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Chilvery Farm Cottage

Throwleigh, near Chagford, Devon (Ref. 982185)


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Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location, very peaceful."

    From the moment we arrived it felt very cosy and welcoming. Very well equipped, and furnished . Would highly recommend this property . Personally we would also recommend Skye cottages descriptions are always accurate

    Mr WinthorpeDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, beautifully furnished, excellent location and the walk to the lake is truly special."

    Please replace the bed in the main bedroom it creaks and is very uncomfortable!

    Mrs BromwichOct 2021

  • "First of all I would not have booked this cottage at all had I realised that there was no en suite toilet in the master bedroom."

    I did point this out to Sykes and you did indeed change the details to show this on your website which is admirable, but it was too late for us. Because of this we did not invite other guests to share out cottage so ended up paying for a cottage for 2 that could have slept 4/5. The downstairs of the cottage is beautiful, well laid out and had pretty much everything we needed except champagne/prosecco glasses. So on arrival we pretty much went straight out again to Chagford to source a couple of glasses. None were to be had but luckily a lovely lady in Jaded Palates wine shop lent us glasses for the week which we duly returned. A holiday is a celebration in itself but on many occasions cottages are booked in celebration of a birthday/anniversary so I think Sykes should ensure that these glasses are provided. I have my own holiday let which is tiny but I still provide champagne glasses and the holiday cottage company which I use has now recommended that all cottages stock them for guests. Our other gripe was the master bed. It claims to be king size but we found it on the small side. The wooden bed frame creaked every time one of us turned over and the mattress/underbedding was lumpy. The room is huge so would easily take a super-king or zip and link. My first choice of cottage would always be one with a king size bed and assuming other people are the same, then it must be in owners' interests to provide as big a bed/s as posssible. You can see why my favourite Sykes cottage so far is Galena Cottage in Wardlow, Derbyshire.......3 super king rooms with a bathroom each (2 en suite). Cottage was also missing small knives which would have been useful along with some medium sized spoons and proper kitchen scissors. Previous guests had mentioned cobwebs and yes, they were still there but don't bother us. All in all this was a great cottage but could easily be made perfect with a few tweaks.

    Mrs FerrariSep 2021

  • "We had expected a large garden"

    Mrs LewisAug 2021

  • "A very lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped - everything we needed in the kitchen. Great to have spare loo rolls, bin bags, cleaning equip, etc. The cake and milk for a cuppa waiting on arrival was much appreciated after a long drive. Very comfortable - including decent beds which you don’t always get in holiday rentals. Lots of character and lovely personal touches. Kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean. Good parking space. Beautiful pond area nearby. Sittingroom wasn’t quite so clean as the rest of house - recommend you lift seat & back cushions on the sofas to clean properly and maybe air the rug more often outside. Great location. We book again.

    Mrs AggarwalAug 2021

  • "We have previously stayed at the Linhay so knew how great this would be for the dog."

    The cottage was comfortable and we enjoyed the sun-room, particularly on the wet days. Would book this cottage again.

    Ms DunkleyJun 2021

  • "There is a lot of recycling and various waste bins, which require different sizes of liner."

    It would have been helpful for spares to have been provided for all bins.

    Mr BrownJun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped."

    The only thing I could criticise is the cleanliness. Some of the bedding and table cloths were clean but very stained and washed out. There were also a lot of dust and cobwebs around the whole of the cottage. Overall it is a lovely place and I would recommend it.

    Mrs DiamondMay 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Cottage generally maintained to high standard with lots of character - loved the woodburner and inglenook fireplace. Stayed during winter and very warm and snug. Conservatory with views of the moors, underfloor heating and view of courtyard bird feeder - where we saw nut hatches and woodpeckers - was a great addition. Lovely views from most windows, looking out onto the moors from the back of the house - felt very private. Only negative was the beds not the most comfortable. Kitchen had good quality pans etc and generally everything had been thought of. Nice quiet location with lots of beautiful places to visit and walks in the area. Would happily stay again.

    Mr ShorrockOct 2020

  • "Very well presented cottage."

    Everything worked very well - heating was good as we were staying at the end of September. Very good walk for the dog adjacent to the cottage. Would certainly consider staying again in the future.

    Mr GriffinSep 2020

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The property

This sensitively restored farm cottage in the hamlet of East Ash, is a mile from Whiddon Down and also a mile from the picturesque village of Throwleigh within Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

Perfect for a group of friends or adventurers, the characterful, homely and stylish interior warmly welcomes you.

The open-plan living area with wooden beams and a large inglenook fireplace with original bread oven is a reminder of the centuries over which this has been a dwelling.

The fireplace now houses a large woodburner to warm those cooler evenings.

Everyone can gather together for a cosy end to the day and make the most of the beautiful duck egg coloured kitchen, centred by a table and chairs.

Upstairs, discover three bedrooms; the master suite is spacious and charming, with its own shower cubicle, and there is another double bedroom; fabulous views from both these rooms look out across the calming and beautiful countryside.

There is a third cosy single bedroom with a Velux window.

A charming family bathroom ties this all together, with a unique decorative mosaic.

There is a second toilet downstairs.

After a peaceful night's sleep, why not spend a moment in the sun room?

A stunning spot to settle down amidst the natural scenery.

The cottage has been lovingly furnished with beautiful fabrics, subtle colours and wonderful original paintings.

Outside you can enjoy the small enclosed patio garden with open fields beyond.

Guests have access to a large wildlife pond set within an enclosed grassy woodland garden.

The small town of Chagford lies close by and features shops, excellent leisure facilities, including an open air swimming pool.

There are many places to eat and drink should you wish to adventure out and about.

Not far from the town is Gidleigh Park, Michael Caines renowned restaurant is a small country house hotel set in secluded gardens and woodlands.

A delightful holiday experience all-year-round.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 975794, together they sleep 9.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite (shower and basin, no WC); 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Sun room
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and basket of logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Guests have access to large wildlife garden and pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 1 mile.

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

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About the location


A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford 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 village 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 village as well as an annual running race. Just over 15 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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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.
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