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Little Week Cottage

(Ref. 975833)

Bridestowe, near Lydford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage great location friendly hosts a perfect holiday"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2024

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, love the garden and watching all the wild life and in particular the birds feeding."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely, comfortable and warm."

    Had a great stay and definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy December stay, very warm and comfortable despite the snow and frost."

    Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Nov 2023

  • "If you want to find peace in this crazy world then this is the place, wonderful, we will be going back."

    Lovely walks close by as well. Oh yes, I ate most of the cake. very good and the free range eggs. Only problem was, we should have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really is a wonderful little place to stay."

    So peaceful and comfortable too. The welcome was delightful and any enquiry answered. Love the ducks plus the hens all given a second chance in life as they are ex-battery hens. Again the best break I have had in years.

    5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location that was central to all the things we wanted to see. The cottage had great facilities and the secure garden was perfect for our dogs. Great welcome from the owner. We can't wait to book again!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect hideaway in the country, the cottage has everything you need we didn’t want to leave."

    The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs who tried and failed to escape. We loved the birds in the garden, the ducks and the dogs enjoyed barking at the squirrels.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We so enjoyed our stay at Little Week Cottage."

    We felt relaxed the moment we arrived. Wonderful setting and atmosphere. Claire was very welcoming and the cake and fresh eggs were much appreciated and enjoyed! The cottage is extremely comfortable and we had everything we needed. The weather wasn’t the best but that didn’t matter as the cottage is perfectly situated for most of Devon and East Cornwall so we just followed the better weather. Loved the ducks and all the well fed wild birds! Already trying to work out when we can return!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely holiday at Little Week Cottage, beautiful setting, very comfortable, ..."

    Lovely holiday at Little Week Cottage, beautiful setting, very comfortable, every thing we needed for our stay particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "Very highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "A perfect getaway with perfect hosts."

    Quiet, pretty, convenient for days out to Dartmoor or the coast, North or South. A very pretty garden to sit in and enjoy the abundant birdlife and listen to the chickens and ducks. Being disabled I suggested the installation of a grabrail by the shower, it was in place the following day! A wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2023

  • "We loved little week cottage!"

    What a find. Perfect location for exploring Dartmoor and little towns and villages. Lovely welcome from owners who greeted us personally when we arrived. All we needed for a relaxing break was there in abundance (including delicious cake, and freshly laid eggs). We were sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here."

    Clare and Lee were very friendly and made us very welcome. The cottage is lovely and the bedroom is a good size. Cottage was absolutely spotless and not a cobweb in site!! You can really tell that Clare and Lee have pride in their business. The location is also great being on the edge of Dartmoor and near to Okehampton. It’s so quiet and we were delighted to see a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the bird feeder most mornings. I would highly recommend this cottage and would absolutely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts, a delightful cottage, quiet and very attrractive area."

    Definitely a week to remember!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely, well equiped and quite."

    The owners lived next door and were very accessible and nothing was too much trouble. The surrounding area is great for walking and public houses very friendly.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nice little cottage."

    And a nice welcome from Clare with a lovely cake and eggs from her hens waiting for us. It had everything we needed. We also found some great walks from the property. Also the White Hart pub in the village is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Jan 2023

  • "Our stay was short but the property met all our needs."

    It is quaint and roomy. It is a quiet location with easy access to Dartmoor. The garden was secure which our little dog appreciated. We had a warm welcome from Claire with eggs, milk and a wonderful home made cake. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really nice place to stay with all the necessities."

    The cottage was beautifully clean and was lovely to come back to after a day out. It was really cosey with the log burner. The L ocation gave a us a good base for exploring Dartmoor. The owners are friendly and helpful, and we even had a yummy cake waiting for us on arrival! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Warm and cosy, well equipped kitchen and overall very comfortable. Watching the birds feed every morning a highlight of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2022

  • "I can't find any reason to make it low."

    We had a wonderful stay. Cottage was just as seen on the ad. Great location to travel around from. The host welcomed us with a beautiful home made lemon drizzle cake and tea.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely tranquil little cottage close to Dartmoor National Park."

    A little haven to recharge your batteries. We were welcomed by the owner Clare on arrival. Tea for two laid out ready and a lovely Lemon cake and some fresh eggs from the owners own Hens. A beautiful view of Dartmoor from the lovely enclosed garden. Whether you have a dog or just a couple, we can not recommend this lovely Devon cottage enough. We will return one day in the future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was immaculate and the garden so tranquil, ideal for a relaxing break. We received a welcome of delicious lemon drizzle cake and fresh egss from their hens. The views are amazing and the

    Reviewed by D5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fab cottage with fab hosts."

    Jackie, Steve and Baxter x

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay!"

    Down a quiet country lane in deepest Devon, with the occasional passing tractor to remind us that we had left suburbia and were on a different planet, as we sat with a beautiful view up to Dartmoor, surrounded by chattering birds feeding off the feeders, amazed by the attractive garden, and debating which pub to visit this evening. BEWARE - Devon shuts on Mondays. But then, its a different time scale. Enjoy.

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Jun 2022

  • "Just back from Week Cottage in Devon, A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, ..."

    Just back from Week Cottage in Devon, A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, lovely owners who live next-door but you would not know they were there The cottage is halfway down a quiet country lane which isn't busy, the cottage itself is plenty big enough for 2 +dogs, we would definitely recommend this cottage and booking with Sykes was easy and and info was good Graham & Karen

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "It’s a lovely cosy cottage."

    We were made to feel very welcome with a delicious cake and eggs waiting for us. Highly recommended as a base for exploring Dartmoor and getting to the beaches around Bude.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    So peaceful and central for many days out. Claire and Lee were so welcoming and the cottage was spotless. We really didn’t want to leave and we’ll definitely return. Lemon drizzle cake was very much appreciated too on our arrival - a lovely touch. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful hide-away with a wonderful welcome of lemon drizzle cake and milk."

    Ducks and wildlife abound. Well appointed with great log burner, warm and toasty. A delightful bolt hole with views to Sourton Tor - walking from the door, and amazing access to the moor!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliant little cottage, hosts very welcoming."

    Great facilities very quiet and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely spot on for two adults, a large leonberger and young border collie."

    The owners are extremely freindly and couldn't be more accommodating.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owner made us feel extremely welcome and was on hand if any problems although we didn't have any."

    Lovely cottage and garden with great views

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "This was a lovely clean cottage with a beautiful enclosed garden with views of the moor."

    The hosts made us feel welcome and were on hand if needed. We enjoyed our week away very much and would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful quiet setting with perfect hosts Lee & Claire, will be going again."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and very nice hosts."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely location with great views across Dartmoor."

    Easy access to Cornwall as well. Clare and Lee are excellent hosts

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Warm, cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable settees to lounge on for ‘bad weather’ days, lovely log burner and a comfortable bed for the end of the day. Lee and Clare are very welcoming; the lemon drizzle cake was delicious and free range eggs on arrival, much appreciated. PS We can highly recommend Clare’s wonderful home made chutneys and jams.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2020

  • "A really nice cottage, perfect for the two of us."

    Small, but with more space than many we've stayed in. Really peaceful location and a great base for exploring North Devon. Some really great walks within easy reach. Friendly and welcoming owners (next door). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Evan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Perfect cottage!"

    Lots of little extras like fresh milk, eggs from the owners chickens and a delicious home made lemon drizzle cake for us to enjoy on arrival. Very warm and cosy, they really have thought of everything you might need! Great base to explore the surrounding areas, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Sep 2020

  • "By ticking ' exceeding expectations' this suggests we do not have a very high opinion of Helpful Holidays!"

    In fact, we know from decades of using the agency that what they say about a property is always accurate & that regular checking happens during the season. This year we had opportunity to speak with our landlady & she also finds the agency consistent & supportive.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Peace and quiet was wonderful. We could not have been made more welcome. Waking up to the ducks swimming in the pond was wonderful. Clare's lemons drizzle cake was superb. We will be going back. Thank you Clare and Lee.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing host greeted us when we turned up and made us feel most welcome."

    Beautiful cottage and perfect placement for discovering Devon.

    Reviewed by Bert5.0Nov 2019

  • "Good facilities."

    Very relaxing. Would like to go bavk

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2019

  • "If Sykes can order the weather as well as they market holidays it would have been perfect!"

    Clare and Lee were very welcoming and the cottage was quaint and just right for us and the dog. For future customers, we hope you like narrow lanes - really narrow lanes! P.S. The eggs and the lemon drizzle cake were delicious. Thanks Clare.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful to be met by owners and introduced themselves to us made us feel a home straight away."

    Great surprise to see a lemon drizzle cake and fresh eggs on kitchen worktop both tasted great. I have a back problem so What a delight to have a bed that is very comfortable and gave me a great nights sleep. Sit in the garden with a cup of tea (or stronger ) with cake and take in the view. Absolutely great holiday

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful and cosy cottage with great views of the moors."

    The owners were really really nice and accommodating. Looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable with a beautiful garden."

    It was in a perfect tranquil position., a home from home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2019

  • "We spent a wonderful week here."

    The cottage was so well equipped it was home from home.The peace and quiet was unbelievable. To watch the chickens and ducks put a smile on your face for the day. Clare and Lee made us so welcome. Would recommend this little haven to anyone.Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2019

  • "Wow what a fantastic place Little week cottage is, what a gem."

    Lee and Clare the owners were great, friendly and helpful but without being intrusive. They made us feel very welcome right from the first day. We had a few welcome gifts on arrival which was thoughtful and appreciated. We had an amazing week at the cottage. The view from the garden was stunning. The surroundings and local places to visit were nearby. The cottage is a perfect base to explore Dartmoor and it is not too far to nip over into Cornwall. Our dogs had a fabulous time too and were made to feel welcome. They loved exploring the garden and surrounding areas we visited. The cottage had everything you will need to make your stay amazing. We didn’t want to leave. We can highly recommend staying at Little week cottage.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was just as good, or better, than expected from the photos."

    The lovely welcome from the hosts, including home made cake and freshly laid eggs, plus milk started the holiday off so well. The hosts were so helpful especially if we experienced any problems. The location was perfect, very quiet, the cottage was spotlessly cleaned, well equipped and the bed so very comfortable. The garden was so pretty with all the spring flowers.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2019

  • "Little Week Cottage is a gem."

    Set in a beautiful and peaceful area it's a great place from which to explore Dartmoor and beyond. The hosts are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, we highly recommend a holiday here, thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "What more can we say."

    Arrived to a welcome from Clare, and upon entering Little Week Cottage, we saw that she had left a freshly baked cake, 6 fresh eggs and a pint of milk. The cottage had everything you needed, and very comfortable. Situated in mid devon, all places easily reached. Very quiet and relaxing. Hope to come again and would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a wonderful cottage!"

    I was worried that it was too close to the A30 as the crow flies but all I could hear was birdsong and the wind in the trees. So comfortable and cosy. Kitchen had everything we could want, and more. Lovely, modern bathroom. Spacious bedroom, comfortable bed, warm bedding. Loved the log burner. We didn’t have good weather but enjoyed days hunkered down with the fire on, just resting. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2018

  • "Home from home had a wonderful time"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Little Week cottage."

    Cozy warm and Peaceful. The owners next door were so welcoming and friendly and were on hand if there were any problems to deal with (not that we had any). Lovely part of Devon to visit. We will visit again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and found everything as we hoped it would be."

    Clare and Lee were very friendly and welcoming. It is definitely a holiday we hope to chose again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "Amazing owners really committed to helping us enjoy our stay."

    Reviewed by Viv5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Little Week Cottage, very quaint and quiet with a breathtaking view of Dartmoor."

    The owners live next door and were extremely friendly. We are already making plans for another holiday there next year.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Little week cottage, it was so quiet and peaceful."

    We particularly enjoyed being in the private garden with views of Dartmoor and just watching the birds. The location was excellent, it felt like the middle of nowhere but Okehampton was about 20 minutes away, the A30 even closer. There were plenty of shops in Okehampton, and lots of things to do nearby, including places to eat (very good food). We had planned to make lots of day trips, but it was so lovely, most days we just walked from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2018

  • "Little Week Cottage was even better than expected, the way it was finished off inside and the attention to detail was very good."

    Having the owners next door was not known when we booked but was in no way an issue, actually made it feel more personal. We would recommend the cottage to anyone and may well book it again ourselves in future.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2018

  • "Perfect little cottage for 2"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a nice location."

    Clare & lee were excelent hosts very friendly and helpful, looking forward to our next visit. Malcolm & Sue Nr Arlesford Hampshire

    Reviewed by M5.0Apr 2018

  • "Another great stay at Little Week, a real home from home everything you could need & more."

    Friendly & helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2018

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Fitted kitchen, pretty sitting room with large inglenook, wood burning stove, window seat, and dining area
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Cot and highchair available at request
  • Enclosed garden
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

A mile from Bridestowe, on a quiet country lane, surrounded by a charming smallholding with friendly ducks and chickens, is Little Week Cottage.

This lovely cottage has been carefully created from an original thick-walled ancient home, attached to one end of the owners house, to become an archetypal Devon cottage with wonderfully knobbly walls, beams on the ceiling and a wood burning stove.

You enter through the front door, past the groundfloor bathroom and utility room to the neatly fitted kitchen, through to a pretty sitting room with a large inglenook and window seat.

On the first floor is a good-sized double bedroom, smart and stylish with original low windows, this is a stylish end of day retreat.

Outside, you have your own enclosed garden with long countryside views to Dartmoor’s highest points, patio and table and chairs.

On the edge of Dartmoor, there is beautiful moorland to walk and explore with opportunities to walk and cycle, and with a pub in Bridestowe village and lively towns at Tavistock and Okehampton there are plenty of eateries and shops to browse.

National Trust Lydford Gorge is a stunning place to visit.

A super, romantic bolt hole, Little Week Cottage is perfect for exploring Dartmoor’s wild fringes or further afield

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

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About the location

Bridestowe, nr Lydford

Nestling among mature woodland on the western slopes of Dartmoor, the historic village of Lydford is a jewel in this area of outstanding scenic beauty. To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course northwards.

Note: Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas