White Oxen Manor, Owl Cottage


From £300

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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: OWL
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Short Breaks available
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine


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, electricity and central heating.
  • Pets: Up to 2 dogs welcome, a 3rd or puppies may be accepted by prior  arrangement only. Pet charge £25.00 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.

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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