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Apple Loft Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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Apple Loft Cottage is a charming converted stone barn sleeping two. Furnished with flair, the cottage offers quality accommodation for those looking to explore Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams area of Devon. It is set in four acres of grounds with the River Dart and South Devon Railway running behind the property. The cottage is located to the south of Dartmoor just one mile from the centre of the historic woollen town of Buckfastleigh with its quaint high street of shops, pubs and eateries. Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Railway and Otter Sanctuary are all close by. Whilst set in a quiet rural position the cottage is just minutes from the A38 which provides easy access to Dartmoor and the South Hams area of Devon. The towns of Ashburton and Totnes are less than six miles aw...Apple Loft Cottage is a charming converted stone barn sleeping two. Furnished with flair, the cottage offers quality accommodation for those looking to explore Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams area of Devon. It is set in four acres of grounds with the River Dart and South Devon Railway running behind the property. The cottage is located to the south of Dartmoor just one mile from the centre of the historic woollen town of Buckfastleigh with its quaint high street of shops, pubs and eateries. Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Railway and Otter Sanctuary are all close by. Whilst set in a quiet rural position the cottage is just minutes from the A38 which provides easy access to Dartmoor and the South Hams area of Devon. The towns of Ashburton and Totnes are less than six miles away and the coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe an easy 40 minute drive . The cottage consists of a lounge/dining area with a high vaulted beamed ceiling, an oak floor and a mix of antique and contemporary furniture and tasteful soft furnishings. The Shaker style kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dish-washer and microwave, together with all the equipment needed to rustle up a meal. Downstairs, the contemporary shower-room, has a powerful shower and free-standing wash basin. (Please note that the kitchen and shower room both have a lower than average ceiling height). Upstairs, the king-size bed nestles under the beamed ceiling and is complemented by antique pine wardrobe and dressing table with drawers. Crisp cotton bed-linen and bathrobes add a touch of luxury here. There is gas fired central heating throughout. Outside, there is a small walled courtyard with views to the pond and is set within the 4 acre gardens and grounds of this former farmhouse. Whilst the cottage is attached to the owners AA '4Star Gold' rated Bed and Breakfast establishment, it is still very separate from the main house and the owners are very respectful of guests' privacy. Locally there are plenty of characterful pubs and restaurants serving great food - much of it locally sourced. Our favourites include The Church House Inn at Rattery, Riverford Field Kitchen just outside Buckfastleigh and The Cott Inn at Dartington. For fine dining we can thoroughly recommend The Seahorse in Dartmouth and The Elephant in Torquay. Buckfastleigh town, which is just a15 minute walk away, has a quaint high street with a few essential shops including a Coop and a organic food shop; cafes and drinking pubs, a very good fish and chip shop and a Chinese takeaway. For those who like to browse antique and gift shops, Ashburton is the place to visit. Just 10 minutes away by car, it has a lovely selection of shops and tearooms to visit. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Children over the age of eight are allowed to stay in the property but there is insufficient space for a fold up bed . Maximum two guests only allowed to stay.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Julia B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just spent a week staying at the Apple Loft Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring the likes of Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to name a few. Julia and Martin are exception hosts and nothing is too much trouble;...More

Date of stay: September 2021
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are most welcome! Thank you Chris and Susan for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay in the cottage and were able to explore the local area. Thank you for the...More

Reviewed August 5, 2021

So much to do nearby the cottage which is in such beautiful grounds, you could spend a whole day in the gardens in the sun! We would recommend having your own vehicle staying here but other than that, I cannot fault the property in any...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - it really is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that there was actually some sun to enjoy the gardens!

Reviewed July 5, 2021

Our stay at the Apple Loft Cottage in Buckfastleigh was worth the wait! We were due to stay in June 2020 but Covid 19 put pay to that. The cottage is very well equipped and was very comfortable and is ideal for a couple of...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you Jon for taking the time to review your recent stay, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay especially as you had to cancel your booking last year due to Covid. Shame about the weather, but I actually...More

Reviewed June 30, 2021

We stayed at Apple Loft Cottage in May 2021. The weather wasn't good but that didn't prevent us finding lots to do both down on the coast and up on Dartmoor. A lot of care has gone into the furnishing and equipping of the cottage...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you for your detailed review of the cottage and it's facilities. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay albeit that the weather wasn't brilliant. We really do appreciate you taking the time to review us and for your kind comments.

Reviewed October 25, 2020

The location on the outskirts of Buckfastleigh was ideal for us to spend most of our time on Dartmoor but also to visit Dartmouth etc. The cottage provided very comfortable accommodation for the two of us, was exactly as described and had been thoughtfully furnished...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Firstly, please accept my apologies for not replying to your review, I have only just seen that I had not responded to you. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments. We are delighted to hear that...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2020

Date of stay: September 2020
JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2020

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Reviewed August 19, 2020

The cottage is beautiful and very nicely decorated with an outside patio overlooking lovely gardens, perfect for your morning coffee or evening drink after a day exploring all Devon has to offer. Julia and Martin (the owners) were so welcoming and friendly during our stay...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2020

Firstly, I must apologise for not responding sooner - I did not receive notification of your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. We really do appreciate you taking the time to review us and also thank you for such...More

Reviewed September 2, 2019

Apple Loft is tastefully decorated, well equipped and an excellent use of space - set in beautiful grounds with a private patio. Luxurious bed linen, towels etc. Easy access to Dartmoor and the south Devon coast. Altogether a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.

Date of stay: August 2019
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay, thank you for the lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Apple Loft Cottage and hope that you will stay again if holidaying in the area.

Reviewed August 1, 2019

This is a beautiful cottage with a small private patio attached to the owners’ main property which is surrounded by lovely gardens also available to cottage guests. Although the cottage is small, the space is used really well to include excellent facilities, including dishwasher in...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage - it is much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. We hope that you will make a return visit in the future.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

A very quiet location deep in the Devon countryside but ideally located not far from the A38 thus giving access to the coast and many local attractions. Great to watch the steam trains from the garden. Attached to the main house but very private and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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JuliaBlundell, VR Owner at Apple Loft Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the cottage. Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is much appreciated. We hope you will make a return visit when next visiting the area.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Buckfastleigh is situated mid way between Exeter and Plymouth on the south side of the Dartmoor National Park. It sits just of the A38 at one of the main entrance routes to the South Hams area of South Devon. It is ideally located to allow access to both the Dartmoor National Park and the stunning coastline of South Devon, close to the vibrant Elizabethan town of Totnes and in east distance of Dartmouth. Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can b...
Getting around
The best way to see the area is by car. There is restricted public transport in to Dartmoor. You can travel in to Totnes by steam railway or to Dartmouth by boat. A regular bus runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes where you can connect with other buses to travel further afield.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Loft Cottage

Apple Loft Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Apple Loft Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Apple Loft Cottage has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Apple Loft Cottage must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.