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Crokers Cottage

Ipplepen, Devon (Ref. 990748)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

30 Customer Reviews

  • "Do not use Google maps to guide you on your travel around the surrounding area."

    Use common sense and an AA map. Please be advised that the shortest route is not the safest or quickest route. Only use A roads throughout this county We recently experienced the inconvenience of a 15 minutes wait or more behind a refuse collection wagen sorting multiple categories of reclimation waste on the narrow roads blocking our transit. The property is not ideally placed for travel around Devon. It is an jdeal acccomodation for a family group to stay.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2022

  • "Fantastic property,very comfortable and had everything needed plus more."

    Shame we had to leave! Great location,shop and pub 5 mins walk away. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crokers Cottage during February half term."

    Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of space for all of us. The jigsaws and games etc were appreciated by the children. The beds were very comfortable and the showers impressive! The kitchen was well-equipped and the property was lovely and warm in the cold evenings. The cottage is in a very quiet road and the location is ideal for exploring the local area. We can recommend Greenway for NT members, Stover Country Park, The House of Marbles, Plymouth Aquarium, Kents Cavern and Haldon Forest. The village pub, The Wellington, was friendly and welcoming with delicious food and generous portions. However, like other guests we also found the standard of cleanliness needs addressing. There were numerous cobwebs around the property and 'hidden' areas, such as behind the sofa, under and behind the beds, were all in need of a dust or hoover. The dishwasher also wasn't very effective at washing everything. We would definitely recommend Crokers and our children are already asking when we can return!

    Reviewed by RochelleFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need for your stay."

    Very close to shop/pub/playground. Not far from activities for all ages either.

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2021

  • "We were delighted to find that most of the negative reviews we had read on line, after booking Croker Cottage, proved to be wrong or extremely picky."

    This cottage is spacious and light, the furniture of good quality and comfortable, there was plenty of hot water and all the equipment in the kitchen you could possibly want. And everything was clean. The shower did overflow once but this is a "screwdriver job" and not something that could be rectified by a cleaner. One of the bedroom curtains came off its track as the end stop was missing and a couple of light bulbs had blown. These are things that can easily happen anywhere at anytime. They would not put us off booking into Croker Cottage again. .

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "There were no toilet rolls on our arrival so we had to go out to buy some."

    Overall we thought this was a very good place for a holiday stay. So the following is meant to be constructive rather than condemnatory. It wasn't dirty, as some have found, but it wasn't 100% clean either eg cobwebs at ceiling level, dust under sofas, some tiles in the en-suite at least still had a film of grout and the shower and bath screens etc had smears. The tin-opener did not work so we had to go out for one. One of the main features was the convenience of a nearby park which was featured in the wording 2 years ago when we originally booked, but we never found it - even though it may be the one in the photo. There is a great park about half a mile away by the village hall. But the main problem, as previously noted, was all that glass in the lounge. There was a heatwave on, so it would have been hot anyway, but the sun pouring though unscreened glass made it worse. Oh, and the lounge furniture was a combination of wicker chairs and modern settees - both uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by RodJul 2021

  • "We had been here before but this time there was hardly any essential cleaning items."

    There were no toilet rolls or kitchen rolls and no antibacterial spray or wipes. Also no hoover so it was not easy to clean up as we are told to leave the place clean as we would like to find it. As other people have said the longe does get very hot.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2021

  • "Crockers cottage is a well equipped home and finished to a lovely standard."

    It is also in a good location, a 20 minute drive to Torquay and Paignton. However the property wasn't cleaned very well prior to our arrival. There were massive cobwebs over the bathroom and ensuite windows. The floors were also very dirty. I have a 7 month old who has just started to crawl and his hands and knees of his clothes were black, we had to mop the floors ourselves. It's a pity it wasn't cleaned better as it is a lovely property.

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2021

  • "Stayed for a week, property clean and comfortable."

    Location great, short walk to my Mums house, pub and bus stops nearby, good location to drive out to attractions. Definitely would stay again.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped accommodation with good quality furniture, white goods and equipment."

    Very helpful with cot and high chair provision.

    Reviewed by IreneMay 2021

  • "I travel with my adult son, so we like our own double beds and own bathrooms."

    This was our second visit, and we will be back again next year. It is definitely the best self catering we have stayed in. (We have stayed somewhere else which was award winning, but we prefer Crokers Cottage.) There is so much to see and do within a small area, and if you want to travel further afield, that is easy too, thanks to the A38. The beds are really comfortable, the kitchen very well appointed. Just don't follow your sat nav to get here, use a map instead.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2020

  • "Great place to stay as a location."

    You can get to Three major seaside resorts within 20mins Very quiet and comfortable. Rain shower excellent as you can switch from lovely rain feel to a normal shower which is a great idea. The only let down was that some of the electrical sockets did not work and the bathroom towel rail was not working even when I tried to flick the fuse for that location it just tripped out . Overall a lovely place to stay, local shop and pub within a 5- 10 minute walk depending on if your walking with children. Very comfortable nights sleep In our en-suite bedroom. Lovely to have books and games for both adults and children. Great for getting to Dartmoor, dartmouth, Exmouth , Brixham, Torquay, Paignton and many more seaside towns and resorts. We would stay again. Good facilities.

    Reviewed by GarethSep 2020



    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2020

  • "Home from home with excellent facilities,lovely seasides to visit, nice quiet sandy beach at BROADSANDS."

    Good local pub THE WELLINGTON.. Great location will return.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2020

  • "This cottage really felt like a home from home to me and my family, facilities were excellent and my 2 children loved the train track and puzzles."

    It's really close to surrounding areas, we were able to drive short distances to everywhere we wanted to visit. I also felt my children were safe to explore and knew that there wasn't anything they could possibly hurt themselves on. Other notes would be how quiet the cottage is, the kitchen has everything one would need for a stay and the wood burner is a lovely added extra.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2020

  • "We have stayed here 4 times now, the first being in January 2019."

    We stayed in early January 2020 and found that the living room floor was dirty. The sofa's were lumpy and sagged. The toilet seat in the en-suite was very loose, the shower leaked all over the floor when used, and the main patio door would not unlock. The other double bedroom and bathroom had hair and rubbish left in it. The kitchen had chipped and broken crockery. As we like the cottage we did not put this in the Sykes feedback but rather left a note for the house keeper. However when we returned later in January 2020, 2 weeks later, nothing had changed. At this point we contacted Sykes, case number COR-142212-CF, who did try to get things sorted. However, despite being asked the owner did not arrange to have the maintenance issues attended too stating they were waiting until we left so as not to disturb us. We feel that this was "fobbing" us off and our custom was not valued as we had to spend every morning after showering mopping the floor, although I did manage to improve it a little by buying and pouring down an unblocker fluid (this did not solve the problem completely). The other issues, loose toilet seat etc, had not been addressed before we left. This cottage is advertised as 5 star yet at present I would not put as more than 3. We know this off peak season but even the "welcome pack" on the visit consisted of just a jug of milk and a few teabags, last time there was a cake!. We have to say that Sykes Customer service did their best and we cannot fault the response from them.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "On arrival the cottage looked lovely & when entering it was like a hot house so all windows got opened apart from the middle patio door as the lock is busted."

    There needs to be blinds up in living room as gets very hot that end. Everywhere you look is cobwebs in the bungalow & near the patio doors was loads off dead flies & as much as we picked these up there was more every morning :(. The bedrooms would be better with Venetian blinds as between the black out blinds & curtains no air or light can get through. The pillows on the beds are worthless as have no body to them. Kitchen was lovely especially the range but only having 6 off all plates/ bowls etc makes it hard & as a lot off people do meet up with family is inpossible to cook for. We are still looking for the Welcome Hamper as all we had was 6 teabags & few pots off strawberry jam not sure what we suppose to do with that combination???? The number you ring 48hrs before arrival goes to the cleaner for the keycode so no contact with owners & I think they need to read the reviews on Sykes website also the comments book in bungalow as basically the same things Not being done etc. Be nice to have some toilet cleaner/bleach in bathrooms as well. You are nearly on the floor when you sit down on seetees in living room so spent more time sitting on the wicker chairs

    Reviewed by FlorenceOct 2019

  • "Nice stay at Crocker cottage very well done out."

    Only a few improvements would help. There was no salt & pepper available & more bin bags.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "The bungalow was as described, clean with good quality appliances."

    There were a few problems. First the appliance instructions were nowhere to be seen so there was a bit of trial and error operating equipment. This folder was found later at the back of a kitchen unit cupboard. The rear patio door had a broken top stay and the door would not close until we removed it completely ourselves. We informed the agent by text about this and the other problems. A tradesman finally called on the day we were leaving (11 days later) to look at repairing the door but couldn't do it as he needed a part. Similarly the main bedroom door would not shut as the hinges were loose. Again we fixed it by refixing the top hinge. The beds were comfortable but the 2 seater and 3 seater sofas in the lounge were definitely not. They were really worn out and needed replacing. The seat cushions squashed flat and probably any springing in the bases were also worn out. This resulted in sitting a few inches from the floor and it was very difficult to get up from them, especially as my wife has arthritis and couldn't use them at all. A cleaner solution would also be a leather suite as it is impossible to keep fabric clean when used a lot. Overall our experience was good but there was a remoteness from the owner/agent as we never spoke to either during our stay which gave the impression that nobody really cared about the occupants.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2019

  • "The bungalow was so well appointed, big rooms and everything we needed including the slow cooker which is just perfect."

    I found the bed a bit hard, but I have that issue in a few places. The cleaner needs to up her game a smidge as the floors were dirty and the towels had marks despite the owners best to provide smart bright white and fluffy towels. The hoover was pants, so we couldn't make much of an impact. On the whole it was a cracking place and the owners have a real asset.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed home from home with nice quality equipment."

    Spacious accomodation with parking and easy access to Devon attractions. Only one criticism is regarding the standard of cleaning being poor in some areas for example there were several cob webs in corners and overhead and a collection of flies in a web on the back of the lounge curtain. Dust build up on top of the en suite shower screen, found when placing a towell over it. I would not put this in the visitors book but the owner ought to be aware and perhaps do a spot check occasionally. Overall a very nice high standard, as expected for the price charged.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "On the whole well appointed, but no teaspoons, no cutlery container in dishwasher, lack of casserole dishes and utensils."

    No welcome hamper as stated in info pack. Needs blinds in lounge for windows as lounge gets very hot. Very child friendly with lots of games etc. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "Although the cottage was well equipped and an excellent location for visiting South Devon we would not go back or recommend to a friend."

    The reason for this is that the main lounge area was like a sauna. The end of the lounge is mainly glass opening out to a south facing garden. Without blinds and thicker curtains it was hard to keep cool. A fan would be helpful. Should not grumble about the good weather but it was unbearable at times. We did not grumble to the owners in the visitors book. Overall a good cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "These are the following points I would like to make:- 1."

    Several hand towels had large brown marks on them. 2.Matress covers badly stained especially Single bed. 3.No pillow case protectors. 4.Bed linen not ironed. 5.Would have benifited from a sheet under the duvet 6.Very limited crockery EG no additional large plates. Other than the above comments everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "I holiday with my son, aged 40, who is slightly disabled."

    We booked this home again for next year before we left, as we liked it so much, it felt like a "home from home". Everything was perfect. We especially liked the beds, and the quietness at night. There is so much to see and do in this area, two local steam railways at Buckfastleigh and Paignton, and Bodmin steam railway an easy drive away.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, one of the best self catering holiday homes we have had."

    Comfortable, spacious, clean, warm with everything we needed and more. Very conveniently located for many of South Devon's great attractions and close to village pub, co-op and historic church. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2019

  • "Have just enjoyed a very enjoyable stay in this comfortable, warm, clean, well equipped, and spacious cottage."

    It's location made it ideal to explore this part of Devon. Would not hesitate in recommending it.

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2019

  • "Second time we have stayed here."

    Just as good the second time.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was superb, very well organised and very clean."

    Furnished to high standard and the towels were wonderful. Stayed here for a week as was working in Devon for the week. So impressed have already booked for February when we return for some more work but would certainly consider it whenever we return to Devon.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, great bathrooms and big fluffy towels."

    Good location near to attractions, towns and beaches.Would love to return.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size (with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars, roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Access and keys to local tennis courts
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5-minute walk
  • Note: Guests should be able to join the tennis club, as weekly members themselves, by going to the village Post Office to complete a short form, pay subs and obtain the key to the two tennis courts

The property

Resting in the Devon village of Ipplepen is this modern, ground floor holiday home.

The stylish, spacious interior and wealth of opportunity nearby make it a superb stay for families or friends seeking an escape.

The refreshing feel of Crokers Cottage is evident from the moment that you step inside and see the bright décor.

The kitchen gleams with fresh, white fittings and offers the option of a breakfast bar for two people to relax at.

The useful range of high-quality appliances makes it ideal for cooking your own tasty meals.

The living/dining room is spacious, bright and airy, matched with a hint of modernity.

Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner and the Freeview TV from the comfort of the sofas.

A table set for 6 completes this setup delightfully.

The three bedrooms at the property are complete to a pristine and light standard.

One king-size bedroom which is ideal for couples, boasting its own exquisitely tiled en-suite.

A double room, a twin room and a glistening smart family bathroom complete the interior of this homely cottage.

Step outside to discover a relaxing, enclosed garden.

Rustle up a delicious barbecue to be enjoyed on the patio, with a lovely lawn area to top it off.

Stroll into Ipplepen where you can buy your daily essentials, or perhaps stop off for a drink and a snack in the Wellington Inn.

Dainton Park Golf Club is within reach should you fancy a round under the sun.

The charming town of Totnes is 5 miles away and the market town of Newton Abbot is just 4 miles away, both abundant in various facilities, rivers and parks.

Find yourself equidistant from the Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast.

Keen walkers can venture throughout Dartmoor with its undulating landscapes and much to explore.

Meanwhile, head to the seaside to find places such as Paignton, Teignmouth and Dartmouth.

A well-presented bungalow in a convenient Devon location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 4 miles; Totnes 5 miles; Torquay 7.5 miles.

Ipplepen is a quiet, rural village located close to Totnes in south Devon, twenty minutes’ drive from the beautiful beaches of the English Riviera. With a local pub, shop and Post Office and a peaceful pace of life present throughout the village, Ipplepen provides a great base for a cottage holiday, and is ideally situated for exploring Devon and the South West. The village has a wonderful playing field with two super children's play parks, a skate park and tennis courts. Totnes, only five miles from the village, sits beside the picturesque River Dart, and is steeped in history with its many original Elizabethan buildings. A few excursions from Totnes not to be missed include the breathtakingly beautiful river trip to Dartmouth and the steam train journey along the Primrose Line to Buckfastleigh. Dartington Hall, with its beautiful grounds, is nearby, hosting many music festivals each year. Dartmoor National Park can be reached within 30 minutes' drive of Ipplepen, offering 365 square miles of rugged moorland peppered with isolated villages. Ideal for getting away from it all, walking and simply gazing at the incredible views of South Devon, Ipplepen provides the perfect base for your next escape.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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