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Wood View Cottage

(Ref. 986153)

Blackawton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time at Wood View cottage especially in the swimming pool."

    The cottage was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We loved the games room and had many games of pool during our stay. We would definitely recommend Wood View cottage.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay in Wood View Cottage, the pool and the games room were particular highlights."

    The location is very quiet and peaceful and the gardens are beautiful and well maintained. Thank you to Peter & Carole for a great week, we look forward to maybe seeing you again next year. The Capel family

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous week in Wood View Cottage, although it’s an annex you are still very much private and the facilities are fantastic."

    The pool is very clean and was perfect for our 12 & 9 year old kids. We went in everyday except one. The cottage itself has everything you need with a lovely welcome gift and small touches like dishwasher tabs, black sacks, cling film etc which at previous properties we’ve had to purchase. Carole & Peter are lovely and friendly, they are a good source of local information and made us feel comfortable and well looked after. The roads around the area are all single lane so brush up on your reversing skills and be prepared for slower journey times. The games room kept us entertained every night with pool and darts and you use the room just as a family. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Never have we come back from a self catering cottage so fully rested and relaxed with our batteries fully recharged."

    Wood View Cottage is a little piece of tranquil heaven which, upon arrival, immediately puts you at ease and lets you know you are going to have a wonderful stay and that feeling just gets better with each passing day! We were so sad to be going home and usually we can't wait to get back to our own beds! The cottage is spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable. The living room has a choice of a large snuggly corner sofa and occasional chairs which are equally as comfy. The kitchen is huge and so well equipped with literally everything you could possibly need during your stay (even a slow cooker in the cupboard!) and has lots of free cupboard space and worktop space for your things. The beds are the comfiest we have ever stayed in which meant we slept extremely well every night. The swimming pool was wonderful and we used it every day. Having private use of it during the day was fabulous and we had brilliant fun in it. There is a changing room with toilet and shower in the pool room which was very convenient as was having access to the pool room from the hallway of the cottage which we loved. The games room is an absolute gem too - we took our drinks in there of an evening and played pool, darts and ring toss to our hearts content! Things did get quite competitive and by the end of the week our children were regularly beating us at the pool table! The gardens all around the cottage are just beautiful, but especially the huge walled garden with its magnificent and very old pine tree and all of the beautiful and carefully looked after plants, shrubs and flowers. The views are far reaching and spectacular as are the sunrises and sunsets. Finally, Carole and Peter were just lovely - they were very discreet and were happy to just leave us to enjoy our holiday but they were easily available and approachable if we had any questions or wanted to make use of their local knowledge. Thank you for sharing this amazingly quiet and peaceful part of Devon with us. Such lovely people, such a lovely cottage, such a lovely swimming pool, such a lovely games room and such lovely gardens....we cannot wait to come back!.

    Reviewed by Lia5.0May 2023

  • "Hi we absolutely loved the cottage."

    Everything was clean and comfortable. We were very lucky to be able to use the facilities. The pool, darts were great fun and made us very competitive!!! The swimming pool was the icing on the cake, will definitely be coming back!! Close to local amenities, despite narrow roads. Thank-you to the owners for sharing their superb house!! The George family from Salisbury

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Wood View."

    The property is set in beautiful gardens and is very secluded. The cottage is spacious, has a good layout and is well equipped. Our daughter loved the upstairs bedroom with the cabin beds. The bed in the main bedroom was comfortable. Having the private pool available all day was amazing. The pool was slightly on the cool side for our young baby but our 6 year old was fine. Our daughter also loved the games room and kept her occupied playing pool and monopoly. The bathroom was slightly dated and the sofas were a bit soft, but minor issues. Local roads are single track with passing points - wise to use Satnav and familiarise before travelling as some may find it difficult to locate. The cottage is in close proximity to Woodlands Family Theme Park (which was great), Dartmouth, and local beaches. I would recommend Wood View and definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, everything was well thought out and excellent property for those with mobility issues."

    I thought maybe the Sykes photos did not show how wonderful your gardens with views and facilities were- good for us as it was available at half term though!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "Second visit, great place love it."

