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Little Cotton Farmhouse

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995344)


(11 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a great place to stay for the week with everything you need."

    Only half our party was able to go so loads of space. Easy for park and ride 5 mins walk the lane getting to it is very tight but fine. There is a large fridge freezer in the utility room next to the hot water heater I think it may work better in the kitchen as the room was very hot. I wouldnt hesitate to reccommend this to anyone and its pet friendly.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Its a great property for large parties (or smaller!) We are looking into moving the fridge/freezer and in fact a fan has just been replaced in it. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "Little Cotton Farmhouse was lovely."

    Very spacious, clean and well equipped. Great area to explore. We used the park and ride ( 10 minutes walk from the house ) to go into Dartmouth

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed Little Cotton and Dartmouth. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElsieApr 2022

  • "When we arrived the keys were hanging out of the key safe."

    No hot water despite contacting you. Dishes left in the dishwasher. Sofas beyond filthy

    Thank you for drawing this to our attention. An engineer has been to the property and serviced the boiler. The property will receive a deep clean in February. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneJan 2022

  • "The property met our expectations, was a little worn and needed a bit more of a clean."

    The biggest issue was the hot water and showers, I think to expect a family of 10 to stagger showers was a bit much. The immersion heater should have been set to accommodate more hot water.

    We apologize for the hot water situation. An engineer has attended the property and serviced the boiler. The property will have a deep clean in February, ready for the new season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2021

  • "The property is big with plenty of bathrooms, it is well equipt so we had everything we needed."

    It is also in a good location with just a short drive to dartmouth. However, although it was relatively tidy and clean we felt that it could do with a deep clean and some updates to some of the furniture I.e one of the sofas you can feel the wood underneath and instead of using mattress toppers it would be better to replace them with new more comfortable mattresses. In essence you probably get what you pay for and we had an enjoyable stay but I can't say we will rebook in the future unless the property had a revamp

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2021

  • "Sofas aren’t that comfy and could do with being a little more furniture for everyone to be able to sit in lounge."

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Fabulous stay!"

    When booking for a group of people it's a bit nerve wracking, but no worries with Little Votton Farmhouse, it exceeded our expectations and was fabulous. Good location, just outside the town, but a bus ride is all that is needed, because parking is terrible in Dartmouth, so easy with the buses. But beware on a Sunday buses stop at 7pm! Beautiful, comfy stay and we would definitely book again if we had a group of people

    Reviewed by PennyJul 2021

  • "Really nice home with lots of space for 6 adults."

    Just a few things that stopped it scoring 5/5. 1. The shower in the back bedroom on the middle floor did not ever get warm. The hot pipe gets hot but the water coming out is luke warm. It might just need the flow adjusting. The bed frames in this room also need tightening as the headboard is very wobbly. 2. More information about the recycling situation would be helpful. In the end we took it all home as there was nowhere that we could find that would take cardboard/ tins or plastic. I don't know if the recycling centre down the road had reduced facilities due to covid (as online it said it took them all). 3. The mattress protector in the top floor double was very lumpy. Otherwise it is a wonderful clean home and in a fantastic location, you can easily walk into town through pretty streets (provided you don't mind it being a steep hill all the way) and Blackpool Sands is a fantastic beach just a few mins drive away. The house is really well equipped with everything you need and easy to cook on scale with the pots and pans provided (just bring your own knives if you want a sharp one but that's to be expected in a holiday rental). Sykes were great and very responsive to any questions we had. Would recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "The location and space was excellent."

    Ideal for the 6 guests and our dogs Even so , we were surprised it was a four star listing as the furniture was not in the best of condition and the cutlery , crockery and pans were low quality too. The sofas are extremely uncomfortable!! If the owners were to Listen to other users comments in the visitors guest book and update this farmhouse then we would have Given it a higher ranking.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "The overall cleanliness was acceptable but there were a couple of aspects that were not."

    This included a bucket of filthy water under the sink, presumably from a leaking sink. This smelled foul when the sink cupboard was opened. In addition, the refuse store had broken eggs and litter scattered around it. The cleaners had also left a bag of dirty towels outside the property which sat there throughout our stay. The garden / grassy area was not really as expected based on the photos. It's more of a car park than an area that can be enjoyed and the children's play area is no longer there, just the trampoline. In general the outdoor areas could do with upgrading - lots of broken paving slabs and loose tiles which are a bit of a hazard with young children. The accommodation and amenities are fine and acceptable but there are areas of the house where an upgrade would be beneficial (e.g. sofas are broken and most of the springs are gone, so not particularly comfortable). The bedrooms and bathrooms are good and we found them to be comfortable and clean. On balance we probably would stay again but there are certainly aspects of the cottage that could do with upgrading.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "We found the location of Little Cotton Farmhouse, and its basic facilities and accommodation, ideal."

    However, we feel that the furnishings and decoration are urgently in need of refreshment and updating, to the extent that the house is lacking in comfort and appeal and not up to that standard of its 4-star listing. Finally, the standard of cleanliness at the property was poor, falling well short of the standard we had expected from Sykes (we would be happy to provide further information and a photograph if required). This left us very disappointed in Sykes, and feeling that we had most definitely not received value for money. We would love to be able to recommend Sykes to members of our family and friends, however our experience with Little Cotton Farmhouse has left us reluctant to do so.

    Reviewed by FrancisJul 2020

  • "Even allowing for tired furniture it was still brilliant"

    Jun 2018

  • "We ended up spending £100 each which wasn't a problem however, I wouldn't choose to go back to this cottage and would potentially try others in the area."

    Miss A DeeryOct 2016

  • "There were 5 broken light bulbs in the lounge main lights and another 2 broken in the lounge lamps."

    There were also 2 broken bulbs in the Kitchen with no spares available. The sofas were very hard so much so that it felt like a concrete bar was behind your knees meaning that we spent most of the time sitting at the kitchen table. The numerous signs given warnings about low water pressure and the inability to increase the temperature, coupled with the limited capacity of the water tank, resulted in cold showers if more than 4 people took a shower. There were also instructions placed in the showers not to adjust the temperature to anything other than the recommendation as this would result in fluctuating temperatures. Having already advised when booking we did not have a dog with us, we didn't appreciate a sign regarding what to do with your dog especially as it was on the wall down to the kitchen steps. In conclusion we feel that as this property is advertised as capable of sleeping 10 people, it is disappointing. It is expensive and you expect a certain level of comfort and inconvenience and sadly it let itself down.

    STEPHENAug 2016

  • "This cottage proved to be a very practical base for our exploration of the Dartmouth area."

    We were a party of 12, 7 adults and 5 children, one being a baby. The living area and kitchen worked really well together and we had no problems with meal prep and general living. The bedroom arrangements worked well for us, younger children sleeping in with Mummy and Daddy, older ones's having their own. The garden was a really big benefit as it was generally safe and secure, but big enough for serious fun and games, the trampoline was a big hit. The shed of toys was also popular, although some of the toys were in a sorry state. This did not deter the children who liked exploring the toy explosion that was the shed and finding little additions to their games. The football table needs minor repair for the adults but was usable and passed a competitive hour. All in all Little Cotton Farmhouse was a quiet hit with our family, no dramas, no hitches or failures of service, well placed for Dartmouth and it's surroundings. It is worth passing on that you can easily walk into Dartmouth but the walk back is extremely uphill, better to use the bus. If you are cheeky enough go to the Park and Ride car park by Sainsburies, buy a parking ticket there. This entitles your 'carload' to the free bus into Dartmouth and back, easily the cheapest way for a family to do it. A very nice property that we would recommend to others. One silly thing that would make a big difference though, the kitchen knives are not sharp at all, the bread knife particularly is fit only for turning decent bread into pancake shapes. I would recommend future visitors to bring their own knives until you hear from other reviews that they have been replaced. Not a reason to reject Little Cotton at all, but a practical tip from a frustrated bread slicer.

    Aug 2015

  • "Not quite as described - the play area is shared space."

    The downstairs shower did not drain well and caused some flooding into the sun room. There was a fault on the lamps in the lounge giving a mild electric shock to my granddaughter. But the property is well situated with good access to large supermarket and bus into Dartmouth. The children play area is very well equipped. The house itself is well equipped but more food storage space would be good.

    Aug 2015

  • "Excellent property for 3 generation family holiday."

    well equipped for young children with lots of entertainment. Bedding a little old & tired. Bare floorboards make for a lot of noise. Top floor shower not working well. Overall an excellent holiday.

    Jun 2015

  • "Very impressed with all the facilities that the farmhouse offered."

    They have thought of everything, especially for children.

    Jun 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Five bedrooms: 1x Twin for children
  • 1x King with an en-suite shower room featuring a shower, w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • 1x twin (can be linked upon request into a S/King) with an en-suite shower room featuring a shower, w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • 1x King with adjacent shower room featuring a shower, w.c., wash-hand basin and heated/towel rail
  • 1x Twin (can be linked together to form a S/King upon request)
  • Additional wet room on the ground floor with shower and separate w.c
  • Family bathroom on the first level with bath and shower attachment, w.c, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • Utility / laundry room
  • Kitchen / dining room with large range cooker, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and dishwasher
  • Sitting room with electric log burner, smart TV and DVD player
  • Sunroom with sofa.
  • Large range cooker, microwave, fresh coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Electric log burner
  • TV with freesat and a DVD
  • Baby friendly facilities, travel cot, highchair, stairgate, potty, bedrail and baby bath.
  • Unlimited broadband
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • Parking 2-3 cars
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: You will need to bring your own tea towels beach towels and oven gloves, they will not be provided
  • Note: The outside area is a shared space with the pet friendly holiday let next door

The property

Little Cotton Farmhouse is a beautifully presented house set within three acres of land, enjoying stunning rural views.

Situated just a short drive from Dartmouth with two supermarkets less than two minutes drive away and the Start Bay coastline, it is a perfect retreat for couples and families, and enjoys a grassed play area.

The property is arranged over three floors, with a spacious entrance leading to a bright and comfortably furnished sitting room, with three sofas, an electric log burner, large smart TV and DVD player.

Large double doors lead onto a private sunny patio area witjh a picnic bench, table and chairs.

The kitchen/dining room is modern, whilst retaining many original farmhouse features, including the original fireplace.

It is well equipped, including a large dining table seating ten, with a wallmounted TV.

The bright, relaxing sunroom with sofa, leads out from the kitchen, with views over the fields and play area, the back door leads to steps taking you directly to the courtyard.

Adjacent to the sunroom is the well equipped utility/ laundry room.

With five bedrooms in total, The Farmhouse compromises on the first floor a children’s room with cabin bed and single bed, a King-size double with en suite shower room, a twin/ kingsize with en suite shower room.

On the top floor there is a further King-size double with adjacent shower room, and a large twin room with velux windows.

All bedrooms have a chest of drawers and alos have TV's.

Additionally, there is a wet room on the ground floor, and a large family bathroom, with bath and shower attachment.

All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided.

Guests enjoy unlimited wireless broadband.

Child friendly, the property provides extensive baby equipment.

Parking for 2-3 cars is provided in the adjacent courtyard.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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Region Information

The outside area is a shared space with the pet friendly holiday let next door.
Please be aware the play barn and children play equipment is no longer available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas