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Gardeners Cottage

Talaton, near Ottery St Mary, Devon (Ref. 975997)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay!"

    Cannot fault this accommodation, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2022

  • "We would definitely book this accommodation again."

    The property was clean and just right for us with all the equipment and storage space we needed. Local walks in the woodland and fields on the estate, and around the village were perfect for our elderly dogs. There were plenty of options for day trips within a half hour drive, including coast walks, beach, market towns and villages and the city of Exeter.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully designed and decorated with everything you could possibly need."

    We and the dog had a very happy week wandering around the Talaton park and countryside.The perfect place to regain sanity…as long as you keep away from the narrow Devon lanes!

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and fantastic setting."

    We loved our stay and Diana was such a friendly and welcoming host, she even went above ad beyond with easter gifts on our arrival which was a really nice touch and not expected. I will be recommending this cottage to friends and family members. Thank you once again for also supporting my Mum and Dad who stayed on with you. #5 star *****

    Reviewed by KarlApr 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely setting and the accommodation is excellent."

    we look forward to staying again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by JeffreyApr 2022

  • "The owner is very welcoming and helpful."

    The location is superb. The cottage is very comfortable. When we next visit this area this would be our first choice to stay.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Gardener's Cottage."

    We couldn't fault it - the cottage is just perfect and so well equipped with everything you could possibly think of for efficient self-catering. The grounds of Talaton House are beautifully maintained. The fields and large grass areas are ideal for exercising dogs, walking, and for children to run and play in a safe environment. Diana is an exceptional host. Wonderfully pleasant and accommodating yet discreet and unimposing. She is always available and happy to help with anything and everything, or not to be seen at all! We loved the serene location and proximity to walks, beaches, excellent pubs, farm shops, and supermarkets. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by CorinaJan 2022

  • "Excellent property, very well equipped."

    Dog friendly, large area to exercise our dogs also treats for the dogs on our arrival.

    Reviewed by SianOct 2021

  • "The Gardener's Cottage was perfect for our family holiday to Devon."

    The cottage itself was spotless, well equiped, and very comfortable. The grounds are spacious and provided endless opportunities for exploration and entertainment for our two young children. The owner was responded to questions quickly and was welcoming throughout the stay. We could have easily stayed another week without worry.

    Reviewed by ShaneJul 2021

  • "Really lovely accommodation in beautiful grounds."

    Forgotten how narrow the Devon roads are!!

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Spotlessly clean and the bottle of fizz and treats for our dog made the long journey worth it! Owners Diana and Paul couldn’t have made us more welcome and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    ... beautiful contemporary renovation .... in a gorgeous location ... champagne to welcome us ...was a first but one we appreciated ... five star accommodation

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay, a real home from home, all the home comforts you could wish for in beautiful surroundings."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipJan 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    Owners were lovely. Would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxury holiday. The finishing touches were of an extremely high standard and there wasn’t anything extra to be needed. All cooking implements were there and a bbq available with their implements as well. Just so pleased with the whole booking and experience. We will be visiting again!

    Reviewed by DuncanAug 2019

  • "Fabulous week in wonderful setting cottage was everything we wanted and more."

    Ideally situated to explore the coast and countryside

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2019

  • "We had a brilliant holiday and the accommodation was immaculately clean, spacious, well-equipped, and in beautiful surroundings."

    What more could you ask for!

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2019

  • "Gardeners cottage was a beautiful holiday home set in an idyllic location."

    Near enough to get to many of the attractions we wanted to visit yet felt wonderfully remote from all the hustle and bustle we wanted to escape from for a few days. The cottage itself was furnished in a high end contemporary designand was immaculately clean. The fact that the cottages are dog friendly was what interested me to start with and it offered plenty of space for our energetic dog both inside and outside. I would highly recommend the cottages.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our holiday."

    The grounds were beautiful

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2019

  • "The cottage was one of the best we have ever stayed in!"

    Great attention to detail - everything you could want in a holiday cottage. The owners were so helpful, giving us great local advice on where to go and where to eat locally. We can't fault our stay at Gardener's Cottage.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2019

  • "Fantastic property in a stunning location , hosts were lovely and welcoming."

    Ideal location for exploring some of Devon`s stunning locations- will certainly be back for a repeat visit.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our family."

    Talaton is a fantastic base to get to many places in Devon. Diana, Paul and Rosey were excellent hosts and couldn't have been more welcoming!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "Anyone wanting a peaceful stay in the countryside book this beautiful place."

    The care and attention the owners have gone to are second to none! The property is beautifully designed and we had everything we needed. My dog was also remembered with a bag of treats and a bowl. Thank you Diana for a fabulous welcome (bottle of Prosecco) and pub/restaurant recommendations. I hope to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by LynAug 2018

  • "Gardener's Cottage is beautifully appointed, very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Diana the owner was incredibly helpful and did everything she could to ensure that we felt welcome and had a pleasant stay. I cannot recommend Gardener's cottage highly enough, it is set in the most beautiful grounds of Talaton house with lovely walks just on the doorstep, a very friendly village shop and the lovely beaches such as Branscombe only a short drive away. We look forward to returning again in the future. Thank you Diana for making our first visit to East Devon so special.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with parkland views, 1 x twin (2'6" beds, linkable to 5' double, accessible from one side only)
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen and dining area with glazed doors to terrace
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • Electric panel heaters with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, 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 two cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of striking Talaton House is elegant and stylish.

Entering at the at rear of the cottage, you arrive in a chic open-plan living space, with ceiling-high glazed doors to the pretty terrace looking over parkland beyond.

On the first floor are two bedrooms – a king-size double with great, open views and a small twin with 2'6" beds, linkable to a 5' double on request, access on one side only.

They share a family bathroom.

Outside you are of course welcome to use the extensive lawns and grounds, and you have your own little private seating area and attractive gravelled terrace adorned with potted plants and pleached trees.


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Talaton House Cottages

In the heart of Talaton is striking Grade II listed Talaton House, a former rectory, renovated from its 18th century origins and surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland and specimen trees. Beside the house, the original stables, Groom's Cottage (975996) and Hayloft (975999) have been finely converted with flair into four excellent cottages, all exceptionally well done with smart design, stylish furnishings, oak/tiled floors and sleek kitchens. A sweeping drive (shared with the friendly owners & main house) leads to the cottages. They all look over scenic parkland alongside the main house and you are welcome to wander the vast lower lawns (picnic benches, barbecue area, dogs on leads welcome) and peaceful circular woodland walk. Groom's Cottage (975996), Gardener's Cottage (975997) and Barley House (975998) each have a gravelled terrace (table/seating) at the front, made private with attractive planting and pleached trees. Loading/unloading outside the cottages; shared parking area, just beyond (10 to 30 yards). An outstanding location; much thought has gone into making these superb places individual, stylish and comfortable.

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

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About the location


Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year.

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