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Fig Tree Cottage

(Ref. 970568)

Bickleigh near Tiverton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners were wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful."

    The welcome pack was terrific, the house was lovely and the location stunning.

    Thank you Jonathan for great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the fantastic scenery that surrounds Fig Tree. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage that catered for both adults and kids There was ..."

    This is a beautiful cottage that catered for both adults and kids There was plenty of space, very tidy, good parking, beautiful scenery and a short drive to Tiverton Lovely linen, comfy beds, lots of books and games in the property The hot tub was a lovely bonus and Dave and Ali allowed us to check in early as we were celebrating a big birthday in the family which was great Would highly recommend, Dave and Ali couldn’t do enough for us Will be back

    Thank you Nick for the wonderful feed back, we are so glad that you and the family enjoyed your say at Fig Tree we look forward to seeing you all again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Beautiful property that is well maintained with beautiful views. Very spacious with all the amenities. Owners were very nice and if we had a question or a request, they responded very quickly. Definitely a 5-star stay and would recommend this cottage.

    Thank you Laura for the positive feed back, it was good to meet you all and I hope you had a good trip back to Texas. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fig Tree Cottage despite the weather!"

    ! We were 3 generations from 1 to 84 years old and found the cottage very comfortable and well equiped for us all. Loved the log fire and 2 of our party were in the hot tub most evenings! Very good communications with the hosts.

    Thank you Colette for the positive feed back most appreciated, i am so glad you had a great stay. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Dec 2023

  • "Can’t fault the house or the owners."

    Fig tree cottage is well equipped and well maintained. Everything is taken care of for you, and nothing is any trouble. Lovely stay

    Thank you Jane for the positive feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Fig Tree. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is really lovely."

    It is very well equipped and so comfortable and relaxing. It is situated in the most beautiful surroundings, we didn’t want to leave!!!

    Thank you Morben for your positive feedback, we are really glad you had time to relax and enjoy the countryside. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morven5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very nice property in secluded country side."

    Very peaceful Dave the owner was excellent nothing was to much trouble. And everything well maintained

    Thank you Carole for the positive feed back. Dave. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fig Tree cottage was the cleanest property we have ever stayed in."

    Spacious ,with everything we needed and the hot tub was lovely!Garden huge and well maintained. The peace and quiet was good therapy, just the birds singing in the trees.The owners are very obliging and eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. A lovely week. Would love to go back.

    Thank you for the feed back Marilyn. I am so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet that Fig tree offers plus the hot tub. We do pride our selfs on keeping the cottage up to standard and clean so thank for the recognition. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Dave and Ally were welcoming hosts easily contactable but not intrusive Fig Tree cottage was very well equipped and comfortable."

    Will book again

    Thank you for the feedback Roger. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and was up to your expectations, we look forward to seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fig Tree Cottage exceeded expectations."

    It was everything and more. We wanted a peaceful, calm and quiet cottage and this exactly what it was. The cottage was comfortable and spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. The cleanliness of the cottage was excellent which was a big plus why we chose Fig Tree and it lived up to the description. The hosts Ali and Dave ensured we were comfortable and not far away if we needed anything. We arrived to a lovely Devon cream tea and they even provided gluten free scones for one of the party. In addition to a strarter pack of bread, milk team coffee and more. What wonderful memories we had and we couldn’t recommend high enough to anyone thinking of holiday renting Fig Tree. Thank you Ali and Dave. We will be returning and recommending to family and friends.

    Wow thank you Wilhelmina, what lovely feedback thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet that Fig Tree offers in the countryside. We do hope you return soon. Dave and Ali. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wilhelmina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fig tree is a wonderful cottage!"

    We really enjoyed our stay here and our only wish was that we had booked for longer!!! 3 generations of family came on our holiday and it catered for all! The cottage was spotless, beds were comfortable and the cream tea on arrival was the sweetest touch! We will definitely be rebooking in the near future!

    Dear Amie Thank you for the positive feedback, I am so glad that all 3 generations enjoyed the say we do look forward seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Figtree Cottage."

    Beautiful setting in the countryside. Well kept garden where we enjoyed playing games. The cottage is clean and tidy and well equipped with all the necessities. Would definitely recommend to friends and family if they want somewhere to stay in Devon. Thank you Dave and Ali.

    Dear Sheena Thank you for the positive feedback, it was so nice to here everyone having fun in the garden. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Figg Tree. Dave and Ali. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cream tea on arrival (jam first lol)."

    Garden and cottage we're stunning.Beds were super comfy.All in all a fantastic place.Would highly recommend.Definately met all our required needs.

    Dear Russell. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Fig tree and thank you for the positive feed back. Regards Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday in a lovely cottage."

    With all amenities and beautiful surroundings. The cottage had everything and more very comfortable. a great hot tub. Our hosts Dave and Ali made sure we were well looked after. Definitely would recommend.

    Dear Karen. Thank you for the positive feedback, we are so pleased that you and the family enjoyed you stay with us at Fig Tree Cottage, we look forward to seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very timely and personal communication, good directions to find it and a lovely welcome."

    All details as listed. Ali and Dave responded quickly and thoughtfully any queries we had. The kitchen was well stocked and the whole house was comfortable, clean and warm. The hot tub was great. There were 2 areas for outdoor seating: shame that the weather didn’t cooperate to allow us to use it! There was heaps to do within easy reach. I would recommend it without hesitation.

    Dear Clare. Thank you for the positive feedback, we are so glad you were happy with the cottage and enjoyed the peace and quite. We look forward to seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay, very comfortable, beautiful property and surroundings."

    The owners Ali and Dave were very helpful and we really appreciated everything.

    Dear Joanne. Thank you for the positive feed back, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay here."

    The cottage is comfortable, very well equipped and the hot tub was a very welcome addition! Dave and Ali and very welcoming and helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble, and made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend a visit!!

    Dear Leanne Thank you for the positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the peace and quite of the surrounding area. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fig Tree Cottage is a wonderful holiday destination."

    It is spotlessly clean and has excellent facilities; the highlights being the fantastic hot tub and log burner. Dave was available to answer any queries if needed. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely come again.

    Thank you for the feedback Jo, I am so glad you all had a good New Year’s Eve and enjoyed the hot tub. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2022

  • "Super clean andwell- equipped cottage that makes it perfect for a family stay or time away with friends."

    The hosts are both very friendly and extremely responsive. Everything works beautifully, the large selection of games, puzzles and books makes it very easy to get into the holiday spirit. There are some beautiful walks right from the cottage’s gate.. we’ll be back!

    Thank you Ami for those kind words, I am glad you had a safe journey home, you are welcome back anytime. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ami5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fig Tree cottage had all that we needed and more."

    The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and small details like fresh flowers on the table and the radio softly playing made us feel at home. The host, Dave made us feel most welcome and delighted our grandchildren by showing them his chickens and tortoises. The cottage is in the middle of the countryside hence a few single track roads to tackle. It is in a quiet location, which suited us, although away from shops etc we had no problem in getting a grocery delivery. The hot tub was well needed after a few tiring days out. Well equipped bathrooms and great showers. Thank you.

    We are so glad that you all enjoyed your holiday and the grandchildren enjoyed collecting the eggs. Hope to see you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Oct 2022

  • "The holiday home was lovely and very homely."

    Beds comfortable and jacuzzi was great. Only suggestion is that the en-suite bathroom upstairs, the shower flooded the floor when used unless the shower head is held. The gravel path was challenging for the 82 year old in our party and the gate has dropped so just minor issues. We thoroughly enjoyed our break and would rent again and recommend to others.

    Dear Wendy Thank you for the feed back, the gate has been mended along with the shower head, if you do return again we will clear the the drive way so as you can walk along that rather than the gravel path. Best wishes Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday with enough in the house to keep the children and adults happy as well as there being lots off activities fairly close by."

    Hot tub was well used and everything in the house was well stocked and so comfortable. Dave and Ali made sure they were on hand for any difficulties and had good suggestions for activities. We would definitely like to return!

    So glad that you and your family had a wonderful time Holly at FIg Tree, it was nice to hear everyone having fun in the garden as well. We look forward to seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday in Fig Tree cottage with such beautiful surroundings."

    We were in awe of the views and peace/quiet. The cottage was clean and had everything required for a self catering holiday. Because of the location we were able to get to the south or north of Devon, also travelled to Somerset and Dartmoor whilst exploring. Thank you, we had a wonderful week.

    Thank you Tracey for the positive feedback, we are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and the peace and quiet. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay owner's lovely and helpful we found lovely places to visit not too far away"

    Thank you for the feedback Lesley, I am glad you and your family had a lovely week at Fig tree. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely large cottage, extremely well stocked kitchen, with comfy beds and furnishings- a real home a way from home."

    Dave and Ali were attentive and responsive without being intrusive. Group contained 6 young adults and 2 older adults and there was plenty of room for joint activities and games as well as space to escape for some peace and quiet. Sunset on lawn patio, as well as hot tub of course, were real highlights. Didn’t want to go home.

    Thank you for the positive feedback Lisa, I am so glad you enjoyed you stay at Fig tree. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "A perfect cottage in a beautiful setting in an ideal location for seeing that part of the world."

    The owners could not have been more helpful, everything was thought of to ensure guests enjoyed their stay.

    Thank you for the positive feedback Juliet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cosy, extremely clean and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    Excellent facilities within the property and Ali and Dave were the perfect hosts, unobtrusive but there if you needed them. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome....Henry the tortoise and all our family very much appreciated Dave's joinery skills! The welcome pack was an added bonus after a long drive down. We found the beds to be comfortable and the hot tub was a lovely way to relax in the evening and just watch the stars and listen to the local wildlife. Whilst there we visited North Devon, South Devon, Dorset and Exmoor. We were blessed with good weather, so enjoyed bbqs in the cottages lovely garden and the scenery and sunsets were stunning. We had a wonderful family holiday and would definitely recommend Fig Tree Cottage as a fabulous venue - we certainly hope to return! Thanks to Sykes for efficient organising and big thanks again to Ali and Dave - you really couldn't have done any more! Loved our holiday!

    Dear Elizabeth Thank you for the positive feed back. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Fig tree cottage (and Henry) We look forward to seeing you again. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Katherine5.0May 2022

  • "Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Fig Tree Cottage."

    The accommodation is very well equipped; it is clean; the layout is great for a bigger group; the hot tub was well enjoyed and clean; it was peaceful, quiet and private; and there is lots of space for everyone. A major negative though unfortunately - the bed mattresses in the downstairs rooms were not adequate and for the price paid for the accommodation, I would expect a much better quality mattress. The double bed is extremely soft, almost like a water mattress and the springs can be felt. And the 2 singles are both hard and again, springy, one more than the other. They caused some restless nights for a couple of guests unfortunately and hopefully the owners will get this sorted for the summer season ahead.

    Dear Laura Thank you for your feedback, I am really sorry that you did not point this out to us while you were staying with us, we both came up several times to see you and to make sure that you and the family were happy with everything. As our long history of reviews attest, no one has ever complained about our beds, or marked us down on cleanliness. We are extremely thorough and take great pride in our cottage. It would have been very useful for you to talk to us during your stay, since you are the first person out of all our guests to complain. Indeed, the review above states how comfortable the beds are. We will of course look in to it and if need be will change the mattresses. Kind regards Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Apr 2022

  • "A well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Hot tub was a big hit, great base to explore surrounding areas. Lots to do with children, our kids loved Dave’s tortoise. Would love to go back at some point in future. Lovely to meet property owner’s, they were very lovely and helpful.

    Dear Gunisha Thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure to host you and your family, I am so glad the twins enjoyed the tortoises, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Dave and Ali. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gunisha5.0Apr 2022

  • "The route to and from the cottage is along a single track road and it is situated at a top of the hill leaving you with amazing views and beautiful sunsets."

    It is about 10 minutes from Tiverton and food takeaways deliver here. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Upon our arrival we found basket with milk, bread, butter, scones, clotted cream, jam and dishwasher tablets. The food parcel was gratefully received after a long journey. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved the induction topped range oven. The large table in the kitchen had space for 8 people. The lounge has a lovely log burner, BT wifi (decent speed), a large screen tv with smart tv apps (which you could log in to) and very comfortable leather sofas. Remember to turn off the rad in the lounge if you put on the log burner or the lounge will get very hot. A room thermostat would be useful

    Hi Chris Thank you for the lovely feedback and leaving the cottage tidy and clean, I think the kids enjoyed seeing the Tortoises as well. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "Made to feel very welcome and although the owners lived next door they did not impose and they were very helpfull."

    Ideal spot for using as a base and going for days out as it is central for south, north and east devon. Tiverton is close by for getting groceries and take aways if you can't be bothered to cook and Exeter is only about 12 miles away. The sky was so clear at night you could see millions of stars brilliantly

    Thank you for the positive feedback, it was a pleasure to host you and the family, we would welcome you back any time. Best wishes Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Made the perfect setting for a marriage proposal. The owners are extremely helpful especially through storm Eunice. The hot tub and log burner are a lovely added bonus. The location is lovely and rural but still not far to supermarkets etc. We would highly recommend this cottage. Having board games, books and DVDs was a nice touch. Suited our young family very well.

    Thank you for the feedback Luke, so glad you and the family enjoyed it. Congratulations on the proposal all the best for the future. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Feb 2022

  • "Our party of 8 had a brilliant stay at Fig Tree Cottage!"

    The cottage is cosy, spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. The hot tub was a great hit with 4 teenagers. The hosts live on site and were generous, friendly, helpful but also unobtrusive. We highly recommend this cottage!

    Thank you for those kind words, it was a pleasure to have you stay. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Dec 2021

  • "If you are thinking of booking Fig Tree Cottage don’t think just do it!"

    The pictures are great but it is even better when you see it. From the moment we pulled up to the moment we left we felt at home. The Cottage is finished to a very high standard and is well equipped. Ali & Dave were great, nothing too much trouble I loved chatting with them. Will be re booking for next year. Liz

    I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return. Dave and Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage with plenty of space for our family although it would also well suit 2 families sharing."

    The hot tub was a lovely treat after busy days exploring the beautiful countryside. The owners were very welcoming and helped with any queries we had plus offered great recommendations.

    Reviewed by Brigitte5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fig Tree Cottage is wonderful, fabulous location, very peaceful, and cottage is perfect!"

    Dave & Ali are lovely host, and we had a wonderful holiday here, spending quality time together as a family.

    Reviewed by Corinna5.0May 2021

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week at the Fig Tree cottage, as there was only 2 of us we had plenty of space, but it would be fine for up to 8."

    The facilities are very good and bathrooms and kitchens are modern and good. The hot tub particularly late at night watching the stars was wonderful. Ali and Dave, are very friendly, and helpful, nothing seems too much for them to make your stay stress free. The area is beautiful being close to both Exmoor and Dartmoor, and the coasts both north and south are within travelling distance.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "We recently had the pleasure of staying for a week at Figtree Cottage, Devon during December 2020."

    From the outset, the communication from Ali & Dave was on point. It was especially reassuring to receive a courtesy call from Ali prior to our stay which alleviated any queries or concerns we may have had around travelling to the property, or during our stay. The property was easily found with the directions provided by both Sykes and Ali. Upon arrival we were able to let ourselves in and get settled before Dave popped over to introduce himself and see if we needed anything. Ali & Dave reside in the premises just a stones throw away from the cottage which meant they were on hand for all our requests but far enough to ensure privacy and serenity. The cottage itself is situated away from the main road which means it's peaceful and quiet. The kitchen was already very well equipped however we did make a few requests that Ali & Dave we happy to oblige; notably the sharpening of the kitchen knives - thanks Dave! All bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and furnished with quality fittings; the towels in the bathrooms were lush and the shower pressure is superb. The beds themselves were also very comfy. The loungeroom has an abundance of couches which ensured we weren't sitting on top of each other, as well as a fantastic fireplace which was lovely to start in the early evening and keep on until late. That said, the property is well heated anyway should we have preferred that form of heating. Without a doubt one of the main highlights was that hot tub - which we made use of everyday - and Dave ensured that the chemicals were just right throughout our entire stay; Dave would pop over in the morning to top-up and we hardly noticed he'd been and gone. We had an amazing stay at the cottage and really enjoyed what the surrounding area had to offer. Both Ali & Dave are really lovely people which just adds to making the whole experience perfect from start to finish. By the end of our stay we really didn't want to leave, however it's nice to know that we have something to look forward to upon returning again in the hopefully not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2020

  • "Very comfortable property with lots of room for just the two of us."

    Plenty of outdoor space in a quite location, close to Tiverton and ideal for visits to both Exmoor and Dartmoor. A lovely herb garden next to the front door. Dave our host was very welcoming and helped make our stay enjoyable whilst Ali ensured we had accurate arrival instructions.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage has superb scenery on a quiet and peaceful hill top , not far from Tiverton with all the amenities you’ll need ."

    The cottage was lovely ,well equipped and comfortable . We really enjoyed our stay , would definitely recommend it .

    Reviewed by Tammay4.7Sep 2020

  • "A stunning cottage in a very peaceful location!"

    Well equipped and tastefully decorated. A lovely welcome from Dave and Ali and much appreciated cream tea and essentials left for us. Would definitely recommend staying in this beautiful place... can’t beat a coffee on the patio at 6am listening to the birds and looking for Dave (our adopted pet dragonfly) Will definitely return... thank you X

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay!"

    Could not believe how Much outside garden space was allocated with this cottage, so private, so peaceful. The hot tub was a fabulous addition totally private and kept extremely clean and water changed between guests. The kitchen and conservatory dining area was perfect with amble seating, great kitchen appliances with everything you need and more. The living area was fabulous with tv with internet especially perfect for kids. Bathrooms and bedrooms spacious and tastefully decorated. Our entire stay was fabulous and I would recommend fig tree cottage to anyone wanting an amazing cottage stay within beautiful surroundings and easy accessibility to fabulous local tourism spots.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2020

  • "The photos and description do not do this cottage justice !"

    The cottage is beautiful. We could not fault it. The location is great for exploring Devon. Our group was made up of 2 families, a family of 3 and a family of 4 and there was more than adequate room for all of us. The hot tub was of course an amazing bonus ! The owners contacted us a week before with all relevant information and messaged us on the day to say when our cottage was ready. The owners Dave and Ali were so friendly, and were on hand if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a gem of a cottage and we really enjoyed a family week here in July."

    Dave and Ali could not be better hosts. They were super helpful and dropped in a few times to deliver some home made goodies and check that everything was ok. The hot tub was a real bonus and the kids loved this at the end of a busy day out. The only minor thing would be that a tumble drier would be useful for any days where the sun doesn’t shine. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fig Tree Cottage is lovely."

    Everything you need, clean, comfortable the owners Dave & Ali were great. Very friendly and helpful without intruding a pleasure to meet them. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2020

  • "Six of us visited Fig Tree Cottage 11-18 July 2020."

    The whole experience with the owners was excellent, from the pre-visit phone call and email regarding Covid19 safet measures put in place, to checking in on us throughout our visit, but not in a manner that took away our privacy. Their efforts were exceptional, and they really did enhance the experience, in terms of making sure that we had everything we needed - plus rhubarb and courgettes from their garden! Everything was of a high standard, from the comfortable beds to the hot tub under the stars (we had great weather) and the welcome pack of necessities (tea/coffee/milk) plus little extras like scones and clotted cream. We adored the location - so peaceful, and with a privacy that 'open views' rarely allows - as we were not overlooked by anyone. We rarely visits a place twice, but this may prove to the be the exception, especially as it was intended to coincide with a graduation that didn't take place, and we hope will happen in 2021.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have just returned from our stay at Fig Tree Cottage."

    What an amazing place. Very clean, very well equipped in each room, especially the kitchen. All bedrooms were comfy with plenty of space and we liked the en-suite bathroom with the super king bedrooms. The log fire was very welcoming as was the welcome pack. The hot tub was great to relax in after a long day. Thank you Dave and Ali. We hope to see you again.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great stay."

    A family get together for my dads birthday. The accommodation is homely and lots of thought has been put into it. We had a lovely welcome pack of scones and jam and cream and bread, butter and milk. The fire was lit and the radio was on. So welcoming. Dave even came and helped us to unload the car. The location is only 3 miles from local shops and fuel station. It’s best to have a car. Not much to walk to close by, though I believe there was a pub within a mile. We did all our own food and drink so didn’t really need to find pub or restaurant. Hot tub was lovely. Strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2020

  • "We stopped in this cottage in Feb of this year, it's a fabulous clean & comfortable cottage, it was beautifully decorated & furnished, with very comfortable beds."

    It was just perfect for our family of 8. The owners were a lovely couple, they were very welcoming & eager to make our stay a memorable one. The grandchildren loved the hot tub....& the welcome pack of a cream tea was delicious...thank you.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2020

  • "On arrival the host came to greet us and showed us a few essential bits like how to work the hot tub and the log burner."

    The cottage was very well equipped with everything you would need and the living space was very comfortable. The bedrooms were spaced out well so we didn't feel like we were on top of one another and there were plenty of toilets. The hosts were very helpful with selecting a pub nearby for a Sunday carvery and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a lovely time away and would recommend fig tree cottage.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "The warmest of welcomes awaited us on our arrival at Fig Leaf Cottage."

    We loved our holiday in the cosy, well appointed cottage set in its beautiful and peaceful Devon countryside. Loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a really lovely time."

    The cottage is gorgeous and in a beautiful setting. The kitchen has everything you need for self catering. Comfortable beds, lovely pillows, beautifully soft towels. Cosy fire with a good supply of logs. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and left the most lovely welcome pack. The hot tub tops it all off beautifully, big and kept very clean. I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time and the owners were very friendly and helpful throughout when we had questions etc"

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellently presented cottage."

    The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming who went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Little touches like the welcome provisions were very thoughtful and appreciated.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fig Tree Cottage was just lovely."

    It’s very quiet and peaceful. The cottage itself was clean and tidy and had everything you needed. It’s a great base to explore Devon and Bickleigh itself is picturesque. Dave was a great host and checked on us during the week to see if things are ok. Well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Bhavnita5.0Jul 2019

  • "Couldn’t have asked for better hosts."

    Perefect location for exploring both the north and south coasts only 1hour away. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped, the beds were comfy and the 3 bathrooms very useful for the number of guests. The garden is ideal for families with plenty of space for the kids to play and the recentl addition of the hot tub was the excellent place to relax in the evening and star gaze. Would highly recommend - you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent location, peaceful, fantastic garden, spacious house."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    The location is in the countryside, with peace and tranquility all around. Tiverton and Bickleigh are, however, a short car ride away. The cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable, furnished to a high standard. Dave and Ali were great hosts, very friendly and helpful when we had questions. We were lucky enough to stay over the Easter period where we were able to take advantage of the peaceful and comfortable garden location as well as making good use of the BBQ. We hope to return to the cottage soon!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2019

  • "The owners of the property Dave & Ali Were fantastic hosts and made us very welcome our part of 5 were from Kent, Peterborough, Newbury and Mexico City The Cottage is a great location for exploring Exmoor and Dartmoor and was very comfortable."

    We hope to visit again with more of the family A very memorable week away

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our team had a great stay with Dave and would highly recommend for holidays, breaks and working away as they were."

    Mick says the home made sausages are fab!

    Reviewed by Tori5.0Oct 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in stunning, peaceful surroundings."

    Dave and Ali are excellent hosts and have made this cottage into a lovely little holiday retreat. The welcome pack on arrival had everything you needed after a long journey, the scones with clotted cream went down treat and were a lovely surprise. We would certainly recommend a stay here if you are in need of a relaxing break in one of the best cottages we have stayed in. No matter what the weather (we had rain, storms and sunshine) Fig Tree cottage provided the perfect location for a lazy day or to explore the surrounding areas. We are returning home batteries fully charged and with some lovely cottage cooking apples ready for a crumble, windfall from the storms!!! Thank you for making our first trip to mid-Devon so memorable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a really lovely week exploring Devon which we hadn’t visited for sometime."

    Fig Tree cottage was a very spacious and comfortable property with all the amenities you could wish for in a very quiet, though not too remote, location. The owners Dave and Ali were very welcoming and Dave even managed to show us his baby tortoises something we had never seen before just a shame we couldn’t bring one home. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our stay at Fig Tree Cottage was delightful."

    The location was a fantastic mix of serene tranquility (at the cottage itself) but within easy range of many of Devon’s sites and attractions to suit all ages (we were a party of 6 adults and 2 children). The cottage itself was comfortable, clean, well maintained and fully equipped, our hosts were very welcoming, and approachable, and addressed any questions, concerns or suggestions we had, in a timely fashion and with a smile and a thank you. My family and I would not hesitate to recommend Fig Tree Cottage, and very much look forward to staying there again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "A fabulous holiday cottage, with helpful caring owners."

    Peaceful rural location. Very comfortable beds, extremely well-equipped, and worked well for our 3-generation family group. Heather

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic location."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Cottage could not be faulted with everything available that we could need. Grounds were lovely, secluded and secure. Would return to this property and would strongly recommend to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip and link, can be twin on request), 1 x double with dressing room, 1 x ground floor twin
  • 1x small cot room off one of the upstairs bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating in shower room and bathroom
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, 50" smart ultra HD TV, digital radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Charcoal BBQ, Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed large lawned garden with rattan patio furniture and parasol
  • Wildlife can often be seen in the local area such as deer, sheep, cattle, hawks and buzzards
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The cottage is in the grounds of the owners' house, but is entirely separate with its own gate, drive, car park and garden
  • Note: Sorry, no hen parties, stags or similar
  • Cream tea welcome basket on arrival including scones, jam, cream, bread, tea, milk, butter and sugar
  • Essential kitchen pack provided which includes a green scouring sponge, fairy washing liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, tin foil, tea towels, oven gloves, bin liner, dishcloth, hand sanitizer are also included for your protection
  • Note: we sanitize high-touch surfaces, down to the doorknob, we use cleaners and disinfectants approved by global health agencies, we wear protective gear to help prevent cross-contamination, we clean each room using extensive cleaning checklists and we provide extra cleaning supplies for your protection.

The property

Bickleigh 1 mile.

Figtree cottage is situated on the steep slopes overlooking the stunning Exe valley in Mid Devon.

A wooden construction by Swedish experts, this detached Devon cottage sits on the site of an old sheep shearing shed.

The cottage is in a peaceful rural location, a mile from the noted beauty spot of Bickleigh.

Local wildlife can often be seen in the area such as deer, hawks and buzzard, plus sheep and cattle in the fields next door to the cottage.On the grounds of the owners' house, Fig tree cottage has its own private driveway, with far-reaching, stunning, countryside views and spacious rooms, ideal for a family looking to enjoy a cottage holiday in Devon.

There is a sitting room with lovely oak floor, warming wood-burning stove and large TV with surround sound.

The kitchen/dining room is a bright, sunny room overlooking the picturesque garden.

In this Devon cottage, there are also four large, beautifully furnished bedrooms, one en-suite, with two further bathrooms situated over the ground and first floors, for convenience.

The large, private garden at your Devon cottage is a perfect place to enjoy the panoramic views on a summer's day.

The garden is west-facing and during the summer months the sunsets are breath-taking.

Even in peak summertime this part of Mid Devon is tranquil and quiet.

A walk up the lane reveals a different, but equally stunning, view from every gateway.

Just one mile down the lane from the cottage, is Bickleigh Mill, a historic water mill, café and gift shop, where you can spend the day dining alfresco by the River Exe.

The cottage is situated within easy driving distance of both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

Visit one of the many National Trust houses in the area surrounding your Devon cottage, or visit the small market town of Tiverton nearby.

Explore the historic city of Exeter with its impressive cathedral, excellent shopping malls, galleries, bars and restaurants.

The cottage is midway between Devon’s north and south coastlines, convenient for a day out to either.

A stay at this well-appointed Bickleigh cottage will certainly be a Devon family holiday to remember.

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About the location


Tiverton 4 miles; Exeter 12 miles.

One of Devon’s most photographed villages with its thatched cottages and lovingly tended gardens, Bickleigh is in a beautiful riverside setting in the rich agricultural area of the Exe Valley. Bickleigh’s unique five-arched bridge has spanned the River Exe since 1630 and is reputedly the inspiration for Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”. Bickleigh Mill is an historic 18th century working mill now developed into a popular and exciting rural shopping, eating and recreational destination where visitors can relax by the river. Railway enthusiasts will enjoy the Devon Railway Centre and Model World housed in the Victorian station buildings, with fifteen different working model layouts and train rides on a narrow gauge line. The town of Tiverton is just 4 miles away while a little further is the historic, cathedral city of Exeter.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas