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Kintyre Cottage

Dulford, Devon (Ref. 959575)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Kintyre Cottage and the atmosphere provided by the racing stables was very special."

    It had everything that we needed and we much appreciated the help from Louise,

    Reviewed by IanJul 2022

  • "We had good week in a clean and comfortable cottage which had everything we needed for a nice stay in a lovely area not far from Exeter and the coast."

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "An excellent cottage with added benefits of being involved with the racing stables and watching the staff and horses, in an ideal pisiform touring most of Devon."

    It was also very lovely to have a tour of the stables and watch them train the horses. Excellent facilities within the cottage which was spotless on our arrival.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2022

  • "Kintyre Cottage is a delight, deserving of its 5 star rating in every regard."

    Reviewed by paulMay 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Kintyre Cottage."

    Its unique location being part of a racing stable is a plus for any horse racing fan. The cottage itself was spotless and well equipped with lots of extra touches. A highlight was the tour of the stables and being able to walk the dog on the gallops in the afternoons and take in the view. The Jurassic coast is in easy reach. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JoApr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, had a lovely tour of the Racing stables, the children loved it, it was a beautiful cottage home from home, everything we needed and in a lovely part of the country, we would certainly go again ."

    Mrs Millman was very welcoming, we couldn’t have hoped for better.

    Reviewed by KatharineApr 2022

  • "In over twenty years we must have stayed in at least thirty different cottages in Devon."

    Kintyre stands out simply because it is so well sorted and Mrs Millman has thought of everything. Good size rooms, comfy beds with top quality sheets and towels, even a decent telly, a generous bath and all the little details just perfect. The cottage is right in the middle of the racing stables, so give some consideration for the hard working team of grooms and jockeys, even at 6.30am. Perfect for a base within easy reach of M5.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "We came down to Devon for a family wedding an stayed to complete the week."

    Kintyre cottage is a comfortable and well equipped cottage. There was plenty of room to accomodate 6 adults and a golden retriever without us feeling crowded. It was great to see the horses going off and returning from their daily excercise, but a shame that we couldn't take the tour due to current covid restrictions. Only negative comment was a leaky tap in the upstairs bathroom. The area is lovely and has plenty of local options to eat or to visit. The two nearby pubs serve good food. Can also highly recommend the Five Bells at Clyst Hydon. Great stay. Can highly recommend

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, the area beautiful and its location as part of the stables was an added bonus, we really enjoyed the tour."

    There was lots of space, the décor was lovely and there was everything we needed and more. It was in easy reach of a lovely pub and surrounding villages and towns.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, plenty to do locally."

    We’d highly recommend Exmouth beach, Killerton and Crealy adventure park all not too far away.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Kintyre cottage."

    It’s a very well furnished cottage and we were very pleased with our stay there. Our toddler loved to see the horses passing by the cottage during the day and this fuelled his love of horses even more. Due to covid, the tours of the stables have been cancelled but I imagine they’ll be wonderful for adults and children alike once they’re back on. It’s worth noting the stair gate is at the bottom of the stairs - not a problem with our toddler so just to flag it - and the twin bed in the middle bedroom is a trundle bed rather than two twins. We’re about the buy a trundle for one of the children’s bedrooms so it was great to try before we bought! We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AbiJun 2021

  • "Everything was better than we expected, the cottage, the surroundings and the helpfulness of the owner."

    Couldn't be better.

    Reviewed by MoiraJun 2021

  • "Kintyre Cottage is positioned so that you can see the stable yard out of the rear windows."

    You can see the horses on their way to the gallops out of the front kitchen window. The owners were very friendly and gave us a guided tour of the Stable Yard - which was extremely interesting. We were also taken down to the Gallops to see how the horses train. The house has been furnished with high quality furnishing and fittings. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. A lovely place to stay and excellent for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay."

    So clean & tidy with everything you could need. More than accommodating and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LeanneOct 2020

  • "Have stayed before and this weekend did not disappoint."

    Had a brilliant weekend away with the family. Beautiful clear skies, quiet and lovely country side. This time we had a dog with us and it was just great to use the gallop in the afternoon for walks. Lovely sea side places to visit not too far away.

    Reviewed by AdrienneOct 2020

  • "Devon had just recovered from storm Ciara and when we arrived we had storm Dennis."

    However every day we went out Rain ,Wind or even shine. The cottage was everything you could want . Space, comfort, warmth and equipped with all you could want. The cottage is attached to a Horse Racing Stables and with that you get up close to horses, please take the tour if offered. You also get to walk your dog on the multi weather gallops after 13.00. Good base for days out to Dartmoor, Exmoor , Sidmouth, Exmouth, Lynton, Minehead. Master bedroom huge, other 2 bedrooms can fit 2 single beds. Great bathroom upstairs along with toilet and shower down stairs. Enclosed drive so dogs cant escape. Just to say as others have cottage was immaculate with quality facilities. Thanks again Louise.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Brilliant location."

    Brilliant cottage. Wonderful setting.. perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "Owners were outstanding"

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Kintyre cottage, very clean indeed spotless."

    Good sized rooms with a beautiful bathroom and a very useful downstairs shower room. Everything you need is reasonably close, beaches shops and pubs/restaurants. Very peaceful location and also unusual with the horse stables behind. We would definitely recommend the cottage and also to do the stable tour, which was very interesting.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely we had a great week, 2 of our party had a tour of the yard which was interesting."

    Only downside was no milk when we arrived so had to go out to supermarket before we could have a cuppa ( we left a pint in the fridge for the next guests). Also no bathrobes but it was warm enough to manage without.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2019

  • "Lovely modern cottage."

