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Charming, Grade II Listed, 17th Century Thatched Cottage



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
House in Jacobstowe, Okehampton, Mid Devon, England - Quiet Village Location, Ideal Central Position, 10 Minutes From Dartmoor

Old Style Cottage is a delightful cob and thatch farm cottage, which has been carefully restored by the owners to maintain and enhance the original features, such as beams, window seats, the fireplace with its bread oven and thick, crooked walls. The cottage has solid oak floors and stairs, central heating throughout and a living flame gas stove to add to the cosy ambience. You will find all the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathroom, whilst enjoying 17th Century charm. We have used our own experience of staying in holiday cottages to guide us and aim to provide everything the holiday maker could need. Those important little details, such as hooks on the bathroom door, somewhere to put your toilet bags, and all the essentials, like toilet rolls, soap etc are all provided. Heating, towels and linen are included in the price.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We came to Devon on holiday and we loved the area so much that we moved down here in 2006! Old Style Cottage is next door to our cottage, which is such an advantage as we can look after it personally and be on hand to help our guests get the most out of their holiday.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Yorkshire hospitality in Devon - what a great combination! And no rain either - what a bonus! Your cottage renovation is superb and sets a standard that others should aspire to. We have so enjoyed our stay here. It has been a great pleasure meeting you and we will be back to sunny Devon again." (Mike and Anne, Aberdeen)

"We had a fantastic fortnight in Devon. The cottage is superb. The owners have thought of everything and could not have been more helpful. It has been an absolute pleasure staying here. Thank you." (John and Hillary, Lancaster)

"We have had an amazing time in the beautiful Old Style Cottage. You have made us so welcome. The cottage is gorgeous and your kindness, thoughtfulness and attention to detail and style have made our stay perfect. We have loved Devon. It has been a pleasure to meet you and we will be back. Thank you." (David and Rana, Birmingham)

"Wow! What a truly beautiful cottage in a stunning setting!" Jay, Joey, Ayla, Berkshire
Mar 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful cottage, lovely location, very gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Trisha.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So pleased that we picked Old Style Cottage for our first family holiday. We was greeted by Trish on arrival and shown around the cottage. We were then left to enjoy our holiday knowing that Trish and Stephen were on hand with any queries.The cottage was spotlessly clean, cosy and well equipped with everything you could need. A bottle of wine was also waiting for us as well as tea bags, coffee, sugar and milk for a much needed drink after a long drive.

It was an added bonus to have a cot, highchair and stair gate provided for our baby.

We started every morning with breakfast in the garden before going out to various attractions including Pecorama, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey, National Aquarium and finally a nice drive through Dartmoor National Park. The cottage is perfectly located for days out with something to suit everyone.

We also enjoyed a evening Meal at the New Inn pub just along the road.

If we return to Devon in the future I will have no hesitation in booking to stay in Old Style Cottage again and would recommend it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the 9 nights we spent here. The cottage is beautiful, combining warm and cosy old-world charm with every modern convenience. And it is immaculate! Trish and Stephen have thought of everything and they were most welcoming. We would definitely recommend this property and intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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From the Owner

Jacobstowe is a beautiful, unspoilt area in the middle of Devon and we, and our guests, are constantly amazed at how quiet the roads are and how easy it is to get around. We are just 10 minutes from the wilds of Dartmoor, and 35 minutes from the gorgeous beaches on the coast. We get the best of both worlds!!

Activity and Interests


Bude and Widemouth Bay in Cornwall are 35 minutes easy drive away - perfect for families and surfers.

South Devon coast is less than an hour's drive away, with numerous beaches and places of interest.


Excellent motorway network and dual carriageway (A30) links.

Nearest airport is Exeter, 45 minutes away.

Nearest port is Plymouth (for Santander and Roscoff), 35 miles away.

Car recommended.


Okehampton 4 miles

Dartmoor 5 miles

Exeter 28 miles

Lydford 12 miles

Castle Drogo 14 miles

Plymouth 34 miles

Further Details:

'The Burrow', Exbourne and Jacobstowe's Community shop and Post Office, is close by and is the UK's first underground shop and cafe. It sells locally produced food and crafts.

Okehampton has a wide range of independent shops, 3 supermarkets, a Post Office, cinema, and the usual banks. It also has a modern leisure centre, with a gym, pool, tennis courts, bowling green etc. It is surrounded by a well-kept park, with river walks and a children's playground.

Why not visit the Museum of Dartmoor Life, the Castle, take the Dartmoor Railway to Exeter, or hire a bike and cycle in safety along the Granite Way to the beautiful Lydford Gorge?

For young children, there is the indoor soft play centre, The Okey Cokey, and children from the age of 5 will find exciting activities at the specialist adventure centre in Okehampton - you can leave them here in safe hands while you relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants or potter around the gift shops...

Other activities available locally include fishing, archery, golf, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, walking...

The area has a wealth of interesting places to visit - RHS Rosemoor (gardens), Finch Foundry, Dartington Glass, Chagford, Tavistock (fantastic pannier market), Dartmoor Zoo, Okehampton Adventure Centre, Dartmoor Railway and a number of National Trust properties.

In the cottage you will find a carefully compiled list of local pubs and restaurants. Our visitors help us to keep this up to date with their comments and recommendations.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Dec 2016 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
School Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will send details of our booking procedure when you email or phone to enquire.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is generally Saturday, but we are flexible out of the main school holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Our guests really enjoy staying in a 400-year-old thatched cottage while not compromising on modern conveniences and comforts. They comment on the thoughtfulness that we have put into the design of the cottage and appreciate us providing all the little everyday items such as dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, cling film and so on, and that we send them a list in advance so they know what they don't need to bring!!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with wc, hand basin, bath/shower over - scrupulously clean!! Toilet rolls, soap, towels provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (+ cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, bedside lights, wardrobe, fan, hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with twin beds which can be zipped and linked into a king size double, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, bedside light, wardrobe, fan.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Old Style Cottage is newly refurbished to a very high standard, and is meticulously maintained by the owners, who live next door. We are always on hand to offer assistance if required. We would ask you not to smoke inside the cottage. Outside: Off-road parking at the rear of the property and a small, attractively designed, private garden with countryside views at the front. Paved area with garden seat, table and chairs, and parking for bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Other: For babies, we provide a cot, safety gate, high chair, plastic crockery, cutlery, fire-guard, and toilet step-stool, not to mention soft toys! A selection of books, DVDs, board games and jigsaws are available for your enjoyment.

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