Hornblower Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: HORN
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Hornblower Cottage is tucked away in the pretty village of Holbeton, not far from the South Devon coast. Beautifully renovated the cottage retains many delightful features such as shutters for the windows and slate floors. A cosy woodburner adds atmosphere to the sitting room and the period features are complemented with a modern kitchen and bathroom.  There is also a games room as well as an additional shower room on the other side of a private rear courtyard.  This is great walking country with the stunning South West Coastal Path and Mothecombe beach nearby and the village benefits from two excellent pubs, where you can relax and recharge after an invigorating day out on the beach, walking, sightseeing or visiting nearby Dartmoor.

Side gate to rear lobby. Modern kitchen diner with ceramic induction hob, double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Dining area with seating for 4. Comfortable sitting room with two 2 seater sofas, woodburner, Smart TV and DVD. Cottage stairs to master bedroom with king size 5ft bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Modern bathroom with bath, shower over, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC. Twin bedroom with two 3ft beds, chest of drawers and hanging hooks. Utility room accessed from outside with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outbuilding includes a games room with reversible games table with pool and air hockey, dartboard (for use by adults only) and a shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Paved, enclosed rear courtyard withgarden furniture and Weber charcoal barbecue.

Guests are welcome to park in the Mildmay Colours Car Park. It is also possible to  park on the street as available, and in the village hall car park. 

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, initial basket of logs provided all year round, electric central heating, (controlled remotely), Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: Parking is available in the Mildmay Colours car park, on the street as available or in the Village Hall car park. 
  • Telephone: Provided for incoming, local outgoing and emergency calls only.  Mobile reception poor.
  • Local Facilities: Mothecombe beach 2 miles & Coastguards Beach which uses the same car park, both are open every day, year round. Both the Mildmay Colours (traditional pub) and the Dartmoor Union (pub & restaurant) are less than 100 yards from the cottage, both serving good food.  Village shop and post office with free cashpoint. Market town of Modbury 4 miles, Tesco “Extra” superstore 6 miles, Plymouth with all facilities 10 miles.

April 2019

Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean. Gorgeous location, the perfect holiday.

August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend the cottage to others

July 2018

Fabulous cottage - home from home The roads leading to the cottage were difficult on occasions as extremely narrow and at times carried a fair amount of traffic. On the whole a very comfortable stay at Hornblower.

July 2018

Hornblower cottage was very well furnished and the village location was ideal. It is in a lovely part of south Devon with many interesting places to visit and the coastal walks are superb. We very much enjoyed our stay.

July 2018

Hornblower Cottage, Holbeton, South Devon (Toad Hall, June 2018) Hornblower Cottage in Holbeton is great. The place was immaculately clean, the large bed is very comfortable and the shower is superior. Hornblower is charmingly old and has been kitted out beautifully. The kitchen faucet has a swivel aerator, the first I’ve seen in any kitchen in the UK. The toilet seat is a soft-close type. Light switches on both sides of a room turn on the same lights, that sort of thing. There’s a for-real tumble clothes dryer, as well as a very clever clothes drying rack. There are footstools nested under the coffee table. Stephanie Mill, the landlady, has thought of everything. She told us what road to take getting in and out of the village (Fore Street), way better than the road the GPS sent us down (avoid Vicarage Hill!). Big difference although they look the same on the Ordnance Survey map and GPS. There’s no parking in front of the cottage but she has arranged with the Mildmay Colours pub (1 minute away) for parking. The village is lovely and picturesque. We had an excellent Sunday roast lunch at the Dartmoor Union up the street. We were afraid the low price (£8.95) might reflect the quality but it didn’t.

April 2018

We had a great stay at Hornblower cottage, everything you need inside, kids loved the Smart TV and games room and their cosy bedroom. Lovely pup nearby and the area is great, within 15-30min you can reach anything you need to entertain your children with beaches and walks.

October 2017

Great property, superb location. Couldn't ask for more and we will look at returning soon.

August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay. Very comfortable cottage with every convenience provided. Only two downsides, both presumably beyond the company's control: lack of WiFi and phone landline apparently due to a storm the previous week - the caretaker and manager were extremely helpful in this matter; and limited parking in village of Holbeton, especially near cottage, particularly inconvenient when loading/unloading car.

August 2017

A beautiful cottage – we have had a lovely time – the games room a bonus! Visited lots of lovely places.

August 2017

What a great cottage! A real home from home with lots of lovely touches. We had a really wonderful week. Lovely, friendly village too. Lots of great places to visit – we loved Salcombe, Dartmouth, Bigbury & Burgh Island, and Noss Mayo. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.

August 2017

Beautiful cottage – pool and air hockey a fun added extra! Too many local attractions to list, but highlights include Noss Mayo (recommend The Ship Inn), Wembury for rock pooling, Overbecks, Brixham, Plymouth Hoe, and Salcombe!

August 2017

Wonderful cottage in lovely village. Lots of nearby attractions to see and do – National Aquarium in Plymouth, Hoe and Lido too. South Devon Steam Railway at Buckfastleigh was great. Fab beaches too!!

August 2017

As wonderful a stay as twelve months ago. The cottage is so well appointed and comfortable, all the conveniences of home but in a much more attractive setting. We started and finished the week with dinner at the Mildmay Colours where the beer and wine are great and the pub food is good, honest and generous , and not at all expensive

August 2017

We had an excellent stay !

July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in lovely cottage: very clean and well equipped. Enjoyed breakfasts in the garden. Very pretty village with friendly locals and pubs. Would recommend without hesitation.

December 2015

Everything was perfect. Beautiful cottage, comfy and very well equipped. Thanks a lot!

December 2015

We have had a lovely break, cottage is splendid, we wanted for nothing! Will certainly recommend to our friends. Thank you.

December 2015

Couldn't ask for anything – will recommend with no hesitation. Well stocked and near to Mothecombe!!!

December 2015

Lovely cottage – lovely area – Thank you – everything was perfect!

December 2015

One of the children wrote: “I loved the cottage so much I didn't want to leave.” The other child wrote: “PS we loved the cake.”

December 2015

Lovely cottage, a great holiday thank you. Wonderful coastal walks.

December 2015

Lovely cottage in a lovely village. Enjoyed playing the Air Hockey! Local pubs good too.

December 2015

Thank you for allowing us to holiday in your lovely cottage.

November 2015

Wonderful cottage. Very comfortable.

July 2015

A lovely cottage in a delightfully quiet and attractive village. The cottage is in excellent condition, and the owners have been very helpful and accomodating. We had a most enjoyable stay, and enjoyed the hospitality of the two village pubs as well as many of the surrounding attractions. Highly recommended.

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