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The Yoke

(Ref. 967280)

Tedburn St Mary, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "Hosts friendly and not intrusive."

    Cosy clean cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely hosts. Lovely area, Feels beautifully rural but near to A30, so easy to get out and about. Minor problem with heating controls immdiately attended to by our host. Highly recommend 'The Yoke'!

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely warm cottage with everything required for a week away."

    Owners really helpful without being intrusive. Despite the frequent deluges of rain, sleet & snow we experienced, the enclosed shared lawned garden was a real bonus for our dog. Caution required when turning off A30 & also when turning into farm entrance due to speeding drivers - indicate well in advance for both junctions.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage on farm genuine hosts very kind and pleasant very uiet and peaceful very handy for south devon and dartmoor will definatly stay again."

    really great week

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property, the surroundings are quiet and we found that we slept very well."

    Facilities were good

    Reviewed by J4.4Sep 2023

  • "The Yoke is a lovely cottage we would highly recommend,comfortable and cosy and very stylish."

    Very quiet location it has everything you need for a peaceful break but great for getting out and about to explore Devon .Great hosts we loved it and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay, delightful cottage, home from home very highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "The accommodation, grounds and hosts were fantastic, will thoroughly recommend ..."

    The accommodation, grounds and hosts were fantastic, will thoroughly recommend to friends and family and would definitely like to stay there again, thank you Judith and Pete

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage was just perfect for all our needs, all mod cons, very comfortable, dog friendly, just cannot find any faults!"

    An excellent base to visit the surrounding areas, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0May 2023

  • "A very well equipped clean cottage ideally situated for NT properties and coastal venues in North and South Devon."

    Highly rated.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, comfortable, warm, clean and well appointed with all we needed."

    The hosts were welcoming and friendly and gave us some good pointers on accessing the local roads safely. The dog proof garden and use of an adjacent field for dog walking added to the enjoyment of our stay. The nearby village has an excellent Pub and well stocked village shop where we were able to buy all the things we needed, saving trips into larger towns for shopping. We were very happy with our stay and would look to book again when we visit Devon.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful base for a half term break, booked so we could help out with our two grandchildren in Exeter."

    Cottage very comfortable and a relaxing retreat after some hectic days. Unfortunately not too much time for sightseeing but we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a welcome break in a lovely cottage."

    The yoke has been finished to a high standard, it's clean well maintained. It has everything you need from the well equipped kitchen, a wonderful garden, and at the time we stayed, even a Christmas tree and bottle of fizzy wine. I would highly recommend the yoke for a country cottage getaway.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely spotless."

    Very welcoming. Definitely will return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfy bed. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is my 3rd time staying at The Yoke and once again it has been perfect."

    The cottage was beautifully clean, had everything I needed for a well earned break away. The free farm fresh eggs are always a bonus too! Owners are lovely as always and always on hand if anything was needed. Will no doubt be booking again next year, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed here before,once again the owner was readily available at all times."

    Tedburn St Mary is ideally situated for days out in Devon.We even went to Padstow in Cornwall.We would not hesitate in recommending this holiday accommodation. John & Barbara Cole

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in an idyllic setting, perfectly set up for walking holidays on Dartmoor and exploring the Jurassic coast, with two fantastic pubs a short drive away (dog friendly as well as human friendly) both serving great food."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at The Yoke, Peter and Judith are so welcoming and friendly, they even went the extra mile when our old dog was poorly, and brought her freshly cooked chicken!"

    Amazing! The cottage is well equipped, and very clean, cozy and comfortable. The enclosed rear garden was a very welcome addition too, our dogs loved it. Along with the use of a large field to exercise the dogs in before we went on our daily adventures was also a very welcome benefit. The fresh eggs, wine and flowers was such a lovely touch too. A very big thank you to them both.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay with out dogs for a week."

    The cottage is ideal for dogs with lots of dog (and dog buggy) friendly attractions less than an hour away, including a model village, Morwellham, donkey sanctuary, and War Horse place. I'd highly recommend coming!

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the yoke Peter and Judy were very friendly and helpful the prosecco and eggs and flowers were nice."

    Tess our border collie enjoyed the field Peter let us use for her to exercise .the cottage was very clean and welcoming .

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bed was very comfortable and the wine, fresh eggs and cut flowers were a lovely surprise to arrive and find."

    We found lots to do in the area and immediately surrounding areas and ran out of time to cover everything we wanted to do in a week so will have to return.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Yoke Judith and Peter was so nice we loved the flowers eggs and the prosecco ."

    The cottage was lovely and clean nothing was to much trouble, whilst we was out one day a motorist knocked the back of our wing mirror off my husband went to ask Peter for some tape he could straight back and made the wing mirror secure from any dampness thank you for that it has now been repaired. Keep up the good work see you soon Allan Linda and Angelxx

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "This is the second time that I have stayed at The Yoke and once again it has been lovely."

    The cottage was spotless, comfortable, and it had everything I needed. Thank you for a very relaxing and well needed stay! Will be booking again in the future!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second stay in 6 months."

    We just love this cottage and it's location. Always a warm welcome from Judith and Peter. Lovely enclosed garden. Comfy inside, with Everything you need and more. Perfect location for exploring Dartmoor. Looking forward to many more stays.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely welcome from Peter and Judith and it was a great touch entering the cottage to fresh flowers, eggs and Prosecco - thank you!"

    The property was very clean and comfortable and perfectly located for Dartmoor and the coast.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a relaxing stay - really what we were looking for and our dog - Harry - loved running around in the garden."

    The owners were really helpful and friendly - would definitely recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Virginie, me and our dog Gibs had the chance to stay at the yoke."

    It was perfect ! calm and in a very pleasant environment. The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. The owners are very welcoming and they did everything to make our stay pleasant. We are French and we will come back with great pleasure.

    Reviewed by Gourlain5.0Mar 2022

  • "Third stay here."

    There's a reason I keep coming back. Wonderful cottage. Spotlessly clean and a fantastic welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice layout, clean, easy!"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our stay - the cottage was everything we hoped for: comfy, warm and well equipped."

    We did struggle with the heating system a bit as we couldn't really turn it off and so got a tad hot at times (weather was unseasonally warm!) Location is perfect - we were able to get to Dartmoor easily and also Exeter was within easy reach. Peter and Judith were great.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect Christmas stay."

    The cottage was in excellent condition and very welcoming. The owners were lovely, happy to help and gave plenty of privacy. The whole experience felt personal and unique. Will definitely be recommending to others!

    Reviewed by Kent5.0Dec 2021

  • "This property is perfect for two ( and a dog ) if you like peace and quiet in a rural situation."

    Having said that, it is only a mile to the local shop and pub.Clean and warm on our arrival with everything you could need. The owners welcomed us to the property and we appreciated the fresh eggs,sweet peas and prosecco. ( how did they know it was our anniversary) Our dog really appreciated the large recreation field we were allowed to use and the private and secure garden also helped. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "So impressed we have already booked for spring 2022."

    A great cottage. Fantastic owners friendly and helpful. As a dog owner you could not ask for a better holiday home. Not just an enclosed garden but a field to use as well

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is my third visit to The Yoke and usual it was perfect in every way."

    The cleanliness was outstanding and it was very comfortable. The owners were very helpful and there were some little extras which were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a lovely location."

    The owner was so lovely and very friendly. The cottage was very clean and had everything that I needed. Thank you for a much needed stay, will be booking this place again for sure :)

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Chose the area as it was a fairly central part of Devon so made less travel to get to places we visited including Dartmoor National Park which was close by."

    Very comfortable accommodation. Perfect for 2. Easy to get to just off the A30. Would recommend and would come back again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place, peaceful, owner let us use a field to walk dogs when needed, Would go again, thanks"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you for the welcome goodies ,Judith, the sweat peas were my favourite, just love their perfume. Cottage exceptionally clean and comfortable. My husband did find the bathroom mirror a bit low for shaving, he bumped his head a few times on the window edges.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Another lovely stay at The Yoke."

    Can’t wait to come back again next year!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved the Yoke - it's half of a large barn conversion."

    Really comfortable with everything we needed and it's perfectly located to explore Dartmoor, Exeter and the South and North coasts. We brought our 18 month old with us and Peter and Judith were very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very dog friendly."

    Owners were dog people, the garden was totally secure and there was an adjacent field available for exercising. Relatively convenient location, just off the A30, with a Sainsbury's superstore a few miles away and a village store good for basics. With The Furrow, a lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2021

  • "Judith and Peter were lovely hosts will be booking with them again"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Lovely welcome of Prosecco and home laid eggs. Peaceful, yet a great location for all of Devon road-wise. Two good pubs and a shop nearby. Will gladly book again, forward summer pricing permitting.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "The location is brilliant to where we like to visit around Dartmoor and beyond."

    Lovely private garden where you can relax all day if the wether permits. Had a brilliant weeks stay

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a really lovely holiday."

    ..the cottage was very comfortable and the outdoor garden and seating were great! Thank you

    Reviewed by Kath4.7May 2021

  • "Modern , comfortable and spotlessly clean ."

    Very good location . Many thanks

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2021

  • "Good accommodation for two people."

    Welcomed the Heating to suit your preference Small shared garden our dog loved and the owner allowed us to walk him around one of his fields. Appreciated bottle of prosecco and some eggs on our arrival. Plenty of parking for cars A pub within one mile if you feel like eating out. Lovely area to explore around the National park We spent an enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Good location. Owners very helpful

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and very welcoming."

    The people running the place were friendly and approachable. Lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous hideaway."

    .. ideal base for dartmoor and Devon. Peter and Judith on hand if needed and very friendly . Loved it

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Yoke is a newly converted barn that has all the facilities required for an relaxing holiday."

    The owners are very welcoming and easygoing. It was particularly important to me that my puppy was welcomed which the owners certainly did. They are a lovely, kind couple who take action immediately when their visitors have a question or need. I enjoyed my stay with them very much.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Aug 2020

  • "Everything was to a high standard."

    Very comfortable bed and sofa, very well converted barn. Mr and Mrs Bradley friendly and helpful. Only improvement I can think of, is to do with coming home there in the dark, as I did each evening: the light across the car park only came on once, so I was feeling my way which is a bit scary at 76! Also I think they should paint a white line on the first step down at the side of the cottage, it would be easy to miss it as it is.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great property and great location."

    Really fantastic place to go!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful, cosy, comfortable place to stay that exceeded all expectations - almost don't want to leave a review so we can keep this a hidden gem for ourselves!"

    It is situated in an idyllic, sleepy village, but is still only about 15 minutes away from Exeter itself. In the other direction are the moors, with most National Trust sites within half an hours' drive. Judith and Peter were delightful hosts and were incredibly accommodating given current circumstances. The cottage is clean, thoughtfully laid out and well-equipped with modern appliances. We were even lucky enough to have whole garden to ourselves which was beautifully sunny for both breakfast in the morning and drinks in the evening. Overall, an absolutely lovely week away - we didn't want to leave, and we certainly can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    Comfy and perfect to relax but also very close to Exeter and very quick and easy to explore Devon

    Reviewed by George5.0Nov 2019

  • "This place is set in idyllic quiet location but only 10 min away from Exeter city centre."

    For those who prefer Dartmoor or coastal views you are also short distance away. Cottage was spotless and very comfortable. Little courtyard garden was a sun trap - must be fantastic to sit there during the summer.

    Reviewed by Justyna4.7Oct 2019

  • "The accommodation was lovely, clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    We wanted a quiet and peaceful break and that is exactly what we got. The outside space was lovely too, dog friendly and a lovely garden to sit in (weather permitted).There is plenty to do and see around Exeter if you wanted to explore. The owners were welcoming and friendly. We would book this accommodation again and we would use Sykes again Linda and Peter Lewis

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Super tranquil location for exploring the nearby villages in dartmoor"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming, and also providing eggs, milk, and flowers."

    we enjoyed our stay very much, very peaceful and relaxing garden area. Something that was very special for our Springer Spaniel Ziggy was a dog duvet, that you could put over the settee for her to sleep on, a unique idea. We had fabulous weather, visited the coast Dawlish and Teignmouth and went on a superb walk on Dartmoor climbing up to the tors and down to the valleys, glorious far reaching views. We would definitely return, ideal for just a few days, or a week, lots of places to visit nearby, in this unspoilt area of Devon.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a superb holiday at the Yoke."

    The hosts were friendly but not overpowering, the cottage well maintained and equipped. Locally lots to do, especially if you have NT membership, and the coast not far away, a great week away.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed everything!"

    Reviewed by Percy Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Yoke was a gorgeous place to stay, so much so that we didn't want to leave."

    The garden was wonderful for our dog, she had a lovely time running round, & made friends with the dog staying next door. We went out during the day, but were always back in the afternoon to make the most of the garden table & chairs having coffee & watching all the birds that visit. The next time we go to that area of Devon we will hopefully be booking The Yoke again. Everything we needed was there, & the owners were really nice & friendly.

    Reviewed by Kadi5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden."

    We really enjoyed our stay and the owners relaxed and helpfulness made it feel like home from home. Would highly recommend as it is close to many lovely areas with lots of walking and places to see.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really lovely welcome. I would go back tomorrow .

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage spotlessly clean enclosed garden if you have a dog and a good location for touring around Devon and Cornwall."

    Judith was a very welcoming host

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Yolk."

    Lovely and clean. . Everything catered for in the cottage and some nice extras. Very friendly owners. Lovely setting. Good location for travelling around Devon and Cornwall. Would certainly recommend. Thanks

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is immaculate, the welcome warm."

    Perfectly located for trips, visits and activities.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "It's just a nice place to stay, and the dogs loved it as well."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jan 2019

  • "A very comfortable clean cottage with a very comfortable bed."

    The only thing I would say is if you have mobility problems the stairs are steep. The owners are delightful.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage, perfect for a couple."

    A dog friendly farm and plenty of dog friendly pubs in the vicinity. The whole booking process was simplicity itself. We will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, fully equipped,warm and comfortable, hosts friendly and accommadating."

    I had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a fabulous stay warm welcome from the hosts lovely family, very pet ..."

    Had a fabulous stay warm welcome from the hosts lovely family, very pet friendly, barney our pooch loved it, fab garden he loved running around and all inclosed, so no worries of dogs getting out, my only concern was that the wall between the yoke and holiday accommodation joining the yoke was very thin, so it can be a bit noisy if there's a family staying with young children, apart from that the cottage was a very homely little retreat loved it

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jul 2018

  • "Hosts were very welcoming and friendly."

    Cottage is much better equipped than we had anticipated - everything we could have asked for and more besides! Idyllic location, perfect for exploring the county!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time."

    The property exceeded our expectations. Very clean and very well appointed. Wonderful location with easy access to the rest of Devon. The hosts were brilliant to. Would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely welcome , superb place , ideal for touring all areas , cannot recommend the Yoke highly enough"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2018

  • "For us The Yoke was spot on, we would not ask for more."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely and quiet, garden peaceful and sun trap."

    Track to cottage is fine just a typical farm road but fine for all cars. Cottage lovely and clean, milk, tea,coffee and flowers left which was a lovely touch. Warm welcome from Judith. We will be back later this year. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely homely and comfortable accommodation on a working farm, spotlessly clean and well - equipped, conveniently situated between Tedburn and Pathfinder Villages."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming. There are two pubs in Tedburn and small convenience stores in both nearby villages. The Yoke is also ideal for two families travelling together with its adjoining door to the adjacent flat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Only concern was the state of the access track from the main road.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2018

  • "Peaceful cottage in a great location."

    Exactly what I was looking for and met the specification on the website. Very handy for Dartmoor and for Exeter. A wonderful warm welcome from the owners which made me feel right at home.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining area
  • First Floor: Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Bathroom with shower bath, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Private patio, and lawned garden shared with neighbouring property, BBQ
  • Up to two pets accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Please note that dogs are not to be left in the property unattended

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of the pretty village of Tedburn St Mary is Great Huish Farm.

Approximately seven miles from the historic city of Exeter, this 40 acre sheep farm is just a short drive away from the north eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

The original ploughman's quarters have been expertly converted from a 16th century long barn where the heavy horses were stabled to two superb, adjoining holiday homes.

The Yoke, the smaller of the two, retains much of the character of the original barn with ancient beams and sloping ceilings.

The living space is bright, airy and open plan, complete with wood burning stove and oak floors and encompasses a stylish kitchen area.

A winding staircase leads to the pretty bedroom which enjoys sweeping views across open fields.

Outside, guests have their own patio overlooking the lawned garden which is shared with its neighbour, The Furrow.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Dartmoor National Park 3 miles; Exeter 7.5 miles.

Tedburn St Mary lies amidst the rural charm of inland Devon, just 3 miles from the stunning Dartmoor National Park and 7.5 miles west of the cathedral city of Exeter. The main streets of this award-winning village are lined with traditional thatched cottages, two good pubs, with The King's Arms Inn dating back to the early 1600s, and a well-stocked shop. Tedburn St Mary also offers the Tedburn Fair, held every September, stone-built cottages, a Methodist church built in 1930, a Methodist school room, which dates back from 1859, an 18-hole golf course and a monthly farmers' market. Close by is Dartmoor National Park, which is home to the Dartmoor pony and offers excellent walking, pony riding, golfing and pretty villages that are scattered amongst the dramatic landscape, plus the area has become an inspiration to many artists and writers. The city of Exeter is within driving distance and boasts beautiful architecture, theatre productions and plenty of shops, eateries and cinemas. Other attractions close by and well worth a visit are the Crealy Adverture Park, the beaches at Exmouth and Teignmouth and the National Trust properties of Castle Drogo, Killerton House and Lydford Gorge. Tedburn St Mary is a fabulous holiday destination.

Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £15 per week (or short break) will be added to the cost of your holiday.Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £15 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

Please note pets are not allowed to be left unattended at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas