This is a very sweet little cottage on the edge of Dartmoor. The nearest town is Tavistock.
We arrived to a very warm welcome from Al and Di and a really nice welcome pack which included cookies and bubbly. Totally unexpected but very generous.
Al and Di the owners are very unintrusive but there if you need them. We had a couple of general maintenance issues, just wear and tear which could not have been foreseen and they were mended immediately without any fuss and with lots of apologies.
We were really lucky with our British weather and managed to have our breakfast in the tree house overlooking the river for most of the day's that we were there. There are also a couple of swings in different locations around the garden so it was lots of fun.
The cottage is quite small but it has everything you need. The decor is very charming and sweet and shows off Al's skilled handiwork really well.
A lovely enchanting place to stay. Quirky stunning cottage. More than we expected. Beautiful place even at this time of year. Al and Di are very welcoming. We are recommending this place to many people.
My husband and I was looking for a cosy peaceful place to stop with lots of beautiful walks to do with our two dogs. This was the perfect place. Excellent, welcoming, friendly service. Cosy and all you need accommodation. Helpful recommendations left for you about the area. Amazing and beautiful garden with a lovely river at the bottom, great for washing the dogs off after a walk.
Lovely walks on the doorstep and just short drives to more.
We had no complaints about this place it was perfect for what we wanted and will go again.
Hidden away it has a beautiful setting with lovely walking on its doorstep. The tree house and river in the garden are a treat.
We found too much to do within a short drive away, especially Lydford Gorge and just exploring the Moors.
The cottage itself is compact & has everything you need including character. The information sheets and welcoming cakes and food basics are a Love-Lee touch.
A lovely stay just could of done with a few more days. Thank you Alan & Di :-)
The cottage is a cosy one up, one down annex to the main house, in secluded woodlands with a small river at the back.
We received a lovely welcome from Di who showed us around the cottage and it was very nice to find the basics like bread, butter, coffee and milk waiting for us.
Being September, the weather wasn't too good but the cottage was warm from the underfloor heating and the electric fire topped it up quickly, if needed. The kitchen and bathroom have slate floors so you'll need your slippers.
The king size bed was large and comfy, although the person on the side against the wall has to clamber over to get out as you can't walk around it because the ceiling slopes at the foot of the bed.
There is one closet downstairs to store your clothes as there is no storage in the bedroom.
The bathroom has a lovely big shower. There is a heated towel rail that warms it all day. There was plenty of room for us to dry wet clothes on an airer that we took. Towels are supplied but they are bath towels, not sheets so you may want your own.
There are lovely big gardens outside that you have full access to, including a tree-house and barbeque area.
At the back of the garden is a path (52 steps) down to the river. There's a private area next to it with a chimnea, with everything you need to fuel and light it. We sat on the supplied chairs and had a picnic in the warm while our dog Benji swam along and across the river. It even rained heavily during our picnic but the tree cover kept us dry! Be aware the river can get quite swollen after heavy rain.
Benji also had plenty of fun running around with Di and Al's dog Cleo.
There are plenty of woodland walks around the cottage as well as the nearby Tamar Valley and not forgetting Dartmoor about 40 minutes away.
Being out in the country, it is completely dark at night, although you have a porch light to help find your way back.
There is no phone signal anywhere locally but the free wifi is adequate.
There are no local shops, Tavistock being about 20 minutes away, so go prepared! You'll need a car to get anywhere.
We had most of our evening meals at the Copper Penny pub in Chipshop (real place!) Good quality, good value and dog friendly. it's about 10 minutes from the cottage. Also try the Forrest inn on Dartmoor but beware the Two Bridges Inn as it's very expensive.
Our car sat nav, as well as Google Maps on the phone, completely ignored 2 junctions from the cottage to Tavistock, so be careful.
To summarise, great place, great hosts, lovely location and good value.
What a beautiful place to stay. The Cottage is really cute, comfortable and has everything you need. Alan and Di are brilliant hosts and offer a warm welcome with a stock of food to boot. They are very helpful and are there if you need them but leave you be if you don't. I spent the first evening sitting on the rivers edge with a glass of wine and lit the chimnea with wood and firelighters all provided. It was sheer bliss and topped off with a fly by of the resident Kingfisher. Watched a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on the bird table as I had my al fresco breakfast and took off for a woodland walk just off the doorstep. Dog friendly and Smithy had great fun in the river with dog friendly beaches 45-50 mins drive away. Loads to do locally and I can recommend the 13th Century Church in Brentor, the views are breathtaking. I can thoroughly recommend this place. It is salve for the soul.
We stayed at the cottage for a week and despite the rainy weather had a beautiful cosy time. We were greeted warmly on arrival by Di and were so grateful for the lovely wine and treats they left out for us. Being able to sit by the river in the evening with the chimnea felt very special and we loved reading and chatting together up in the tree house. There were lots of love things to do and places to see nearby. We felt sad to leave such a beautiful place.