Converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm into 1 bedroom cottage in lovely gardens
Rob and Jan Wagstaff
About Rob and Jan Wagstaff
Rob and Jan retired from their professional lives to pursue their passion for gardening. They have created a magical garden which they and their guests thoroughly enjoy. Rob and Jan were keen walkers, and Rob also used to dive: where better to live than a traditional old farmhouse in south Devon, near to both the sea and the open spaces of Dartmoor. The mild climate is also a bonus.
Rob and Jan Wagstaff purchased this Cottage in 1980
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Although the cottage is non-smoking throughout, guests who do smoke may do so on the outdoor terrace provided no litter is left.
You are welcome to wander in our gardens and woodland at your own risk; it is steep in places and paths, steps and rocks may be slippery.
We do not ask for a damage deposit as we believe most guests are careful. But guests are liable for damage other than reasonable wear and tear.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A beautiful and very well kept house with a beautiful garden that you could wonder around.
The hosts were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.The cottage is absolutely beautiful and equipt will every thing you needed..Its proberly the first place first place we have stayed where we have not needed any thing for the kitchen.It is well recommended with the stunning garden and cottage and the peace and quite.It is also not far away from any where.We will be back again.
Blissful ! Peaceful and tranquil property set in beautiful gardens and surroundings.
We were greeted by Jan and Rob on our arrival at The Granary and immediately were made to feel welcome and told no area was out of bounds, their garden was our garden feel free to wander. The Granary inside was well equipped and beautifully maintained inside with the bedroom on the ground floor and living space on the 1st floor overlooking beautiful lawns with well stocked borders. Each morning and evening on our return we enjoyed sitting on the patio area watching and listening to the birds and occasionally we could hear the rare sound of a vehicle ! On the warm Summer mornings you could be forgiven for thinking you were in France as you sit having breakfast outside watching the Swifts swoop in to the outbuildings through the window with insects as food for their young.
Jan and Rob would leave us to our enjoy our stay but would pop by to check and see if were okay and ask if there was anything we needed. They proudly gave us a tour of their most beautiful gardens and grounds which are to die for. They acknowledged our love for the gardens and recommended a visit to 'The Garden House' and ' The Wildside' in Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton in Devon, the latter being open only on select days of the year, thankfully and luckily during the week of our holiday!
Our stay at The Granary was delightful and what Jan and Rob have achieved here is amazing and beautiful, it was an absolute pleasure that we were allowed to share their property and grounds if only for the week. We hope to visit again. Thank you.
We wanted a quiet relaxing week and the Granary really delivered. A ‘home from home’ in perfect surroundings. All the comforts of home. Exceptionally clean and the owners were lovely. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. xxxx
Tranquility in a garden setting with birds and wildlife
Jan and Rob were welcoming and helpful hosts. The Granary had everything we needed in a beautiful garden and lovely countryside.
We enjoyed watching the squirrels raiding the bird feeders, the pheasants in the garden along with wood pigeons, robins, blackbirds, sparrows and other birds I can’t name. The garden even had an Australian gumtree as well as a tropical and South Africa gardens. We loved our week here.
Lovely place to stay, very remote and quiet. Would definitely stay again and the gardens were very peaceful
We are glad that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. They commented on the peacefulness of the setting, we are pleased to be able to offer our guests the cottage in a pretty little hamlet of 14 houses all set in a beautiful tranquil valley. Yet in less than 15 minutes driving time you can be in one of our 3 local market towns with all the facilities you need; shops, supermarkets, banks and a wide choice of good eating places and of course an open market one day a week, Equally the same length drive takes you to the coastline with beaches, fishing villages and cliff walks. We love the location and are so pleased to be able to share it with others.
A wonderful little holiday!
The grounds are absolutely stunning, you can see the care and thought Jan and Rob both put into the garden. Our welcome was lovely, we had a thorough tour of the house. Jan and Rob also went out of their way to accompany my husbands fishing requests, they found out local information in advance to our stay and then transferred it over to us.
Overall a very pleasant stay at the granary, my only suggestion would be to install a proper cooker as the microwave cookers are a nightmare and dry food out.
Would definitely recommend and look forward to coming back!
I am sorry that Mollyann did not like the cooking arrangements but for the sake of other guests I would like to point out that after our biennial refurbish of the kitchen there is now a 4 ring gas hob , a built in Hotpoint electric fan oven, a grill and a work top microwave
Sited in the middle of the South Hams peninsular of South Devon, The Granary has beaches to the east, south and west, all within half an hour at most by car. Some are sandy, some shingle, and some have highly-recommended cafes.
The South Hams has good travel links: the airport at Exeter is 50 minutes drive. The M5 and A38 dual carriageway link the area to the rest of the UK motorway network, and there is a main line train station 5 miles away at Totnes. Travelers from mainland Europe can take a cross-channel ferry to Plymouth, 20 miles from the cottage. A car is essential for travel once you arrive in the area.
Exeter and Plymouth are each about 20 miles away. The historic towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are each 5 - 8 miles away. The southern edge of Dartmoor, just over 10 miles away, provides excellent walking, as well as many features of archaeological interest.
There are horse riding, fishing, boating and water sports available in the area, as well as many beautiful walks on the South Coast Path. The world famous nature reserve at Slapton is 7 miles away
The area has many gardens open to the public, castles and historic houses to explore, and medieval towns and old ports to visit, and beautiful coast and countryside just to relax in.
Devon is famous for its food. We are surrounded by suppliers of locally grown fruit and vegetables, by butchers selling Red and South Devon beef and Dartmoor lamb, fishmongers selling the morning catch from the fishing port of Brixham, bakers of real bread, and cheese makers. We have good food markets and excellent places to eat. You can try a pub half a mile away known for its steaks, to restaurants in Dartmouth specialising in fish, to a 2-Michelin star restaurant on Dartmoor, and many more besides.