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Black Dog near Crediton, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is lovely although very remote which is great for a quiet and relaxing stay."

    The owner, Hen, was very welcoming and hardly batted an eyelid when she saw our 2 small but well behaved 97kg Leonburger and 65kg St Bernard. The location is a working farm but we were allowed access to all areas which was great for dog walking. Sadly, the Black Dog village pub has shut down but there were several good pubs within 10-15 mins drive. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Salters.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location, beautiful setting and a very high quality property."

    It was perfect for our needs. Nice to meet Hen too. Glad we brought our own milk and bread etc as we arrived around 8pm after a long drive and closest shop isn't on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2023

  • "A superb little cottage on a working organic farm in fantastic countryside."

    Very well equipped and Wifi perfect (although spent most of my time reading). It is remote but if you come prepared with all you need it is paradise.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our only feedback would be consider a stair gate ."

    ...we managed to keep our dogs down stairs but would be useful. Otherwise everything was amazing with our stay.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and a really good base for our holiday."


    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "Thankyou, beautiful barn, amazing surroundings."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay, warm, comfortable and very peaceful."

    Great beds, suitably equipped with everything we needed. Enjoyable farm setting. A few nice places to eat within a few miles. Definitely a 'get away from it all' break.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely setting on a working farm."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Nicely decorated and furnished. v clean. It is on a working farm and for that reason v remote - nearest small town is Crediton approx. 7m away. Roads are v narrow so don't expect to dash around the place. For us with two giant dogs it was a perfect quiet getaway. The yard to the front and the rear enclosed garden was great for them. Even with the high temperatures the garden had lots of cool shade and with the windows open the slight breeze kept the cottage comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mik5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion very clean and tidy with all the amenities you could need including secure garden areas front and back for your dog."

    I personally found the single beds very firm so would recommend taking a mattress topper but that’s my preference. The wifi is a bit slow so be aware that it’s not somewhere you can watch Netflix! However we didn’t visit for that. The barn is near the farmhouse but not overlooked and feels very secluded and just perfect for relaxing and quite entertaining when the lambs are herded by by the very expert owner and her lovely dogs. The surrounding area is stunning with lots of walks and winding Devonshire roads. Black Dog is fairly central so both North and South Devon are easily accessible. Highly recommended place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry that you found the wi-fi wasn't able to cope with streaming. We are at the end of a long line so it is a bit sporadic and certainly never fast, but it generally is possible to watch Netflix, iPlayer etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Prachtige en moderne woning van alle comfort voorzien."

    Reviewed by Frans5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just missing a hairdryer"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "My sister and I spent a wonderful week in Salters."

    Very quiet in the middle of the countryside on a lovely farm. Comfortable beds, well equiped kitchen and enclosed garden to rear and enclosed patio to front for our 2 little dogs. The local pub the Black Dog just a short distance away serving lovely food. We enjoyed Tiverton and the canal walks, also walks around the farm fields.All in all a wonderful restful time. We will return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful peaceful location."

    Thank you for an excellent holiday. Our little dog loved being there, investigating the farm and sitting in the garden.

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Apr 2022

  • "The location, although on a working farm, was so restful and quiet."

    The owners were very accomodating and informative with a comprehensive welcoming pack.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location, with many beautiful walks from the farm."

    Quiet, tranquil, unspoilt and beautiful (and what the owners are doing to protect the countryside, while running a working farm, can only be applauded!)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable."

    The owners were friendly and helpful Beautiful location The Black Dog Inn is highly recommended for food

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2021

  • "The property was excellent and as described in your brochure, anyone who is looking for a holiday in complete isolation this cottage fits the bill."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Apr 2021

  • "No worries about anything."

    All perfect. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, fully equipped to a high standard on a lovely working farm."

    Super cosy, clean and modern. Perfect getaway and have already recommended to friends... Rhys Kristen and Nell

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage but very remote and took at least 30 minutes down small country lanes to get anywhere."

    The only disappointment was the oven which was really too small to cater for 4 people.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Sep 2020

  • "Very nice place in extremely peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ideal for a quiet getaway."

    Friendly owners on hand should you need them!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was an absolute dream to stay in, it was so nice to get off of the roundabout of city life and experience total peace and quiet and not a street light in sight or the sound of any cars."

    Although we didn’t see them very often the owners were helpful if you needed them. The cottage was very well equipped and tea coffee etc was provided. Tea towels washing up liquid and cloths were also provided there was also good quality towels supplied. Basic condiments were on hand to use salt pepper vinegar etc although I’m not sure if the owners supplied them or they were left by other visitors to the cottage. There was no tv in the cottage which we was not too bothered about but it would of been nice to have the choice. There is no local shops i think the nearest one was about 6 miles away so if you intend to cook make sure you come armed with your supplies. Our dog loved the freedom of the walks and running about in the fields which the owners are happy for you to explore. We would definitely return to salters again.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful, hidden gem in Devon."

    Quiet and peaceful for perfect little family holiday cottage. Really well equipped, very clean and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and furnished to a good standard."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2019

  • "Salter's is a beautiful modern barn conversion set on a working farm which expands for 240 acres."

    The setting is breathtaking and the surrounding area idyllic. Henrietta, the owner was so friendly and accommodating and we were greeted regularly by her two very friendly dogs. The location of Salter's was perfect for us and with a fabulous pub The Black Dog only minutes away in the car, we couldn't have asked for more. We would definitely recommend the food at The Black Dog and proprietors were very welcoming too. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful scenery very peaceful."

    Ideal location for exploring the countryside. Friendly owners available if needed, would definitely recommend Salters as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Hospitable owners always helpful, a peaceful, and gentle relaxing setting in very beautiful Devon countryside, boundless fresh air, many walks and within reach of beaches and towns."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful place to stay."

    We were made to feel very welcome. The farm was so tranquil and the cottage delightful with quality facilities.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2019

  • "A sympathetically restored building, done to a high standard."

    Comfortable beds, wonderful views, and a kind yet unobtrusive owner next door. Would definitely return, and happy to recommend highly!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful location and peaceful."

    A lovely cosy stay with all the facilities.

    Reviewed by Christine A5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning property in a perfect setting."

    Owners were very welcoming and the property was spotless and comfortable. Please note though, that milk was not provided (as per a review on Tripadvisor) but tea bags and coffee were. Thoroughly recommend and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely but in very remote part of Devon quite a distance from different places and the nearest supermarket was a good 30 mins drive away."

    Reviewed by Miranda3.4Jul 2018

  • "A wonderful location in a relaxing and peaceful environment."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2018

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  • 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 downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2.5 mile, shop 3 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a TV, however there is a computer for playing DVDs
  • Please note, check out is by 10:00AM

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 is 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.

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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.

Please note, check out is by 10:00AM

This property offers the following short breaks:

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