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Wisteria Cottage

(Ref. 1054069)

Marldon, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "The sat nav takes you down some really narrow lanes off the A380 it’s much easier coming through the village?"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2024

  • "Perfect cottage and village."

    ..the owners were helpful and a warm welcome was given to us....a very generous welcome pack on arrival. We had Sunday lunch at their cafe/ restaurant it was delicious as were all the other meals taken there. All in all a restful peaceful holiday .

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, exceptionally clean, lots of little extras."

    Lovely welcome pack, very comfy bed. We intend to stay again

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent. Peaceful."

    Clean. Everything we needed. Lovely welcome gift, which was much appreciated, and not forgetting our dog.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent stay and a lovely cottage."

    The owners have gone above and beyond and have thought of everything you could possibly need,very impressed. We were welcomed to some lovely home made cake which was a delicious treat after our long drive,a box of chocolates,biscuits and a bottle of wine, They even thought to put a pint of milk in the fridge which again was a very nice thoughtful touch. The cottage itself was cosy but felt bigger because of the openness of the design which gives it a nice airy and spacious feel. It’s a bit quirky and works well. For me it was a perfect holiday home. Even the wildlife was impressive,one morning a weasel ran across the lawn. My only slight criticism was that the bed felt slightly sunken in the middle,so not the perfect sleep but a new mattress would fix that. But overall we loved it ,very good stay and very well equipped ,I would happily book again next time I fancy a break in Devon.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2024

  • "This cottage was in a very nice and quiet location."

    We enjoyed the week very much and will be returning this year if possible. The owners were very helpful when we needed to contact them but they were respectful of our privacy. We had an excellent Sunday lunch and Maxine was very helpful and approachable. The cottage is right opposite Compton Castle which we would like to visit. What a great holiday - thanks.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Perfect place to stay for relaxing."

    Surrounded by farm land and a quiet little village. The cottage was immaculately clean on arrival with a nice welcome pack and received an excellent welcome by the proprietor . The cottage is located in a perfect spot for travelling to the sea side . Would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Domenico4.7Feb 2024

  • "Well maintained property."

    Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a pretty little cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    It was spotlessly clean. I can definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely well kept cottage situated on a narrow road,easy access to main area of interest."

    There are more than a few steps to property up a fairly steep incline. You park you car in main cafe car park away from cottage. Nice break.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, tucked out the way of the hustle - great base to explore."

    Good suntrap outside. Cottage supplies everything that is needed. Netflix even available for the rainy nights - would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wisteria Cottage is a special place."

    The location is excellent as you sit on the outside patio overlooking the trees surrounding Compton Castle. The facilities are excellent. Thank you for letting us share it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very thoughtfully equipped."

    Very generous welcome pack and little extras including treats for the dog. Tea shop/cafe next door does an excellent cream tea and by all accounts Sunday lunch is also very good. Cafe is not at all intrusive and is only open a few days a week. Overall a lovely peaceful place to stay and visit the Torbay area.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "A picturesque lovely property in a very peaceful village with a castle next door."

    The hosts have not missed out a thing and everything you need is in the property. Lovely people and very accommodating. You are within a couple of miles drive of lots of the major tourist destinations, if you want them or as we did on some days, site back and enjoy the weather and read a book in this very tranquil location,

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a marvellous week at Wisteria Cottage, everything was just as described if not better and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful."

    We look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2023

  • "Wisteria cottage, was very comfortable, cosy and warm, it was home from home, it was quiet and peaceful, everything was well organised, we would reccomend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage, well equipped and very clean and comfortable."

    The homemade cake and other goodies waiting for us on arrival were such a lovely touch. A stay here is definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped."

    Owners attentive and helpful. Wish we could have stayed for the full week but weather reports indicated we were likely not to get home on the following days. A nice quiet little break for two.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very touched by the gifts left for when we arrived."

    And the homemade cake was out of this world! Beautiful surroundings and very comfortable accommodation. We only wish we could’ve stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely warm clean comfortable cottage set in quiet surroundings with a great garden and field for dogs."

    An added bonus is the tea rooms/restaurant next door which serves delicious Sunday lunches through the winter. As it's on National Trust land there are lovely walks from the door and in the grounds of Compton Castle opposite. Ideally situated to explore this part of Devon.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Small, quaint and ideal for a couple and a dog."

    Ideally located.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely small cottage and spotlessly clean."

    Nice personal touches - Christmas tree and wreath,flowers, wine, chocolates mince pies, tea, coffee milk, biscuits etc. Very dark country lanes when driving at night. Enjoyed our stay but it rained for seven days.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage set in a wonderful location."

    The owner couldn’t have been more helpful and obliging. The accommodation was absolutely amazing and perfect for our needs. Being centrally placed it was ideal for visiting the local towns all only around 5 miles in each direction. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Wisteria Cottage."

