April Cottage

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Chocolate-box pretty, this darling 17th century thatched cottage in Devon with a French twist is simply beautiful and perfect for couples or families alike. A 'Just for Two' rate applies out of season, contact us for details.

At a Glance

From £589 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Dating from the early 17th century, April Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed home which has been lovingly converted by its owners into a blissful retreat for four. Whitewashed walls, ancient wooden beams, cosy rooms and a fabulous stone fireplace all add to the vintage charm whilst the exquisite, carefully-selected French inspired antiques and artwork are just perfect. Peaceful, welcoming and luxurious, it's a beautiful homestay you'll just love returning to at the end of the day. Located in the pretty village of Drewsteignton in Dartmoor National Park, close to a fabulous traditional pub and one of Devon's best restaurants. It's also ideally located to discover all that Dartmoor has to offer with walks aplenty and pretty market towns and villages to explore.
Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies if there are only two guests staying at April Cottage. The discount off the advertised rate is 20%. This only applies out of peak booking weeks and school holidays only. Call us in the office on 01872 553491 if you have any questions or would like to book. When April Cottage is booked for two guests this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay.

Living

Cosy, warm and welcoming, the sitting room is just perfect with a huge stone fireplace complete with large stove for cooler days - make sure to look out for the original bread oven! The large, plush cream sofa and accompanying chair welcome you to relax and unwind, whilst the picturesque window seat is made for gazing out of or catching up with a good book. We just love the rare plank and muntin dark wooden screen, tastefully chosen antiques and wooden furniture that effortlessly complete the room.

Eating

The country kitchen is great for rustling up meals - make sure to make the most of the amazing local produce! Sage green cupboards contain everything you need to create culinary masterpieces- from baking a cake to a casserole - whilst coffee aficionados will love the Nespresso coffee machine. In addition, there's a lovely Belfast sink, large double oven with ceramic hob and all the other facilities you'd expect as well as a cute table, chairs and bench made for breakfasting and casual dining.

The cosy dining room is behind the plank and muntin screen and has a lovely round dining table which comfortably seats four - an ideal spot for decadent dinners.

Sleeping

There are two gorgeous, beautifully French-inspired bedrooms. The master bedroom has a comfy king size bed, vaulted beamed ceiling, wooden floor and antique French artwork and furniture including a chest of drawers dating from 1810 with its original marble top. The second bedroom has a zip-and-link bed which means it can be made into either a king bed or twin beds and lovely beamed, vaulted ceilings. Both bedrooms have gorgeous Kate Foreman fabrics and luxurious bedding.

Bathing

There's both a shower room and a bathroom - the shower is a walk-in shower whilst the pretty French-inspired bathroom has a sumptuous free-standing roll top bath for blissfully long soaks. Additionally, there are heated rails in both rooms to ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.

Outside space

To the back of the property through the stable doors is a small but perfectly formed courtyard garden with bistro table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining. Handily, there's also a large shed with two bicycles for your use, and it's an ideal spot to hang wet coats, muddy boots or to put dirty dogs in after a long walk.

Parking

There's on street parking available in the nearby square or you can park in the car park nearby and walk back to the cottage through the pretty churchyard.

Babies and children

Babies and children are very welcome at April Cottage. Please bring your own equipment.

Dogs

One dog is very welcome at April Cottage. We charge £30 per week or short break. There are some lovely walks near the cottage.

WiFi

April Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Drewsteignton is a lovely unspoilt village in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, so ideal for those who love to walk and cycle. It's also perfect for horse riding. With a village shop, fabulous traditional pub and great places to eat such as the Old Inn (make sure to book), it's good to know you don't have to get in a car if you don't want to. In addition, Fingle Bridge, Castle Drogo, the Teign valley, Bovey Castle, Fernworthy Reservoir and Kestor Rock are also well worth a visit. Make time to explore the lovely villages and market towns such as Chagford with their excellent choice of shops including the owners of April Cottage's own antique shop, restaurants, tearooms and pubs to choose from. For golfers, there are three good courses nearby too.

Reviews

'Beautifully finished and well appointed. A home from home.' - April 2019

'Thank you for such a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage - it has made our April! Everything about it is so perfect and it is decorated so tastefully. We have loved exploring Dartmoor and there are plenty of fun things to do with toddlers! We wish we could have stayed for longer and we will definitely be back. Thank you for our lovely welcome hamper and for our amazing weekend!' - April 2019

'We have had an amazing 2 weeks at April Cottage and explored Dartmoor for the first time. We discovered the Ring Of Bells in North Bovey for Sunday lunch - absolutely wonderful. We also did day trips to Salcombe and Torquay. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. We will be back!' - March 2019

'We have had a lovely weekend in your pretty cottage. We are positive that it will be a hit with all future guests and they will love it just as much as we did.' - February 2019

'We've had a truly magical stay in the cottage these last few days. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped. We've loved the walks during the day and staying in of an evening. The pub in the village is great and really welcoming. Our favourite was the walk from Castle Drago to Fingle Bridge and really is a must for future visitors. Thank you so much.' - January 2019

'We have had such a magical Christmas at April Cottage. The Cottage is beautiful and having it decorated with the tree and decorations made it really special when we stepped in for the first time. We had a wonderful stay, with lovely walks and a great pub in the village. The special touches were just fantastic!' - December 2018

'What a wonderful experience to be for first guests at April Cottage. Your property is absolutely beautiful both inside and out and made for a fantastic base from which to explore Dartmoor. The Old Inn next door is a must and The Ring of Bells at North Bovey. Thank you for our long weekend stay, we'll definitely be back' - October 2018

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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