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Lopwell Dam, Devon (Ref. 967307)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • ""..."

    if there is a heaven then it must be at (or very close to) Foxgloves, near Lopwell Dam. Developed by Alan and Heather you will be staying in a beautifully created Cottage next to their "Cottage" in the heart of the valley countryside. Although just a few miles north of Plymouth this amazing country retreat feels as if you are cut off from the world. The conveniently positioned torch enabled safe passage to the loo at 2.09am as it was pitch dark without it. The cacophony of birdsong is just as you would want and expect from a country hideaway but the blackbird who perched by us for breakfast was enchanting and the variety of wild flowers and cultivated shru s in the garden is a beautiful testament to hours of hard word by Alan and Heather. Within easy reach of Dartmoor we also comfortably had day excursions to Tavistock, Salcombe, Totnes and Dartmouth, Polperro, Looe, Fowey and Plymouth itself. We recommend it so fully that we would give it 110% on any scoreboard. Thanks Guys for making our special holiday so very memorable

    Tim and Anita….it was a joy to meet you!x Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimJun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely and unusual location."

    Well converted from previous use, light and airy, well appointed and good quality appliances.As a general comment I would welcome more photos as my mobility is impaired and every surface, slope and threshold is a potential help or hazard. This is a comment about all listings, not the specific cottage, and I think would help many other potential customers make a booking with confidence.

    Reviewed by SandyJun 2022

  • "An outstanding property in a stunning location with perfect hosts, there if ever needed but didn't impose at all."

    Lot's of things to do in the area and well worth the drive through narrow country lanes for the relaxing tranquil atmosphere at the property.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Yet another fantastic stay Great cottage, great location and great land lords."

    We love this place and have been going for over 6 years. Always the cottage is spotless and the land lords welcoming Could not ask for any more in a place to holiday… fantastic!!!

    Reviewed by RobMay 2022

  • "We love our stays at foxgloves, it is truly a home form home."

    Its an ideal location for any couple wanting to get away from it all and have a slice of peace and tranquility. Yes it is a little remote, but it is well worth negotiating the country lanes to get to. Alan and heather are fantastic hosts who will always go the extra mile if needed. I highly recommend Fox gloves very highly and I always look forward to returning

    Reviewed by RobOct 2021

  • "Had another brilliant time staying in this lovely well equipped cottage."

    The owners are so friendly and welcoming it is a pleasure to stay. Calm, tranquil setting which makes for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and modern with all the home comforts and more."

    The setting was glorious with plenty to do and places to visit. Wonderful hospitality and I would thoroughly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "This holiday cottage is a little gem."

    It was in fact larger than we expected. Heather was so welcoming on the evening we arrived. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very welcoming, you can tell that much thought had gone into the design and soft furnishings. Everything that we could possibly need had been provided right down to dishwasher tablets and bathroom essentials, as well as wine and a box of chocolates. We cannot wait to go back hopefully next year. Very well situated not just for visiting Devon but also Cornwall. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "No. Holiday accommodation was faultless."

    Reviewed by BrendaAug 2021

  • "Foxgloves was very clean, the only reason I didn’t give them the top rating was because there was a musty smell in the lounge."

    I’m not sure if it was the sofa’s or the rugs. The facilities were great but I felt the bathroom let it down so therefore unable to give them top marks. I don’t think it works as a wet room.

    Dear Jean…We have stringent cleaning measures in place in Foxgloves where we carry out all the work ourselves to a very high standard therefore we are pleased you found the cottage “very clean”. I sincerely apologise for any “musty smell” you found in the living room. We did not encounter it whilst cleaning the cottage after you left. As all rugs and sofas are professionally cleaned before and during our season we can only assume it many have been caused by wet footwear on the door mat? Due to the favourable comments you left in visitor book we had no idea you had experienced any problem and can only hope it did not spoil your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in wonderful surroundings."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Owners really lovely.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2021

  • "The accommodation is of an extremely high standard, the outlook from the lounge and from garden is just stunning, and our hosts were perfect!"

    Reviewed by LindsayJun 2021

  • "We head for the cottage every year."

    We were blown away the first time we visited by the cottage, it’s facilities and it’s location. Alan and Heather are always welcoming and keep the cottage and it’s grounds looking beautiful It’s a great place to stay

    Reviewed by RobMay 2021

  • "On arrival, we received a warm, friendly welcome."

    The cottage was very clean and perfect for a couple wanting a peaceful location, yet not far from the main routes. An outdoor patio area, was great for relaxing with your preferred beverage after enjoying a day's exploring. The facilities that were available at the cottage, made it a home from home. A lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by OwenApr 2021

  • "'Foxgloves' in the spring is an absolute delight!"

    Set among banks of sweet primroses the accommodation is a spotless holiday let that offers far more than the photographs suggest. The spacious kitchen, separate utility room and two settees are a bonus. Due to Sykes' Coronavirus rules, a Welcome Pack was not available nevertheless, a delicious cream tea awaited us, accompanied by a box of Milk Tray chocolates. Heather and Alan are just lovely, obliging and helpful, and very interesting to talk to. David and I meant to suggest to them that a few framed photographs of the barn before, during and after its conversion will be of interest to future visitors. Thank you for a fantastic holiday, and for 'pre-ordering' wall to wall sunshine on twelve days out of 14! Signed: Priscilla.

    Reviewed by PriscillaApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage, with everything you could ever need (washing machine / dishwasher /etc), the owners were very welcoming but left us alone to do our own thing."

    The cottage has wonderful views down to the river , and a very nice walk down the lane to Lopwell Dam, it is reached via some very narrow lanes but this adds to it's charm. When we arrived the cottage was spotless.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "This is the best Skyes Cottage we have stayed in, with plenty of room for two people, including a lovely welcome pack."

    There were two toilets. Plenty of space for parking. And beautiful views towards the river. And lovely walks by the river and Lopwell Dam, which is full of wildlife. A great place for photography. The cottage has high ceilings with roof windows giving plenty of light. A very comfortable cottage with nice friendly owners living next door. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by AdrianFeb 2020

  • "Foxgloves is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Heather & Alan are great hosts, friendly & welcoming but also respectful of guests’ privacy. Foxgloves is extremely well appointed & an exceptional find.

    Reviewed by MarilynSep 2019

  • "Absolutely superb."

    This was our honeymoon and could not have been more perfect. The hosts greeted us and maintained discreet contact during the two weeks and we left as friends. Beautifully maintained premises, in a lovely area of Devon. Not the centre of the universe but ideal for two people to enjoy time out with so many things to do in Devon and Cornwall. Just five minutes from the Buckland Abbey, former home of Sr Francis Drake (NT). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "As usual a very warm welcome, this is a perfect place for relaxation, peace and quite."

    There are plenty of places to visit. We loved every bit of our stay at Foxgloves.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "We had the most relaxing 2 weeks imaginable."

    The peace, quiet and tranquillity of the location, setting and cottage are second to none. All of this and only a stone throw from some of the best tourist areas in the UK. Whether that be walking on Dartmoor, coastal paths or trips in to Plymouth and jaunts in to Cornwall. If you don’t fancy going too far out stay local and enjoy some of the smaller villages, there are a number of good eating establishment close by. A supermarket is only a 10 minute drive away for your bigger shop for when you need it. The hosts were amazing and well practised at providing a quality service and establishment. Everything you think you need to take is provided so lighten your load and leave them at home. A lovely welcome/get you in basket was waiting on our arrival too so don’t worry about bringing sundries that could spoil on a long car journey down. The biggest compliment I could give Foxgloves is we didn’t want to leave, 2 weeks quite simply wasn’t long enough. We will be back at some point and our return probably won’t be too long away. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at Foxgloves."

    Heather and Alan were great hosts, the large welcome pack including a cream tea was a lovely touch. The property is 5 star throughout and would definitely recommend it in this quiet part of Devon with a beautiful garden. A great base to visit numerous National trust properties, Dartmoor and Plymouth and The Garden House nearby is amazing.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2019

  • "Amazing property."

    The gardens beautiful.Heather and Alan made us so welcome couldn’t have had a more relaxing holiday.only 10 minutes from the moors and the wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Heather and Alan were very warm and friendly, the homemade cream tea was welcome after our journey there. They had also made us a welcome basket of fresh juice, milk, crisps and biscuit, along with the fresh flowers cut from the garden which took pride of place on the lounge window ledge. You couldn't ask for more, after our first week at the cottage we were given fresh bedding and a lovely Victoria sponge cake. The cottage had everything we needed and was so clean and tidy. The garden was stunning and peaceful. The location was perfect, it was authentic Devon countryside but follow the windy roads for a few miles and there was central Plymouth! There is so much to see and do we can't wait to come back for another stay.

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2019

  • "Brilliant property."

    5star plus. Lovely owners. Idyllic location.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in the owners own grounds, exceptional furnishings and fully equipped accommodation, a very restful and peaceful place to unwind, chill and a base to see Devon/Cornwall."

    Whilst the hosts are exceptional and so so lovely they are so welcoming but do not intrude if privacy is what you prefer but if you wish to chat to them they are so lovely and very happy to do so. Their grounds surrounding their own beautiful home is abound with beautiful flowers and plants and trees and you can walk around the garden and see Pheasants, Sheep in the filed next door and if you are lucky you may see a Peacock though it can be heard. it was our second visit to this lovely property and we will be back again in the near future

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Sykes kept me completely up to date with useful reminder emails and automatic balance debit and notifications."

    Foxgloves is an immaculate 5 star property in an idyllic location. The hosts are lovely and very generous. A real pleasure to stay somewhere so peaceful and beautiful. The decor is exquisite, the birdsong in spring, sublime.

    Reviewed by EstherApr 2019

  • "We had an amazing time the cottage was fabulous every detail was covered even down to a welcome package complete with cream tea!"

    the hosts were exceptional and friendly , i would highly recommend this property, thank you Heather and Alan for making our stay fabulous!

    Reviewed by IreneApr 2019

  • "Very welcoming ‘goodie basket’ and fresh flowers on arrival."

    Lovely gardens and setting with walks down to the river, dam and beyond from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by SusanneAug 2018

  • "Everything was way above expectation."

    Beautiful area with lovely walks. Owners very friendly and helpful. Only consideration is that there are some narrow lanes getting to it, but we got used to them after a couple of days!

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2018

  • "We had the warmest of welcomes from Heather and Alan."

    Foxgloves is second to none, it's so stylish, comfortable, it just surpassed our expectations. The setting is so peaceful and tranquil, your own piece of heaven, yet it's near to all amenities !! I didn't want to leave!!!!

    Reviewed by GlenJul 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect with a warm welcome from the owners, and everything you might need during your stay."

    Views from the cottage are beautiful just a short walk to the river and cafe, there are plenty of places to go and visit, we are already planning our next stay.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2018

  • "Brilliant owners on site."

    Beautiful peaceful large landscaped immaculate gardens. The accommodation was top notch....repeat top notch. Wonderful stay . Will recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "The warm welcome from the owners at Foxgloves is second to none, they are a very lovely welcoming and friendly couple with a fantastic cottage set in the grounds next to their beautiful home in a chocolate box setting."

    The cottage was so homely and lovingly and tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you could want. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt so welcome it felt like we had known them for years, I did not want to leave! (But to add we were totally left to do our own thing, however if we wanted or needed anything we had only to ask) I would definitely recommend the cottage for any couple who would love a quiet country setting and a romantic getaway as this would definitely be the place to stay! Waking up in such a setting, birds singing, abundance of pheasants around, and such peace and quiet, what more could you ask for. The area has some lovely places to visit too - bonus!!

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "This cottage is a real find."

    We had the most warm welcome from the owners and they were really helpful. The cottage is actually bigger than it looks on the website especially the kitchen. It was furnished to a very high standard and very clean, but still warm and cosy. The location is wonderful, and Alan and Heather were extremely informative about the local area. The gardens were stunning and full of birds. I would have been happy to sit in the garden for the entire week. This is an ideal cottage for anyone who wants a truly relaxing away from it all break. We loved it so much we will most definitely be back as soon as we can fit it in, and we have already recommended it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2018

  • "Lovely cosy place, more spacious than we expected, Heather most welcoming & a lovely left a bottle to welcome us."

    Reviewed by CeliaMar 2018

  • "I have been to this holiday cottage several times ."

    The cottage is always presented in a impeccable condition. The gardens and surrounding countryside are the most appealing that you could imagine. The hosts really care and show the most pleasant of considerations.Geographically positioned with easy access to Devon and Cornwall .unbeatable. P.s. don’t tell too many people about it!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Bedroom with double bed and en-suite wet room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Utility Room with WC and washbasin.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Extensive garden shared with owner and private patio
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles.

The property

The beautiful Lopwell Dam and nature reserve can be found on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, the location is idyllic - a haven for wildlife.

The Bere Peninsula Cycle Route runs nearby and the Tamar Discovery Trail which begins at Lopwell, offers excellent walking and cycling in a stunning rural landscape.

Foxgloves is an immaculate, single storey cottage just a short walk from the River Tavy and Lopwell Dam.

The cottage sits within two acres of grounds, which include the owner's home, and which were formerly part of Lord Roborough's 6000 acre estate.

You are welcome to explore the gardens or enjoy the beautiful views from the private patio.

Inside, Foxgloves is elegantly styled and furnished, a perfect choice for that 'special occasion'.

The lounge is warm and spacious and the kitchen very well equipped for cooking, always assuming you haven't been tempted by the delicious lunches served at The Old Pump House cafe on the banks of the Tavy nearby.

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About the location


Dartmoor 17 miles; Torbay 32 miles; Cornwall 17 miles

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast, Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment. Wander through the maze of narrow streets with their shops, restaurants and art galleries and down to the Barbican quayside, where the city's maritime history begins. Take a stroll up to the Hoe with its unsurpassed view across one of the world's finest natural harbours and where Francis Drake played bowls as the Armada sailed into view! Take a tour of the Plymouth Gin distillery, watch a show at the Theatre Royal or spend a fascinating few hours at the National Marine Aquarium. There are also boat trips around the Sound and Naval dockyards, watersports at the Mountbatten Centre and the city centre shopping mall to explore. The wild tors of Dartmoor, the beach resorts of Torbay, several stately homes and gardens and the splendid coastal scenery of South Cornwall can all be reached in under 45 minutes.

Region Information

Note: Reduced rent available during the school summer holidays

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £20.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.