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The Cottage

(Ref. 975732)

Chagford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our time here, it was very relaxing."

    The property was clean and very well equipped. The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming and we would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2024

  • "This stay was lovely and we really enjoyed being there."

    Also really enjoyed having the animals and birds around us.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Cottage was a perfect location for us."

    One of us was an attendee on a Carpentry for Women course so the other needed lots of dog walking possibilities! The cottage was well furnished, and the log burner kept us warm indoors. The kitchen is well equipped, the bed was comfortable, and the there was plenty of hot water for the bath in the bathroom. There is an exclusive garden with a low fence for the dog. Fingles Bridge, Widecombe in the Moor and HayTor were good locations nearby

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "We always look forward to coming back to this cottage, it’s so peaceful and comfortable, we hope to continue to visit in the years to come."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "As usual, the cottage was perfect for our stay."

    The weather, although unseasonal was excellent. Thank you Christine. Back again next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful location The cottage was spotlessly clean and although tiny, probably one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in."

    Christine made us so welcome, and the visiting Guinea fowl were a joy in the mornings. We were sorry to leave at the end of the week!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A spotlessly clean, well-equipped, comfortable cottage with a very welcoming, accommodating, and friendly owner."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, just what we wanted , peace quite no traffic noises."

    Our dog was aloud to wonder even on the Lane with no traffic, the hunt came pass one day with dogs and sheep as well. The owner very nice and accommodating and happy to help. Short distance to Chagford and Moretonhampstead and moors. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely Cosy cottage set in the middle of the countryside, we stayed with two dogs which was allowed to roam in the gardens ."

    Christine the host was fantastic and lovely lady that was full of helpful tips of what to do or visit in the area. Lots of great and interesting National Trust places to visit in the area. We will definitely go back as this holiday was so relaxing that we came home fully charged and totally relaxed. I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a peaceful and walking exploring holiday. Grahame

    Reviewed by Grahame5.0Aug 2023

  • "The main problem - one of the party is a spiderphobe."

    The first night in the cottage there were 6 spiders, one centipede and two woodlice which she had to remove. The next day I had a spider check of her room and all together there were 26 spiders and webs galore in the small bedroom. I cleared the two bedrooms of spiders, and left the ones in the other rooms. There were many. The cleanliness rating given on our website was not maintained. Apart from that the cottage was well equipped and reasonably comfortable. The beds were comfortable. The landlady was very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Colin3.1Jul 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a quiet area with well equipped kitchen."

    The cottage has everything you need and it is very comfortable. The only negative is the low water pressure in the shower. The bathroom itself is modern but the water pressure is more of a trickle.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very quiet and comfortable next to the farm on a country lane."

    Good location very close to Dartmoor and villages with nice pubs for eating out not far away. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage, which is an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor, is idyllically located down a rough minor road."

    The owner (in the main farmhouse) is very welcoming and provides all you need in the very comfortable converted stable. The town of Chagford is 15 minutes away and has an array of independent shops and a choice of places to eat out. Christine has a wealth of local knowledge and is happy to share it with you. No hesitation in recommending The Cottage, and would be happy to return to this very reasonably priced property

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "Christine was a very welcoming host, the cottage was perfect for our stay and in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very well equipped and clean cottage."

    The only negative was the low water pressure that made the hand-held bath shower unusable.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have not had mention of the low water pressure before in the case of the hand held shower and will be looking into this. Also, we are considering possibly putting in a shower at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    So peaceful! Good provision of utilities. Wood burner with excellent supply of logs. Central area within the beautiful moors although no shop or pub in easy walking distance. Hosts were perfect. Friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. Would highly recommend to people that are looking for good walks, amazing scenery and peace!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect and ideally furnished hideaway for our stay on Dartmoor."

    Owners Christine and Martin are perfect.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that has everything that you needed."

    Beautiful garden that our two labs enjoyed, when we were not out and about.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Sep 2022

  • "The best equipped cottage we have stayed in, whilst in Devon."

    Spotless, comfortable and a bath. The latter is important to us because we walk a lot, and a lovely hot bath is so welcome. The owners were so nice and friendly but let us get on with it.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage lovely surroundings would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Aug 2022

  • "We loved staying at The Cottage, Chagford and it was very comfortable, clean and quiet."

    The only couple of niggles were not being able to just leave the door open for the dog to go in and out of the garden. The garden was lovely and secure but he did need one of us to take him there as it was through the barn. However, once in the garden I could let him off lead and sit and relax.The other was the shower which had to be held as there was no fitting on the wall. We loved the guinea fowl that came to the window whenever we appeared, especially one who we named Keith! I expect he makes friends with all visitors and has not missed us at all! Christine and Martin are great hosts and we felt very welcome.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at the Cottage."

    It was cosy and clean, very well equipped, calm but perfectly located to visit Devon. Martin and Christine, thank you so much for your warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a stunning and quiet area."

    Lovely secure garden area for dogs, with access to washing machine and dryer when needed. Cottage has a kitchen with every utensil you could ever possibly need! Very clean and comfortable. Only slight downside was the hand held shower, but to be honest the bath more than made up for that. Comfy beds, plenty of storage, board games and a well stocked bookcase if you want a quiet evening in. Lovely walk to Chagford through the lanes, which has 3 pubs and a small Spar. Otherwise a short drive into Morehampstead with its 3 pubs (The Union Inn and The White Hart were favourties) and a Coop. Great location for exploring Dartmoor, Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge (the latter of which was a lovely spot for dog walking or just enjoying the peace and tranquillity of nature). Also within 30 minutes of Crealy Adventure Park and River Dart Park. The owners Christine and Martin were very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Cottage, really friendly welcome and everything was ready for us, all fresh and clean and there was nothing that we ever needed or missed."

    The cooker was clean and all equipment needed in the kitchen, the bathroom was spotless and the bedrooms were all freshly made. Definately would want to return and would recommend for any wanting an 'away from it all' stay - although the wifi connection worked perfectly so you can still keep in touch with the world. The only mark down on Comfort was for the sofa and chair, I had an elderly person staying and she found it uncomfortable and low as it was difficult for her to get up from... but we overcame that by using one of the pillows from the bedroom! Thank you so much for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7May 2022

  • "Met the very friendly owners when we arrived."

    The Cottage had everything that you could possibly want during your stay, even down to a hot water bottle. The bed was extremely comfortable. There were heaters in the bedrooms also two plug in electric heaters in the sitting area plus the wood fire. There is a short single track road leading to the cottage but this is not a problem as there is virtually no traffic using the lane. There was a well stocked bookcase plus a great many board games. There were swallows and bats nesting in the barn next door. We saw the swallows but didn’t see any bats. The washing machine and dryer are in the barn and you can go through the barn to the garden area. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2022

  • "It would have been to have a proper shower unit."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    Everything you need for a relaxing time. Set in an beautiful area ideal for taking your dog on a stress free holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have been to The Cottage since 2015 and have enjoyed each stay."

    Christine and Martin are excellent hosts who provide an excellent service during what are still difficult times

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Christine and Martin are kind and generous hosts and we had a wonderful time on their beautiful farm which is in an idyllic setting."

    The cottage is cosy, clean and extremely well equipped with everything you need for your stay You can walk from your doorstep into Chagford which is a lovely moorland town and everyone is so welcoming and friendly. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were so pleased with the Cottage, everything we had hoped for and more, the owners were absolutely brilliant in every way, a 5 star holiday."

    John & Sylvia Nunn

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lane to farm is badly pot-holed instructions say turn at house painted blue ..."

    Lane to farm is badly pot-holed instructions say turn at house painted blue which it is but its a very pale blue easily missed at first glance

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The lane you mention is a public highway and pot holes are routinely reported to the local council for repair. The directions to The Cottage have been updated with 'pale blue' as the paint colour has faded over time - thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage, well equipped and wonderful quiet location."

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very nice and cosy cottage one I would recommend to family and friends"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage made us all (including our dogs) feel very welcome and were so friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is lovely and is in a beautiful location. We are definitely going to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "The Perrymans were wonderful hosts and I enjoyed staying at this well-appointed cottage in a tranquil location in West Devon."

    The cottage had all amenities needed for a relaxing stay including a dishwasher and access to a washing machine. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the hosts made me feel truly welcome. I'll definitely stay again and can recommend this lovely Cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    A very warm welcome from the owners. Exceptionally well equipped

    Reviewed by Patricia M J5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very friendly welcome, could not fault anything."

    A very welcome break after a strenuous year.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our hosts, Martyn and Christine were really accommodating."

    The cottage was really well equipped and clean and they gave us a lovely tour of their buildings including Christines studio. They helped us enormously with our walks, ensuring that we didn’t get lost and gave us some great advice about the area. Sykes cottages have been very clear with their communication and very helpful when I told them we would be arriving a day later. Overall a really great experience

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cosy cottage and the space is really well planned; it was perfect for our family of 4."

    Really well located and in easy reach of Castle Drogo, Fingle bridge, Houndtor, etc and many other lovely river and Tor walks. Our kids loved exploring the Tors and river swimming. The cottage is in a lovely quiet rural location, and tucked away from the main Dartmoor tourist hotspots, which we really appreciated in these Covid times.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2020

  • "The owners were lovely and kind"

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage in a perfect spot for Dartmoor walks."

    Loved the log fire in the lounge to relax with in the evening. The owners live next door and are really nice and helpful. Great for an escape! Will go again when we need to recharge the batteries on Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Oct 2019

  • "We have been using this property for several years, we love it so much, that's why we keep coming back!"

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2019

  • "The owners are the most friendly and hospitable we have met in a long while."

    Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Lovely location, comfortable cottage and hassle free booking service enabled us to enjoy a wonderful week in Devon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time, the children loved the horses and we loved the veg patch!"

    It was idyllic, the cottage had everything we needed and was more of a home than a holiday cottage. We will be back!! X

    Reviewed by Georga5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Cottage was an absolute delight, well equipped cosy & comfortable."

    The bed was very good, great mattress & pillows. The setting is lovely we spent a lot of time watching the birds in the garden & on the lane. Lots of things to do locally and two good villages, Chagford & Moretonhampstead. Our hosts were very friendly & helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "A perfect cottage to stay in - very comfortable, cosy and with all the facilities we wanted."

    Loved the garden. The owners were lovely and made us and our dogs very welcome. The area is outstandingly beautiful. I thoroughly recommend The Cottage and the area. In fact we've already booked to stay for two weeks next year,

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "It was exactly what we hoped it would be, a cottage on a farm, off the beaten track."

    The cottage had everything we needed in it, a short drive to the nearest town and easy to get to places from. We had a great time

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and the wood burner very welcome."

    It was good to have access to secure areas on the farm for the dog to be off lead. The owners were very welcoming. The locality was ideal for touring around Dartmoor villages and great walks. The constant hot water was very welcome - the only slight negative being that the pressure was too low for the hand held (non electric) shower.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was a lovely country cottage, very cosy with the log burner going."

    A very quiet location even though it’s next to a lane, which very few cars use. The owners were very friendly & helpful & let us use one of their fields for walking our dog. An ideal location to explore Dartmoor

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage was absolutely lovely, with typical country furniture in a very good shape and an oven which we fired every evening."

    Very quite, but a bit lonely. You always have to use your car for everything you need. But you are allowed to take vegetables from the garden (very nice).

    Reviewed by Genevieve4.7Aug 2018

  • "I am a bit wary of cottages with the owners living next-door, but in this case they are such interesting and lovely people that it was a bonus."

    The cottage, its setting, location etc. are all excellent. Two minor positives I think are also worthy of mention - 1.) The fridge has a small freezer compartment. This was great in that it meant I did not have to go off in search of fresh fish / meat every couple of days. 2.) the DVD is actually a Blu-ray player. The first I have seen in a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything has been perfect."

    The house was cozy. The owner was lovely and very helpful. I could phone the agency and actually speak to someone and they were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Apr 2018

  • "Christine and Martin were wonderful hosts, I had some of the best days of my life staying the cottage and being allowed to help with the new mums and lambs on the farm and so did my children."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor living room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Outhouse
  • Electric fires with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

The property

This sweet little cottage is attached to a farmhouse on a traditional Devon farm.

It is a wonderfully peaceful spot, with the 300 acre farm to wander, where you are likely to see wild duck on the ponds and plenty of other wildlife in this rural idyll.

The farmer will even provide you with fresh veg to cook when it is available.

The living room has plenty of character with big beams and a cosy wood burning stove, and leads to a dining area and well equipped kitchen.

Stairs wind up from the living room to the two bedrooms which share the bathroom.

This is excellent walking country, with lanes and footpaths to wander and Castle Drogo in its dramatic wooded valley, and you can dry your coats and boots in the outhouse by the cottage.

The open space of Dartmoor is within easy reach, as is the friendly little town of Chagford with its inns and interesting little shops.

For the bright lights of the city head to Exeter, 17 miles away, or take your buckets and spades to the beach, about 20 miles away.

This is a friendly little cottage with stunning countryside to explore.

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

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About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and a seasonal, open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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