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The Old Stables, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 48" Curved Ultra HD Samsung Flatscreen TV, including the full SKY package (inc. Movies, Sports, Documentaries) plus BT Sports. With 4K 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.

More Details

Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Buckfastleigh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Old Stables, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

outstanding value

  • 5 of 5

The property is pretty much were the sat nav takes you just on market street

you can park at the bottom of the road if space or further up the road and the old stables is behind a big grey gate go down past a few other houses tucked away at the end.

Was raining most of the time during are stay but in the summer this would be a lovely area to explore. Had all utensils you needed to cook fridge/freezer everything working perfectly,just like the pictures couldn't fault it would stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We did enjoyed our time at The Old Stables. Everything was perfect despite the fact that we been snowed in, WE HAD A GREAT TIME! The Piano and the Jacuzzi was a real touch to our holiday. A Big Thank You to Steve that he offer us extra 3 nights complimentary to stay until we could savely drive back home. We highly recommend and definitely we will come back in the summertime!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Peaceful. We enjoyed a wander to the health food shop, gift & charity shops. Friendly folk too :)

  • 5 of 5

The Old Stables is beautiful. We enjoyed the log burner and my daughter enjoyed playing the piano. We were delighted by the orange tree in the entrance hall. Then the Christmas tree!

This very comfortable and homely cottage was warm. It has great bed linen and everything is spotlessly clean. The welcome basket was received with thanks. The ambience in the whole cottage is a delight. Thank you for helping to make our winter break a very memorable one. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage very welcoming fantastic walks over the moor . Definitely will be back early 2018

  • 5 of 5

Five stars

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Cosy, comfortable and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying at the Old Stables. The house was well equipped with everything we needed, we were greeted by a tasty basket of goodies and the children appreciated the Sky TV and WiFi. Beds were comfy, towels provided, and the house was at the end of a quiet little row of cottages within a stables courtyard. There is a Co-Op within easy walking distance so provisions were easy too. We also walked to the Abbey one day. Lots of nice walks nearby, and the wonderful otter sanctuary! Recommended, thank you Steve.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Cosy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house! Very clean and welcoming, especially after an 8 hour rainy drive! We loved the bath (though does take ages to fill... be prepared!)and the whole place was perfect for our stay in Dartmoor. Thank-you.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Globe Inn
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Goodrington beach paignton
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.