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Lilac Cottage

(Ref. 1093872)

Marldon, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "It was the perfect stay for what I needed."

    A lovely peaceful cottage in a nice quiet village where I was able to get some downtime from the noise and busy home life and able to take time to plan my backpacking travels. Matt, Rob and Lisza were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was really comfortable nice for cosy nights in and the layout is really cool, exposed beams, the bedroom upstairs very spacious with a nice clean good size shower cubicle, basin & mirror. The kitchen had everything you need to cook yourself meals and a table by the window or nice comfy sofa for those lazy evenings. A great location for visiting seaside resorts like Paignton, Brixham and close to Totnes which is one of my favourite places in the UK! I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jan 2024

  • "We actually stayed in Rose Cottage but all the cottages are very similar."

    It had everything we needed and was really clean and comfortable. The area was lovely and quiet and the owners were really helpful. A great base to explore the area. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is delightful."

    Quirky and well equipped. The garden is absolutely beautiful. Shame we didn’t get better weather to enjoy it but that’s English weather! Very helpful, friendly owners. The only problem we had was that the settee was a bit low for my more mature and less mobile husband to get in and out of but that didn’t detract from our wonderful time at this lovely place.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lilac Cottage lived up to it's name as the 'Quirky Cottage' It was well equipped and very comfortable and we really enjoyed staying there."

    Our grateful thanks to our hosts for a wonderful welcome package and their help during our stay. Hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, very quaint and characterful."

    The grounds, decking and pool were well planned out, large and well maintained. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed for a weeks stay. The location is great. Providing a base to explore many of the beautiful places the area has on offer. The main improvement as it stands would be to have a more sturdy handrail on the stairs. The stairs are very steep (which is not an issue as that is clearly listed), but the handrail is very flimsy and did not feel strong enough to bear much weight at all. Making descending stairs more difficult. After talking to the owners they are planning an overhaul of the property. Eventually an upstairs toilet would be ideal. If you want a place to stay in Devon, which is handy for local attractions but peaceful, beautiful and with character, this will be a perfect choice.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely quirky cottage, had everything needed for an enjoyable stay, the ..."

    A lovely quirky cottage, had everything needed for an enjoyable stay, the goodies box was especially welcoming after a long journey, would happily stay here again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in a ideal place for us."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "We had been notified that we would not be staying in our original booking due to some issue."

    Instead we had a upgrade that was most satisfactory. Warm welcome on arrival by our host, the cottage had everything you need. Nice touch is the "welcome basket " and fresh milk. The holiday cottage set in the old part of the village with a 5/10 min stroll to the pub. If ever in the area again would certainly like to stay again. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "We were upgraded to Rose Cottage and found it to be very clean and comfortable."

    Everything worked as it should with great wifi and a cracking smart tv. Car parking was good but the exit onto a narrow road was made a bit more difficult due to some bushes that need cutting back. The present owners have only been there for a few months and i am sure what is already great will get better and better.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage in a lovely village, lots of walks, coast and countryside, convenient for access to Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Dartmouth, very helpful owners and generous welcome pack on arrival, much appreciated."

    All amenities provided including very fast WiFi and smart TV including Netflix. The only slight issue was the step up to the toilet some may find a bit awkward. Had a fab week in October, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Francine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    ..Lovely family,lovely welcoming pack... Would recommend this cottage to family and friends...

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lilac Cottage was a nice cottage and there was a lovely welcome pack, thank you ..."

    Lilac Cottage was a nice cottage and there was a lovely welcome pack, thank you However, maybe because we are older, we found the stairs a bit steep Other than that, the cottage was nice, in a lovely part of the country

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was was very lovely and we’ll kept And in a great location We ..."

    The cottage was was very lovely and we’ll kept And in a great location We was well received on the day with a welcoming pack on arrival so we will definitely will use again thank you for a lovely holiday Gary & Tracy

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful setting , so relaxing , we had a lovely week here , lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers , friendly family made us feel so welcome , the pool was perfect set in a beautiful garden."

    . would definitely recommend 100%, thank you so much , just perfect

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The owners were welcoming and friendly."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and had some added touches. However, we felt that it possessed some challenges, particularly for older people or those with mobility issues. The stairs were difficult to negotiate and lacked a second handrail, The downstairs toilet was hard to use as the toilet pan was perched on a large step. The shower in the bedroom was very restrictive and hard to manoeuvre in. The issues were to do with the physical makeup up of the building and not to do with any shortcomings of the owners. It was cosy and secluded but these issues rather detracted from our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very comfy"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0May 2022

  • "Clean comfortable cottage."

    Now has low-back sofa instead of IKEA style chairs as illustrated. Friendly and helpful hosts, who sorted minor problems quickly. Good location with nearby footpaths and easy access to coast and moorland.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Apr 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Lilac Cottage."

    It is a characterful little cottage in a peaceful location and we felt warmly welcomed. The internet connection was very good. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality!

    Reviewed by J4.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent in every way"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a relaxing and enjoyable four day break, based at Lilac Cottage."

    We thought that this was a lovely cottage for two. The recent additions made by the new owner enhance the cottage and make it more cosy and comfortable. We loved the welcome pack. The location was good for visiting Coleton Fishacre NT, Kent’s Cavern and Dartmouth Steam Railway. We also enjoyed a tasty carvery and dessert at Ye Olde Smokey House.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathing area with walk-in shower and basin (in bedroom upstairs-no upstairs toilet). Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area, and sitting area
  • Shared utility-laundry room, with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels/heating etc
  • Included in costs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private outside space with table and chairs
  • Communal lawn area with heated swimming pool and garden area with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 2.8 miles
  • Note: Sundeck and heated swimming pool are available from the middle of May to the middle of September
  • Note: There are three steps down from the driveway to the property entrance
  • Note: Adults only
  • Please note: This property does not accept worker bookings
  • Note: The cottage is quirky and is a non-standard layout with low ceilings and a narrow stairway, downstairs toilet only

The property

Lilac Cottage is a characterful cottage, tucked away within the quaint village of Marldon.

This romantic retreat is the perfect spot for touring the delightful countryside of Devon with your loved one.

Be welcomed to delightful treats which await your arrival, before being charmed by the stunning beams found within the attractive, open-plan living room. Retire an evening within the well-presented, double bedroom offering quaint lilac tones and an Art Nouveau dressing table. During the summer months cool off in the solar heated swimming pool before enjoying a glass of wine at the cottage’s outside table. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1069767, 1068641 1093870, and 1093871, together they can sleep up to 22 guests.

Millmans Farm

Six wonderfully-appointed cottages resting at the heart of the quaint village of Marldon, Devon. These cottages are oozing with character and charm, making an ideal base for a large family gathering, a friends' celebration or a walker’s retreat to Devon. Situated within with delightful grounds, each cottage benefits from a shared outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful sundeck, subject to weather conditions. The farm also plays host to a communal laundry room, with a coin operated washing machine, tumble dryer and washing lines, in addition to a freezer for extra food storage. Moreover, Lilac and Lily Cottages boast a romantic retreat for couples looking to get away from it all, whereas the four larger cottages promise a family-friendly base, for those looking to explore the countryside with their loved ones. You will locate theses cottages within the village of Marldon, where you will find a local pub and shop within a 5-minute walk. Whilst staying here, you can wander to the seaside town of Paignton, where you spend a summer's day relaxing on the sandy beach or exploring the exiting zoo and Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark. Alternatively, the larger town of Torquay can be found within four miles, where you will find a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops to suit all your guest's needs. These six, wonderfully-appointed cottages promise to provide unforgettable holiday memories.

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About the location


Paignton 2.5 miles; Torquay 4 miles.

Situated within the South Hams in Devon, is the small village of Marldon. This village plays host to a village hall, a pub serving food, a Post Office and a shop, in addition to a number of local businesses. For local attractions there is Babbacombe Model Village, Riverdart Country Park and Woodlands Leisure Park, each situated close by. Alternatively, Torquay can be found within 4 miles, where you explore the array of wonderful beaches, a colourful marina, theatre entertainment and restaurants. Closer to home is the seaside town of Paignton, where younger visitors will be delighted with Paignton Zoo, Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark and the sandy beach with a wonderful pier. Marldon is a delightful base, ideal for exploring the surrounding area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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