2.4 miles NW of Chagford

April Cottage

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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 lovely fireplace complete with an electric, fire-effect wood burner for cooler days. 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.


WiFi

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


Dogs

One dog is very welcome at April Cottage. We charge £35 per week or short break. There are some lovely walks near the cottage.


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, restaurants, tearooms and pubs to choose from. For golfers, there are three good courses nearby too.


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 £526 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Courtyard Garden

Family friendly

Fire effect wood burner

Rolling countryside

Thatched

Thatched cottage

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

3 Hours From London

Boutique country chic

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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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about April Cottage:

All as above

Warm and cosy in Winter

Just a perfect Devon cottage.

Stunning little gem of a cottage in a sweet village - we’d definitely stay here again!

Beautifully decorated. Champagne and cake on arrival - lovely. Great location for exploring. The village pub is about as traditional as we have encountered. Very warm welcome from the landlady and locals. Interesting church in the village too. We would recommend!

Comfortable historic cottage, beautifully appointed with lots of pretty design features. Characterful village with a bustling local pub and shop for essentials.

A super little place. Chocolate box pretty & as we had hoped. Thank you

Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished, in a brilliant location. We were very sad to leave.

A wonderful stay in this charming character cottage. Located in a quaint village in the moors. Great fully functioning kitchen with extras like a Nespresso machine. Lots of things to see and do nearby too. A perfect UK break!

Excellent cottage in a great location for exploring Devon and Dartmoor.

We loved our stay in April cottage. High quality furnishings, lots of space and very comfortable. Nice small outside space for breakfast when the sun shines.

A lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay.

Very clean and ideal location

Simply brilliant cottage in a charming part of the world. Loved the welcome touches (champagne, cake, bread, milk etc.) and everything was furnished so beautifully. Big thanks to Bryan for being on hand for any questions and helpful with recommendations. We’d certainly recommend!

Lovely old cottage, very well equipped and cosy. Great location for walking, We would definitely return for another holiday.

A fabulous stay in a beautiful 17th century cottage in the lovely village of Drewsteignton. Amazing walks with an equally amazing Restaurant the Old Inn (book in advance) So much to see and do in the area. It is a definite return for us and the poor dog Hugo who walked for miles!!

A lovely cottage in a small village on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. A great place to base yourself from to see as much of Devon as you want to with most places being reached in under an hour. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here & the cottage was home from home and was lovely to come back to each night after a long day visiting this beautiful county.

Absolutely beautiful and well-provisioned - as well as being extremely comfortable!

' Our magical Christmas hideaway- April Cottage was just perfect and we loved every minute of our stay. When we opened up the front door we were just mesmerized by the quaintness of the place and fell in love with our new home for the festive season. The cottage is truly wonderful with everything you could ever need- and more. Snuggling up on the sofa in the evenings, waking up under the beamed ceiling in the bedroom and preparing too much food in the fabulous kitchen has been a dream! We will never forget our magical time at April Cottage- such wonderful memories to treasure forever' - December 2021

'Lovely old cottage, very well equipped and cosy. Great location for walking, We would definitely return for another holiday' - September 2020

'A fabulous stay in a beautiful 17th century cottage in the lovely village of Drewsteignton. Amazing walks with an equally amazing Restaurant the Old Inn (book in advance) So much to see and do in the area. It is a definite return for us and the poor dog Hugo who walked for miles!!' - September 2020

'A lovely cottage in a small village on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. A great place to base yourself from to see as much of Devon as you want to with most places being reached in under an hour. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here & the cottage was home from home and was lovely to come back to each night after a long day visiting this beautiful county' - September 2020

'It is a lovely cottage with a comfortable interior and has lots of great dog friendly walks in the area...Fingle Bridge was our favourite!!' - September 2020

'Absolutely beautiful and well-provisioned - as well as being extremely comfortable!' - September 2020

'Glorious thatched cottage retreat in a tiny perfect Dartmoor village. Walking, wild swimming, amazing gastropubs - what's not to like?' - August 2020

'Space and time were magical at April Cottage! Thank you' - August 2020

'A quaint and quirky cottage with antiques yet modern with a good shower and comfortable beds. Ideally placed for exploring Dartmoor but also to get to the coast.' - February 2020

'Wow! What an incredible stay we've had in this lovely village. The most wonderful, cosy winter away! We will most definitely be back. What a special gem!' - December 2019

'What a stunning, beautiful cottage! Everything we needed (and more) for the most wonderful and relaxing break. Wonderful walks, would very much like to re-visit.' - November 2019