Beaston Cottage

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Thomas Hardy meets design classics in the shape of this former manor house hidden away deep in beautiful countryside. Welcoming and stylish, this is a home stay that exudes charm.*A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year*

At a Glance

From £970 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Family friendly For Larger Parties Ideal Honeymoon spot Perfect for Kingston Estate wedding guests Rolling countryside Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Bathtub for two Open Fires Parking Country Houses Super King Bed
Originally built in the early 18th century, Beaston Cottage is a very special Grade II* listed retreat nestled deep in rolling countryside within a small hamlet setting. Splendidly rural, access to this retreat is by a country track and was once owned by renowned portrait artist Giles Hussey (whose works grace the walls of the Tate and National Portrait gallery).There's definitely more than a nod to Beastons' artistic past with fabulous original artwork throughout. Lovingly restored by its owners, who live next door, the love of vintage can be seen throughout from the lighting to the rare propaganda prints found in the dining area.
Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. The 'Just for Two' couples rate is 40% discount, for four guests and under the discount is 20%. Call the office on 01872 553491 to book.


The simple yet homely living space has the original fireplace at its heart, where now a wood burner hunkers down for cosy nights in. Lined with oak wooden floors, bedecked with the original shutters and with deep, comfortable sofas in grey that offer ample lounging opportunity in style, this is a room for relaxing in whilst the classic Arco floor lamp sheds illumination for book reading. Watercolours of nearby Dartmoor offers plenty of inspiration when planning a walk into the wilds. There's a SMART TV with Netflix, Apple TV and a DVD player should you want to catch up on that series or rest up with a good film, a digital radio plus a range of novels, children's books and Monopoly are provided as well.


The open kitchen and dining room area, lined with oak wooden floors, has a fabulous kitchen - perfect for the inner domestic god or goddess within. With a huge seven burner Rangemaster cooker, sage green cabinets, wooden work surfaces, Belfast sink, breakfast bar and white metro tiles, you'll be doing it in style too. Complete with all the equipment you'd expect including a Dualit kettle and toaster, it also comes with some you wouldn't, such as a Siemens bean to cup coffee machine. The dining area is located at the other end of the room, next to the huge original fireplace. The dining table, a classic Habitat original, is ideal for dinner gatherings whilst the original U.S.S.R propaganda posters are sure to be a conversation starter! There's a Bose sound system too to add extra atmosphere.


There are three gorgeous bedrooms at Beaston. The master double bedroom, complete with sumptuous super king-size cast iron bed, boasts tea chest tables (originals found in the loft by the owners), vintage cocktail chair and original Anglepoise lamps and also has an en suite wet room with rainfall shower. The further double bedroom is very spacious with a romantic super king-size white cast iron bed, television and ornamental fire place and the third bedroom is a twin, perfect for little ones in comfy beds with fabulous artwork and ornamental fireplace. There are beautiful views from each bedroom, and indeed the bathrooms too!


Beaston Cottage has two bathrooms - the en suite to the master bedroom which is a wet room with rainfall shower. The further bathroom is fabulously spacious with a roll top bath for two, separate shower and two sinks.


There's a lovely courtyard out back with table and chairs for a spot of al fresco dining and also includes a barbeque. The garden area with large lawn is perfect for children to play or for sprawling out on a hot summer's day. There is also a large field perfect for dog walking.


There's plenty of parking as you drive through the entrance to Beaston Cottage. Please note that this property is in a very rural setting and is accessed via a country track.


Beaston Cottage has WiFi should you need it, however it is not suitable for streaming or downloading films.


A dog is very welcome, we charge £30 per dog, per week or short break.


Beaston Cottage enjoys easy access from the M5 and Broadhempston is also the perfect base to explore the beautiful South Hams and famous coastline.

In Broadhempston, enjoy walking through the forest and bridleways and swimming and canoeing in the River Dart. There are no shortage of fabulous place to refuel; The Monks Retreat, The Coppa Dolla, The Sea Trout or the famous Riverford Field kitchen all within walking distance. Dartington Hall with its beautiful Grade II listed gardens and fabulous programme of cultural events, 14th Century barn cinema and restaurants is only a short drive from the cottage.

The thriving Elizabethan market town of Totnes is only 3 miles away offering a huge variety of independent shops and cafes, with the National Heritage castle in the centre.

The market town of Ashburton and the gateway to the moors is 3 miles away and offers an amazing selection of antiques and vintage furniture. Dartmoor has something for everyone, either enjoy the fringes all green and the flowing rivers, or the more rugged wilderness of the higher moorland and its tors.

Slightly further afield you have Dittisham, fabulous for crabbing or messing around on the river; catch the foot ferry over to Agatha Christie's Greenway House, or simply while away the afternoon eating in the Anchorstone Cafe or the Ferry Boat Inn.

Broadsand is the nearest beach at 10 miles away, the famous surfing beach of Bantham is fabulous and around a 45 minute drive.


'Beautiful cottage, we loved the decor and furnishings, We appreciated being able to drop our luggage in before check in. Also the guide of beaches, restaurants and things to do that Sarah the owner had put in the welcome pack was really useful.' - August 2018

'A beautiful cottage in a lovely village. The cottage was perfectly sized for 6, the decor and facilies simple but premium (less really is more). We couldn't have wished for better. Hosts Nick and Sarah have clearly given the cottage a lot of thought and the little touches of a bottle of wine on arrival were more than welcome. Great location to explore south Devon from. And really well located for some fantastic dining experiences.' - August 2018

'Gorgeous, comfortable and perfectly clean. Couldn't fault it. The owner was very helpful too.' - April 2018

'A very friendly and accommodating owner. A very nice home for the week.' - March 2018

'The cottage was really nice, the owner was extremely helpful....nearby pubs were both excellent as was the community shop.' - March 2018

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 7 Feb £1294
  • 7 Feb - 21 Feb £1614
  • 21 Feb - 28 Mar £1294
  • 28 Mar - 25 Apr £1997
  • 25 Apr - 16 May £1614
  • 16 May - 20 Jun £1997
  • 20 Jun - 11 Jul £2423
  • 11 Jul - 22 Aug £2693
  • 22 Aug - 19 Sep £2423
  • 19 Sep - 17 Oct £1294
  • 17 Oct - 24 Oct £1614
  • 24 Oct - 12 Dec £1294
  • 12 Dec - 19 Dec £4040
  • 19 Dec - 31 Dec £2693
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.
  • 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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