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Oak Apple

Newton Abbot, Devon (Ref. 998902)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice to stay somewhere that in nicer than your own home"

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing and very spacious, The welcome touches show that the owners care, everyone on site was very welcoming and very helpful."

    Only thing i would say is the floors do need a good mop.

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent, well laid out with ample room for a family of 5 and a dog."

    Lovely touch of welcoming cakes and the steak we had from the camp shop was to die for. The wet room showers were amazing and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and flatware, including serving dishes. My only criticism is the beds, the single beds were very uncomfortable with thin mattresses. My feedback would be link detached beds to provide greater flexibility, we were three adults and two children and two double and one twin would have been perfect for us.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2021

  • "Had a fabulous stay at Oak Apple."

    Would like to point out to all this is a working farm with noises, smell etc., All of which we didn't mind at all. There is farm produce available and all very welcoming. Only suggestion is that the pavement would benefit by going right down to Oak Apple then you wouldn't have to walk on the road bit. Otherwise clean and tidy and a nice welcome pack. Thank you

    Reviewed by RhonaNov 2021

  • "Would go back."

    great place in the middle for places to go

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was far bigger than we expected and enabled the 6 of us to not be on top of each other."

    The facilities were great eg. the ability to buy local prepared meal in the evening was an unexpected surprise and the dog exercise area was great. The welcome treats for both us and the dog were a nice little touch too. 2 minor improvement ideas - change of bed linen and towels mid week would have been welcome and making the outside area a little more secure for the dog visitors especially as the cottage was right next to the cow barn. Neither of these took away the enjoyment, just polite suggestions.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "The swimming pool description is misleading as the pool is shared with the entire camping, caravan and cottages complex."

    There were, understandably, restriction on numbers using the pool but these were not enforced making it difficult to access. The size of the cottage and inclusion of 2 large bathrooms was very adequate for six people. The beds were very uncomfortable and in need of new mattresses. The enclosed garden was overgrown when we arrived and patio area was shared with a farm workers cottage and therefore not private as expected. We were underwhelmed for the price paid.

    Thank you for completing your feedback, we have spoken with the owner regarding the issue you raise re the patio and she confirms the neighbouring property is where her son lives, who does not use the patio for Oak Apple as this is to the left of the steps and the door to their home is to the right. They have their own access, bins, washing line etc so have no reason to access the patio area for this property. Had you called us to inform us someone was accessing the patio we would have most certainly looked further in to this for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and spacious."

    Welcome pack was also a very nice touch. It delivered everything we required and was ideally located for short trips to the coast and Dartmoor. Only issue was the cottage was full of flies when we arrived and it took a while for us to get rid of them. Key holder did not seem that bothered, gave us some spray and said that it was that time of year !

    Thank you for completing your feedback. We are glad that you had an enjoyable holiday. We are sorry to hear that you had a problem with flies during your stay. Cluster flies have been an issue at times during the year, especially with countryside properties. At this time of year when the weather is normally colder, the flies are dormant but if the weather should warm up then it brings them out of hibernation. As the owners live on site, they would have been happy to help if they had been made aware that the flies were continuing to be a problem. The owners want their guests to have a lovely time and will do all they can to help Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "The house was amazing, so clean and tidy."

    It was warm and a great space for us to enjoy. The property is in a great area which allowed us to travel to different areas in South Devon which were also lovely. The only issue we found with the property is the mattresses in the bedrooms, we found them slightly uncomfortable, but that was the only issue. If we had an issue with the property there was help just a phone call away and they were happy to help, we had such a warm welcome when we all arrived. We all said we would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by TamsynOct 2020

  • "Very impressed by the little personal touches on Arrival makes such a difference."

    Also friendly and Approachable nothing to much problems very happy to stay would again high standard.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "We stayed at this cottage in July and again in September."

    The cottage is excellent and well equipped and the staff are very friendly and helpful.. When we stayed in July the fishing was excellent but this time it was very very disappointing. An over zealous water bailiff has obviously had some bad experience with some fisherman and therefore deemed everyone else to be incompetent. He has roped off over one third of the lakes perimeter denying access to all the best swims leaving only one peg where you have any reasonable expectation of catching carp. This is because he does not want anyone to fish between the lily pads . In total a rough measure of 85 yards of 250 yards perimeter are unavailabe. It must also be said that although the bailiff correctly has a sign telling you to dip your nets before fishing there is no facility on site to sanitise your net. If you are looking to enjoy some fishing then this is not the location for you.

    Reviewed by RodgerSep 2020

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, very spacious and a good size for up to 6 people."

    It could’ve done with a more thorough clean as we found a fair amount of dog hairs throughout obviously from previous occupants, the sofas could do with replacement due to the seat cushions being ripped right the way across the back on both sofas. Also, as other have said, the ‘private’ patio isn’t private as it is also the access for the neighbouring cottage (farm workers) but in fairness, they were very quiet. The welcome cakes, milk, eggs, tea, coffee etc was a lovely little gesture and just what you need after driving to your holiday. It was a shame that the pool remained closed but this is understandable. However, we do feel this would be undersized for the size of the park (over 140 camping/caravan pitches) and also, of the two advertised fishing lakes, only one is open although this is a great little lake with some glorious fishing to be had. We would consider returning to this farm, but would have to have a look around at others before saying that we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "We arrived at our accommodation last minute and were greeted with friendly staff and a lovely setting."

    The owners kind and very helpful throughout our stay and nothing was any hassle for them. Upon arrival there was a small welcome pack that included milk eggs and even warm pastries which was a prefect start to our holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "The cottage that we stayed in was absolutely amazing, very big and clean but the private garden that was advertised was not a private garden."

    The garden was shared and there was a house directly next to us which used the same pathway to get in which was fine, however not totally as advertised. The swimming pool was very small but it was adequate and easy to get to. Out of the two fishing lakes that were advertised there was only actually one that we could use. The fishing lake that could be used had very little going on when we did use it. There was a pub that was also advertised but this shut down a few years ago. It was also advertised that there were a lot of walking and exploring through woods but unless we were willing to drive to get to this then it wasn't really possible which kind of takes away the point of walking. The house and campsite itself was lovely and very clean.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2019

  • "Friendly, welcoming staff & delicious meals available on-site."

    Superb accommodation with all facilities which was clean & perfect for a family stay. Good central location for exploring Devon.Heated outdoor pool is a bonus!!

    Reviewed by LucieAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - owners added lovely touches by leaving homemade cakes and eggs from the farm"

    Reviewed by RhiannonApr 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available by request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private courtyard with furniture and shared lawn
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool open 8am-8pm, May-Sept
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and fishing lake on-site, pub 1.9 miles

The property

This wooden-clad lodge is positioned within Twelve Oaks Farm, which is a working farm on the fringes of Teigngrace, in Devon.

It occupies lovely, spacious rooms and a modern feel throughout, ideal for families and friends looking to get together in a pretty, countryside setting.

Make the most of the homely comforts in the open-plan living room, which extends around to the kitchen and dining areas, forming an L shape.

You can cook up a delicious meal and gather around the table to chat over the adventures you have had so far.

Unwind into the evening in front of the TV in the lounge and later you can head upstairs to find a king-size double room with an en-suite, as well as two twin bedrooms.

To the exterior is a lovely patio area with seating, for you to sit with a glass of wine in the summer and absorb the pleasant surroundings.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref's.

998927, 1008069, 1008070, 1017324 and 1017325, together sleeping 28.

Twelve Oaks Farm

Nestled in South Devon's most breathtaking countryside, on the eastern fringes of Dartmoor National Park, these lodges are wonderfully appointed offering you a well-earned break with your loved ones. With many exciting attractions nearby, this working farm covers almost 250 acres for you to roam at your own leisure. Bordered by the River Teign, on the edge of the village of Teigngrace, you have a lovely rural setting, with fishing lakes and an abundance of wildlife, leaving you to enjoy an adventurous family holiday. These wooden-clad lodges, of which we currently have 6, ensure you can relax and unwind after a busy day trying out the local activities. Wander along pretty streams or explore rambling woods from your doorstep. On-site is also an outdoor heated swimming pool, which is shared with the neighbouring camp site and can be used from May to September, as well as a shop and children's playground available the year-round. You are spoilt for choice with go-karting, walking, cycling, adventure parks for the kids and so much more close by! Discover a network of bridleways and footpaths among the craggy landscapes of Dartmoor, and while you're there pay a visit to the cascading Becky Falls, an iconic landmark not to be missed. Paignton Zoo is a lovely day out for all ages and Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay boasts a tea room, gift shop and award-winning gardens, as well as a miniature world making you feel like a giant! Why not visit one of the many National Trust houses in the area, such as Castle Drogo or Agatha Christie's home Greenway. Enjoy a splendid break with your family and friends at Twelve Oaks Farm, in this wonderful region of Devon.

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

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About the location

NEWTON ABBOT

Teignmouth 5 miles; Shaldon 5 miles; Torquay 10 miles; Exeter 18 miles; Plymouth 31 miles

Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The ancient market town now offers plenty of modern shops, both local and well-known high street chains and six leading brand supermarkets. There's also a racecourse where National Hunt racing takes place from spring until autumn, with craft fayres during the winter. Newton Abbot has a unique pub, the tap house and bottle shop, located in the building of what was a traditional working malthouse offering arguably the finest bottled beers in Devon. The seaside towns of Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish are nearby and are fantastic destinations for families. Spend a day on the beach building sand castles and walk the impressive Victorian Pier at Teignmouth. The National Trust houses of Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle and many others are well worth a visit, whilst the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the stunning beaches around Torquay and the many hidden coves such as Meadfoot, Oddicombe and further afield the pretty Ness Cove. And of course, the South West Coast Path provides stunning seascapes across the bay, with a popular stretch from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain, passing through Beacon Cove where Agatha Christie used to swim as a girl. Newton Abbot provides a fabulous base for an English seaside holiday all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas