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Nuthatch Cottage

(Ref. 1103740)

Sourton near Okehampton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed in Nuthatch with two young children."

    Whilst some other family stayed in the other cottage here. We received a very warm welcome and we all loved our stay. The gardens were lovely and well kept. The rooms were nice and the bed in the main bedroom was a good size for all four of us to comfortably fit in of a morning. The cottage was well set up for kids but could have done with a stair gate and a second baking tray for our dinners. It was quiet even though we were next to the road and the boys were able to safely run between the cottages to visit family whenever they wanted. The cake Sally made for our arrival was yummy. We had a lovely bbq but if you are planning to have one during your stay ensure to bring some metal utensils with you. Thank you for a great stay.

    Thank you for your suggestions. I have now supplied another baking tray and BBQ utensils. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "The owners offer a great break."

    The accommodation is spotless & they don’t invade your privacy whilst you are there. Garth Jones

    Reviewed by Garth5.0May 2024

  • "There was no phone signal."

    The WiFi was patchy as you had to find a spot in the lounge to connect to

    Thank you for your feedback. Since your review, we have updated the WiFi and there is now a good signal throughout the cottage. Due to the proximity of Dartmoor, mobile phone reception depends on your network. The Three network (and SMARTY sim cards) give good reception here and that's what we use. O2 is generally available upstairs. EE and Vodafone can be variable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2023

  • "We were fortunate enough to stay in this delightful cottage for 4 weeks and from start to finish, it has been a wonderful experience."

    Sally and Malcolm made every effort to ensure we were fully catered for and were continually helpful. They have made a beautiful oasis of a garden which we used to its fullest benefit. If it wasn't for the fact that we are moving to Dartmoor, we would definitely come back. We have nonetheless recommended the cottage to our family and friends. Thank you so much Sally and Malcolm!

    Reviewed by Manjit5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Nuthatch Cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. We had an initial problem with wifi, but they resolved it by providing a plug-in router extender. The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped, and the garden is lovely. It's in a great location for visits to numerous National Trust properties as well as the Dartmoor National Park. We also enjoyed a trip on the South Devon Steam train. Overall, a lovely place to stay!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2023

  • "The property was as described, excellent."

    The photos listed were exactly what we got. The owners were very helpful on our arrival complete with a welcome cake,milk etc.This was our first experience with Syles and will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2022

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  • 1 x super-king-size bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • 1 x twin (zip/link can be super-king on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available for guests to use
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawns, patio, furniture and ponds (shared with owners for access to their own property)
  • Charcoal BBQ available (bring your own charcoal)
  • Open-fronted sheltered storage for bikes on site (bikes can be hired close by)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome - please keep dogs under supervision and on leads in the garden areas (please enquire if you would like to bring along an additional dog)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are ponds in the garden, please take care
  • Note: Due to the convenient location of the property near an A road, some road noise may be heard.

The property

Okehampton 5 miles.

Situated next to the owner's home, Nuthatch Cottage in Sourton, Devon is the perfect place for couples or friends to choose for a romantic holiday or an easy-going break with friends.

Set in a mature garden with countryside views you'll be able to relax together in style while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and home comforts.

Entering the cottage, the kitchen/diner is a well-presented space equipped with essential appliances such as an electric oven, a halogen hob, and seating for four guests, ideal for catching up on the day's events over dinner.

From here, the sitting room is well-furnished and decorated to highlight original features, with a TV to keep you entertained in the evenings.

Upstairs, the bathroom has a shower and a bath, giving you the option for a quick rinse off or a long soak after a day of walking; the space also has a Velux window, which allows natural light to come in.

When sleep calls, the bedrooms are a perfect escape for you and your partner; choose between a super king size and a twin - both bedrooms have zip and link beds, making them flexible for couples, friends and families sharing.

Outside is where you can really enjoy the beauty of the local area; picture-perfect gardens with a lawn, ponds, and a delightful pergola with seating make a wonderful spot for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine while admiring the countryside views around you.

You can give yourself a break from cooking with one of the nearby country pubs serving home-cooked meals within easy reach, or venture into the market town of Okehampton.

Okehampton is a charming market town in the heart of Devon, best known for its impressive Okehampton Castle, as well as the stunning Meldon Viaduct and Nine Stones Circle.

There is a bus stop just outside the property with regular buses to Okehampton and Tavistock, a world heritage site with a popular pannier market.

The cottage is an ideal base for walking on Dartmoor with many walks, including the West Devon Way, Dartmoor Way and Two Castles Way just across the road.

There is also cycling and walking along the Granite Way and local walks to Lydford and surrounding villages.

The cottage is just a stones throw from Dartmoor National Park, a stunning area of natural beauty home to a number of fascinating attractions including Wistman's Wood, Bellever Forest and numerous tors.

Further afield, Exeter is a charming and historic city worth visiting, with its imposing cathedral and lovely parks, it's a great place for exploring and shopping, with a variety of boutiques and high-street stores to browse.

With countryside and character features, Nuthatch Cottage is an unbeatable escape, any time of year. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1128648, together sleeping 8 guests.

Palmers Farm Cottages

Palmers Farm Cottages is a collection of two cottage properties resting in the small village of Sourton, near Sourton Down, Devon. Offering off-road parking, well-presented living spaces, good access to nearby amenities, and superb views of the surrounding countryside, this pair of holiday properties is perfect for families or couples sharing, seeking a relaxing, self-catered stay in the heart of Devon, with the nearby Dartmoor National Park providing a wealth of exciting landmarks and locations to visit during your stay, including Wheal Betsy, Yes Tor, Norsworthy Bridge and Wistman's Wood. If you don't fancy cooking one evening, The Highwayman Inn serves traditional and vegan pub fare, whilst the Bearslake Inn, Dartmoor Inn or The Fox and Hounds towards Lydford offer a greater variety of dining options, or you could drive into Okehampton (just 10 minutes by car). A brief drive from Sourton in the opposite direction will take you to Launceston, where visitors can find the serene grounds of Coronation Park, pick up a pie or two from the Pie Stop, or even spend a day having fun at the Trethorne Leisure Park, which is just west of the town.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory: The Dartmoor Line now operates a service between Okehampton and Exeter every hour, 7 days a week. The town also has access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Note: There are ponds in the garden, please take care.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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