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Little Gate Cottage

North Bovey, near Chagford, Devon (Ref. 975883)


(13 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Heel fijn huisje in een ongelooflijk mooie omgeving."

    Smalle weggetjes er naar toe is voor een grote auto wel een uitdaging. Een oase van rust.

    Thank you very much for your comments, we're so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. Using Google translate this review reads as: "Very nice house in an incredibly beautiful area. Narrow roads to it are a challenge for a large car. An oasis of peace." Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean-pierreJun 2022

  • "We stayed here for the second time, and although small, the cottage is fine to stay in for a week or so, and the location very pretty."

    BUT we were rather concerned, when we came back one evening, after having dinner at the pub, to realise that somebody must have been in the house. Nothing was missing or mislaid, but the outside light was on, and the stair door was shut which we never ourselves shut. It was a very unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling, and probably means we shall not come back.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We have checked with our housekeeper and our local builder, as they are the only people who have keys to the cottage and neither of them accessed the property. Perhaps maybe one of your party may have closed the stair door before leaving the property and turned the outside light on ready for your return? It’s improbable anyone unauthorised got in and we wish to reassure you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JetteSep 2021

  • "The cottage was very nice but a bit isolated for us ."

    The Dinning room entrance is very low there is no mind your head sign .I hit my head a couple of times . We cleaned the the cottage al over .But I had a bill for 90 pounds on my return for cleaning carpets . The owners should expect fair wear and tear.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased to hear you like the Little Gate Cottage. We do agree with you the dining room entrance is low this why we mention it the property description. Wear and tear is something to be expected at the property and take the comment on board. But damage to the property by dogs is something not considered not as wear and tear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2021

  • "The photographs for the cottage make the rooms look quite large, they are in fact small."

    I think that people should be made aware that the door way into the dining room is very narrow. If you were very tall and over weight you probably would'nt be able to get through it!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, we are sorry if you missed the mention of the narrow doorway in our description, where we do also mention the height of the low lintel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "This was a get away from it all holiday and this location met all we wanted."

    Would describe as comfortably rustic. Probably not for people with limited mobility.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "Really beautiful location."

    Perfect for walkers. Cottage has excellent facilities and was extremely welcoming and comfortable. The beds were so plush, kitchen well equipped and the log burner a real treat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cottage and would definitely go again. Thank you for the much needed comfort break.

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2020

  • "A really wonderful and peacefull stay for three nights at this cosy cottage."

    Located in a picture-postcard village with a fantasic pub next door serving quality food that is open all day. Lots of trails pass through the village and we were able to take a number of tors including Hayter Rocks in a circular route from the front door. We took a 30min walk for meal at Morton one evening and Chagford is a short drive away which is well worth a visit. The guestbook is full of complimentary reviews which is at odds with some online reviews. Ignore the ones online as this was the perfect staycation in great location.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2020

  • "We specifically asked for a garden that our dog could relax in, we even phoned your offices to double check this, yet all we had was a tiny courtyard with no grass and that was difficult to access between the walls and plant growth."

    Also the photograph is of the pretty adjoining cottage next door which mislead us in regards of what we thought the property was like and to the extent that we couldn't recognise the actual property on arrival. This is just viewable in the background of the exterior pictures. Everything you need was there, but pretty basic. Location and the excellent Ring of Bells pub were the highlights.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and the garden would be too but it is overgrown and unusable, not as represented on the website."

    The location is superb, very peaceful and quiet. A gardener is desperately needed, otherwise very good.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "To begin with: The photo of the property on the 'advert' is not accurate as it actually depicts the neighbouring property - this is due to the angle from which the photo is taken - the neighbours property proceeds Little Gate Cottage."

    As dog owners who instructed that we would be taking our dog expected the garden to be outside the door of the cottage. In fact it was across a driveway to a neighbouring property. It had the appearance of somewhere which had not been touched by a gardener for many months. The 'garden furniture' was in a disgusting state - so dirty that we would never consider using it. To describe the area as a garden is taking a liberty, it would better be described as a wilderness. The cottage itself needed a good clean. The décor is tired and needs updating. Throughout our stay we could not get any reception on the television. After taking one look at the cooker we decided that we would not use it due to its filthy condition. We will never return to this cottage

    The first photo on the website shows the two cottages in relation to the green. The second photograph shows Little Gate Cottage itself. The website describes that the garden is accessed via the neighbours' driveway. Thank you for highlighting the issue with the garden being overgrown. The Owners have a garden maintenance contract and discovered that the team had missed their scheduled appointments. This has now been rectified. We have passed on your comment regarding the cooker to our long term cleaner who has regularly received excellent reviews. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

  • "It was a beautiful cottage, set in stunning surroundings and Sykes have been so easy and efficient when booking the cottage."

    We will definitely used the website again!!

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2019

  • "Generally good facilities as shown, trip advisor reviews don't match those in the visitor book - generally good reviews shown overall."

    Some dated decoration but homely and warm. The downstairs cream carpet showed the usage but was ok. Well stocked kitchen area and the cottage had a new wood burner which was great, I think we may have been the first to use this as it was burning off something the first couple of uses, but was no bother after that. A cosy cottage and great for our visit, we were out most of the day exploring. The outbuilding with the washing machine and tumble drier was handy as we were quite muddy after cycling! Didn't use the garden area (not warm enough to sit out). The flowers and cake on arrival were lovely, thank you. We had a great week there and it is a super base for exploring the moors. Lambs nearby as we went in April and even the occasional owl hoot for added wildlife! The ring of bells pub 20m up the road is great as is the Bridford inn (in Bridford!), super food and a range of ales, if that is your thing. There are many other good pubs around as well!

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2019

  • "Very welcoming cottage in a extremely beautiful location Local shops close by."

    Ring of Bells pub three doors up offer excellent food. Cottage is lovely, very comfortable however starting to look a little tired, flaking paint on bedroom walls etc. Basically a lick of paint then it’s ten out of ten.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen area
  • Dining room.
  • Night storage heating with wood burning stove, first basket of logs provided free and subsequent £2
  • Microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for one car, 40 metres down the lane, past the property
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking.

The property

This pretty semi-detached thatched cottage is situated on the Dartmoor Way lane in the pretty little peaceful village of North Bovey.

Dating from the 17th century and Grade II listed, it is a charming and atmospheric place for a family or friends to enjoy the splendid surroundings.

On the ground floor the sitting room is...


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Lounge Laundry

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

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About the location

North Bovey

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas