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Chagford, Devon Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pet Free

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a fantastic place, very cozy with underfloor heating, Aubrey and Judi were fantastic, we like to leave the car and walk and it was a perfect location to do this, such a beautiful area with amazing views, if you want to venture out in the car lots of things to do within a short distance."

    Would defiantly go back again

    It was lovely to have met you both and we were so glad that you managed so many walks despite the rain. We are also really pleased that you discovered the 'Cake Lady' in Chagford. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "We cannot speak highly enough of both the property and the lovely owners."

    The property is beautifully presented, and the welcome pack of bread, milk and fresh fruit was a treat. Everything is so well thought out, we were very impressed. The owners, Aubrey and Judi were so kind from the moment we arrived to our departure. We were treated like family, and could not have been made to feel more welcome. Our break was a real joy.

    Thank you for your kind comments. It was so nice to have met you and we enjoyed getting to know you both.Not being not very tech savvy we really appreciated the hints on how to get Netflix and Iplayer etc. and now Trilbys TV is a real 'hub of entertainment!. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Audrey and Judi have done everything to make our stay perfect and we could not have asked for a better host."

    It was a delight to have met you both and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Trilbys. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a small but cosy house with a beautiful garden."

    The owners are very nice people. We loved staying there for a week!

    It was a pleasure to meet you both and to welcome you to Trilbys. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week's stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by L.a4.7Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful hosts and a lovely place to stay for peace and quiet."

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you had a lovely holiday despite the wind and the rain. It was lovely to have met you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina Violet5.0Nov 2022

  • "We couldn't find any faults at all, it's a really lovely place to stay,the owners are so nice and welcoming, beautifully decorated and furnishings, highly recommended."

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Trilbys even though the weather was a bit indifferent! It was a great pleasure to have met you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Trilbys."

    Aubrey and Judi were the perfect hosts, extremely welcoming and thoughtful, the absolute opposite of overbearing, yet you felt like they were there to help if needed. The cottage is extremely well-equipped and in a beautiful location. It feels like a real lot of care and thought has gone into making the cottage as nice and enjoyable to stay in as possible, every detail has been considered inside, and they even offered to fill the bird feeders for us so we could watch the birds from the kitchen window. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone, especially for a quiet, relaxing, and stress-free holiday. (Note for Aubrey and Judi: we did pick the sloes and we will make sloe gin for Christmas!)

    Thank you for your kind comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Trilbys. We hope that the sloe gin will be imbued with the flavour of 'a late summer on Dartmoor!' Aubrey & Judi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved Trilbys and had a wonderful week."

    With the router installed there were no problems with internet connection at all so this should be reflected in the description of the cottage. I was impressed with the attention to detail of the owners, who thought of everything, from the furnishing of the cottage, down to the lovely, generous welcome pack. Our only suggestion would be to make a simple map available (if possible) before arrival, of the roads around Chagford and the cottage. But it was just delightful.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2022

  • "The perfect hideaway on Dartmoor."

    Well appointed providing a peaceful place to relax and enjoy a most beautiful environment.The traditional walled garden offers a place to read, paint, engage with nature and relax. The location of the accommodation offers walkers an opportunity to discover the lanes and walk on the moor. Nearby Chagford is a resource worth visiting offering individual shops and facilities, a place fir breakfast, lunch or dinner. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and the accommodation had everything that we required to enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage,owners were very friendly and helpfull,nothing was to much trouble."

    Only drawback was lack of phone and wi-fi signal,but only a minor issue.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7May 2022

  • "Brilliant in every way"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very relaxing and peaceful ."

    Aubrey and Judie are the perfect couple would definitely go and visit again.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful garden, lovely cottage exceptionally clean, very well equipped, friendly owners."

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "First class accommodation, super clean, very friendly hosts, superb private walled garden with plenty of bird life!"

    Beautiful peaceful area with plenty of varied walking and spectacular views from hilltops. 20 min walk into pretty Chagford with excellent shops and pubs. Very generous welcome pack! Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely location with very helpful hosts."


    Reviewed by Carmelita5.0Apr 2021

  • "If Carling did cottages."

    ..wonderfully appointment cottage in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The hospitality of the hosts was the icing on the excellent cake."

    No trouble was spared to make our stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful dwelling and a real credit to the owners."

    We wanted for nothing.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2020

  • "Trilbys is a delightful bolt hole for a relaxing stay."

    It is presented in tip top condition and is very well equipped. There is no wifi, but honestly that was a bonus! The owners are adjacent and are extremely friendly and helpful. A highlight is the lovely little walled garden where you can take the evening sun and chill. The bedroom overlooks the garden and the trees beyond, and it was a lovely view to wake up to. Bird feeders are dotted around and kept well supplied, so there was always plenty of activity there to keep anyone with even a passing interest in nature amused. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage, in the grounds of the owners' home but with its own beautiful private garden."

    Please don't be put off by the proximity of the owners. They are the perfect hosts, gave us total privacy but stopped to chat whenever we wanted to, and they are incredibly kind, interesting people. The cottage has that perfect combination of original features and high-quality mod cons! The underfloor heating is a particularly comfortable touch. The weather varied wildly, but indoors we were never too hot or cold. The garden is so beautiful that it made me take up a sketch pad for the first time in years! The nearby village has everything you need (Spar chemist etc. - and make sure you visit a shop called Random'!) there are interesting towns in the area, and the wild Dartmoor scenery is breathtaking. There are plenty of gorgeous lakes which also make it an ideal spot for keen fishermen/women and the trout is one of the best things I've tasted. Many thanks to Aubrey and Judi for your kindness and generous hospitality! We'll come back, I'm sure. (Please note, this is not a venue for those who want internet or mobile phone access! But there is a TV and radio, it's only a 10 minute walk to 4G cover, there's a landline phone so your loved ones can reach you, and it's perfect for a digital detox!)

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant setting - quiet and peaceful."

    Near to brilliant little town of Chagford and Dartmoor walks. The cottage, though small is really well equipped - providing you're happy to be wifi-free and out of phone signal reach. We were! Above all, the proprietors are absolutely lovely and extremely willing to help with any query or problem.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very narrow lanes to access cottage."

    Satnav accurately takes you to property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is a beautifully located, peaceful cottage which is the best equipped we've ever stayed in."

    It's immaculately presented with a very high standard of cleanliness and decoration. The underfloor heating downstairs was a real bonus. The owners are the perfect hosts - friendly, generous and helpful, but unobtrusive. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2019

  • "Most lovely hosts - they could not do enough for us and had thought of every little detail."

    The cottage has been renovated to an extremely high standard and is very well equipped - much higher standard than is normally found in holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything about the property was of the highest standard; location, cleanliness and friendliness and hospitality of the owners."

    We would recommend highly and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Idyllic cottage, well appointed and furnished with a comprehensive welcome basket."

    All eventualities seemed to be covered for ensuring a stress free and relaxing holiday. Quiet location but convenient for visiting a wide variety of attractions. Really hospitable and helpful hosts. Would thoroughly recommend Trilbys for a vacation.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0May 2019

  • "Very happy with the whole owners very friendly and very helpful with directions on where to visit"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "Have been going to a variety of cottages over the last 25 years, this was probably the best."

    Delightful cottage, well appointed by owners who shared our ambitions for such a place, a very helpful and friendly couple as well. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Trilbys and would live to stay again."

    The warm and cosy little cottage, had everything we needed, plus a beautiful garden. Whilst there was no wi fi, we didn't miss it and didn't have to go far for a signal if we needed it. It's a perfect area for walking and such a friendly area. Judy and Aubrey were amazing hosts who so friendly, helpful and kind. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2019

  • "Our stay at Trilby's was amazing!"

    Our four nights felt like a full week in terms of the benefit we felt. Aubrey and Judi are the loveliest hosts we've met on Dartmoor. There was a beautiful hamper of useful goodies waiting and they were so helpful when our car wouldn't start on our penultimate day, it was really touching. Their lovely cottage is perfectly located for a truly peaceful stay and lots of long walks on the moor. We are definitely returning (and in all honesty didn't really want to leave...). Thank you both so much :)

    Reviewed by Manjit5.0Nov 2018

  • "We came to visit Trilbys cottage beforehand, so we knew about the lovely space and its high standard and qualities."

    We very much enjoyed the silence and stillness around the house; the beautiful garden; the richness of fine walks onto any direction through quiet lanes, and into the fields. Easy walking distance to Chagford (appr. 25 min) made our stay perfect - being close to this dynamic Stannary Town, but also in a nice remote distance not to be constantly seduced to drink coffees or teas in the many tearooms and pubs around. Some people might see it a problem that the cottage hasn't got regular wifi and poor mobile signal. We thought it a good opportunity to mainly connect to nature - and, now and then, allow us to chat with the very friendly owners, Judy and Aubrey. For us, regaular visitors to the area for over 20-odd yrs, it has been a very good 2 weeks stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ewan5.0Oct 2018

  • "We have used helpful holidays approximately 12 times and we have never been disappointed."

    Trilbys was superb in every way.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Sep 2018

  • "The owners are really nice people and made every effort to welcome us."

    The accommodation is very nice and well maintained. Its a bit off the beaten track but is secure and secluded. if you are an avid TV buff, I suggest you only visit when the weather is good. ****Owner response**** Thank you very much for your feedback, we're delighted to hear you liked the cottage and had a good holiday. We're sorry you had trouble with the television, it seems some rain had got into the aerial box which caused problems. We would like to reassure future guests that this has been fully resolved and the television is fully functional! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, TV/DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed walled garden at the rear with lawn, pond and patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no children and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Cottage has no WiFi due to weak signal, however there is a landline available for emergencies and short UK calls
  • Note: Access to parking is via narrow barn door.

The property

Nestled within the curtilage of the owner's beautiful thatched long house is Trilbys, a carefully converted end of a barn, situated perfectly with abounding countryside stretching up and over towards the picturesque town of Chagford.

This very quiet and peaceful area, with nothing more than the odd tractor and postman passing by, is a wonderfully romantic retreat for two boasting a cosy interior and an attractive English garden to the rear.

Stroll through the stable door and straight into the homely set up of the lounge, complete with a wall-mounted TV, dining table and chairs and ample storage containing crockery and cutlery for your use.

The galley-style kitchen is nicely appointed with fitted units and granite worktops, overlooking the wonderful exterior.

Upstairs is a country-style double room with an en-suite cloakroom for your convenience, whilst the shower room rests on the ground floor.

Step out to the rear of the property and admire the magical garden boasting a wild assortment of flourishing greenery amidst floriferous shrubs cascading up the stone walls, with a pretty bistro set positioned elegantly on the wonderfully kept lawn, for you to sit out and enjoy refreshments on a pleasant afternoon.

A delightful pond rests in the centre bringing with it an abundance of wildlife.

Resting at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park, offering walking aplenty; you can explore its open moorlands and deep river valleys.

Spend some time in the local town of Chagford, though small in size offers a variety of things to do, with shops, pubs and an open-air swimming pool.

The city of Exeter is further afield, offering a vibrant assortment of landmarks and attractions.

This delightful bolthole is to be enjoyed the year-round.

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 an 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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Note: No children.