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Romantic cottage, dog friendly, in quiet village setting with a pub close by.

Bedrooms 1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

One bedroom, one bathroom, comfortable cottage in quiet village

A cottage, recently renovated with character. It is comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, central heating, woodburner in living room.

The living room contains a sofa,dining table, chairs and TV/DVD player. There is a window seat which is part of the dining table area. Wi Fi is provided.

You climb up to the airy bedroom by stairs which are narrower than normal. The bed is queen size (6 ft wide), or it can be 2 single beds. We provide you with 100% cotton bed linen and towels.

The bathroom with a large double ended bath is approached through a low door. There is a lavatory and basin as well. A washer/dryer m/c is contained within the basin unit.

The kitchen is well equipped with under counter fridge freezer, sink, microwave, oven, dishwasher and utensils needed to cook, eat and drink. So you can be self contained during your stay.

The cottage is set back from the street. It has a small patio garden for your enjoyment with a table and bench.

There is a private off road parking space close by.

We can offer breakfast in our house during your stay in the cottage on a flexible basis. We also offer 2 bedrooms in the house if a group of friends or family if travelling together again offering breakfast.

More Details

Ali Carlyon
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Ali Carlyon

We live at Brooking which adjoins Pearses Cottage,I am a physio now retired and William who is Cornish was a farmer and now helps out on other peoples farms. We have four children grown up and living away from home. Living next to the cottage means that we are on hand for advice suggestions and any help that is needed.

Ali Carlyon purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Ali Carlyon chose Totnes

Ashprington is a very pretty village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage was originally one of a row of three, now the only one remaining, it has been sympathetically renovated, keeping its charm whilst also providing very comfortable accommodation. Both the house and the cottage were lived in by members of Alison's family when the whole village belonged to the nearby Sharpham Estate. Pearse's is perfect for both a winter and summer, a woodburner/central heating keeping you cosy. There are many lovely walks straight out of your door, and three pubs within walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

If a quiet peaceful stay with a choice of walks, the attractions of Totnes, South Hams, nearby Dartington Hall, next door Sharpham or close by good pubs are what you are looking for then this is your perfect cottage. Or how about staying put with a drink by the woodburner!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Totnes in Ashprington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are provide very good quality items and expect them to be appreciated. No dogs upstairs or on any furniture. Pets not to be left unattended.
  • On booking please give details of your pet/pets. Please bring bedding, towels etc for them.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower , the shower is attached to tap for use when using bath
  • A low doorway leads into the bathroom from the bedroom. It contains a large double ended bath. The taps have an integral shower hose attached. The bathroom also has a toilet, a countertop basin and washer/drier m/c.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , we provide a travel cot for a babe in arms. Can be 2 singles
  • The stairs leads up to the bedroom which has large double bed (6' x 6'6''). This can be split into 2 single beds if necessary. We are happy to have a babe in arms staying and will supply a travel cot if you wish at no extra charge which can be in the bedroom. It is a light and airy room with exposed beams and full height ceiling.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is some peoples vision of a perfect village. There are no yellow lines, or street lights. The traffic is minimal. It could be used as a 'Midsomer Murder's' location!


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Romantic cottage, dog friendly, in quiet village setting with a pub close by.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights in this lovely cottage which has everything you need for a self catering staycation. The bed is to die for ,it's massive and soooo comfort and I slept so well here , something I tend to struggle with at home. The village is indeed quiet with just a pub who are all very welcoming and can recommend to eat here. Watch the roads around and getting to /from the village . They are very narrow and some are single tracks too.. Totnes is a few miles away , so the cottage is well placed to journey out of. The owners are very mindful at leaving you to it but if you do need anything they are on hand to help.. just ask .. overall a pleasant stay .

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for your kind review. We are pleased that you you liked the cottage and enjoyed your stay. We also appreciated that you left the cottage very tidy. Good luck with house hunting. Ali
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Lovely, cosy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A three night stay at Pearce’s cottage could hardly have been any better. Lovely place to stay in a lovely part of the world. Cottage is well presented and had everything we needed for a lovely break.

Tina and Ian Hertfordshire

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage for 2 plus dog. Friendly local pubs offering good food within easy walking distance. If like us you are staying during the darker days, take a touch if you want to walk to Keith Floyds old pub as there is no 'light pollution'.

Lovely touch was homemade scones with jam and clotted cream which were sooo good- 'Thank you Ali'

Good location to explore this part of Devon. Only niggle was with the website which caused a few issues but the owners were great at sorting everything out. Well worth a visit

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic breakaway in stunning cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early in a deluge of rain, but the village of Ashprington still looked very quaint. We popped to the Durrants Arms for a quick drink, which was very friendly, beer festival that weekend!

The cottage was spotless, and Ali was very welcoming. While we at the Durrants Arms, Ali had lit the log burner for us and delivered a cream tea, which was truly scrumptious.i

Our stay was perfect, weather could of been kinder. The cottage was perfect for us to explore South Devon, with our little dog, Jazz.


  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Ali and William were really helpful, and went beyond the call of duty to answer any queries. Great interior decoration, and cosy fire.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small, well equipped, comfortable cottage in lovely village.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, with lots of walks. Close to Totnes, and access to trains or riverboat. Good, friendly local pub. Owners very welcoming but not intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Durant Arms
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Durant Arms
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Blackpool beach
Car: recommended

There are 3 pubs within walking distance.

Sharpham vineyard, shop and cafe is also less than a mile away.

The town of Totnes is well worth a visit.

Riverford Farm Shop is good for organic produce.

There are many walks that can be started from here.

We are on a Sustrans route for cyclists.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We welcome one well behaved dog but please keep dog downstairs and off the furniture, there are many local walks, maps in the cottage. We can supply a travel cot for a babe in arms, not suitable for older children, please contact us to discuss.
The stairs as mentioned before are narrower than the norm, and the doorway into the bathroom is low due to the age of the building.
WiFi is available, and washing machine/dryer within bathroom.
There are three pubs within walking distance,one within a minute!
We ask that you leave the cottage in good order. Please could you leave by 10 am on the day of departure.
There are many lovely places to visit, on foot and by car. the busy town of Totnes is 2 miles away, and it is possible to follow a foot path overlooking the River Dart enabling you to leave your car at home! You could take a taxi back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.