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Meadow Brook Cottage

(Ref. 976224)

Stoke Gabriel, Devon Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • cottage (24)
  • lovely (16)
  • garden (15)
  • beautiful (10)
  • location (9)
  • great (8)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Meadow Bank Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage with a small pretty garden which has a brook and a nice summerhouse in which to relax."

    The property is conveniently situated for two nearby National Trust houses; Greenway and Coleton Fishacre. The village of Stoke Gabriel is a 15 minute walk away and has a lot to offer. The only downside was finding the cottage with the postcode sending you to a nearby kennels! The signage needs to be improved. But don't be put you off, it's well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great holiday in this lovely well equipped cottage with great garden next to a stream, the cottage is in a quiet location but Stoke Gabriel is only a short walk away, this is our second visit to the cottage and we would highly recommend this cottage especially if you have a dog."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "Double bed too small."

    Mattress hard, pillows flat. Shower cubicle filthy Cobwebs in kitchen Some light fittings not working Sofa's very tired and cushions flat. Beautiful setting with great gardens. Steps to cottage very steep and accessibility would be very difficult for less mobile customers

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. The double bed is a standard size (4’6”). We’re sorry and a bit surprised to hear that things weren’t quite right for you. It's a shame that concerns were not raised when our caretaker visited (as we might have been able to rectify them during your stay). We were reassured by your comment in the visitor book that you had “a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham2.5Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a superb garden next to a stream and daily visits by the cows."

    Nice walk into Stoke Gabriel. This is a first class holiday home

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved it!"

    Especially the Brook and the different terraces. It is idyllic. The only mention is if someone isn't good on their feet ... it is a steep climb up and down steps to get to and from the car parking space; to carry things to the house eg shopping, babies and luggage.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in fantastic gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside."

    Excellent location if you want to travel around the area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great holiday home, very well equipped."

    We loved being next to the stream, watching the fish. Lovely gardens, great location, close walking distance to Stoke Gabriel. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with fabulous outdoor space, spent a lot of time in the garden."

    Reviewed by alan and Vanessa5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful holiday cottage and gardens and we were thrilled with our week here."

    The photos don’t do it justice. The garden is lovely, come rain or shine there is always somewhere to sit. A lovely gentle walk in Stoke Gabriel and do much to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2021

  • "Stunning garden."

    Very comfortable cottage. We enjoyed the lovely stroll to the village.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage is traditional and comfortable with a lovely garden."

    It is peacefully situated and an ideal place if you appreciate beautiful countryside. It is a fifteen minute walk into Stoke Gabriel via a surfaced footpath where there is a shop, two pubs and a cafe. The parking area has a fairly narrow entrance but is perfectly manageable in a normal sized car. Devon lanes are narrow though and care is needed in driving in this area when off the main roads.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very relaxing holiday,cottage was lovely pictures on Webb site did show how good the garden really was"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very relaxing with the water and gardens all on different levels. We had a wonderful time and will be hopefully visiting in the near future. Was close to everything we needed. Stoke Gabriel village is stunning.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "It was was a very comfortable cottage in tranquil surroundings."

    Our dog loved the stream and the outside sea.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "The garden is beautiful !"

    ! The fact that it is on several levels is most attractive. We also loved the little stream with the mother duck and 3 ducklings. Also the inquisitive cows ! It was a very good centre from which to visit many places. We had an extremely lovely week.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Supberb cottage, beautiful inside and lovely garden,in a wonderful location."

    I would deffinately reccomend this place.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "The pictures of this cottage in the advert, particularly the outdoor living space, do not do it justice!"

    The outside space is fantastic and not reflected in the pictures. I just want to say first of all, we had a wonderful family holiday in Devon, and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Meadow Brook. Wonderful cottage, with excellent outdoor space, which we made full use of. We would definitely come back. In terms of comfort, I Haven’t scored full marks because I found the main bed to be really uncomfortable and rigid. This affected my sleep which obviously isn’t great when on holiday. I would swap that out straight away. Cleanliness - Generally good. ok, its a dog friendly place but I felt downstairs could have been cleaner on arrival, there were quite a few dog hairs around. There was also unwashed dishes in the cupboard including a cafetière which is no fault of the owners. Facilities - we enjoyed all the outdoor settings, the bbq area, the summer house, the patio and stream. The off road parking is a bonus too. We were really pleased with the whole cottage and grounds.

    We’re so pleased that you enjoyed Meadowbrook Cottage and all that it offers. Thanks for letting us know that the cleaning wasn’t up to our usual high standards. We’re really sorry about that. We've shared your comment with our cleaner, who has already addressed the timing issues that led to this. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Jul 2020

  • "Beautyful cottage, so peaceful and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful in a quiet area, the local pub and shop was an easily accessible walk along a pathway some of which was road, but a quiet road."

    I can recommend the cottage as a good base for discovering South Devon.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Sep 2019

  • "Great cottage Good location for visiting Dartmouth Torquay and surrounding area Would recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at Meadowbrook and have absolutely loved it both times."

    It is a very sweet, clean and well equipped cottage in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2019

  • "What a fabulous cottage and place to stay."

    Welcome bottle of wine on arrival, everything lovely and clean. Beautiful setting next to the stream, it is terraced and so do need to be able to manage steps each day. Lots of great places to visit nearby, enjoyed visiting the beaches, sea fishing , and gardens at local national trust houses. Back to the cottage in an evening to watch the wildlife and say hello to the cows who come down to the stream for a drink. Would definitely visit again .

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage set in rural location."

    Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "We were unable to use the cooker as the outer panel of oven door was falling off."

    A flan dish would be useful Very peaceful and a great place to stay if you can manage all the steps. ***Owner Response*** We're delighted that our guests found Meadow brook a great place to stay, but sorry that the oven broke unexpectedly. It has since been replaced. We were pleased to hear from our caretaker (who came out to see what could be done) that the lack of oven was not a problem for them.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at Meadow Brook Cottage."

    It was a lovely clean and tidy house with everything that we needed. It is in a perfect location, you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, where it is quiet and peaceful but it’s under 10minutes to places with big supermarkets, beaches etc. We loved it- thank you!

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Delightful place, spotlessly clean, very well-equipped, and the background sound of the stream running past the property made for a very relaxing atmosphere and lulled me to sleep every night."

    The cottage is definitely for the able-bodied, due to the fairly steep steps down from the parking-area, and responsible dog-owners and/or parents need to keep an eye on their charges as there is direct access to the stream down 3 steps just opposite the door. Our dogs loved it!

    Reviewed by M5.0May 2018

  • "The whole week was beyond our expectations, having been let down in the past."

    I would definately recommend this cottage to anyone who needs peace, tranquility and just space to breathe. My friend and myself are looking to book this again at the end of high season. Thank you so much for making our week of rest and relaxation just perfect.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage and location!"

    A great week of comfort and homeliness!!! Beautiful setting....!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Apr 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Cot/dressing room
  • Ground floor kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove
  • WC in outbuilding.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine (in outhouse), dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only and local only outgoing, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack provided for wood burner (additional logs available at cost)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Gardens on multiple levels, with steps between them (see photos)
  • This includes steps up from the parking area to gate and a further path/ several steps down to front door.

The property

This 18th century attached cottage is set alongside a brook beside a hedgerow lane one mile from Stoke Gabriel.

In a peaceful location and with country character, this is charming accommodation for small families and couples.

Head down the steps to the front door and into the well equipped kitchen with its flagstone floor and old fashioned pantry attached.

You can prepare meals from scrumptious Devon produce to enjoy at the table in the sitting room, a snug and cosy room with a wood burning stove, comfy seating and a window seat.

At the end of the day, climb the stairs to the two bedrooms which both have tranquil views over the brook with its wild ducks and kingfishers to spot.

You can hang your clothes in the little dressing room which also doubles as a handy room for a cot.

Outside is your pretty garden rambling over several levels, with raised lawns (steps up, care needed) a terrace for eating al fresco beside the brook, a seating area within a wall for sheltered barbecues and seats in a small summer house on one of the lawns, so you have plenty of choice of sunny places to sit quietly with a coffee or a good book.

If you feel like a wander, head to Stoke Gabriel on the ¾ mile of footpath which wends beside the stream and takes you to the village pubs, shops and restaurant.

Here in the village you can catch crabs from the quay or go boating on the creek.

For beaches, Torbay has a wide choice, including fun nostalgic seaside amusements.

For exploring interesting old towns, catch the car ferry to Dartmouth or go to Totnes beside the River Dart.

History buffs will love Coleton Fishacre and Agatha Christies old home at Greenway, both now managed by the National Trust.

Meadow Brook Cottage is in an ideal location for discovering the delights of the South Hams.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

STOKE GABRIEL

Paignton 4.0 miles; Brixham 6.5 miles; Kingswear 8.9 miles

Positioned alongside a picturesque creek of the River Dart in South Devon, Stoke Gabriel is a delightful unspoiled village, a firm favourite for many visitors who come for its beautiful tranquil riverside setting. You need not venture far from the village, with a village pub, children’s play park, an apple orchard, restaurants, tea rooms and local stores. The River Shack beach café provides refreshments on the quay, a popular spot for the local pastime ‘crabbing’. Ideally placed for exploring South Devon and the South Hams, with Kingswear, Dartmouth and Brixham all within easy reach and the magnificent Torbay beaches on the doorstep.

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