5.0★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (37) lovely (19) garden (17) beautiful (16) owners (16) everything (14) 43 Customer Reviews "A fabulous property." The best equipped and cleanest property I have stayed in. We loved all the different seating areas outside, you could move around the garden with your tea and cake as the sun moved. A lovely touch was when the owner rang to check that everything was okay and to see if we had any problems. We would most certainly return for another stay. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Appletree Cottage. The different areas in the garden come into their own as the sun moves around and it sounds like you made the most of all the different seating areas we've create around the garden. Our wonderful housekeeper, Cheryl, does an amazing job, as does Amanda and her team of gardeners. We'll be sure to pass on your comments and you'd be most welcome to come again. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Nigel5.0★Oct 2023 "We loved staying at Appletree Cottage - a quintessential thatched cottage with such a pretty garden." It was very comfortable and equipped with absolutely everything we needed for a truly home-from-home feel. A good internet connection too! The owners gave us a lovely welcome with a gift of wine, chocolates and flowers on the kitchen table, milk in the fridge and even a phone call on our first evening to make sure we had arrived safely and had everything we needed. The location provided a great base for exploring Dartmoor with a wide variety of interesting historical places to visit, lovely walks at nearby Parke NT and beautiful moorland scenery to admire. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Amanda and the gardeners do a wonderful job to make sure something interesting is always happening in the garden throughout the year and that birds and butterflies come to visit. We hope you'll come again and you'd be most welcome. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Mary5.0★Sep 2023 "Beautiful cottage and grounds." Extremely well equipped. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful, and the welcome pack was much appreciated. Only the weather was less than perfect, but the coziness of the cottage made up for all the rain! Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're always delighted to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and very glad that the cottage was nice and cozy for you during the poor weather. When it rains in Dartmoor, it can certainly rain! Hopefully the weather won't put you off another visit and you'd be most welcome at any time. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Linda5.0★Sep 2023 "A beautiful cottage, a real home from home with everything you need." The welcome gift and call were lovely touches. I would definitely recommend Appletree to friends and family. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Appletree Cottage. It's a real pleasure for us when guests have a good time. We hope you'll come again and you'd be most welcome. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Lydia5.0★Sep 2023 "Enjoyed our stay at appletree cottage it was very peaceful and quiet and the ..." Enjoyed our stay at appletree cottage it was very peaceful and quiet and the owners are just a phone call away if you need them it's a very nice cottage we loved it and would be back again We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we're always happy to help. You'd be most welcome to return to Appletree Cottage at any time. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Paul5.0★Sep 2023 "What an absolute gem !" All mullioned windows & exposed beams, nooks & crannies, very tastefully furnished, and with literally EVERYTHING required for a peaceful & relaxing holiday. Having stayed at many properties in the South- West, we can honestly say that this is THE most delightful cottage we have had the pleasure of booking ! Ideally situated for visiting the many places of interest in Devon, but if you are so inclined, you could easily spend a week here just chilling ! The gardens have several seating areas & if in season, the apple trees will provide you with a readily available crop of beautiful fruit ! It is really secluded & quiet, literally all you can hear is birdsong. Sitting in the window seat was delightful, especially early morning/ late evening. The cottage was exceedingly clean & tidy on arrival, & credit must be paid to the housekeeper. Also, the welcome wine & chocolates were greatly appreciated, & a nice gesture. As was the call from David ( the owner ) to check that everything was to our satisfaction on the first night of our arrival. We could find NOTHING to fault ( how many places could you say this about ? ) & we would thoroughly, & without hesitation, recommended this property. Be warned though - the lane in & out of the hamlet is VERY narrow & not for the faint-hearted, but easily negotiable IF you take it cautiously & with consideration for the locals ! In summary - 10/10 from us ! Reviewed by Nick5.0★Aug 2023 "An absolute gem of a find." Yes the drive up could be off putting to some but the result of total peace and tranquillity is worth it. Fabulous wrap around garden to sit and relax in if you get the weather! Fantastic view from the kitchen window of the field over the road with the cattle. Owners very attentive, it is by far, the the best equipped cottage we have stayed in. Bovey Tracy is just far enough to walk down into and enjoy the lovely cafes and park. Will stay here again. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Appletree and thank you for posting this feedback. It's lovely to see the fields, and also how they change over the seasons. We've improved the different seating areas in the garden in the past year so that you can get the morning sun in one place and the evening sun in another. You'd be very welcome to return at any time. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Paula5.0★Jul 2023 "AppleTree Cottage is a dream cottage." The cottage and gardens are beautiful. It is very clean and has literally everything you will every need; even down to needle and thread! We loved our week spent there. Highly recommended. Thank you. Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Appletree. Hopefully you didn't have to do too much sewing and very glad that you found the needle and thread! At this time of year, the gardens are particularly nice and Amanda and her team of gardeners do an amazing. job, as does Jo, our wonderful housekeeper. We always share the feedback with them and will pass on your lovely comments. We hope you'll be able to return to Appletree and you'd be most welcome anytime. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Maureen5.0★May 2023 "We loved our stay in Appletree cottage." It's comfortable, warm, well equipped and stylishly furnished. The garden is a peaceful delight and we loved watching the many different birds that visited daily. The parking is a little tight, as mentioned in other reviews, but we managed fine in our Ford Focus. We hope to return in the future as there are still lots of nearby places we would like to explore. Thank you David and Hilary for your warm welcome Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Appletree Cottage. The birds certainly enjoy the garden, though they also steal our thatch. But it's give and take and we're happy to share the garden with them in return for some singing! During the year we also have a wide range of butterflies and moths coming to visit so something is always going on in the garden no matter which month it is. Thank you also for taking good care of Appletree during your stay and we hope to see you again. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Susan5.0★Apr 2023 "We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our holiday at the beautiful Appletree Cottage." The information pack that we received prior to our arrival was the most comprehensive we have ever seen and provided extensive details on the home, equipment, directions, local area and much more. The owners clearly want to ensure that their guests have the best holiday possible and were only too pleased to help in any way. The house really felt like a home, and it was spotless. The garden is beautiful and the location was perfect for us - we enjoyed trips into Dartmoor, to Paignton Zoo and spent an enjoyable rainy day exploring the World of Marbles and The Jolly Roger in Bovey Tracey. Returning to Appletree Cottage at the end of each day was a joy and it was a privilege to be able to stay in this beautiful thatched cottage. Our son particularly enjoyed the large window seats, where he spent time each morning reading. Thank you too for the beautifully laid out welcome - the attention to detail in this home was second to none. We would certainly recommend Appletree Cottage. Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Appletree and do come again! Property Owner Reviewed by Richard5.0★Mar 2023 "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Appletree, including cooking some of the apples!" ! I wanted to experience staying in a thatched cottage and was able to do this completely. The detailed instructions- necessary for a quirky cottage- enabled me to have a positive experience with all the comforts. Thank you. We're so pleased you enjoyed the stay and that you got to taste some of the apples. We don't know the name of the varieties but they are nice and this year was a bumper crop. Please come again - though we can't guarantee there will be always be apples! Property Owner Reviewed by Carol5.0★Oct 2022 "This is a lovely cottage to book." The cottage was spotless, every piece of equipment you could want was provided. There is a log burner that we did not use as we were so busy. There is so much to do in such a short radius: National Trust properties, beaches, walks and golf courses. The owners are incredibly helpful and caring if you have any problems. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We love the cottage and try to make sure everything that's needed is there. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit again. Property Owner Reviewed by Jane5.0★Oct 2022 "Great property very comfortable, clean and homely." All the little finer points looked after to give that first class stay. Will be going back sometime next year. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're really happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Appletree. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Sep 2022 "Superb in every way." J Thank you for the very positive feedback. We're always happy to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay Appletree Cottage. We hope to see you again next year! Property Owner Reviewed by June5.0★Sep 2022 "An extremely attractive, comfortable, well furnished and equipped cottage in a very peaceful and quiet setting." The owners provided everything we could have required, were very helpful and considerate and were on hand to answer a query about a friendly neighbourhood cat! We could not have had a more relaxing, enjoyable and lovely stay in this beautiful thatched cottage and marvellous garden with seating for all times of the day! Perfect..! Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed Appletree and the gardens and very happy to have helped rescue our neighbour's cat from being locked up in the garage! David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Jenny5.0★Aug 2022 "This cottage is outstanding the owners have provided every thing you need even down to dishwasher tablets." The cottage is spotlessly clean and is furnished to a high standard,the king size bed is very comfortable and there are plenty of wardrobes for your clothes.The gardens are beautiful with plenty of different places to sit and have a glass of wine and chill out.The owners gave us a welcome call to make sure everything was ok and they also left us a bottle of wine and chocolates that made a nice start to our holiday. The narrow lane and parking are a problem if you have a big car like we have but with Care we managed, I would definitely recommend this cottage and hopefully we will go back. Many thanks David & Hilary Thank you for the kind feedback. We're very happy to know you had a great time in Appletree. We've extended our parking area to make turning easier. However, while we can do a lot of things to help make a stay as enjoyable as possible, widening the lane is unfortunately beyond us! The joys of a lovely Devon thatched cottage in a quiet hamlet come with their own set of challenges! We very much hope you'll return and look forward to the occasion. Best wishes, David and Hilary. Property Owner Reviewed by Paul4.7★Jun 2022 "We had a wonderful stay at Appletree Cottage." We arrived to a lovely welcome package. The cottage was cosy and comfortable. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting in many sunny spots throughout the week! The communication with the owners was brilliant. Thanks for a great stay. Thank you very much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and the sun shine followed you around the garden! We hope you'll come again soon. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Anna-rose5.0★May 2022 "Thank you very much for the use of this lovely cottage." The owners are excellent communicators and very much cared that our holiday was comfortable. They made us feel welcome with a gift of Prosecco & milk in the fridge. There were clear instructions for everything, in fact we have stayed in many holiday houses but this was the easiest and most user friendly set up we've encountered. The cottage was clean and very well kitted out, the kitchen was easy to use with good quality appliances & cooking equipment. The garden was so very pretty, as one might expect of a rural Devon thatched long house, with roses round the door and lots of little spaces in the garden to capture the sun! The property is so peaceful and we really did feel at home...we were sorry to leave but we hope to return next year. Thank you once again to Hilary & David, who are lovely people, conscientious, & checked we were OK after our late arrival. :-) PS. Recycling the rubbish is always a tricky subject in an area one doesn't know! We recommend sussing it out sooner rather than later & don't leave it till the last minute like we did...with the usual head-scratching!! Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and if only we could simplify the recycling we would! We'd love for you to return. David and Hilary Property Owner Reviewed by Joanne5.0★May 2022 "Peaceful, characterful cottage with an idyllic garden." Comfortable, clean and well equipped. Nice pub in next village. Easy access to Dartmoor. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're very pleased you enjoyed your break and hope you can return for a longer stay next time. Property Owner Reviewed by Michael5.0★Apr 2022 "A hidden gem." Beautifully maintained traditional Devon thatched cottage with every amenity. Tucked away with stunning gardens so convenient for Dartmoor and lovely village of Bovey Tracey. Coast not too far either. Attentive owner and very well equipped moderm kitchen. Lovely welcome basket and imacculately clean. You have everything you need for a carefree stay away from it all. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you. Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're so pleased you had a carefree stay in Appletree and will pass on your kind comments about the garden and the cottage to Amanda and her gardening team, and to Jo, our housekeeper. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Margaret5.0★Apr 2022 "The cottage is picture postcard perfect, more than adequately equipped and set in beautiful gardens in a beautiful part of Devon." There are walks from the doorstep, Dartmoor with the coast a short drive away and numerous attractions. We were torn between exploring the area and wanting to stay at the cottage which offers comfort and is the perfect place to completely relax. The owners clearly take great pride in the cottage and, as well as arriving to a complimentary bottle of prosecco and chocolates from them we received a phone call checking we had arrived okay and had everything we needed. Anyone who stays there will fall in love with this idyllic cottage and gardens. It is superb. Reviewed by Sally5.0★Sep 2021 "The cottage is lovely - we really felt at home." The garden is beautiful. We enjoyed sitting in all the seating areas! Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Aug 2021 "We have stayed in many lovely UK cottages but Appletree was the most immediately welcoming and homely." If anything, the pictures on the website don't do justice to how spacious and comfortable this cottage is. Fabulous! Reviewed by Drew4.7★Aug 2021 "Excellent information given by Sykes on cottage & also by the owners on facilities in the cottage & around the area." It was obvious the cottage was well cared for .Every aspect was taken into consideration. We were extremely pleased and would be happy to use Sykes again & return to this cottage ! Reviewed by Luchiana5.0★Aug 2021 "Superb picture box cottage." Everything we wanted and more! Reviewed by Nigel5.0★Jun 2021 "Beautiful cottage, with amazing garden." Peaceful setting. Well located for Dartmoor and coast, though narrow lanes not for the faint hearted! Reviewed by Adrian5.0★Jun 2021 "Wonderful property, always wanted to stay in a thatched cottage." So well appointed though the access needed some effort, we nailed it! Spectacular gardens, perfect location for us near to Bovey Tracey. Very well supported with contact to the owners, 100% clean throughout and Covid secure. Chocolate box presentation and a wonderful welcome - Prosecco and flowers. Super relaxing and we would definitely return. A week of relaxation after a terrible year of lockdown, comfortable and every amenity there for us! Thank you so much Hilary and Dave. x Reviewed by Margaret5.0★Jun 2021 "House and garden lovely in an ideal, but remote setting." Has everything you need for that quiet holiday in the country. It is close to Dartmoor and coast for those days out. Excellent spot. Reviewed by Robert John5.0★May 2021 "We had a really relaxing week in a beautiful cottage, the only downside unfortunately was the British weather!" After the driest April on record the weather decided to play Mr Nasty for our holiday and we had every type of weather imaginable, apart from warm sunshine! It did mean we couldn’t take advantage of the cottage’s beautiful garden but it didn’t really deter us from getting out and about and enjoying the warmth of the cottage on our return. Reviewed by Hilary5.0★May 2021 "The neighbours hedge bulges out into the approach to the parking space at the rear of the property, making it extremely difficult to reach ." Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7★Apr 2021 "By far the best equipped cottage we have ever rented and was spotlessly clean." Owners were really helpful both before and during our stay. The cottage felt like a home rather than a holiday let. Reviewed by David5.0★Sep 2020 "Ideal base for a week exploring Devon and after a day sightseeing it felt like you were coming home such was the delight of Appletree Cottage." Everything you could possibly need was provided for; it was a pretty much perfect place to stay. Reviewed by Dean4.7★Aug 2020 "What a lovely, comfortable cottage." We felt very welcome and very much at home there. Reviewed by Celia5.0★Aug 2020 "The cottage is great but bthe access to parking is very tight and not suitable for any large vehicle" Reviewed by John4.7★Aug 2020 "This was our second visit to Appletree and it did not disappoint." The cottage was spotlessly clean, in fact the owners and their housekeeper had gone above and beyond to make the place safe for our visit. At the same time the cottage was cosy and comfortable and we did not want for anything. The Gardens are spectacular and with plenty of garden furniture provided they made a lovely place to relax in. Reviewed by Janet5.0★Jul 2020 "Great place to stop" Reviewed by Megan5.0★Dec 2019 "We had a lovely week in this beautiful thatched cottage on the edge of Dartmoor and within striking distance of many attractions." The cottage is equipped with everything you could wish for, and wonderfully cosy and characterful. Our only regret is that we weren't there in the summer to make the most of the garden, but hopefully we will be back again! Reviewed by Karen5.0★Oct 2019 "A quintessential English cottage with a peaceful location just a few minutes from the heart of Dartmoor." We couldn't have wished for better! Reviewed by Peter4.7★Aug 2019 "What a lovely cottage even left us a bottle of prossecco which I thought was a ..." What a lovely cottage even left us a bottle of prossecco which I thought was a nice bit of an adventure driving to cottage and not really sutible for older people stairs very steep but still very nice Reviewed by Philip5.0★Aug 2019 "Fantastic cottage owners very helpful" Reviewed by Edward5.0★Jul 2019 "Appletree Cottage is extremely well maintained and very comfortable." The two bedrooms are of a good size, well presented with plenty of storage and the beds comfortable. Those are the only two rooms upstairs and the staircase is a little on the steep side as one may expect in a cottage of this age. Downstairs is spacious with a beautiful lounge area with window seats in the bay overlooking countryside. There is a large well equipped kitchen where we ate and it would be a real challenge to find anything to be critical of, it was really lovely. When we stayed in early June 2019 the garden was even more beautiful than shown in the photographs and anyone interested in flower gardens will love it. However there are plenty of steps and the paths are narrow. Parking/turning is tight with a big car. We were really happy there and had a brilliant holiday. Thanks. Reviewed by Paul5.0★May 2019 "Lovely thatched cottage, one of the best we have stayed in." The facilities and equipment were excellent - just like home from home. Reviewed by Malcolm5.0★May 2019 "A really lovely country cottage with a beautiful garden in a very peaceful setting." The cottage was warm, cosy and very well equipped. We wanted for nothing, a real home from home. Reviewed by Janet5.0★Apr 2019 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Ground Floor: Lounge Snug/Reading Room Kitchen/Diner Bathroom with bath, shower and washbasin Separate WC with washbasin Store with separate WC and washbasin First Floor: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed Bedroom 2 with double bed. Night storage, and underfloor heating with wood burning stoves Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer TV/DVD, Wi-Fi Bed linen and towels included free of charge Off road parking for 2 small-medium cars Terraced garden with lawn and furniture Regret no pets No smoking Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles Note: The door on the woodburners will need to be closed at all times when in use Note: Drops in garden, therefore property not suitable for young children Note: The garden includes steps and the property is therefore not suitable for people with limited mobility. The property Picture perfect Appletree Cottage is a semi-detached, thatched cottage set within the Dartmoor National Park, nestled beneath Haytor in the very pretty and peaceful hamlet of Higher Brimley. From the rose filled cottage garden with its thatched summerhouse and apple trees, are outstanding far-reaching views towards Bovey Tracey and the Teign Valley. Inside, the cottage is filled with character and period features, including thick cob walls, original leaded windows, beamed ceilings and stone fireplaces housing two woodburning stoves. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a break with friends. Views over the garden from the window seats in the lounge are just lovely, and, in the very well equipped kitchen there is a large farmhouse table for enjoying meals together. Also on the ground floor is a cosy snug, and the bathroom and on the first floor are two comfortable double bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed. View on map About the location BOVEY TRACEY Newton Abbott 6.5 miles; Teigmouth 10 miles; Exeter 15 miles Nestled in the valley of the River Bovey is this stunning little town known as "The Gateway to the Moor". Bovey Tracey got its name from the meandering river that flows through it, with 'Tracey' representing the family that were the lords of the manor after the Norman Conquest. It has a great history with heavy involvement in the English Civil War which resulted in the name of the town's pub "The Cromwell Arms" which serves real ale and good food. The history of the town can be discovered in the Heritage Centre, with the Dartmoor National Park Authority also nearby. Bovey Tracey offers a selection of shops and cafés along with the stunning Mill Marsh Park and the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery which offers guided tours. The town comes just outside of the Dartmoor National Park which provides seemingly endless walking and cycling paths along with incredible scenery. The market town of Newton Abbot sits nearby, offering a fantastic day out with charming buildings and a good range of amenities. The beautiful city of Exeter is also within driving distance, and if a day at the seaside is what you're after then take a trip to Teignmouth. Note: BBQs are not permitted due to the thatched roof. Short breaks are not available. Due to the changes in level in the terraced garden, this cottage is not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility. Parking at the rear of the property is accessed via a narrow lane.Reduced rent for smaller groups up to 2 people - available all year. Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £35.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.