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The Old Stables, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Tucked away at the end of a quiet courtyard within the moorland town of Buckfastleigh, a unique and peaceful 18th Century former Stables and Tucking Loft.

Immediately upon entering the property, you arrive in the glass roofed Orangery - a beautiful, bright room where you can enjoy a drink or read a book surrounded by fruit trees and flowering plants. This leads directly into an open and character filled lounge with revealed wood beams and wood burner offering a relaxing, cosy environment.

In one corner sits a baby grand piano which can be played to ones hearts content.

There is a full package of entertainment available with our 48" Curved Ultra HD Samsung Flatscreen TV, including the full SKY package (inc. Movies, Sports, Documentaries) plus BT Sports. With 4K Blueray, Wifi and a selection of DVD's & Books mean there is always something to do even if the weather is against you.

Open plan lounge-diner leads into the bespoke, country cottage kitchen with terracotta floor tiles. A rear door leads to a secluded, stone-walled courtyard with patio table & chairs for long summer evenings outdoors.

The Chapel Room downstairs leads from the lounge area and accommodates couples or 2 singles. With wood beams and stone walls, this room has some unique features including circular window, granite post and Suffolk latch doors. Up the open staircase leading onto a 1st floor landing, the family bathroom benefits from luxury full hydrotherapy bath with spa jets, lighting and shower wand.

Feature walls and beams, again make this a bathroom to spend time in. From the landing, the large master bedroom opens up to reveal the heritage of the Old Stables. Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceilings and complimentary antique furniture make for a truly romantic experience.

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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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The Old Stables, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

We had a wonderful visit and highly reccomend this accomadation.

  • 5 of 5

The accomadation is in a great location, is beautiful on the inside, and has everything you need for a wonderful visit!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enjoyable stay- delightful entrance, plants, bright and inviting

  • 5 of 5

The whole cottage felt warm and inviting, everywhere was clean and owners must have taken a great deal of time and care choosing the decor and furnishings. The grand piano was a lovely touch and our grandson when he called loved playing us a tune. I have made just a few helpful suggestions to the owners, ie a shower and an additional wc would be the icing on the cake. Will certainly book again. Krystyna Martin

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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outstanding value

  • 5 of 5

The property is pretty much were the sat nav takes you just on market street

you can park at the bottom of the road if space or further up the road and the old stables is behind a big grey gate go down past a few other houses tucked away at the end.

Was raining most of the time during are stay but in the summer this would be a lovely area to explore. Had all utensils you needed to cook fridge/freezer everything working perfectly,just like the pictures couldn't fault it would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We did enjoyed our time at The Old Stables. Everything was perfect despite the fact that we been snowed in, WE HAD A GREAT TIME! The Piano and the Jacuzzi was a real touch to our holiday. A Big Thank You to Steve that he offer us extra 3 nights complimentary to stay until we could savely drive back home. We highly recommend and definitely we will come back in the summertime!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful. We enjoyed a wander to the health food shop, gift & charity shops. Friendly folk too :)

  • 5 of 5

The Old Stables is beautiful. We enjoyed the log burner and my daughter enjoyed playing the piano. We were delighted by the orange tree in the entrance hall. Then the Christmas tree!

This very comfortable and homely cottage was warm. It has great bed linen and everything is spotlessly clean. The welcome basket was received with thanks. The ambience in the whole cottage is a delight. Thank you for helping to make our winter break a very memorable one. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage very welcoming fantastic walks over the moor . Definitely will be back early 2018

  • 5 of 5

Five stars

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Globe Inn
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Goodrington beach paignton
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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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