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Groves Fishleigh

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Hatherleigh, Devon Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful weeks holiday at Groves Fishleigh!"

    Beautiful location very relaxing

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful week at Groves Fishleigh, the cottage is as beautiful as the surrounding countryside and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming."

    The beds are extremely comfortable and the property is spacious but still feels cosy, we couldn't have asked for more. The location was perfect for us and allowed us to easily visit both Dartmoor and Exmoor.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was clean and cozy with everything we needed. The location is ideal as a centre for getting out and seeing everything. The garden was dog proof and the house ideal for managing them. Malcom and Zoe were very welcoming and we felt very relaxed and at home - we will hopefully return before too long!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, warm comfortable spacious property."

    The parking area and garden being totally fenced and secure was perfect for the dog and my peace of mind due to the fields next door having lambs. The owners are just lovely, came and welcomed us when we arrived, saw them a couple of times in passing and had some lovely chats with them. So remote and peaceful the only noise was nature, so perfect. I would love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Groves Fishleigh to anyone.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely holiday cottage and very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Dec 2023

  • "We highly recommend Groves Fishleigh."

    The beautiful cottage is full of character and is in a perfect setting to relax and unwind plus there are endless walks and places to visit.The dogs had a great time and will sleep for a week!! Also Malcolm and Zoe are a lovely couple and without being intrusive were always on hand should you wish to know anything.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a beautiful area."

    Perfect location for exploring. The owners were so friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect location for our dogs!"

    Once the gate was closed they were able to run round as much as they wanted to. Make sure you keep driving on the lane because it is a dead end where the cottage is so don't think you've missed it! Agree with other comments in that you have to take all the basics with you as the only thing there was toilet paper & hand-wash. There were a lot of flies in the cottage as it was so warm & the windows were open but I'd taken a citronella candle with me which really helped. Also, lots of cobwebs & spiders but it's in the middle of the country so it's to be expected Only disappointment was that there wasn't a welcome pack there which I've always had at previous cottage bookings. Even something as simple as a couple of teabags & a pint of milk would've been gratefully received. However, it was in a perfect location for Devon.& Cornwall & loads of National Trust properties within an hour's drive & I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sally-ann4.7Jun 2023

  • "This was one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, but read the directions carefully, as we went to the wrong house."

    It is exactly 1.5 miles down a narrow lane, and you have to go to the very end of the lane. don't expect the frills, the cottage is comfortable but basic. No Wi Fi , no dishwasher, if you need a fancy coffee machine take it with you. To nit pick i would have liked bigger bath towel, and an extra tea towel, but we could have asked the on site owners for them. Would we go again ? Certainly, it was ideal for us.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4May 2023

  • "The cottage is located at the end of a lane and when you turn into the drive your are greeted with this fabulous thatched roof cottage."

    On arrival we were greeted by Malcolm the owner who is very pleasant and welcoming. The inside of the accommodation is equally appealing to the eyes, fabulous downstairs layout very comfortable with the log burner. Upstairs well laid out and the two master bedrooms had excellent storage for two persons. Single room would certainly suit a single occupancy. Kitchen was well equipped. Outside areas were dog friendly and also secure for a young child. The Tarka trail runs alongside the rear of the cottage and it is a great walk across the field through the woods and anther field to the lane and then to the village, took us 40 minutes with the dogs as they love to explore. Cottage is well located to travel to beaches at Bude and further south to Padstow. Road network is good. Overall we had a fabulous week. Good 4 G signal on EE, we ran our firestick on phone hotspot with no issues.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Gorgeous homely cottage."

    Super nice owners that are on hand if needed. The surrounding grounds, cottage and barns also beautiful. Just be aware of track/lane down to cottage in wet weather is slippery and muddy. Also Google with Post code took me to half way down lane. Ignore that just keep going right to the end and new drive being done. I found hot spotting my Internet from ee provider worked very well with my amazon fire stick. I did a little work on laptop too. The fur kids loved running through the field, stream and woods. Watched the world go by with the friendly ducks.(owners put away and let out each day, which my girls took while to except it was OK so no need to Bark!silly monkeys) You are fully enclosed in once gate is shut so very settling as a dog owner. Wood floors so easy with dogs. Lovely bath and powerful shower. I forgot to take salt and pepper and hand soap, but easily pick up down in village shops or Okehampton. Good spot to go to dartmoor and surrounding area. Or pop across the coast. Then come back for hot chocky in front of the lush log burner. Definitely a lovely cottage to stay and relax in :)

    Reviewed by Nadia4.1Nov 2022

  • "Perfect holiday cottage very spacious 3 comfortable bedrooms lovely kitchen quite rural great for dogs use of large field adjacent to cottage the tarker trail runs through grounds only one problem the terrible Wi-Fi."


    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage surrounded by amazing countryside."

    The owners couldn't have been more helpful. Would certainly recommended Groves Fishleigh.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week at this picturesque cottage and particularly liked the outdoor space where we sat out every evening watching the beautiful sunsets."

    The accommodation was clean, spacious, very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Malcolm and Zoe were friendly and welcoming, we would definitely book again a very enjoyable stay and a good location for visiting the hot spots in North Devon.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "An idyllic place to stay in a beautiful location."

    We were made to feel very welcome and at home from the moment of arrival. The hosts were extremely approachable and were there to answer any queries. Highly recommend this place to others.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location hosts really friendly perfect for dogs a really quiet retreat to relax would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing stay at a fantastic cottage!"

    Both Nelson and Drake our Golden Retrievers loved it as well! Malcolm and Zoe were great hosts!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property was great - well priced and clean."

    The owners were fab - not intrusive at all which meant a lot to us!!! Hoping to book again for next year - probably a fortnight!!!

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Groves Fishleigh."

    Fabulous idyllic setting, comfortable spacious accommodation and lovely owners in Malcolm & Zoe. We will definitely return. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an idyllic setting surrounded by glorious countryside."

    Very welcoming and friendly owners. Was a fabulous getaway. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    The property is beautiful and surrounded by farm fields with access straight onto part of Tarka Trail. Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away. The owners are lovely and very friendly. A truly lovely holiday evening though it was February and weather was not great. 10 out of 10 from us.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in the cottage."

    The owners Malcolm and Zoe were lovely and so helpful! The fridge gases went whilst we were staying and there was a new fridge ready to be fitted at 8.30am in the morning having told them about it at 6.30pm the night before! The cottage is beautiful and the surroundings lovely. Our dogs loved the freedom of being able to wander in and out by themselves. The only thing we would say is we didn’t find the directions easy ~ it really it right at the end of the road as far as you can go! Thank you for a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Justine4.4Aug 2021

  • "Perfect cottage in a tucked away location."

    Lots of great walks for the dogs. Hosts are lovely and helpful. We had a really lovely break and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a tranquil setting."

    The only negative being no wifi

    Reviewed by Angie3.4Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is just as pretty as it looks on the photos on the outside and it is in a beautiful location with lots of walks nearby."

    However the things that let it down which may sound trivial but are really needed (especially as its in Devon and the weather is never guaranteed) there is nowhere to dry your clothes or towels only a clothes airer which doesn't do much. There is no mobile phone reception and no wifi at all which sounds lovely but very frustrating if you are looking for somewhere to visit or to see what time opening hours places can't check until you are at least halfway down the lane (approx 3/4 mile from the house). The cottage feels abit unloved as there are also some repairs that need to be done..shower screen seal broken, toilet seat needs replacing, paint peeling and for the price we paid this was a let down. If these few things were sorted then we would recommend this place again and again as it is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Louise1.9Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful setting very peaceful and relaxing."

    Owner greeted us when we turned up which was lovely. Would recommend booking this property 100%, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "See our review on TripAdvisor https://www."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful, it was lovely to escape from the real world and just enjoy the peace and tranquillity."

    Malcolm and Zoe were a great couple, couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by D J5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely rural setting."

    Friendly approachable hosts. Fenced area at front of property with 5bar gate to allow dogs off lead. Sheep, ducks and wildlife to observe and part of Tarka Trail to explore. Lovely open plan living space. Well equipped kitchen. Nearby `Well Made` Cafe for delicious lunches with horticulture gardens and livestock to visit. War Horse Museum close by within working farm with tractor trailer ride, watch milking, feed calves. Forestry Commission reserve near Folly Gate for dog walking and nearby Nature Reserve. A lovely peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jun 2019

  • "2nd year at this place and loved both occasions it’s a hidden gem in Devon ..."

    2nd year at this place and loved both occasions it’s a hidden gem in Devon Will be there next year as well loved every minute

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "What a wonderful place this is."

    quiet and comfortable. a place to relax and watch the wildlife. The owners malc and zoe were there with advice on where to go and checked that everything was alright for us. we will be recommended the Grove to everyone we know.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Apr 2019

  • "We were made very welcome by Malcolm and Zoey."

    A little gem in Devon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "This cottage is terrible value for money: absolute minimum of everything from a half roll of loo roll no extra binliners, no coffee pot, not a tin of salt or tea bag upon arrival."

    NO WIFI. NO CELL SERVICE. The "patio" is a picnic table in the car park. "Cider House Rules" posted all over do not lend an air of welcome. And the only time we saw the owners was 5 minutes when we arrived. The only real positive were very comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Richard2.2Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful location in very peaceful spot but with many top quality attractions and walks in easy reach."

    With the weather as it was Devon and Cornwall can better any overseas holiday, with Bude and Woolacombe beaches fighting for top spot with the children. For the others Rosemoor and Arlington Court topped their list.

    Reviewed by Robin3.8Jun 2018

  • "This cottage is set 1."

    5miles from Hatherleigh in a absolutely beautiful setting. If you are after a tranquil and rural setting then this is the one for you. The Granary is beautiful. Everything you would need for a family get away! Don't let the lack of wifi put you off! The countryside is calling you to explore! The cottage is beautiful, the kitchen has everything you would need (no dishwasher). The shower in the bathroom is excellent - you feel like you have had full body massage! The log burner is a real asset. Upstairs the bedrooms have everything, comfy beds, wardrobes and TV's. Malcolm and Zoe are brilliant hosts and are always on hand if you need anything. We will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in rural location."

    However, if you have small dogs the garden is not secure as they can get through the bar gate. Hopefully the owner will put some stock fencing onto it on the lower half to prevent this. Also, no welcome pack, not one single teabag or milk etc.for arrival so be aware and stock up before arrival.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.2Feb 2018

  • "My kind of holiday."

    Relaxing quiet. Lovey owners; helpful and kind. Cottage was super. Remote (which for me was perfect) but you do need to think of everything you might need for this type of holiday in terms of consumables. All in all a super time and will definitely be going back. Grateful thanks to Malcolm and Zoe (owners)

    Reviewed by Verna5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage near a small friendly village with two great pubs."

    Great for exploring Devon/Cornwall or just for relaxing.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2017

  • "Over all the cottage was very comfortable."

    The only criticism would be that there is no area to relax out side, if a small rear garden would or could be created it would enhance the property and increase the appeal.

    Reviewed by Joe4.8Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage beautiful location but a little remote."

    Malcolm and Zoe very friendly.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.2Apr 2017

  • "Very nice extremely nice hosts, lovely location we totally relaxed."

    We thought at first not having wifi would be a problem but no without it meant we could totally shut off from business.

    Reviewed by Alister5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic holiday, fantastic cottage and location in a tranquil setting met all expectations and lovely welcomeing hosts."

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.8Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front courtyard with BBQ
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Hatherleigh 1.5 miles.

An attractive detached, thatched barn conversion situated next to the owner’s home at the end of a country lane, 1.5 miles from the Devon market town of Hatherleigh and within walking distance of the popular Tarka Trail.

Set in an isolated position, but close to neighbouring farms, this lovely Hatherleigh cottage provides a quiet rural retreat.

Inside this cottage near Hatherleigh, there is a large sitting room with a woodburner, ideal to relax in front of after a day exploring the Tarka Trail.

Also on the ground floor are a kitchen and a family bathroom, whilst the bedrooms on the first floor boast lovely views of the surrounding rolling green countryside.

There is so much to see and do from your Devon cottage, with interesting craft shops and a thatched pub in Hatherleigh, to the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park which is within easy reach.

Fabulous surfing on the North Cornwall Coast, along with the delights of the Eden Project can be enjoyed within an hour’s drive, but even closer to your Hatherleigh cottage are Okehampton Castle, the gardens at Torrington and the War Horse Valley Family Park at Iddesleigh.

This delightful Hatherleigh cottage provides a comfortable base where you can relax amongst the Devon countryside.

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About the location


Okehampton 7 miles.

Hatherleigh is an ancient market town consisting of cob and thatch cottages situated in the heart of rural Devon. Hatherleigh lies in the Torridge Valley just seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is a wonderful central location for the coast to coast long distance trail, which includes the popular Tarka Trail. The town itself offers a varied selection of interesting craft shops, country inns and cafes. Within driving distance are Okehampton Castle, the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and even to the dramatic surfing beaches around Bude. Hatherleigh’s central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this area of Devon.