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Charming Character Cottage in lovely Village setting. 5 * rated

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Acorn cottage is a delightful one bedroom cottage finished to a high standard with all modern facilities while remaining inviting and full of character. The light and airy lounge situated upstairs features a welcoming log burner, to ensure you remain snug, cosy and comfortable on cold winter evenings.

The attractive patio which is accessed from the lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine -much needed 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, there are many fabulous pubs & restaurants in the area, with excellent reviews.

We are just a short distance from Shaldon, the River Teign estuary and coastal paths offering with some fabulous scenery of the rolling Devon countryside.

Within a short drive there are many places of interest including beaches, the Torbay Riviera, golf courses & the stunning Dartmoor National Park.

With so many places to visit you really are spoilt for choice, making this charming cottage a perfect escape for a romantic getaway or couples who wish to explore this lovely area.

So make yourself comfortable, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with our compliments!

Off-road parking is available opposite the cottage..

More Details

Owner
Madeline Riggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

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 Newton Abbot

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newton Abbot in Stokeinteignhead

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • 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:
Notes on accommodation: OFF-ROAD PARKING IS AVAILABLE OPPOSITE THE COTTAGE The cottage is NON SMOKING. The rental price is fully inclusive of heating, logs, electricity, bed linen & towels, but please bring your own beach towels. There is a sunny patio & a decking area with seating for 2. Below the patio is a small herb garden, BBQ area and a paved seating area to catch the late sun. We have a BBQ available for your use. 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: .

Reviews

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Charming Character Cottage in lovely Village setting. 5 * rated
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Fabulous little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage in the heart of a thatched village. We stayed for five nights and it was the perfect location for exploring Devon. The cottage was well equipped, spotlessly clean and with modern 5* facilities. The warm welcome and local knowledge from Maddy and Godfrey was much appreciated, as too was the wine, flowers and lovely wood burner. The village pub served lovely food and being only a minute's walk from the front door made it a perfect location for a nightcap! All in all, a fabulous, relaxing stay, away from the hustle and bustle. We would love to come back some time. Thank you Maddy and Godfrey.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue & William for your your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the local area and enjoyed the food at the village pub. The woodburner has been a hit with our guests, especially with some of the inclement weather we've been subject to this year. We would like to welcome you again in the future. Take care, Kind regards, Maddy &Godfrey.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Acorn Cottage, Madeline and Godfrey were exceptional hosts, nothing was too much trouble. They had lots of advice about the area and the cottage was fabulous, especially the log burner. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage, peaceful location, ideally located for exploring the surrounding area both by car and by foot; if you find yourself undecided what to do for the day, speak to the owners, Madeline and Godfrey, they have plenty of welcome suggestions.

Small shop nearby, along with a pub serving good food and real ale. Bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you both enjoyed your stay at Acorn cottage and made the best of discovering the area. With the benefit of good food the real ale in our village pub. Thank you for your kind review. Hopefully we can welcome you both again in the future! Kind regards, Maddy & Godfrey.
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5

Very quiet and peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Acorn cottage was a perfect place to get away and enjoy peace and quiet but within easy reach of lots of places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The cottage is a beautiful place with plenty of character yet modern with all the amenities you need

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was peaceful just what we needed and expected the log burner was great in the evenings it is very close many of Devon’s lovely villages and close to many larger towns would definitely recommend and hope to return

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and positive review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and enjoyed visiting some of the many local villages. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future! Kind regards, Maddy & Godfrey
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place to stay, everything thought of

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and thank you for your positive review. Kind regards, Maddy.
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Location

Coombe Cellars
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Church House Inn Pub/Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Teignmouth
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Coombe Cellars/Wild Goose
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Shaldon
Car: necessary

Acorn Cottage is set off the road in the Centre of the picturesque village of Stokeinteignhead , A short stroll will take you to the village shop & Church House Inn pub/restaurant.. rated for great food !

In a rural countryside location but close proximity to the Coast.

Within a 6 mile radius you can access beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand.

The nearest being just over a mile is Maidencombe with the16th Century Thatched Tavern.. ideal for a spot of lunch. A little further is Oddicombe with it's historic tram & Babbacombe with the downs a perfect area to sit and enjoy a view of the coastline.

Also close to Shaldon fishing village with it's sandy beach and the Ness Beach (via smugglers cove) Shaldon has some great places to eat including the Clipper, popular with locals & tourists alike.

There's a local ferry that's takes you across to Teignmouth with it's long stretch of sandy beach, shops & restaurants including the Crab Shack for seafood lovers.

For those who enjoy walking we have an abundance of marked coastal paths & tracks with stunning coastal scenery with many camera opportunities on route!

Just a short drive is the Dartmoor National park with it's famous Tor's, wildlife & spectacular views.

A little further is the lovely town of Dartmouth, which can be reached by car ferry from Kingswear. Or if you're in no hurry you can drive there, passing some lovely Devon villages on route.. There is so much to see and do, you really are spoilt for choice!

Car recommended..

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newton Abbot, West Country

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
 
Spring
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£365
 
 
Spring/Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£390
for 7 nights
£390
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Summer/Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£340
 
 
Autumn
6 Oct 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£440
 
 
Winter
9 Feb 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£325
 
 
Spting
23 Mar 2019 - 11 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£350
 
 
Spring
12 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£360
 
 
Spring/Summer
22 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Summer
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£395
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£360
 
 
Winter
23 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£480
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
A non returnable 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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