- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
Reviews & Ratings
23 Customer Reviews
"Brilliant in every way"
"Very relaxing and peaceful ."
Aubrey and Judie are the perfect couple would definitely go and visit again.
"Wonderful garden, lovely cottage exceptionally clean, very well equipped, friendly owners."
"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.
"Lovely location with very helpful hosts."
"If Carling did cottages."
..wonderfully appointment cottage in a beautiful setting.
"The hospitality of the hosts was the icing on the excellent cake."
No trouble was spared to make our stay comfortable.
"A beautiful dwelling and a real credit to the owners."
We wanted for nothing.
"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.
"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!)
"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.
"Very narrow lanes to access cottage."
Satnav accurately takes you to property.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Very happy with the whole owners very friendly and very helpful with directions on where to visit"
"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.
"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.
"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 :)
"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.
"We have used helpful holidays approximately 12 times and we have never been disappointed."
Trilbys was superb in every way.
"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.
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- One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC
- Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
- 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.
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.
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.