you could need along with a good fish and chip and tea shop!!!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x second floor double, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • First floor sitting room with woodburner.
  • Central and underfloor heating
  • Smeg range cooker with both gas and electric ovens, gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart 4K TV with Freeview, high speed Internet and WIFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, pet charge of £25 per pet per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Off road parking at the rear - accessed via the double doors, 2120mm at the narrowest point height 2mtrs 6cms.

The property

Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, excellently positioned for the rugged high moors to the North, and coastline to the South.

The town is home to The Armourers Forge, a wonderful townhouse located over three floors, with fabulous decor creating a home from home holiday experience for friends and family.

Inside you will find a modern kitchen with white units, neighboring a dining room which provides seating for up to eight people, centred by a charming fireplace, and surrounded by original sash windows.

After a long day, return here for delicious meals, as you join your loved ones to discuss the events of the afternoon.

Continue your evenings on the first floor, especially in the lounge, co-ordinated with contemporary sofas, and a woodburning stove, those cooler nights will become a cosy haven.

Four bedrooms grace the two upper floors, each boast their own personality, beautifully styled with views over towards the rear courtyard, as well as St Lawrence Chapel to the front.

Two bathrooms finish the property, both feature a freestanding bath, and separate shower so you can get ready in the early hours, or enjoy a good soak after the sun sets.

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.

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, a little further down the coast.

You will be spoilt for choice in this part of Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: Off road parking at the rear - accessed via the double doors, 2120mm at the narrowest point.
Note: Two well behaved dogs welcome, pet charge of £25 per pet per week

Please note: 5 night are available from the 15th of April. Please contact us if you would like to place a booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season