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Churscombe Cottage | Sleeps 2-3, Pet Friendly, Cosy, very Private Devon Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A cosy, tasteful, Devon cottage, tucked away in the historic village of Marldon

Soak up village life and the top delights of Paignton, Torbay and Dartmoor!

Nestled amongst the historical charms of Marldon village, this delightful 1 bed cottage invites couples to kick back and enjoy a romantic long weekend.

With Occombe Farm down the road and 24 local countryside footpaths to explore, Marldon offers a little slice of country bliss. What with Paignton (10 minutes’ drive away), Torquay and Totnes (16-17 minutes’ drive away), Brixham, Dartmoor National Park and Exeter (all 22-30 minutes’ drive away) also within easy reach, this lovely semi-rural idyll invites you to explore the year-round delights of Devon.

The 2-storey cottage has been lovingly modernised throughout, with a traditional ambience still to enjoy alongside all the must-have home comforts.

Pet-friendly too, the holiday cottage is equipped with a romantic wood burner, a Smart TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi to the Living room, an adjoining separate Dining room for 4 and a luxury fully-equipped Kitchen to the ground floor. A flight of LED-lit stairs leads up to the 1st floor sleeping accommodation. Ideal for those long weekends away, the romantic Master Bedroom features a sumptuous King size bed and fitted mirrored wardrobes, alongside a spacious Bathroom fitted with a modern power shower and a classic roll top bath with shower tap. A washing machine also features to this charming retreat.

Outside, the cottage offers a very pleasant private courtyard garden, with mature planting and an ambient decked terrace with alfresco dining set for 4. With a pub just down the road, a 2nd pub close by and more shops to complement your stay, Marldon provides a quaint carefree backdrop to your self-catering stay. The historical village also features many fascinating ancient buildings, including a Medieval church.

Marldon is easily accessible by bus and train (from nearby Paignton) and is home to a plethora of walking routes and the popular activities of nearby Occombe Farm.

The outdoor pursuits and beauty of Cockington Country Park are just 8 minutes’ drive away, whilst a further 2 minutes in the car will lead you to Paignton Zoo, the Golf Club, Pier, Goodrington Sands and the Steam Train to Kingswear. Guests are also within a 17 minutes’ drive from the resort attractions of Torquay and Totnes (famous for its pretty Motte and Bailey Castle) and a 22-30 minutes’ drive from the harbour delights of Brixham, the outdoor pursuits of Dartmoor and the city sights and airport links of Exeter.


Perfect for year-round enjoyment, the restful country-style feel of the Living room makes it a great place for daytime socialising and ambient evenings in.

• Furnished with a pair of comfortable Cornish blue fabric sofas and a coffee table

• Offers free Wi-Fi and a Smart TV with DVD player and movie library

• Complemented by a quirky rope light stand and a romantic wood burning stove

• Leads through to the Dining room and Kitchen

Eating In

Reached by 2 steps from the Dining Room, the modern fitted luxury Kitchen lets you easily wine and dine your weekend away.

• Granite-topped Kitchen with black and white tiled splash back and fitted white cabinets

• Equipped with a cooker hob, oven, microwave, electric kettle, fridge freezer and dishwasher

• Features a stylish breakfast bar for 2 and a Smart Apple TV

Situated in the heart of the home, the separate dining room offers a lovely relaxed cottage-style dining venue, and leads through to the kitchen on one side and the Living room on the other.

• Bright yet intimate dining area for 4

• Complemented by an armchair and writing bureau


The pet-friendly retreat is ideal for couples looking to enjoy tempting holiday slumbers during their long weekend away.

Master Bedroom

• A bright and welcoming retreat

• Features a full-height ceiling and a restful playful décor

• Furnished with high quality solid wood furniture, including a king size bed, bedside tables and a chest of drawers

• Complemented by 2 fitted mirrored wardrobes


• An extra guest can also be accommodated if needed (for £30.00)

Bathroom Facilities

Reached from across the landing and up some steps, the spacious modern Bathroom suite lets you easily rewind and re-energise; with a sumptuous roll top bath tub with shower tap complementing the contemporary shower cubicle. A wash basin, heated towel rack and WC also feature.

Additional Benefits

• Pet-friendly

• Smart TV

• DVD player and DVD library

• Free Wi-Fi

• Firewood for the wood burner

• Courtyard garden

• Alfresco dining set

• Washing machine

• Ironing facilities

• Hairdryer

• Sun loungers

• Close to a Pub

• Extra 1 person can stay for £30.00

• Car recommended

• Parking

• Public parking features close by.

Notes:This property has a £100 Good housekeeping deposit, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the balance of your holiday OR at the checkout you can choose to pay the £5 per person Good housekeeping deposit waiver instead


Nestled 5 miles between Totnes, Newton Abbot and Brixham, the village of Marldon offers a quaint setting for enjoying a romantic year-round break. With 2 pubs and village shops to hand and the onsite farm shop and scenic cafe at Occombe Farm just down the road, the sedate setting easily lets guests enjoy a leisurely self-catering stay.

Perfect for enjoying some quality time together, leisure guests can enjoy the 24 local country footpaths which pass by Marldon, the outdoor nature trails of Occombe Farm, the walks and gardens of Cockington Court Country Park and the outdoor leisure pursuits of Dartmoor National Park (all 8-28 minutes’ drive away).

Those seeking a coastal day out can reach the Goodrington Sands within 10 minutes’, the water sports, beaches, coves and boat trips of Torquay within 17 minutes and the idyllic charms of Brixham within 22 minutes.

Getting Here

There are 21 local bus routes operating from Marldon. The closest Train Station in Paignton is just 10 minutes’ drive away. Exeter Airport is reachable in 30 minutes by car.

More Details

Property Manager
Will Keen
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marldon in Marldon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Comfy King Size Bed and Mirrored Wardrobes
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Full facilities: Car recommended Free internet/Wi-Fi Pet friendly Smoking not permitted Bed linen included Towels included Cafetiere Central heating Clothes horse Cooker hob Cookware Courtyard Deck Dining room Dishwasher DVD movies DVD player Electric kettle Feature fireplace Fridge/freezer Full kitchen Hairdryer Heated towel rail High definition tv Internet/Wi-Fi Iron/ironing board Microwave Outside table & chairs Oven Pub close by Public parking Sun loungers Toaster TV Smart Utensils Washing machine Wood burning stove


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Churscombe Cottage | Sleeps 2-3, Pet Friendly, Cosy, very Private Devon Retreat
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

a good centre

  • 4 of 5

A good centre, close to pub/restaurant, shop and filling station, with a bus stop at the door. Cottage very clean, well-stocked, comfortable bed and a welcome pack which was much appreciated. Lots to see and do, from seaside to Dartmoor, cruising, trains and lots of National Trust and English Heritage properties.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25.5 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Church House Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Torbay Golf Center, Grange Road Paignton
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Church House Inn
Nearest Beach
3.1 Miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Booking Fee £35
Pet Fee £25
Damage Waiver £5

Pets: Two pets are allowed at an additional cost of £25 per pet.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.