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Carthorse Cottage

Teignmouth, Devon (Ref. 961472)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had three generations of the family staying at the property."

    The ground floor bedroom and wet room were great for the grandparents who have limited mobility. The steep slope into the property is a little challenging, but isn’t impassable. The grandchildren loved spending time in the swimming pool. The pool table added another activity where all ages could have fun. The cottage is set on a peaceful farm with lots of birds, the bird feeder just outside kept everyone busy watching the feathered neighbors come and go. There are some lovely walks around the farm and fantastic views of Dartmoor. Teignmouth is just 10 minutes away and has a nice sandy beach when the tide is out.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2022

  • "A stunning building set along a lane of tranquility."

    The downstairs bedroom and wet room was ideal for an elderly Mom and her walker. The other 4 bedrooms upstairs with their own bathrooms are again ideal. The pool room was a huge hit as was the swimming pool too. There are loads of places to visit nearby all within a 20 min journey. The only downside was the stones outside, not suitable for a Moms walking aid, she needed to rely on another person to walk her to the cars. But this was a conversation I had with Mrs Trump previously. 10/10 for the cottage. 10/10 for the wildlife and 10/10 for the area.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2022

  • "Need a further step on ladder in pool for ease of getting out for older or ..."

    Need a further step on ladder in pool for ease of getting out for older or smaller people but apart from that it was our 3rd visit to carthorse cottage and hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2022

  • "Excellent swimming pool and with a pool table in next room."

    Perfect for rainy weather. Children and adults all very happy.

    Reviewed by MaureenMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very spacious, very welcoming, would highly recommend staying here."

    Hope we can come again soon

    Reviewed by ThereseOct 2021

  • "Beautiful and everything we needed for a relaxing holiday Really clean and the location was great"

    Reviewed by MandySep 2021

  • "It was very spacious, quiet and having the owners on site to advise where to visit was excellent"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful and fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by GeorginaAug 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts!"

    The cottage is amazing, the pool is fantastic and got used everyday, our grandkids loved it. The Pool table also got used a lot and many a competition happened during our week.. The kitchen has everything you need and the cooker is brilliant for the amount of guests staying. The walks around the hosts land is beautiful and the kids loved the play area. The bedrooms are perfect and we all had a good nights sleep during our stay. Be prepared to drive down single track roads. The local pub "Elizabethan" is fantastic and we had two great meals there, the fish and chip shop in Teignmouth is great, we recommend both.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "This was a perfect place to stay with the family after so long apart."

    Suits all ages. Very well equipped in the dining and kitchen area. The pictures don't do the swimming pool justice as it is now bigger and square. The cooking range is newer too. The owners were very friendly and the grounds were great for the children. We noted that there were only SCART leads avaliable and we had taken entertainment for the family which needed more modern cables. (Easily purchased in Exeter) Worth noting that the toilet/wetroom downstairs isn't en suite for the downstairs bedroom. You have to walk through the dining room. Not a problem for us but it might be important for someone less able. We all said we'd like to spend a Christmas there one year!

    Reviewed by Marguerite HelenJun 2021

  • "Would definitely recommend this cottage."

    It is absolutely amazing and was everything and more that we could of wanted. The owners are so lovely and friendly. My son had a flat tyre whilst we were there and they sorted a garage out for him to take it to be repaired. The facilities in and around the cottage are fab. The swimming pool and pool table are a huge bonus and the grandchildren loved the play area with the big rope swing. Theres also a stream which great if you like exploring.

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2021

  • "Julie and Philip are wonderful host this is our second time staying at this cottage so clean and comfortable the grandchildren love the indoor pool and the surroundings are just beutiful."

    Thank you for a wonderful holiday I would rate this holiday as five star not 4 could not amend the questionnaire

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2021

  • "We had lovely time 2nd time here weather was a bit wet but did not stop us getting around"

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2021

  • "Lovely property in a peaceful area with great walks and lots to do locally."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by JhOct 2020

  • "We had great time here"

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was better than the already incredible pictures."

    Its a wow factor and can't wait to return. The pool table was used everyday and the pool was fantastic for both the adults and kids. Set on a beautiful farm with fantastic walks. Hosts were fantastic! Thank you for a brilliant week.

    Reviewed by LeightonSep 2020

  • "The spacious cottage had everything we needed."

    Good location. Despite restrictions on days out, due to Covid, we had a very good holiday. The children loved the indoor pool.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "Amazing holiday."

    Beautiful cottage. The photos online really didn’t do it justice. Lovely surroundings and plenty of places to go. A great time was had by all!

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2019

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    It's very well equipped with everything you need. It was just what we needed to spend time with family. The grandchildren absolutely loved the indoor swimming pool. Would highly reccomend staying here. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SaraJun 2019

  • "We had a great time The cottage was amazing and its hosts equal to that!"

    . It was extremely clean and everything you could want and need. The pool was very clean and tidy and the house was big enough to make sure you had lots of room. No one ever felt on top of each other. Hot water all the time and the fridge/freezer big enough for all you wanted. The mattress on the two doubles upstairs were a little thin and soft. We kept meeting the slats on the bed. Not a lot to be done at the time but might be worth considering for future bookings. We loved this cottage and would book again tomorrow .... if we could only get the time off ...

    We thank you for the comment about the mattress and bringing it to our attention. This has now been replaced. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at Carthorse Cottage, so much included in the package made it a great week for all the family."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Very well equipped house with generously sized bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms / shower rooms, good dining area, big kitchen and massive sitting room."

    Plus a heated swimming pool and games room with a pool table and ps2. Outside, there is a seating area, play area and gas bbq. Location was good - 5 mins drive into Teignmouth and 15 mins into Exeter. Owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent - having both a swimming pool and a pool table was fantastic."

    All in the group enjoyed these facilities, but the setting was great as well. We really enjoyed the walks and views around the cottage as well as seeing the sheep. It is a perfect location for a family holiday with things for all members to enjoy. Also, the proximity to Teignmouth makes it easy to find so much more of interest. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2019

  • "The Cottage was perfect!"

    Plenty of living space for everyone especially 4 little children. It was so helpful having so many bathrooms. The pool was lovely & warm we used it everyday. Pool table great for the adults & that big room doubled as a play room. Phil & Julie were very welcoming & really encouraged us to explore even letting the children cuddle a lamb. Easy access to the coast & Dartmoor. Thanks very much . Mary Colliver & family

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "Our hosts were most welcoming and made our family birthday get together a pleasure."

    The cottage was warm with a lovely log burner, and swimming pool for the children. The cottage was very well equipped and covered all our needs.

    Reviewed by SylviaDec 2018

  • "The owners were really helpful and nothing was to much trouble , the house was spotlessly clean would highly recommend this property ."

    Reviewed by IreneOct 2018

  • "Great location for a Family gathering - plenty of space in a countryside location & close to Teignmouth."

    Ideal base for exploring this part of Devon. The Swimming Pool & the Pool table added to the wow factor.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "The couple who owned it , were extremely helpful, and nothing was to much trouble."

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x first floor double with en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower, basin and WC, 2 x first floor twin rooms
  • Ground floor wetroom with shower, 2 x first floor shower rooms
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room
  • Indoor pool.
  • Eco central heating, underfloor heating (in the games room), woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • BBQ
  • 6 x TV/DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Garden with furniture and woodland play area
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot on request
  • Private indoor heated swimming pool, 6m length, 4m in width, 1.2m deep
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 3.5 miles
  • Note: Property is on a 100 acre farm with a stream and unfenced ponds, children must be supervised at all times.

The property

Luton 1 mile.

A charming, characterful barn conversion on Higher Rixdale Farm outside the delightful village of Luton in Devon.

Large rooms and fantastic furnishings make this cottage ideal for families and friends to come and enjoy this incredible area.

The large sitting room with a wood burning stove, TV and enough comfortable seating for all the family has patio doors which lead to the decking area and flood the room with natural light.

The kitchen diner is very roomy and has all the equipment you could ask for with stylish oak features throughout.

Exposed wooden beams add a sense of charm to Carthorse Cottage.

To make the cottage even more impressive there is a indoor heated swimming pool and games room, with a pool table and a Play Station.

The ground floor is completed by a wet room and a cosy double bedroom to make Carthorse Cottage suitable for limited mobility guests.

The first floor holds four well-presented bedrooms, all with TV/DVDs.

Two double rooms with en-suite facilities, two twin rooms and family shower rooms to make it the perfect place for groups to come and stay.Carthorse Cottage is situated on the owner's 105 acre cattle and sheep farm which has a wide variety of habitats and wildlife including an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Guests are encouraged to explore the farm and experience the magnificent views of Dartmoor.

This cottage is set in a quiet, secluded area outside the village of Luton, that boasts fantastic scenery and the family friendly village pub the Elizabethan Inn which won Taste of the West gold award 2016 and has its own Gelato ice cream maker.

Nearby are the sandy beaches of Teignmouth and Shaldon, and Dawlish Warren with its sand dunes and Nature & Wildlife Reserve.

The Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, Torbay and Exeter are all within 15 miles and offer different types of visits and attractions.

Carthorse Cottage is a fantastic barn conversion in a beautiful and accessible location.

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About the location


Dartmoor National Park 12 miles; Torbay 13 miles; Exeter 15 miles.

The historic, seaside town of Teignmouth is situated in South Devon on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a working harbour, sandy beach, Victorian pier, sailing club, diving centre and sea activity centre. The seaward side of the town is known as ‘the Den’ and has elegant Georgian buildings, a large public area with lawns, play areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, and a miniature lighthouse. On the opposite side of Teignmouth are fishing boats and beach huts, plus views of the village of Shaldon and the hills of Dartmoor can be seen. Teignmouth also hosts folk and jazz festivals each year, whilst both the town and Shaldon hold annual carnivals and water regattas. If you decide to venture further afield, there is plenty to see and do close to Teignmouth including; the stunning Dartmoor National Park, the city of Exeter, plus the nearby harbour towns are well worth exploring.

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