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Key Information:
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Short Breaks Yes
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Friday
  • Property Code BOTHY
  • Garden/Outside space
  • Allows short breaks
  • Romantic breaks
  • Secluded
  • Designated parking
  • Detached
  • WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Grounds
  • Non smoking
  • Dogs permitted
  • Bathroom
  • Access statement available on request

Please note the following details refer to 2016. For 2017 details please contact the booking office.

Get away from it all and come to The Bothy for an unusual and special treat, you will be pampered with a delicious welcoming hamper, a charming range of fragrant soaps and lotions, high quality towels and linen and a bottle in the fridge too! This absolutely gorgeous little detached cottage, 16th century in origin, is a truly romantic hideaway! Buried in glorious countryside and surrounded by 4 acres of wild, informal but beautiful gardens and woods, recognised by the National Garden Scheme, the cottage is alongside the owners’ home, has its own large private area of garden, is very tastefully decorated with delightful personal touches and has an extensive library. Close to Dartmoor National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, the Two Moors Walk and the glorious Teign valley, where a visit to Castle Drogo is highly recommended, the cottage is also close to the A30, giving easy access to the whole South West.

Previous guests' comments:

“6th visit - I sense this means something.”

“Probably the most perfect cottage we have stayed in.”

“Perfect cottage, perfect location, completely magical.”


Steps down to the front door lead into the small but very well equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge. (Use of owners’ washing machine and dryer by arrangement.) Steps down into cosy and most attractive sitting room with sofa, stereo/CD player, TV with DVD, gas fired wood burner effect stove, table to seat 2 and double French windows that open to a patio area and the garden. From the kitchen area a few open tread steps lead up into the bedroom with 5ft bed fitted with an unusual headboard, fitted wardrobes and windows that peep across the courtyard. The bathroom adjoins the kitchen with bath, handheld shower attachment, basin and WC.


Steps down from the parking area are shared with the owners. Guests are welcome to use all the grounds that include a large pond with a family of ducks, winding walkways, woods and glorious selection of unusual trees and plants. The cottage has its own large private area of lawn with bench and a patio area outside the living room with table and chairs, and is reached by a long unmade track.

Parking: Area adjacent to the cottage.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi (slow speed), central heating (gas) and electricity.
  • Pets: One well behaved animal and bird friendly dog only please.
  • Telephone: No telephone provided. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities: Pubs 2.5 miles. Shops in Crediton 5 miles. Dartmoor 10 miles. Exeter 15 miles.


  • The local community run shop in Spreyton can supply all your basic needs while enjoying a relaxing holiday around Dartmoor.
  • Why not head to the Tom Cobley Tavern to taste one of their 20+ real ales and spend a relaxing evening unwinding in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Dartmoor is located just to the South of Spreyton and offers fantastic views over much of rural South Devon.

East Devon

  • Walk or cycle the Exe Estuary Trail, visit the nature reserve at Topsham to watch wading birds or take a boat trip to spot wildlife.

  • Discover Exeter’s historic quayside, walk the cobbled Cathedral Close or venture down into the underground passages.

  • Enjoy an ice cream in Sidmouth, build sand castles at Exmouth and play on the pebbles at Budleigh Salterton.

  • Get on a bike, horse or simply take a stroll to explore a range of trails in the vast woodlands at Haldon Forest Park, near Dartmoor.


  • Visit the moors and tors of the National Parks: Dartmoor dominates the heart of the county whilst Exmoor hugs the North Devon coast.

  • Devon boasts Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, steeped in seafaring history, or for a spot of retail therapy why not visit historic Exeter.

  • You’ll feel closer to nature whilst in Devon, but if you fancy a more exotic experience, try Paignton Zoo or the National Marine Aquarium for great family days out.

  • Explore the quaint villages, miles of beaches and walk the coast path in South Devon, making sure you stop off for a cream tea en route!

Property reviews for Bothy

Rated 4.5/5 based on 22 reviews

The Bothy is a very relaxing place to spend a week, surrounded by stunning gardens

We had an amazing short break. The Bothy was truly magical we felt the photographs didn't do it justice. Michael and Richard were very friendly and helpful and made our overall stay very enjoyable. Keep up the amazing work. We can't wait to come back!

Wonderful holiday in an idyllic cottage surrounded by delightful gardens.

A fantastic place to retreat from a busy world. Owners were really welcoming and friendly and we will be coming back.

The Bothy was a little piece of heaven on earth.

Was very happy with our stay at the Bothy. Ideal for those who need to recharge their batteries!

The Bothy

Extremely peaceful and relaxing holiday. From this location we were able to visit whatever Cornwall, Devon and Somerset had to offer. The Bothy is beautifully presented and the garden is truly idyllic. The pictures do not do it justice.

I just want to say how fantastic Michael and Penny were at the house. The cooked us a lovely meal one night in their home, which was so kind. The house and gardens are simply stunning. This all made for a really wonderful break.

The owner, Michael Pell, was very helpful, especially when there were two power cuts! Not his fault. We would respectfully suggest that he upgrades the sofa. We are both tall and did not find it very comfortable. Otherwise excellent. The bed was very comfortable.

An exceptional property in fantastic gardens in a truly peaceful setting

A lovely property in a beautiful and peaceful location. Extremely restful.

arriving in bothy is like coming home.a welome-basket was waiting-we felt coming to family.the huge garden is very amacing.a peaceful place. many thanks to the owners for this wonderful week.

A great place to escape, just perfect. No complaints at all. Will go again

A really relaxing stay in a little corner of paradise.

The Bothy is a joy and we will certainly be looking to go back and also use the website again in the future

Michael and Penny have created our idea of a UK holiday heaven. The Bothy should have gold medals galore but at the same time its the best kept secret, we always want to be able to book again. Our dog loved it too!

The Bothy is a charming and cosy venue. We and our small dog were made most welcome and the owners could not have been more helpful. The welcome hamper was much appreciated. We hope to return in more clement weather!

We feel pretty safe with toad hall !

We had a wonderful Holiday at the Bothy. Michael & Penny were great hosts and made us and our dog feel extremely welcome. I would highly recommend the Bothy for a relaxing week. The selection of books to read in the library was extensive and varied and the location is handy for Dartmoor and the Coast. The Cottage & gardens are beautiful and a testament to the hard work of the hosts. Thank you again for a superb Holiday.

The Bothy

What a fantastic idyllic place to spend a few days, wonderful hospitality and lovely owners... One of those holidays where you have time, space and peace to work out what you're going to do with the rest of your life!! Even our 17 year old dog was rejuvenated having spent a week with the resident pooch....

The people at the Bothy are brilliant. Perfect place to relax and think.

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