    Worked well for three adults and one dog! Great being able to walk around the Gallops in the afternoon with the dog. Lovely quiet location though most places to visit were easily reached. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "We all enjoyed Kintire cottage, however, the main bedroom was wonderful, however the second room only had one low wardrobe in, bedside table nowhere near bed, the third bedroom, had two lovely single beds and good chest of drawers, but no hanging space, in my opinion, really only suitable for children, we were two adult couples, 6 adults would have a problem."

    The bathroom was fabulous, as was the downstairs shower room

    Reviewed by GJul 2018

  • "Kintyre Cottage proved a wonderful base for our Devon family holiday."

    It is only 3 miles from the M5 and easy to find yet so remote and private. The cottage is really comfortable and we found the rooms to be larger than they appeared on the website, with great facilities. Our hosts Louise and Rod were very attentive and friendly without being intrusive in any way. Being horse-lovers ourselves it was a treat to have a tour of the yard with Louise and watch the racehorses go to the gallops across the road every morning. Two excellent pubs within walking distance (approx 0.5 mile) and lots of things to do within a short drive. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Kintyre Cottage was lovely, very comfortable and a good location."

    Reviewed by BenJun 2018

  • "Kintyre Cottage was excellent, wonderful surroundings, absolutely wonderful Hosts, could not recommend this highly enough."

    If you like horses and racing stables what better place, the racing staff are really friendly.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "An immaculate cottage with top quality facilities and décor offering a very unique experience."

    Attached to the training stables you really do get close up and personal with the working stable daily routine. If you take the free tour you'll be fascinated by the workings of the stables. The cottage itself has little extra touches with quality hand wash, soaps and miniature toiletries for guests use. The cottage was immaculate, beds, furnishings and kitchen were all high quality. If you want to get out and about it is so convenient, firstly finding the property is dead easy and then for location to the south coast of Devon resorts is only 30-40 mins away. Thank you for a lovely stay, we were there to meet up with family living in the area so not a 'normal holiday' but will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2018

  • "The whole experience whether it be dealing with yourselves or the Millmans was exceptional."

    ..... An utterly beautiful, picturesque, peaceful and comfortable place which suited our needs to a tee as we have 2 little ones who absolutely love the countryside and it was great for is because we have family in Devon and Cornwall and it was a great base for us..... We will certainly be returning in the future.... Kind Regards Phillip Maguire.....

    Reviewed by PhillipMar 2018

  • "We felt that this was a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    It might be better not to allow dogs as there were rather a lot of restrictions. For a family with children the outside space was very small, gravelled and when two cars were parked very little space. I ended up with a puncture from some sharp gravel that spoilt our last day.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, sitting room.
  • Oil central heating: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and adult bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and fixed stair gates available
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome - £35 per pet, per week
  • Off road parking for 1 car or 2 small cars
  • Paved patio area with furniture
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shops 4 miles
  • Beach 15 miles
  • This property has £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

Positioned on the edge of the breathtakingly beautiful Blackdown Hills in East Devon, this modern country cottage, lies just a few miles outside of the town of Cullompton, positioned down a narrow track, that leads to the Millman racing stables.

For horse lovers, walkers and those who are seeking a convenient position to explore the region, Kintyre Cottage is the perfect choice.

Immaculately presented by the stables owner who lives on site, Kintyre Cottage is elegant and beautifully furnished to a high standard throughout, with many luxury touches to ensure your stay is truly comfortable.

Step through patio doors into a superbly comfortable sitting room, adorned with interesting artwork and prints that connect the property to racing stables next door.

You can peek through the windows and enjoy the horses as they are tacked up for their daily exercise and from the kitchen you can watch them file past on their twice daily trip out to the gallops on the opposite side of the road.

A pristine and impressively well equipped kitchen has a dining area for family meals and there is a useful ground floor shower room.

Three elegant and comfortable bedrooms are on the first floor, the master, an opulent room with striking French renaissance style furnishings and bed, with views over the stables.

The main bathroom is spacious and luxurious with double-ended tub, separate shower cubicle, guest toiletries and luxury bathrobes adding a boutique touch.

Outside a delightfully pretty, enclosed gravel garden is also used for parking along with a furnished patio area for outside dining and relaxation.

Kintyre Cottage is dog friendly and guests can use the gallops when not in use to exercise dogs, and there are countryside walks from the doorstep.

A tour of the stables can also be arranged through the owners for those who wish to meet the horses.

The village pub is just under a mile away, and the shops, supermarkets and M5 at Cullompton is a five minute drive.

Visit the Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coastal resorts including Lyme Regis, Beer and Branscombe all just is under a 45 min journey.

Ideally placed for exploring, both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks can easily be reached and for family fun, Crealy Adventure Park and Escot are great days out.

Whether you intend on walking and enjoying the beauty of the Blackdown Hills or exploring the East Devon region, Kintyre Cottage is a wonderful base and will definitely not disappoint.

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

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About the location


Tiverton 6.5 miles; Exeter 16.4 miles; Exmouth 19.5 miles

The ancient town of Cullompton lies in the peaceful, green Culm Valley and is close to the magnificent Blackdown Hills an AONB. The bustling town is notable for its ancient market place with some beautiful half timbered, tudor looking buildings and the impressive 15th century St Andrew’s Church with its 120ft sandstone tower that can be seen across the landscape for miles. Well served with excellent transportation links including the M5, the town makes it a splendid base for exploring, with Exeter 16 miles, the sandy beaches at Exmouth, Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park all a half hour drive. The town has a good range of shops and restaurants and there are cycle trails, footpaths and bridleways galore to allow you to explore this beautiful region at your leisure.

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