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Black Dog near Crediton, Devon (Ref. 965922)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    “The holiday cottage of our dreams!”

    This cottage has been the most amazing blessing! Situated in the rolling hills of Devon, with easy reach of Exmoor and Exeter, Salters is a wonderful place to stay ...

    This cottage has been the most amazing blessing! Situated in the rolling hills of Devon, with easy reach of Exmoor and Exeter, Salters is a wonderful place to stay! It is an old barn which has been renovated to the highest standard we could imagine and eco friendly too! It has a wonderful traditional / modern mix and is well thought out. Downstairs is composed of an open plan kitchen / Living / diner. The kitchen is hand painted and fitted out really well. There was nothing we could have looked for that wasn’t provided. Old beams, oak floors, good art, well placed lighting and wonderful views make the downstairs somewhere you want to sit and enjoy. Under floor heating ensures that December days are cosy! Everything is done in great taste resulting in style, comfort and a huge feel good factor. The spectacular views over meadowland are maximised by the use of glazed doors and large, low windows. Upstairs the 2 bedrooms are again stylish with comfortable beds and quality linen. The bathroom has a power drench shower and the thick, fluffy John Lewis towels make the experience that of a top hotel room. Views from the bedrooms are equally good. Oli and Hen, the owners are delightful and made us incredibly welcome. They provided milk, tea, coffee, cereal. They are at the same time both down to earth farmers and interior designers with great style! We visited Crediton with its interesting Church and plentiful shops. The Lamb in Sandford is a great pub with a hearty fire and good food. We extended our stay to 10 days because this place was so good and so relaxing. We’d highly recommend this cottage. It’s the most lovely cottage we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many! Thank you Oli and Hen!


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Crediton 7 miles.

A lovely, secluded barn conversion less than a mile from the village of Black Dog, within reach of Crediton in Devon.

Walking enthusiasts looking for a relaxing outdoor retreat should look no further than this rural barn set in the middle of a 240 acre organic cattle and sheep farm through which you are welcome to wander.

The front doors take you straight into the open plan living area set with a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable sitting area with underfloor heating.

Upstairs there is a shower room with a large walk-in shower, and the two bedrooms are well-presented with lovely bed linen and plenty of storage, with views of the owners' farm and the countryside beyond.

Salter’s has a patio area to the front of the property, perfect for sitting with a cold refreshing drink and behind the cottage is an enclosed gravel and grass garden.

The rural village of Black Dog has a lovely inn which serves food and it’s surrounded by delightful wooded farming country with lots of footpaths including the Two Moors Way.

The area has many beautiful places and attractions to visit; it’s halfway between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, with the towns of Crediton and Tiverton boasting shops, pubs and restaurants as well as pretty scenery and historic buildings.

Salter’s is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic rural location.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a king size double upon request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. External utility/shed.


  • Eco heating
  • Electric combi/microwave oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility/shed, dishwasher, computer for playing DVDs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear patio with furniture, rear enclosed lawn
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 3 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a TV, however there is a computer for playing DVDs.

About the location


Exeter 8.5 miles.

A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.

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