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Courtyard Cottages Close Dartmoor, Enjoy Scenery, Wildlife, Relax Or Easy Reach - Wisteria Cottage Sleeps 2-4 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 18-Sep-2016
East Dunley Cottages in Bovey Tracey, Nr. Dartmoor, Devon, England - Rural But Not Isolated Smallholding, 5 Minutes Walk To Devon Wildlife Reserve, Explore Dartmoor

Welcome to our warm and comfortable cottages. Set in a courtyard setting,close to the owners home~ converted from the old stables and close to Bovey Tracey, a gateway town to Dartmoor, they are in 10.5 acres of unspoilt natural grounds ~ we also have a small livery stables and a Caravan Club CL Site (5 van site) We are eco friendly with PV arrays, air source heat pump and bore hole spring water. Free WiFi available. Relax on the terrace or the shared grassy sitting area. Alternatively the local area is full of beautiful scenery and plenty to do. Bovey Tracey has a good range of shops, a farmers market, the Devon Craft Centre and Parke - National Trust's Dartmoor H.Q. Explore Dartmoor with its many walks, ancient settlements and ponies or visit local attractions, House of Marbles, Trago Mills, Buckfast Abbey, National Trust and English Heritage sites among many. Beaches at Teignmouth are about half an hour distant, Torbay the "English Riviera" a little further.

Details for holiday cottage Wisteria Cottage Sleeps 2-4 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Wisteria Cottage faces south overlooking the terrace and the courtyard. The paved terrace is provided with table, chairs and parasol for your use. Upstairs there is a large bedroom with king size bed and a separate showeroom with walk in shower, basin and W.C.. All bedding and towels are supplied. Extra or a different weight duvet and blanket are also supplied. Downstairs is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen including induction hob, oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a dining area and two superbly comfortable bed settees(doubles) plus footstool.

Freeview T.V. with integral DVD/CD player and a selection of books, jigsaws and tourist information. Central heating is provided by the air source heat pump and is controlled from within the cottage. A shared washing machine and tumble dryer are available in the laundry room.

Travel cot available for this cottage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

East Dunley is run by Annie and Andy Ayres and Andys parents Chris and Kathy Ayres.

We have 4 children however only Taylor at home now~2 Chocolate Labradors and Wellington our gorgeous if not dopey Blue Great Dane~ we also have 3 cats .

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


"We'll be back!"

  • 5 of 5

A real home away from home, we were extremely reluctant to leave.

A very cosy yet roomy, immaculate cottage perfectly placed to explore the local area. All the usual amenities; wifi, tv, hot, powerful shower but much more it has personality!

The bed was so comfortable my wife had to pry me out in the mornings.

We left rested and wanting to come back!

Thank you Annie and Andy Ayres for the perfect break.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in the heart of the country

  • 5 of 5

This delightful cottage is well equipped and spacious with a south facing patio and has provided a home from home for us on several visits to this lovely part of Devon this year. Everything has been thought of from the exceptionally comfortable bed and matching furnishings in the extremely large bedroom, to the well equipped open plan kitchen dining/living room with its two double bed settees with matching decor. The property is clean and well maintained and the owners Annie and Andy and all the Ayres family can't do enough for you to make your stay pleasant and are always pleased to see you. The nearby town of Bovey Tracey has much to offer with its many amenities. There's a Tourist Information centre in the large Station Road car park and further into the town you'll find a brilliant local butchers shop that sells everything from freshly roasted chickens and, delicious hams and cheeses to locally produced meat products. There are two well know grocery shops and a pharmacy for all your daily needs and a farmers market once a fortnight. If you don't want to self cater then head down to The Dolphin Public House for a delicious meal where they have a varied menu and a daily specials board. Or, another of our favourites is the Brookside Cafe which does a fantastic breakfast, delicious lunch or a cream tea depending on your tastes. If you fancy a Takeaway you can't go far wrong with Bovey Fried Chicken who do a lovely pizza or kebab as well as southern style fried chicken. Additionally, we've tried the Chinese takeaway at the top of town which was also very tasty. The cottages are set in an area of natural beauty with Haytor some ten to fifteen minutes by car with all the delights of the moors or if you fancy a trip to the beach a particular favourite of ours is Teighnmouth with its lovely promenade and sandy beach. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of the cottages here at East Dunley to friends and family and can't wait until our next visit. A massive thanks to Annie and Andy for making us all feel so welcome!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Wisteria cottage for one week in June this year and both the cottage and the weather were perfect.The cottage has been restored to provide a perfect home from home. It is spotlessly clean,beautifully decorated and contains everything you could possibly need(and more) for a perfect holiday. It is ideally situated for Dartmoor and Torbay. We also went further afield to RHS Rosemoor which is well worth the drive.

All in all Wisteria Cottage is PERFECT!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely beautiful, spacious and superbly presented. The owners have gone to great lengths to think of all the little details that make you feel at home. The living area is large and comfortable with tasteful decor and the kitchen has everything you'd expect - and more! Upstairs the bedroom is roomy and bright, with an unbelievably comfortable bed.

The location is both beautiful and convenient with local shops to supply your needs and the vastness of Dartmoor to recharge your batteries.

I can't speak highly enough of this wonderful place as we felt, like Goldilocks, everything was "just right".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a five night stay at Wisteria cottage which can only be described as perfect. The house itself has everything and more you could need during your stay. It has to be the most well equipped self catering rental we have ever stayed in. The house is maintain to such a high standard and really felt like our home. Our 16 month son loved being there just as much as us and we were made to feel so welcome by all The Ayres family. We are booking again for Aug 2015 and we can't wait to return. X

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you guys were happy- and we can't wait for you all to return next year either. Hopefully the sun will shine every day for you next year.
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A gem not to be missed

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Wisteria cottage and can highly recommend it to anyone.

The cottage, which was spotlessly clean, has been superbly restored and is light and airy with high quality furniture and fittings. The kitchen has all the equipment we required for self catering, the bathroom is a good size with a large shower cubicle and the bed is super comfy!

The location of the cottage suited us perfectly and we were able to explore Dartmoor and the coastal areas from Dawlish down to Salcombe without difficulty.

The owners are very friendly and helpful without being fussy or overpowering.

We have been taking this type of holiday for many years and are sure this is the best property we have ever used!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fab review- we are so glad you were pleased- it's lovely to hear what guests think of our cottages- we want every one to be happy-pleased and comfortable. Hope you enjoy the marmalade.
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From the Owner

East Dunley is a gorgeous small holding with just under 11 acres, at East Dunley we have a livery stables and a Caravan club CL site (a CL site is allowed to take 5 caravans.) We moved here in September 2010 and since then we have made many improvements~we have built the new stable block,converted one of the stable blocks into 3 holiday lets,we have put in shower/toilet facilities for the CL site to name a few and in Jan/Feb this year we put in a new drive~ we could no longer cope with the pot holes!!

Activity and Interests


The coast at Teignmouth is about half an hour by car. Torbay the "English Riviera" will take a little longer.


Exeter airport is the closest .

The closest bus route runs through Chudleigh Knighton, 1 mile along the woods footpath but for easy access to everything a car is essential.


Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Knighton are about 1.5 miles, the larger town of Newton Abbot approximately 6 miles. Exeter, cathedral city, 20 minutes drive and Plymouth, with its National Sealife Centre and Plymouth Hoe within 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Banks, shops, tea rooms can all be found in Bovey Tracey, Pubs/restaurants are in Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Knighton. The larger town of Newton Abbot has a full range of banks, shops, a market and the big supermarkets. Tourist information centres in Bovey Tracey and by the Haytor car park. There is a summer open air swimming pool in Bovey Tracey and a leisure centre in Newton Abbot.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 13
30 Sep 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 14
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 15
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to book the cottages. The remainder to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If your start date is 4 weeks or less then full payment will be needed. Payment can be by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the weekly changeover day. Arrival from 3p.m. Departure 10a.m. Short breaks are usually Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. However we will accommodate your dates if we can so, please contact us and ask.

Notes on prices:
Dates shown with weekly stays may also be available for short breaks~ Please contact us.

Unit 3 Wisteria Cottage - Persons 3 and 4 are an extra £35 per person per week or part week.
Part week stays For all 3 cottages ~
3 night stay is priced @ 70%
4 night stay is priced @ 80%
5 night stay is priced @ 90%

A 30% deposit is required to book the cottages. The remainder to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If your start date is 4 weeks or less then full payment will be needed. Payment can be by bank transfer or cheque.
Persons 3/4 in Wisteria Cottage are an extra £35 per person per week or part week. Short stays for all cottages - 3 nights @ 70% - 4 nights @ 80% - 5nights @ 90% of weekly rates.

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From the Owner

Peace and quiet~ you are in the country however you are only a few miles from the A38~an ideal location to get to where ever you would like to go . What more could you ask for!! We have a great deal of repeat bookings so they must agree.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages are non smoking. All prices include linen, towels, utilities, central heating (controlled from each cottage) and Wi-Fi. Travel cot ,High chair available(Wisteria) Outside: Cottages are set in 10.5 acres of unspoilt countryside. Terrace with table, chairs and parasol. Shared use of grassed sitting area. Barbecues can be used, please keep them off the ground., Small livery stables and Caravan Club CL site(a 5 van site) are also at East Dunley.

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