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The Dairy

(Ref. 1122539)

Malborough, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay here at the Dairy."

    Great walks on the doorstep. Total peace and quiet. Thank you too to Jane & Mike!

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Mar 2024

  • "A fabulous annexed cottage in the most peaceful rural location nestled between Malborough and Salcombe."

    The property was immaculate and decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It has everything you need. I was there at the end of November and it was wonderfully warm and cosy. The owners are very friendly and ensured everything was OK. Will definitely be heading back next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the dairy the hosts are lovely and very welcoming."

    Such a lovely quiet spot

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely place for a peaceful break."

    The owners were very accommodating and pleasant. Would recommend it .

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just had a wonderful week at The Diary which is situated at the end of a No Through Road in a quiet beautiful valley."

    On arrival we had a very warm welcome from Jane, Dora the friendly dog and three chickens. The Dairy is a lovely, cosy retreat ideally situated for exploring the South Hams. Thank you again Mike and Jane for being such excellent hosts. We hope to be back in the future to enjoy more of the magic of the local area. Many thanks. Nora & Nigel

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our hosts could not have been more obliging."

    Very comfortable and clean throughout. If we would have needed anything Jane and Mike would have done their best to help. Fortunately we managed and enjoyed discovering the walks to the beach. We were blessed with wonderful weather and the majority of our meals were eaten outside. The Dairy is set in surrounding farmland and very peaceful. We enjoyed the chickens checking us out and Dora, the very friendly dog! Owls hooting at night was lovely to listen to while relaxing in the enormous bed. Thank you Jane and Mike. It was good to meet you and we will definitely put you at the top of our list if we return to South Devon next year.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation really comfortable bed and everything was spotless it was as if we were the first people to be there."

    The location is really scenic and no light pollution, ideal for stargazers. The owners Mike and Jane are really kind and helpful, after a couple of days it seems as if you have known them for ever. Good beaches really close by we went to a different beach every day.for people who like walking, plenty to explore. We will definitely be back next year health permitting.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent hosts,very helpful,lovely property in quiet,tranquill setting."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Mike and Jane a lovely couple,lovely annexe,and lovely area."

    God willing we would like to visit again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful and peaceful location."

    Perfect for walking with lots of different paths to Salcombe and to the coastal paths. Jane and Mike were perfect hosts and The Dairy a perfect place for two!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent quality of accommodation."

    Mike and Jane were terrific hosts, wry hospitable and helpful. Wi-Fi was a bit iffy at times but when you’re that far into the countryside it’s daft to expect too much. Will certainly consider a return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ed4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have already spoken to the owner, and complemented them on their lovely property."

    It was just wonderful. We were also had really great weather. We love south Devon & have had many great holidays in the area. Many thanks Ruth & Andy Benbow

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Jane and Mike were very welcoming and helpful hosts and The Dairy is a high-standard property."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was easily one our best cottage experiences."

    From its beautiful location to the lovely host Jane & Mike and their adorable dog, Dora. Dora was truly the highlight, we loved her energy and mischief. Jane and Mike were so welcoming and friendly, we would love to go back to the cottage and explore South Devon all over again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful place to rest and recuperate, to recharge one’s batteries."

    A fantastic base to kick back and enjoy this area of Devon. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Dairy."

    Jane & Mike were always on hand if we had any queries, & Dora, their dog, was a delight if you're a dog lover. The location is idyllic, & if you just wanted a relaxing break, you could enjoy the surroundings on offer without any need to travel further afield. Having said that there is so much to offer within a few miles of The Dairy. We will definitely be booking again. Lesley & Graham

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay lovely hosts a microwave oven in the dairy would greatly benefit future customers"

    Reviewed by Ray4.4May 2023

  • "We have just had a wonderful stay."

    Mike and Jane are great hosts, extremely helpful yet unobtrusive. Facilities are good, clean modern and convenient. The location is perfect for superb walks - we've come back exhausted!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Dairy was a fantastic cottage, which was warm, cosy, comfortable and immaculate."

    We stayed for 4 nights & we were impressed with everything, the kitchen had everything you need, the log fire was laid & ready, there was a jug of milk in the fridge, which was a really sweet welcoming touch. The bed is huge and so comfortable, & the shower room was great too! We were looking for peace & quiet, & it certainly delivered on that front, it is such a lovely area, & the owners were so welcoming and informative, giving us recommendations for beautiful walks, as well as local restaurants, talking of which, they have their own fantastic cafe in Salcombe itself, which is also delightful and worth a visit. The only downside with the property was having to leave after our stay…… We would highly recommend this cottage, & we are currently trying to schedule in another visit later in the year!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

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


  • Single-storey
  • One Super King bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Woodburner starter pack provided - additional logs can be purchased on site
  • Parking for one car, shared with the owners
  • Boat/trailer storage available for a supplementary charge - this can be arranged direct with the property owners
  • Front terrace with bench, table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 0.9 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • The annexe is located on the owner's small holding, with livestock
  • The property is accessed via a narrow, bumpy, countryside lane
  • This is an adult-only property

The property

Located on the outskirts of Malborough, an attractive village in South Devon (AONB) is The Dairy, a delightful annexe, inviting two guests.

Featuring original features, a woodburning stove (starter pack provided with further logs available to purchase on site), and a terrace with a bench and table and chairs for alfresco dining whilst enjoying the far-reaching countryside views, The Dairy makes the ideal base for a romantic getaway, whilst also within proximity to the shoreline.

Travel down the narrow country lane to reach the private driveway, before ascending the steps up to The Dairy.

Be welcomed into the homely, open-plan living space, complete with plush seating, a TV, a rustling woodburning stove, and a small kitchen area, perfect for preparing a light meal.

Watch the sun set over the Devonshire countryside from the front terrace, with a tipple in hand before retiring to the comfortable bedroom, with a sumptuous super king bed, ample storage, and an A-framed ceiling.

Refresh in the sleek shower room ahead of a day of adventure, firstly grabbing a bite to eat at The Royal Oak, stocking up on the essentials at a nearby convenience store, or heading to Salcombe to dine out at a host of eateries including the Crab Shed, Winking Prawn or trying your hand at distiling your very own gin at Salcombe Gin distillary.

Continue your day with a stroll across the North Sands, people watch at the harbour, discover the pretty blooms of Overbeck's Garden, or take in the beautiful scenery at Snapes Point.

Reroute south to visit the picturesque landscape of Soar Mill Cove, or enjoy a hike across Bolberry Down, following the coastline and its network of walking trails.

Complete your getaway in the pretty estuary town of Kingsbridge, or enjoying a leisurely afternoon at Hope Cove before returning home for sundowners.

Escape with your loved one to The Dairy.

There is hardstanding available on the property site to store a small boat / trailer for a separate daily supplement.

There are stone steps to the entrance of The Dairy which may not be suitable for less able bodied guests. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted due to this property being a smallholding with some livestock and the owners having a dog.
The owner's property is adjacent to The Dairy.
Hardstanding for a small boat/trailer is available on site for a daily supplement.
Starter pack for woodburning stove provided, extra logs can be purchased direct from the owner.
The lane leading to the property is rustic, narrow and somewhat uneven in places, please drive slowly and carefully.

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

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About the location


Salcombe 2 miles; Kingsbridge 4 miles.

The attractive village of Malborough boasts a multitude of thatched cottages, a village shop, two excellent country pubs and a thriving post office. It is located just 2 miles from the popular sailing resort of Salcombe, the southernmost town in the South Hams. Boasting a beautiful, scenic coastline, Salcombe is ideal for enjoying sailing, watersports, coastal walking or for simply soaking up the sunshine. Observe the plentiful wildlife in the area, visit several country houses and gardens close by or visit the lovely market town of Kingsbridge. Alternatively, explore the wide open spaces and rocky tors of Dartmoor, just 15 miles away. A perfect holiday location, with much to see and do.

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