    The cottage was beautiful and on arrival there was a lovely welcome pack. It is a perfect place to stay if you want to explore South Devon or just sit back and relax. Compton Castle is in walking distance and a great place to visit. We wish we could of stayed longer and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice property, extremely well equipped."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was located in a quiet and tranquil location, almost opposite the castle itself."

    It was well equipped with everything you would need even down to hair straighners! Ideal for two with your 4 legged friend who also benefitted from a jar of dog treats. Lovely welcome pack of chocolates, biscuits and wine and milk. Really comfy bed. Cottage well placed for visits to Dartmouth, Totnes, Paignton, Salcombe etc... Marine and Darton very helpful. Would definitely recommend, and will be back.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, ideal for two."

    Bit difficult to find, especially with a 'road closed' But not their fault. Well equipped. Very good for visiting all the places we wanted to see.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and largely comfortable."

    The location along narrow lanes is tricky in places; this was compounded by water main problems that meant we had to negotiate a diversion that was not signposted. We felt that a small occasional table by the single armchair would be a useful addition. The steps do make this cottage unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems. We never saw the owners at all. Think it would be a courtesy for them just to greet their visitors.

    Reviewed by Audry4.1Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is an amazing find."

    Set in a lovely rural village, away from the hustle & bustle of the town, it was so peaceful & relaxing. The cottage has all the amenities you need & even though I took a lot of items I thought it would not be included (like bin bags & tea towels) they were already provided. A lovely welcome pack was awaiting our arrival which even included dog treats for our little doxie, who we took with us (she enjoyed them very much!). One of the best cottages I’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great compact and cosy cottage with everything we needed for our stay."

    Lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2022

  • "What a little gem this cottage is and how hospitable the owners are - they’ve thought of everything."

    We sat on the patio and they served Sunday lunch it was wonderful- The accommodation perfect- cleanliness 10/10 I think anyone would be hard pressed to find any fault - Yes, up some steps but absolutely well worth the trudge and clearly mentioned in the description- don’t let this put you off !! Genuine folk doing a smashing job and they deserve a Pat on the back xxxx One of the best cottages on I have stayed in !

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, exceeded all expectations."

    Could not have asked for more. Thank you for having us

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wisteria cottage is beautiful, tastefully decorated throughout."

    The owners have thought of everything needed to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Could not fault it at all. Very tranquil setting. Would recommend the tearooms next door for Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, light snacks etc. Shame we had to come home.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Our only concern was the access up 23 high steps and then a slope which proved very difficult to climb carrying a suitcase etc. we are fairly fit pensioners, but this put a strain on us ., and made a difference how many times we went out. This should be made aware of ,and may have affected our booking ,

    Hi there, we do already mention steps in the listing for this reason. We are sorry these impacted negatively upon your holiday. We are glad you found the cottage to be clean and well-equipped - The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2022

  • "Our first time at Wysteria and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and spotlessly clean the cottage is."

    The welcome pack was certainly a nice touch and extremely generous consisting of wine, chocolates, biscuits, cake, milk and even doggie treats. It certainly is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, ideal for a couple looking for a relaxing holiday away from the noise. Also pet friendly, an added bonus, our little chihuahua loved it. We would definitely recommend Wysteria and we can't wait till our next stay there. Thank you for making our stay one to remember.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm welcome. Very clean and comfortable, and incredibly well equipped. Ideal location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic ,and everything we could have needed was provided ,and there was a very generous welcome gift for us too."

    The only drawback in our own situation was it is at the top of a hill up a lot of steps and hilly bank from the car park which would not be any good to elderly and people bad on their legs .

    Thank you for your feedback. We do mention that the property is accessed via a number of stone steps and would advise to get in touch with our helpful Reservations Team before booking to gather if a property is suitable. - The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage in lovely surroundings quiet,peaceful."

    Great location for places to visit would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to stay and the owner where lovely people"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderfully private, well equipped "bolt hole" in the heart of the countryside in South Devon, with easy access to many favourite tourist spots."

    . A great welcome to us all, including our cocker spaniel. Would recommend to any single person or couple!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wisteria cottage was the perfect cottage."

    Stepping through the door we were greeted by a lovely slice of homemade cake, a bunch of fresh flowers, a packet of biscuits, a box of chocolates, a pint of fresh milk in the fridge and not to forget a jar of treats for our 4 legged family member. The cottage was warm and cosy and equipped with everything you could ever need and more. Darton and Maxine were the perfect hosts. Maxine looked after the cottage to a very high standard and served us in the restaurant she was always very pleasant to talk to and polite. Darton was the Chef who cooked the perfect Sunday Roast, which we ate in the restaurant and a lovely 3 course evening meal which he kindly delivered to the cottage as the restaurant was closed for evening meals at this time of the year (March). The cottage location was a perfect base for exploring the area. We would definitely recommend this Cottage to anyone and we will definitely be back for another stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Wisteria Cottage and found the owners most helpful and the property was very well thought out with everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    A lovely spot with great access to so many places. We had a dog and he enjoyed his morning walks up the steep hills! Fantastic views from the top so well worth the effort. Would definitely recommend and hope to re-visit at some stage when Compton Castle (National Trust) and right opposite the property is open. Thank you very much for all the thoughtful touches.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas at Wisteria cottage, visiting family nearby."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It's very comfortable and cosy. The welcome pack from the owner was very generous and much needed after our long journey from Scotland. The location is very picturesque with a lovely big garden and many walks nearby. We would love to return again in the summer when the weather is better!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely stay in the cottage- great welcome pack on arrival which was a lovely touch, and the place just felt so cosy!"

