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Delightful Stone Cottage nestled In The Charming Village of Scoriton in Dartmoor



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Cottage in Scorriton, Nr. Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, South Devon, England - Beautiful Location In Dartmoor National Park. Perfect For Walkers, Cyclists or a Relaxing Escape.

With accommodation on two floors the annexe (attached to the owners home) has a private entrance and hallway, a bright open plan lounge-diner-kitchen upstairs, with oak floor, vaulted ceiling and beams. Downstairs there is a bedroom with oak floor and super-king bed, and a separate wet room. The annexe has it's own parking space & is centrally heated. The owners utility room and colourful garden are available for use together with patio table & chairs. All bed linen & towels are provided. The property would provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for 2 adults but there is room for a cot or small extra bed in the bedroom and there is a double futon in the living room. You will receive a warm welcome on arrival at Wisteria Cottage including a cream tea with clotted cream from the nearby farm. Scorriton lies in a walkers paradise surround,ed by the stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park, a beautiful place in all seasons.

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

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About the Owner

I retired in October 2013 & moved here from Portsmouth with my husband for a complete change of lifestyle.

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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect retreat in wonderful village

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for four weeks at Wisteria Cottage as I was studying on a Cookery course at nearby Ashburton. The cottage was within easy commuting distance from Ashburton and I passed Buckfast Abbey every day on my commute- how cool is that?

The cottage was perfect for me. It was warm, cosy, well equipped and a peaceful haven after a hectic day's cooking. The village is picturesque and very well placed on the edge of the moors. I went walking in the evenings and at weekends and visited the welcoming pub on a few occasions.

The owners Dave and Maggie were the perfect hosts. They were welcoming and always there if I needed them but respectful of my privacy. They even ate my food! Dylan the dog deserves special mention for doggy friendliness.

Ashburton is a wonderful foodie town and I enjoyed visiting Totnes and Buckfastleigh when not cooking.

I can highly recommend the cottage and I am tempted to come back- this time for a proper holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wisteria cottage scoriton

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little clean cottage, a warm welcome and afternoon tea on arrival

Lovely area for walking or cycling and lots of places to visit by car

Some of the roads are a bit narrow but are pass able

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, very clean, all necessary equipment, fantastic bed

  • 5 of 5

Maggie and Dave are a very pleasant couple, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, but if you prefer privacy they're happy to leave you to yourself.

The cottage is situated in a lovely peaceful spot with moors around, great pub (foodwise, we're not drinkers) and a small dairy farm (the kind where cows actually graze in the meadows) next door. There are some wonderful walks starting right from the doorstep, what more can you wish for?

We stayed for a week with three young kids and it was spacious enough for all of us.

Overall we enjoyed our holiday immensely and would thoroughly recommend both the owners and the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and it's wonderful surroundings. It was nice to have a charming young family stay in the cottage. I am sure Dylan misses having so many playmates!
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A fantastic place to re-charge batteries

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What a fantastic week we had over New Year at Wisteria Cottage in Scorriton. Completely spotless cottage, two exceptionally helpful owners in Maggie and Dave, always happy to give local area advice and brilliant walking route suggestions. We were even met with a tasty cream tea on arrival!

The bed was superbly comfortable, the shower powerful and hot and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook a nice dinner.

Don't expect to get great mobile reception, although there is a great wi-fi to connect to and we actually enjoyed being able to escape to the beautiful surroundings and not be constantly glued to our phones!

A brilliant place to go and re-charge your batteries, we had horrible weather so weren't able to get out walking much, but there were plenty of brilliant indoor attractions nearby - we had great fun on the South Devon railway and at the Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary! And plus the rain added to the cosiness of the cottage for quiet nights in.

Very much hoping to come back in the summer and experience much more of the beautiful surroundings in some better weather, but for now, we had a brilliant stay at Wisteria Cottage and are gutted to now be back at work!

Many thanks to Maggie and Dave,

Tom & Sara x

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom and Sara for your lovely comments. It is delightful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Wisteria Cottage and we very much look forward to seeing you again in the summer. Fingers crossed for that weather!
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Sorry To Be Negative

  • 3 of 5

Photos don't tell the whole truth. We were disappointed to find that the cottage sits on a rough track with a row of terraced houses immediately opposite. Front view was of a Wheelie Bin and storage shed. Large bedroom, super bed but upstairs rather cramped. We'd be concerned for anyone who sat on a chair at the top of the stairs - definitely a safety issue. The owners were charming and very helpful and coped kindly with our dogs. We had everything we could need and it was very clean. We had a good meal at The Tradesman's Arms. The staff were friendly and allowed our dogs to sit under the table. I would suggest the cottage is suitable for 2 adults and is a good base for walks and visits to many places of interest.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We take all of our guests comments very seriously and in order to give a true picture of the outside of Wisteria Cottage we have added a photo of the view along Rosemary Lane. We actually find the row of quaint stone cottages opposite us rather charming. These cottages are after all people's homes and wheelie bins and wood stores have to go somewhere. There are fine views from the rear of Wisteria Cottage over the garden, which is fully accessible to guests, and also from the garden over the hills. We appreciate that the living room upstairs may have been a little cramped as you had two large dogs with you. We will stick to our one small to medium dog policy in future. Otherwise, we think that the high vaulted ceiling gives the living room a spacious and airy feel. We consider cleanliness and safety to be a priority. Although none of our previous guests have found it to be an issue we have now removed the chair which was near the top of the stairs. We are pleased that you enjoyed The Tradesmans Arms pub in the village and the surrounding area, both of which make Wisteria Cottage an ideal place for a holiday or relaxing break.
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Recharging your batteries in Dartmoor

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a better place to spend a holiday with our dog. Maggie and Dave are so welcoming, discete and helpful. The lovely cottage offers all the comfort one may expect. We loved the peace and quiet of Scorriton, blessed with a fine pub providing excellent meals. But above all, we enjoyed the numerous walks in a breathtaking environment. What a wonderful week it was.

Philippe & Hilde from Belgium

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments Philippe and Hilde. It was a pleasure to have you and your dog stay in our cottage for the week. Dartmoor is indeed a wonderful place to live and it is so nice to know how much you enjoyed yourselves here.
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From the Owner

Having had some great holidays in Devon we decided that this was the place to come for retirement & we moved here in October 2013. The cottage is in the perfect place for us, nestled in the Dartmoor countryside, in a small friendly village, with amazing views and walks all around yet within easy reach of the coast, shopping, theatres etc.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Tradesmans Arms pub - 100 metres

Holne village shop & tearooms - 1 mile

Buckfast Abbey - 3 miles

Widecombe in the Moor - 7 miles

Haytor - 9 miles

Totnes - 9 miles

Torquay - 18 miles

Plymouth - 25 miles

Exeter - 25 miles

Salcombe - 26 miles

Further Details:

Scorriton lies just a few miles away from the Dart Valley, Widecombe in the Moor, Haytor and Buckfast with it's popular Abbey. The village is situated on The Two Moors Way long distance footpath and the Dartmoor Way High Moors Link cycle track. A track opposite the cottage leads directly onto the moor. The village is home to the famous Tradesmans Arms pub, only 100 yards from the cottage, providing real ales & home cooked food. Try the excellent Sunday lunch. The community shop & tea rooms in the adjacent village of Holne approx. 1 mile away serves delicious home made cakes & scones.

There are many activities to be found on Dartmoor National Park including organised walks, cycling, horse riding and the increasingly popular geocaching & letterboxing, not to mention delicious cream teas in the village cafes. The quaint town of Totnes, only 9 miles away, provides an array of unique independent shops, tea rooms & coffee shops. Check out the Friday & Saturday markets full of bargains & local produce from pickles & speciality bread to salad servers & jewellery. Have an amazing lunch for £3.50 at the curry stall!

Ride on a steam train on the South Devon Railway, which runs along the stunning River Dart valley between Totnes & Buckfastleigh. Visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and the Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies. 3 great attractions for a day out.

The A38 Devon Expressway is easily accessible, from where Exeter or Plymouth can be reached in around 30 minutes. The English Riviera on the east coast of Devon is 30-40 mins away, which is most famous for it's award winning beaches, and includes the popular resorts of Torquay & Brixham. Here there are a wealth of attractions, activities and entertainments to choose from. However, it is also easy to find many beautiful more secluded coves for some peace & relaxation. The south coast including the Salcombe area and South Hams beaches provide some spectacular scenery, coastal walks and even more secluded beaches.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is payable on booking with the balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payment may be made by cheque or preferably paid direct online. Payment can also be made by debit or credit card via Owners Direct.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time not before 3.00 pm please and departure time no later than 10.00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We are keen walkers & love the peace, tranquillity and beauty of Dartmoor in all seasons. We have been here over a year now and can tell where to find the best walks & places to eat. We can definitely recommend the Tradesmans Arms in the village where you will find a warm welcome & very good food. The pub & the village hall frequently hold events such as jazz bands and quiz nights & the farm provides milk & clotted cream.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious downstairs wet room comprising shower, wash basin & WC.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious downstairs bedroom with super-king bed, oak floor & plenty of storage. A cot or small bed settee are available.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A welcoming cream tea on arrival. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided. We accept one small/medium well behaved dog for an additional charge of £20. No smoking in the cottage please. Outside: The owners large, colourful & secluded garden is available for your relaxation together with the patio table & chairs. Utility Room: A washing machine , tumble dryer, ironing board and iron are available for use in the owners utility room which can be accessed directly from the annexe bedroom. The utility room also provides a useful space for cleaning muddy boots & drying wet clothing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided & will be changed once a week. The property will be cleaned upon departure. Other: Being keen walkers ourselves we would be happy to offer a drop off & pick up service for walkers wishing to walk from one point to another rather than the usual circular route. For cyclists, we have a secure store room for locking away bikes.

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