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The Old Stables

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

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), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), 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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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 t… 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...The … More

15 Dec 2014


"The bed has been oiled"

Other than the on street parking, this is a perfect & quiet cottage retreat where the magic starts the minute you step into the entrance lobby! We had no problems with a squeaking bed (see previous gu… More

11 Dec 2014


"A lovely little gem of a cottage hidden away from the stresses of everyday life"

Take a soak in the jacuzzi, put your feet up in front of the fire and settle down with a bottle of wine and a choice of movie - all that after a walk in the nearby Dartmoor National park.Would definte… More

14 Nov 2014


"great spot for an autumn getaway"

Just returned from a lovely week at the Old Stables Buckfastleigh. The cottage itself is great, tucked away at the bottom of a pretty mews, but with no trouble parking a short walk down the street. Ap… More

29 Oct 2014



What a beautiful cottage to escape hectic life and recharge the batteries, and yet all of the mod cons, plus some, in case you can't quite let go. We couldn't have asked for more, centrally … More

28 Oct 2014


"Cute and Quirky"

A great base for exploring a lovely area. Cute and quirky house. Could do with a new tin opener and better mood lighting in lounge. Also oven door rattles. Still had a great time. A good time had by a… More

16 Oct 2014



Booked this cottage fairly late but what a surprise it was perfect for a short break. Great location for exploring the moors and the coast. The cottage was perfect, very cosy, well equiped with everything you need to relax, kitchen had everything you needed for self catering. The little basket of basics was very welcome. The only downside was the parking as one night we had great difficulty in finding somewhere to park, but saying that we will definitely book the cottage again.

25 Sep 2014



Booked this cottage for a recharge the batteries break for our birthdays. We couldn't have found a better place. Perfect location for exploring the moors and the coast. The cottage is adorable, everything you need to relax, full sky package with tons of films ready to d/load for free, brilliant kitchen equipped with all you need to run a kitchen, clean and so relaxing. Then there's the bath, which is a definite bonus to what is already the nicest place to chill out. Cannot recommend this cottage enough and we will definitely be coming back. Joanne and Kevin. x

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