Higher Cotterbury Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: COTTER
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Higher Cotterbury Cottage in South Devon is tucked deep in beautiful rural landscape in the heart of the South Hams, a most attractive stone cottage, attached to one side of the original farmhouse and enjoying a wide lawned garden fringed with trees. The cottage oozes character, retaining plenty of original features that combine with a high quality modern kitchen and bathroom to provide most comfortable accommodation. The conveniently located cottage is also extremely environmentally friendly with solar photovoltaic panels, so throughtout daylight hours the cottage draws its own green electricity which is further complemented by a heat store warmed by a wood burning stove, solar thermal and a heat pump thus creating a very low carbon stay.

This peaceful spot forms an ideal hub to explore this lovely area, with both Blackpool and Slapton Sands a few miles in one direction, the River Dart and Dartmouth that offers a wide range of water sport and recreation opportunities, busy marinas, picturesque buildings and excellent restaurants, in the other. Dartmouth Golf Club is within a 5 minutes drive along with Woodlands Leisure Park, a great day out for the children.

Guests of Higher Cotterbury Cottage enjoy free unrestricted access at the Dartmouth Spa at The Dartmouth Golf & Country Club.
Facilities include: Indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, mud rasul and fully equipped techno gymnasium.  Plus 25% OFF Green Fees on both the 18-hole Championship Course and 9-hole Dartmouth Course (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).

Front door opens directly into the attractive beamed living room that features a natural stone floor, a two seater sofa, two armchairs, a rug, digital TV with DVD player and standard Sky package, free standing wood burner and circular dining table to seat 4. There is a selection of board games, books, jigsaw puzzles and DVDs. The smart, well equipped kitchen area has granite work surfaces, fridge with ice box, electric cooker with ceramic hob, double oven and grill, extractor fan, microwave and dishwasher. Cloaks cupboard. Fine oak stairs rise to the landing.Double bedroom with 5ft bed, attractive aspect from the window over the garden, and a side door opens to slate steps that lead down to the grassy courtyard at the rear. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds and pretty garden views. Modern bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and ladder radiator.

A path leads from the car park through the garden to the cottage. There are ponds in the garden with deep water, so children will need to be supervised around these arease. Wide lawns are fringed with trees and divided from the neighbouring farmhouse by appropriate planting. A terrace area beside the front door is shielded by a trellis and provided with table and chairs. At the rear of the cottage is a wash house provided with washing machine.

Pleas note: There is a new small workshop in the garden for 2017 next to the car parking area, new photos to follow. 

Ample parking shared with farmhouse.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, 1 basket of logs, electricity and central heating (air source heat pump - an effecient green credential, under-floor downstairs and radiators upstairs) and electricity. Travel cot and high chair available by prior arrangement.
  • Pets: One small/medium size dog only. Dog must be kept on a lead or otherwise under control in the garden. Pet Charge: £30.00 per week.
  • Telephone: No telephone. Good coverage for most mobile networks.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches 4.5 miles. Pub in Blackawton 1.5 miles. P/O village store and restaurant in Strete under 3 miles. Two body boards available at the cottage for guests’ use. Woodlands Leisure Park 1 mile. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club 1.5 miles. Dartmouth 4.5 miles.

April 2019

A beautiful cosy cottage and lovely garden in a secluded spot with lovely views across the Devon countryside. Our 2 girls (aged 7 and 3) loved the garden. The location was perfect to explore Dartmoor and pretty villages like Dittisham. We will definitely consider returning in the future.

October 2018

Quiet and secluded which suited or requirement and an excellent location for our small dog Hamish.

September 2018

Enjoyed our stay very much so relaxing and peaceful.

August 2018

Great location for exploring Dartmouth and surrounding areas. Good to have the free use of Dartmouth golf and country club swimming pool.

July 2018

Great location, lots of places to visit nearby. A lovely garden. A well equipped cottage but on arrival there was no liquid soap for washing hands in the bathroom and there wasn't any in the kitchen so had to go out and get some. Comfortable beds but the sofa downstairs wasn't overly comfortable. We did enjoy our stay there.

October 2017

Very nice , can’t fault anything. Also people at Toadhall we’re very helpful with booking.

October 2017

Lovely cottage - quiet location but within easy access of sands and towns. Lovely garden and space outside.

September 2017

Very warm and cosy cottage , very comfy bed. Lovely views from garden.

August 2017

We enjoyed our stay and the surrounding gardens are beautiful.

June 2017

We enjoyed our stay - the cottage was in a very good location and very comfortable.

April 2017

Fantastic cottage - lovely and peaceful but not far from beaches towns etc. Lovely gardens and we all loved the cottage. We are looking forward to booking it again.

July 2016

Just needed the hot water at the cottage to be hotter for a bath after long coastal path walks. This was addressed by owner while we were there.

November 2014

What a wonderful cottage! * Great rural location * Walking distance to Blackawton village * Beautifully converted and nicely furnished * Cosy underfloor heating * Well equipped * Large garden, lots of parking * Fantastic Spa membership * Ideal for family with young children Thank you!

June 2014

Lovely cottage in central area for visiting Dartmouth, Totnes, Dittisham and Salcombe. Good facilities all round, Sky TV, excellent internet connection, good kitchen facilities, comfortable beds. Just a better sign at the beginning of the track leading to the property! Very peaceful!

April 2014

We have just got back from a great stay at this cottage. Lovely gardens, has everything you may need, would definitely recommend.

June 2013

Fabulous woodwork throughout the cottage (stairs and doors). Nice bathroom (let down by the grouting). The garden was a bit of a problem with our dog, as it's not enclosed we had to keep her nearby on a lead. overall it was a great experience and I would try another cottage in the future.

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