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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent five days in March at Rookwood Cottage and would highly recommend it."

    The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with quality tableware and cookware which made the preparation and eating of meals a pleasant experience. The beds were really comfy and warm and both the en suite and downstairs bathroom were perfectly clean and with good showers. There was milk in the fridge and a delicious cake on arrival which was most welcome. Madeline, the housekeeper was available by phone if we had any problems, but aside from a some advice re operating the TV (failing on our part) we didn't need to disturb her. Rookwood is located in a quiet village and we unfortunately missed the opening of the new village pub by a couple of days. I'm sure future guests will enjoy a drink or two there now it's up and running. We would definitely recommend Rookwood without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "Rookwood is a well set up and comfortable holiday cottage in a beautiful village location."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is our favourite cottage we have stayed in."

    It was beautiful, comfy, clean had everything you need for a perfect stay away home from home. Beautiful stay.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Feb 2024

  • "Such a beautiful cosy cottage, spotlessly clean, gorgeous bed!"

    It is like someone’s beautiful cosy and comfortable, well decorated home and they have just given you the keys. One of the best we have stayed in and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot."

    Great walks on the doorstep and fantadtuc towns and villages nearby. Little outdoor maintenance required

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Nov 2023

  • "The rear garden could do with a little maintenance and a parasol would have useful but overall we loved the property very comfortable and clean."

    Thank you for your feedback - we’re so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. The courtyard is very sunny and we’re looking into getting a good parasol which can stay outdoors, winter and summer. We’ll also ask our garden maintenance service to take a fresh look at the plantings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and Maddy was very welcoming and helpful."

    Our only complaint was that the listing was not updated in a timely fashion to reflect the closure of the shop and pub. I discovered that by chance last October but was only notified by Sykes/owner in May of this year. Otherwise we loved our stay

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Jul 2023

  • "The interior of the propery is lovely, well equipped and maintained."

    However, the front and rear outside areas are a disgrace. They are overgrown, dirty and in need of serious attention. The back garden is overgrown,full of weeds and dead leaves and you cannot even see the front door as the bushes are so overgrown. I have photographic evidence of this. You also need to change your advert to reflect the fact that the local pub and shop are no longer open. This renders the village quite lifeless in my opinion. The nearest proper shop is over 3 miles away (The Local Church is trying to provide essentials). We have not really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, the contents of which have been noted. We are in the process of taking updated photographs of the front and back courtyards of the cottage – the creepers on the front of the cottage have grown and a new photo is in order. The plantings in the back courtyard are now permanent plantings (mainly agapanthus) which are more water wise. Our housekeeper has informed us that there were self-seeding plants growing between the pavers but as most guests expressed a preference for no plants between the pavers, these have been removed. As far as the pub and shop go, the tiny and ancient Drewe Arms and the tiny shop within Drewsteignton have both closed. However, the beautifully situated Fingle Bridge Inn on the banks of the river Teign set within the Fingle Woods is within 1 mile of the cottage. The Fingle Woods is run by the Woodland and National Trusts and is crisscrossed with public footpaths, some of which can be accessed right in front of the cottage. Castle Drogo overlooks the Teign Gorge and can be accessed via this network of footpaths (as well as by road). Castle Drogo itself is 1.4 miles from the cottage and has a wonderful café. The small and picturesque market town of Chagford is 3.6 miles away and has a grocery store, a bakery, a florist, a wine shop, a delicatessen catering for picnics, a pharmacy, the well-known James Bowden & Son Hardware & Moorland Centre and several other shops and pubs including the Three Crowns. The cottage is also within the Waitrose online shopping delivery area. Drewsteignton is a small and quiet village with no big road running through it set within the Dartmoor National Park with all the Park has to offer. In our view, this is what makes Drewsteignton such a delightful place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate2.8Jul 2023

  • "I think Rookwood is ok-ish (with a few notable issues) but it's hugely over priced for what it is and generally feels like the owners have done all they can to maximise their profits and not put any care into anything."

    The photos make it look MUCH bigger than it is, and it's seen better days - I can't upload the pictures I took but the garden is not the flowery oasis you see in their pictures, it's a yard full of weeds and the smell of the oil tank in the corner wafting over you if you sit out there. The beds were incredibly uncomfortable - super soft and hard to lay flat on without rolling into the middle. You also have to arrive via some very narrow but busy roads so hard for driving, although the cottage itself is peaceful. The lounge is nice but despite them saying they always provide firewood, what they mean is only during some months of the year. Although you wouldn't expect to need it in July we did and so had the expense of buying some locally (we would have brought with us if we'd known), although there is central heating but part of the reason we'd paid extra for the cottage was because we like a fire. We didn't use the upstairs shower, as others have said, it clearly leaks as you can tell from the large stain on the carpet. As others have said, the shop is permanently closed and the pub is for sale so won't be available any time soon and should therefore be removed from the listing - rather than just putting a note on the page and leaving the bullets so if you're searching for somewhere with those facilities it'll still come up, this is very dishonest. And as others have said, we were told about this change very late on. The saving grace was the excellent housekeeper Maddy who not only kindly offered to post something I'd accidentally left behind, she also came and saved us when we got locked out the back as there was nothing to warn us the back door locks automatically if you go out. Thank you for your help Maddy.

    Thank you for your feedback, the contents of which have been noted. The descriptions of the pub and shops have been updated to reflect that the tiny and ancient Drew Arms and the tiny shop within Drewsteignton have both closed. However, the beautifully situated Fingle Bridge Inn on the banks of the of the river Teign set within the Fingle Woods is within 1 mile of the cottage. The Fingle Woods is run by the Woodland and National Trusts and is crisscrossed with public footpaths, some of which can be accessed right in front of the cottage. Castle Drogo overlooks the Teign Gorge and can be accessed via this network of footpaths (as well as by road). Castle Drogo itself is 1.4 miles from the cottage and has a wonderful café. As far as shopping goes, the small and picturesque market town of Chagford is 3.6 miles away and has a grocery store, a bakery, a florist, a wine shop, a delicatessen catering for picnics, a pharmacy, the well-known James Bowden & Son Hardware & Moorland Centre and several other shops and pubs including the Three Crowns. We have taken up with our housekeeper the fact that you were not provided with a starter pack of wood for the woodburner and agree with you that this should be there even in July. Maddy usually contacts all our guests telephonically before their arrival to discuss their requirements regarding wood. Similarly, we will discuss with her your comments regarding weeds in the courtyard. We also agree that it is time to upgrade our photograph of the courtyard – the furniture and plantings have changed since that picture was taken. The cottage was completely renovated internally in 2019 by a professional designer with new flooring, a new kitchen, a remodelled family bathroom (with bath and shower) and all new furniture as well as the inclusion of the small en suite shower room. We know that the en suite is small but we felt it was better to have it than not to have it and the cottage is Grade II listed so it is not possible to have a more extensive en suite. The shower door in the en suite does seal if fully closed. The decision was made at that time to include a hotel quality king zip/link bed to accommodate those guests who prefer twin beds if necessary. We will review that decision and we are contemplating changing to a normal king bed in light of your criticisms. To conclude, we and our housekeeper Maddy have taken your negative comments on board. Drewsteignton is a small village but we think it is a delightful one. The last few miles of one’s journey does involve the driving on small country lanes but the fact that there are no big roads going through the village is one of the things, in our view, that makes it a special place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline2.2Jun 2023

  • "Good evening, I wish to make a complaint about inaccurate listing information, and deceitful communication."

    When we booked the cottage, Rookwood, (March 23) our search criteria included local pub and shop. Drewsteighton had both, so we booked a 7 night stay in Rookwood. A very late notification email received 12th May informed us, the pub and shop had closed. Due to the short time frame before we were due to travel, (2nd June), my search for an alternative cottage offering the same facilities we required came back unsuccessful. We had no option to cancel without incurring full loss of all monies paid. So we had to go ahead with the holiday knowing we already had a big compromise on our preferences for amenities we could walk to. We left the property on Tuesday 6th, rather than Friday 9th, cutting short our stay due to not managing without the local facilities which left us remote and cut off. My complaint is that the pub and shop closed back in October 22, 5 months before our booking. Your reviews for Rookwood confirm this as you had other complaints about the same miss information posted on your website. Not only did you leave inaccurate information up, you also left it too late to inform us of these closures, for us to be able to rebook more appropriate accommodation for our needs. I have taken screenshots of reviews and replies, that I can send, but you can see them on your own website, confirming what I have said. The closures were in October 22, in March 23 these facilities were still listed, we were not informed till May 23, after the cut off period for cancellation without deductions had passed or enough time to rebook alternative. This is totally unacceptable and looks like planned miss advertisement to encourage holiday makers to book what has become a very remote cottage. I do expect to receive a reply back from you as soon as possible. Regards S Hinton

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Jun 2023

  • "No warning of how dangerous entry and exit to the 1st floor toilet/shower could be for an older infirm person."

    Reviewed by John3.1May 2023

  • "We loved the cottage so pretty, however we did find the bed in the ensuite room really uncomfortable as we kept rolling into the middle, the ensuite had a leak which was showing on the carpet in the bedroom so we only used it once, luckily there was a lovely bathroom downstairs."

    And finally we booked the cottage on the premise that there was a village shop and pub, both have been closed for a considerable time way before we booked Rookwood at Christnas, please amend the location description.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "Rookwood is a cosy and well furnished cottage in a sleepy Devon village on the outskirts of Dartmoor."

    The cottage is well equipped for a holiday and is a comfortable base for exploring the area or just chilling out in. We were a family of four adults staying for 3 nights in May and had a great long weekend. Maddie the housekeeper had left milk and a cake for our arrival and our stay was over all too soon. I'm sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    What annoyed us was the fact that the pub closed last year and the shop not long after. Lucky the church has some tinned food and other necessary items, plus a fridge with butter bacon and sausages.. One day a week there are vegetables for sale. You need to rectify this in your description. NO PUB, NO SHOP. If I had known this before hand I’m not sure I would have booked.

    Thank you for your feedback and bringing this to our attention, we are sorry that we were not made aware of the closure of the pub and shop. It has been confirmed that both are closed for the foreseeable future, as you mention there is a temporary shop set up at the back of the church for visitors and locals as a temporary measure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning village."

    Unfortunately, the shop/postoffice and pub are currently shut which we would like to have been made aware of before arrival - a small note in the folder in the cottage was a bit late ! The cottage has all the comforts of home, however there was absolutely no storage in the kitchen as the drawers & cupboards were full of utensils and other things. The outside area was terrible and clearly hadn’t been weeded or looked at for a very long time. The weather wasn’t great but I wouldn’t have wanted to sit outside surrounded by weeds and dead plants anyway. It was a shame as the pictures on the website description show how it did look. The bedrooms were a really generous size but again let down by minimal storage - adding a dress rail to hang clothes in each room would be perfect. The beds were all very comfy with good quality bedding. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. The bathrooms were beautiful, the en-suite was very small but that added to the charm. We walked to the nearest pub - Fingle Bridge which was amazing but do check opening times as it’s not always open. There is parking by the pub but this gets very busy with walkers, otherwise it’s an extremely steep hill or across a muddy field. A community shop has been set up in the church which a lovely local explained to us and they also have a small produce market in there on a Tuesday & Thursday. Parking wasn’t a problem we parked by the church wall which was a 2 minute walk away or there was plenty of parking in the village square or car park.

    Many thanks for providing your feedback following your stay at Rookwood. We were unaware of the closure of the local pub and shop and have now amended our listing to ensure all future visitors are made aware of this. We have spoken with the housekeeper regarding the kitchen cupboards and to the owner regarding the outside area. Despite these issues we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Rookwood. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage."

    Lovely place to stay warm and cosy with great facilities. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom was lovely, as was the bedrooms. The local pubs are worth a visit as is the pubs in other nearby villages. Would definitely go back if we are in the same area again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Luckily we only used one room on this stay , and we’re concerned by the absence of curtains in second bedroom."

    We mentioned this to the caretaker and are pleased to hear this has now been addressed for the next guests . A lovely characterful, cosy and charming cottage. Beautifully clean on arrival with milk and thoughtful welcome cake.this has to now be in our top three Dartmoor cottages. Lovely peel of church bells made it extra special.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Feb 2023

  • "Our fourth stay at Rookwood; as usual the cottage was prepared by Maddy to the highest standard with a sumptuous welcome pack."

    Rookwood is ideal even when the weather is at its worst just to relax in its charm is very restorative. Looking forward to our next visit in 2023.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage, well designed and thought out with lots of character."

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cosy delightful cottage with a lovely fire In a tiny very quiet village."

    .pub and shop permanently closed (was not informed of this) No problems in parking.. Cleanliness of cottage immaculate... huge stylish bath Nice to have heating when you need it.. Beds very very comfy, but! As they are interlocking you sink to the middle of them which disturbs your sleep..Linen is beautiful... i would highly recommend grip rods to steps..or take the carpet up! As you say they are very steep! The handrail does help! However you do need to be fit on your feet.. All mod cons you could ever want are provided in this cosy cottage Some washing machine detergent would have been great! Tea/coffee/ and milk with a beautiful cake left for us was very thoughtful... A back garden light would of been good to have... Bulb in cupboard were washing is not working Blind in kitchen broken.. Housekeeper was aware of this..wasnt an issue tho as we really enjoyed watching the birds in the garden... Having so many tv channels prime and Netflix amazing beutiful large tv, along with beautiful furnishings. Locals very welcoming Beautiful church on your doorstep Please note due to time of year many attractions are closed Such as canonteign falls and steam trains... highly recommend house of marbles and the superb endsleigh garden centre near ivybridge..its a wow for christmas displays. Overall a very beautiful quirky cottage and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Abs4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rookwood."

    It was beautifully clean and tastefully appointed. It is very sad that the village shop and pub closed on our first day.

    We are hopeful that the pub and shop will reopen soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Not very pensioner friendly Parking is a problem."

    Garden needs tidying. Weather was good, liked Drewstanton very much,a bit cut off from the coast did not spoil holiday

    We have passed the message about the garden on to the cleaner as she is responsible for it. We do mention roadside parking (not designated) and the village car park available. Nothing can unfortunately be done about it (Drewsteington is a very tiny village). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derick3.1Sep 2022

  • "Loved this place not far from Teign Valley which we used to walk via fingle bridge Nice and compact, small yard with table and chairs which we used weather permitting, lounge comfy, stairs are steep, bedrooms where good, small ensuite in the one room other bathroom downstairs yes really enjoyed our stay, sad to leave x 4 adults and 1 dog."

    Maybe some extra storage in kitchen for food etc we was kind of cluttered up around work surface and shrubbery needs a trim in yard and around front door and window We

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Judy5.0Aug 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 Anthony4.7Jun 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 Lin5.0May 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 Veronica4.7Apr 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 Tim5.0Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really comfortable and warm."

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

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Dec 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 Jane5.0Nov 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 Rebecca5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 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 Jane4.4Sep 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 Lesley5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 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 Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

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

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 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 Richard5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 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 Janene5.0May 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 Marie5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous stay at a stunning cottage."

    Literally nothing I would change.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Apr 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 Shaun5.0Dec 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 Ian5.0Oct 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 Roger5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 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 Nicky5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, really."

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

    Reviewed by Paolo5.0Aug 2020

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

    Fantastic walks in all directions right outside the front door.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 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 Karen5.0Feb 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 Varsha5.0Feb 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 Judy5.0Jan 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 Beverley4.7Dec 2019

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  • 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
  • Pub approx 350 yards, shopping and further pubs in nearby Chagford (3.6miles)
  • 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 at the modest dining table to enjoy the tranquility of the area.

Moving through into the kitchen/diner 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 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 wonderful decor.

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

Drewsteignton boasts a good food pub and some excellent eateries within driving distance.

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


Chagford 3.6 miles; Okehampton 11.2 miles; Exeter 14.2 miles

Drewsteignton is a chocolate box village resting between Whiddon Down and Exeter in the Dartmoor National Park, Devon. The village sits high above the River Teign as it meanders through a spectacular, steep wooded Teign Gorge and has a cluster of ancient cob and thatched cottages surrounding a square, with an ancient church. A choice of attractions include the National Trust's Castle Drogo, a country house with a medieval design, along with a selection of scenic walks to Hunter's Tor or through Stone Lane Gardens. Within easy reach of the village is the market town of Chagford where you can find further attractions and amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, The Old Forge Caffè & Restaurant, and the Three Hares Gallery showcasing local artwork. Further afield, you'll find the many walks and historic sites of Dartmoor National Park including Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Blackingstone Rock, and Canonteign Falls.

Please note: Steep uneven stairs with handrail.

Please note - The Post Office shop is closed until further notice. Chagford, approx 3.6 miles is a busy little town with several shops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas