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Holly Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Holly Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Holly Cottage is a Georgian Grade II listed home situated in the heart of Totnes. A delightful property which is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished throughout. The house benefits from a beautiful secluded terrace, nestled beneath Totnes's historic Norman castle, perfect for al fresco dining or drinks. There are two large bedrooms and the family size traditional kitchen has a homely feel, boasting a Rangemaster oven. The cosy sitting room is a great place to relax with an open fire.

You are a short walk from Totnes High Street and all the wonderful shops, restaurants and bars it has to offer, it is famous for it's independently minded businesses and shops. You can enjoy a relaxing amble along the River Dart, looking out for lots of wildlife including otters and seals. Further afield there are many villages and pubs waiting to be explored. Nearby natural attractions include some of the best beaches in the UK and the splendour of Dartmoor National Park.

Parking is at a premium in Totnes, so a parking permit is provided with the cottage, which also covers the South Hams area.

Holly Cottage provides an ideal location for rest, relaxation and exploring South Devon. This lovely home is an ideal base for a small family group or couples looking for a place to stay within walking distance of the town’s amenities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bigbury on Sea 16 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, 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), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Holly Cottage is in the centre of Totnes Market Town but remains a tranquil relaxing space. The cottage is perfectly located for all public transport, train, bus and ferry.

Kitchen/Dining area

The country kitchen boasts an impressive Rangemaster oven, a fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave. It has a breakfast bar, sofa and a large table that can seat 6 people . It’s got plenty of pots, pans and cooking equipment, making it feel like a home from home.

Living Room

The Living room is cosy but spacious and the focus of the room is an open fire, lovely for winter nights. A comfortable sofa and chair to seat four people. For entertainment there is Freeview TV, DVD, Playstation 2 and MP3 Dock. Or you can choose from one of the books or board games, cards.


The master bedroom has two windows providing plenty of natural light. As well as a comfortable double bed, chair, a dressing table and wardrobe. Bedroom two has twin beds, chest of drawers and plenty of storage with a fitted wardrobe.

High Quality bed linen and towels are provided, with the exception of beach towels which you'll need to bring with you.


Next to bedroom two is the family sized bathroom. As well as a basin and toilet, it has a newly fitted shower over the bath and a bath screen. Bath mat provided.


At the top of the stairs between the two bedrooms is a small conservatory where doors can be opened and you can sit at the foot of Totnes Castle.

Further details outdoors

At the back of the Cottage, there is an outside beautiful secluded decked terrace perfect for soaking up the sun. Access is gained through the small conservatory and garden furniture is provided, and there is space for a BBQ.

Further details

Check in day is a Friday. We have a wonderful caretaker who ensures the Cottage is always set out to the highest standard, clean and well presented. They also provide an emergency contact if you encounter any problems during your stay.

Public car park 100 yards with parking permit (£50 security deposit payable to the owner). The permit covers most of South Hams car parks - including beach car parks, Bigbury-by-Sea, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Blackpool Sands.

The West Country region

Devon is a popular holiday destination in South West England, luring visitors for years and the South Hams region is the southernmost part of Devon situated between the River Dart and the River Tamar and the south of Dartmoor.

The coast and countryside are still extraordinary beautiful, which is why more than two thirds of South Devon is carefully protected as a national asset, either in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or as part of Dartmoor National Park. Dramatic Dartmoor gives way to rolling hills, wooded valleys and stunning coastline that never fails to leave visitors wishing they could stay just that little bit longer.

Whether you spend your days in markets towns and quaint villages that retain their tradition whilst now offering fine dining and excellent shopping or spend the days playing and swimming on one of Devon’s blue chip beaches, or simple walking across the Moor, stopping at some wonderful pubs – you won’t want to leave!


Totnes is a wonderful town and has a reputation for being one of the most diverse and creative towns in the country. Heritage and culture are the main attractions and it’s even been voted as one of the ten funkiest town in the world in a survey of travel writers.

It’s located on the banks of the beautiful River Dart and nestles between the rolling hills of the South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The town is steeped in history and was once the capital of the South West of England. It’s a transition town, and famed for having its own currency and is fiercely proud of the independent high street shops and cafes (no Costa here!!). Local produce is everywhere with local butcher, Green grocers and a Riverford shop. Music is everywhere from the Barrel House to the main street, everything you could want, all within walking distance of Holly Cottage.

Further afield you could enjoy the riverside villages such as Tuckenhay and Dittisham, Asprington and Stoke Gabriel. Take the river boat along the Dart during the summer and stop off at ‘Greenway’ the home of Agatha Chrisite. Or carry onto the yachting ports of Dartmouth or Salcombe.

Walkers are spoilt with the National Park of Dartmoor a short distance away, the South West Costal Path or simply walking along the River Dart and finding yourself in a vineyard having a wonderful lunch, at the amazing Dartington Hall and Cider Press, the Sharpham Wine & Cheese estate or many of the traditional pubs that hug the river.

There are too many attractions for the children to mention here, adventure parks, farms, acres of sandy beaches for swimming or crabbing in Stoke Gabriel (whilst parents enjoy a cream tea), Devon Blue enables you to paint their own pottery and the Castle are just a very few of the things to do in this great area.

Holly Cottage is the perfect base for you to explore this wonderful area, it’s the perfect destination for holiday makers looking for an interesting, intriguing and fascinating holiday that is close to some of the best beaches in the UK and the famous National Park of Dartmoor.

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Review 1-9 of 9

13 Jul 2014


"Just visited for our 3rd year in a row - Holly Cottage is a regular treat"

We love Holly Cottage. We have taken our young daughter there for a week every summer for the last 3 years. The location, under the castle in the heart of Totnes, offers the perfect combination of uni… More

8 Jul 2014


"Location, location"

We had a good week in Totnes staying at Holly Cottage. Totnes is an ideal base for exploring South Devon with lots of interesting shops and eateries, and the cottage is in a great location just off th… More

1 May 2014


"Lovely cottage , superb location"

This cottage is so conveniently situated just off the top of the High Street .It is beautifully presented , with comfortable furniture and well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable, the shower… More

6 Apr 2014



My partner, our adult daughter and her friend stayed just after Christmas 2013 and the New Year. The cottage was everything we had hoped for - brilliant kitchen, well equipped, warm and welcoming - w… More

20 Aug 2013


"Really lovely"

Thoroughly loved our stay. The pictures are very true images. Very well equiped kitchen and the living/bedroom space is very comfortable. All in a perfect (central) location with free parking! What mo… More

10 Aug 2013


"Wonderful Location"

A very well furnished and located property. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The photographs do not do the house justice.… More

30 Jul 2013


"A pleasant stay"

Holly Cottage was great - well equipped, clean and attractively decorated, comfortable, good shower and a great kitchen for cooking. We enjoyed the first floor patio - and the cats who visited.… More

27 Apr 2013


"Excellent, comfortable, well equipped property very close to the High St."

This property is very well equipped and comfortable. Downstairs has a large kitchen/dining room and reasonably sized lounge. Upstairs has a double bedroom and a twin bedded room. There is a small cons… More

13 Apr 2013


"Wonderful Property"

Had a great time staying at Holly Cottage in Totnes. Only a short walk away from the top of the High Street with all the interesting and quirky shops and places to eat.
The cottage backs onto the Castle slopes, with a lovely upstairs conservatory that looks out over it.
The cottage was really comfortable and well appointed with everything supplied, including a welcome hamper with bread, butter, milk, free range eggs and a bottle of wine. Lovely kitchen - diner with a large cooker and all the equipment needed and plenty of space. The living room was much larger than the photo implied with tv, comfy sofa and open fire with logs ready to go. Upstairs the two bedrooms were roomy and really comfortable and relaxing.
We would rate this property very highly and recommend it, especially with it's unique view of the castle from the conservatory.

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