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Rookwood

Drewsteignton, Devon (Ref. 1000312)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful cottage with excellent facilities and superb cleanliness."

    An amazing place for peace and tranquillity with wonderful walks on the doorstep. A gem in the Devonshire countryside.

    Reviewed by JudyAug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rookwood Cottage and the the cream tea on arrival was appreciated, overall the cottage was clean and well presented with some lovley touches but there were no curtains or blinds up in one of the bedrooms which we would have preferred to sleep in and the outside garden was in need of some attention and a good weeding as well as cutting back around the front door."

    The Cottage is only a short walk from the local pub and the villagers were welcoming and friendly but the pub did have a habit of running out of food so do go prepared, we really enjoyed our stay with some lovley places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2022

  • "Our stay was spoilt by the neighbours who became very aggressive that we had parked outside the property."

    There was no blockage of traffic however the neighbours obviously did not like us parking at the property.Spoilt which would of been a perfect holiday.We had considered booking for a third time but have now booked a property elsewhere.

    Reviewed by LinMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Rookwood cottage in the village of Drewsteighton."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and the cream tea waiting for us on arrival was much appreciated along as was the milk in the fridge. The village shop and pub were a short walk away and Drewsteighton was a good base for exploring the area the beautiful surrounding area.

    Reviewed by VeronicaApr 2022

  • "A period cottage that has all the mod cons, with walks starting from the front door, my dog loved it whether it was a quick run round the rabbit field or down to Hunters path and Fingle bridge, then take your choice left of right all lovely walks with a great pub to circle back to."

    The Drewes Arms is very welcoming with fantastic home style cooking. There's ample parking alongside the church and in the village car park, the village shop has the essentials - I had a great stay

    Reviewed by TimMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village, Madeline the housekeeper for the cottage is absolutely lovely!"

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2022

  • "Really comfortable and warm."

    There was an issue with the boiler but Maddy gave us a work around.

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2021

  • "Our second stay at Rookwood this year."

    Perfect, cosy and well appointed cottage. We will be returning to Drewsteignton which is quintessential Devon village. Excellent base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Really lovely week away comfortable cottage well equipped and relaxing were cautious of the stairs being steep but not an issue as lots to grab hold of when going up and down (banisters and hand rail) appreciated the 3pm check that didn't change due to Covid other holiday cottages since Covid are doing a lot later check in due to cleaning so nice this didn't alter and we were able to get in the cottage ."

    Dealings with Helpful holidays has been very good as well when unsure to book because of Covid and cancellations e.t.c they were very reassuring so thank you to all involved in making our holiday great .

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "If you are taller than 5ft 8in, beware low beam in lounge."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Had a great week in very clean and comfortable but quirky cottage."

    Charming welcoming host, village and friendly shop. Excellent area of Devon to visit. Lots more to see yet. Beautiful countryside and moors. We have booked to return for another week in November 21. Enough said ! I think, in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "The cottage was of such a beautiful standard."

    Spotless throughout and the house keeper Maddy ensured we were welcomed upon arrival with a beautiful cream tea. The cottage has everything you need along with tranquil seating areas out the front and back. Comfortably soft beds, hot plentiful showers and all whilst retaining the beauty of a grade 2 listed cottage. The beautiful village of drewsteington was peaceful and we loved everything about our stay here.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2021

  • "Scones jam and cream on arrival was a lovely touch."

    Reviewed by RichAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owner Maddy met us on arrival and gave us all the info we needed. An unexpected bonus was the local pub reopened during our stay after being closed for 18 months. Would definitely return to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    No parking space. Surrounding area full of narrow lanes so getting around was difficult

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Rookwood is a gorgeous cottage set in a delightful village."

    Maddy had prepared the cottage to an excellent level of cleanliness which made us feel at home as soon as we arrived as there was nothing to do but unpack and enjoy the cream tea provided. All the rooms are beautifully set with quality furniture. The tech is also great with a large TV and excellent wifi. The rear garden is a sun trap meaning we could enjoy evenings sat out after a day exploring. 10/10 Thank you.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Being greeted by Maddy, the caretaker who provided a really excellent service"

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "What an absolutely fabulous find of a holiday cottage."

    From the moment we arrived to a very warm welcome from the property housekeeper to the moment we left this beautiful well kept & brilliantly equipped cottage it was a dream. Perfectly located for exploring the surrounding countryside and further a field, with a fantastic local pub less than a mile away (the village one is currently up for sale) and a michelin* restaurant not even 5minutes walk away all add to the pluses of this property. We're already planning to return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by JaneneMay 2021

  • "Cottage was delightful in idyllic Devon village."

    It is surrounded by single track roads and parking is very tight outside cottage so best to park in village square. Be aware that the village pub is closed and up for sale. The Old Inn is the only other place in village which is £50 2 courses restaurant. There is small shop for essentials. Bed was super comfy. Ensuite tiny so used downstairs shower. Super big bath too. Cottage in spotless condition, beautifully furnished. Mind your head...low beams.

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2021

  • "Fabulous stay at a stunning cottage."

    Literally nothing I would change.

    Reviewed by MelApr 2021

  • "Wow, what a fantastic cottage."

    Beautiful furnishings. Fantastic log burner to warm you after a long walk around Drogo castle grounds and Fingle woods. A thoughtful welcome basket was waiting for us on arrival. This is an absolute gem. Thank you to Maddie for all the help and information and for caring so much about the cottage. You keep it looking beautiful.

    Reviewed by ShaunDec 2020

  • "Good week, great cottage, recommended, only minor comments are heater in kitchen doesn't work and the little step out of the en-suite bedroom is a toe breaker!"

    Needs a small slope or padding.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Rookwood is a delightful well-appointed cottage in a charming village."

    Parking outside the cottage can be a problem, but there is a car park and on-street parking very close by (one minute on foot). The village pub is closed unfortunately with no sign that it will re-open in the future.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2020

  • "A great cottage, super location, extremely well prepared and was everything we could have wanted or needed."

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2020

  • "This cottage was WOW from the moment we walked in."

    Maddy was so welcoming and friendly - exactly the right type of person to show us around (the little extras did not go unnoticed). The extra towels cupboard was wonderful. As the cottage is a fairly new rental everything was brand new and you could tell. We especially loved the range master oven. The bedrooms were so beautiful and the beds amazingly comfy. The soft furnishings were all top notch. The 4 negatives about the cottage are:- The spiders (albeit tiny ones)! How steep the stairs are (and incredibly shallow). A slip down these on the 2nd day resulted in a broken ankle! The kitchen has nowhere to store tinned food. Parking was a bit of an issue if you want to park directly outside the cottage (1 of our party has a disability so not being able to park outside was problematic) I would highly recommend Rookwood but wish I had known about the above when booking!

    Reviewed by NickyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, really."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. The ideal place for a relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by PaoloAug 2020

  • "Very pretty cottage, great location, recently renovated."

    Fantastic walks in all directions right outside the front door.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2020

  • "A very stylish, comfortable and cosy cottage that perfectly suited the two of us and our dog."

    Lots of walks direct from the cottage and just a couple of minutes walk from the local pub serving excellent home cooked meals. It was everything we could hope for and exceeded our expectations. Maddy keeps the cottage spotlessly clean and the Devon cream tea waiting for us on arrival was a very thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Staying at Rookwood was amazing."

    Nice, clean and cosy. Thankyou also to Madeline who made us feel so welcome and gave us helpful tips on areas to visit. Would definitely come back again, in the warmer months.

    Reviewed by VarshaFeb 2020

  • "Great cottage for 2 plus dog, might be a squeeze for 4 adults and the steep stairs might be a headache with small children or elderly."

    Good location in a lovely friendly village with excellent pub a stroll away across the churchyard. Very cosy and warm with top quality furnishings and very well managed by the excellent Maddie. Good walking on the doorstep, notably through the woods to Fingle Bridge and along the river to Chagford. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JudyJan 2020

  • "An extremely well appointed cottage in the very pretty village of Drewsteighton."

    Having Maddy our housekeeper meet us, show us around and settle us in with our complimentary goodies was a nice token and Maddy was extremely professional, friendly and helpful throughout stay, organising taxis as well as helping us with local recommendations for beauty spots, pubs and restaurants. Having the local Drew Arms pub within walking distance was a real benefit and plenty of wonderful walks for our dog on the doorstep.Very comfortable and cozy in front of the wood burner on a cold winters evening!

    Reviewed by BeverleyDec 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request
  • Steep uneven stairs with handrail
  • Roadside parking (not designated) and village car park available
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: An additional table can be supplied for guests during the Christmas period
  • Note: Property will be decorated for Christmas

The property

Surrounded by natural wonder and stunning scenery, Rookwood is a delightful base for families and friends to come together and explore the beauty of Dartmoor National Park.

This highly desirable area of Devon is ideal for those seeking peace and idyllic pristine countryside.

Step inside the stone white-washed cottage to be greeted by antique furnishings and English country cottage style.

Take a seat in front of the woodburning stove, taking centre stage in the traditional inglenook, or bring a book along and take a seat the modest dining table to enjoy the tranquility of the area.

Moving through into the kitchen/diner you will find that the stylish interior continues, with sleek cream white units and an impressive red Rangemaster cooker, this room is the perfect place to enjoy a home-cooked meal together and some quality family time.

When the evening draws to a close, take comfort in one of the two zip/link king-size bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room and the other being serviced by a ground-floor bathroom with luxurious freestanding bath and separate shower.

This pretty cottage ensures that everyone has a snug spot in which to relax, encompassed by a wonderful decor.

Enjoy summertime alfresco meals in the rear courtyard garden before heading out to explore the local area.

Drewsteignton enjoys a range of good pubs nearby and some excellent eateries.

After an afternoon rambling in the National Park or nearby Teign Gorge, why not take an evening meal by the river or in the nearby town of Chagford, where you'll find quaint shops and boutiques.

Further afield, the cathedral city of Exeter offers plenty of retail therapy and family-friendly attractions, whilst the beaches of the south coast can be reached with a short drive.

Rookwood is the ultimate choice for your country getaway to this wonderful area of Dartmoor in Devon.

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

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About the location

DREWSTEIGNTON

Chagford 3.6 miles; Okehampton 11.2 miles; Exeter 14.2 miles

Drewsteignton sits high above the River Teign as it meanders through a spectacular steep wooded Teign Gorge. It is a chocolate box village with a cluster of ancient cob and thatched cottages surrounding a square, complete with shop, ancient church, restaurant and very pretty pub.

Region Information

Steep uneven stairs with handrail.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas