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Monks Cottage

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Chagford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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  • hosts (11)
  • nicky (9)
  • cottage (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • simon (7)
  • beautiful (7)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We were amazed and delighted with the standard of this property."

    The level of accommodation is really that of a spacious, well-appointed modern home set in an ancient rural landscape. We particularly loved the open plan ground floor, Aga (such a blessing in a Devon winter!) and the triple aspect bedroom and sitting room, with stunning views over the moor. Owners charming, hospitable and unobtrusive - just as you would wish!

    We are just delighted to know that Jane and Michael really enjoyed their week at Monks Cottage. Absolutely made our day to read their generous comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Monk's cottage."

    The cottage is delightful, very spacious and has everything you need for a great holiday. The location is perfect for a relaxing break, with easy access to all Dartmoor has to offer. Nicky and Simon are great hosts. Would we stay again? 100% yes.

    Thank you Adam and Emma for your very kind comments. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed a comfortable and peaceful holiday in Monks Cottage. It is great to know that our guests love Monks, Chagford and the Dartmoor National Park as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2023

  • "Monks cottage is truly delightful in a superb location with spectacular views."

    Ideal proximity to the local Stannary town of Chagford, West Devon and Dartmoor National Park. The cottage provides the perfect stay for couples looking to explore the region. The accommodation is extremely spacious and beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. The surrounding hedged gardens are so lovely with ponds, an orchard, abundance of wonderful plants and flowers and so well maintained. The land around the cottage provides the opportunity to walk and explore or sit and enjoy this lovely environment. There is also a garden and seating to enjoy directly outside the cottage. The owners property sits next to Monks cottage and Nicky and Si are the most delightful, hospitable hosts you could imagine. They are interesting, friendly and extremely helpful. Their enthusiasm and energy for the property and their beautiful surroundings is infectious!!! You cannot help feeling the warmth and passion these lovely hosts have given to their much loved lifestyle and the effort and work that has been put in to achieve what they have and now share with others. This was the most enjoyable four days away we could have spent and we would highly recommend. Thank you so much Nicky and Si

    It is a real pleasure to read this very kind review and to hear how much Victoria and Lesley enjoyed their time in Monks Cottage. Victoria and Lesley explored some of the Dartmoor National Park's many beautiful walking routes during their short visit to Monks and we very much hope they'll be able to come back to continue exploring this wonderful part of Devon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property and grounds were amazing."

    We loved the cottage, had everything we could ever want. So relaxing we didn't want to leave. The surrounding gardens are beautifully kept by owners and having access to fields and walks was fantastic for our dog. Hosts Nicky and Simon are a lovely couple, so helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable on the area. Its so lovely there we have already booked our return visit and can't wait.

    How nice to know that Lorraine and Clive will be coming back to Monks Cottage in May. Dartmoor is so beautiful in the Spring - perfect for long walks with gentle Brylie. Thank you for being perfect guests and leaving Monks Cottage immaculate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2023

  • "A truly great find for this part of Devon with very easy access to the A30."

    Monks cottage is attached to the property owners own house and you have access to a wonderful field for walking a canine friend. The accommodation is faultless and has a very homely feel , for those that have been you will no what i mean . Your hosts Nicky and Simon have 25 years of local knowledge and go above and beyond making you feel very welcome into the home. Will definitely come back as Simon has more stories to tell me !

    We both look forward very much to welcoming Nikki and Kevin (and lovely Cooper!) back to Monks Cottage Thank you for this very kind and generous review, and for looking after Monks Cottage so well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Monk's Cottage is a special place!"

    The area is beautiful, the cottage is lovely and spacious (with great lighting and plenty of electrical outlets), and the hosts are fabulous! Like many other reviewers, I felt that Monk's was more of a home away from home than a rental. I had some car problems and Nicky and Simon went out of their way to help me. Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you!

    Thank you for finding Monks Cottage and for being an absolutely delightful guest. We are so sorry you had car problems and hope you've made it safely home to Utah. Come back soon please dear Laurie! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed at many holiday cottages over the years and this was, without a doubt, the best of the best of the best."

    The property itself was of an extremely high standard; it felt more like a home than somewhere you just rent for a week. The locality is wonderful. The views of the fields - all of which are completely accessible - are a lovely thing to wake up to first thing in the morning. As for our hosts, we feel that we have been staying with some new friends. They couldn't do enough for us and we felt so welcome. We will be back VERY soon.

    What lovely, life enhancing and appreciative people you two are! We are so pleased to know you both had a really peaceful, really happy holiday and felt so much at home in Monks Cottage. Wishing you great creative success with your projects - to be followed by a nice restorative break back here at Monks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is the first holiday we have ever returned to the same place twice."

    We liked it so much.

    And how delighted we both were to welcome you back to Monks Cottage. Let’s hope the first of many Happy Returns! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Having just returned from a magical week at Monks we can't wait to return!"

    Waking to the sound of buzzards every morning in the enormous bed with beautiful views was a real highlight. Nicky and Si couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, doing everything they could to ensure it felt like a real home from home. The house and grounds are simply stunning - we love Dartmoor and visit often, but this was our most relaxing stay so far. Thank you for taking such good care of us, we had a wonderful country escape!

    Please come back to Monks Cottage as soon as you can Polly and Leigh (with your beautiful lady lurcher!). It was lovely to see how much you enjoyed your time on Dartmoor. Thank you for finding us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, possibly the best we have ever stayed in."

    Nicky & Simon are the best hosts you could imagine Everything was spotless and perfect for us

    Thank you so much John and Jenny for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you - and we are so glad you were comfortable and happy in Monks Cottage. We very much hope you'll come back for another stay before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely thoughtful kind hosts."

    .beautiful property and delightful surroundings would definitely return..

    We so much enjoyed meeting Catherine - and we’re so glad we were able to accept a last minute booking. Catherine looked after Monks Cottage Beautifully and we very much hope to see her again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Monks Cottage."

    Our hosts Nicky and Simon made us feel so genuinely welcome and were very knowledgable about the local area helping us to make the very best of our stay. We found our holiday so restful and also enjoyed the walks around the grounds and local area. Just what we needed. Monks cottage was very comfortable and we hope to return later this year.

    We are delighted to hear that Martin and Wendy felt so happy and relaxed in Monks Cottage. Thank you to them both for being perfect guests and leaving Monks Cottage immaculate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at Monks cottage,in a beautiful ,peaceful setting."

    Our hosts,Simon & Nicky, were an absolute pleasure to spend time with,and we really hope we can return at some point in the future.

    We are so happy to know that Roz and Kevin had such a relaxed and peaceful holiday at Monks Cottage. They left the cottage immaculate, and We hope they’ll return soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing week at Monks cottage ."

    Our hosts Nicki and Si made us feel so welcome . Their recommendations for local walks and places to visit were excellent . The cottage was amazing surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Dartmoor . Everything we could possibly need was available . The lounge area was lovely and the views from the bedroom were breathtaking . So amazing we were sorry to leave .

    We were so sorry to have to say goodbye to Judy and Paul. It has been a wonderful week and really lovely to see how much they were enjoying their holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture, and access to 9-acres of communal gardens with seating areas, fields, and fenced ponds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at a charge of £25 (please supervise dogs around the ponds: dogs should not be left alone and must be kept off the furniture)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The cottage rests on the owner's grounds
  • Note: This property does not accept children, except babes-in-arms (please bring your own travel cot)
  • Note: There is an electric AGA for winter use only

The property

Resting on the outskirts of Chagford (1.5 miles from the town), a rural town in the Devonshire countryside, is Monks Cottage, a traditional granite dwelling with an abundance of original features.

Enjoying far-reaching, countryside views, well-positioned within the Dartmoor National Park, Monks Cottage offers a charming retreat for two guests and their furry companion, looking to escape to this wonderful region.

Benefit from private, off-road parking, before taking advantage of the 9-acres of pretty gardens and fields, enveloping your abode.

Step indoors to be greeted by the open-plan living space, flooded with natural light and well-equipped to ease your self-catered stay.

Prepare meals in the spacious kitchen, dine as a two with vistas out to the garden and unwind with plenty of plush seating to choose from.

Dine alfresco in your private garden, where you can toast to your getaway before heading off to sleep in the king-size bedroom, featuring original beamed ceilings and a triple-aspect layout.

Complete your morning routine in the bathroom, before grabbing your walking boots to reach nearby Stone Lane Gardens, or head through the national park to explore Castle Drogo, whilst your nearest hub of amenities lie in the heart of Chagford, where you can stock up on the essentials and dine out at a variety of independent eateries.

Relish the chance to hike towards Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, or up to Hound Tor, whilst the Grimspound landscape is rich in both history and beauty, nurtured as an English Heritage site.

Round off your break with a tour of Exeter city, with the opportunity to discover the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, tour the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, or traverse through Barley Valley Nature Reserve.

This charming property is centrally located in Devon, on scenic Dartmoor: plan a day trip to the rugged beaches of the north coast or seek out the more gentle sandy shores of south Devon.

Experience the best of both worlds at Monks Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and a seasonal, open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season