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Lily Cottage

Marldon, Devon (Ref. 1000577)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Having seen the owners own pictures, I suppose we thought the cottage had been spruced up since the Sykes photographs but this was not the case."

    The Sykes photos were accurate and Lily cottage really needs lots of TLC and updating. It’s a shame because it could be so quaint and is in an ideal location.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2021

  • "The cottage was well located in a beautiful village a few minutes walk from a pub which serves excellent food."

    The small swimming pool was lovely and was quite warm once you were in. The owners were onsite and seemed happy to help with anything if neeeded.

    Reviewed by Kathleen RuthJul 2021

  • "The cottage is comfortable and spacious."

    Although there is no central heating, the gas fire in the lounge is very effective and makes for a pleasantly warm property, even in the cold weather which we encountered. The kitchen is well-equipped and practical. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a nice cake were kindly provided. The location is very quiet and we slept well in the wide bed. An electric heater was provided for the bedroom but we never found the need for it as the small heater on the nearby hall wall provides adequate warmth and the duvet is a heavy, warm one. The shower is excellent: consistently hot and powerful. WiFi worked well, was reasonably fast and never dropped the connection. The only minor issues were that the DVD player and the heated towel rail didn’t work and the toaster seemed to be faulty in that, even on its minimum setting, the toast was burnt on the first occasion; after that, we left bread in only a very short time and it was toasted right. The well-sheltered veranda faces south and, surprisingly, on a sunny, calm day we found it warm enough to sit outside without coats around lunchtime. We had lunch at the Church House Inn and Ye Olde Smokey House, both within easy walking distance and both excellent. The former is more sophisticated and expensive whereas the latter offers large portions and good value. There are plenty of walking opportunities on quiet lanes and footpaths and we never used the car. Paignton is an easy walk down but it’s a long climb back! The walk to Cockington village via Scadson Woods is very pleasant. In short we had a very pleasant time and were lucky with the weather; we would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2020

  • "Great place To stay very friendly greeting ."

    Beautiful surroundings close to everything. I especially appreciated the closed off garden so our rescue dog could run around free . Beautiful garden and very quiet . Will recommend

    Reviewed by FaithSep 2020

  • "Nicely arranged cottage."

    Very private space despite being in a group of flats. Option to use swimming pool was very nice - weather less nice so not used!

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2020

  • "It's a lovely cottage, very clean on arrival, comfy couch and chair, nice size bedroom and good storage,"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Railing needed for steps at side of cottage"

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2020

  • "The owners was very helpful and welcoming and lily cottage was a nice clean cosy ..."

    The owners was very helpful and welcoming and lily cottage was a nice clean cosy cottage in a lovely quiet village but not to far from the coast just a sort drive away lovely walks very close by for dog walking or just a nice relaxing stroll everyone very friendly in the village and we hope to go back in the future with our four legged friend he loved the holiday just as much as us so a big thank you from us and a lick from our boxer dog :)

    Reviewed by SJul 2019

  • "The cottage was a very generous size and beautifully furnished and very comfortable."

    The village of Markdown is central for visiting all areas of South Devon. The village pub near the petrol station serves excellent food but weekends you need to book.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant and the garden was really good for the dogs."

    Will go again

    Reviewed by MarionMay 2019

  • "Lily Cottage is a lovely, comfortable and compact home from home."

    We enjoyed a really relaxing holiday and would love to revisit.

    Reviewed by JenApr 2019

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  • Over one floor
  • One bedroom; 1 x king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/sitting room with gas fire
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and dryer.
  • Electric central heating with a gas fire
  • Fridge/freezer, microwave, gas oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Free-view, WiFi
  • Cot and high chair provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio area with seating
  • Shared lawn area with heated swimming pool
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop within a 5-minute walk
  • Note: Sundeck and heated swimming pool are available from middle of May to the middle of September
  • Note: There are 5 shallow steps down to the entrance of the property
  • Please note: This property does not accept worker bookings

The property

A superb, single-storey cottage, hidden away within the delightful village of Marldon.

Bring your loved one to this beautifully appointed cottage, making a perfect base for exploring Devon’s coast and countryside.

Upon entering Lily Cottage, you will be greeted to a delightful welcome pack, found inside the brightly-decorated living room.

Beyond here, is a small, yet well-appointed kitchen area, housing all the necessities you will need to rustle up a romantic evening meal.

Continuing to impresses is the king-size double bedroom and an elegant shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside, you and your loved one can enjoy a glass of wine on the secluded veranda or dip into the solar heated swimming pool.

Lily Cottage promises a cosy stay within Devon.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 935277, 1000572, 1000575, 1000573 and 1000574, together they can sleep 22 people.

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.

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