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Traditional Devon Cottage Near Estuary of River Dart. Pet friendly. Free Wifi.

Totnes, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights

Village Location. Pretty and private sunny garden, 2 bedrooms. River and Country Walks Nearby.

Bumble cottage is very comfortable with modern conveniences whilst retaining the atmosphere of an old property. The cottage is set on a quiet road off the main village street with private parking, a rarity in Devon. The sheltered position means that the garden becomes a real sun trap whilst the summerhouse gives views across to Dartmoor. In summer you can watch Ravens nesting close by and House Martins and Swallows wheeling overhead. Wonderful walks down to the River Dart accessible without getting into your car. New from January 2018 all linen and towels will be provided.


Mrs Jenny Steele

Member Since 2011
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 26, 2018
About Mrs Jenny Steele

My husband and I have recently retired and now have the time to focus our attention on our two holiday cottages. Between holiday lets we spend as much time as possible in our cottage in Devon as we love the area of the South Hams. We are also delighted to enable people to enjoy the wonderful City of Oxford and surrounding area whilst staying at our cottage in Wheatley.

Mrs Jenny Steele purchased this Cottage in 1998

Why Mrs Jenny Steele chose Dartmouth

We love the South Hams and were delighted to find a traditional cottage in a village location near the estuary to the river Dart.

What makes this Cottage unique

Excellent car parking facilities which is rare in Devon.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a cosy room with double bed (4' 6"). Bedroom 2 has a double bed (4') and overlooks the garden.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub
        • Fully tiled bathroom with paneled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment, WC and basin.

        Location Type

          • River
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        From January 2018 a set of linen per bed will be provided.
                      • Living Room
                        Attractive beamed sitting room with dining area. Large stone fireplace with log burner. Sofa and armchair with coffee table. Glass topped dining table with chairs. TV, DVD, Video player and portable radio.
                      • Heating
                        Electric Storage heater in sitting room and thermostatically controlled electric heaters in all other rooms.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        From January 2018 a set of towels per person will be provided.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Bright and sunny kitchen with full length window overlooking the garden. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, coffee percolator, food processor and kitchenware
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A good selection of books are available.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    There a good selection of DVDs provided.


                                      • Golf
                                        Dartmouth golf club is four miles away.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • Outside: Small south facing private and pretty garden with grass and patio. There are steps up through rockery to summerhouse with another patio and barbecue area. A range of tables and chairs with sunshade umbrella are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is not included although tea towels and duvets are supplied. Guests would therefore need to bring their own bed linen and towels. The property is cleaned between lets.

                                                House Rules

                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                25 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Cosy cottage for idealic stay in the South Hams

                                                Charles R.

                                                Our extended stay at Bumble Cottage in March and early April included some extra cool temps, rain, and even snow! No matter. After our invigorating days of coastal walks or rambles in nearby Dartmoor, we looked forward to this warm and cosy haven to warm ourselves by the fire, prepare a meal in a well equipped diner, and have a great night’s sleep in the very comfortable bed. There was no lack of excellent pubs in nearby villages and we found out the local pub in Cornworthy in reopening under new management in May, 2018. The easily accessed nearby towns of Totnes and Dartmouth provide excellent shopping and entertainment possibilities. The well maintained sunny and private garden would be very pleasant for meals in warmer months. If you want a reasonably priced cottage from which to explore this lovely part of Devon, look no further.


                                                Ron W.

                                                Nice cottage in a quite location, shame about the pub being closed, their web site for the pub is still showing open, means a bit of a trip to Watermans Arms or Malster Arms for a pint. The slugs were a concern in the Kitchen on the floor and climbing up the wall. Also under the dinning room table in the lounge / dinning area. In the mornings slug trails across carpet, not very nice to clean before you eat., The window frames could do with a clean inside and the bedroom duvet are old and need replacing, (thin) n.

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Thanks you for your comments about slugs. The issue has only recently come to light and will be sorted out as soon as possible. Duvets are regularly replaced every two years and we are just at the end of a two year period. Maintenance is carried out each winter and the window frames will be addressed then.

                                                Bumble Cottage

                                                Avril W.

                                                Bumble Cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Lovely Garden.

                                                We have stayed in may cottages and do not look for luxury, rather cosy and quirky.

                                                This seemed to be missing in this cottage and i am unsure why - maybe it would have benefited from a little updating and especially in the lounge. Many previous customers had described it as wonderful and cosy, but we did not get that feeling.. We were not uncomfortablei in anyway, and the earlier positive comments do apply. I think I can best describe it as a clean place to stay. However in other cottages we have stayed in I have left reluctantly having felt very much at home, but when we left on Saturday morning we just closed the door without a second glance

                                                Bit remote but fab village and very friendly locals. Lots of driving,local pub 40yds away 👍🏻

                                                Dave W.

                                                On arrival we weren't sure what we were going to find as the cottage looks tired on the outside but inside was lovely just what we expected. Very clean and comfortable. Settee maybe a bit worn. Steps up to the summer house was a bit scary but that's the character I suppose. Summer house needed de cobwebbing so that would have been nice not to have bothered with that. Had to use heater unfortunately due to English weather which warmed up very quickly. The bed at the front was fab, very comfortable. Stairs difficult with our dog but we got through it. Would we stay again albeit we live in a village, we have to say no and that is only because of how remote it is, we love village life and have had a fab time in a fab cottage. Thank you

                                                it was my third time staying at Bumble cottage its such a lovely cottage

                                                Jonathan B.

                                                it was my third time staying at Bumble cottage and still as lovely as ever beautiful village

                                                This time it was for our honeymoon

                                                Great little cottage!

                                                David A.

                                                A great little clean cottage, nicely located. Accurate description, good communication from the owners.


                                                Totnes, UK

                                                Coast/Beach: Nearest beach is Blackpool Sands, a lovely privately owned sandy beach with large car park, good cafe and a shop (dogs are not allowed in summer). Slapton Sands famous for its World War II involvement and its rescued tank. Dartmoor with its wealth of attractions and a number of National Trust properties are all within easy reach as well as steam trains, shire horses, bird sanctuary, and a butterfly farm. Travel: Exeter airport approximately 40 miles. Plymouth airport and harbour is approximately 30 miles. Distances: Totnes 4 miles. Dartmouth 4 miles. Kingsbridge 15 miles. Salcombe 20 miles. Dittisham 2 miles. Buckfastleigh 8 miles. Dartington Hall 5 miles. Slapton Sands 10 miles. Blackpool Sands 8 miles. Greenway NT 2 miles via ferry from Dittisham. Coleton Fishacre 7 miles. Staverton Steam Centre 8 miles. Further Details: Choice of farm shops at Torcross, Staverton and local garden centre. Supermarkets available in Totnes and Dartmouth. Excellent choice of pubs and restaurants within an 8 mile radius.

                                                Rates & Availability

                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                Booking Notes: Email or telephone the owner. Deposit of £60 required to secure booking. Cheques and bank transfer available, sorry no cards. Balance due six weeks before the holiday starts. Changeover Day: Saturday. Departure by 11am and arrival anytime after 4pm.

                                                25 Reviews
                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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