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Plum Cottage

(Ref. 959521)

Colebrooke, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (19)
  • lovely (12)
  • comfortable (10)
  • well (10)
  • quiet (8)
  • everything (7)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location/views."

    just what we needed peace and quiet.cottage had everything we needed. comfortable clean.we will definitely be booking again..

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Ideal for a quiet, restful holiday but also well placed if you want to get out and about around Devon.

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage, very clean and comfortable, owners very friendly and helpful!"

    One of the best cottages we have styed in in a while!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nice ,well equipped and comfortable cottage ."

    In a lovely area with walks from the cottage to nice pubs .

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fab week at Plum Cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and it was very clean. It is well situated to get to all the fab beaches and surrounding areas as well as some nice walks. The drive to the main roads can be a tad scary as they are single lanes, so did a fair bit of reversing but it didn’t spoil the holiday. Would recommend Plum Cottage, it’s fabulous.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was delightful and in the countryside proper."

    However my welcome by one of the owners on my arrival left a lot to be desired. I arrived at the property after having driven down, completed a full day of work and then gone shopping at the supermarket. All I required was the code to open the keysafe. Needless to say I was treated as an intrusion. I have been in customer services for 42 years and we all have off days but I did not expect the reaction from the owner I received and quietly frankly will not be returning to this property.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we’re so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed staying at Plum Cottage and hope you had a fabulous time. We’re sorry to hear though that you felt our welcome wasn’t as warm as it could have been. Please accept our apologies if we gave you any impression at all that you were an inconvenience as nothing could be further from the truth. We ask all guests to let us know a few days in advance when they’re planning on arriving so we can have everything ready for you and we take pride in making sure your expectations are met. We do hope you’ll give us another chance in future and will consider returning. - Cornish Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2022

  • "A stylishly renovated and beautifully maintained, well equipped cottage in a peaceful location."

    A very comfortable base for exploring this quiet corner of Devon. A short walk to the Tarka Railway Line opens up lots of walking opportunities. The Duck Inn at Yeoford does great beer and food.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Cosy feeling. Very quiet surroundings.

    Reviewed by Kamlesh Kumar5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful weeks stay at plum cottage."

    This beautiful cottage has everything you need, it is immaculately clean and in such a peaceful area. Lovely touch by owners of cake, tea/coffee/sugar and milk awaiting our arrival. Two nice pubs, The New Inn and The Duck, within walking distance but take a torch as it is pitch black if going out in evening. Loved the walks, thank god for my walking boots! Can't wait to be able to return for another relaxing break, I didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay although not long enough."

    Well equipped cottage with a very comfortable bed. What’s not to like. Loved the walk to The Duck where we enjoyed good food and a lovely greeting.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Feb 2022

  • "Very pleasant off the beaten track accommodation."

    Ideal for two. Anyone visiting this part of Devon needs to be aware that they will be driving down lots of single track roads. Be prepared to reverse often.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "A little more cutlery would have been helpful to make more efficient use of the dishwasher."

    TV downstairs is better than the one shown on the website but it is quite small for the size of room. Not a massive problem but for wet days a bigger screen might have been nice. Nice quiet and peaceful ideal for "chilling out". Plenty of country lanes and footpaths to explore. Cottage comfortable and clean with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable."

    Difficult to find, however, as the sat nav takes you only to the general area. The instructions given are good and very detailed but if you are alone in the car with no-one to read them out, it isn't easy. Sykes - the cottage is lovely but over-priced. I've just checked and as well as the email registering me with Sykes and this one asking for feedback, I received no less than 6 emails from Sykes about the booking. Too many, it's a nuisance. I will avoid booking through Sykes in the future.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful retreat in the countryside."

    A great base for exploring beautiful Devon. A stunning place to recharge and unwind.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2021

  • "We have elderly relatives in Devon who, because of covid, we haven't seen."

    Plum Cottage was ideally situated for us to visit them and we will book it again in the future. The cottage was lovely, as were the owners. We will return!

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic situation."

    I really enjoyed my week.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Apr 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a very quiet location we would certainly use it again."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really lovely little cottage tucked away down a quiet lane in rural Devon."

    Do a decent food shop before you arrive as no food shop nearby. Great walks. Fantastic food at the Duck at Yeoford. High quality finish in the cottage. I’d gladly return.

    Reviewed by Jane E5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and well presented"

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful location and very peaceful."

    Lovely cottage, perfect for 2. High quality fittings and furnishings, the bed was so comfortable. Everything was spotless. It was great to meet the very pleasant owner and thank her in person. Once again Helpful Holidays have come up trumps!! Many thanks. Mary and Andy - Bristol

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2019

  • "Well located for touring Devon by car, though rather a remote location."

    Very quiet and peaceful with interesting wildlife.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a splendid (isolated!"

    ) location. It's a fairly straightforward 20 minute walk to the nearest pub and the nearest supermarket is some miles away; take your groceries for the week with you. Plumb Cottage is beautiful; well appointed and cared-for. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed stable conversion."

    Much appreciated welcome tray complete with homemade cakes. However recommend shopping on the way for food supplies as nearest shop is several miles away! One of the very best properties we have stayed in. Especially loved the roomy bedroom. Beautiful rural location but be prepared for very narrow lanes! Good walking area. Train station at Yeoford only 20 minute walk from cottage with regular trains along the Tarka line to Barnstaple or Exeter and Exmouth and various stops along the route.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a mini break at plum cottage and couldn't have been happier."

    After quite a hairy journey to find the cottage, in the dark with torrential rain the sight of this lovely cottage was most welcome. The interior was amazing and everything we would need was there. Also the cupcakes which were left were amazing! My husband and I fell in love with the view and we became amateur bird watchers, spotting many different varieties. The log fire was so cosy and we wish we could have stayed longer. Next time we are planning to bring lots of provisions so we don't have to leave the cottage and make the most of the immediate surroundings. Also we will make sure we have our wellies! Would recommend this property without any qualms.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.4Mar 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and woodburning stove.
  • Air Source heat pump underfloor and central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Graveled seating area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Plum Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion with eco credentials set just outside the pretty village of Colebrooke in Devon.

Tastefully renovated, the modern, bright living space is equipped with woodburner and underfloor heating and is an ideal getaway for couples at any time of year.

The ground floor consists of an open plan living room with a kitchen/dining area at the rear; all equipped for comfortable and enjoyable stays.

Upstairs, there is a spacious bedroom enjoying views of the orchard and a smart shower room.

To the front of the property is a seating area with garden furniture for taking in the rural views and planning your next day out.

There are two good pubs within a short walk of Plum Cottage and the local facilities of nearby Crediton are within a short drive.

Alternatively, roughly 30 minutes away, you have the cathedral city of Exeter with its many shops, bars and restaurants.

Walkers will be in heaven with plenty of countryside trails to follow.

Walk 15 minutes to Yeoford and hop on the Tarka line Real Ale Trail or venture just 20 minutes from Colebrooke to be within Dartmoor National Park.

This modern conversion offers a fantastic base for romantic breaks or active pursuits away from the bustle of busy lives.

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About the location


Exeter 8.5 miles.

A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas