Perchwood Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

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


Nestled just beyond the banks of peaceful Bow Creek, an inlet of South Devon’s majestic River Dart, is the oh-so stylish Perchwood Cottage within the pretty waterside hamlet of Tuckenhay.  It is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, and its idyllic position is a great base from which to explore the South Hams where golden beaches, craggy coves and scenic country rambles reign supreme.   Alongside the owner’s home, Perchwood Cottage is one half of a lovingly refurbished stone cottage which oozes attention to detail, bespoke fabrics, crafted furnishings and an abundance of warm welcoming ambiance.  Its light and airy open plan living area boasts double doors opening into the garden to bring the outside in, and for those cosy winter nights snuggle down amongst the comfy sofas set in front of the wood burner.  A relaxing twin bedroom is complemented by two sleek bathrooms, one with a sumptuous roll top slipper bath, and the piece de resistance is the spacious second floor double bedroom which offers glorious unspoilt views up and down Bow Creek and across to scenic woodland.  Simply relax, unwind and watch the ebb and flow of the tide from an unrivalled vantage point. 

For those who can tear themselves away from this peaceful haven, Tuckenhay is a short drive from the eclectic bustling town of Totnes which is renowned for its wide selection of art galleries, boutique shops and Sharpham Vineyard.   Alternatively head downstream to Dartmouth which is a hotspot for sailing activities or perhaps loose yourself along one of the many stunning coastal walks.  After a day’s exploring, why not sip cocktails or sample some delicious local food in one of the two waterside pubs which are both within a short walk from Perchwood Cottage.  This cottage won’t fail to delight!

Steps with handrail to front door.  Ground floor: Entrance hall leading into superb open plan living area with tiled floor, windows to three aspects of the cottage and double doors opening onto the patio and garden beyond.  Lounge area furnished with two sumptuous sofas, bespoke bookcase with cupboard for TV, iPod dock and handsome fireplace with wood burning stove.  Dining area with table, chairs and pew bench to comfortably seat 4.  Beautifully crafted kitchen area with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, Belfast sink and oak island unit.   External utility room with washing machine, freezer and storage for boots and coats.  External WC.  First floor: Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds (these can be joined to create a 6ft super king – please request at time of booking), built-in wardrobe and creek glimpses.  Luxury bathroom with freestanding slipper bath with hand shower, sepearte shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.  Contemporary shower room with corner shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.   Second floor: Master bedroom suite with 5ft king bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two cosy armchairs with feature window boasting far reaching views along Bow Creek.

Private level grassed garden to the side of the property, (not fully enclosed).  Sunny terrace with picnic bench – perfect for al fresco dining.  Barbecue supplied. 

Access to the owner’s private quay is available upon request and is ideal for crabbing as well as launching dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards at high water.  This at guests’ own risk and need to supply their own life jackets and equipment.

Designated roadside parking for two cars. 

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (guests must provide their own beach towels), WiFi, high chair, travel cot, stair gate, complimentary initial supply of logs or coal, electricity, central heating (gas). 

  • Dogs: One well behaved dog welcome.  A second dog may be accepted with enquiry. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.

  • Telephone: Mobile reception poor.  The owner’s telephone is available in emergency.

  • Local Facilities:  Beaches at Blackpool Sands, 8 miles; Broadsands , 11 miles. Pubs: The Maltsters Arms 250 meters;  The Watermans Arms 250 meters ; The Durant Arms at Ashprington 0.5 miles.  Village shop at Harbertonford, 3 miles. Sharpham Vinyard, 2 miles.  Dartmouth, 7 miles.  Supermarkets and wide range of facilities at Totnes, 4 miles.  Boat and kayak hire in Dittisham, 3.5 miles.

May 2019

A nice quiet location with lovely views and an excellent pub The Durant Arms in Ashprington.

March 2019

Thank you for a delightful week in this beautiful cottage. The delicious cream tea on arrival was a much appreciated welcome. Lots of lovely days out as well as local walks, a great opportunity to reconnect with my family's Devon roots. We hope to come and stay again!

March 2019

We have had a lovely week in this cosy and very comfortable cottage. The location is superb and once we had acclimatised ourselves to the local roads Perchwood Cottage was a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Excellent local food and drink at the Maltsters and Durant Arms and, further afield, at The Angel (Dartmouth) and Riverford Field Kitchen (Staverton). Thanks to Liz and Alan for their help and hospitality and for the lovely cream tea on our arrival. Cheers!

March 2019

A really delightful cottage in a peaceful location l. The owners introduced themselves , ready to help with any queries. We loved sitting in the seating area in the attic watching the wildlife.

February 2019

Lovely house, nice quiet location. Really enjoyed our stay.

November 2018

Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting! Couldn't recommend Perchwood Cottage highly enough.

November 2018

We have stayed in a number of beautiful locations in the South Hams and this is one of the very best. Equally the quality of Perchwood Cottage and the evident pride that the owners take in their property is most pleasing.

October 2018

Perch wood was certainly one of the best cottages I have stayed in anywhere. It was spotless on arrival, the location was magical and the beds where extremely comfortable. To be able to walk my border terrier through the woods with the river alongside was wonderful to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet.

October 2018

The cottage was lovely - one of the very best we have stayed in. It was beautifully appointed, well equipped, warm and cosy. The views from the upstairs bedroom window overlooking the creek proved entertaining. We spent quite some time watching the coming and going of the tide and antics of the all the different birds. We especially liked the Malsters Arms, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. We enjoyed having a drink sitting outside on the quay, take away fish and chips and an excellent meal in the restaurant (on different days). The food at the Watermans Arms was good but let down by the 'atmosphere' in the pub. Dragon, our wire haired dachshund, enjoyed his holiday as well. He was welcomed almost everywhere we went and was given lots of treats. He especially enjoyed Café Alf Fresco in Dartmouth where they gave him sausage. Bow Creek would have been the perfect location except for the very narrow roads leading in to and out of the area. At times, it was stressful negotiating our way past tractors, vans and cars especially since invariably there was another vehicle immediately behind you. Alan, Angela and Dragon

October 2018

A stunning property, maintained to the highest standard by the owners who live in the adjoining cottage. Excellently equipped and with high end soft furnishings.

July 2018

We had a lovely stay. The cottage was in a fantastic position, with amazing views from the bedroom windows. Perfect for dogs as the ground floor has flags and there is a door cutting off access to the bedrooms. Local beaches are lovely, although the access lanes are VERY narrow and driving puts your reversing skills to the test as and when you meet oncoming traffic. We visited House of Marbles which has a lovely café and again you can take dogs. 3 pubs within walking distance, all good food. Would highly recommend this cottage. Modern and stylish furnishings, very clean. Totnes is only a short drive away and a lovely town, well worth a visit.

June 2018

Loved everything, only problem we could not let our mad Springer spaniel in garden .

May 2018

Couldn't fault the whole experience

December 2017

Had a lovely week. Very dog friendly and good local pubs.

November 2017

Just perfect! So nice to find a home from home...

November 2017

We have stayed in many dog friendly cottages over the last 10 years and Perchwood Cottage is probably one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Great location with two great pubs that both do fab food within a couple of minutes walk. Could not really ask for anything more. Would highly recommend.

October 2017

Had a lovely relaxing holiday in a superb property .The weather was very good & there are plenty of good walks in the area & a little further afield .Had one little problem whilst there with the shower door & contacted Toad Hall ,the problem was dealt with swiftly & no further problems encountered . From booking the holiday & speaking to Toad Hall staff & the owner also contacted us as she was going away the week we were arriving ,there is nothing we can fault . We can highly recommend this property & whoever goes ther won’t be disappointed. What you see online is what you get .Spot on .

September 2017

Absolutely loved the cottage however the location wasn't ideal for us but that isn't your fault

September 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and, indeed, have already booked for next year.

June 2017

Beautiful cottage, well equipped and clean. Lovely cream tea on arrival. Two nice pubs within walking distance tried both. Will recommend.

May 2017

Brilliant cottage, could not see how you could possibly better it,a delightful place,and lovely owners.

We are delighted to receive your comments about your stay at Perchwood Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage and indeed Toad Hall Cottages soon! Best wishes, The Toad Hall Team.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2017

Beautiful cottage. Lovely stay

February 2017

The cottage was lovely - tastefully decorated and well-equipped - and the owners very welcoming. The cottage is well situated for access to friendly, local riverside pubs and close to countryside for walking. A relaxing, dog-friendly holiday location!

February 2017

Perchwood Cottage was immaculate and comfortable. The owners being literally next door were helpful but not intrusive whatsoever. Superb week for my wife, myself and our two Springers .... 10/10

February 2017

The cottage was one of the best that we have stayed at.

March 2016

This was an excellent cottage with a great location, the owner was lovely, made sure we were happy with everything and was available in the event we had any problems, which we didn't !

December 2015

Lovely cottage, very tastefully decorated and furnished with every mod con. Spotlessly clean.

December 2015

Fab cottage and location. Great walks to Dittisham, Totnes and Sharpham (via river). Three good pubs in walking distance, what more could we want!

December 2015

Perchwood Cottage is in an exceptionally beautiful location. To 'perch' up top and awake to nature waking up in all its autumnal glory has been a treat. Simply elegant and stylish. This has been our best cottage to play, sleep, eat and be in front of the fire. Thank you.

September 2015

The cottage was really lovely. Owners very helpful and use of the slipway and kayak a great bonus. Location by the creek provided wonderful views from the top bedroom and we could have happily stayed there just watching the changing tide if the weather had been poor. Luckily though weather was good and we could enjoy breakfast on the terrace and visit favourite haunts in the area. Well positioned for an easy stroll to the Maltsters Arms and the Waterman's Arms. Very comfortable inside including good bathrooms and wood burner if nights get chilly. Didn't want to leave - We will definitely return.

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