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Meadow Thatch

(Ref. 971936)

Cockington, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage 2nd time there would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2024

  • "The dryer didn’t work The glass washer old needs replacing Fridge was way to small as its meant to cater for 6 people."

    We couldnt fit our food in for four people. Lovely cottage would come back

    Reviewed by Melanie3.4Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage that worked perfectly for our family."

    There was a problem midweek which was rectified immediately.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jan 2024

  • "Love, Love, Loved the cottage!"

    It was a perfect stay. The location was stunning and so quiet, we settled in to the cottage straight away, it felt like home. The cottage was a great balance between all the mod cons we could want and the charm and character of a very unique property. Cockingtom is such a beautiful place which has a sunning park to walk the dog, we ate quite a few times at the drum pub just a 5-minute walk away, the food is lovely, it’s very dog friendly but I do recommend booking because it’s very popular. The only thing that would make our stay even better would to have a few more cushions that fit the garden furniture outside. Luckily, we took a couple of foldable chairs with us so wasn’t a problem. We’d like to suggest getting a couple of sun loungers they would be perfect to use in the cottages amazing garden to take advantage of the glorious Devon weather. We will definitely be booking again next year as we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very well kept.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property is fantastic and set in a beautiful location, the walk along the stream to the seafront was delightful."

    The only 2 notes that stopped a perfect score were the fridge freezer being far too small for a 6 person cottage (not really enough fridge space for the 2 of us). The other item my wife picked up on was that only one of the bedrooms had a dressing table with mirror meaning she had to come down stairs each morning to do her hair and make-up. But this really is being picky as everything else was superb.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful and super comfy cottage!"

    The location is just perfect!! Within the cottage itself you have pretty much everything you need! The beds are incredibly comfortable and we slept like babies. We were a group that included myself, my son, my disabled mother and my 2 dogs and we absolutely loved our stay there. Feedback that will hopefully help future residents and the hosts would be that the gardens are amazing! There is only one however that currently is only truly and safely enclosed and that is the smaller back one. My dogs are escape artists and they soon found some gaps in the larger one that almost got them through to a neighbouring property. The front driveway garden is segmented into 2 further gardens. The main one currently needs maintenance as the fence to the garage and driveway is broken and we had to put the bin across it to use it, which was fine. The second walled area also has some gaps by the stream and one of my dogs got out and it took us a while to get her back. Once we knew though, we just kept them restricted to the house and immediate back garden. The downstairs shower room disabled seat needs repairing, so would advise checking it has been before using it, but the shower itself is incredible. Then my only other suggestions to the owner would be that given my mother is disabled, it would be better that one of the upstairs, higher beds was in the downstairs bedroom as it’s not easy for her to get up from in the night (just a simple swap) and the the dining room chairs are very low for the table as you sink into them and again, difficult for someone with mobility problems to get out of. While this seems negative, I want to stress that overall, the cottage is fabulous! It just needs a few tweaks, a bit of love on the outside and some simple maintenance bits done (oh and a hairdryer please as I was stupid and forgot mine!) and it would be six star in my view. All of this said I would 100% go back again as the house itself and the location were just divine!

    Reviewed by Carrianne4.4Jun 2023

  • "We loved staying at Meadow Thatch cottage."

    our only suggestions is to put a hand rail by the two steps going to the garden. Two of our people stumbled going up and down those steps. it is difficult to put ones shampoo and soap in the downstairs shower. It needs a little stainnless steel basket.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "We chose the cottage because of downstairs bedroom and walkin shower so 86year old mother with limited mobility could manage."

    Unfortunately the shower had a step up, the grab rail was too far for her to reach and the seat attached to the wall was unsafe as it was coming off the wall. The boiler stopped working due to loss of pressure so no hot water for shower, etc. However, phone calls to Sykes office and maintenance contact had it sorted within a couple of hours. Paths outside would benefit from being wider and cushions for outdoor furniture for comfort. It was undoubtedly a beautiful cottage, in a wonderful area steeped in history and great walks with a great pub/restaurant and local craft centre.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4May 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage and garden."

    We will definitely stay here again. We were disappointed that we were not informed that the down stairs toilet was not working and wasn't fixed whilst we were there. They need more breakfast bowls.

    Reviewed by Lizzie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with equally lovely private , secure gardens and location."

    Very close to the sea and Torquay, Babbacombe and Paignton. Only 25 mins from Brixham. Cottage is excellently equipped. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in Meadow Thatch, lovely cottage, fabulous AGA, there were only two of us staying, plus our beloved dog, my brother is in 24hr care with vascular dementia, so I wanted to visit while he still recognised me."

    Upsetting, but worth the journey. Scenic village, gorgeous cottages, Meadow Thatch well equipped & clean. Definitely recommend this fabulous cottage

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Feb 2023

  • "Situated in country park great walks with the dog."

    only few minutes to town centre and Paignton. the house is spacious and comfortable has everything you need. would go agin

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "Loved meadow cottage."

    Fantastic surroundings with cockington village right on the doorstep. Lots and lots of walks. Great for dogs. Fab pub that is very welcoming with its open fires and their love of dogs and great food. Sea front only 10 minutes away ...Torquay and Paignton great for shopping...and our dogs loved the beach. We had really good weather for November so this was a bonus. The only thing I will say about the cottage that really let's it down is that it needs more furniture to seat 6 people. In the photo there actually is 6 chairs but only 4 chairs when you get there and as this property is for 6 people there was nowhere for everyone to sit. It also needs another adult settee instead of a dog settee. Bedrooms are great, beds comfortable, lots of room but needs a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms as there's 1 in the other two. The downstairs bathroom did smell musty but the shower was great. The upstairs bathroom a little tight on space because of the sloping roof. In the kitchen cupboards you need more mugs and cereal bowls. All in all though this is a fab cottage and cockington village is beautiful. Would definitely stay again. Just one more point the time you can go in is very late, 5.30, this needs to be bought forward as you are losing a day really and the time out, 9am, needs to be at least 10am.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.1Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is in a perfect, secluded position and very clean and comfortable."

    A couple of things let this cottage down:- Although we were there for a fortnight there was no clean bedding or towels for the 2nd week. The TV didn't work for the majority of the time we were there, we did report this but it was put down to bad weather, but didn't work even when it was fine. The bathroom extractor didn't work and there was no other ventilation, again this was reported but no action, although we were thanked for letting them know! Also the arrival time of 5pm is rather late especially now it's winter and the vacation time of 9am too early to pack up and leave! Cockington is a beautiful place, it's a shame the cottage didn't quite live up to expectations.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Oct 2022

  • "We booked for six adults, one child and a dog."

    There was only four chairs around the table in the dining room and only four tea mugs in the kitchen cupboard which we thought was a bit strange. The rug was missing in the living room as there had been a flood of some sort, this was a little inconvenient as our three year old grandson spent a lot of time playing on the hard floor. We have stayed before though and enjoyed our stay, we will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dave3.8Oct 2022

  • "Overall the property was lovely with just a few minor quibbles: A gardener came to work on the property for a few hours which came as a surprise as we were relaxing in the garden at the time."

    Tables are only suitable for 4 people but the cottage is advertised for 6. X Box. Whilst there is an x box there are no games for it so it is of no real use. Otherwise a lovely property with nice facilities in a great location.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    The outside area could do with a clean up we washed the furniture. The kitchen is rather I’ll equipped even for 4 people. More crockery needed and a couple of sharp knives. The fridge freezer was a huge challenge , the smallest one when there is a huge amount of space for a larger version. The windows outside could do with a clean. On the whole we really enjoyed our time at Meadow Thatch but with these few amendments it would have been perfect.

    Reviewed by Jeannette3.8Jul 2022

  • "Very well equipped Holiday let, in a lovely location."

    Great garden for the dog, good dog walking on the door step. Good base for exploring local sights. Nice quiet location, very peaceful. Only 5 minute drive to local amenities.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property , ideally located"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location, clean, spacious and well equipped."

    We had no hot water after the first day and even after adjusting the boiler settings (as per cottage useful info book) the water temperature was tepid so showers were very quick! Another sofa in the lounge would be useful so it can seat six adults and some larger towels would be good.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect place with the country side at your doorstep and walks for the dog."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2022

  • "On the whole the property was well maintained apart from the carpet in the downstairs bedroom which needs replacing, it was covered in stains and smelt of dog."

    Reviewed by Ian3.8May 2022

  • "We loved the cottage, it’s facilities and Cockington …."

    What a fabulous base. Meadow Thatch had most things you need to ensure you enjoy your home from home stay and we have already recommended it to friends. Cockington itself has beautiful walks, a Manor House that makes gorgeous scones, a very friendly quaint brand new Tea Room (note that Rose garden Tea Rooms is now closed) an ice cream parlour and pub. However on a critique point coat hooks would be a bonus in the hallway or utility room and the gardens need to be looked at again to ensure they are dog friendly as advertised as this was not our experience and it seems reading previous reviews is something that has been highlighted before. So to those with dogs that respond to the sounds and smell of ducks, I would possibly think twice if they are escape artists! This would be a shame though as the walks and facilities in Cockington are gorgeous!

    Reviewed by Theresa3.8May 2022

  • "We've stayed at Meadow Thatch before and had a great stay there."

    It was an easy decision to return. It's a perfect place for us! It's in a fantastic location and love that we don't have to drive anywhere to find nice walks with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is about the 7th time we have been to meadow thatch an not one complaint so nice an relaxing village an cottage perfect can’t wait to go again."

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage and setting."

    Extremely well equipped and lovely thoughtful welcome pack. The description states secure garden for dogs however the larger garden over the bridge is definitely not secure at the moment. We have a 13 month cockerpoo so medium size dog and unfortunately she found her way through to the tea room gardens twice (l thought l had managed to block where she got through the first time. I appreciate that the fence is on the tearoom side behind the hedge and there have been recent storms as well but thought best to mention it. We had a lovely stay here just calm peaceful birdsong and amazing walks cosy cottage and oh so comfy beds and we would come back in a heartbeat if that part of the garden area could be made more secure or even better gated access to that part. The contact with lady we spoke with from the cottage was great and she was very helpful with any queries throughout as were Sykes.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Mar 2022

  • "All you could need but grubby in many areas."

    Not what we expected after lock down and covid. We couldnt afford to do the same week for week due to personal circumstances as the price had increased by hundreds of pounds since our initial booking. So ended up taking a week in February Many facilities were good and the cottage was spacious and cosy. Welcome prosecco, milk coffee tea and biscuits all very welcome and unexpected. House keeping needs major attention or at least reporting back that the carpets , towels and some facilities are dirty or damaged The listing Fails to mention heavy, previous use of carpets resulting in dirty , stain marked carpets , heavily smelt of dog once the plug ins were turned off..we are dog owners and bring his crate but it really was not very clean on the carpeted areas and stairs Shower room, very grubby rusty peeling paint on radiator with a broken towel rail that was attached. shower seat not fixed to wall properly with peeling varnish and paint , no one would want to sit on that! Discoloured grout and fading tiles not shown in website photos. Hand towels badly pulled so left them on banister so they could dispose of them Bedroom dressing table stool completely broken! How the housekeepers missed this when moving to vacuum under there I don’t know…I can only presume it was not cleaned under the dressing table Kitchen cupboard, dirty cereal bowls from previous guests and scissors in the drawer full of bacon rind The key for the French door was missing, thankfully we brought nothing of value This cottage is great in many ways and in summer the outside areas are safe and secure…sadly the grubbiness let it down for us, just because we own a dog doesn’t mean the standards should be any less as we respect any property we stay in

    Reviewed by Diane2.2Feb 2022

  • "Coat hooks in the entrance hall would be helpful."

    The decking would benefit from a non slip coating. Stay was fabulous. Thank you

    Reviewed by Suella5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the location was brilliant."

    Only one little niggle, think the bedrooms and lounge would benefit with bins.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2021

  • "We experienced a problem with the hot water so contacted the person who oversees the property who was most efficient and helpful and the issue was resolved promptly."

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect for our stay ."

    We loved it , putting the bins outside on Monday , didn’t want to put them on the road as not much room for traffic . So bins not emptied

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Nov 2021

  • "A very nice cottage in a great location."

    Well equipped and nicely comfortable. But please buy a new frying pan! The pub was the only thing open in the village at this time of year but had a great Sunday lunch there. The walk along the little brook down to the seafront is on good dry paths with an elevated walkway through the wetter bits. Walking further on into Torquay was easily manageable for even my creaky knees. Overall a great autumn/winter break.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have just enjoyed another lovely holiday at Meadow Thatch in Cockington this ..."

    We have just enjoyed another lovely holiday at Meadow Thatch in Cockington this is our second visit and really love the cottage and the village of Cockington lovely quiet and relaxing cottage

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely quiet village. Close to Torquay and Paignton. We had a really good stay and loved the Country Park a short walk away which was great for the dogs and our 2 year old grandson. Local Pub also excellent and dog and children friendly. Only criticism is the lack of any information inside the cottage regarding local amenities like shops etc. and no clear procedure outlined for rubbish collection. Also no instructions that we could find for appliances like the Aga Cooker, Washing Machine, Dishwasher etc.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Very comfortable for three people.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

  • "Email has been sent with regards to the issues we had at the property."

    Hoping for a satisfactory response.... Thank you

    Reviewed by Steven2.8Aug 2021

  • "Bit of mix up with key safe number so phoned out of hour number, an lady on ..."

    Bit of mix up with key safe number so phoned out of hour number, an lady on phone sorted it out in 10 mins rest of holiday perfect been there 4times an got another 3 booked never had any complaints about cottage x Joyce franklin

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jul 2021

  • "We arrived at 3pm check in time after a 7 hour journey and was met by the new cleaners to be told we should have been notified by yourselves or the owner that check in had been moved to 5pm because the cottage was in a filthy condition."

    So we had to find somewhere to go for 2hours. I had a shopping delivery due between 5pm &6pm so we returned to the cottage at 5pm to be told the cleaners hadn’t finished. Shopping arrived and the cleaners let us put the perishables in the fridge and freezer. We finally got into the property just after 6pm. I find this unacceptable that we weren’t notified. It was not the cleaners fault they did a fantastic job in very hot conditions. There are only 2 pans in the property, no steamer, so should you be staying in cooler weather and require to cook a decent hot meal you would struggle. There were however plenty of plates etc everything else you needed had been thought about and supplied.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a really good location within the picturesque village of Cockington."

    Great location for access to nearby Torquay and Torbay area. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Hayley3.8Jul 2021

  • "This holiday cottage is the stuff of dreams!"

    I could happily gush on and on, but will try to stick to constructive points. The location is fantastic, right in the heart of picturesque, historical Cockington Village. It's very peaceful & quiet, away from the hustle & bustle of the seafront, which is only a 5 minute drive away. The cottage has every single "WOW" factor, it's so tastefully decorated & furnished, the rooms are huge and having a dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer made it a real home from home. The gardens exceed the "WOW" factor, with a clear stream running through the middle with a beautiful wooden bridge & archway to cross between the lawned areas. If you're into photography, the cottage & gardens will make excellent backdrops. We very highly recommend, it's simply stunning and takes your breath away. We would absolutely stay again - in fact, it's the kind of home people dream about living in ... we didn't want to leave and go home.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage when we arrived was superficially clean the kitchen which was well stocked with utensils, pots, pans, glassware and and crockery had a fridge freezer that was thuck with dust and muck on the top and the top part of the freezer was thick with ice."

    Also the shelf around the kitchen was thick with dust. The lounge had a large fluffy rug covering the floor, this was not clean as we found out when our grandchild crawled across it, it also did not smell very nice. We promptly rolled it up and put in cupboard along with all fluffy cushions, throws etc these should not have been out in the current covid times. We had an email stating that there would be limited soft furnishings due to covid restrictions, there were however excessive cushions and throws in all rooms. We had to hoover all of the rooms, the downstairs bedroom smellt strongly of pets. Outside the grass was very long and was not cut until the Thursday of our stay, there were loose paving slabs in the garden too. We were unable to use outside barbeque as it was disgusting. We booked the cottage because we could take the dog but we feel that it would be impossible to clean the soft furnishings properly between guests . Location was great but cottage had a lot to be desired.

    Reviewed by Martin2.5May 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Meadow Thatch."

    This stay, in May 2021, was postponed from the previous year due to the pandemic. We absolutely love this cottage and it's location. Plenty of space, well equipped, clean and very comfortable with a fantastic garden. Our dog really loved exploring the garden. Word of warning for any dog owners - watch out for ducks and pheasants landing in the garden and hiding in the flowerbeds! We walked in to Torquay a couple of times which took about 25-30 minutes. The local pub, the Drum Inn, is a 5 minute walk away and is dog friendly. There are plenty of things to do and places to see in the area. The cottage is now managed by Bespoke Devon, who are very helpful and easy to contact for any queries you may have. We were delighted with the welcome gift of prosecco, chocolate and snacks. A couple of things we would have liked to have had in the cottage would have been a coat stand or coat hooks in the hallway and perhaps a radio or music system in the kitchen area. Overall, a fantastic cottage and will no doubt book again sometime.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7May 2021

  • "The Cottage was lovely and in a good location, it is highly recommended."

    Unfortunately, the code for the key safe was not as advised by Sykes and we were unable to get through their telephone system menus to get any support with accessing the property on day 1. Fortunately, we had retained the telephone details of the housekeeping company employed by the owner and they were able to assist. Sykes have a good range of quality cottages and market them well but they are not so good with support when problems arise.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had problem with boiler for heating which was sorted immediately ,very happy with everything ,beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need."

    Was in a beautiful village lots of lovely walks, close to a dog friendly pub and a lovely walk to Torquay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was stunning and completely lived up to the listing."

    It was immaculately clean and the gardens were beautiful. The location was perfect for both woodland walks and the sea. We didn't want to leave and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Despite all the current Covid problems, we had a lovely time in this fabulous villiage location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Meadowthatch is a beautiful cottage - home from home and well equipped with everything you need."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - Cockington village is very quaint and Torquay is easily accessible by foot or car. Lots of lovely walks to many beaches or in the country park. The Drum Pub is a very short walk away and we enjoyed a meal there along with several drinks in the huge garden. All in all a great staycation - just a shame the weather wasn’t on our side! We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely village ."

    went 2019 &2020 also have 2 holidays booked for 2021 .cottage is perfect an very clean an tidy .had a small problem with boiler, but peter got it sorted within 2 hours .thanks to the owner for letting us stay ,also to peter who looks after it .

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage I wanted to pick up the cottage and it’s lovely village setting and televisions it home, the best cottage we have stayed in ."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely village really enjoyed our stay here, Peter the caretaker was very helpful as was the lady who makes sure everything is very comfortable for visitors."

    Would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous location."

    Fabulous place. Would have liked a little map of the location as we didn’t arrive until dark and the sat nav brought us a different way in. (This is not a complaint though) Would love to come again

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage,very homely."

    Great location. Would return,but found oven of range and grill took ages to heat and cook efficiently. Also would have been nice to meet owners and make sure all ok.

    Reviewed by Fred4.7Oct 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage and didn't want to go home!"

    ! PERFECT in every way. So cosy and welcoming as was Peter the caretaker too who really put us at ease as soon as we met him. It's an ideal location not too far from the lovely Torquay but far enough away to have some peace and quiet x we will definitely be coming back to Meadow Thatch x

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2019

  • "Superb location in a beautiful village with plenty craft shops and workshops to see."

    Lots of lovely walks to be had to the seafront and around the estate.

    Reviewed by Carole4.1Sep 2019

  • "Meadow Thatch is a really great place to stay in the beautiful setting of Cockington, great location for walking our dogs."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Generally very good, with just a couple of minor reservations: We went as a family with two small children."

    We had asked for one room to be made up as two singles, which wasn't done despite written confirmation. However the local "caretaker" was very prompt in turning up to remedy that after we telephoned. Alittle more important though:- There was no facility to put any clothes washing out to dry in the garden, instead of having to unnecessarily use the tumble drier which wasn't appropriate for all items. We were blessed with great weather but noticed that there was nowhere to hang outdoor coats which would have been a real issue if the weather had been poor. Having friends with an age range of children with interests different from our own (and so it didn't bother us but could many others) I would also point out that although there was Sky TV, very few of the channels were actually available (not subscribed) and also there were no games for the provided Xbox. Think that should have been mentioned in the property details as advice to prospective renters. A very nice property overall though, would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jul 2019

  • "If you like beams you will like this thatched house."

    We slept well here. Owner came to clean and change bedding and towels after week 1. And owner mowed lawn at the same time. Owner also called to ask if all was ok after just a few days. Location is amazing. Cockington being an amazing quiet pretty place with the court providing unlimited walks. Views from up and behind the court give views of Torquay, the sea,and the bay.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was better than your description."

    The house keeper called and refreshed the bedding and did a quick clean during the middle weekend of our stay.he also gave us fresh towels. We did not want to come home. The best cottage we have stayed in . We would reccomend it to anyone. Thank you sykes and your staff .

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Living room floor not very clean."

    Windows filthy. Outside bins rammed full of waste. Main bathroom shower waste was blocked and I had to remove the filter and clean out all the hair. Yuk. Boiler not working but I managed to fix that myself. The washing machine dryer filter was also blocked up which we also cleaned out.This is the second time we have visited this cottage. We gave feedback last year that maybe you could have some garden chairs to relax on outside but that's been ignored. Also maybe a bbq required. It seems that the maintenance of the property isn't up to the required standards. I didn't make any complaints with the issues. We just sorted those things out ourselves. It's a lovely cottage in a great location and I would definitely go back again regardless of the issues we had.

    Reviewed by David3.1Apr 2019

  • "Absolutly wonderful holiday ticked every box and more"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious and lovely."

    The gardens were beautiful and very safely enclosed. The location was fantastic. One small complaint - the bin collection dates meant that we arrived to an overflowing dustbin and bin liners smelling outside our bedroom window in early April. Obviously the bins are only emptied once a fortnight (the week we were there it was recycling only which we did put out) and we feel housekeeping should keep an eye on this and dispose of it if necessary themselves.

    Reviewed by Justina4.4Mar 2019

  • "Hi, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the holiday, just that you need to check on your accomodation occasionally."

