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Traditional Devon Cottage Near Estuary of River Dart. Pet friendly. Free Wifi.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Village Location. Pretty and private sunny garden, 2 bedrooms. River and Country Walks Nearby.

Bumble cottage is very comfortable with modern conveniences whilst retaining the atmosphere of an old property. The cottage is set on a quiet road off the main village street with private parking, a rarity in Devon. The sheltered position means that the garden becomes a real sun trap whilst the summerhouse gives views across to Dartmoor. In summer you can watch Ravens nesting close by and House Martins and Swallows wheeling overhead. Wonderful walks down to the River Dart accessible without getting into your car. New from January 2018 all linen and towels will be provided.


Owner
Mrs Jenny Steele
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Mrs Jenny Steele

My husband and I have recently retired and now have the time to focus our attention on our two holiday cottages. Between holiday lets we spend as much time as possible in our cottage in Devon as we love the area of the South Hams. We are also delighted to enable people to enjoy the wonderful City of Oxford and surrounding area whilst staying at our cottage in Wheatley.

Mrs Jenny Steele purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mrs Jenny Steele chose Totnes

We love the South Hams and were delighted to find a traditional cottage in a village location near the estuary to the river Dart.

What makes this cottage unique

Excellent car parking facilities which is rare in Devon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a wonderful week in your cosy cottage and had marvellous experiences in south Devon. Thank you very much for the wine.
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Totnes in Cornworthy

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Fully tiled bathroom with paneled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment, WC and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a cosy room with double bed (4' 6"). Bedroom 2 has a double bed (4') and overlooks the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes:
Outside: Small south facing private and pretty garden with grass and patio. There are steps up through rockery to summerhouse with another patio and barbecue area. A range of tables and chairs with sunshade umbrella are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is not included although tea towels and duvets are supplied. Guests would therefore need to bring their own bed linen and towels. The property is cleaned between lets.

Reviews

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Traditional Devon Cottage Near Estuary of River Dart. Pet friendly. Free Wifi.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 41 reviews
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Cottage with a pretty garden on a quiet, village street with a parking space.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at Bumble Cottage. It was clean and comfortable and the garden is SO pretty. We enjoyed eating outside with the sound of the birds around us. It was wonderfully located for the places we needed to reach and I was pleased to be able to walk the dog through Charleycombe Wood down to Bow Creek. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need provided.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cosy cottage. Everything provided. Great place.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage for idealic stay in the South Hams

  • 5 of 5

Our extended stay at Bumble Cottage in March and early April included some extra cool temps, rain, and even snow! No matter. After our invigorating days of coastal walks or rambles in nearby Dartmoor, we looked forward to this warm and cosy haven to warm ourselves by the fire, prepare a meal in a well equipped diner, and have a great night’s sleep in the very comfortable bed. There was no lack of excellent pubs in nearby villages and we found out the local pub in Cornworthy in reopening under new management in May, 2018. The easily accessed nearby towns of Totnes and Dartmouth provide excellent shopping and entertainment possibilities. The well maintained sunny and private garden would be very pleasant for meals in warmer months. If you want a reasonably priced cottage from which to explore this lovely part of Devon, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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slugs

  • 3 of 5

Nice cottage in a quite location, shame about the pub being closed, their web site for the pub is still showing open, means a bit of a trip to Watermans Arms or Malster Arms for a pint. The slugs were a concern in the Kitchen on the floor and climbing up the wall. Also under the dinning room table in the lounge / dinning area. In the mornings slug trails across carpet, not very nice to clean before you eat., The window frames could do with a clean inside and the bedroom duvet are old and need replacing, (thin) n.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your comments about slugs. The issue has only recently come to light and will be sorted out as soon as possible. Duvets are regularly replaced every two years and we are just at the end of a two year period. Maintenance is carried out each winter and the window frames will be addressed then.
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Bumble Cottage

  • 3 of 5

Bumble Cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Lovely Garden.

We have stayed in may cottages and do not look for luxury, rather cosy and quirky.

This seemed to be missing in this cottage and i am unsure why - maybe it would have benefited from a little updating and especially in the lounge. Many previous customers had described it as wonderful and cosy, but we did not get that feeling.. We were not uncomfortablei in anyway, and the earlier positive comments do apply. I think I can best describe it as a clean place to stay. However in other cottages we have stayed in I have left reluctantly having felt very much at home, but when we left on Saturday morning we just closed the door without a second glance

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Bit remote but fab village and very friendly locals. Lots of driving,local pub 40yds away 👍🏻

  • 4 of 5

On arrival we weren't sure what we were going to find as the cottage looks tired on the outside but inside was lovely just what we expected. Very clean and comfortable. Settee maybe a bit worn. Steps up to the summer house was a bit scary but that's the character I suppose. Summer house needed de cobwebbing so that would have been nice not to have bothered with that. Had to use heater unfortunately due to English weather which warmed up very quickly. The bed at the front was fab, very comfortable. Stairs difficult with our dog but we got through it. Would we stay again albeit we live in a village, we have to say no and that is only because of how remote it is, we love village life and have had a fab time in a fab cottage. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach is Blackpool Sands, a lovely privately owned sandy beach with large car park, good cafe and a shop (dogs are not allowed in summer). Slapton Sands famous for its World War II involvement and its rescued tank. Dartmoor with its wealth of attractions and a number of National Trust properties are all within easy reach as well as steam trains, shire horses, bird sanctuary, and a butterfly farm.

Travel:

Exeter airport approximately 40 miles. Plymouth airport and harbour is approximately 30 miles.

Distances:

Totnes 4 miles. Dartmouth 4 miles. Kingsbridge 15 miles. Salcombe 20 miles. Dittisham 2 miles. Buckfastleigh 8 miles. Dartington Hall 5 miles. Slapton Sands 10 miles. Blackpool Sands 8 miles. Greenway NT 2 miles via ferry from Dittisham. Coleton Fishacre 7 miles. Staverton Steam Centre 8 miles.

Further Details:

Choice of farm shops at Torcross, Staverton and local garden centre. Supermarkets available in Totnes and Dartmouth. Excellent choice of pubs and restaurants within an 8 mile radius.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Totnes, South Hams

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
 
Rate 26
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
£385
 
 
Rate 27
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£314
for 5 nights
£440
 
 
Rate 28
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
£385
 
 
Rate 29
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£261
for 5 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 31
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£307
for 5 nights
£430
 
 
Rate 32
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£211
for 5 nights
£295
 
 
Rate 33
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£268
for 5 nights
£375
 
 
Rate 34
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£261
for 5 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 35
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
£385
 
 
Rate 36
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 37
7 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£279
for 5 nights
£390
 
 
Rate 38
5 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£261
for 5 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 39
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£221
for 5 nights
£310
 
 
Rate 40
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£314
for 5 nights
£440
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email or telephone the owner. Deposit of £60 required to secure booking. Cheques and bank transfer available, sorry no cards. Balance due six weeks before the holiday starts.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Departure by 11am and arrival anytime after 4pm.

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.
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