    Only things we can think of to improve it would be a second chair in lounge as sofa too soft for short legged people. Bread knife was a bit blunt, but hey, minor issues in the grand scheme of things. Lovely place for peace and quiet owners are very nice, helpful, but give you privacy

    Reviewed by Dot4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing break."

    Excellent accommodation and facilities. Owners very welcoming and helpful if needed. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our third stay at Woodview and we love it there."

    The pool is amazing; a really good size and great to not have to share. Huge gardens to explore and the games room is a big bonus. Cottage is a good size with large lounge and kitchen. Lots of attractions and things to do locally. The local roads to the property are narrow.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing time staying at Wood View Cottage."

    This place was so great, the swimming pool was fantastic our two daughters loved playing and swimming in it. The gardens were big and beautiful with lovely places to sit and watch the sunset or at night to look at the many stars. Our daughters loved having lots of space to run around and do cartwheels in. The games room was also a huge bonus, my eldest learned to play darts and pool but it was also brilliant for the kids to play in early in the morning without having to worry about the noise they were making. Carole and Peter were welcoming and friendly whilst also respecting our privacy whilst we enjoyed their property. It was so peaceful here we didn't want to leave but have left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wood View has been a fabulous place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean, incredible views (we were delighted to see buzzards flying so close), warm and welcoming hosts and the most wonderful facilities: having the swimming pool from 9-5 each day has been a wonderful way to unwind, and the incredible games room has been the icing on the cake with its pool table, dart board etc. The kitchen is enormous and extremely well equipped so we didn’t find ourselves in need of anything whatsoever, and our children adored their fantastic upstairs bedroom. A wonderful place to stay!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We are just back from a weeks holiday at Woodview and it’s probably been one of the most relaxing and comfortable self catering properties we have stayed in."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you need, very spacious, clean, comfy beds and surrounded by beautiful gardens that you are free to walk around. The views from the lounge are stunning. The pool for us was the star of the show. My 9 year old was in it every day, sometimes twice a day. Perfect for the unpredictable English weather. Carole and Peter are the perfect hosts and the welcoming fresh cut flowers, wine and biscuits that greeted us on arrival were a lovely surprise. Fabulous week away.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wood View Cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    The private pool with access from inside the house was perfect. It was hard to persuade our kids to go anywhere else! It's in a great location for visiting lots of attractions and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The view from the living room with its large windows over looking fields is just beautiful. The cottage was kitted out with everything you could need and the living room and kitchen are particularly spacious. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "The peacefulness of this property was very refreshing."

    The pool was wonderful, the bed very comfortable and everywhere was spotless

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning house, everything was perfect, could not want for more."

    The pool was brilliant, house was clean, homely and had everything you could need. The bar room was lovely extra and the grounds the house is in are beautiful. Devon has some amazing beaches and lots of hidden towns and villages, we loved exploring all of it. Ideal for families and couples.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic time all round."

    Carole and Peter were very welcoming. The accommodation and surroundings were stunning. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "Carole and Peter were vwey welcoming friendly and considerate at all times."

    The cottage was spotless which instantly made us relax. The games room, private pool and cottage facilities were fabulous. We never felt the need to leave. By far our favourite cottage holiday and worth the 6 hour drive there. I would highly recommend this cottage and wish Peter and Carole all the best xx

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "The property exceeded our expectations in every way."

    We were welcomed by Carole and Peter on arrival who were on hand throughout our stay to help with any problems or questions that we had. The extensive grounds were a perfect backdrop for relaxing and the pool was immaculately presented. The property is ideally located for our favourite family holiday habits- crabbing at Dartmouth followed by a traditional pasty from the bakery and freshly made fudge from Edward's. Fish and chips at Slapton Sands, swimming and paddle boarding at Blackpool sands are close by and Cream tea at Weavers cottage at Cockington Village. Unfortunately we've left it too late to book for next year!

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wood View is an idyllic holiday home."

    We all enjoyed the swimming pool and the pool room very much. The gardens were also lovely and the children particularly enjoyed the tree swing. My only hesitation in recommending Helpful Holidays is that I did not realise on booking that you are part of the Sykes group. I have not had a good experience with Sykes during the lockdown period (in relation to another holiday) and am reluctant to use them again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday, the garden was huge, beautiful and full of wildlife."

    The cottage was so peaceful, clean and homely and the swimming pool was brilliant. Would highly recommend if you want a relaxing quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2019

  • "The road to paradise isn’t easy, but when you get there, there’s nothing left to wish for."

    That’s how we felt when we entered the grounds and Wood view cottage. The surroundings are so peaceful, the garden is lovely, the cottage provides in everything one could wish for. The swimming pool was great. The owners welcomed us with flowers from the garden, a bottle of wine and biscuits. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Devon and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Marjolein5.0Jul 2019

  • "Really great cottage, spacious for a family of 4 and plenty of parking space."

    Highlight has to be the indoor pool.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    House and gardens are lovely and the kids really enjoyed the pool. The owners are really friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful tranquil cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Lovely owners. Would highly recommend although don’t want to recommend too much as can’t wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed with 2 young children."

    The pool was perfect, and certainly well used when we had a couple of wet days. The owners were very nice and made sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin (full size single beds) (accessed through double bedroom only
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • External shared games room with bar
  • Shared indoor heated pool with shower, basin and WC (shared with the owners only).
  • Oil heating
  • Electric range cooker
  • Fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 3.5 acres of grounds with unfenced pond, patio area with furniture, patio area with BBQ and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Heated Swimming pool available 9am-5pm every day, and other times by prior arrangement with owners, it is shared with the owners
  • Note: Children to be supervised when outside due to unfenced pond
  • Note: En-suite bathroom in double room is only bathroom in property
  • Note: Stairs up to children's twin bedroom (full size single beds), the room has low head height so please take care
  • Note: 3 steps from living area to double bedroom
  • Note: Maximum stay of 7 nights only
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16 + infant

The property

Wood View Cottage is a homely, fabulously appointed attached cottage enjoying an idyllic location in the countryside of Devon, close to the village of Blackawton.

Set in 3.5 acres of serene gardens, with access to a private heated indoor pool, shared only with property owners, as well as displaying breath-taking views and sitting in close proximity to the wonders of Devon, this is the perfect getaway for families to come together and enjoy.

As you enter the property, the fresh and light décor makes you feel instantly welcome as you head left into the farmhouse-style kitchen diner.

This charming setup comes dressed in a splendid colour scheme and offers a range of excellent appliances; a range cooker and a wooden dining table both bring a rustic country-cottage touch.

Adjacently you will find a tasteful, spacious sitting area providing a snug corner sofa, enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows displaying the most scenic countryside views imaginable.

To catch your rest, head into the well-presented double bedroom which benefits from the service of a delightful en-suite bathroom for pure convenience.

Via the double bedroom, stairs up into a fabulous little children's bedroom, home to quirky cabin-style twin beds nestled comfortably under the eaves.

Wood View Cottage's finest feature comes back on the ground floor; a door leads you into a state-of-the-art swimming pool suite, complete with an indoor heated pool, a changing room and a shower so you can enjoy a swim without having to leave the house.

On a rainy day, or during the evenings, head into the wonderfully thoughtful games room, set with a selection of games and activities including pool and darts, and completed with a stunning bar so you can fully unwind.

Alternatively, take a stroll throughout the 3.5 acres of beautifully kept gardens, making for the perfectly quiet spot to appreciate this idyllic location from.

As well as luscious countryside, the gorgeous coast is just a stone's throw away, with the renowned South West Coast Path playing host to marvellous spots such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, both promising a visit that you will not forget in a hurry.

Tour spectacular Devon from this beautiful cottage.

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

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About the location


Dartmouth 5.7 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5; Totnes 8.1 miles

Blackawton and the surrounding hamlets and villages are well placed for a tranquil South Devon break. In easy reach of Dartmouth and the beaches of Start Bay, the location offers a delightful balance between seclusion and convenience, with a wealth of picturesque walks, welcoming local pubs and more on your doorstep. In the centre of the village on Main Street, the 14th century Parish Church of St Michael completes the setting whole-heartedly. The George Inn is a family-run pub in the heart of the village. Situated across from the church, this dog-friendly inn backs onto some beautiful South Hams countryside, and there are outside tables where you can relax and take in the scenery. Nearby, Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes - A charming Devon town with a bustling main street and a regular market, the area boasts regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning.

Note: Maximum stay of 7 nights.
Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16 + infant

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season