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Pigwigs Place

(Ref. 975852)

Cornwood, near Ivybridge, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked Pigwigs Place to spend a weekend away with family to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday."

    The owner met us on arrival and already had the woodburner lit, so it was very cosy when we entered. She explained that we could walk freely anywhere on the grounds (which were vast!) and the dogs were able to be off leads which they loved. We already had some activities planned nearby but the owner offered her assistance if we wanted suggestions. Very friendly welcome and the biscuits and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. The cottage was perfect for our family gathering, as it was open planned and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The only problem we had was the gas running out but a quick call to the owner and the bottle was changed within minutes. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2023

  • "Super property in fabulous grounds."

    This is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. The owner has thought of absolutely everything and was so helpful. The estate is stunning with beautiful walks, tennis court, lake with rowing boat and altogether delightful. The cottage is beautiful, spacious and cosy and so nice to get back to after a good walk. Our grandchildren and dog loved every moment and were reluctant to leave. We all hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place for a quiet week away."

    Loads of grounds to wander in and we spotted many deer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A special place in a beautiful location."

    Steeped in history, with lots of character. Lots of space to explore on the estate, and a feeling of being away from it all. Very well equipped. We made good use of the tennis court and the barbeque. Owners very helpful and informative. Just great to relax, with lots of nature on the doorstep, but near to attractions like beaches, Plymouth, Dartmoor, historic towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped property surrounded by ground and trees just made for exploring."

    The owners are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Pig Wigs is a great base for visiting many of the Devon tourist attractions . Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing place, loved our week here, thank you so much."

    The cottage has everything you need, every pot and pan you could think of, tea coffee etc, beautiful toiletries and fully towels, comfy bed and a gorgeous quilt The Estate is amazing and we had hours exploring new things. Our doggy was safe and secure and loved the smells. She's only a pup but met sheep, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels (cheeky one sat on the window ledge) and frogs ! The owners are lovely people, happy to chat and recommend, or leave you be Some great walks on Dartmoor and Totnes is a must. Some lovely cakes from the shop in Cornwood Village Big Tesco in Cornwood too, but Endsleigh Garden Centre in Ivybridge is a must for homemade food and products too one word of warning - DO NOT USE YOUR SAT NAV !! We got totally lost on the little country lanes before we arrived and must have spent 2 hours going round in circles !! YOU MUST follow the instructions from the Owner and you will find the cottage with ease Amazing stay, thank you so much

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, it’s an Amazing place to stay, So many places to explore!"

    We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0May 2023

  • "We always look forward to our time at pigwigs."

    It is like a home from home, everything needed is there, it is comfortable and peaceful and no-one disturbs you. Love it!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely rustic cottage on a fantastic private estate."

    Perfect for well behaved dogs and their humans. Well equipped and all basic supplies provided. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7May 2023

  • "We came here last year and it was amazing ."

    .. returned last week and loved it even more...spotless,,, everything we needed ,,, host checked we were ok ! loved it ....highly recommend and will be back ....beautiful setting ... thanks soo much ! Vicki & John O'Hara

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent stay, all the essentials were at hand."

    Location was ideal for further travel. Not suitable for 75+ less with help as the toilets were upstairs, and some large steps to the property. A torch was essential for night dog walking.Over all an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Neil Ashley4.7Sep 2022

  • "2nd visit, absolutely a little bit of heaven on earth x"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Vendee visits Cornwall."

    ..senses were completely alive in the tranquility of the estate. Every so often a Train would gently nudge you back to the current day. Brilliant as it was a train traveling across an Isambard Kingdom Brunel viaduct. Pigwigs was great, just might need a refresh cosmetically inside. All in all areas and owners were charming.

    Reviewed by Greg3.8Aug 2022

  • "I think the owners presented it very well."

    I would like to have had more history of the cottage and property Wish hedgerows had been more recently trimmed! But that has nothing to do with the property! Judy

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house is excellent, extremely well furnished and equipped."

    The owners were very helpful and allowed us access to their delightful garden as well as to the enormous estate. The view from the house towards Dartmoor is beautiful.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful week in a fantastic location."

    Ourselves and gandchilden had a brilliant time exploring the grounds and observing deer and jays among other wildlife. Plenty of walks in and around the estate. The dogs loved the stay and the beaches. Many thanks to owners Veryan and Robert for our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Perfect location. The cottage is amazing everything we could wish for. Spotlessly clean . Great walks with the dogs. Beautiful countryside right on the doorstep. Will definately book again

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely old cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    Clean, comfortable & extremely well equipped. It has a sunny, enclosed patio & grassy area with views of Dartmoor and sheep in the field. We could roam the estate, use the tennis court & row a boat on the pond. We relaxed completely. Dartmoor and S Hams beaches within reach. Access is down very narrow, sunken lanes.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and excellently well equipped."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. Wonderful location. Sunny courtyard. Easy directions. It had everything we needed. Lovely to be able to wander around the land, see so many deer and have the benefits of a tennis court. So very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Sorry for the delay in leaving feedback!"

    We absolutely loved this house, settings, soo much to do and see! The property was amazing, had everything we needed! Everything to hand and was very clean could not fault it at all. We made use of the BBQ and the firepit in the woods! A wonderful holiday that we would highly recommend infact we already rebooked to go back before we left! Thanks soo much... Vicki & John O'Hara

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a beautiful stay at Pigwigs Place."

    We had everything we needed and more, which made a magical Christmas. We loved the cottage, tennis courts, boating lake and walks. With fabulous hosts, lots to do locally and coming back to a cosy log fire. We even had a marriage proposal - such special memories made. Thank you all so much.

    Reviewed by Volker5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage set in a truly beautiful location, the cottage it self was spacious and yet cosy, we loved the gardens which our hosts keep in immaculate condition and our dogs had an amazing time playing in the fields that surround the cottage, we would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent place to unwind and relax even with two grand children three and a half and one and a half, and a dog."

    There was enough space for three adults, children and dog. The open plan kitchen, diner and living room was a great space to enjoy the evenings. We only had to have the log burner on twice which was very cosy and would imagine even cosier in the winter. Outside there was plenty of space to run around the grounds and estate and go on walks. Even more fun if you have slightly older children. Only slight downside, if you have small children, would be getting to the beaches with all the paraphernalia. Took a little bit longer than we thought, but that's Devon I suppose and maybe down to our poor navigational skills and planning. Tip - Re food and provisions. There is a huge Tesco superstore only 8-10 mins away with the usual opening hours, so no worries about taking a huge amount of food for the week if you plan to cook. Lastly, the owners of the cottages, who live on the estate are very nice and accommodating and don't mind you asking any questions you may have. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time exploring the amazing grounds with tennis court and woods."

    The cottage was very well equipped but the double bed was very hard which did effect my sleep. The children’s room is amazing with lots of toys and books which kept my 8 year old and sometimes 12 year old occupied. We were a little disappointed that there wasn’t any welcome biscuits or scones on arrival as it’s about the first place we have stayed that hasn’t done this . The cottage is in a fantastic location but is located down some very small single track lanes but not too far off the A38. This didn’t affect our travelling to places in and around Dartmoor though as we still visited the various Tors and Burrator Reservoir.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2021

  • "The location of Pigwigs in the country estate was incredibly peaceful and a superb location."

    Our hosts, Veryan and Robert, had supplied everything which may be required for this type of holiday and more. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Arriving up a long sweeping drive,t his is fantastic place to stay, the owners are delightful leaving us to roam on their wonderful country estate."

    The accommodation is excellent and perfectly laid out. A great kitchen and an enormous lounge, with wood burner that also heats some of the upstairs radiators. TV and excellent wifi. An endless supply of wood and kindling was so generous. Upstairs, two bathrooms with power showers one with bath worked really well with our family. One double bedroom with very comfortable mattress, and a further two twin bedrooms. The twin with another lounge / kids play area provided further space. This room is equipped with TV / and loads of puzzles and toys. The tennis court is opposite, with a boating pond and stream for the kids to play in. It is one of the best places we have stayed in and is great for families or just a quiet retreat. The Owl living in the barn was wonderful, and making campfires and dens just added to the occasion !!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with fantastic hosts!"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was really well equipped and also included little extras like shower gel, tissue, handwash, kitchen consumables and fresh flowers."

    Our hosts were lovely...very welcoming, around if we needed them but not at all intrusive. The estate is beautiful...peaceful and a joy to explore. We (4 adults and 2 dogs) had a great holiday, walking, exploring the coast (be prepared for very narrow lanes!) and generally relaxing. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone needing an escape from the crowds, who love the outdoors, who have children who love exploring or dogs that go crazy for water and woods! Thank you to our hosts for sharing this paradise with us.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped in a beautiful setting."

    Strongly recommend the stay.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely with everything you might need whilst you are there."

    It's very well placed to visit lots of attractions. We hadn't realised the cooker was run on bottle gas so when it ran out we thought there was a problem but there was a new bottle ready. It just would have helped to know about the cooker. We had a very frightening experience when the electric heater in the children's bedroom caught fire. They are only 2 and 4 years old and thankfully both mummy and daddy were in the room at the time. It was a new heater so the owner could not have done anything different. I think it is important to remember never to leave heaters on when in bed or leaving the house. This could have been a devastating tragedy.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the new radiator sparked after being left on. This has been removed and replaced with an oil filled radiator. Details of the calor gas can be found in the welcome pack and had you contacted us, we would have been happy to switch the bottles. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and surrounding attractions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2021

  • "A lovely quiet cottage, set in beautiful grounds."

    The kitchen had everything a cook could possibly need. Spotlessly clean on arrival. Lovely walks in the grounds and Dartmoor on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "This is our second time at Pigwigs Place."

    due to the lack of central heating all our items smelt damp when we returned home.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, very relaxing and gorgeous surroundings"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a beautiful homely comfortable setting to stay in."

    Didn't want to leave. Everything you could ever need for your stay . Friendly wonderful owners , made to feel very welcome . Would highly recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent facilities for families, great location, very friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful grounds for exploring with children"

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Pigwig place is a lovely comfortable cottage."

    Everything is catered for and the owners are very helpful. We always enjoy our stay here.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and warm."

    We had a problem with the wood stove but the owners were really helpful and impressed us with the way they sorted it out. The grounds and outside were wonderful.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, remote and peaceful."

    everything you needed was provided in the accommodation. We will be returning back there very soon and I am sure will be a regular holiday location for us.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "The images on the website do not do Pigwigs Place justice as it is an lovely cottage in a stunning location with absolutely everything you need for a successful stay."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2019

  • "A most enjoyable break."

    The accommodation was excellent with all needs catered for. We,'ll probably book this again some time!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2019

  • "It was one of the best holidays we have ever had."

    The setting was perfect, the property was welcoming, homely, comfortable and very well equipped for cooking, the wood-burning stove kept us nice and warm (and was very easy to operate, with unlimited supplies of wood), the owners were friendly and helpful, the grounds were magnificent, and the moor was easily accessible (and visible from the kitchen window). We were lucky with the weather too, after Storm Hannah had passed. All arrangements were made efficiently and cheerfully (as we have always found to be the case with Helpful Holidays). We plan to return for a longer stay!

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Apr 2019

  • "Idyllic setting, beautiful cottage with every possible thing we could need - even pans for outdoor cooking."

    Lovely, incredibly thoughtful owners. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by F5.0Apr 2019

  • "So welcoming."

    the Host has thought of everything to ensure comfort. Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Pigwigs."

    The cottage was so comfortable and we settled in almost immediately. The grounds are spectacular and you are actively encouraged to explore. To be able to take the children to a place where you can build dens and cook on camp fires was a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this to families with a sense of adventure.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2018

  • "Pigwigs Place was so well equipped and comfortable."

    There were lots of games, books and dvd’s to keep children entertained, along with a tennis court, for children and adults. It was so nice to be in the country and to enjoy the peace and quiet. The only drawback, if you like to eat out in the evening, is there is only The Cornwood Inn within striking distance, which we found disappointing. Apart from that, we would thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone seeking a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of seaside towns.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Aug 2018

  • "This cottage has an incredible location and is so dog friendly."

    There are walks on the doorstep and the enclosed courtyard is ideal. There are livestock within the grounds which you can easily avoid. The owners provide all the necessary amenities and more! You are made so welcome. Having 2 bathrooms it is ideal for 4 adults. There are many eating places in the vicinity as well as a little further away. It’s great for exploring this area of Dartmoor. I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Jul 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin, 1 x children's twin with play area
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Electric fires with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with tennis court, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

Pigwigs Place is a tranquil cottage converted from a barn in the lovely 120 acre grounds of an estate a mile from the Dartmoor village of Cornwood.

Joined to an 18th century stable block, it is a comfortable and welcoming base for families or friends.

From the porch you step down into a traditional open plan living space with beams, dining area and seating place with cosy wood burning stove for which the logs are provided.

Head up the stairs to the three bedrooms, the children's twin a fun room lined with a fabric canopy and with a popular play area.

You have a choice of a family bathroom or shower room on this level.

Outside, the entertainment for children continues, with woodland for building dens, a brook to fish in for tiddlers, formal gardens for hide and seek, a large pond and stream for a spot of pond dipping and a tennis court for the grown ups.

Beside the cottage is your own enclosed courtyard with barbecue and furniture for alfresco meals.

Outdoor activities are all around, with the southern slopes of Dartmoor to explore with their ancient hut circles.

Maybe head off to see the animals at the Dartmoor Zoo, take buckets and spades to the beach at Wembury or Mothecombe, or relax at the waterside inns at Newton Ferrers by the River Yealm.

Plymouth’s city amenities are only about ten miles away.

In a great spot for exploring Devon, Pigwigs Place is an ideal cottage for families.

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

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About the location


Sparkwell 2.4 miles; Plymouth 12.7 miles; Salcombe 19.7 miles.

Resting in the South Hams of Devon, upon the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is the pretty village of Cornwood. The village itself has a charming pub called The Cornwood Inn, a convenience store and a tearoom, and a village hall, whilst further amenities lie in the countryside town of Ivybridge, dotted alongside the River Erme. Nearby attractions include Dartmoor Zoo, covering 33-acres of parkland, the Western Beacon viewpoint, ideal for hiking towards for far-reaching vistas, and Wrangaton Golf Club, whilst the South Devon coastline is within easy reach by car, possible to ramble across Mothecombe beach, Wyscombe Beach, and Bigbury Beach. The bustling port city of Portsmouth is also reachable and teaming with attractions to add to your itinerary, including the National Marine Aquarium, Sutton Harbour, and the Plymouth Gin Distillery, whilst known for its cobbled streets and a bustling linear of restaurants and bar, sure to delight visitors.

Note: Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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  • Christmas