    Just what we needed! Frank our dog had a lovely time too.

    Reviewed by Gaby4.4Nov 2021

  • "What a fantastic little hideaway!"

    Great facilities, from the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable bed. Immaculately clean. Table and chairs outside will be ideal in warmer weather to sit at and watch the local wildlife. If we could make one small suggestion, a little larger and more 'snuggly' sofa would just top off a stay at this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved our stay at Wisteria Cottage in a quiet, rural setting."

    The cottage was cosy, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Only gave a 'good' for comfort as the sofa was definitely not comfy. This would, of course, not stop us highly recommending the cottage and we would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.4Oct 2021

  • "The meals in the Restaurent were great."

    The owner and staff at the cottage were brilliant and a great welcome pack was waiting for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is an idyllic retreat for two."

    Next door to the property is a cafe/restaurant and the owner is happy to provide meals and snacks delivered to the door. The terrace is a tranquil and perfect sun trap.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Everything was new and matching. It was good to sit on the terrace taking in the scenery. The cottage could be improved by fitting a full length mirror. The only mirror is a small one above the basin in the en suite and it would be good to be able to see more than just your face.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The kitchen was amazing with everything you could need if you want to cook. The food at the tea rooms next door is really good. You do need a car to get around and there are steps and a steep path to get to the cottage so not good for people with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Mary Lynnette5.0Sep 2021

  • "Location, owner, facilities all contributed to a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2021

  • "Wisteria Cottage is beautiful and very comfortable in a beautiful location ideal for exploring this part of Devon."

    The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, the welcome pack was really exceptional and the level of cleanliness was outstanding.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Arrived to be met with some treats including a lovely lemon sponge cooked by Barton, who is the chef at the tearoom."

    a nice touch much appreciated. Situated in a pleasant garden - we saw rabbits, robins, pheasants and various birds whilst sitting on the patio. Everything in the cottage was new although we found the chairs a little hard. The owners run a tearoom next door opened usually whilst the National Trust property opened. Also opened for Sunday lunch and we took the opportunity of sampling the dinner which was excellent and we were offered the choice of eating in or having the meal delivered to the cottage. The cottage is in a very quiet spot but close enough to the towns of Brixham, Paignton, Babbacombe and Torquay area of Devon. We look forward to returning sometime in the near future.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2021

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  • One bedroom with king-size bed, TV and en-suite shower
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, sitting area and dining area.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi and bluetooth music speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front patio garden with table and chairs
  • One well behaved dog welcome, sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles, pub 1 miles, beach 3.5 miles
  • Note: This property is reached via a number of stone steps
  • Note: This property has low beams in the bedroom
  • Note: Wifi is available for browsing and email, however it is not suitable for streaming

The property

In a quiet setting, with lovely views over the garden is this pretty semi-detached cottage.

Accessed via several stone steps and a gravelled sloping pathway, Wisteria Cottage is picture perfect and an ideal base for couples.

This former dairy has been newly converted to create a bright and airy living space with original windows, hand stripped wooden floors, beamed ceilings and vibrant eye catching fabrics.

On the ground floor in the spacious living/dining room you can gather with your loved one for film nights in front of the TV and dinner for two at the dining table.

You will want for nothing in the sleek, modern kitchen with its smart wooden surfaces and high gloss cabinets.

When you're ready to retire, you'll find the gorgeous bedroom set on the mezzanine level with a TV and an en-suite shower room.

Wisteria Cottage adjoins the owners popular tea rooms (open Tues-Thurs and Sunday), stay and enjoy a light lunch, cream tea or Sunday lunch or take your feast to your own private patio whilst taking in the cottage garden views.

And with much to do nearby, you'll want to explore the local area.

The National Trusts Compton Castle is just a few minutes walk away.

Head into the bustling centre of Paignton where you can stroll along the esplanade, visit the Victorian Pier or enjoy a fish and chip supper on the green.

For days out, why not head Paignton Zoo Environmental Park or catch the steam train to Kingswear and then on to historic Dartmouth by boat.

The awe-inspiring South West Coastline offers a challenging hike across rugged clifftops and taking in some charming villages.

Further afield are Dartmoor National Park and the golden sandy beaches of the South Hams.

Wherever you spend your days, Wisteria Cottage is sure to delight.

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

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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
  • Christmas