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Oak Apple

(Ref. 998902)

Teigngrace near Newton Abbot, Devon Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Another great family holiday at Twelve Oaks Farm."

    We stayed for Christmas week and the cottage even came with a Christmas tree and decorations!

    Reviewed by Eranda5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay here, it was close to our grandparents for us to visit."

    The pool was great and kept the kids occupied and so did the park. The cottage itself was really lovely, so spacious and comfortable and we will definitely be back. Staff on the farm are so lovely and accommodating.

    So pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday with us we are lucky to be in a great area. Many thanks hopeful you will return again in the future. Best regards, All at Twelve Oaks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay here, we had read previous reviews about the garden not being private and were aware that it was on a working farm so had no surprises."

    The cakes and eggs that were left for our arrival was a lovely touch. A few minor points; as others had mentioned the twin beds on wheels were quite annoying as they moved around very easily. All the mattresses are very soft. The bathrooms do not have working extractors and after using the shower in the ensuite, which has no windows, we decided to just use the main bathroom shower. Most days we didn't create enough washing up to use the dishwasher so a drainer would have been helpful and finally some hooks on the back of the bedroom doors would be helpful to hang towels as with 5/6 people staying there was nowhere to hang towels.

    Thank you for your feed back we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us on the whole. The wheels on beds are a pain I agree I have looked at taking them off but leaves sharp bits that will scratch the floor when we move beds to clean I did buy cups for the wheels this worked for a time until someone stole them!! Unfortunately drainers are a bacterial zone so we do not have them. We will fit hooks to the doors. The extractors do work but the fan for this is at the back of the property so you would not hear it. Mattresses are a minefield as people like different things. Thank you for your suggestions. Best regards, All at Twelve Oaks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very spacious, clean, and really well equipped - furniture, kitchen utensils, lovely setting."

    Outside chairs would be a nice addition. Our only issue was next to no internet - this wouldn't have been a problem apart from needing to deal with some work emails/issues. We will certainlty be going back!

    Thank you for your comments truly sorry about the internet we usually have no issue at all we have contacted our provider and they are on the case. We do have outdoor furniture but given it’s winter we pack it away as gets spoilt or damaged just can’t believe the glorious weather had especially for a half term. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Warm regards all at Twelve Oaks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2023

  • "We booked Oak Apple as we were visiting family in the area."

    Our plan was for them to stay with us some nights. Sadly due to feeling unwell that didn’t happen, we saw far more of the inside than we’d hoped!! It is a very spacious cottage, our stay was during a frosty spell but it was nice and warm from the underfloor heating. The place was well appointed and very modern but homely. The ‘working farm’ noise wasn’t too bad and didn’t really disturb us….but like I said we spent more time there than we’d planned! Aunties Cakes were lush and the eggs tasty from the hens we met! There were plenty of fresh eggs daily. We didn’t use the shop but it appeared adequately stocked but not an issue as the nearest supermarkets were within a few miles. A great base with plenty of room ideally located for exploring all of Devon, a very practical space. If you’re wanting total peace and quiet and country views this isn’t the place for you!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was beautiful, nice and out of the way."

    Upon arrival we had a warm welcome at reception and we were given some eggs and cakes home made - This was a really nice touch. The property was really nice and spacious, clean and overall a great place to stay. I would highly recommend and look forward to returning in the future.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2022

  • "Oak Apple Cottage was clean and well equipped for our stay and we were made to feel welcome."

    The kind gesture of cakes, milk, dog treats was a nice touch. The local farm shop was handy as was the food stall which provided delicious hot meals! We were out most days visiting local areas so the farm noise didn't really bother us. The cows mooing was quite nice to hear!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

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

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 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 Jason4.4Jun 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 Emma4.7Dec 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 Rhona5.0Nov 2021

  • "Would go back."

    great place in the middle for places to go

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 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 Lesley5.0Sep 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 Paul2.8Jun 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 Steve4.1Oct 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 Tamsyn4.4Oct 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 Amanda5.0Oct 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 Rodger5.0Sep 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 Daniel3.8Aug 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 Andrew4.7Aug 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 Lucy4.4Aug 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 Lucie5.0Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Apr 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 cats are not allowed at this property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and fishing lake on-site, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: There is a dedicated electric vehicle charging station on site which is payable at reception

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 Refs. 998927, 1008069, 1008070, 1017324, 1017325, 1120150, 1122542, 1123750, 1123753, 1123754, 1121265, 1142585, together sleeping 62 guests.

Twelve Oaks Farm

Nestled in South Devon's most breathtaking countryside, on the eastern fringes of Dartmoor National Park, these properties 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 a fishing lake nearby and an abundance of wildlife, leaving you to enjoy an adventurous family holiday. There are thirteen properties on site. 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.

Note: This property cannot accommodate a Sunday changeover. Please be aware of this restriction when placing your reservation.
Note: There is a dedicated electric vehicle charging station on site which is payable at reception
Note: Cats are not allowed at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas