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North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 976108)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall a lovely property in the middle of nowhere, which is perfect if you want to get away from everything but still has great wifi, which was an unexpected bonus."

    Lovely walks from the doorstep, okish location for local amenities, with most places being at least 30mins away, which was expected. Garden is not very big, but there is a small enclosed area for dogs, but not much space if the kids want to play any games. I'd echo previous comments that the road leading to the property is very poor, you can access from the north or south, luckily for us our sat-nav took us in via the south because we arrived in darkness, had we used the north entrance, I think our car would have been wrecked. We tried the north route during the day and it was awful, massive potholes that you can't avoid, at one point the bottom of our car was scraping along the road, we were fortunate to avoid any major lasting damage, but we never used that route again.

    Mr ColeOct 2021

  • "Some people might find this property too remote, but I love it!"

    I stayed here last year and wanted to go back to the peace and tranquillity again.

    Mrs NewSep 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Hedgelea cottage."

    Enjoyed our welcome flapjack and the cottage was well equipped, clean and cosy. Beds were all very comfortable and wifi was very good (and needed as this place is remote!). Access is quite tricky but we have a low sports car and didn’t have any issues as long as you’re careful driving to the property from the main road. Absolute quiet at night apart from owl hooting and cows munching in the fields that surround the house. Had best week of sleep ever. Thank you, we will return for sure!

    Mrs BrimmerAug 2021

  • "Hedgelea is a lovely holiday cottage, this was our second stay as a family of six."

    Such a quiet and peaceful rural location and a well-equipped property. The owners are very attentive and promptly replaced both the washing machine & DVD player when they were found to be not working on changeover day.

    Mr CroutearJul 2021

  • "The cottage is perfect to escape the stress of the last 18 months."

    It's really well equipped and very comfortable with some lovely original features. The patio and garden are excellent. The bath and shower do need attention. They fit in aesthetically, but are not practical. When having a shower you lose your balance due to the shape of the bottom of the bath and the shower curtain, again looks great, but sticks to you if you are any bigger than a size 8. Despite that we'd still go back in a heart beat. Perfect peaceful location, photos on website don't do it justice. NB: lanes to access cottage are very tight, don't take a large vehicle.

    Mr WebbJul 2021

  • "The setting for the cottage was perfect."

    It was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The WiFi was excellent, it had two high speed connections, one to casting to the tv and one for general use. A lovely cake and note recommending a local woodland walk for the us was very welcoming. An excellent base to explore or just somewhere to get away from it all. Plan to return.

    Mr GriffithsJun 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful, ordering a new heat alarm for the kitchen for urgent delivery, when the battery failed on the existing one & it beeped all night."

    She was on hand for any queries & we appreciated it. The house is in an idyllic spot, surrounded by fields & woodland, but holiaymakers do need to be aware that, in good weather, the tractors are out in the fields which encircle the house & gardens & the noise of the balers in particular can be heard throughout the house.

    Ms TelferJun 2021

  • "A very wet October half term probably wasn’t the best time to be at Hedgelea."

    Four people’s wet weather gear quickly filled available coat hooks but the house was warm, well equipped, with comfy beds and great views. The owners provided a welcome cake and lots of ideas for things to do, and were super-quick to sort out a heating issue part way through our stay. Cleanliness was exemplary. The ‘but’ comes from the very rural location and the openness of the property. I found access daunting - all routes are on very narrow, rutted, single track Devon lanes which made journeys in and out nerve wracking. I didn’t find the garden was ‘enclosed’ enough for dogs. There is stock fencing on some boundaries and a fence/gate on one side of the house, but the bank to the main road is not secure and one side of the house is completely open. My dog was able to get into the neighbouring field (luckily empty of animals) on arrival day so we had to keep her on a lead for the rest of our stay; responsible but not relaxing.

    Mrs InwoodOct 2020

  • "The cottage itself was great - the access was dreadful and I am very disappointed that it wasn’t mentioned in the property information."

    If the fact that two two ‘roads’ to the property were unsurfaced and very poor in condition, I wouldn’t have booked Hedgelea. The number of significant potholes have left my car bumpers damaged - a normal car cannot access these two roads without possible damage to the bumpers or underside of the car. I would like a response to this issue and to know what you are going to do to make this clear for future visitors - my email is

    Ms AndrewsOct 2020

  • "Cottage is absolutely lovely."

    As a family of six with two children we did struggle with some aspects such as not having enough room in the kitchen and the shower is very awkward to move around in. But overall we had a lovely stay and the setting was idyllic

    Miss Smith-yelfSep 2020

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The property

This detached single-storey cottage is situated in Bondleigh hamlet two miles from North Tawton.

In a secluded setting with lovely views yet with easy access, it is a brilliant base for forgetting your worries and exploring Devon.

When you step indoors you will be struck by the carefully restored original features such as stripped wood floors combined with modern comfort.

From the neat slate-floored kitchen with its old fashioned pantry, and induction cooker, head through to the dining room where the original range has been preserved as a nostalgic feature.

Whilst you eat, you can admire views across countryside and the Taw Valley to the hills of Dartmoor.

The living room has the open fire you would wish for in this timeless spot, complemented by an up to date music system and TV or entertainment.

Sweet dreams end the day in the three comfortable bedrooms with little to disturb a peaceful night.

An enclosed garden surrounds the cottage, a quiet place to sit with a good book on the terrace or stretch out on the lawn.

North Tawton is a good practical town with a range of shops and pubs and a scrumptious fish and chip shop, or head into Okehampton, slightly bigger and with cinema and leisure centre.

A walk or cycle ride on the car-free Tarka Trail is a must or take your boards to the surf beaches at Saunton Sands and Bude.

With its central location, Hedgelea is a smashing cottage for a holiday to unwind.


  • One level
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with king size bed), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over bath, WC, basin
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Hall.
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Espresso machine, microwave, induction cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Access to the property is via public highway (single lane) There are some potholes and ruts in places.

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

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About the location


Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

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