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Beautiful Character Cottage in lovely Village setting. 5 * rated

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful village location in rural setting. Comfortable, cosy & relaxing...

Acorn cottage is a delightful one bedroom cottage with all modern facilities but retains character & finished to a high standard, while remaining cosy and comfortable.

We have a attractive patio area to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine after a day exploring the beautiful Devon countryside. Set in the picture postcard village of Stokeinteignhead with the benefit of a well stocked village shop and the highly rated pub 'The Church House Inn' just a stroll away. If it's good food you like... check out Trip Adviser for reviews on some of the fabulous pubs & restaurants in the area.

We are just a short distance from Shaldon & the estuary of the River Teign surrounded by the rolling Devon countryside, with some fabulous scenery for those who like to explore by foot or car..

It's just a short drive to various places of interest, beaches, the Torbay Riviera, golf courses & the stunning Dartmoor National Park.

Acorn Cottage offers the the ideal setting for walking, cycling or a romantic getaway!

So make yourself comfortable, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with our compliments! See our 5* guest reviews...

More Details

Madeline Riggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Madeline Riggs

We're both born in Devon and have lived in the area all our lives. We built the house we now live in which is situated just above the cottage. We decided to convert the old barn into separate self contained accommodation. Making an ideal location for a couple seeking the peace and tranquillity in this beautiful part of Devon. We live here permanently and run our own small farm. We have a good local knowledge of the area. So if required, we are happy to give advice on restaurants, beaches and various other activities. "Most of them have been tried & tested by ourselves" Please don't hesitate to ask!

Madeline Riggs purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Madeline Riggs chose South Hams

We love living here because we're surrounded by countryside with stunning views We are within easy reach of beautiful beaches, a great range of facilities with a selection of good restaurants within a short distance.

There really is something for everyone!

What makes this cottage unique

The advantage of a peaceful village location, with the benefit & convenience of a village shop and good pub/restaurant just a short stroll away.Within a short drive you have beaches, horse riding, golf, numerous leisure activities, seaside towns, the historical city of Exeter and of course the beautiful Devon countryside to explore.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Torquay in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • On-suite to the bedroom...Newly fitted & modern shower room with quadrant shower cubicle, a good rain shower, sink and toilet & heated towel rail/radiater. Egyptian cotton towels & a selection of complimentary toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A large bedroom with on-suite shower room. Quality oak furniture with ample storage including a double wardrobe and 6 drawer dressing table. Quality bedding ensure a good nights sleep. Cot space/ travel cot available for children up to 8 months.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The rental price for the cottage is fully inclusive of heating, logs, electricity, bed linen & towels, but please bring your own beach towels. NO Smoking inside the cottage. Outside: There is a sunny patio & a decking area with seating for 2. Garden with small herb garden and BBQ area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. Sorry we don't provide beach towels. Premises cleaned weekly. Use of washing machine, iron & ironing board by request. Other: .


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Wonderful cottage and village

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable four day stay in a wonderful cottage and village. Terrific location and friendly hosts. Excellent base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Very good food and beer at the local pub.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Set in an idyllic "Chocolate Box" location Acorn Cottage is superb.

A great deal of thought has gone into the property and the quality of the finish and workmanship is excellent.

Highly recommended from a Trip Adviser despisor!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We put a lot of thought into the final touches of the cottage. So it's rewarding to receive your very complimentary review... Many thanks!
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Acorn Cottage 03/09 -10/09/2016

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideal for the two of us. Well cared for, with all the facilities we needed. Ideally positioned for exploring by car and on foot. The owners typified the character of the village, very welcoming and very helpful. Delighted to say we had another great week in South Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from spending a wonderful stay at Acorn Cottage. Could not have found a better place to stay and enjoy our first week of marriage. The cottage is spotless and has everything you could possibly want. Such a lovely area to stay and you are so close to so many beautiful places. A great big thank you to Maddy and Godfrey for making our stay so special. I could not recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week in this stunning cottage. Comfortable, so clean and has everything you need for a great holiday. The pub in the village served really nice food and is a mere stagger from the cottage front door. Would recommend this place to anyone. One of the nicest cottages I have stayed in. Thank you Maddie and Godfrey. You are very lucky to live in such a fab location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for this fabulous review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage- maybe we'll see you again sometime? All the best. Maddy and Godfrey.
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Not only a lovely cottage...

  • 5 of 5

...but also a lovely location. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, and if there were not the excellent food in the pub, we would have cooked more than once.

Thank you very much, Madeleine and Godfrey, for the warm welcome and the tip about life music at the village pub. What a great experiece to enjoy good food AND good music!

We had some phantastic days exploring a beautiful countryside. We enjoyed our holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claudia. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Acorn cottage and would like to thank you for your review. We have received more European guests this year, so receiving positive feedback is always appreciated. Best regards, Maddy & Godfrey.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100.00 is required to secure your booking. The balance or the rental is payable 6 weeks before arrival together with a refundable damage deposit of £50. Payment by cheque or online banking in GBP please - unfortunately we do not take credit cards

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday in high season (July to September)
Out of season we can be flexible to suit your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.