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Self-catering cottage in South Devon with shared indoor pool & games room

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, family friendly accommodation in the heart of South Devon

Wagtail Cottage is a lovingly created very spacious barn conversion, offering a touch of luxury. Wagtail is 1 of 9 cottages within the tranquil setting at Newhouse Barton Cottages in Ipplepen. Set within the rolling green hills of South Hams, Wagtail Cottage is ideally located for memorable visits to the English Riviera, Dartmoor and the coastal areas of Dartmouth and Salcombe. The property lies within a family orientated collection of 9 sympathetically styled cottages and includes a shared indoor heated swimming pool, games room & outdoor play area. Wagtails own private patio area offers the perfect haven for the family to enjoy a summer barbecue & a glass of wine. Seating for 10 people allows everyone to relax in the cozy family lounge with traditional log burner. Wagtail Cottage benefits from TV's with DVD, WiFi, Wii, Telephone & Ipod docks. The kitchen provides all the home comforts that you would expect, including Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Tassimo coffee machine, etc.

Food: There are a wealth of take-away restaurants available in the nearby town of Newton Abbot.

Some supermarkets will provide a home delivery service.

There is a wide choice of pubs within the area, many of which offer high quality food and a great selection of real ales.

The nearest village of Ipplepen is approximately 1 1/2 miles away and offers a local pub (The Wellington Inn), Post Office and Co-operative convenience store.

Locally sourced foods are available from 'Fermoys' approximately 5 minutes away on the road to Newton Abbot, and also Riverfood Organic Foods located on the outskirts of the nearby town of Totnes.

Family Entertainment: China Blue Pottery, Totnes offers a ceramic studio where all your painting dreams can come true, also includes quality giftware and cafeteria, an ideal family alternative to the beach.

Bear Feet Play Centre, Newton Abbot offers an indoor ball pool and youngsters activity centre, where parents can relax with a coffee and bite to eat whilst their children work off some of their energy.

A multiplex cinema is available on Paignton seafront, together with a small cinema available in Newton Abbot.

Enojy a round-robin adventure, that will take you by train, boat, bus & ferry through the tourist destination of Paignton, the naval college town of Dartmouth and back to Totnes.

All of these details can be found on further information provided within the cottages.

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Ipplepen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Red room en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    The Green room en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2
    The Purple room en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 3
    Upstairs main bathroom - toilet , tub , This bathroom is available for all the bedrooms
    Downstairs W.C. - toilet , Downstairs toilet
  • Complimentary toiletries and childrens bath toys provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Red room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The bedroom has an en-suite shower room
    The Green room - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has an en-suite shower room
    The Purple room - 1 double , This bedroom has an en-suite shower room
    The Orange room - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedroom linen and towels are included. 3 en-suites consist of showers, sink and w.c. and complimentary quality toiletries. There is a first floor main bathroom with bath, sink and w.c. Wagtail also benefits from a downstairs w.c.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dedicated outdoor dining area for Wagtail Cottage with barbeque unit and a Chimenea with guard, which provides welcome heat on cooler nights. Outdoor childrens play area and communal barbeque area with seating. Indoor heated swimming pool with seating available. Indoor games rooms including table football, pool, table tennis and equipment for younger children to enjoy.


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Self-catering cottage in South Devon with shared indoor pool & games room
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, with an amazing kitchen. We stayed for a few nights and already planning on coming back here again.

Greeted with carrot and chocolate cake which we couldnt stop eating!

Everything was perfect from the start of the holiday to the end.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A true gem

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely Christmas here with family and friends. The facilities were top notch, and the children loved the games room and all enjoyed the swimming pool.

The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the Christmas decorations were a lovely touch (as were the truffles and wine - thank you ).

We would wholeheartedly recommend Wagtail Cottage and hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
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Lovely private site in the country

  • 5 of 5

We took four grandchildren and a set of parents and we had a lovely stay. We selected Wagtail because of its size and facilities and we were not disappointed. The weather was mixed but the pool and games room were brilliant and when we were on site the children could come and go without a problem due to its private enclosed location. The cottage was very large and despite the numbers we never felt short of space. The location is beautiful and only about 20 mins from Torquay and Paignton. You will need a car to get to the nearest shops, pubs and restaurants but that was a minor issue given the setting. I would recommend this site to anyone, particularly if you have children but want somewhere private.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and great facilities

  • 5 of 5

We took four grandchildren and a set of parents to Wagtail cottage for a week. We selected this cottage because of the facilities, particularly on site swimming, games rooms, play areas and private setting. We were not disappointed. We had a few days with mixed weather and the children were easily entertained and the pool was superb. The property is massive so we never felt short of space and the facilities within it were perfect. 20 mins from Torquay or Paignton yet located in a private development that allowed the children to wander around in complete safety. The size of the site was also pleasing, quite mall and select but with a nice mix of people and other children that just allowed time to pass nicely. I recommend this site without reservation. You will need a car though to get to shops

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our 2 sons, daughter in law and 2 small grandsons.The accomodation was great with everything we could have possibly needed. The children loved the swimming pool, the wi and all the toys in the cottage.

I can thouroughly recomment it, brilliant

The owner was particularly helpful especially when our car wouldn't start on the day of our departure.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Samantha

My husband and I converted this barn ourselves along with other family members in 2004. I grew up in a small place called Richings Park, which is not far from Slough, moving to the South West when I was 16 with my family. My husband is originally from the North with family still in Cheshire & Cumbria. Having been in sales and promotions for most of his working life, the challenge of converting Wagtail Cottage was a great learning curve but a very enjoyable one. We hope that you appreciate Wagtail Cottage as much as we appreciated converting it.

Samantha purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Samantha chose Ipplepen

We converted Wagtail as we live quite close so we are able to maintain the cottage to the specification we want.

What makes this cottage unique

Wagtail has lots of space with a hugh hall area and some lovely features including half moon window and high ceiling Dining room. Has to be stayed in to be appreciated and absolutely great for family parties.


Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ipplepen Village
Nearest Ferry
46 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dainton Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
M5 Junction J31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Paignton Sands
Car: necessary

Located close to the bustling town of Totnes and a 10 minute drive to the well connected town of Newton Abbot. A short drive will take you to the wonderful beaches of Bigbury, Blackpool Sands and Slapton, as well as the popular hot spots of Torbay with the No 1 Blue Flag Beaches. The attractive coastal ports of Dartmouth & Salcombe are well worth a visit. Follow the scenic route via Moretonhampstead and Chagford to reach the ever popular Dartmoor and it's many outdoor activities. A must for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors! For those with one eye on the local culture, the Cathedral city of Exeter (30 minutes drive), and the Historic naval port of Plymouth (40 minutes drive), both of which can provide a variety of entertainment. Further nearby options include Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts & Pennywell Farm offering great days out for the younger members of the family, and not far away Powderham Castle

Other Activities: Horse racing (Exeter & Newton Abbot), Go Ape High Wire Forest Adventure, The Rock Centre Outdoor Activities

Golf: Within close proximity there are 2 golf courses, Dainton Golf Course located approximately 5 minutes drive and Stover Golf Course approximately 20 minutes away, as well as others further afield.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $280.74

Rates are subject to change until a booking has been confirmed.
Full terms and conditions will be e:mailed across within our booking form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.