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The Cottage

Sampford Courtenay, Devon (Ref. 976086)


(16 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Very warm welcome & chat with Jon when I arrived, provided all info & stated thier door was always open if I needed anything or just to call."

    Although the cottage is on an arable farm with the owners house below the cottage, which you walk past to access the lovely indoor pool, I rarely saw or heard them, the majority of the time the only sound was the birds I wanted a peaceful retreat & that was exactly what I had, I wasn't disturb in any way. It was 6days before I saw Sue as she rode past the top garden with a very cheerie & friendly salute. Both Jon & Sue couldn't have been nicer & although very happy to chat with their guests they are equally happy to leave you alone. The Cottage is very well equipped, maintained & homely. The large terrace with its immaculately clean gas bbq & lounge chairs along with table & chairs is the perfect place to relax & with no obstruction it catches the sun all day. The cottage had everything I needed including washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, all towels etc etc & most importantly after a long drive, tea, coffee, sugar & milk. The open WiFi reached all parts of the house & for those days when the weather isnt favourable there is an abundance of books, videos & some games both in the cottage & the utility area. Sky TV is provided with the opportunity to sign into your Netflixs account etc I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the cottage not only for summer months but out of season as well, it would make a very cosy & comfortable winter holiday home & one I very much hope to return too. Thank you Jon & Sue for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by JacquiMay 2022

  • "The Cottage had everything we could need."

    Tea, coffee, sugar, and fresh flowers for our arrival was kind and thoughtful. Towels and toilet roll, another thoughtful touch. Kitchen is more than well-equipped for cooking and baking. Use of the owners pool and a small summer house for changing purposes, was fantastic. The peace and tranquillity was beautiful. I was lucky enough to see deer, and the friendly farm cats and dog who came to see us each day. The owners are welcoming and respectful of privacy. This truly is a gem in the countryside and we would be extremely happy to return.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "Such a delightful place to stay."

    My thirteen-year-old grandson commented that it must be a wonderful place to grown up. I have to agree. If it's 'getting away from it all' that you're looking for, then look no further. I've just recommended it to my friend in Switzerland, who often comes over for hideaway holidays. The facilities are excellent and of course, the heated indoor pool is the jewel in the crown. Sitting out on the sun terrace, all you can hear are the birds. Also, plenty of local small businesses worth a visit for cider and ice cream, plus a very welcoming pub in the village serving super food.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2022

  • "The property was fully up to expectations, although clearly subject to Covid-19 conditions necessitating minor changes."

    There was a warm welcome from the hosts ( and their pets). The standards of accommodation were high throughout and any reported faults or problems were quickly dealt with. It should be clearly borne in mind that this is a working farm and care must be taken when moving around the site. The half mile long driveway was a bit rough unless driving a 4x4.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage, it was very well equipped and comfortable , a very lovely cottage which could not be faulted."

    The only disappointing thing was the swimming pool, it was perfect for young children but not deep enough for adults.

    Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    It was spacious and well equipped. The owners and their family were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2019

  • "The location is idyllic, very peaceful."

    The owners live nearby and are very friendly and at the same time allow their guests their privacy.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy and would go back."

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a private and exceptionally quiet and peaceful location."

    Everything was very clean and the accommodation was perfect for our family of four - 1 adult and 3 teenagers. We are big home cooks and the cottage was amazingly equipped with everything we needed to cook all our meals in the cottage. We visited Lydford Gorge (amazing), Becky Falls and went riding on the moors from Cholwell Riding Stables. We were also able to visit Okehampton Show which was perfect for our farm/horse mad teenager. We wanted to have a cottage with its own pool and it did not disappoint - lovely and warm and much used by us all. I think it should be made clear that the swimming pool is not attached to the cottage but in a separate building. It should also say that the pool cover needs to be taken off and on - if the children had been little - like they used to be - I would have struggled to do this. I'm not complaining !! The pool was lovely but I was relieved they were old enough to help. The cottage had a lovely welcome package which was very much appreciated after a long drive. Thank you for having us, we loved it.

    Reviewed by CarenAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with lots of pots and pans, great crockery and cutlery."

    Swimming pool perfect temperature. Lovely countryside and an excellent location to explore Dartmoor. Bluebells near Meldon Quarry exceptional at the end of April when we visited.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage - very well equipped and a lovely home-from-home for the week."

    It was an extremely peaceful and enjoyable stay! Highly recommend :)

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2018

  • "A very nice cottage, the drive is long and a little rough, but well worth it for the views of Dartmoor from the patio, The pool is in a barn across the yard but is warm, and a great swim in late October, Beds are great, lounge large, kitchen has everything you could need,champagne and pint glasses!"

    An hour from Port Isac, an hour from Croyd, an hour from Beer, so very central!! Great star viewing as it is full dark!! at night. Great bird life from Wrens-Buzzards. A great break away from the bustle of modern life.

    Reviewed by MickOct 2018

  • "The information about an enclosed terrace garden is a bit misleading."

    With two dogs, we had thought it would be a bit more than the terrace from the living area for them to use.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2018

  • "Totally relaxing and very peaceful."

    Cottage was very comfortable and clean. A very informative booklet, great walks with lots of nature including deer. The swimming pool was a great added bonus.

    Reviewed by PruSep 2018

  • "Fab peaceful cottage with lovely verandah and relaxing pool."

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic property , beautiful location , great local walking and loads to do and see in the area"

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (6' zip-linked, 6'6" long bed) with en suite bathroom, 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1x twin with en suite shower-room
  • First floor open-plan living area with sitting area, with wood burning stove, French windows to decked terrace, kitchen and dining area
  • First floor WC and basin
  • External laundry/utility room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed terrace garden with indoor pool
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: This property is approached over ½ mile rough hardcore farm track
  • Note: Indoor heated swimming pool is available from 9am to 7pm and at other times by arrangement, closed Christmas and New Year period
  • Note: Paddocks and a covered yard are available for horses, by arrangement
  • Note: Disposable BBQ's are not allowed.

The property

1¼ miles from Sampford Courtenay, one of prettiest villages in mid-Devon, with its own indoor swimming pool, is this gorgeous thatched, cottage.

Named simply 'The Cottage', this beautiful chocolate box home has been renovated with great care and attention.

Inside the lofty, beamed, open-plan living space...


1st FloorGround Floor

Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Ensuite Ensuite Twin Bedroom Utility

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

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About the location


Okehampton 2.5 miles.

Midway between Sampford Courtenay, a sleepy but picturesque Devon village, and Okehampton, a thriving community known as ‘the gateway to the moor’. The whole area is a country lover’s dream. The high tors of northern Dartmoor dominate the scenery and provide a splendid backdrop to Okehampton nestling in a valley where tumbling moorland rivers join before heading to the sea. For miles around, the area is famous for its country pubs that between them provide welcome rest after a day exploring the paths, cycle ways and stunning countryside. On a clear day the view from the top of High Willhays (the highest point south of the Pennines) will take your breath away. Country pursuits and crafts are a way of life and a trip to the Dartmoor Visitor Centre and country museum in Okehampton are musts. Look also at the pretty moorland villages of Chagford, Belstone and Sticklepath to savour a way of life that’s becoming increasingly rare.

Region Information

Note: Indoor heated swimming pool is available from 9am to 7pm and at other times by arrangement,

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season