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Orchard Loft

(Ref. 1005265)

Brownston near Modbury, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely, tranquil place to stay in a beautiful, rural hamlet, positioned just a couple of miles from the A38 but far enough away to have peace and tranquility which is just what I wanted."

    Very tastefully decorated loft barn which is well insulated (I visited in December). Very comfortable bed. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent. Clean on arrival and helpful host."

    Ideal as a quiet getaway. Night sky excellent, you can lay in bed and watch the Milky Way.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "If you want somewhere quiet to relax and unwind this is it."

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Aug 2023

  • "We found it smaller than the photographs show the photos make it look bigger."

    Fed up of banging my head.

    Reviewed by Brian2.8Jul 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay so peaceful yet minutes away from the beautiful beaches."

    Hosts we're so helpful & friendly including the family pets!!weather was perfect couldn't ask for anything nicer .

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "A Gem of a property in a great location"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyable break"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our week in Orchard Loft - a perfect spot to relax and unwind although we did walk miles on the Dartmoor Way!"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2023

  • "A gorgeous area; peaceful and lots of lovely places to visit within easy reach."

    The property is well kept and quiet. Our only gripe was the bed was too hard for our personal taste. Check the gap down the outside door ( hinge side ) as can see daylight from the inside. Also, check the kitchen fan as appears to be some water getting through to the side of it ( damp patch) The chickens were a delight and kept us entertained. A wonderful walk in the wood beyond the property carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic. Had a tastly and substantial meal at the pub at the top of the road ( California Inn) friendly staff. Was the break we needed to recharge, within peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Apr 2023

  • "The location of the property was delightful, an idyllic village nestling in the classically undulating Devon countryside."

    So quiet that you could imagine you were transported back in time. A beautiful place to unwind, walk and shed the pressures of modern day living. All the necessities for cooking, relaxing, entertainment (TV) and internet access provided along with really comfortable bed and beautifully presented décor and fixtures. Only a short drive to Salcombe with its beautiful coastline. Close to Plymouth and all that Devon and Cornwall offer. A brilliant stay with delightfully helpful hosts. Lovely.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent holiday location for sightseeing the stunning coastline."

    highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Walter4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean and well equipped ."

    The owners were friendly and even included me in their jubilee celebrations which was very kind of them. The property is conveniently situated for getting around the area and visiting lots of places eg Dartmouth, Salcombe ,Totnes and the National trust properties in the area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "We felt the property was perfect for what we wanted - a cosy feeling, all the essentials + a few extras for us to come back to after exploring the area during the day."

    We enjoyed the special touches added (some milk, juice and biscuits at arrival). Nice to see the drawers are equipped with many supplies, so if you were staying for longer and were caught on a rainy day - you could even bake a cake! The cottage is built on top of a garage, and while the owners try to be as considerate as possible, it can be a bit loud in the morning if you are a noise-sensitive sleeper and want a lie-in. I personally struggled with the pillows as they were too soft and gave me a neckache, however, my partner had no issues with them. The view from the cottage is so beautiful and picturesque, it was a delight to have your morning drink at the table or at the outside area. The location was convenient enough for us to drive into Totnes, Brixham, Torquey and Dartmoor. We have already recommended Orchard Loft to relatives and would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Snezhana4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a really lovely apartment for 2."

    Everything bright & clean. It had everything we needed & more. A previous guest description was Scandi Style which is right. The property is very well situated to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy property like new."

    Great location for exploring S. Devon. Parking’s a bit tight everything else was ideal for a getaway.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week long stay at Orchard Loft."

    The owners are welcoming and friendly. The place was very roomy and clean. It is central to everywhere we wanted to go, such as Dartmoor National Park and some of the local seaside towns (Dartmouth, Bigbury-on-sea) so was perfect for what we needed. Luckily the weather was on our side for mid November and were able to go to everywhere we wanted to see, including a number of the Tors across Dartmoor. On our first night we went to the local pub "California Inn", which we'd highly recommend. Our only disappointments were to find out the Freezer and Washing Machine are in the garage underneath the loft and were inaccessible (due to Covid restrictions) which should be stated on the listing. We also found the bed, especially the pillows, to be uncomfortable. But these shouldn't put you off staying at Orchard Loft and we would very highly recommend choosing to stay here.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Nov 2021

  • "It was a very nice stay."

    The property was delightful and we were pleasantly surprised to find a some very tasty biscuits and a bottle of elderflower drink on arrival. The location was a bit hard to find but it wasn't to bad and obviously you need a care to get around. All in all it was a fantastic stay my only qualm was there was a dishwasher there wich didn't work at the time of our stay and so on the day of check out I had to wash everything up as the machine hadn't and that mad check out a bit to rushed for my liking.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Oct 2021

  • "Generally very positive in fact our major complaint would be that cookware and ..."

    Generally very positive in fact our major complaint would be that cookware and plates were a little oversized for the dishwasher

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable and cosy accommodation with everything we needed for a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage , very tasteful and comfortable, slightly lacking in outdoor space ."

    Great pub nearby. Do have to drive to beaches , otherwise a lovely , quiet place to stay

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "The apartment was well appointed and very pleasant."

    It could have been a little better dusted and the bed was too soft for us. Lovely location but could have done with some outside space to sit in in the evening - perhaps the full length windows could be turned into french doors.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful loft, peaceful setting and perfect location to explore south Devon."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really great hosts and a lovely space to stay"

    Reviewed by Josh4.7May 2021

  • "At my recent Sykes holiday cottage I paid for the use of a communal freezer and washing machine facilities for use for me holidaying alone and perhaps the owners of the property next door."

    Upon my arrival I was instructed NOT to use either of these facilities due to the Covid pandemic! - Very slightly possibly a wise precaution but it was very inconvenient and a questionable excuse considering I was by myself and cleaning clothes half way through a week’s holiday and having purchased frozen meals to avoid too many shopping trips in the low infected Devon region away from my home area flew in the face of total self sanitation and self isolation was made that more difficult! Considering that at a similar Sykes holiday cottage where I paid a similar price just a month earlier and where both these facilities were provided I felt I was owed a reasonable refund? My only other complaint for this cottage and several others that are advertised with Sykes as having TVs is that I often have to load my own reasonable sized TV into my car to connect up and swap over with the unreasonably small TV provided by the particular cottage I have just stayed and very many others that I have experienced or indeed discounted after the picture shows a pathetically small TV. At my retired age with less than 20/20 vision, I feel discriminated against for not being able to enjoy a large screen TV of at least 46 ins that would easily fit most cottages and are so relatively cheap these days to purchase in bulk - and are very pleasing to watch for mature patrons when the weather is so bad in Mid Devon! There was a lovely 65 inch one at my previous cottage in North Yorkshire in cold April! I can add that without children to bath and holidaying outside seasonal summer ‘global warming’ affected weather we DO NOT need or find good value for money any cottages featuring these expensive luxuries!! According to your ‘holiday experts’ since returning from both my recent holidays I have been removed (inexplicably to me) from my preferred email contact preference so apparently I was unable to be supplied my ‘Level 3’ loyalty reward of £40 discount on my intended next booking with Sykes that was advertised by email to use within a set time after my return from both my holidays and the offers have now expired! I have complained twice now by phone and after the second complaint was assured a return call that did NOT materialise so I am VERY disappointed this early into the holiday season! It also appears to me that some of your cottage owners are hiking up their prices for the same week next year compared with what was advertised this poor year? I do realise that it has been very hard for holiday businesses during the past two seasons and in respect of self catering holidays perhaps somewhat unreasonable restrictions were imposed but I do not feel it is fair to make the loyal customers who also suffered disappointment or maybe illness or bereavement to have to help recoup the losses felt by Sykes or the cottage owners. Please consider replying to my criticism by email.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8May 2021

  • "There is an excellent Spar general store for food, papers."

    Also a petrol station within 300 metres at the California Cross.

    Reviewed by James4.4Apr 2021

  • "Orchard loftt was a delight, warm and cosy with everything we needed."

    Beautiful views from the garden with a lovely place to sit. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location, lovely cottage, would stay again for sure- and really great hosts"

    Reviewed by Tarnia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cosy cottage."

    Great walks around grounds. Friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Apr 2021

  • "The Orchard Loft is set in a lovely peaceful location just a short drive down a narrow lane."

    The place is very modern inside and has a well equipped kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had a choice of 2 shower heads to use in the corner shower cubicle both producing a good pressure of water. It was an extremely comfortable and cosy place which was lovely to return to after being out for the day. I would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2020

  • "A haven of peace to escape these surreal times for a while, with helpful & pleasant hosts to advise if any local information required."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation, perfect for exploring south devon."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Orchard Loft is very comfortable and cosy."

    It rained for most of our week so we spent more time indoors than usual, but the facilities were good and we could relax and enjoy a peaceful, quiet spot. The area around has lots of interesting places to visit.and shopping and pubs were no problem.The autumn week was booked because we were attending a local wedding. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend the Loft.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2019

  • "This loft apartment is absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway!"

    Comfortable, clean and fully equipped to the highest standard! Close to lovely towns and coast! Definitely a must!!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation everything you need."

    Close to lots of fabulous beaches and coastal walks. Pub within walking distance lovely food

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very convenient position for visiting great places near by."

    Reviewed by E A5.0Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant place, perfect position for everything in Devon."

    This cottage is beautiful could not of wished for more, the owners have taken time and care to think of everything. Lovely place and lovely people.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ideal base for walking the Coast Path around the South Hams."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1May 2019

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  • All ground floor once in the property
  • There are a number of gravel steps leading up to the entrance of the property
  • Studio style open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a double bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Storage area for bikes or surf gear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub/restaurant within a 5 minute walk (0.3 miles). NOTE: Please be advised that the property is accessed via a number of gravel steps leading up to the entrance of the property.

The property

Modbury 2.9 miles.

Situated in the pretty hamlet of Brownston, in the Devonshire countryside, is this superb ground floor apartment.

Orchard Loft offers a wonderful base for couples looking to explore the rolling countryside hills and expansive coastline, both within a 20 minute drive.

Stepping through the front door, you are greeted to a stylish, open-plan living space, with a compact kitchen, wonderfully appointed to the front, housing all the appliances you could need to cook up a delicious romantic meal for two.

The dining area has seating for four people, and makes for a wonderful social space to enjoy a home-cooked meal, or to plan the day's events.

The sitting room offers a large sofa, perfect for curling up with your partner and indulging in the provided Smart TV or simply enjoy the views over the beautiful orchard garden.

There is a separate bathroom with fitted shower cubicle.

The open-plan space also has a double bed, providing a place to unwind and get a good night’s sleep after a long day sightseeing.

Outside the Orchard Loft, there are a number of delightful spots for sitting and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere where the only sounds to be heard are from the birds, insects and local wildlife.

The wide open skies offer opportunities for night-time star-gazing, with the extended woodland garden giving plenty of scope to walk, explore and feel close to nature.

Brownston, nestled between both Moors and sea, is a peaceful and picturesque hamlet, which provides stunning views and fantastic walking opportunities across the countryside, with a wealth of history in its small area.

There are several Grade II listed farmhouses boasting historical significance, as well as easy access to the stunning South Hams beaches and coastline for an abundance of sporting activities, including golfing, sailing and surfing, meaning Orchard Loft rests in a fantastic location, with the beautiful coastal towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth nearby offering plenty of things to do.

The famous Jurassic Coastline is within easy reach with so many trails for walking and cycling spanning across 95 miles, with iconic historical sites to be seen.

Return to Orchard Loft for a relaxing evening with your loved one.

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About the location


Plymouth 12 miles.

The small and delightful Georgian market town of Modbury rests in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the western side of Devon’s glorious South Hams district. Modbury offers a range of shops, cosy pubs and good quality restaurants. Surrounded by unspoilt rolling fields and bordered by a stunning coastline, this is a place for those who enjoy great opportunities for walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and sea bathing. Explore the matchless South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches (some of them dog friendly all year round) and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path. Or simply take time to visit some of the charming estuary towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor and also close at hand. A brilliant holiday location at any time of the year.

NOTE: Please be advised that the property is accessed via a number of gravel steps leading up to the entrance of the property.