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Ash Cottage

Longdown, Devon (Ref. 967284)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Window blind fell off while we were out."

    Response from owners was quick and they were very apologetic. Nice views across the fields with lots of pheasant. Very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2022

  • "Somewhat more remote than we realised."

    Very comfortable property. A quiet location though noisy pheasant in residence and flooring is wood and creaks a lot when walked on.

    Thankyou for the comments unfortunately there is not much we can do about Engelbert the pheasant it seems he has chosen us as his new home ,he has brought along his wife now she is nesting somewhere in the grounds. Hopefully we might have some chicks around soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday let; and thank you for the goodies on arrival"

    You are very welcome,thankyou for the comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MMar 2022

  • "This lovely cottage is exceptional along with the very kind friendly owners ."

    The pictures do not do justice . It’s much bigger inside than it looks and the views outstanding over Exeter, no matter the time of day or night .Having no car for three weeks due to breakdown the owners offered to help out as necessary and took me one morning at 6.45 am to Exeter when no taxis were available ! It’s totally private, quiet and welcoming . To put it simply this may be as good as it gets .

    Thankyou so much for your feedback it was a pleasure to help you out,hopefully see you again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "Very clean and tidy quiet and peaceful have been 3 o 4 times now ,will go again"

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage which we would highly recommend - thoughtful touches everywhere and perfect location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Ash Cottage is a lovely and cosy (it was always warm) cottage, it has everything you could need and the wifi is very good."

    We wanted perfect peace and quiet and that's what we enjoyed for the week we stayed. The enclosed patio area at the end would be fantastic in summer, during our stay in late October we didn't have a chance to use it. I particularly enjoyed sitting on the sofa and looking out over the hills to the distant lights of Exeter in the evenings. There were nice welcome goodies for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "On arrival we were pleasantly surprised."

    It was just like the pictures on sykes. The owners had left us 4 pints of milk some t bags and nice biscuits. Thanks. We had a lovely stay there. Had all the home comforts and we were able to use it as a good base for sightseeing. We were in exeter when the tour of britain cycling race came in. We visited a couple of beaches around the area. Went to killerton a national trust place. Worth a visit. We ate at the twisted oak on our last night. Meal was nice we shouldve eaten there more but the facilities in the cottage were good we cooked for ourselves quite a bit. The Alphington sainsburys was good to stock up on our food. In Exeter we parked in the quay which is free after 6. Loved the Quay.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2021

  • "The cottage met my expectations but the views exceeded them."

    It is a beautiful location, with lovely views all around the property. I do feel the shower needs to be better equipped for disabled visitors as many are unable to stand to shower.

    Reviewed by JulietSep 2021

  • "Stayed late August 2021."

    We felt that the directions to the cottage could be more comprehensive e.g by saying estimated distances before turning etc. On our day of arrival we tried to follow the instructions and went wrong twice and then trying to correct ourselves on the narrow roads was not easy. Very small points but the first bread knife that we used wouldn't have cut anything but then found another one tucked away in the drawer which was far better. Also tried to use another, what we thought was a sharp knife, to get into a pre-packed piece of cheese without any luck. Very comfortable and relaxing stay with no issues apart from the small points above. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Ash Cottage!"

    It was an easy commute to the coast, football golf (a winner with the kids!), Go Ape (another winner!) and local pubs and restaurants. Would highly recommend and look forward to our next stay! Linda and Martin

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely break and enjoyed staying at the cottage."

    We played golf at the 2 local courses. We made full use of the facilities of the cottage- barbecue and cooked meals - this is very unusual for us as we do normally eat out every night when abroad. The local pub is excellent but not opens Wed- Sunday afternoon. A nice relaxing location but close enough to the coast and local attractions.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "The level of equipment and cooking utensils was better than expected."

    The fridge freezer was on the small size for us. The location was ideal for us to explore the Devon coast line.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Quiet and peaceful with lovely views to the north and northeast. Good pub Very comfortable and hope to return soon

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Great location and facilities"

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2021

  • "A lovely, relaxing place in a private location."

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2021

  • "Very nice place quiet and cosy will go again Mrs Cobby"

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2020

  • "It's a quite retreat, well within easy travel time to most of the devon destinations"

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "Superb views towards Exeter and a lot further."

    A footpath at the bottom of the garden and a within a hundred metres or so there are more stunning views in the opposite direction to the south west and towards the sea. There are other footpath walks within a short walk from the house, some through woodland and some over hills. We walked up the lane a little way and down a lane to the left and saw two red deer one evening. A reasonably short distance from Exeter and also lots more exciting places to visit. In the other direction 10 - 20 minutes drive took us onto Dartmoor. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. There is normally a lot of wildlife to see in the field opposite but this had just been cut for hay and we didn't see much. An idea would be to have a map of the footpaths in the cottage.

    Reviewed by PatricJul 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts, was welcomed with a lovely afternoon tea."

    The cottage was cosy with a lovely outlook. The cottage had everything you would need like a home from home.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2019

  • "Excellent, meet by owners ,made us feel welcome, beautiful location, ideal for many seaside resorts, supermarkets not far away."

    everything you need at the cottage, would highly recommend staying at ash cottage

    Reviewed by CliffordAug 2019

  • "Only the very low cielings upstairs my husband scraped his head many times"

    Reviewed by SueJun 2019

  • "Excellent cottage; well equipped, very clean, great location."

    Comprehensive Welcome Pack was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2019

  • "The property was amazing."

    It had everything you needed and more.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2019

  • "It's well situated for touring around the county (and other adjoining counties); however, if you're not comfortable driving along country lanes a foot wider than your car (and this is the maximum you're going to get on some), you might want to holiday in another part of England as most of the castles and ruins you might want to discover are accessed only via such narrow lanes."

    It didn't bother my wife ... she made me drive. :-) The mezzanine bedroom is a curious 'room'. The two single beds are under the eaves and unless you're the size of a twelve years old you're going to be banging your head a lot. If you ARE a child then the bed's OK but the stairs might prove a problem especially for toddlers. Overall the accommodation is first class and well equipped for holiday needs. The wi-fi was adequate and fast enough to stream Netflix (not provided - it's not a Smart TV); and my wife managed to upload over a 1000 photos and videos to Facebook without a hitch. ;-) Finally. We were woken most mornings at around 5am to 5:30am of our 14 night stay when a large black bird kept crashing into the kitchen windows! This may or may not be a regular feature.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Hoew Ash Cottage is situated gave us fantastic views everyday."

    Have told Sharon and Dave not to change a thing.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable , clean and very friendly with a Devon Cream Tea waiting for us on our arrival."

    All the comforts of home, and would stay again when possible.

    Reviewed by StewartMar 2019

  • "Sharon and David were very nice and looked after us really well."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy and we really enjoyed our stay there. There were card games, board games; even a pair of binoculars with a diary to note down the local wildlife that we spotted. They also provided a very unexpected welcome hamper. Overall a very well equipped cottage and the best holiday we've had with Sykes Cottages! (so far) Although it snowed quite a lot (it was January so bad weather was inevitable), there were lots of local walks; Exeter was only up the road and Dartmoor was just a short drive away. If you're into geology then Dawlish and the coastiline is definitely worth a visit and is also only a short drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have recommended the cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2019

  • "Excellent little country cottage for 2 to 4 people."

    Very warm and comfortable with lots of thought gone into making our stay a bit special by the owners. Highly recommended and great if you want to visit the surrounding moors or cities.

    Reviewed by AntoniusDec 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy, warm, comfortable, well stocked with everything that you needed."

    Lovely little extra touches left ie milk and cream plus a beautiful Xmas hamper. Great location and quiet just perfect for our Xmas winter break and we would definitely go back!!

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2018

  • "Loved it and perfect for me and my family."

    Will book again. This was my second visit. As a single mum I was really scared of loosing my money and things going wrong but it was great. You gave me my confidence and life back ...Dawn

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2018

  • "The small but beautiful terras was great ..."

    The small but beautiful terras was great the cottage had all we needed as a home base and the bed was small but very nice to sleep in perfect views, and we where lucky with the weather so we could travel everywhere around the area = so we did

    Reviewed by RudySep 2018

  • "Relaxing and peaceful"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, great views."


    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Owners Sharon and David very welcoming. Could not wish for a better location just perfect for piece and quiet and also wildlife spotting. Would highly recommend this cottage for people to stop in as it is convenient to tour devon villages,Exeter and Torquay as all within short driving distances. The cottage itself is well equipped and has a relaxing feel toit after a busy day out and is well furnished throughout. We would defiantly like to stay here again

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2018

  • "Nice cottage,lovely views,very comfortable."

    Well provided for,lots of kitchen equipment,bedding and towels good, In good order ,clean, very suitable for families. Felt at ease whilst staying there.

    Reviewed by ElizJul 2018

  • "The cottage has everything you could desire, it has lovely views and the owners were very welcoming and provided us with a lovely welcome pack."

    Lots of wild life to watch, we even saw an armadillo strolling through the garden.

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2018

  • "Ash cottage is in an ideal place to explore Devon."

    The cottage itself has commanding views of the countryside looking towards Exeter. The welcoming basket of goodies was most appreciated and consumed.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2018

  • "It took absolutely ages to make the booking."

    We had a provisional booking for many months and when you did get around to asking us to confirm that provisional booking, you allowed us only 24 hours to complete. You where not prepared to take an 8-day booking, demanding 7 or 14 days, even though the owners are perfectly happy to take bookings of more than 7 days. Finally, you have bombarded us with marketing emails, sometimes more than twice in a day.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • First floor mezzanine: Bedroom 2 with twin beds (best suited to adults or older children due to the open stairs - no door).
  • Central heating and electric fire
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV/DVD, Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Paved and gravelled patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Children should be supervised at all times on the stairs.Property is for holiday rentals only and does not accept commercial bookings Please Note: Electric cars must be charged in the designated charging point in the local area and not at the property

The property

Ash Cottage is an adorable detached barn conversion in the quiet village of Longdown, just four miles from the bustling city of Exeter and on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

Here you're within easy reach of numerous sandy beaches and many tourist attractions; this bright, welcoming and comfortable cottage is well placed for exploring the area.

On the ground floor the open plan living/kitchen/diner has a lofty full height ceiling, smart wooden floors and an attractive living flame fire.

Above, reached via a handsome wooden staircase, sits the first floor mezzanine where you'll find twin beds tucked neatly under the eaves.

The stylish master bedroom and family bathroom are situated downstairs.

Outside you can take in the sunset from your own private patio garden, and maybe spot some of the local wildlife, including deer and birds of prey, which can often be seen in the adjacent fields.

On a clear day, the rural views towards Exeter and beyond are spectacular.

Don't feel like cooking?

Just a short walk away, The Lamb Inn, offers excellent home cooked food and a large child-friendly beer garden.

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About the location


Shillingford Abbot 2.4 miles; Exminster 4 miles; Topsham 4.4 miles.

Exeter is a lively city in south Devon with a magnificent cathedral, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes, guided tours of the maze of underground passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a good choice of excellent museums tracing the city’s lengthy history including an interesting medieval building The Tucker’s Hall, built for the Company of Weavers, Tuckers and Shearman which houses exceptional carved panelling, rare silver and a 4 feet long pair of fulling shears. Nearby Parliament Street claims to be the world’s narrowest street – less than 25 inches at its narrowest. The gatehouse and tower of Rougemont castle still stand in the city, surrounded by Rougemont gardens with a backdrop of Roman wall ruins - a tranquil haven. Exeter’s one time importance as a port is reflected in the Custom House, now the centrepiece of the Quayside, a fascinating complex of antique shops and cafes. Within a 15 minute drive of the city, there are some fabulous beaches at Sidmouth and Exmouth, and the start of the 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, all of which provide ample opportunities for relaxation, sport and exploration. Exeter is an ideal south Devon base from which to explore pretty countryside and Heritage Coast.

Region Information

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £25.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

Please Note: Electric cars must be charged in the designated charging point in the local area and not at the property

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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