Secure your Spring 2022 holiday today for just £50

Available on selected breaks taking place between 1st April - 31st May 2022

Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Devon 32 minutes ago

8 people have recently viewed this property


South Zeal, Devon (Ref. 975834)



Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

10 Customer Reviews

  • "I can honestly say that this is the nicest cottage I've ever stayed in."

    It is beautifully presented with an incredible amount of facilities. The owners are friendly and very helpful. I will definitely be booking again!

    Mr JackOct 2021

  • "Exceptional such an amazing holiday home only 1 negative thing was that we had to go home."

    Mr BatesSep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday from start to finish."

    The house was gorgeous, very clean, well equipped and spacious. The gardens were amazing, seemed to go on forever and beautifully cared for. We especially loved eating outdoors and going to watch a film on the cinema screen at night. It was a really relaxing holiday and just what we needed after the past 18 months.

    Mrs OwenSep 2021

  • "We had a great family weekend - would highly recommend Townend and the village of South Zeal was lovely"

    Mrs Martin-woodSep 2021

  • "From start to finish the whole booking process has been excellent."

    Townend is an outstanding property the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need to have a fabulous holiday . Would highly recommend..

    Mrs AdamsAug 2021

  • "Townend was a fantastic house for our family of 11."

    Ages ranging from 13 to 66. Everyone was catered for. Would definitely book again.

    Mrs RagsdaleAug 2021

  • "Such an amazing house and grounds in a truly beautiful setting."

    And two pubs within 5 mins walk!

    Mrs SwiftAug 2021

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Townend."

    We were made to feel extremely welcome by the owners. The garden was breathtaking and so big. The children had an amazing time in the pool, proper waterbabies by the end of the week. Would totally recommend Townend as a holiday accommodation.

    Mrs DaviesJul 2021

  • "Amazing house, location, gardens and owner."

    Can't wait to go back again truely amazing !

    Mr NewbyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful home and gardens - literally stunning!"

    Owners Mike and Jo - couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming. So much space, yet comfy and cosy - village quiet, but as you would expect and a perfect spot for getting anywhere. Walks and scenery just beautiful. Thank you! Lisa and family x

    Mrs DutfieldMay 2021

Show more

This property is part of the Helpful Holidays collection.
Let Helpful Holidays be in your plans for your next Holiday

The property

This welcoming Devon house is situated on the edge of the Dartmoor village of South Zeal, peacefully above the lane that leads down to the pubs and shop in the heart of the village.

Set over three floors, it is a fine roomy holiday home for families or groups of friends, with its flagstone and wood floors and traditional beams.

You have the main part (the charming owner lives discreetly in a wing with separate access).

The elegant hall leads you to the sitting room with its wood burning stove in a huge inglenook and TV with Sky or piano for entertainment.

The large light kitchen with dining area is an excellent place for everyone to gather around the big table, which also doubles up for games of table tennis, and on sunny days the group can spread out through French windows for drinks on the terrace.

The snug with wood burning stove and TV is a cosy room which also has French windows to the garden.

Curve up the stairs from the hall and you will find five bedrooms, one en suite, and two more bath or shower rooms.

On the top floor is the perfect family entertainment space in the shape of a vast cinema room with TV, mini snooker, table football, rowing machine and tiny little door into a playroom for little people, plus another double bedroom.

We defy anyone to be bored in this amazing house!

The outside is pretty special too, with a seasonal outdoor unheated swimming pool and three acres of gardens to explore with sun terrace with barbecue, as well as a field and orchard for running and playing ball games.

If you feel like seeking entertainment beyond the house, head out to the four friendly inns within a mile, or put on your boots and explore the wilds of Dartmoor, or maybe head to town or city amenities in Exeter or Okehampton.

Townend is an excellent base for exploring Devon.


2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Scullery Hall Snug Dining Area Lounge WC


  • Over three floors
  • Five first floor bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en suite shower room), 1 x single, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double)
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin, bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, and bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and basin
  • Top floor super king double (or twin) bedroom
  • Cinema room
  • Children’s playroom
  • Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Scullery
  • Snug with wood burning stove
  • Downstairs WC with basin
  • Hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove.Eco-friendly biomass heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky 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 garden with outdoor unheated pool (8.5m x 3m x 1m)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Professional catering available
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: The outdoor pool is available from late May to mid September.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

View on map

About the location


Okehampton 4.6 miles; Exeter 19.3 miles.

Situated on the very Northern edge of Dartmoor National Park South Zeal is a wonderful location for keen walkers with some of the wildest parts of the moor within easy walking distance. With two pubs and a village shop South Zeal is a great base for exploring.

Region Information

Note: The outdoor pool is available from late May to mid September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
Ok, got it