- Property code: ROUNH
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Discount for small parties
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
The three light and airy cottages at White Oxen Manor, retain many original features including owl slit windows and exposed beams and offer very comfortable and spacious accommodation personally maintained by the owners. White Oxen Manor is an ancient listed Devon Longhouse standing in its own grounds, and these three delightful cottages have been converted from a 17th Century barn situated in the courtyard. They are set within a sheltered valley on the southern boundaries of Dartmoor National Park surrounded by fields and woodland. 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 the courtyard into hall. Glazed door into smart, very well fitted and equippedkitchen with electric hob, built-in electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave, all beneath massive overhead beams. Glazed door into lovely, spacious living roomwith curved exterior wall and windows overlooking the beautiful valley beyond. Two deep and comfortable sofas, chairs, TV, DVD player. Dining table to seat 6/8. Stairs from the hallway to landing and the carpeted bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes. Master bedroom with valley views, 5ft bed, and en-suite bathroom with luxury bath and shower over, basin and WC. Further double room under a pitched pine ceiling with 5ft bed and courtyard views. Twin bedroom (3ft beds). Family bathroom with luxury bath and shower over, basin and WC.
At the rear of the property, is a level, fenced area of lawn from where the views can be admired. Table and chairs provided.
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 £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.
A very clean, well equipped and warm cottage. Plenty of room for 6 people and excellent for a family group plus dogs.
Very well appointed with lots of extras such as plastic containers, flask etc and welcome milk, scones, jam and cream with flowers in the vase. Great to have the owners on site with helpful hints
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Roundhouse. The property was spotless and beautifully furnished. The owners, Philip and Margaret, were extremely welcoming and helpful; the cream tea on arrival (delicious homemade scones!) and flowers made a lovely start to our holiday. It was the perfect base for exploring the local area and would highly recommend.
Although we enjoyed Devon and the weather was kind, we were rather disappointed with the cottage, it had received such good reviews, and for the price we paid we were expecting it to be wonderful...although it was well equipped and furnished It could certainly benefit from a deep clean as could the floors and carpets. There was a sour sickly smell on entering and my feet actually stuck to the kitchen floor! no mop or bucket to clean it with..meant down on my hands and knees. Cobwebs in the small bedroom and a snail on the ceiling! Giant wasps nest outside main bathroom so unable to open window. Fridge was warm, it took 2 days to moderately cool beers or wine, we had to use the freezer. No access to the garden from inside...you had to walk around the back...up a hill, past a manure heap, garden not secure, unsuitable for dogs or toddlers who could easy get through the two latts. We felt unable to use it. Nowhere to walk the dogs from the cottage except across muddy poo filled fields or on the road. Pitch black outside once dark and light useless, torch provided which wasn't much better. On the plus point the owners were very friendly and the scones,cream, fresh flowers and milk on arrival was a lovely touch but I'm afraid we won't be returning
We are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. Margaret, the owner has no idea why the kitchen floor was sticky – it had been cleaned and certainly not in a rush as the cottage had been vacant the week before so they had plenty of time to make sure it was clean. She does not leave a mop as people have previously forgotten to rinse out and then they have gone smelly in a cupboard. She has also been over to check with the current guests that the fridge is okay – apparently it is turned up to the max but currently guests said no problems and are really enjoying their stay. Margaret said they will look into a new fridge anyway as it shouldn’t be on highest setting really. Regarding accessing the garden we don’t say it is accessible from the house but we don’t say it isn’t either, it simply says ‘to the rear of the property’ which is correct but you do need to walk around from the front door to it – We will make this clearer on the website. Regarding the darkness she said the drive is lit by 3 standard lamps and the yard by 2 standard lamps, both don’t get turned off until at least 11pm. After that time there is a very strong storm lantern, light outside the cottage door and a torch so she thinks that is sufficient Unfortunately neither we nor the owner can do much about the poo filled fields. Cows and sheep do tend to be inconsiderate about such matters, but there are plenty of lovely walks up on Dartmoor, a short drive from the Roundhouse. The wasps – she said there is a nest but she has the bathroom windows open when she cleans and never gets any in, no other guests have said they have been in either. She has been treating them weekly and they are being sprayed again this week so it is in hand. If you ever consider booking with us again please contact the booking team and ask for advice. That way we can ensure we recommend a property that best suits your requirements.
- The Toad Hall Team
Pleased to say that the day after this review was posted the wasp nest was removed and a new fridge installed.
- The Toad Hall Team
A totally enjoyable return (as in many previous years) to this excellent property with its most helpful and friendly of owners in Philip and Margaret Andrade.
This house was absolutely perfect for us. Fabulous location, equipped with everything we could possibly need, and spotlessly clean. The owners, Philip and Margaret, were so friendly and helpful. A real home from home. Particularly enjoyed the home made scones, jam and clotted cream. Can highly recommend and hope to return one day.
A beautiful cottage in a great location. The beds were so comfortable. Plenty of hot water and the showers were superb. Owners were helpful and the cream tea on arrival was spot on . A great stay
'Roundhouse Cottage' was very clean, comfortable and equipped to the highest standard. The description and pictures on the website were accurate in every way. 'Roundhouse Cottage' is set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and places in the South Hams area are easily accessible as the A38 (Devon Expressway) is 2 minutes drive away. We would like to thank Margaret & Philip, the owners, for their warm welcome and the lovely cream tea on arrival. We would highly recommend 'Roundhouse Cottage' to anyone seeking the best in self-catering accommodation.
We enjoyed our stay at Oxen Manor, the setting was superb and the cottage was clean throughout. The added touches of fresh flowers, scones, cream and jam were a real treat. We would like to say the owners Phillip and Margaret were really welcoming and especially kind to our children who enjoyed their visits to see Phillips horses. We would definitely recommend this cottage. Thank you Phillip and Margaret.
Outstanding, helpful and really relaxing
The cottage was excellent ,the owners very friendly and helpful The cream tea on arrival was delicious
Toad Hall Cottages make a holiday a total pleasure from the moment you open the brochure to the last farewell glimpse of splendid accommodation.
The proprietors were very welcoming and helpful at all times, consequently we felt at home and very relaxed. The accommodation was comfortable, warm and equipped to the highest standards. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking the best in self-catering accommodation.
The Roundhouse was beautiful in every way. The owners extremely friendly and helpful, the house immaculate and the position for us was perfect on the edge of Dartmoor. However, obviously not so suitable for disabled as it is surrounded by hilly fields which makes for beautiful scenery. You need a car unless you are a good walker but that was no problem to us - our ages ranged from 76 down to 14 - but then we love Devon!!
Lovely cottage, lovely owners we were made to feel most welcome. Well equipped cottage with nothing missing everything you could ask for. The cottage is set in a nice area, within reach of some great places. We very much enjoyed our stay and more than enough room for all six of us. lovely scones with cream and jam to welcome us Thank you would stay again
fantastic cottage with lovely welcoming owners
Excellent cottage, fantastically clean, really well equipped and well maintained, really friendly welcome and made to feel at home. Definitely recommend it an hope to visit again.
I would recommend toad hall cottages to others
Would highly recommend the property and very much hope to revisit next year