    When we arrived in Cockington we had to ask directions to Meadow Thatch after driving around and not being able to find the property. There is a very small sign on the side of the property but nothing on the gate you enter, we had been past and seen other property names on the gate but not Meadow Thatch. The heating didn’t work very well, I believe the radiators probably need bleeding but as we were guests didn’t touch them ourselves. The dishwasher didn’t work, I could have called but I wasn’t intending waiting in at any point for it to be sorted. The windows needed cleaning inside, they can’t have been done in quite some time and there were cobwebs everywhere. Whether the cleaners aren’t given enough time or not I don’t know. There was a Henry hoover there and being the owner of a dog I like to hoover every day but the hoover was missing part of the tubing so I could only sweep. You could do with an upright hoover for the carpets in the house too! The garden was lovely, a couple of sunloungers would be amazing :) . All in all the place is lovely or would be if it were checked upon more often

    Reviewed by Wendy3.1Mar 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage situated in the beautiful village of Cockington and within easy walking distance to the centre of the village and the Drum public house."

    The cottage is cosy and homely, the approach is via wooden stairs and decking which were very slippy when wet even though rubber mating was provided you have to tread with care. That said I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was ideal for our needs."

    Very dog friendly with a lovely secure garden and even dog bowls and beds provided. We were able to use a side gate to get the wheel chair in and the downstairs bedroom was ideal for the disabled guest. All the basics were provided and the towels and bedding were a nice quality, although we could have done with access to clean linen as we were there for two weeks, so I had to wash the bedding mid stay. A very pretty cottage, nicely appointed the only things we needed more of were coat hooks, as five of us in winter had lots of coats and not enough coat hooks to hang them up downstairs. Happy to recommend this sweet cottage especially to dog lovers.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Feb 2019

  • "Meadow Thatch is an exceptionally picturesque cottage, set in a quiet country village, Dogs are very welcome, they even have their own sofa!"

    And the garden is completely enclosed, There are some lovely walks nearby, including the grounds on Cockington Court,

    Reviewed by John4.4Jan 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a perfect location!"

    It took us about 20 minutes to walk in to Torquay and from there we found that we could explore lots of different places. The cottage itself was beautiful and perfect for 6 of us and a dog - we would definitely return and recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Dec 2018

  • "We have stayed in a few cottages and this is one of the best."

    The location was lovely, a quiet village, but within walking distance of Torquay, the sea and a dog friendly pub. The cottage was very well equipped with high quality fittings. There was a nice welcome pack with wine, which we don't normally get. Toiletries were also provided in the bathrooms which was also unusual. The gardens were lovely and secure for the dogs. There was also a Sky box and good wifi which was great. Cockington was great, with a manor house, visitors centre and craft workshops as well as a couple of tearooms and gift shops. Somewhere we would return to.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Extremely helpful owner/manager Pete. Well furnished and the little thoughtful touch of trabags coffee milk and biscuits on arrival was very welcome. Perfectly situated to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Lindey4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic location."

    Great for walking out of the door and within 2 mins you are inside Cockington country park for walks with or without your dog. Also went o the Drum just inside the park for a couple of meals, which were very good quality and value, and they love the dogs there as well, just as welcoming with your dog as the cafe inside the park as well.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very difficult to find so you need to include in your directions the following: “turn left into the property marked Home Farm and then the cottage is on your immediate left”."

    The nameplate near the front door which says Meadow Thatch is very faded, some of the letters are missing and not at all legible until you are right next to it.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage set in a beautiful village."

    Three comfortable bedrooms although we only ever used two, kitchen, bathrooms and living/dining room all very good, The cottage had a utility room at the back of the cottage which we used as our main entrance via two of the 4 little garden compartments, that way making sure they were dry and clean before they entered the cottage. The only dampner for us was that was no welcome pack - like a bottle of wine etc - not the biggest thing in the world I appreciate, but in all other Sykes cottages we have stayed, and we've stayed in a few across England and Wales, they have each left wine, homemade cake, and or chocolates etc, a much appreciated touch, perhaps we've been spoilt in the others

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic location, really enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2018

  • "Finding the cottage when we arrived was hard."

    It would benefit from a map off the village with the location of property on it. Lovely cottage ,lovely village.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a truly beautiful village."

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is truly superb!"

    ! It is wonderfully situated in the exquisite, peaceful grounds of Cockington village, and is spacious, comfortable and has all of the facilities you would expect from a high-end holiday let. It was immaculately presented and has safe, enclosed gardens for the dog. I highly recommend this to anyone considering staying at Cockington - we will be returning next year without fail!!

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2018

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  • 3 bedrooms: 2 x King Size Bed, 1 x Super King Size Bed,
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Shower, Hand Basin, Wc
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Bath, Hand Basin, Wc, Shower.
  • 1 x Living Dining
  • 1 x Kitchen
  • 1 x Utilities
  • 1 x Games
  • Microwave
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Games
  • Dvds
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 Highchair
  • Parking
  • 1 x Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.25 miles
  • Pub within 0.25 miles

The property

This property is the epitome of simple elegance.

Neutrally decorated and furnished to a high standard, Meadow Thatch is the perfect balance of original period features and unaffected modern decor.

Situated in the traditional village of Cockington in South Devon, it is the ideal property for a large group or family wanting to experience all the beauty of the surrounding area in a luxurious setting.

The downstairs hallway leads to a light and airy ground floor bedroom boasting a king-size bed and views over the front garden.

Across the hall is a large family bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower.

With its high ceilings, exposed beams and breakfast bar, the full appointed kitchen offers a wonderfully sociable space for cooking together.

The open-plan living area is spacious yet cosy, with the dining and sitting spaces slightly partitioned creating the illusion of two separate rooms.

Relax together on the comfortable sofas discussing what exciting adventures are in store for the rest of your stay, or enjoy a delicious meal at the dining table, with the patio doors opened out into the garden and a warm summer breeze diffusing around the room.

Upstairs are two further bedrooms, again impeccably decorated and furnished, both of which offer beautiful views of the gardens.

One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other a super-king size bed that can be converted into two single beds if needed.

This room also has the additional option of a sofa bed that can sleep a further two children.

There is also a modern family bathroom on this floor featuring a bath and hand-held shower.

Outside there are three enclosed gardens.

At the front of the property there is a lawn with a babbling stream running along one side, there is also a gravel area with seating.

At the back of the property there are two separate enclosed gardens, bisected by the stream.

Both offer lawn and seating areas, one of which being a raised platform with furniture and a BBQ.

The gardens offer a tranquil place to relax, with the only sounds being birdsong and the trickle of the stream.

Cockington is a picturesque centre boasting a number of traditional eateries, shops and the sixteenth century manor house, Cockington Court, that has been converted into a thriving arts and crafts centre.

The Court's acreage offers plenty of beautiful walking trails that are dog-friendly and full of fascinating sites.

A short walk is the vibrant seaside resort of Torquay, a busy town with plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as popular theatre.

Meadow Thatch is a wonderful option for anyone wanting to visit the spectacular South Devon Coast, while staying in a luxurious and elegant setting.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Torquay 2 miles; Paignton 3 miles; Exeter 22 miles.

There are a number of villages that lay claim to being quintessentially English, but Cockington, with its narrow country lanes, traditional thatched cottages and charming village pub, is the real deal. Take a walk into the village centre and you will find the Tudor manor house, Cockington Court and its scenic acreage, featuring beautifully restored lakes and points of interest such as the Gamekeepers Cottage. The Manor is now a craft centre offering the opportunity for visitors to watch craftspeople at work and to purchase any number of handmade gifts. If you needed any more reasons to visit this quaint village, it would be its proximity to the bustling capital of the English Riviera, Torquay. Famous for its tropical plants, golden beaches and Victorian frontage, Torquay is a busy seaside resort offering visitors everything from fine dining, sailing and water sports, a popular theatre scene, as well as vibrant nightlife. Despite being only a half an hour walk from this lively centre, Cockington remains an oasis of calm and tranquillity, meaning that visitors can easily enjoy the best of both worlds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas