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Lavender Cottage

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South Zeal, Devon Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful comfortable stay for our family to enjoy Christmas together."

    Perfect position in the village for walks and a welcoming public house next door.

    Reviewed by Kari5.0Dec 2023

  • "An excellent holiday cottage, comfortable, clean and very well equipped."

    Central heating and a log burner in the lounge made it cosy in the cold weather. South Zeals is a lovely village and well placed to explore the area. This was our second visit to the property and hopefully will be back again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Lavender Cottage."

    It felt very welcoming, clean and comfortable. A home from home in a very pleasant village and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    The size is deceptive as the lounge and main bedroom were very big. The kitchen is well equipped and the bottle of wine and cookies were a nice welcoming gesture. We didn’t use the log fire as the cottage heating kept the rooms at a nice temperature. It was good to have washer/dryer and dishwasher tablets as we didn’t bring any ourselves. The internet was good although the vlllage mobile signal is poor. The TV had prime and Netflix already configured so it was nice not to be stuck with Freeview. The village is quiet and the one pub/restaurant the Oxenham Arms was delightful. Lovely walks close by. We’ll definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in an excellent cottage in the village."

    Great area for walking.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage, comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners have gone out of their way to ensure you have everything you need with some extra homely touches. The village of South Zeals is well placed on the edge of Dartmoor for some wonderful local walking and being close to the A30 it makes a good base for exploring Devon. Two good local pubs and a local shop on your doorstep. Would happily book this property again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, absolutely loved it!"

    ! the only thing maybe worth mentioning is the reduced head height in the shower (not actually a problem for me as I am very short but could be a problem for others) have already looked at prices in the Summer, really great cottage

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you loved the cottage. Just to feedback on the head height in the shower. It is stated on the website that there is some restricted head height in the upstairs rooms which is in keeping with a cottage. The shower is new to the property and is a significant improvement over the previous handheld shower. The property owner is 6ft tall and manages the shower with a small head inclination so you would have to be very tall for it to be a major problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single with truckle bed, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Night storage heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking or free public car park around 100m away
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, terrace, bench and dining furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Restricted head height in the bathroom and sloping ceilings within bedrooms, please consider when booking

The property

Settled in the small village of South Zeal, just inside Dartmoor National Park, is Lavender Cottage, a charming, mid-terrace cottage offering a traditional base for walking adventures across Devon.

Suited to a small family or a group of outdoors enthusiasts, Lavender Cottage sleeps five guests in three bedrooms, and is just a stone's throw from the nearest amenities.

Take in the quaint cottage exterior before entering into the entrance lobby where you can hang up your coat before settling in the sitting room.

Expect to find a large, impressive inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove, with two sofas and a TV, you can relax in here following busy days.

Head through to the kitchen/diner beneath the exposed timber beams, coming upon a great range of appliances to make use of, including a dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer, with long dining table with bench seating to come together around.

Open up the back door in summer and let the fresh breeze in, with the lovely garden offering a lawned area, patio and furniture for alfresco dining in the sun!

Back in the sitting room, a door conceals the staircase; travel up to the first floor to find three delightful bedrooms beneath the eaves and sloping ceilings, including a king-size, a single with a truckle bed that can be a twin room on request, and finally a single, all with pretty décor and ample furnishings, serviced by the family bathroom.

Enjoy a coffee on the bench at the front of the property as you wake up with the village, strolling to the local shop for any essentials or sipping a refreshing drink in one of South Zeal's two pubs, whilst further pubs, tearooms and cafés lie nearby, including Sticklepath Stores and Café and The Old School Tearoom.

The bustling town of Okehampton is great for shopping in national and local shops, and offers a wider range of restaurants, as well as being home to Okehampton Castle and some local activity organisers including Adventure Okehampton.

Book an exciting excursion with Adventure Okehampton choosing from activities like gorge scrambling, kayaking, mountain biking, pony trekking, climbing and archery.

Plenty of walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep and on the surrounding tors, with historic spots like Nine Stones Circle and Codson Hill Stone Rows being fascinating sights to behold.

Enjoy a day exploring the large and imposing medieval style Castle Drogo, owned by the National Trust, with extensive gardens, a croquet lawn and a café.

A half an hour car journey away is the delights and big city amenities of Exeter, and fast roads will whizz you to the huge sandy beaches on the North Cornish coast near Bude, 36 miles away or in less than an hour you can be at the seaside towns of Exmouth or Teignmouth taking in the salty sea air.

Lavender Cottage is a charming base for a Devon holiday.

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

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About the location


Okehampton 4.6 miles; Exeter 19.3 miles.

Situated on the very northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, South Zeal is a lovely small village offering an excellent base for walkers. Some of the wildest parts of the moors lie within easy walking distance, while the larger town of Okehampton is just under five miles away. South Zeal is home to two pubs and a village shop, offering all the essentials for a self-catered stay. Nearby attractions include the National Trust's Castle Drogo, Stone Lane Gardens, The Miniature Pony Centre, Okehampton Castle and the Beck Falls Ancient Woodland Park.

Note: Restricted head height in the bathroom and sloping ceilings within bedrooms, please consider when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

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