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Springside Cottage

Newton Abbot, Devon (Ref. 965833)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a marvellous holiday in Devon."

    The accommodation was second to none, very clean and homely. Would recommend to friends. Lovely spot.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Unfortunately my car was smashed into on the second night of our holiday and the person responsible drove off."

    This was the problem with location quaint beautiful village but nowhere to safely park as street was so narrow. location didn’t suit us at all shame as it was a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "The interior of the cottage is very pleasant, reasonably well equipped and was very clean upon arrival."

    Good sized and comfortable lounge, dining room, kitchen. Main bedroom's bed very firm and comfortable BUT no summer duvets supplied - we had a winter duvet in summer heat in all rooms. The adult bunk beds are very creaky and did wake the occupants if they moved. Utter idiocy of light fittings upstairs - if you are over 5 feet tall you will crash into the light fittings about 5 times a day. Worst one is in main bedroom which is invisible at night and at below face (let alone head) height. This light looks stupid and is in a ridiculous location. All the lights upstairs need to be reviewed, they may even be a safety hazard. The biggest problem with the cottage is the lack of parking and roadside location. First the cottage booklet states that it "may be possible" to park at the local pub. It is not - we had an embarrassing encounter with the pub landlord who was annoyed at residents of the cottage parking there and made it clear we should not do so (he was polite and friendly and said he knew it was not our fault). The village car park was ALWAYS full in the evening. I mean totally full, the only free parking spaces in the village were outside the cottage and although we were usually lucky, you may not be! The owners were not truthful about the pub parking spaces and by indicating there is a village car park but not stating it is always full they are not telling the full truth. It adds stress to a holiday if you can't be sure of parking anywhere near your cottage. Finally the road outside the cottage is a nightmare. I live centrally in a large town, I was not expecting silence but this road was a nightmare with fast busy traffic and careless drivers. Although a 30mph zone the drivers were careless to the point of dangerous. We had two incidents while there, the first when someone (lorry or farmer?) crashed into the bin/recycling boxes in front of the house. They broke these items, even damaged the house slightly but did not stop. Was a massive crash, also heard by the neighbour. On our last day, a bus driver knocked on our door and said that he had seen someone reverse into our car and drive off. Paintwork was scratched, but driver didn't bother to tell us. So in the space of the week two serious stationary traffic incidents occurred. Personally I wouldn't feel safe living in those cottages! I would be worried having small children in the house - make sure you warn them of the dangers. I don't recall house having a door chain but owners should consider fitting one to keep younger children safe. The traffic is busy during rush hours at start and end of day. If you are a light sleeper expect to be woken by headlights at night. Sadly this is a really nice cottage badly let down by the lack of parking and horrible traffic.It also appears that the drivers of Devon are incompetent and dishonest!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "Everything!"

    !! I cannot fault it!

    Reviewed by SamMay 2019

  • "The cottage is furnished to a very high level and cannot be faulted in any way."

    The cottage is also only a short drive away to beaches,river walks,country parks and the town of Newton Abbott. Yes, the back courtyard is small ( there was a comment on here about it) but there is enough room to sit at the patio table with a glass of wine and listen to the church bells practice ( once a week) or to just watch the birds in the garden behind. it is also very safe for children and dogs and we much preferred this than to have a large garden that was not secure. The wood burner is lovely but we never needed it. Parking outside the cottage is very hit and miss but it was never very far to walk if we couldn't find a space. We really enjoyed our stay there and would 100% recommend it.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2018

  • "Its a good cottage."

    The photograph say's there's a garden, but there isn't - its a very small area at the back. On the plus side, the wifi and sky tv availability are a real bonus, as cellular service is non-existent in the area. Parking space is limited, but that's clear from the listing. The village has easy access to nearby towns and holiday areas. Overall - good. We had a good holiday!

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2018

  • "The only concern was the nearness of the cottage to a narrow road which was unexpectedly quite busy with passing vehicles."

    We understand however that this is just living in a small village. The cottage was charming. We had a very enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by John and JuliaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    Lovely and clean. Comfy beds and clean bathroom. No shops for approx 2 miles but 2 pubs in walking distance that are very friendly with good food.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2018

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  • Over two floors: Three bedrooms, 2 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Lounge with TV and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating and a woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking is first come, first served but no restrictions
  • Private enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Parking available at the community hall about 200 metres away, please check signs for any restrictions.

The property

Springside Cottage, set in the pretty village of Combeinteignhead, is ideal for both beach and countryside holidays with plenty of family friendly attractions within a short drive.

This beautiful period cottage has recently been converted into stylish holiday accommodation.

A bright and spacious home, there are many thoughtful touches throughout.

On the ground floor is a large lounge with wood burning stove and a neat kitchen/diner.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two smart double rooms, and a cheerful bunk room.

To the rear of the cottage is a small courtyard garden overlooking the historic church with table and chairs for you to relax and enjoy.

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About the location


Teignmouth 5 miles; Shaldon 5 miles; Torquay 10 miles; Exeter 18 miles; Plymouth 31 miles

Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The ancient market town now offers plenty of modern shops and the famous Hedgehog Hospital, where visitors are encouraged to feed and hold the animals. There's also a racecourse where National Hunt racing takes place from spring until autumn, with craft fayres during winter. Newton Abbot has one of the only traditional working malthouses left in the UK, offering the finest selection of bottled beers in Devon. The nearby seaside towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are very nearby and are fantastic destinations for families. Spend a day on the beach building sand castles and walk the impressive Victorian Pier at Teignmouth. The National Trust houses of Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle are well worth a visit, whilst the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the stunning beaches around Torquay and the many hidden coves such as Meadfoot, Oddicombe and farther afield the pretty Ness Cove. And of course, the South West Coast Path provides stunning seascapes across the bay, with a popular stretch from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain, passing through Beacon Cove where Agatha Christie used to swim as a girl. Newton Abbot provides a fabulous base for an English seaside holiday all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas