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Old Anvil Cottage

(Ref. 1001871)

Chudleigh, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (19)
  • comfortable (11)
  • well (11)
  • great (10)
  • recommend (10)
  • lovely (9)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Comfortable beds. Great kitchen with lots of tools, cutlery, crockery etc. Big TV. Spacious open planned Kitchen/diner/lounge area. Showers with great power (Wet rooms take a bit of getting used to, but, were fine) Safe off road car parking spaces. We were unlucky with the internet which was down most of our week (not the owners fault!) We bought a data package which was fine. We would definitely return and would recommend this holiday accommodation to others.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendations. On learning of the the internet issues I immediately informed our provider who has since attended and rectified the fault, while also providing an upgrade. We will look forward to your return sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2024

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in over the past 30 odd years!"

    Great to have 2 wet rooms one with a bath plus an extra loo. Warm, well equipped and right in the middle of Chudleigh, but very quiet. A very good Co-op round the corner, and The Phoenix pub/bistro does excellent food, reasonably priced. Highly recommended. Bus 38 to Exeter/ Newton Abbott/ Buckfastleigh etc.

    Thank you for your valued comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and its location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Well equipped. Location and access to main roads is great.

    Thank you for your positive feedback which is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "If you don't want to be miles from anywhere then Old Anvil Cottage is in a perfect location."

    Chudleigh is a lovely village, and the cottage itself is beautiful, easy to get to and a parking space big enough for two cars, perfect. Also would like to thank the owner for all the instruction manuals for cooker, tv etc, something that is sadly lacking in a lot of properties. A generous welcome pack was a nice touch as were the flowers. All in all a lovely week.

    Thank you for your valued feedback - agree with your sentiment for Chudleigh, it is quite unique - no McDonalds, Greggs or Pizza Hut, just local businesses. Andrew's hardware shop is the only place I know where you can still buy loose screws from the box! So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cottage."

    Very clean and the information provided in the book was helpful. Thoughtful welcome pack was a nice touch. Great base for visiting Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot. Would recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your positive feedback - so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your stay visiting East Devon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Pros - Nice well equipped property."

    Central location for visiting attractions. Welcome pack greatly appreciated. Instructions very clear on finding the property. Cons - Not a fan of the wet room shower set up, having to clean up floor after every use and also not having a grab rail for people who are not very steady on their feet. Also no towel rails for drying towels, had to put over door. Chudleigh only has one pub that does food not several as stated in description, and you have to book to ensure a table at busy times. There are two pubs that just do drinks and three takeaways, Chinese, pizza and fish and chips.

    Thank you for your generally positive feedback, though surprised by one of your con comments as the the modern bathroom radiators are heated towel rails designed for placing towels over. The bathrooms are specified as wet rooms and after use to remove surface water they require a quick swipe over with the long handled squeegee. Previous guests have provided positive feedback on the wet rooms. I accept that this is one of those "marmite" things. As suggested, Grab rails have now been provided to assist the less able bodied in the main bathroom. At the start of each season we provide local information and sadly since the start of this season Covid and the cost of living crisis has led to the recent closure of 2 pubs in Chudleigh that did food. Hopefully one will re-open with new owners while the other now looks more likely to become a development. (Bishops Lacey now re-opened doing Food) I think the link below from a recent press article provides a good impartial view of Chudleigh. We really appreciate the pro and con feed back enabling us to learn from your experience of the cottage enabling us to continuously improve it where we can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at this property."

    It was an home from home.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at the cottage , liked the wet rooms The wi fi did play up sometimes but managed ."

    There was a lot of dust under the bed in the main room . The cooker hood was a little greasy .

    Pleased to hear that your stay at the cottage was enjoyable, you chose a good week for the weather. We are obviously disappointed to receive your comments on the dust found under the bed and the cooker hood not being cleaned leading us to lose our cherished Sykes 5.0 score rating. Your comments have been brought to the attention of our Managers who attend the property and normally do such a good job but appear to have fallen short on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped in a great location, convenient for local shops, pubs, takeaways and bus stop."

    2 parking spaces, nice terrace area. Suited our needs perfectly.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2023

  • "My parents live in Chudleigh and we wanted something close to them."

    We feel very fortunate to have found Anville Cottage and had a very comfortable stay. The listing is 100% accurate having everything you need to make your stay feel like you are in your home, away from home. It has everything you need to cook but it’s location really is in the heart of Chudleigh with its own private parking and a short walk to the supermarkets and great restaurants. The Phoenix restaurant is a must as are the takeaway restaurants if you don’t want to cook. We are very much looking forward to our return visit in January which is already booked. Thank you

    So pleased to hear Anvil cottage location and its facilities provided you with a comfortable stay while visiting your Parents. Delighted to hear that you have chosen to stay at the cottage again in January. Thank you for the positive feedback on your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the best aspects of the property is the fact that it’s not sited on a road so there is no passing traffic."

    This means it was a very quiet and tranquil place to be after a stressful period in my life. Parking was easy and always accessible for the property. Internally the property is first class. Fresh Flowers, coffee pods and milk in the fridge was a very thoughtful welcome. The property is ideally situated for cycling, walks in Dartmoor, coastal walks and National Trust properties.

    So pleased you found the cottage peaceful and thank you for your positive feedback. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Oct 2022

  • "A brilliant property, extremely well equipped and furnished to a high standard."

    The owners clearly spared no expense in the conversion. The best holiday let I have had. It’s also very quiet, positioned close to local amenities and handy for visitors to reach the South Coast resorts and Dartmoor. I’d love to visit this place again.

    Thank you for the marvellous feedback, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and its location and hope you get to visit again sometime. Lin & Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well-appointed cottage in very good order."

    Excellent facilities with good parking. Easy access to A38

    Thank you for your positive feedback on the cottage and its location. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous property in such a convenient location for visiting many of the south Devon resorts and places of interest."

    Lots of local amenities in Chudleigh and a lovely gift shop, 'Dandelion', in the main street. Old Anvil Cottage has been converted to a very high spec, with top quality furnishings and the beds were so comfortable. Particularly loved the chandelier in the lounge - what a statement piece! The kitchen had everything you might need and more and the lovely welcome pack was much appreciated. The garden was perfect for sitting in the late afternoon sun with a G&T after a busy day out. We had a bit of a problem with the WiFi but after a quick call to Sykes, with a very prompt response, and very speedy emails from the owner, it was quickly sorted. We had a lovely week and would recommend this cottage very highly.

    So pleased you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage during a week of record temperatures! Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great week in spite of the indifferent weather."

    A beautiful cottage very well equipped and comfortable. A good location for visiting many locations in South Devon area. Thank you

    A shame about the weather but pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and its location. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with everything we needed and situated in the heart of the village with shops, restaurant and pubs only a few minutes away."

    Would certainly recommend this property.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the Chudleigh location. Best Wishes, Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Exactly what it said on the tin!"

    A beautifully presented cottage, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It made an ideal base for exploring Devon. We would happily recommend it.

    Thank you for your positive comments, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and its location for exploring Devon. Best Wishes Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2022

  • "An exceptionally well presented and modern, contemporary cottage in a wonderful location."

    The attention to detail is beyond belief! Definitely the most impressive holiday let that we have ever rented. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone and will definitely book again next year.

    Thank you for your marvellous feedback and will really look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent modern update of an old cottage ."

    No expense spared. Minor complaints only.Tea coffee& Biscuit supplies appreciated but let down by out of date milk in fridge & bouquet of dead daffodils on worktop. Curious lack of toilet brushes.

    Thank you for your positive feedback on the cottage and the quality of the renovation. Our managers have been informed of your comments, which are well received. Jim&Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Mar 2022

  • "This was a great cottage, excellent facilities with a high-spec kitchen and everything you could have wanted."

    We loved the open-plan living space, which worked really well and the location was excellent for exploring the area. Chudleigh itself was small but had all of the amenities you would need. The local pubs were great, everyone was friendly and welcoming, and we ate locally at the Phoenix, which was definitely worth the visit, the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend this place as a great base.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and visitor comments, we are pleased you liked the cottage and all it has to offer. Also that you enjoyed the local pubs and Phoenix restaurant, its a big bonus having these facilities close by without the need to drive. Chudleigh is indeed a compact and friendly town centrally placed for touring Dartmoor and the coastal resorts of South Devon. We hope we can welcome you for another stay in the future. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well maintained, clean, comfortable with very good facilities"

    Thank you for your kind comments in the visitors book and your positive feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the convenience of Chudleigh to Devon's wonderful resorts and locations. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nannette5.0Nov 2021

  • "An excellent property in a lovely village."

    The cottage is very well kept and had everything we wanted, we could have not asked for more.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback on Chudleigh and our cottage, this means a lot to us and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with a great attention to detail."

    Very clean and everything you would need in a kitchen. Lovely open plan living space with comfortable furnishings and so many different lighting options. Loved the bubble pics on the wall, We struggled a bit with Chudleigh for food at the weekend at the pubs were closed Sunday through to Monday/Tuesday. The local spar did fabulous posh ready meals, so worth a visit. Enjoyable stay and would recommend the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased you found the cottage to your liking. The opening hours of local pubs and restaurants were indeed a bit erratic during your stay due to the Covid Pandemic, however pleased to say that in accordance with Government guidelines things have since improved and a new restaurant (Highwayman's Haunt) has also opened nearby. Appreciate your comments on the wall art, our daughter since followed up her interest in macro photography by joining the NHS as a opthalmic photographer. Hope you choose to visit us again on Chudleigh some time in the future. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great place to stay - very convenient for shops and amenities."

    So pleased you enjoyed the convenience of Chudleigh and the cottage location, thank you so much for your positive feedback. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and had everything which was required."

    It was also set in a village which had all the amenities which was required .It was also central to all places to visit .

    Very pleased to hear the cottage was to your liking and that you enjoyed the convenience of the Chudleigh location and its to central access to the joys of Devon. Thank you for your positive feedback its really appreciated. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2021

  • "Anvil cottage is a wonderful place to stay, extremely comfortable, very modern which I like and central to all towns and other places to visit."

    We are so pleased that you found the cottage both comfortable and modern to your liking. Chudleigh indeed provides a good central base for exploring all Devon has to offer. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Would recommend it for a relaxing break. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Owner was exceptionally helpful.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our Chudleigh cottage, being new to letting the property out, this meant a lot to us. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay clean and tidy, very spacious with top of the range facilities seems no expense spared."

    Nice welcoming pack. Good to be able to park right outside the door. This is a new let and the only thing I could recommend is some screening on the railings for a little more privacy. But would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our Chudleigh cottage, being new to letting the property out, this meant a lot to us. We have provided additional privacy as recommended for use at guests discretion. Jim & Lin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-single-storey with wood flooring and rugs
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower wet room, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan gallery ceiling, living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front enclosed courtyard with table and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

In an endearing location on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is this charming single-storey Old Anvil Cottage, a detached property located in the centre of the wool town of Chudleigh’s conservation area.

The location is a fantastic base for a group of couples or family to rest their heads after a walk through the Devonshire countryside or after a trip to the nearby beach resorts along the Devon coastline.The cottage was converted in 2015 from a skittle alley and function room totally updating it internally to a contemporary finish.

It is located in a small enclave of properties surrounded by natural stone walling, with a footpath leading onto Fore Street.

Vehicle access is through the town car park to its own private walled parking area within the grounds, offering a generous space for two cars.

The parking area leads onto a separate quaint enclosed courtyard garden where you can dine alfresco or relish being outside enjoying a morning coffee.

As you enter the property a few oak steps take you up to the single level that contains all the amenities.

Once inside you can feel at home in the colourful open-plan gallery ceiling living space which boasts a comfortable lounge area with a Smart TV, a sociable dining area and a well-equipped kitchen featuring granite work tops and built-in appliances.

A small balcony from the lounge overlooks the courtyard garden and parking area with distant views of hay-tor on Dartmoor visible on clear days.

Moving through the property, there is a cloakroom containing a wash basin and WC, then you find two attractive double bedrooms both with TV's; the master with a king-size bed and glorious en-suite with freestanding bath, WC, vanity basin unit and separate shower area.

The other bedroom has a double bed with en-suite containing a shower, WC and vanity basin unit.

Lighting is provided by any combination of the chandelier, wall lights and recessed ceiling lights all dimmable to provide the right ambience for cosy evenings.

As you acquaint yourself with your surroundings and roam around the town of Chudleigh, you will find it is home to a good number of local shops, coffee houses and take-aways.

There are several local pubs and dining options for when you fancy a local meal out without the need to drive.

There are a magnitude of local walks nearby and the nearest National Trust Gardens are at Parke near Bovey Tracey, which is a tranquil country park.

Venture out to the bustling city of Exeter and immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter Cathedral, Devon Wildlife Trust, and the Exeter Historic Guildhall.

Alternatively, you can spend the day in Exeter indulging in some retail therapy and bar hopping particularly around the historic Exeter canal area.

For those wanting the beach The English Riviera coast is nearby with the Devon beach resorts of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torquay nearest, while the picturesque resorts of Brixham and Dartmouth are all within an easy drive.

Local bus stops provide a frequent bus connection to both Newton Abbot and Exeter, while for train buffs a rail journey between Exeter and Newton Abbot takes you around the Exe estuary to Dawlish and Teignmouth and up the Teign estuary to Newton Abbot.

Travel over to the incredible Dartmoor National Park for an array of walking adventures, cycling routes and outdoor scenery.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 7.6 miles; Exeter 10.9 miles; Torquay 14.4 miles

Chudleigh is an ancient wool town resting in the Teignbridge District area of Devon, with plenty of history and scenic sights to explore at any time of year. The town has history dating back to the Saxon times, with many place names from this time still being seen today, as well as historic wonders such as caves at Rock, as well as an Iron Age hillfort overlooking the town. Chudleigh also hosts a good range of amenities, including two pubs, an English restaurant, convenience stores, quaint shops, and much more to assist on a self-catered stay. The Teign Valley is a dramatically steep wooded valley to the Eastern flank of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Dunsford in the North and Chudleigh to the South. The villages of Christow, Lower and Higher Ashton, Dunsford and Hennock are peaceful locations for holidays with beautiful scenery all around with hills, fields, rivers and stunning thatched cottages. The entire area in and around Chudleigh is a walker's paradise with magnificent views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the location and beyond. Spend a day in the tradition seaside town of Dawlish, perfect for relaxing beach days with a variety of family-friendly attractions and amusements, while The Lawn and Brook is where you can find the famed majestic black swans. Spend a day in the ancient town of Exeter, with its wonderful City Walls encompassing its centre as well as the wonders of its Gothic cathedral, Exeter Castle, and many more landmarks awaiting to be discovered. With easy access into the Dartmoor National Park, and within easy reach of all of the excitement of Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton, there's no better choice than a trip to Chudleigh to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas