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Longdown, Devon (Ref. 978219)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This property is in the most beautiful location."

    Its a very large accommodation with more than enough parking and room for 8 people. However if like me you are looking for ground floor accommodation because someone in ur party has any kind of disability then this isnt for you. we booked because my mum is disabled, sadly she was unable to come at the last min but we knew once we got there this turned out to be a good thing. Having all en suits is lovely but because the water pressure is so low we all had to take turns anyway and even then it was really bad. The hand held showers are worse than useless and there are no shower curtains or screens. the walk in shower is tiny! The sofa's are lovely but extremely uncomfortable and not easy to get out of once you've sat down. The kitchen is very well stocked. Its overall a lovely property but if I had read other peoples reviews I probably wouldlnt have booked it for our family holiday. We had a great time though and the things I've mentioned may not be a problem for other people, just the opinions of my group. One last point, not about the house but the area............. its stunning but if ur not a confident driver be warned that alot of the roads leading to the property are barely wide enough for ur car with very few passing places. I have been visiting and staying in Devon many years and this was scary even for me! ha ha! Maybe add to the description of the house that there are no hand rails in the bathrooms for those people booking with disabilities and no smoke alarms in the kitchen or dining room

    Thank you for your feedback. There is a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite to suit those with mobility needs. However, we still encourage guests with concerns to contact us prior to booking to discuss the suitability of the property. The owner has made contact with the water board and unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about the water pressure and this is something that comes with living in the South West countryside. The same can be said for the country lanes. There are no handrails in the pictures on our listing and there is a smoke alarm outside the kitchen as per fire safety regulations that ask for one smoke alarm per floor. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "Good location for exploring the Devonshire countryside and the house itself is in a beautiful setting."

    Although the house was large enough for all the family one of the double beds was a little on the small side and shower screens were needed over the baths of two of the bathrooms. Other than that we had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage with lovely and respectful hosts."

    The cottage was clean, modern and had amazing views; there was a really well equipped kitchen , the beds were comfy and there were a few outdoor sitting and eating areas. A couple of things, the couch is really low without support so was really difficult to get up and down from, there is only one walk in shower which is upstairs so difficult if you have anyone with a disability. It's a real 'get away from it all' cottage but is within reach of the main towns / attractions with a 20 to 45 minute drive. I would have preferred a nice shop to walk to on a morning for a newspaper or milk, but I would definitely visit again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and the location. The bathroom provision at Willhayes is described and pictured on the listing online. We are sorry to hear that the living room suite didn't meet your needs on this occasion. Our Reservations team are always happy to help if you have any access or mobility queries prior to making a reservation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2021

  • "The cottage is very spacious and in a lovely quiet setting."

    Cleanliness very good just a few points to mention that could improve things even more. The shower arrangements were a bit lacking- only one walk in shower- and very small at that ( water pressure also very weak !). Two bedrooms only had hand held showers and no shower screens! - so unusable for showers The Lounge seating was quite uncomfortable to sit in and very low for elderly occupants. Great for lounging but not great for comfort!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Lovely property with beautiful views across the valley."

    It was very clean and well equipped. Ideal for exploring Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "The property and the views."

    A pleasant chillout location

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2020

  • "Amazing cottage with lovely owners."

    During our stay here we visited botantical gardens, bovey castle and a day trip to Torquay. The cottage was spacious and had everything we needed. I love that each bedroom had an en suite. The furniture was lovely and it is clear to see the couple have invested their time and effort into each room. Defo would recommend!

    Reviewed by FakhraAug 2020

  • "Absolutely wonderful holiday here."

    The home is beautiful and is well adapted for a large group. Lovely and spacious with comfy beds and a great living room. Football table was a great hit with my children. Only one little thing that would need doing is in the back garden there was no outdoor light so it was very dark by 9pm after our bbq. That is the only suggestion that is needed as the place is amazing

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "This is an incredibly spacious holiday home and having four en-suite bathrooms was fantastic."

    It is on a farm and it has been very wet, but we knew that it was likely to be muddy when we booked. There were 8 of us but we came and went at different times and most were only there for 2 or 3 nights not the full week. The kitchen has fairly good facilities however it did seem odd to have such a small fridge and only a half size dishwasher to cater for 8. If all 8 of us had been there all week in the summer this would have been a much bigger issue. At the very least a second fridge for drinks is needed (maybe under the stairs?). A final point is that the written instructions took us to the old entrance which is now closed and the correct entrance is quite some distance away, these should be updated. However we had a really good time and if you are looking for a relaxing time in the countryside this is a great choice (lots of games and books are provided).

    Reviewed by NickNov 2019

  • "Amazing family holiday at Willhayes."

    Beautiful setting and loved waking up to the sound of the sheep each morning. Jo was very helpful and welcoming and on hand if we needed anything. The cottage is enormous and was great having bathrooms in every room. The location was great, we visited Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Dartmouth which were all an hour or under drive away. I would definitely return if holidaying in Devon in the future.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by TaniaApr 2019

  • "The cottage was the perfect escape and ideal for a family get together with the dogs."

    Great walks from your front door and an amazing village pub a short walk away. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "Great house great location, great weekend thank you"

    Reviewed by ShaunMar 2019

  • "Ideal location for the Hams, Teign Valley, the beach and Dartmoor."

    The cottage was delightful with plenty of room for 8 people. A bonus was the 4 en suite bedrooms. Adequately stocked kitchen with every tool and crockery available. Table football machine in hallway which was something unexpected. Plenty of games in the cupboard. Had my son's 30th birthday celebrations in the cottage and delightful pubs nearby and on the moor. Will definitely be returning!!!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

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  • Two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite, bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, IPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private elevated decking to the front with furniture, rear enclosed garden with seating and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub Note: £100 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Tucked away amongst the beautiful 50 acre grounds of Willhayes Farm, on the edge of the Haldon Hills, is this beautiful semi-detached cottage in the Devon village of Doddiscombsleigh.

With fabulous views overlooking the verdant, green pastures of the Teign Valley, this cottage is perfect for an adventurous family looking to get outdoors and explore some of the fantastic activities on offer in the local area.

The property is located next to the owners home and is wonderfully presented inside, the entrance halls greets you with a cheery, light open space with seating for you to take the weight off your feet after a long tiring journey.

Immediately on your right is the timber floored sitting room uplifted by two luxurious cherry red sofas and a plush circular armchair.

The all-white finish and double set of bi-folding doors generate a bright and airy feel.

From this room, you can meander through to the king-size double, another very spacious room communicating with the rear exterior space via the patio doors.

All four bedrooms benefit en-suite facilities washed over in a white shade, gleaming to perfection.

The three other bedrooms; two doubles and a twin, are housed up on the first floor, all completed immaculately with tasteful decor.

Enjoy the outdoors from two positions, where you can choose from either the front veranda offering breath-taking views or the rear of the property offering a more secluded situation with a barbecue.

Well placed for exploring the city of Exeter, the cottage is perfect for attending an event at The Great Barn or Belevedere Tower, both nearby.

This peaceful and rural location offers plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling, with Haldon Forest on the doorstep.

A great choice for a base to explore the region, with the beaches of south and east Devon easily accessible and a whole host of days out including Crealy or Exeter races.

This idyllic location makes an excellent base for your Devon holiday break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Shillingford Abbot 2.4 miles; Exminster 4 miles; Topsham 4.4 miles.

Exeter is a lively city in south Devon with a magnificent cathedral, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes, guided tours of the maze of underground passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a good choice of excellent museums tracing the city’s lengthy history including an interesting medieval building The Tucker’s Hall, built for the Company of Weavers, Tuckers and Shearman which houses exceptional carved panelling, rare silver and a 4 feet long pair of fulling shears. Nearby Parliament Street claims to be the world’s narrowest street – less than 25 inches at its narrowest. The gatehouse and tower of Rougemont castle still stand in the city, surrounded by Rougemont gardens with a backdrop of Roman wall ruins - a tranquil haven. Exeter’s one time importance as a port is reflected in the Custom House, now the centrepiece of the Quayside, a fascinating complex of antique shops and cafes. Within a 15 minute drive of the city, there are some fabulous beaches at Sidmouth and Exmouth, and the start of the 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, all of which provide ample opportunities for relaxation, sport and exploration. Exeter is an ideal south Devon base from which to explore pretty countryside and Heritage Coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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