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Spinsters Rock Cottage

Chagford, Devon (Ref. 1017610)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location."

    Cottage really peaceful and in a beautiful setting. Lots of room in the cottage. Bathrooms really great with power showers. Bedrooms lovely and nice beds, slept really well.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Pretty cottage, beautifully furnished in a lovely setting."

    Really comfortable beds and lots of hot water with 2 fantastic showers. Plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen for our food. Lovely and warm. Some sort of welcome pack with instructions on where to find washing machine and how to split up rubbish and how to stop the heating coming on at 4 am would have been helpful. I also recommend moving the lounge upstairs and creating a dedicated dining room as there is no space for more than 2 to eat in the kitchen. A hoover kept in the cottage would also be a useful addition.

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "The cottage is set in a very rural location situated off a single track narrow lane and is on a attractive farm."

    The situation was delightful, very quiet and overlooking fields. The cottage itself is lovely and is well presented, though the parking area is a bit challenging if like ourselves you have a large car. We had a lovely time despite the wet weather and with a few tweaks the cottage would be perfect. A welcome from the owners would of been nice but we never met anyone during our stay but the welcome hamper was much appreciated. The attention to detail including the cleaning needs improvement, maybe it would be a good idea to supply some additional cleaning materials for guests to use. The top floor bathroom was poorly lit at night, only one lamp working by the sink. There was no washing machine even though it was advertised as having one and this was very inconvenience for us as we only took limited clothing.The lack of a microwave was also a hassle and we would strongly suggest the owners install one. The television signal was sadly not great and this is probably due to the rural location. Finally the internet signal was at best poor, the cottage appears to share this with Cromlech Cottage next door as whenever that cottage was occupied we lost our very weak signal, the signal expander is not up to the job.This was disappointing as a businessman I need good internet especially with lack of mobile phone signal. There were a few other minor issues but we didn’t let this spoil our break. On the plus side, the beds are comfortable but firm, the cottage was warm and there was plenty of hot water.The wood burner was lovely in the evenings.Older guests however may find the stairs to the second floor a bit challenging as I did. Overall we liked the cottage itself but probably wouldn’t stay again due to the facilities which is a great shame.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback which we have passed to the owner for their comments. Constructive feedback is always welcome as this allows us to keep up the high standards for the cottages. The issues with the heating and internet have now been resolved, but unfortunately as the cottages are in high demand we have not had a day where the service people could freely work. In terms of the heating this turned out not to be a fault but the controller was unfortunately reset by the previous guests which we advise not to meddle with. The poor signal was actually a faulty router which has now been replaced. The TV signal is perfect and the aerial has been reset after being affected by a storm. We have removed the mention of the washing machine. Despite the points raised we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The West Country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2020

  • "This is a lovely, charming cottage in a beautiful location on Dartmoor."

    The rooms are comfortable, there is a gorgeous stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. On arrival the rooms were decorated with flowers and were was a welcome hamper left for is - a great touch. Very comfortable, quiet and beautiful. It has a lovely garden and you can sit out in the morning and hear the birds. It's near the village of Chadgford and Castle Drogo and the Stone Lane Gardens are walking distance. However, it was advertised as having access to Wifi but this was not working for the duration of our stay. This caused us difficulties as we had commitments that week which required access to a Wifi system. Although we were told it would be rectified it was not and this was a disappointment.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We have spoken to the owner of Spinsters Rock Cottage who has confirmed that the wifi issue has now been rectified, whilst we are very apologetic this service was not available for the full duration of your stay, it was a problem which was out of the owners hands. We are pleased that despite the lack of wifi you enjoyed your visit to The Westcountry. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2020

  • "Did have problems on first night no heating all radiators turned off so just light the fire."

    Television reception not to good. Dvd player but not working. Have to be mindful if you have dogs at the top of the garden they could jump down onto driveway. There are not many public footpaths so we had to walk on roads OK if you keep off the main road to Chagford its a good walk back roads but doable it's a lovely cottage would recommend a hoover and mop I like to keep tidy. Generally a great place just a fee issues

    We are very pleased you enjoyed the cottage and hope the hamper and wood burning fire offset any discomfort of not having the radiators working fully the first night. We cannot find a plausible excuse as the heating system is relatively new and should have been set to come on all day but as we have had poor weather recently the clock may have reset. The route to Chagford and castle Drogo do require sections of the road to be traversed but hopefully the views and peaceful setting offset this and the exclusive access from the cottage to Spinsters Rock made the whole experience enjoyable. Finally, we appreciate your feedback and have since installed new Miele Hoovers and a mop in the cottage but did not initially have these in the cottage as they are fully serviced on arrival and on departure and we did not envisage you having to clean up, however, we can understand with the dogs this may have been necessary. The DVD player has now been removed from the property. We trust you will revisit the area and choose once again to stay at Spinsters or Cromlech Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x second-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • External utility room with fridge/freezer.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared lawned garden and private garden with furniture
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: No children under the age of 12 years old.

The property

About two miles from Drewsteignton and 2.4 miles from Chagford, on the gentle wooded and farming edge of Dartmoor National Park, surrounded by farmland and close to the amazing prehistoric megalith of Spinsters Rock is Spinsters Rock Cottage.

The cottage offers a wondrous opportunity to explore this scenic area of Devon with your loved ones.

On the ground floor you will find a snug sitting room hosting a woodburning stove, a rustic and relaxing room ideal for tranquil evenings inside the cottage.

The kitchen can also be found on the ground floor, with a modest dining area where you can enjoy all of your delicious home-cooked meals.

Head up the stairs to discover a king-size serviced by a shining bathroom, and across from this is a delightful study, offering a great spot to catch up on your reading with the little ones.

On the second floor is the final bedroom compromising of a double with its own en-suite shower, tucked away under the eaves, this room certainly holds traditional charm.

To the side of the property is an enclosed garden with table and chairs where you can enjoy alfresco dining whilst the little ones play safely with your canine companion.

Spinsters Rock Cottage is a great base in this quiet moorland edge location with wooded river valleys and moorland heights within easy reach; the cathedral city of Exeter within a 30 minute drive.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1017623, together sleeping 8 people.

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

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


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

Note: This property does not have a DVD player included.

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