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Beautiful Character Cottage in lovely Village setting. 5 * rated

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful village location in rural setting. Comfortable, cosy & relaxing...

Acorn cottage is a delightful one bedroom cottage finished to a high standard with all modern facilities,while remaining inviting and full of character. It features a log burner, to ensure you remain snug, cosy and comfortable on cold winter evenings.

Once it warms up a little enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the attractive patio. Much needed after a day exploring the beautiful Devon countryside.

Set in the picture postcard village of Stokeinteignhead with the benefit of a well stocked village shop and the highly rated pub 'The Church House Inn' just a stroll away.

If it's good food you like, there are many fabulous pubs & restaurants in the area, with excellent reviews.

We are just a short distance from Shaldon, the River Teign estuary and coastal paths offering with some fabulous scenery of the rolling Devon countryside.

Within a short drive there are many places of interest including beaches, the Torbay Riviera, golf courses & the stunning Dartmoor National Park.

With so many places to visit you really are spoilt for choice, making this charming cottage a perfect escape for a romantic getaway or couples who wish to explore this lovely area.

So make yourself comfortable, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with our compliments!

More Details

Madeline Riggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Madeline Riggs

We're both born in Devon and have lived in the area all our lives. We built the house we now live in which is situated just above the cottage. We decided to convert the old barn into separate self contained accommodation. Making an ideal location for a couple seeking the peace and tranquillity in this beautiful part of Devon. We live here permanently and run our own small farm. We have a good local knowledge of the area. So if required, we are happy to give advice on restaurants, beaches and various other activities. "Most of them have been tried & tested by ourselves" Please don't hesitate to ask!

Madeline Riggs purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Madeline Riggs chose Newton Abbot

We love living here because we're surrounded by countryside with stunning views We are within easy reach of beautiful beaches, a great range of facilities with a selection of good restaurants within a short distance.

There really is something for everyone!

What makes this cottage unique

The advantage of a peaceful village location, with the benefit & convenience of a village shop and good pub/restaurant just a short stroll away.

Within a short drive you have beaches, horse riding, golf, numerous leisure activities, seaside towns, the historical city of Exeter and of course the beautiful Devon countryside to explore.


Newton Abbot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A large bedroom with on-suite shower room. Quality oak furniture with ample storage including a double wardrobe and 6 drawer dressing table. Quality bedding ensure a good nights sleep. Cot space/ travel cot available for children up to 8 months.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is non smoking. The rental price is fully inclusive of heating, logs, electricity, bed linen & towels, but please bring your own beach towels. The sole use of the patio sitting area. We have a Barbecue available for your use, please just ask. There is a sunny patio & a decking area with seating for 2. Garden with small herb garden and BBQ area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. Sorry we don't provide beach towels. Premises cleaned weekly. Use of washing machine, iron & ironing board by request. Other: .


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Beautiful Character Cottage in lovely Village setting. 5 * rated
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

A fabulous cottage in a beautiful location *****

  • 5 of 5

Acorn Cottage is a wonderful cottage in an ideal location, set in a lovely picturesque village with a very convenient village shop and local pub. The cottage had everything we could possibly need and was very comfortable. It had the added benefit of a beautiful well-tended peaceful garden to enjoy a morning coffee and afternoon drink. Everything provided in the cottage was to a very high standard and there was not a thing missing to ensure our stay was very enjoyable and so very relaxing. Acorn Cottage is ideally situated for exploring all the wonderful places to visit in South Devon. Our sincere thanks to Maddy and Godfrey for making us feel so welcome and letting out such a fabulous little gem of a cottage to escape from the hustle and bustle. Jackie & Mike, London

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie & Mike, Thank you for your very kind & positive review. It's a real pleasure to hear that guests have really enjoyed the cottage, village and surrounding area. We look forward to maybe welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, Maddy & Godfrey.
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Perfect break

  • 5 of 5

Cosy and comfortable accommodation ideal for a winter break and in a lovely location

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Acorn cottage.
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Toller Aufenthalt!

  • 5 of 5

Hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit! Unterkunft ist sehr hochwertig und mit Liebe im Detail eingerichtet. Wir haben uns im Cottage sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. In der Umgebung kann man viel entdecken. Gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable and character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay at this lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage was beautiful, and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a lovely quiet village. It was very clean and everything that was needed to make our stay great.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your kind and positive comments, regarding the cottage and your stay in the village. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again in the future.! Kind regards, Maddy & Godfrey
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Wonderful cottage and village

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable four day stay in a wonderful cottage and village. Terrific location and friendly hosts. Excellent base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Very good food and beer at the local pub.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Coombe Cellars
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Church House Inn Pub/Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Coombe Cellars/Wild Goose
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Acorn Cottage is set off the road in the Centre of the picturesque village of Stokeinteignhead , A short stroll will take you to the village shop & Church House Inn pub/restaurant.. rated for great food !

In a rural countryside location but close proximity to the Coast.

Within a 6 mile radius you can access beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand.

The nearest being just over a mile is Maidencombe with the16th Century Thatched Tavern.. ideal for a spot of lunch. A little further is Oddicombe with it's historic tram & Babbacombe with the downs a perfect area to sit and enjoy a view of the coastline.

Also close to Shaldon fishing village with it's sandy beach and the Ness Beach (via smugglers cove) Shaldon has some great places to eat including the Clipper, popular with locals & tourists alike.

There's a local ferry that's takes you across to Teignmouth with it's long stretch of sandy beach, shops & restaurants including the Crab Shack for seafood lovers.

For those who enjoy walking we have an abundance of marked coastal paths & tracks with stunning coastal scenery with many camera opportunities on route!

Just a short drive is the Dartmoor National park with it's famous Tor's, wildlife & spectacular views.

A little further is the lovely town of Dartmouth, which can be reached by car ferry from Kingswear. Or if you're in no hurry you can drive there, passing some lovely Devon villages on route.. There is so much to see and do, you really are spoilt for choice!

Car recommended..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $69.82

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100.00 is required to secure your booking. The balance or the rental is payable 6 weeks before arrival together with a refundable damage deposit of £50. Payment by cheque or online banking in GBP please - unfortunately we do not take credit cards

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday in high season (July to September)
Out of season we can be flexible to suit your requirements.

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.