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Charming Cottage With Riverside Garden

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Country Cottage in Lustleigh, Nr. Newton Abbot, Devon - Quiet Location Between Dartmoor And The Sea

Originally believed to have been a refuge and overnight halt for cattlemen bringing their herds off the moor on their way to market, Ivy Cottage lies between Packsaddle bridge over the Wrey Brook and Drakeford Bridge over the River Bovey. Ivy Cottage is built of stone and cob and has been considerably upgraded over the years! In the main living room we installed a wood-burning stove a few years ago. This is a great success, warms up very quickly and gives off a terrific heat. Other heating is by newly-installed wall-mounted electric radiators. The well-tended quiet garden is a real suntrap. The cottage is just outside Lustleigh village (with pub!), a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk. Dartmoor is readily accessible, either walking, or by car to Widecombe and Princeton. The sea is about half an hour away. There are so many different places to go!


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

About The Owner

My family originated in Devon (Beare is a common local surname) and the cottage has been in our family since the 1920's. We mainly keep the cottage for family use - we are spread around the country now - but let it out for short lets. I am a professional in financial services working in London. Our eldest son Jamie, was married in Lustleigh church in September 2010, so the close family connection with the village has not been lost!

Why The Owner chose Dartmoor

Dartmoor has a special feel to it. The higher moors are wild and can be bleak during winter. There are lots of steep valleys with their own microclimates with pretty churches, old bridges, pubs and quietness. The situation of Ivy Cottage is arcadian, a rural idyll. If you are thinking of writing a book, this is the place to make a start!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We'd just like to say thank you for sharing your gorgeous little cottage with us! It was perfect! I couldn't imagine a nicer place to stay for our holiday, we even had a visiting badger and a buzzard come to see us!

Its location is great, and perfect for what we wanted - the piece & quiet of the devonshire countryside but with the fun of the seaside only 30mins away!

We had a lovely walk into lustleigh & enjoyed a really nice meal at the Cleave Pub, and we took a walk round the local woodland walk too, aswell as going on the Paignton Steam train, Goodrington sands for crabbing & sandcastle building, Dawlish for cream teas, Becky Falls....and loads more, not forgetting the beautiful moors with the wild ponies!



I would be more than happy to recommend Ivy Cottage to friends and family (although I really want to keep it for myself). Mrs M. October 2012
Apr 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lustleigh in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom upstairs with bath and loo. Shaving point. Large mirror. Electric shower/utility room downstairs with washing machine and dryer. Outside loo for the hardy.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has two single beds, hanging space Bedroom 2 : 2 single beds Bedroom 3 (downstairs): 2 bunk beds, not full size; more suitable for children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Notes:
Outside: There is a table and some chairs to go with it (as in the photgraph) and a wooden garden bench. The garden is enclosed and well separated from the road. Secure for children and dogs as long as they are not escape artists. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. The cottage is cleaned at least once a week.

Reviews

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Charming Cottage With Riverside Garden
average rating of 3.909091 based on 12 reviews
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Charming from outside disappointing inside

  • 1 of 5

In need of TLC and improvements I understand it's close to the river and it's an old house

But the smell of damp and damp patches on the wall makes the house not worth the money we paid for it in fact I would like to ask for a refund

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always interested in comments from our guests and take careful note of any criticism or suggestions. We spend money each year on upgrading as our regular users will confirm. We are sorry that the cottage did not meet the expectations of the guests this time. I believe that it was a damp weekend that they for their 3 day stay. As it happens I am now staying at the cottage for a week with my wife and our 2 dogs. We love it here, and have not been aware of a particular smell of damp, however we are all different. (The real high point of my week so far is seeing a pair of kingfishers race down the stream next to the cottage and return a minute or two later).
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5

Perfect get away retreat

  • 5 of 5

Don't expect slick mod con's!

Do expect to be put in mind of an age gone by, perfect setting, dear cottage. My fourth stay, I love it. Juliet Farnese, Burnham on Sea

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, Great Holiday. Would return if in area again.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage. A little damp in places but to be expected given proximity to river and age of building. We where lucky with stunning weather and able to make use of the garden during the day and the log burner on the chiller evenings. Housekeeping attention may be needed to clear minor ceiling and corner cobwebs but this did not detract from our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We have stayed at Ivy Cottage many times in different seasons and love spending time there.

  • 5 of 5

It feels very homely and comfortable. The lounge is fabulous with lots of sofas and cushions and most importantly the huge wood burner. The utility / shower room and kitchen had been freshly decorated which was nice. The upstairs bedrooms are cosy with lovely bedding and towels provided.

The garden however is the main reason we keep coming back. ..full of herbs and flowers , complete with its own stream and sheep filled meadow beyond. Perfect location on the edge of Dartmoor.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

Already a while ago, but still great memories. After entering the narrow entrance an idyllic cottage with beautiful garden appeared. We enjoyed the authentic appearance and felt at home, welcomed with a prepared pile of wood in the fireplace. There were enough hiking maps of the beautiful surrounding, the Dartmoor national park around the corner, Lustleigh is a nice village with good food in the pub.

Yes, it's a bit damp when wet outside and not everything works perfect, but that's the charm of the cottage.

Contact with the owner was easy and he was very helpful to retrieve my raincoat, which I had forgotten (thanks to the beautiful weather).

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely New Years break

  • 4 of 5

We had a three night break over the New Year period. The cottage is in a stunning location with the river literally running past it. Despite the extremely wet weather we had a really peaceful break. We even managed wine in the garden one afternoon, it really does get the best of the sunshine. We would love to return when its drier! The local people are very friendly and there are so many walks from the doorstep. The only slight criticism, due to its riverside location and the exceptional rainfall we had, was that there are signs of a lot of damp on the walls. However This did not affect the quality of the stay and the cottage was really warm and toasty and did not feel damp at all. The owner was very helpful and easy to deal with. This cottage really feels like a well loved family home. It does need a few champagne glasses!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Walking,hiking birdwatching

Distances:

Dartmoor - the cottage is within the National Park boundary. The moor proper is about 2 miles away. Haytor - 10 minutes drive. Lustleigh - 5 minutes drive. Bovey Tracey - 10 minutes drive. Exeter - Cathedral City - 30 minutes drive. Torquay - resort entertainments - 30 minutes drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lustleigh, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£895
 
 
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£550
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
late Spring
18 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for changeover day details. We are very flexible normally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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