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The Old Stables

from £47 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Tucked away at the end of a quiet courtyard within the moorland town of Buckfastleigh, a unique and peaceful 18th Century former Stables and Tucking Loft.

Immediately upon entering the property, you arrive in the glass roofed Orangery - a beautiful, bright room where you can enjoy a drink or read a book surrounded by fruit trees and flowering plants. This leads directly into an open and character filled lounge with revealed wood beams and wood burner offering a relaxing, cosy environment. In one corner sits a baby grand piano which can be played to ones hearts content.

There is a full package of entertainment available with our 43" Panasonic Flatscreen TV, including the full SKY package (inc. Movies, Sports, Documentaries) plus BT Sports. With Blueray, Wifi and a selection of DVD's & Books mean there is always something to do even if the weather is against you.

Open plan lounge-diner leads into the bespoke, country cottage kitchen with terracotta floor tiles. A rear door leads to a secluded, stone-walled courtyard with patio table & chairs for long summer evenings outdoors.

The Chapel Room downstairs leads from the lounge area and accommodates couples or 2 singles. With wood beams and stone walls, this room has some unique features including circular window, granite post and Suffolk latch doors.

Up the open staircase leading onto a 1st floor landing, the family bathroom benefits from luxury full hydrotherapy bath with spa jets, lighting and shower wand. Feature walls and beams, again make this a bathroom to spend time in.

From the landing, the large master bedroom opens up to reveal the heritage of the Old Stables. Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceilings and complimentary antique furniture make for a truly romantic experience.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Paignton - Goodrington Sands 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter International Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Totnes Rail Station 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden

The Devon region


The Old Stables lies on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, where its purple, heather clad moorland, wide open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape. There are rolling valleys, bogs and wetland, waterfalls and well trodden paths, ancient, eerie forests and lonely ruins. Sometimes ominous, challenging, extreme, sometimes welcoming, heart warming; always breathtaking, always changing, the landscape of Dartmoor is alive in every sense of the word.


To the South of Buckfastleigh are The South Hams, a region of rural and coastal Devon in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the north the South Hams stretches to the edges of Dartmoor National Park, while to the south it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline the UK from Torbay to Plymouth. With a strong rural and maritime heritage the South Hams is noted for is quality local food, culture, and scenic landscape.

This is the perfect backdrop for a outdoor family holiday or an romantic adventure.



A small market town on the old route between Exeter and Plymouth, Buckfastleigh was a centre for the wool trade for most of its history. The mid 19th century was the town's most prosperous period, when there were seven mills active, supplemented by some coaching inns for travellers to and from Plymouth.

At Buckfast, about a mile to the north, is Buckfast Abbey. Founded in the 11th century by King Canute, the Abbey has a fascinating history and is now an active Benedictine Monastery - the only monastery in the UK open to the public.

From the station you can catch a steam train on the South Devon Railway heritage line along the Dart Valley to Totnes or the Buckfast Heritage Bus to the Abbey and the town. Next to the station is Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otters for wildlife enthusiasts. For the ultimate hands-on animal farm you can't do much better than the award winning Pennywell Farm Centre about a mile east of the A38 at Buckfastleigh.

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Review 1-10 of 29

19 Apr 2015


"Sweet Cottage nestled down a side passage"

Really lovely cottage nestled down a side passage. The cottage has been decorated to a high standard and has a lot of charm and character. The master bedroom has the original exposed beams which a… More

6 Mar 2015


"Perfect escape to the countryside"

We have had a lovely stay at the cottage for a week. Perfect place to relax and get away from the city in really comfortable surroundings. Steve was very helpful and clear on the phone for directions … More

27 Feb 2015


"Great stay in Buckfastleigh"

Once you find this little cottage you have found your home from home. The perfect little retreat for our family with unexpected extras including beautifully folded & displayed towels, chocolates for … More

22 Feb 2015



We've just come back from a wonderful break at The Old Stables. The cottage is beautifully presented and has a real homely feel from the moment you step in. It is extremely well equipped and the welcome basket, with a pint of milk in the fridge, was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

9 Feb 2015


"Absolutely stunning property"

I have just spent a weekend at this beautiful cottage and have nothing but good things to say about the place. As soon as you walk through the door you feel welcome and cozy. The interior is simply st… More

25 Jan 2015


"Great Little Cottage"

We wanted to get out busy London and relax from our busy lives. That is just what we got when we arrived at the The old Stables. Located at the end of a nice little court yard. The Cottage had everything we need to relax. We loved the fire that keep us warm and cosy in the evening. The kitchen had everything we need to cook with and more. The large master bedroom and great bathroom with Jazzuci bath. I will be telling all my friends and family about the old stables and we will be back very soon.

17 Jan 2015


"We loved it!"

We had a great stay in this gorgeous and cosy cottage. Plenty spacious enough for our 2-year old to run around, but still cosy and welcoming. The mews that the cottage is on is quiet and peaceful, as… More

13 Jan 2015


"Great cottage close to a variety of beauty spots"

Really nice cottage with all that you'd expect plus more. Lack of a stand-up shower a minor negative. Massive woodburner - perfect for winter! Loads of space and functional kitchen. Easy access to dar… More

26 Dec 2014


"Not a bad word to say!"

Me and my partner booked this for for romantic getaway before Christmas. It couldn't have been better. From the moment of booking, the owner was nothing but helpful. We had a few questions before … More

16 Dec 2014


"Perfect for a relaxing get-away"

Perfect cottage in the perfect location- can't recommend it highly enough! The cottage is lovely- great size, brilliant fireplace, great jacuzzi, large TV with every channel you would want... T… More

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