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Butterbrook Coach House

(Ref. 975801)

Harford, near Ivybridge, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We stay in 2/3 cottages a year and would say, with some experience therefore, that this is one of the best cottages, if not the best, we have stayed in taking account of cost and excluding external factors (such as the awful weather!"

    ). A delightful, well-appointed and comfortable cottage that suited our needs ideally. Heather and David were very welcoming and available had we needed anything. A good location to combine trips to the nearby coast and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and the owners were delightful."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second visit to Butterbrook Coach House, which nestles in a cosy corner of Dartmoor."

    We spent a week here in February with our two miniature schnauzers and despite the misty weather we managed to find time to get out onto the nearby Moor for a walk and visit the local stannary towns particularly Ashburton and Tavistock. Great location, lovely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    As everything you need .

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Dec 2023

  • "The converted Coach House has been completed to a high standard."

    The owners were very welcoming and everything was as you would like to find it when you first arrive. The accommodation has all the appliances in the kitchen you would nee, including a washing machine and fridge and freezer. The living room is a big space complete with a log burner and large shelf supplied with maps, interesting books and board games. Location wise, the accommodation is set on a farm with its own private drive, Ivybridge is within 2 miles and has all your local convenience shops and a petrol station. Turning right at the end of the private drive and walking up a fairly steep hill takes you to a cattle crossing and gate which gives you access to the Dartmoor. The coach house has a parking port which for a standard sized length car keeps it dry with its own contained pitched roof. We took our two dogs and they loved the location, please understand that there is livestock on and near the farm and on the moors so please be responsible with your dogs. So many lovely places to visit within an hours drive from Ivybridge and lots of history with both the farm/coach house and within Ivybridge. Totally recommended, and we had the company of an owl which hooted most nights. Bliss with only the stream noise running and bird song. Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, spacious, well equipped, comfortable and inviting."

    Set on a farm at the foot of the Moors, outstanding views. A welcome friendly call from Heather our host the day before arriving with all the information we needed for our stay. Heather and David on call if we needed anything (though not in any way intrusive). We are looking forward to returning next year. Katy and David

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property, had a great time, very clean and comfortable, Heather and ..."

    Amazing property, had a great time, very clean and comfortable, Heather and David so lovely, a real home from home, 10/10 fantastic thank you

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Great for walking straight out of the cottage or even just relaxing at the brook. A lovely welcome from Heather and David, there to help you when you need it but also giving you the space to enjoy your break. The log fire is great and warms up the cottage very quickly when you come in from a walk in damp conditions. Would highly recommend this cottage it is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay yet again at Butterbrook Coach House."

    Would definitely recommend Bayard’s for Breakfast at the cider Press, Dartington. The cottage is well presented and nicely furnished. Great for the dog. X

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Joop and Dinah and Blossom, our Old English sheepdog from the Netherlands."

    The cottage is in a peaceful, tranquil location, also for exploring South Devon and Dartmoor. The hosts, Heather and David were very helfull and welcoming. We stayed for 3 weeks , with lovely weather, could not be better and relaxed. We highly recommend this property and also the pub , The Ship Inn in Ugborough.

    Reviewed by Joop5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Butterbrook Coach House."

    Dartmoor is a few metres away and we enjoyed some wonderful walks on the moors among the sheep and cows! Our doggy certainly enjoyed the many varied walks and the little streams we found. You should enjoy walking we would suggest as it was wonderful being outside with nature. The cottage has everything you need and is well laid out. The outside courtyard is a real suntrap.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable property."

    Friendly, helpful owners. Quiet location

    Reviewed by Antonietta5.0May 2023

  • "I can't give enough praise for Butterbrook Coach House."

    It was just as delightful as I'd hoped. As a walker, I was able to do 8 spectacular walks right from the door! Heather and David were wonderful about making sure I had all I needed and even invited me to a celebration breakfast at the church for the King's coronation. Thank you for a great vacation!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage in the midst of beautiful scenery!"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sykes cottages were very professional , and great price, will definitely book through them again"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Butterbrook Coach House."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Heather and David were very welcoming and sent us a wealth of useful information prior to our arrival. We didn’t realise we would be right on the doorstep of Dartmoor so we had some lovely walks which we weren’t expecting- it is well worth exploring. Although Ivybridge is only 5 minutes away with all the typical amenities the cottage itself feels like it is in the middle of nowhere- a real peaceful, tranquil location. One of our favourite Devon holidays ever, we will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Butterbrook coach house so much, after many years of English breaks, this was our favourite place to stay so far, everything was exemplary."

    Heather and David were fantastic hosts, they are close by in case of needing assistance, and David was a fascinating man to chat to, and much was learned and discovered from conversations. The coach house has a fascinating history, and has been renovated to such a lovely standard, it truly is beautiful and in the most stunning surroundings. The property is warm, comfortable, and has everything you would need for a stay, it truly is a home from home, we hear this alot but in Butterbrooks case it's very true, nothing was missing and everything was thought of and supplied. Excellent for walks and dog wanders, the surrounding land is stunning, it was so very difficult to leave! Can't wait to return for another stay in the near future, thank you so much for providing this little slice of heaven to hideaway for a week.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful property and surroundings."

    The owners we're friendly and very welcoming. Fabulous all round.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped."

    All we needed for a week away with the family and a great location for exploring Dartmoor and South Devon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, very comfortable with everything you could need provided."

    The owners meet you on arrival to check all is ok. Very quiet and peaceful perfect for a get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful Coach House situated close to Ivybridge that has great connections to Dartmouth, Bigbury-on-sea, Torquay, Paignton etc."

    The Coach House itself is very well appointed and comfortable, offering a great place to relax and unwind after a full day of exploring. The owners Heather and David were really friendly and helpful, and our children loved the opportunity kindly provided by David to drive his tractor and digger! This was an experience they’ll never forget. We highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore South Devon.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Outstanding setting Very attentive owner Immediately clean cottage"

    Reviewed by Lydie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect with everything you need and more."

    The owners very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Could not recommend more highly.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Butterbrook House is excellent, it is comfortable, amenities about 2 mile away in Ivybridge."

    Owners Heather and Dave really welcoming and helpful. A perfect position for visiting Plymouth, Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge and the many beaches nearby. Will definitely be going back. We had our Labrador with us, there were so many great walks and the River Erme to paddle in.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful location ."

    Excellent walking on the door step . Cottage is comfortable , well equipped and the hosts welcoming. There are facilities a couple of miles away if needed but the cottage was so comfortable and cosy honestly not sure anything else is needed . The beaches are a short drive but well worth it . Will be going back .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage well presented and very comfortable and clean."

    The owners, who live next door, are very welcoming and friendly

    Reviewed by Janis5.0May 2022

  • "Faultless really!"

    We loved staying in this pretty cottage. Warm and welcoming, we knew from the moment we were greeted by a jug of fresh spring flowers and generous welcome treats that we would have fun. Everything we needed was there, and spotlessly clean. Stunning design, and incredibly warm, (loved the log burner with plentiful supply of logs) comfortable and cosy. A truly magical place. Heather and David were exceptionally welcoming and kind. To be on a working farm in such a setting on Dartmoor was extraordinary. The Visitor’s book speaks for itself of happy holidays and so many wanting to return…… just as we do! For us it was a chance to be with our small Devon grandchildren. They showed us their favourite beach Mothercombe, where sadly we just missed The Gruffalo who they were pretty sure lived in the woods by the path down to the beach! The highlight for them was definitely meeting the hens that had laid their teatime boiled egg. Then watching David working Jess the sheepdog, and meeting the magnificent gentle giant of a Hereford bull. They will always remember that day. Thanks to Heather and David for a really happy break. Sue G. Sandwich Bay

    Reviewed by D5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owners were helpful discrete and kind nothing was too much they made our ..."

    The owners were helpful discrete and kind nothing was too much they made our experience of butterbrook cottage one to treasure

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Coach House was very comfortable and clean, and we had a restful break over the New Year."

    The log burner was a great addition and made the winter evenings cosy—lots of lovely walks onto the moor from the house and plenty of places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Nadiya5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic comfortable cosy cottage and the owners are so friendly, helpful and welcoming."

    Would certainly recommend this cottage. and hope to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were made very welcome by the owners."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable, warm (autumn) and well equipped, with careful attention given to Covid related precautions. Being able to walk onto the moor directly from the cottage was lovely. We enjoyed walks recommended by the owners on the moor and on the coast. No hesitation in recommending it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, super location for walks onto Harford Moor with our dog."

    Nice shops in Ivybridge, good pubs nearby. There were flowers, wine, milk and eggs waiting for us from our kind hosts. Logs supplied for the woodburner which we enjoyed using. Very clean and comfortable, a very nice week and restful holiday. We can recommend staying at Butterbrook Coach House.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay with fabulous hosts."

    Enjoyed our time, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing location ,delightful hosts simple but very clean and cosy accommodation ."

    I would recommend this property and location without hesitation

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautifully restored coach house, in a beautiful setting!"

    A lovely warm welcome awaits any lucky guest!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "This property is absolutely lovely, very clean with very hospitable and friendly owners who leave you to your own devices."

    A beautiful quiet location with direct access to the moor and facilities nearby. My only slight negative is that it is more dog tolerant than dog friendly as dogs aren’t allowed upstairs or on the sofas (not aware of this at the time of booking) so it was hard on us and the dogs to begin with as they are used to cuddling up; the courtyard has no grassy area for a late night squeak (my dogs won’t go on concrete) Every kitchen item/utensil is available and well thought out and Heather left a lovely bottle of red wine, some fresh eggs and beautiful flowers for our arrival. Would definitely recommend this property - I would rate this 9.5/10

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4May 2021

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The property was perfect , highly equipped and spotlessly clean . Our hosts were friendly and helpful, the wine and flowers on arrival much appreciated. Within minutes we were on Dartmoor and the walks were stunning . A super week from start to finish .

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great time in this lovely cottage."

    Great area for walking, and also not for from the beaches.The hosts made us feel very welcome with wine and fresh eggs on arrival! Would definitely recommend heading to burgh island for a day out and visiting the pilchard in for a refreshing pint! We all enjoyed it as a family and the dogs were worn out by the end. Will be returning!!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was faultless, hosts were friendly and approachable and location was perfect."

    Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Oct 2020

  • "Butterbrook Coach House was lovely."

    Cottage was warm and cosy, most comfortable beds, excellent woodburner and well equipped kitchen. Beautiful location on edge of Dartmoor. Flowers and wine to greet us. Dogs were totally safe in courtyard garden. Everything was scrupulously clean. Couldn’t ask for more. Helpful Holidays were, as usual, what it said on the tin! Wouldn’t hesitate to book with you again and to recommend you to friends. A really lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by M J5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Unfortunately for us Storm Alex decided to arrive at the same time as us. We were lovely & warm inside the cottage - the weather however stopped us exploring the moor which was our reason for staying. It is well equipped & really cosy. From a COVID perspective - track & trace is available at the property. It was lovely & clean, with hand sanitiser available for us to use. Heather ensured that we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely holiday cottage with everything you need."

    It is in a great location for exploring Dartmoor and the many great beaches in Devon and just over the Tamar into Cornwall. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time exploring Dartmoor and the surrounding area."

    The property is on the moor and we went for daily walks from their as a base. The Coach House is finished to a very high standard and we were able to relax completely in the surroundings. Our hosts were extremely friendly and we will not hesitate to return in future

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "A wonderful stay at this fabulous cottage."

    It was everything and more. Heather and David the hosts were lovely. The cottage was decorated for Christmas with some lovely gifts on arrival. Everything you need is there. We had a magical Christmas.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2019

  • "This really is a beautiful hidden gem in Devon."

    The hosts are just lovely living next door. They are there if you need anything but leave you to your holiday. The cottage is just beautiful and decorated perfectly. The courtyard is totally safe for your dogs too. It’s so refreshing to have such a lovely cottage that also allows dogs. We will certainly stay here again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautifully restored listed Coach House, with plenty of space for he four of us and our dog."

    Perfect quiet location to relax after visiting busy places. Also fantastic access to the moors which we exploited a couple of times having a picnic just down from the reservoir by Butterbrook river and letting our two boys (7 and 5) do a little bouldering. The owners were also very friendly and we got first hand experience of a working farm. There is also great river walk from the Cottage to Ivybridge and back to the cottage via the moors.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2019

  • "What a beautiful location on the edge of Dartmoor."

    So peaceful and relaxing. Butterbrook cottage was the retreat we wished for. The cottage was spotless and very spacious. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Butterbrook Coach House is beautiful, and well equipped, with lovely walks direct from the door."

    The owners are very friendly, and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in Dartmoor."

    Dog friendly walks direct from the cottage. Remote yet close to town for shops and take aways.

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Mar 2019

  • "Butterbrook Coach House offers a very comfortable accommodation on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park, making it a great base to explore Dartmoor and South Devon, every facility is offered making it truly home from home."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2018

  • "Accommodation was just as described."

    Nice area's to walk within minutes of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was wonderful in a lovely location, superbly decorated throughout."

    internet could be better, but this is Dartmoor so to be expected, and understand that new broadband was being installed that week so i imagine it will be better in future, also not everyone wants to be constantly connected so that was just our preference for our sons who accompanied us,as this is linked to their jobs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, the owners were superb ,and the dog was in heaven. Access to the moors was just across from the cottage, and the location was perfect for touring the area. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who loves walking in wild and beautiful surroundings,the area was stunning and has to seen to be believed.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Yes. Very Lovelly cottage, clean and well equiped."

    Also close to the moor for beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by Monique4.1Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin (plus child’s 2'3" folding bed)
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC, basin
  • Downstairs Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 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 two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (no cats)
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

This peaceful cottage is situated along an impressive drive lined with beech trees and is attached to a Victorian rectory in the hamlet of Harford on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

The accommodation is stylish and smart, with a lovely sitting room where you can relax on leather sofas beside the wood burning stove.

The good sized kitchen with its granite worktops and dining area has glass doors to a sunny courtyard where you can enjoy leisurely barbecues.

Head upstairs and you will find the two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The outside space is lovely, with 40 acres of bluebell meadows and woodland to wander and spot all kinds of wildlife.

Beyond the grounds, you can head directly on to open moorland to explore the wilds of Dartmoor.

This is a fascinating area of the moors, with ancient stone circles and cairns and then the River Erme valley is a wonderful contrast with its watery beauty.

For shops, head to Ivybridge two miles distant, and beaches don't come much lovelier than Mothecombe which is just 10 miles away and was used for filming International Velvet, Sense and Sensibility and My Cousin Rachel.

Butterbrook Coach House is a splendid retreat for a restful break.

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

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About the location


Plymouth 12 miles.

Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to South Dartmoor’, Ivybridge is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Devon and provides the perfect base from which to explore the county’s glorious coast and countryside. The town’s namesake, the Ivy Bridge, is a 13th century construction originally designed for packhorses and widened during the age of coach travel. Nowadays, it is a popular landmark on the town’s Heritage Trail, which also takes in other noteworthy historical buildings, such as a paper mill which remains Ivybridge’s major industrial employer. Some of the most architecturally pleasing sights in the town are the aqueduct, now a listed site, and the much photographed remains of a viaduct built by Brunel. This riverside town offers a great local shopping experience, with a variety of independent shops in the compact town centre making browsing a pleasure. When it’s time for a break, take your pick from the many cafés, tearooms and bakeries in the covered arcade serving delicious food and treats to help you recharge your batteries! Just on the brink of Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge is ideally located to explore the 368 square miles of rolling hills, rugged granite outcrops and fresh, clean air. With over 450 miles of public rights of way, you’ll find enough walks to keep you busy for a year, let alone a week! If you’d like to mix it up a bit, cycling, horse-riding, climbing and kayaking opportunities abound. Nearby Wembury is the starting point for the Two Moors Way, a 201 mile coast to coast walking route which passes through Ivybridge and continues on through high moorland and deep wooded valleys, taking in some of Devon’s most unspoilt rural scenery. At 17 miles long, the Erme-Plym Trail is slightly shorter and leads in the opposite direction through some pleasant countryside, passing the pretty Hooe Lake en route. The area surrounding Ivybridge offers a fabulous variety of attractions and days out, from the stunning beaches of the South Devon coast, to the bustling city of Plymouth.

Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas