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Ruggadon Farm Cottage

Chudleigh, Devon (Ref. 1043280)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic week at Ruggedon Farm."

    We could not have wished for a better week away in Devon. If your want some peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle its hard to imagine a better place. Rachel and Nick have created a liitle slice of paradise and we can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage in the most stunning location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful throught our stay and made us feel so welcome. We couldn't have asked for more thank you

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2022

  • "A perfect stay - thanks to Rachel for ensuring I wanted for nothing."

    No hesitation to recommend this idyllic cottage and perfect host. Will be returning!

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2022

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage with a friendly and helpful owner, Rachel."

    We really enjoyed our Christmas break.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "The cottage has been beautifully done out and was very comfortable."

    Finding it is a little tricky, although Rachel provided very clear directions - the private road leading to the cottage is down a steep lane with a sharp turn off the "main" road. If you are not used to driving in country lanes, it takes a bit of getting used to in this area! It was very relaxing to sit and enjoy the views from the cottage and we loved sitting outside in the sunshine (when we were lucky enough to have it in early October) looking across to Dartmoor and being surrounded by nature, birds, sheep and horses. The cottage was very warm and cosy and there is a fabulous selection of books to read. The kitchen space is quite small - so better to plan on less ambitious meals, although there are all the pots and pans, etc. that you need. We didn't walk to the local pub, but I believe it is possible across the fields. Chudleigh, the nearest small town has all you need for food shopping etc. Rachel provided a number of essentials and a lovely bottle of fizz to celebrate our anniversary - all in all, a lovely place to spend a week, especially if you want to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "A truly lovely cottage which was beautifully furnished and well equipped."

    Rachel was great at keeping in touch with us and sending information before the holiday. She made us very welcome and we had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great set up with everything you need for a week away."

    The owner Rachel had left some provisions which was kind and made sure we had everything we needed. Beautiful setting and friendly cat! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2021

  • "The cottage and gardens are absolutely gorgeous."

    We had a fantastic week long stay and would highly recommend booking.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "A beautiful converted barn, set in amazing grounds."

    Well equipped particularly appreciated all the sharp knives in the kitchen and the excellent library in the bedroom!

    Reviewed by JaclynJun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent: clean, well equipped and comfortable - particularly the double bed."

    We really appreciated the well stocked bookshelves and useful maps. Rachel was a really friendly and welcoming host. The buildings are very characterful, and are set in a charming little valley. Just downhill from the cottage is a pretty garden with two ponds, and a good view. The rest of the grounds are also well worth seeing. We were particularly impressed by the steps taken to replant the orchard and preserve the wildflower meadow. The walk to Trusham (where there is a good pub) is a bit steep, but attractive.

    Reviewed by TimothyApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting overlooking the Devon countryside."

    Friendly owners and central location ideal for exploring. Top decor, homely and comfortable. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a lovely location, warm and comfortable."

    We appreciated the friendly welcome and provisions from Rachel. We were surprised there was no microwave which we would have used a lot. The second bedroom has no storage or hanging space for clothes, which would have been really useful.

    Reviewed by JacquiOct 2020

  • "Excellent property to use as a base to explore the Devon countryside."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "We were given a warm welcome on arrival by our charming host, Rachel."

    Before our arrival, we were a little apprehensive about the risk of Covid but Rachel dispelled our concerns when she explained all the measures taken to keep us safe. We also appreciated the welcome pack of food and drink. Ruggadon Farm Cottage is charming and very cosy and has all the conveniences that one wants on holiday. The description and photos of the property are accurate. We particularly liked the old apple pressing machinery featured in the master bedroom and the impressive library. The kitchen is very well equipped. TV reception and Wi-Fi are good as is the heating for chilly days The cottage is very quiet but is conveniently located for Chudleigh village (for provisions) and for sight-seeing on Dartmoor. The front of the cottage has a south facing aspect and we especially enjoyed having tea on the terrace in sunshine and with views over the attractive garden, featuring a small stream feeding two ponds, and farmland on Dartmoor. There are interesting walks around the grounds. Thank you Rachel and Nick for a lovely holiday and for the supply of fresh eggs and apples (all delicious!). We hope to see you next year. Brian and Jenny.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Ruggadon Farm Cottage."

    Rachel was very welcoming and helpful. She gave us wonderful eggs from her chickens and apples from her trees to munch on should we wish. Koskha the cat was a constant companion as we sat or wandered around the grounds (she even tried to go joy riding in the car!). All the animals were a delight, and the grounds relaxing and peaceful. The turning down to the farm is very sharp and to turn right coming out of the track again, you have to go left and turn in a lay-by as it's super tight. I would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location and very helpful and friendly host."

    I would recommend.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was fabulous!"

    Thoughtful interior design with lots of character retained from the original barn. The huge garden and surrounding land were amazing too. Wonderful location in pure countryside but close enough to the working town of Chudleigh with all required amenities. Loved the views from the top of the land, back over the cottage across to the hills beyond. Great setting from which to explore Dartmoor and the south Devon coast.

    Reviewed by OrazioJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday here, the cottage was lovely and the location fantastic."

    The views were gorgeous with a seating area provided along with sun loungers in the garden, the garden was beautiful with space for the children to play as well as meadow walks. The children were very taken with the friendly cat who lived on site. There was a welcome pack provided containing tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and wine, whilst we were there we were also offered eggs from the owners chickens. The only slight negative was a lack of space to put our clothes but this was only a minor point. All in all a wonderful and much needed break.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "Quiet, feels remote but is very close to key areas in South Devon."

    Welcoming hosts. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned gardens with pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Due to the pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults

The property

An elegant, 15th-century cottage within easy reach of both the coast and country, Ruggadon Farm Cottage stands next door to the owners property and is a truly delightful holiday home.

Whether you're seeking an escape as a couple to explore nearby Dartmoor National Park or are looking for a seaside escape as a family of four, this beautiful property offers all the essential amenities needed for a fantastic self-catered stay.

Inside, the open-plan living space has a plush seating arrangement inviting you to settle down in front of the television and is a fantastic spot for spending a relaxing evening in.

Moving past the thick, rustic beams of the room, the contemporary kitchen and dining area with stylish marble-style worktops and sleek navy units offer every culinary essential.

From the dining area are pretty views of the immaculate gardens beyond, the perfect backdrop to your dining experience.

Make your way upstairs to discover your two beautiful bedrooms, both boasting a wonderful library so you can delve into a good book.

The master king-size, with its original cider press workings is wonderfully restful.

A snug twin room is perfect for winding down in the evenings, why not end your day with a relaxing soak in the bath?

Ruggadon Farm stands in 30 acres of it’s own land (usually occupied by sheep), it borders a wild life trust site, has it’s own wild flower meadow; the owners are passionate about conservation.

Perfectly manicured gardens surround the property and you are welcome to explore; visit the ducks on the pond, before pulling on your walking boots and exploring nearby Chudleigh where you'll find quaint buildings and a welcoming atmosphere, as well as local shops, restaurants and pubs.

Further afield, a short drive away the historic city of Exeter hosts a wide selection of amenities and attractions including its Gothic cathedral, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery and famed underground passages - perfect for the history lovers among you.

Head to the coast at Teignmouth and stroll along the Victorian pier, build sandcastles on the long sandy beach, or venture to the Dartmoor National Park for scenic walking routes and luscious landscapes like no other.

Ruggadon Farm Cottage is the ultimate choice for your net escape to Devon.

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

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About the location

CHUDLEIGH

Newton Abbot 7.6 miles; Exeter 10.9 miles; Torquay 14.4 miles

Chudleigh is an ancient wool town resting in the Teignbridge District area of Devon, with plenty of history and scenic sights to explore at any time of year. The town has history dating back to the Saxon times, with many place names from this time still being seen today, as well as historic wonders such as caves at Rock, as well as an Iron Age hillfort overlooking the town. Chudleigh also hosts a good range of amenities, including two pubs, an English restaurant, convenience stores, quaint shops, and much more to assist on a self-catered stay. The Teign Valley is a dramatically steep wooded valley to the Eastern flank of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Dunsford in the North and Chudleigh to the South. The villages of Christow, Lower and Higher Ashton, Dunsford and Hennock are peaceful locations for holidays with beautiful scenery all around with hills, fields, rivers and stunning thatched cottages. The entire area in and around Chudleigh is a walker's paradise with magnificent views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the location and beyond. Spend a day in the tradition seaside town of Dawlish, perfect for relaxing beach days with a variety of family-friendly attractions and amusements, while The Lawn and Brook is where you can find the famed majestic black swans. Spend a day in the ancient town of Exeter, with its wonderful City Walls encompassing its centre as well as the wonders of its Gothic cathedral, Exeter Castle, and many more landmarks awaiting to be discovered. With easy access into the Dartmoor National Park, and within easy reach of all of the excitement of Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton, there's no better choice than a trip to Chudleigh to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.

Region Information

Note: Due to the pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times. Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults.