Oak Cottage


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3 bedrooms

Up to 5 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: HOOAK
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Here there is a treat in store, as discovering Oak Cottage is like finding a treasure hidden in the attic! Tucked in a quiet corner, charmingly furnished and well equipped with a delightful, private waterside terrace/quay, this cottage is simply not to be missed. Here is the best of all worlds - situated on the waterside of the picturesque tidal Hooe lake, a sheltered area of water off the Plym Estuary and close to Plymouth Sound in Devon, with stunning views across the ever changing waterscape scene with its abundance of wildlife, it is hard to believe that the historic centre of Plymouth is only a short distance away. The cottage has its own pontoon and a nearby slipway (boats by arrangement).

With many beautiful local sites to visit and plenty of coastal footpaths to explore, the cottage is close to the Mountbatten Diving Centre and Marina which hosts international yachting competitions and caters for top class sailing and other activities such as fishing, Deep Blue diver training and diving trips in and around Plymouth. Plymouth City Centre approximately 4 miles away is easily accessible by car or via a regular bus service, or take a local ferry ride across to the famous Barbican centre for restaurants and unusual shops. Visit the historic Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower, the National Marine Aquarium and The Citadel and further into the heart of the City there are theatres, cinemas and shops galore, a haven for shopaholics. All this on the doorstep of Oak Cottage.

Please Note: Due to the proximity of the lakeside wall which drops to the water below, whilst there is a lockable gate stopping children from accessing the pontoon,  young children must not be left unattended in the garden, for their own safety. 

“I’ve stayed in a lot of cottages, I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in one quite so comfortable, you have thought of everything - many thanks, we will be back for sure!” Karen, Hannah & Johnny

“Charming, delightful, cosy cottage. A true home from home. Thank you.” The Berryman Family.

Stable door into tiled galley style kitchen, well equipped with a large gas range cooker with five ring hob, a grill and two ovens, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and microwave. Door into utility cupboard housing the boiler, washing machine and tumble dryer. An additional large fridge/freezer is located in an outbuilding just outside the front door. Arch into attractive dining room with polished wood floor, dining table to seat 6 and attractive decorative wood burner (not for use). Door from here into the sitting room, comfortably furnished with a large sofa and two chairs, TV with DVD, a good collection of books and DVD’s, woodburner and excellent window views across the lake. Stairs to the landing. Superb master bedroom with 5ft bed, hanging rail, feature exposed scissor beams and dual aspect windows with lovely water views. The second double bedroom has a 4ft 6in bed, hanging rail, chest of drawers and views towards the adjacent park. Single bedroom with 3ft bed, desk and velux window. Smart bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and large wardrobe.

The cottage is approached along a walkway, from which a gate leads to a path down the side of the cottage. This opens out to the terrace in front of the cottage, with low walls and provided with teak table and benches, ideal for al fresco meals. A fixed ladder drops down to the water and a floating pontoon, where guests can moor their boats. (The pontoon is for use at own risk).

Unrestricted on street parking next to Yonder Lane. Restricted parking a minute’s walk from the cottage alongside the park. Further on road parking available.

  • Included: Bed linen (not towels), travel cot, WiFi, central heating (gas), electricity and intial supply of logs.
  • Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week
  • Telephone: No telephone but mobile reception good. WiFi available
  • Local Facilties: Beach at Bovisand 10 minutes by car. Pub, The Royal Oak adjacent. Post Office and general store around the corner. The Boringdon Arms at Turnchapel within walking distance. Cliff top golf course, Staddon Heights, 5 minutes by car. Watersports & Leisure centre five minutes by car.
  • Shops, cinemas, restaurants Plymouth city centre 4 miles.Boats: Can be launched at a public slipway close to the property.  
  • Use of pontoon by arrangement.

June 2019

The stay was mostly enjoyable except being woken up by the builders next door during the week. The whole point of this trip was for my pregnant wife to rest and relax which was made harder by the sounds of the workman during the day.

May 2019

Dog friendly and would highly recommend.

October 2018

Nothing More to Say

September 2018

Fabulous cottage - Thought of absolutely everything - Great location - Great links via water taxi to Plymouth and fantastic walks with the dog

August 2018

We loved it!

June 2018

It was ok

October 2017

It was just perfect!

October 2017

All had a great time. Home from home. For all of us even our animals. Thank you.

September 2017

We enjoyed our stay, Oak cottage was comfortable & clean. The master bed was particular comfortable, with good quality sheets etc. and the sitting room & dining furniture was also comfortable. It was a great base for visiting various places, like Salcome & Dartmouth and with some lovely beaches and places to walk the dog nearby. Although the weather wasn't that great we didn't let it spoil our trip.

August 2017

paceful place, nice cottage et nice town! good holidays for all the french family!!!

August 2017

There was a lack of storage for food items purchased that wouldn't fit in the additional fridge however the extra fridge was great!

August 2017

Lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage well located to explore south Devon

July 2017

Lovely cottage in a great location!

June 2017

A lovely relaxing place, even the dogs were chilled, ideal for Plymouth, good local pubs, good walks, and just a nice place to visit.

June 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay in Oak Cottage. The location is perfect to explore the area - so much to see and do! Having the ferry to Plymouth within walking distance is another great thing, not to mention all the pubs on the way to Mount Batten... Oak Cottage is a perfect home from home, from sitting on the patio overlooking Hooe lake to enjoying the wood burner on a cold evening.

September 2014

it was the most amazing place, and brilliant value for money, and probably literally saved my life :)

August 2014

Oak cottage was home from home. A delight!

February 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed in Oak Cottage for a long weekend and I have to say, it was exactly what we were looking for: Quiet, romantic, attractive and cosy. The cottage is beautiful on the inside, particularly the master bedroom, which has a high ceiling and low wooden beams running across it. The whole place was clean and tidy, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Location-wise, Hooe itself isn't the prettiest but it's nice enough and there are plenty of places to go if you're prepared to drive 5 minutes down the road. The owner was lovely, flexible with the arrival

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