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Three Pound Cottage, The Thatched Dartmoor Holiday Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Three Pound Cottage is a picture perfect “chocolate box” thatched holiday cottage in the heart of of Lustleigh,one of Dartmoor’s prettiest villages and voted best village on Dartmoor by the Daily Telegraph. This Dartmoor holiday cottage is a 16th century grade II listed property that has been sensitively restored to provide all the comforts of modern living whilst preserving the cottage’s historic charm and quirkiness: • Underfloor heating • Inglenook fireplace with wood burner • Fully equipped kitchen, including full oven, hob and dishwasher • Utility room with washer/dryer • Wifi throughout • Smart TV’s with all the catch-up TV players, Netflix etc With its 3 bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms, this self-catering holiday accommodation sleeps up to 5 guests comfortably. Whilst perfect for ...Three Pound Cottage is a picture perfect “chocolate box” thatched holiday cottage in the heart of of Lustleigh,one of Dartmoor’s prettiest villages and voted best village on Dartmoor by the Daily Telegraph. This Dartmoor holiday cottage is a 16th century grade II listed property that has been sensitively restored to provide all the comforts of modern living whilst preserving the cottage’s historic charm and quirkiness: • Underfloor heating • Inglenook fireplace with wood burner • Fully equipped kitchen, including full oven, hob and dishwasher • Utility room with washer/dryer • Wifi throughout • Smart TV’s with all the catch-up TV players, Netflix etc With its 3 bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms, this self-catering holiday accommodation sleeps up to 5 guests comfortably. Whilst perfect for families looking to explore Dartmoor and Devon, this cosy yet spacious holiday cottage is also ideal for couples or friends seeking a relaxing escape, encompassing long walks on Dartmoor and evenings spent relaxing in front of the fire. The holiday cottage is in a truly picturesque setting and is often the subject of visiting artists and photographers. Despite being only a stone’s throw from the village shop, tea room and award-winning village pub, there is an array of scenic walks for all abilities literally from the front door. With Lustleigh’s unique location in the Wrey valley you can take in the spectacular views along the famous Lustleigh Cleave one day followed by a relaxing riverside walk the next musing over the thousands of people and cart horses to use the “packhorse” bridges through the centuries – it really is an ideal location for keen walkers and ramblers. Within the village you’ll find : • The Dairy – a well stocked shop with lots of local produce as well as all the essentials; • The Cleave - award winning pub offering a warm welcome, fantastic food in a relaxed and jovial atmosphere; • The Primrose Tea Rooms – one of the best Tea Rooms in Devon with an enchanting garden; • The Orchard - for younger guests there’s a children’s play area in the Orchard, a magical place to explore where it’s all too easy to believe in Dartmoor Pixies.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Michaela m
Hosting since May 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMichaela will call you within 24 hours of your arrival to make sure you have everything you need to make your stay perfect. If you would prefer to be left alone that's fine too, just let us know.

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john s
john s
1 contribution
Very good accommodation in a very friendly and convenient village
The cottage was clean, cosy and warm. It has a modern kitchen and bathrooms providing a very comfortable evenings after days out in the beautiful surroundings.
Visited October 2023
Written 10 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Hi John, thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased you had a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Very best wishes Michaela
Written 12 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angela R
Angela R
1 contribution
5* Pretty & Peaceful getaway
Having seen the photographs on the Three Pound Cottage website, I was looking forward to the escape and calling Lustleigh "home" for weeks leading up to our arrival. I wasn't disappointed. My first view of the cottage as we walked towards it bathed in afternoon sunshine was a real treat for the eye balls. THE VILLAGE Lustleigh is super beautiful with old buildings kept looking as good as they day they were built. The only sounds you hear are the church bells every hour, bird song and the sound of water running past the cottage. It is not touristy at all and that unspoilt feel is what makes the village so appealing. The local community are really friendly and love to say hello. On Wednesday's, a fish and chip van pulls up outside the dairy, which is excellent if you have been out walking all day and fancy a night off from cooking. They do a cracking battered jumbo sausage! We didn't visit the pub but I'm told the food is excellent there too. We visited Devon for the walking and photography so we weren't in the village during the day, but I would get up early every morning and wander round just taking it all in before breakfast. A fab way to start the day, especially as we were blessed with sun every day! THE COTTAGE The cottage itself has absolutely everything you need. I loved the decor. Country cottage without being overly kitch and in keeping with the building. Obviously we didn't use the inglenook fireplace as it was hot and sunny, but you just know that it would be so cosy in the colder months. The front double bedroom gets very hot with the sun on it. I recommend closing the curtains in the afternoon as it's very warm overnight. The views from every window never get boring. A morning cuppa at the window in the back twin bedroom became a habit. The neighbours bird feeders are always busy and includes daily visits from a wood pecker, which was nice. I liked to sit on the bench in the sun with a drink before dinner in the little front garden and say hi to passers by. I must admit. I got in to watering the containers and did a bit of dead heading whilst I sat out there. You feel a sense of duty to be guardian during your stay! There is a very thorough booklet in the kitchen hamper which covers everything from rubbish collections, the immersion heater, spare light bulbs and much more. There was even a bottle of wine, scones, jam and clotted cream to welcome us! The hosts are great at staying in touch and really make sure you are happy with everything. I could have stayed there forever, so sad to leave and am so grateful that the hosts have decided to share this beautiful home and area with us all and not keep it to themselves! I would love to revisit over and over again! Thank you so much for the whole experience.
Visited May 2023
Written 1 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Dear Ange, well, what can we say, such a beautiful review, thank you! We are really touched and absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your stay. And thank you so much for watering the plants, we are truly grateful. We do hope that we can welcome you back again soon, all the very best, Michaela and Brian x
Written 12 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chrissie3379
chrissie3379
8 contributions
A fantastic stay
Lustleigh is a very picturesque village steeped in history. The renovation of Three Pound Cottage has achieved a prowess in keeping the original character of this 16th century building and in offering at the sama time maximum comfort. We just loved its decoration and the attention given to each detail. It is such a lovely and delightful place. We have made the most of Michaela and Brian’s personal guide to outdoor activities in Devon. We have enjoyed long and very enjoyable walks in the moor in splendid weather. We are so grateful to have had the privilege of staying in your property. So, many, many thanks again.
Visited April 2023
Written 25 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are absolutely thrilled you had such a lovely stay and was able to enjoy all the activities as well as walking the moor. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Lustleigh some time in the future, all the very best Michaela and Brian x
Written 29 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patrick W
Patrick W
1 contribution
The cottage and the village felt like a nice warm bath.
Great walks right from the village, close to even better walks at Dartmoor. Very friendly people all around. And since the weather was very good, great to learn that so many nice beaches are close-by. The cottage itself would fit any UK countryside TV series, not just from the outside but also the inside. All the comfort you would need, very tasteful interior and still the charm of an old cottage.
Visited July 2022
Written 17 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Relax539185
Hi Patrick - thank you so much for the very kind review. We are genuinely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that got some great walks in. The locals are very friendly and welcoming :-). We would love to welcome you back some time in the future, all the very best, Michaela and Brian x
Written 2 February 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ken F
Ken F
Boyertown, PA21 contributions
4th stay at the cottage and can't wait to come back
Lustleigh is considered to be one of the loveliest villages in Dartmoor/Devon, and Three Pound Cottage is a big reason why. It is just idyllic. A perfect combination of charm, history, and comfort. Sit in the garden next to one of the walking paths in the village and have a chance to chat with visitors and villagers. You can get a lot of good advice on the area and get to know some great people. We were lucky enough to spend two weeks there this spring, and we are looking forward to coming back as soon as we can. I can't say enough about the community spirit and how welcoming everyone is. Lustleigh is a complete village with every amenity you need. It has a fantastic pub, the best tea room in Devon (and beyond), a village shop which carries everything you need, plus visiting bakers (Le Van du Pain--and you can order for twice a week delivery), pizza makers, and other suppliers of excellent quality food. And there is the Grade 1 listed St John's church dating to the 13th century, with further history dating to circa 500. And a vibrant and friendly congregation and the best bells in the region. Then there are the many walking paths starting in the village. You cannot possibly find a better place to experience Dartmoor than Three Pound Cottage. And by the way, their website is comprehensive and gives you all the information you need for a holiday in Dartmoor.
Visited April 2022
Written 16 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Wow!! What a truly lovely review - thank you so much. We are thrilled that you love the cottage and Lustleigh as much as we do. You are absolutely right, the local community is extremely warm, welcoming and friendly. They love to share Quiz Night at the pub with visiting guests as well as sharing other local activities with anyone willing to join in. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future, take care and thanks again for your kind review xx
Written 17 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jimmy3456
Jimmy3456
Athens, Greece9 contributions
Lovely cottage and great time
We had a great week with our three boys in 3 pound cottage. Idyllic walls out the house, boat trips and the seaside on other days. The cottage of fully equipped and immaculate, we could not have asked for more. The owners were great and we are looking forward to returning.
Visited April 2022
Written 30 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Thank you so much for your kind review, it sounds like you and your boys had a fabulous time! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Three Pound Cottage some time in the future. All the very best, Michaela and Brian x
Written 2 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee45505771183
Sightsee45505771183
1 contribution
One of the best cottages we've ever rented!
The cottage is picture-perfect on the outside and on the inside is well equipped and very comfortable. The welcome basket you are given is a lovely touch. Lustleigh itself is a tourist destination (parking can be tricky) but you're already there to enjoy all it has to offer. The pub about 20 yards away The Cleave has great food and a warm welcome. The tea rooms which you can see from the cottage are also excellent - you can nab a table in the garden before anyone else gets there! I would highly recommend staying at Pound Cottage.
Visited August 2021
Written 22 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted that you had such a great stay in Lustleigh. We too love the fact that you can 'beat the queue' for a table in the garden of the fantastic tea room as its just a stone's throw from the cottage front door :-). We do hope to welcome you back again some time in the future, Brian and Michaela x
Written 4 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GoPlaces22900903092
GoPlaces22900903092
1 contribution
We had a brilliant holiday at Three Pound Cottage
The cottage was delightful. Straight out of a children's book. A 16th century cottage, beautifully furnished and with all the mod cons....wifi, dishwasher, underfloor heating etc. and sparkling clean. The location is perfect. Lustleigh is a very pretty village with an excellent pub, the Cleave, just round the corner with friendly staff serving delicious food. The village shop also stocked most of the things we needed on holiday. Do pop into the church across the road even if it's just for a few minutes of quiet contemplation. And don't miss a stroll round the side of the cottage by the leat into Wreyland. What a treat! The cluster of thatched cottages is a hidden gem. Like stepping into a different world....a few centuries back I guess. We went for the Lustleigh Cleave walk using a takeaway leaflet from the 'Walks' file. We loved it. With carpets of bluebells in the woods, passed some gorgeous thatched cottages, spectacular waterfall/rapids and brilliant views from Hunters Tor. We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you Michaela and Brian.
Visited May 2021
Written 2 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Wow, this review has blown us away, thank you so much for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time and very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. All the very best, Michaela and Brian xx
Written 17 June 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fredandsand
fredandsand
Linton, United Kingdom2 contributions
The perfect country cottage
This is a modernised cottage with superb fixtures and fitting especially the beds which are so comfortable. The village has a shop and a good pub so no need to travel. The inviting beautiful countryside that surrounds the village is an invitation to explore the natural wold.
Visited September 2020
Written 9 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Lustleigh and loved the comfy beds at Three Pound Cottage :-). We do hope that we will welcome you back to the cottage again some time in the future. All the very best Michaela and Brian x
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James W
James W
Alton, United Kingdom20 contributions
A gem of a cottage, perfectly situated at heart of a living Dartmoor village
Partly thanks to superb weather we had as near perfect a week as could be imagined. The cottage has been tastefully modernised, while entirely retaining its charm and cosiness. It is well equipped and everything works. Lots of power points and exceptional wi-fi (but no mobile signal) if that matters to you. Immaculately clean. Tiny but charming garden in front gets afternoon sun on the comfy bench. The justly-renowned Primrose Tea Room, with lovely garden, superb cream teas and astonishing salad lunches is a few steps away up the slope - in season - and the Cleave pub is almost equally close around the corner with excellent food. There is a small shop with limited hours also nearby. It is a bonus that you deal directly with the owners. When they gave their routine call to see how we were doing and pressed us for any problems we said we couldn't find a tray - a brand new one arrived in the post two days later.
Visited September 2020
Written 27 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax539185
Relax539185
Dear James - thank you so much for your wonderful review of Three Pound Cottage and Lustleigh. We are genuinely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and very much hope to welcome you back again sometime in the future. All the very best, Michaela and Brian xx
Written 28 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Lustleigh is one of the quaintest villages in the National Park with a thriving and welcoming community. It is also one of the few villages on Dartmoor to boast a varied and well-stocked shop, an excellent Tea Rooms, an award-winning pub and a garage, in case of a little car trouble. Even though all are a short stroll from the cottages’ front door you’ll need to allow an extra 5 minutes as a local is likely to stop you for a chat – it’s just how life should be.
Getting around
With it’s easy road access, Lustleigh is an ideal base to explore both South and North Devon. The nearest train station is Newton Abbot where you can hire a taxi to Lustleigh or arrange to collect a rental car in advance of arrival. Bus services are quite limited on Dartmoor and we therefore recommend having your own transport if possible.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please contact us for short break enquiries

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Frequently Asked Questions about Three Pound Cottage, The Thatched Dartmoor Holiday Cottage

Three Pound Cottage, The Thatched Dartmoor Holiday Cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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