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Large Master Bedroom - Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceiling, antique furniture
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58 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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anthonyea...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A home from home”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We found The Old Stables to be an extremely cosy and beautiful little cottage. There were some lovely little touches, such as a fresh load and local cheese, on arrival.

Quite simply, an idyllic little stay in a quaint little village. Just what we needed and wanted.

Highly recommended.

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BKingLond...
London
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34 reviews
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“Felt relaxed as soon as we walked in the door”
Reviewed 11 December 2015 for a stay in June 2015

You access the Old Stable by going through a wooden gate between some houses on the street, which leads through to a cobbled path, lined with a small number of other properties, leading to the Old Stable at the end. This feels quite a unique community - the other residents obviously take good care of their properties and the path is lined with pots, plants, sculptures and small garden tables and chairs - really quite idyllic. You enter the Old Stable through a small conservatory and then into an open plan living area. I immediately new I was going to feel relaxed here and happy spending time in the property. It is finished to a high standard and the welcome loaf of bread, butter, and jam, though a small touch, really make a difference.
The kitchen is pretty well equipped, there's a massive TV with DVDs too. There is also a courtyard garden.
I would definitely recommend this and would like to go back.
The only possible concern would be for a family with small children - the children's room is on the ground floor off the living room, so you may feel concerned about your children being there while you are upstairs. Also there is a bath, which takes a while to fill, but no fixed shower - so that's not quick in the morning.

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Liked best: Relaxing environment and idyllic location
Liked least: Lack of shower
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Will J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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