Higher Beneknowle Cottage


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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BENEK
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Come here for a special treat! Here you will be cosseted in comfortable, tasteful surroundings and greeted on arrival to a delicious Devonshire clotted cream tea with homemade jam and scones, fresh flowers on the table and a bottle of champagne in the fridge, all included in the price. Set deep in the heart of the Devon countryside and especially suited to the romantic of heart, this delightful, spacious barn conversion is situated in the lovely two acre gardens of the owners’ home, yet is totally private and self contained. Beautifully equipped and furnished with picture windows overlooking the gardens and rolling hills, the property is only 2 miles from the A38 with easy access to Dartmoor and the whole South West. The beautiful River Avon is nearby or simply enjoy a glass of wine from the secluded summerhouse that commands wonderful views over the countryside.

“In 25 years of visitng the UK, . Cottage has been the icing on the cake. Definitely one of our absolute top three.” The Schlossers

“Wonderfully relaxing, a place to come back to. So many thoughtful touches” The Davis Family   

“A truly divine sanctuary to escape to, with grateful thanks.” The Merrins

From gravelled driveway through stable door into entrance hall with open tread oak stairs to lobby area with desk and telephone and on into spacious, most attractive comfortably furnished living room with big picture windows, electric period style stove, two sofas, TV with DVD player, music centre and large antique pine table to seat 4. Exceptionally well equipped kitchenwith ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, food processor and dishwasher. Washer / dryer. Inner hallway with level access to the outside and door to bedroom with 5ft bed, antique pine furniture and window to the small private garden and fields beyond. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Reached by a private drive to the rear of the owners’ lovely home with direct access via a gate to a small very private garden area equipped with table, chairs and barbecue. This is a real suntrap during the afternoon and evening. A grass pathway winds up fairly steeply to a delightful summer house with a drinks chiller for the chilled fizzy!

Ample parking on driveway

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, electricity & central heating (oil). (Children up to 2 years welcome; cot, toddler bed and high chair on request).
  • Pets: By arrangement with THC and owner. Dog charge £30.00 per dog per week.
  • Telephone: Telephone provided for incoming and local outgoing & emergency calls. Mobile reception possible.
  • Local Facilities: Beautiful coastline and sandy beaches within 30 minutes. Pub half a mile. Diptford Village 1 mile. Dartmoor 3 miles. Village Shop South Brent 2.5 miles
  • Please Note: This property is suitable for partially disabled. Braille information available for partially sighted.

August 2019

It was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We could not fault the accommodation in any way.

June 2019

The welcome strawberry cream tea with champagne plus cake, and fresh free range eggs and milk was just the start of a wonderful holiday stay in Devon. Highly recommended, a beautifully furnished home !

October 2018

We did enjoy our stay in this comfortable cottage. The cottage was very spacious for two people.

October 2018

Everything first class. Very high quality accommodation and lovely welcome treats. Absolutely everything catered for.

October 2018

Very nice warm and friendly welcome from the owner on our arrival. The extras cakes,cream tea etc most appreciated. Toadhall cottages have been very efficient right from first contact.

September 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners welcome was very friendly and informative. The cottage was perfect for our requirements and felt very homely.

August 2018

One of the best cottages we have stayed in, beautiful peaceful location. We will definitely be back!

July 2018

Great stay. Very clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Good location for exploring this part of Devon. Owners most helpful and friendly.

July 2018

This was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in in the UK. The owners had thought of everything including scones and clotted cream for a Devon cream tea, a selection of cakes, Champagne, milk and eggs. The cottage is extremely well equipped with a dishwasher, a trouser press and a BBQ. The private garden is a real bonus but the owners are more than happy for you to use their own absolutely stunning garden as well. I woul certainly visit again

July 2018

This was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in in the UK. The owners had thought of everything including scones and clotted cream for a Devon cream tea, a selection of cakes, Champagne, milk and eggs. The cottage is extremely well equipped with a dishwasher, a trouser press and a BBQ. The private garden is a real bonus but the owners are more than happy for you to use their own absolutely stunning garden as well. I woul certainly visit again

April 2018

Yes we enjoyed the stay very much, as stated the property was excellent in all areas.

October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay everything was excellent. The owners were very thoughtful and every need was anticipated. The kitchen equipment was so good everything was available. The cottage was so comfortable, warm and very clean. The position was very quiet and peaceful just what you need. The welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated. its the little things that make your stay. Would love to return in the future.

October 2017

'The Dorchester of cottages' is how I described it

September 2017

The attention to detail, cleanliness and genuine welcome made this our ideal holiday base. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this was among the best, if not the best in terms of its situation, quality and facilities. We enjoyed our stay here thoroughly.

August 2017

Absolutely beautiful property. Welcome tray was much appreciated and very thoughtful. Large bed, well equipped kitchen and lovely fluffy towels!

August 2017

Highly rated before we arrived and was as good as reviews stated. Welcome goodies of cream tea, fresh strawberries, chocolates, fresh eggs, milk, champagne etc all very welcome. Would certainly return as location lovely and accommodation excellent.

July 2017

Wonderful stay, really enjoyable would recommend. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with everything you need and more.

July 2017

Excellent as ever.

July 2017

Lovely cottage and very friendly owners. Great for visits to Totnes, Dartmouth and Dartmoor. Excellent dog friendly pubs nearby. Would recommend

May 2017

The small additions made for a very enjoyable stay, eg a cupboard to put things in in the bathroom, good mirrors, plentiful towels,bath robes, a shower that has reasonable water pressure, good quality bed linen and comfortable beds and pillows also makes a difference.

May 2017

Yes the carrot cake ran out too quick !!!

April 2017

We had a great holiday in this superb accommodation. The setting is beautiful, wonderful views from the sitting room and outside summer house. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped and v comfortable. The extras were v generous and we were made v welcome.

October 2016

Higher Beneknowle cottage is undoubtedly one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. Very spacious for 2 and very well equipped. Very generous welcome cream tea and other provisions including a bottle of champagne in the fridge. Easy to find and well placed to explore the South Hams and Dartmoor.

September 2016

This is certainly a 5 star property and the best we have so far stayed in.

August 2016

Would recommend to family and friends great property,s plenty of choice great communication,covers a wide area plus plenty of dog friendly cottages

July 2016

i have been to many cottages over a period of 36 years and this one is in the top two, the top being sue bowaters gibb house from helpful holidays at the bottom of castle drogo estate 5star. but take nothing away from higher beneknowle fantastic.

October 2015

We had a fantastic holiday (much helped by great weather). The cottage was in a great location, tranquil and beautiful but easily accessible. All the extra touches (such as White Company dressing gowns and foodie treats) were a beautiful, welcome surprise. Hope to find an excuse to go again.

July 2015

Excellent, spacious and well equipped property. Very comfortable with lots of well thought out extras. Good location for visiting coast and Dartmoor.

June 2015

We had a most enjoyable holiday at the cottage, with all being as specified and very friendly and helpful owners.

April 2015

This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Some very thoughtful touches including dog treats!. It is really good to have somewhere nice to come and stay with our dog. We didn't see the owners before we left - it would have been nice to thank them in person.

October 2014

We had a lovely holiday despite the weather and always looked forward after a day out to coming back to the cottage knowing it was cosy and warm.

July 2014

We would love to return to the cottage it was more than we expected and the owners cottage is excellent and the couple who own the property are very warm and welcoming.

July 2014

Pat & David were excellent hosts and ensured that our holiday was peaceful and relaxing in an idyllic location - plus the welcome pack was a nice touch which was very much appreciated.

September 2013

This is our 3rd holiday with you and each property has been up to a good standard, but Higher Beneknowle has probably been the best cottage that we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in quite a few now!)

September 2013

Higher Beneknowle Cottage is perhaps the best self catering holiday accommodation we have stayed in. The location is very convenient and the owners are very friendly and welcoming.

August 2013

Higher Beneknowle Cottage is perfect for people who are looking for a very high standard of accommodation and facilities.It is in an really good place for getting around in all directions.We found it ideal as it was dark and so quiet at night that we had the best sleep we have had in ages.The 'extras' provided just gave the final touch.We hope to return another year.

July 2013

Pat & David made us very welcome and the cream tea,cake and champagne were especially good. Could not fault the cottage at all.

June 2013

the accommodation was the best we have ever stayed in in the UK - the owners had taken their responsibilities very seriously - and it is much appreciated by guests. the garden also was very well maintained and presented and combined with the exterior of the building made for a very attractive place to stay.

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