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Cromlech Cottage

Chagford, Devon (Ref. 1017623)

4.6

(17 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage itself is a delight in terms of setting, cleanliness and appointments."

    It's definitely one on the "again" list. Well done to Simon and Arabella, the owners. We were blessed with great weather for October and enjoyed exploring that part of Devon. I would make just two comments by way of helping to improve, not criticism. 1. The last stage of the directions to the cottage involve a rather hazardous turn on a bend, especially if leaving the cottage for the day. The safer route to arrive by is to go down the lane nearer to Whiddon Down, travel about a mile and then turn right into another lane, travel half a mile down this lane and the cottage lane is on the left. 2. We felt the cushions on the sofa were coming to the end of the comfort zone and would benefit from more padding. All in all a great week.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Pretty dining room to enjoy our meals. Lovely bathrooms with great facilities. Comfortable bed in the top bedroom, with pretty views. We really enjoyed our time here, very quiet and peaceful too. A lovely welcome hamper was left for us, which we have really enjoyed, a lovely touch and most appreciated. We didn't use the garden much at all, as we were out all day enjoying the delights of Dartmoor, but the secluded garden was a very pretty spot to enjoy a cup of tea. It is a place we would definitely return to, so much more to explore on Dartmoor and around. The lane is tricky to turn out of on to the road, but if you take care it is not really a problem, and the seclusion and tiny Devon lanes are part of the charm!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The cottage is set in a beautiful area & we were very comfortable in it."

    We’d have loved to have enjoyed the hamper of local products much praised by other reviewers, but unfortunately none was forthcoming, so we can only imagine it’s delights. In fact, there wasn’t even a pint of milk in the ‘fridge to welcome us, so be warned & take some with you!

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage location was so peaceful and stunning views. We could watch cows and horses from the cottage windows. The cottage was welcoming and very comfortable. The owner was lovely . The welcome pack was wine , cheese , jams and a selection of biscuit/ crackers . A really enjoyable selection . The beds were comfortable. The garden is opposite the cottage with a gate . Very pretty garden. Plenty of parking for 2 cars . We went out everyday to different places during the day and played games , watch tv and did puzzles on the very large dining table in the evening. A perfect family holiday.

    Reviewed by ConnieAug 2021

  • "A very well proportioned relatively new property in the grounds of the owners huge and beautiful house and gardens - met Simon briefly - he was very helpful re local amenities."

    Very comfortable and relatively spacious - there is a double bed on the first floor and a king size on the upper floor. It overlooks a great view from the front with fields with cattle and horses to the rear. It is an incredibly quiet and peaceful setting -.the garden has no real view being surrounded by tall hedging and a wooded area - its quite sloped but we managed to have meals (take a table and chairs) and enjoyed the enclosed space. Driving out of the property can be a nigh-mare - the exit at the end of a long narrow lane is obscured and tough to see the traffic which though not busy tends to wizz past from the right) so a mirror on the opposite side of the road would help. We ended up turning right at the top of the path down to the property to avoid the normal exit. Overall I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Lovely hamper from owners.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "The vellux blinds in the top bedroom allow sun and daylight through them, so consequently we were awake at sunrise (approx 5 am) each morning!"

    I believe vellux black out blinds would make future visitors' stays more comfortable. However the rural location and surroundings of the cottage were the most beautiful we've stayed in (and we've stayed in a few). We had lambs in the front garden, calves in the field behind and nature all around us - idyllic!

    Reviewed by NicholaMay 2021

  • "Heating broke down 2 days to fix but maintance man of cottage did bring extra logs so we could light a fire."

    Wi fi did not work took 2 days to sort.dish washer leaked on to kitchen floor.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Your comments were passed to the owner who has taken them on board and addressed the issues. The Wi-Fi problem has been fixed following a visit by a Wi-Fi engineer and new routers have been installed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "The cottage is simply a lovely place to stay."

    The furnishings are cosy and comfortable, the bedding is first-rate, the kitchen nicely done (apart from lacking a pair of scissors and could do with some new kitchen knives). The setting is delightful and the views are excellent. Simon the owner popped in to make sure we were ok on the first day, while John the manager is on hand for any issues. We would like to go back again but the same week we had in May 2021, which we paid £463 for is £649 for 2022 – outrageous exploitation by Sykes, the real owners of Helpful Holidays. Oh and forget about trying to phone the company, it's impossible.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2021

  • "Loved the cottage lovely and quiet."

    Just what we wanted - charming and comfortable. Highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "We had a good week at the beautiful Cromlech Cottage and were welcomed with a lovely basket of treats, thank you."

    The weather was rather wet but Dartmoor is still beautiful in the rain. The cottage was cosy with comfortable beds and good showers and very clean. An extra wall cupboard in the kitchen would have been useful to store food in as storage space was limited, this was not a big problem as we ate out mostly and it would not stop me from coming again. Would recommend Cromlech Cottage as a peaceful retreat and a good place to explore Dartmoor from.

    Reviewed by VeronicaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and renovated to a very high standard, nothing that we could have wished for was missing."

    Would certainly recommend it. Most helpful owners.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "We have a complaint filed with you already."

    Feel like we have thrown away £650

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "A well equipped holiday cottage in a lovely rural location."

    Ideal base for exploring Dartmoor. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and having the Teign Gorge in walking distance from the cottage was a bonus.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "The cottage was super."

    Everything you need from a holiday cottage. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful, very clean, warm."

    Very well-situated, to visit Dartmoor Park and to go to get everything we needed in that lovely town Chagford.

    Reviewed by IsabelleFeb 2020

  • "Stayed at Cromlech Cottage with my family for New Year."

    Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings. Ideal for walks to cozy pubs. Enjoyed so much we managed to extend the stay for another night, just perfectly beautiful, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by CorrinaDec 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • External utility room.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.1 miles
  • Please note: There are three steps up to the dining room
  • Note: No children under the age of 12 years old.

The property

Chagford 2.8 miles.

Settled within stunning farmland settings in Dartmoor National Park and just below a neolithic Dolmen that give the cottage it's name is Cromlech Cottage; a wondrous base for your family adventure in Devon.

Set over three floors, this characterful cottage...

Shilstone Cottages

Positioned within the luscious lands of Dartmoor National Park are these two semi-detached granite dwellings; Shilstone Cottages. Set among other glorious granite buildings such as an exquisite 16th century farmhouse, these cottages are a great base for uncovering the gems of South Devon and beyond. Both Spinster Rock Cottage and Cromlech Cottage hold traditional charm and wonder, from their rustic beams to exposed stone walls, there's unique touches to discover throughout each of the abodes. Three storeys high, you can be sure to find your own private spot when you need it, or gather together in one of the sociable areas such as the shared garden to enjoy each other's company on your fun-filled holiday. The cottages can be found situated on the outskirts of the vibrant town of Chagford, with ample walking routes right from your doorstep, as well as the renowned landmark of Spinsters' Rock in close reach. Take a trip into the town itself to indulge in one of its many eateries, or enjoy a relaxed day of shopping and exploring its historic wonders. Positioned within Dartmoor National Park, you won't be short of adventure here. Explore its abundance of nature by foot, bike or even horseback, or choose to canoe or climb to explore the area from a different view. In reach of Exeter too with its wondrous tourist attractions and shops galore, the Shilstone Cottages are in a prime location for exploring all that the south of Devon has to offer.

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

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About the location

CHAGFORD

Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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Region Information

Note: This property doesn't accept children under 12 year of age