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Grooms Cottage

(Ref. 975996)

Talaton, near Ottery St Mary, Devon Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at Groom's Cottage as part of a group of 9 in 3 of the cottages, this being the smallest."

    This was great for 2 but did lack a bit of cupboard space in the kitchen. It was Christmas however and you tend to have a lot of "stuff!" All the cottages are fabulously appointed and well positioned in a nice little village only about 30 mins from the coast and various great places to visit. Thoroughly recommend all the cottages and worked very well as a larger group all coming together in the largest for dinners. Diana was a fabulous host, thank you so much for a lovely stay, we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 2023

  • "Grooms Cottage was extremely well designed and contained everything needed to make our stay very comfortable."

    We would highly recommend this property to any potential guests.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful relaxing cottage in great location."

    We had a special week with our family who were in the cottage next door. Diana was very helpful and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. A great place to explore the area. Even though the weather was not wall to wall sunshine the cottage was just like being at home. We really didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a return visit to Grooms Cottage because we liked & enjoyed it so much last year when we stayed there."

    It did not disappoint. We had a lovely fortnight's stay. The weather was a little iffy for the first week but, because the cottage was so comfortable, it wasn't a problem staying indoors! Diana, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful & accommodating. I was impressed with the care taken in the freshening up, linen change & cleaning of the cottage for our second week. Fresh flowers, coffee pods & prosecco too. A welcome touch. The cottage is well placed for amenities (a village Community Shop, Ottery St Mary & Honiton) & site seeing. Lots of good walking in the area too. Thanks again, Mary & Dave

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Grooms Cottage after a break of five years, and equally as enjoyable as our first experience."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2023

  • "The most well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, everything has been thought of."

    A real home from home in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a super week at Grooms Cottage."

    Extremely comfortable, peaceful & with your every need catered for, (including our dog!) what more could you ask for. Well positioned between Ottery St Mary & Honiton & a very good Community Shop & pub almost on the doorstep. We'll be back, many thanks

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Incredible stay at Grooms Cottage and a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area."

    The property was absolutely perfect for 2 of us plus our black lab Daisy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was immaculate and we would 100% return again. Huge thanks to Diana who really was the perfect hostess

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing can not fault anything."

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very quiet and comfortable accommodation in a little village and on a lovely estate."

    Friendly owners that greeted and then said goodbye at the end of week. Nice meal at local pub and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a perfect setting."

    Would recommend to family and friends. Diana kept us well well informed before and during our staff. 5 *****

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Set in fabulous grounds with just the sound of birds singing."

    So relaxing with plenty of places to visit

    Reviewed by Don5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Grooms Cottage, fantastic location for us in a wonderful setting."

    Everything we needed was at hand and we had a very comfortable stay, a place we will be recommending to anyone visiting Devon.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2022

  • "A truly lovely property with everything we required for total comfort over Christmas whilst visiting family in the village."

    We shall be returning …. Thank you Grooms Cottage

    Reviewed by B5.0Dec 2021

  • "When it comes to booking places to stay, I take the time to do my research, especially when staying far from home."

    This trip was only 1.5hrs from home and reasonably last minute. So pleased I applied my usual OCD level of research finding this perfect Cottage in an excellent location with easy access to the coast. Evident that time and effort had gone into setting up the Cottage. Nice open plan, perfect for two with space for a third. Well equipped. Plenty of space to walk the dogs within the grounds of Talaton House. The fact that the cottage/Cottages are within the grounds adds to the overall experience. We had good communication with the owners prior to and during. We were made to feel very welcome. We look forward to staying here again

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful setting."

    Friendly village, lovely pub, beaches and countryside all close by. Best of both worlds. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Apologies, I’m a little late in my delivery,."

    This compact cottage is absolutely charming! An excellent reading/therapy room. VERY high spec (impressive). Surrounded by beautiful greenery. An ideal place to stay any time of year! The owner is delightful to say the least, most considerate. I would definitely, definitely recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful stay - cottage is quiet and secluded, situated in large grounds."

    Had everything we needed in the cottage for a comfortable stay. Our host was excellent. We enjoyed very hot weather and even with all doors open the cottage became very warm but without prompting a fan was dropped in to us which was most welcome! We look forward to returning one day

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was great."

    It was comfortable and relaxing and has everything we needed. It’s in a beautiful setting and was a great base for exploring the East Devon area. We really loved it.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Grooms Cottage was the best we have ever stayed in."

    The design, decor and equipment provided was second to none and the grounds it is set in are beautiful and peaceful. The owners are friendly and helpful. It’s position is good for visiting coast or countryside and there are lots of attractions to visit within a 10 mile radius.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful base for an active holiday in beautifully quiet east Devon."

    Perfect high quality accommodation with very helpful owners close by who will resolve any unexpected difficulties or queries about the facilities in the local area. Relative closeness of railway stations mean extra travel options to Exeter and beyond are possible.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Very well equipped accommodation - king size comfortable bed, very clean, good WiFi and well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely location set in the grounds of a beautiful house. Hope to return one day if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by April5.0Aug 2020

  • "I would thoroughly recommend The Grooms Cottage, it is just as stunning as the photos in the most beautiful and peaceful setting!"

    The owners were also so welcoming during our stay. When I am next in the area it will definitely be my first choice of place to stay !

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "I have nothing but praise to offer."

    The Groom’s Cottage exceeded expectations in every way: comfortable, well-appointed and spotlessly clean - a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very well equipped property Lovely quiet location Diana and Paul very welcoming and friendly people Would certainly recommend to everyone that wants to stay in East Devon Very easily accessible to great beaches and brilliant country walks Full marks all round!"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful tastefully appointed cottage in idillic setting."

    . Will definitely go back...

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really lovely property Even better than expected Very well equipped and nice ..."

    Really lovely property Even better than expected Very well equipped and nice touches like very welcoming touches Everything you need for a really relaxing break Diana and Paul very friendly and down to earth Would have no hesitation to say to anyone book you’ll have a great time

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful area of Devon."

    Our Host was so helpful and we will definitely visit this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2019

  • "Grooms cottage is an excellent location close Ottery st Mary and Exeter is in easy reach."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "A really well thought about accommodation, with all modern amenities."

    We are senior citizens and loved everything about this first class accommodation for the 4 nights we spent there. Exploring this part of Devonshire as well as looking up past dwellings was delightful. The cottage is based in beautiful grounds, peaceful countryside, has a convenient local village shop and an a friendly pub near by, which does adequate good meals. Excellent 5 star restaurant within easy reach by car, for dinner when required. A wonderful stay. Thank you for all your care and attention to detail, very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Professor Murray5.0Sep 2018

  • "Booking Grooms cottage was easy."

    The cottage was excellent, clean and comfortable finished to very high standard. In beautiful surroundings. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen, dining area and glazed doors to terrace
  • First floor mezzanine with single day bed
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Two well-behaved small dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 12 due to the mezzanine.

The property

Groom's Cottage in the grounds of striking Talaton House is a lovely, bright and airy cottage.

The living space is open-plan with a high ceiling and glazed doors on two sides leading to the pretty terrace.

The cottage has one bedroom, a smart ground floor king-size double bedroom with ceiling-high glazed door and at the top of a handsome oak staircase you'll find a single day bed on the mezzanine looking over the living area.

These share a shower/wet room.

Outside you'll find a little seating area and attractive gravelled terrace adorned with potted plants and pleached trees, and you are of course welcome to use the extensive lawns and grounds.

Talaton House Cottages

In the heart of Talaton is striking Grade II listed Talaton House, a former rectory, renovated from its 18th century origins and surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland and specimen trees. Beside the house, the original stables, Groom's Cottage (975996) and Hayloft (975999) have been finely converted with flair into four excellent cottages, all exceptionally well done with smart design, stylish furnishings, oak/tiled floors and sleek kitchens. A sweeping drive (shared with the friendly owners & main house) leads to the cottages. They all look over scenic parkland alongside the main house and you are welcome to wander the vast lower lawns (picnic benches, barbecue area, dogs on leads welcome) and peaceful circular woodland walk. Groom's Cottage (975996), Gardener's Cottage (975997) and Barley House (975998) each have a gravelled terrace (table/seating) at the front, made private with attractive planting and pleached trees. Loading/unloading outside the cottages; shared parking area, just beyond (10 to 30 yards). An outstanding location; much thought has gone into making these superb places individual, stylish and comfortable.

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

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About the location


Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year.

Note: This property does not accept children under 12.