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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BOTHY
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Designated parking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space


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.

Please note: Due to the steep stairs this property may not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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 areaand 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.

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. Pet charge £25.00 per week.
  • Telephone: No telephone provided. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities: Pubs 2.5 miles. Shops in Crediton 5 miles. Dartmoor 10 miles. Exeter 15 miles.

August 2017

Delightful cottage with so much character. The owners were very friendly and helpful without in any way being intrusive. I like to know some history about where I am staying and the area, so for me something in the guest information book would have been interesting and welcome. Access to the property is better via Spreyton. Many thanks.

July 2017

We loved our stay, the hosts were fantastic as we're their 2 dogs. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

July 2017

Perfect stay for us and Pickle our dog. Have never felt so welcome and relaxed when travelling with a dog.

July 2017

We have a wonderful stay.the owners gives you the feeling to be back home again.

June 2017

Excellent Stay

May 2017

Quite simply a beautiful place to stay. The garden is fantastic and so large it takes a week to discover it all. Great hosts who were very attentive

May 2017

A beautiful location with welcoming hosts, fabulous gardens and a cosy cottage. The perfect place to relax and unwind.

March 2017

Lovely cottage, owners and dogs! Very cosy after out walking all day and beautiful gardens.

October 2016

Absolutely the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at. The setting was amazing. 4 acres of beautiful gardens. Very well equipped, extra bonus was the fantastic collection of books available to borrow and read.Would love to come back at some stage.

September 2016

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

February 2016

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!

November 2015

Wonderful holiday in an idyllic cottage surrounded by delightful gardens.

September 2015

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

June 2015

The Bothy was a little piece of heaven on earth.

June 2015

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

April 2015

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.

January 2015

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.

July 2014

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.

July 2014

An exceptional property in fantastic gardens in a truly peaceful setting

June 2014

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

June 2014

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.

May 2014

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

April 2014

A really relaxing stay in a little corner of paradise.

March 2014

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

February 2014

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!

January 2014

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!

September 2013

We feel pretty safe with toad hall !

August 2013

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.

July 2013

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....

May 2013

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

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