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Hector's House

(Ref. 1082981)

Yelverton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (9)
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19 Customer Reviews

  • "As previous reviews stated, it is a lovely property, warm, comfortable, clean, well equipped and very conveniently situated."

    We would hope to return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing property."

    Everything you could possibly want. Big kitchen with all crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils. The range as others have mentioned is difficult to use due to faded controls. However a search online got us going. The two main bedrooms were huge, and plenty of room downstairs too. All rooms were well equipped and made the whole stay comfortable. The garden was lovely to walk around, and to relax in too. Plenty of information and communication from the owners when required.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Apr 2024

  • "Hector's House (Troy) is simply the best holiday property we have ever stayed in."

    There are all the kitchen utensils, knives, crockery and saucepans you could possibly want. The beds are comfy, the house lovely and warm, the garden large and secure. It was clear that at some point in the recent past it was a much loved family home. The road is very quiet indeed with almost no passing traffic and having a parade of shops a short walk away is just the icing on the cake. In a way I wish we hadn't stayed here as it has set an impossibly high bar for future holiday cottages. They will all inevitably be compared to this and come up short. Fashion victims won't like the patterned carpets and dark wood furniture, but we loved the very traditional décor. If you are going to oven cook use the nice new AEG, not the range as it is simpler and easier. We would have preferred summer duvets on the beds.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "We arrived on a wet evening to discover a lovely cosy house and a cream tea waiting."

    There was plenty of room for all of us and we had a really lovely stay. The weather was not particularly kind during our stay but we had usable days and always a warm home to return to. There are several National Trust properties within easy reach and we enjoyed the walk around Burrator reservoir. The Plymouth aquarium is a good wet weather attraction but it was quite busy when we visited. We owe a big thank you to the owners and would very much like to visit again. The house is very well equipped and had plenty to keep us occupied. It was nice to explore the garden and to see so many native flowers and plants on the hedge bank. Our visit to Cotehele House, on the sunny Friday, was certainly a highlight. There is so much to see and do there. We also enjoyed Yelverton and Tavistock. The Yelverton shops and Drake's trail are an easy walk from the house and managed to cater for most of our needs. I would definitely recommend 'Hector's House.

    Reviewed by A4.7Apr 2024

  • "As soon as we walked into this lovely warm, comfortable house it immediately felt like home."

    We have stayed in many of Sykes properties and this must be my favourite. Large comfortable rooms felt like your own home - with the many thoughtful touches that come with living in a house for a long time. The kitchen for me was a dream - brilliant, two ovens (please see note below), a proper full height fridge swallowed all my vegetables/salads and soups. An absolute delight to cook in with every utensil you could think of. Very close to the Yelverton shops, in particular The Game Larder, where they have every assortment of pies and quiches you can think of, and for those not inclined to cook, they offer takeaway roasts. A really enjoyable, comfortable stay enjoyed by all age groups. My Mum has mobility issues and with flat access when she visited it was perfect. Loved the lounge with three large sofas and I think 3 armchairs meant we could all sit together in preferred seating. Thank you too for the Welcome Pack - appreciatively enjoyed by all family members after a long journey. One point that flumouxed me was the Oven Knobs on the Range - the majority of the functions have been worn off over time or are only partially visible. It was only by frantic googling and downloading of the specific range instructions compared to blown up photographs of the knobs I managed to save a family roast dinner. Hopefully you will be able to find replacements on Ebay.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful old house perfectly situated to explore the area."

    On our arrival it was so lovely to walk into a warm house with a lovely cream tea waiting for us. Lovely touch and much appreciated. The house decor is dated, however this absolutely suits the property, and it has clearly been lived in by elderly people at some point with many assistance aids fitted around. We all agreed it is probably the most comfortable, well equipped, warm and spacious house that we have stayed in. The garden is beautiful; we would love to visit in the summer and enjoy the outdoor space more, which our dog certainly did. The owners have thought of everything, even down to providing a dog bed, towels and bowls. It’s just a short walk to the local parade of shops, which includes a local pub, and slightly further on to the cycle tracks and the moor. Great location to explore further afield, Plymouth, Plymbridge Woods, Tavistock and of course Dartmoor itself, with splendid walks around Burrator Reservoir and Sheep’s Tor. We would definitely recommend staying here and would love to revisit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Simply the best we have ever stayed in, spacious, clean, warm, extremely well equipped, ample parking and centrally located for our needs."

    The beds were comfortable, the living room furniture was good and the kitchen had a wow factor and to top it off everything worked! Should we again visit with our extended family, we would make this our first choice.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Feb 2024

  • "We found Hector's House to be a spacious, comfortable, well equipped home from home."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic January break at Hector's House."

    The property is ideally located for easy access to Dartmoor and to Plymouth. There's also a parade of shops and a great pub within a very short walking distance of the house. The large, warm and extremely comfortable property is well appointed throughout with the thoughtful owners providing everything that you might need. The attractive garden is fully enclosed making it ideal for visitors with dogs and for sitting outside in warmer weather. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hector's House and hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2024

  • "We love this place, it’s the second time we’ve stayed here and it’s perfect for our needs."

    Wonderful location, secluded but easily accessible. Has excellent facilities with the best equipped kitchen I’ve experienced. For us it’s about seeing family and this house gives us the best opportunity to spend quality time with them.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2023

  • "The welcome pack of scones, jam, cream, tea and coffee was lovely."

    The house is very spacious and the gardens are a dogs paradise, with lots of places to play hide and seek. Very well situated for trips to Plymouth, Dartmoor and Cornwall. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely two weeks in Hectors House!"

    The house had everything you need and more! We had a one year old with us and they provided a lovely cot, a high chair and even put a stair gate in for us! We were there for a wedding and it was good to have such a well equipped house with an ironing board, etc! We were welcomed with scones and cream and some lovely Cornish tea, coffee and jam! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "A spacious home with a lovely garden and plenty of parking."

    Great facilites including a bar b que, sun shades, plenty of outdoor seating, a piano, 3 toilets, a freezer and 2 fridges... More than enough crockery, glasses & cutlery. Very well equiped kitchen. Great location. And the cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in. Throughly enjoyed the Cream Tea provided by the owners. Would highly recomend Hector's House. Definitely a 5* Holiday Home.

    Reviewed by Valeire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely part of the world."

    We'll equipped and spacious.

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hector’s House."

    Spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting out after a day of sight seeing. The house is in a great area close to Dartmoor with lots to do and see. The property owners were kind and helpful, can’t wait to go back again. We would definitely recommend Hector’s House.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2023

  • "We are a group of old friends returning after staying here last year."

    Hector’s House is spot on for our needs.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Hector's House, spacious accommodation well equipped and cleaned to a high standard, the welcome cream tea was very nice and much appreciated, would not hesitate in recommending to anyone."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a wonderful house which has ample space inside and out."

    The kitchen is the best equipped kitchen we’ve encountered and we’ve rented lots of properties in this area. Great location with easy access and plenty of parking. It is also suitable for this less able and my 84 year old mother appreciated the various supports throughout the property. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "Am pretty sure that the house was previously a care home or occupied by elderly people."

    The decor was very old world as was the furniture and bathroom fittings, but I must admit that we all felt very comfortable in the house. The rooms were very big and the beds were top class, furniture was highly polished and a couple of items could have been antique. Clenliness was very good, only one very minor item needed repair when we arrived that was the toilet roll holder. Equipment was second to none, everything that anyone could need and far in excess of expectations. Thanks for a very pleasent stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Oct 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and basin, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with piano
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, electric range, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 2 x TV, WiFi, selection of books, board games and piano
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Private driveway for 4 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, summer house and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Situated in the heart of Yelverton and county of Devon, is this traditional four-bedroom cottage, Troy.

Standing at a generous size, the cottage can accommodate up to eight guests, offering an idyllic setting for a peaceful family trip to the South Coast.

A sought-after private driveway, large enough to fit four cars, will welcome you, enveloped by well-kept greenery and blossoming gardens.

On entering the cottage, hang up your belongings and kick off your boots before heading through to the homestyle sitting room, boasting a Devon slate gas fire, Smart TV, a selection of board games, and a choice of books for avid readers.

Reaching the kitchen and the adjoining utility/storage area, you'll find all amenities to assist you with your self-catering requirements, certain to entice the budding chef of the family.

Continuing to impress, reach the opulent dining room and its direct views into the rear garden, setting a fitting spot for family meals, a games night or even a performance on the piano.

This floor is complete with a cloakroom, along with access to the enclosed wrap-around garden, both child and pet-friendly, perfect for a late-night barbeque or for peaceful relaxation surrounded by the essence of nature.

Heading upstairs to large and bright bedrooms, be spoilt for choice by two king-size rooms with TV, ample storage, and adjoining lounge areas, one of which has an en-suite shower, along with two twin rooms and a family bathroom.

As a base, Yelverton is well-connected, offering cycling and walking routes to nearby villages, along with ample choice for dine-out plans.

For sunny days out, head over to Devil's Point Park, take in the crystal waters of Foggintor Quarry, or discover the elegant grounds of Elizabethan Gardens.

To suit all ages and tastes, why not visit Dartmoor Zoo, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, or National Trust - Buckland Abbey, all offering a wealth of events, exhibitions, and activities to get involved with?

To explore the surrounding county, visit Dartmoor National Park and the famous Pew Tor, tour Canonteign Falls and its natural waterfalls, or enjoy the tranquillity of Burrator Reservoir.

Choose Troy as your abode for a relaxing family break in South Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Tavistock 5.7 miles; Plymouth 9.5 miles; Salcombe 21.9 miles

The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drakes trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Drake Manor Inn and The Royal Oak which provide a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas