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Fig Tree Cottage

Bickleigh near Tiverton, Devon (Ref. 970568)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "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

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 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 BrigitteJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 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 CorinnaMay 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 RobertMay 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 SimonDec 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 PeterOct 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 TammaySep 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 PaulSep 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 DanielSep 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 LisaAug 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 AlexandraJul 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 DianeJul 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 JoyJul 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 BarryMar 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 FionaMar 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 HeatherFeb 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 LauraFeb 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 JohnDec 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-janeNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by JamesNov 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 PaulSep 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 BhavnitaJul 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 NicolaJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by TracyMay 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 JaneApr 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 JohnMar 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 ToriOct 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 SamanthaSep 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 SSep 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 DavidAug 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 HeatherJun 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 SJun 2018

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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.

On the grounds of the owners' farmhouse, 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 two 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.


  • 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, dishwasher, Coffee machine, 50" Smart Ultra HD TV, Digital Radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • 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 lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The cottage is in the grounds of the owners' farmhouse, but is entirely separate with its own gate, drive, car park and garden
  • Note: Sorry, no hen parties, stags or similar
  • Note: We use a surface disinfection UVC light in rooms after they have been cleaned, 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, so you can clean as you stay

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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.

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