Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Delightfully located near to the vibrant town of Buckfastleigh in South Devon you will find this beautiful, cosy holiday cottage for two. With the stunning Dartmoor National Park only minutes away you are assured of quite stunning scenery when you explore the local area.
The cottage has been converted in to a romantic bolthole and offers privacy and a place to get away from it all.
Apple Loft Cottage, whilst attached to the owners B&B, has its own patio area and grounds. The cottage has a gorgeous lounge and dining area and has retained much of the character of times gone by. The kitchen offers the chef in your party everything they will need to cook up a storm.
The cottage has been furnished to a very good standard and has beamed ceilings. The bedroom upstairs is lovely and well furnished and there is also a downstairs shower room.
There is off-road parking for one car in front of the cottage.
Apple Loft Cottage is attached to the main house, Kilbury Manor which is run as a B&B and is rated as 4 star Gold by the AA. Whilst attached to the main house, the cottage is very separate from the rest of the property and we are very conscious of giving guests privacy.
The cottage is located down a single track lane, with the South Devon Steam Railway and the River Dart running at the rear of the grounds. The quaint town of Buckfastleigh with its shops and pubs is only a 15 minute walk away.
Directly in front of the cottage is a gravel and cobbled area for guests to park. To the side of the cottage is a walled and paved patio area with bistro table and two chairs - the perfect place to take breakfast or in the evening sip a glass of wine. The south facing gardens surrounding the cottage are for guests use - they are well tended with several sitting areas, mature trees and shrubs, a pond and rill which flows throughout the year. Sun loungers and blankets are provided for guests to relax in peaceful surroundings. To the back of the house, fields where local Devon White Face sheep graze, lead down to the River Dart with access to a private island.
Apple Loft Cottage is a converted former apple store and piggery built from local granite. The front door leads directly to the charming lounge/dining area. This room has a light oak floor, painted beams in the high sloping ceiling with three windows that overlook the private patio area and gardens beyond. The room is light and airy and full of character. There is a comfy leather two seater sofa to curl up on, an antique Captains chair if a more upright chair is needed, a television with freeview channels on a Shaker style cabinet and a log-burner effect electric fire. A vase of fresh flowers is always provided and are from our garden whenever possible . Pretty soft furnishings, lamps and art work by local artists adds to the ambience of this lovely room. In the dining area, there is a round pedestal table and two Windsor chairs - shabby chic in style. With views directly to the garden this is a lovely place to dine and relax over a glass of wine.
From the lounge the archway leads to the shaker style kitchen. "L" shaped with thick stone walls, it is well equipped with everything required to prepare a delicious meal. The china, crockery and saucepans are all of a high quality. There is an electric oven , ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave and of course an electric kettle and toaster. A door from the kitchen leads to the shower room, which is fully tiled with a quadrant shower cubicle and a good powered shower. A hand basin mounted on a cabinet with marble top,, toilet and heated towel rail complete the bathroom. We provide white fluffy towels for your use. The cottage is fully centrally heated throughout.
First Floor Description
From the lounge a door leads directly up to the cosy, romantic bedroom which has a beamed vaulted ceiling and windows overlooking the property to front and back gardens. The 5ft king bed has an antique style metal frame with a good quality sprung mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding. The bed is usually made up with feather and down duvet and pillows but non-allergenic is available on request. Summer weight duvet options are also available. We also provide lovely cotton waffle bathrobes and slippers for your comfort. There is an antique painted pine dressing table, a French Armoire wardrobe and two bedside cabinets.
Window Views Description
From the lounge window, the view is of the main garden and the orchard beyond. From the bedroom, the view is of the garden and the surrounding countryside - agricultural fields often with grazing cattle and woodland to the right.
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Otter & Butterfly Sanctuary
Enjoy these wonderful creatures & even be a keeper for a dayVisit Website
South Devon Railway
Step back in time on this steam railway travelling through the beautiful Devon countrysideVisit Website
Dartmoor National Park
The national park covers 954 sq km. Stuuning scenery, remote villages, wild life and granite torrs. Peace & tranquillity.Visit Website
The Dartington Estate
An ancient estate in beautiful grounds with gardens, arts & culture, theatre and shops to exploreVisit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Church House Inn, Rattery
Excellent country pub serving great food & local alesVisit Website
The Cott Inn, Dartington
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Riverford Field Kitchen
Organic food at its bestVisit Website
Bens Farm Shop
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Local store in Buckfastleigh good for everyday itemsVisit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Wrangaton Golf Course
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Guided walks on Dartmoor
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Get active on Dartmoor
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Dartmoor Angling Association
Salmon,Sea Trout & Brown Trout fishing on 9 miles on the River DartVisit Website
The National Trust
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