White Oxen Manor, Owl Cottage


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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: OWL
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


White Oxen Manor is situated within a sheltered valley on the southern boundaries of Dartmoor National Park surrounded by fields and woodland.  It is an ancient listed Devon Longhouse standing in its own grounds, with three delightful cottages converted from a 17th Century barn situated in the courtyard. The light and airy cottages retain many original features including owl slit windows and exposed beams and offer very comfortable and spacious accommodation personally maintained by the owners. They are ideally situated for visiting the moors, the lovely South Hams area, the ancient towns of Dartmouth and Totnes, nearby Dartington Hall and Devon’s wonderful coastline and beaches. The nearby tiny village of Rattery has one of the earliest pubs in the country dating from 1028. Guests are welcome to enjoy the land around the cottages.

Owl Cottage is a must as a romantic hideaway, Corner Cottage is spacious and ideal for a family and The Roundhouse features an unusual, very roomy and attractive living room, excellent for extended families. All the cottages are fully centrally heated, so ideal for winter breaks.

Entrance door from patio area into delightful well equipped kitchen under sloping beamed roof. Electric hob, built-in oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. Four steps up to superb very spacious living room with huge westerly window, sofa, chairs, digital TV with DVD player and many interesting features including owl slits and a balustrade that separates the dining area with table to seat 4. Stairs down to large bedroom with 5ft bed, fitted cupboards and lovely en-suite bathroom with luxury bath and shower, basin and WC. A washer/dryer is housed in a passageway under the stairs.

Own private patio area situated in the stable yard with table and chairs  that looks across to the owners’ stables and up to fields and trees beyond. Barbecue available.

Area adjacent to the cottages.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, cot, high chair, stair gate available on request, electricity and central heating.
  • Pets: Up to 2 dogs welcome, a 3rd or puppies may be accepted by prior arrangement only. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: No telephone provided, access to telephone in owner's house in emergencies. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Shop 2 miles. Pub 1 mile. Beaches half an hour drive. Dartmoor 10 minutes  drive. Plymouth and Exeter approximately 25 minutes drive.

June 2019

We have stayed at White Oxon on a number of occasions and in various apartments. They are all furnished to a high standard and the location is so quiet and relaxing. It is also positioned well as they are located near to the main roads with lots of things to do in all directions. A truly great holiday location.

April 2019

Excellent location suited our needs for the weekend. Will definitely look to book again .

November 2018

We loved out stay. I don't think we saw the owners after our arrival. We walked into the kitchen and found a cream tea and a bottle of wine! Couldn't be nicer and i'm sure we'll be back.

October 2018

Yes we loved it

October 2018

We have stayed at Owl Cottage many times and have always found it very comfortable, the stay made more pleasant by the excellent hosts.

September 2018

delightful cottage and owners very nice people.

May 2018


October 2017

We had a great time. The cottage was really cosy. Philip and Margaret are lovely people they remembered us from 3 years ago.

October 2017

This is a first class cottage. Lovely and warm very comfortable and owned and run by two exceptional people. They went out of there way to make our stay a wonderful experience and we will certainly stay there again. A five star holiday. Thank you so much.

October 2017

Have stayed at Owl Cottage and The Roundhouse on and off over the last 12 years. Both cottages are very comfortable and cosy. Philip and Margaret are superb hosts, always helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The welcome cream tea is always very acceptable.

September 2017

I enjoyed my stay in Owl Cottage at White Oxen Manor and had a lovely welcome as before by the owners and they were very welcoming to my golden retriever who loves the freedom there! I have written them a card to say thank you and hope to go again. Thank you Toad Hall for very hassle free arrangements.

August 2017

My husband and I needed somewhere to use as a base while we did some house hunting. Owl cottage was perfectly situated for this; close to the moors for lovely days out walking as well as nipping over to Teignmouth to see family. The owners very kindly allowed our 3 dogs to stay - via prior arrangement. The cottage itself was immaculate and SO comfy. It had everything we needed and we felt like it was home from the moment we arrived. The owners had made some scones for our arrival, and there was a gorgeous vase of flowers in the living room - Touches like this really mean a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Owl cottage and we defiantly will be returning.

August 2017

Owl Cottage is beautiful. Exceptionally clean, comfortable and more than big enough for two plus one large dog. Lovely touches by the owners - fresh flowers, tea, coffee, sugar, milk etc were left for us. Plenty of cleaning equipment and dishcloths. Fresh scones, clotted cream and jam were also bought to us. There was more than enough crockery to use, in fact much more than expected. The owners are lovely friendly people. The surrounding area is very nice rolling fields with cows and horses. The local village of Rattery is a bit further to walk than stated (1 mile) did seem further due to the roads, quite steep and bendy in places. Can certainly recommend the pub The Church Inn, which is in the village. All staff very accommodating and the food is exceptional. We ate there about four times during our stay and you can take the dog as well. Overall I would recommend Owl Cottage

May 2017

This property is the best we have ever stayed in.

May 2017

All excellent and the cream tea on arrival was unexpected and really delicious. I will book again but not in the summer as I did find the traffic noise intrusive when outside. Inside the property you cannot hear it at all. The surroundings are spectacular and especially good for my dog. Owners very friendly and welcoming.

May 2017

Lovely property in good quiet location just off the A38 and well placed for Dartmoor. Warm welcome from the owners and a lovely cream tea awaiting us which was much appreciated. Cottage was equipped with everything we needed and the owners are happy to accept dogs which is one of our considerations when looking for holiday properties. Would love to return.

October 2016

We have been to this property several times and once again have had a comfortable stay. The owners are always so helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them.

April 2016

Would it be possible to pass our thanks to Phillip and Margaret Andrade please? They were so lovely, welcoming and caring, and obviously dog lovers, like us! There was a fab cream tea awaiting us when we arrived which was a lovely touch! We really appreciated and enjoyed meeting and chatting to them.

October 2015

We thought your whole set up to be excellent from the dog welcome package to this follow up message. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful,we have had an extremely wonderful holiday.

August 2015

Beautiful cottage in very good location. Owners were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

May 2015

We rented all 3 cottages over the weekend for a family celebration. Ideal and safe location for children, the owners Mr and Mrs Andrade could not have been more friendly and helpful.

March 2015

Good for the dogs who enjoyed their holiday as did their owners. Peaceful , good views and excellent hosts.

September 2014

Owl Cottage was perfect for us and we feel that this property has to be visited to be fully appreciated. The proximity to the A38 was great for quick access to any route but in no way disturbed the restful feeling of White Oxen Manor. The owners, Philip and Margaret, couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming even writing down the recipe for their delicious pickled cucumber!!! Great for our dog too, lots of space to run around. Can't recommend Owl Cottage highly enough!

September 2014

Sharon and I, (and Charlie the yorkie) were very pleased with our stay at Owl Cottage, which far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was far better than it appeared in the advertisement and was exceptionally clean. The cream tea on arrival was a very personable touch and much appreciated. The owners were both very pleasant, friendly, easy to talk to and very, very helpful, as was Rosie the collie! We enjoyed this stress and pressure-free break. I personally enjoyed overcoming my fear of horses and we enjoyed visiting all the places which were within easy travelling distance. Exceptional stay and value!! - thank you.

July 2014

We have been to White Oxen Manor a number of times and have always been warmly welcomed by the owners (and their dog). They are always eager to please and make our stay a pleasurable one.

May 2014

Fabulous holiday, far exceeded expectations, will definitly use Toad Hall Cottages again.

May 2014

Ideally situated for Dartmoor, South Hams and coast walking. Excellemt pubs with good beer and food within a comfortable radius.

April 2014

We had a lovely weeks holiday in Owl Cottage. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was lovely to have scones and clotted cream awaiting us on arrival. we would highly recommend this cottage. well situated for Dartmoor plenty to do in the area.

November 2013

We received a warm welcome when we arrived and really appreciated the scones and clotted cream awaiting us in the kitchen. Although the cottage looks quite nice on the website, we thought it was much better than in the photos and was a lovely place to stay. It is in a really convenient position, just off the A38 (though it's really quiet and you can't hear the traffic), which meant it was really easy to get to Totnes and Dartmouth as well as for walking in Dartmoor. We would really recommend this cottage.

September 2013

Owl Cottage proved an excellent base for our holiday.

September 2013

We thought Owl Cottage was absolutely wonderful. It is not possible to capture in photos the feeling of space in this very generously proportioned cottage for 2 people ... we did try with our camera! The warm welcome we received from Philip and Margaret's delicious cream tea, which was waiting for us in the cottage upon arrival, was such a lovely start to a very comfortable stay. We very much look forward to returning here again.

April 2013

White Oxen Manor is an outstanding group of properties to stay at in Devon. It's location allows easy access to the coast or the moor. The owners cannot be more helpful and to be greeting with fresh scones, cream and homemade jam is a nice touch when you driven half way across the country to get there. The provided fresh farm eggs and milk allow you to set up your first Devon breakfast easily. The pet therapy obtained from Rosy the dog is always welcome. Very relaxing and easy going. Thank you again.

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