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“Characterful cottage in the heart of South Devon”
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Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
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57 reviews
Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
Spacious Lounge -  Cosy & peaceful, wood burner, complete entertainment package
The Orangery - Tranquil open space with fruit trees and flowers
Character Kitchen - modern appliances, country-style units, terracotta floor tiles
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Will J
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Characterful cottage in the heart of South Devon”
Reviewed 24 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The Old Stables was a superb choice for our winter break. Full of character and charm, with a cosy and warm feel. Super comfy and perfect for snuggling up by the wood burner it also has a piano & guitars for those who fancy a little play. The little orangery hallways was lovely with lots of plants and a sky light. The sofas were large, the TV state of the art, and the wooden beams added to the romance of the cottage.
The owner ever left us a breakfast hamper of fresh bread, local butter & cheese as well as jam, which we thought was a lovely touch.
The cottage is a few strides from the high street, where you can pick up what ever you need for your stay.
Only 30 minutes from the coast, The Old Stables is really well situated for exploring South Devon. In just four days we visited Totnes for vegan brunches & charity shops, Brixham for the local fish n chips as well as fresh (in season) mussels which we took home and cooked in the fully equipped kitchen. We also visited the Abbey and Dartington, it really was a great base.
We loved the bathroom too for the spacious whirlpool bath. After four days of rain it was very welcome!

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Liked best: The interiors were fantastic, as was the location.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Liked best: The feeling that you were staying in part of history
Liked least: No car parking outside property, so had to find a space on street, not a major issue though.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ruth s
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding, every possible comfort provided”
Reviewed 10 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Lovely cottage, warm, quiet, cozy and equipped with every comfort possible. Loved the Jacuzzi bath, orangery and log burner. Didn't want to go home and would come back like a shot!

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Liked best: Jacuzzi bath
Liked least: Took a few minutes to find when we got here as located via a gate
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Freiberg, Germany
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BostonLuc...
Boston
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Love Nest”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We spent a week at The Old Stables last year and decided to return, we were not to be disappointed! If anything, the already high spec of this property has been improved. The towel sculptures were truly amazing and the welcome basket and milk a much appreciated gesture. We thoroughly enjoyed our Al Fresco breakfasts in the private courtyard and sharing the huge spa bath (with mood lighting). During a conversation with one of the locals we were informed that our cottage is known locally as "the love nest" and this makes a great nickname for this wonderful little hideaway. Only negative we can mention is the lack of parking and we would suggest this may not be the place for you if you are at all precious about your car.

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Liked best: The seclusion
Liked least: Lack of parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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