Cheyne Cottage

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In the Area
A pretty Devonshire cottage awaits you like a fairytale; step inside and you'll be transported back to another time and place - just gorgeous.

At a Glance

From £939 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Family friendly Ideal Honeymoon spot Perfect for Kingston Estate wedding guests Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway Rolling countryside Travel cot and highchair Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Lower Occupancy Rate
Open the gate, walk up the steps and through the door and you'll find yourself in a lovely cottage dating back to 1750 with whitewashed walls, huge ancient fireplaces and decorated in calming, soft colours as befits a home stay such as this. A combination of soft wooden and stone flooring, wooden furniture, wrought iron beds and pretty linens really adds to the country-cottage feel, whilst the stone walled cottage garden and view of the rolling hills beyond will really make you feel you've found your little piece of countryside heaven.
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.

Living and eating

The calming open living space is bedecked with sofas in the lightest shades of grey, positioned to make the most of the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the garden and trees. The light wooden flooring, white walls and fabulous artwork makes this a beautifully relaxed space - ideal for catching up over a bottle or two of something delicious or snuggling up for a film night on the 50 inch 4K television.

Towards the back of the room lies the kitchen - a lovely country kitchen with wooden worktops, dove-grey wall tiles, whitewashed exposed walls, stone flooring and a pretty little window with wooden shutters. The heart of the kitchen is the large wood burning stove, set into the huge original stone fireplace. Fully equipped with everything you might need to rustle up a feast or two, there's also a Smeg kettle and toaster plus the all-important Nespresso coffee machine.

A small breakfast bar is perfect for a bite to eat, whilst the main dining room is separate with a vintage dining table and seating for six.


There are three gorgeous bedrooms; a king size bedroom downstairs with a further king and a twin upstairs. The pretty downstairs bedroom is en suite and has a lovely bed-knobs-and-broomsticks bed, floor to ceiling window overlooking the garden and skylight above. The further king upstairs has an original stone fireplace, gorgeous wooden flooring and a sumptuous bed for long lie-ins. The twin bedroom has a pair of cute cream wrought iron beds. All bedrooms come with luxurious linens and warm throws for cooler nights.


The en suite to the downstairs bedroom has a walk-in shower whilst the family bathroom upstairs has a bath with shower overhead - perfect for long evening soaks or a pick-me-up shower in the morning.

Outside space

The lovely cottage garden is ringed with mature trees, whilst the old stone walled garden next to the bench gives the feeling of a secret garden, nicely tucked away from the world outside. There's seating for six for a spot of alfresco dining plus deck chairs for when you want to soak up the sun.


One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Cheyne Cottage, we charge £30 per dog per week or short break.


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


The parking is on-street, in the village.

In the Area

Cheyne Cottage is located in a gorgeous Devon country village boasting two village pubs and within an area where there is plenty to do right on your doorstep. Just up the road is the lovely town of Totnes with its alternative vibe, independent shops and sense of real history (it boasts more listed buildings than any other town in Britain). Devon's largest Good Food market takes place on the third Sunday of every month with over 50 stalls whilst a regular market occurs every Friday and Saturday. It's also lovely to take a boat trip on the River Dart from here.

Take a trip on the South Devon Railway for an alternative way to see the countryside. Running between Totnes and Buckfastleigh, it's a glorious ride on a steam train of just over seven miles with plenty to see either end such as Buckfast Abbey.

If you enjoy walking, Dartmoor is just a short drive away and offers miles of paths, tracks and bridleways for you to explore.

Drive to the coast to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the South Hams and also Torbay, all within a 30 - 40 minute drive.

For foodies, head to Ben's Farm Shop (formally Riverford Farm Shop) in the nearby village of Staverton to pick up lots of organic and locally-grown goodies to take back to your retreat.


'Lovely cottage, very pretty and quiet village. The attention to detail here is much appreciated. We all loved the light and space, and especially the quiet peace after the usual noise of London. Thank you' - August 2018

'Cheyne Cottage was the perfect choice for our short break' - Claire Rutter, The Metro July 2018

'Thank you for a lovely stay with my favourite girlfriends. You have thought have everything. Thank you' - May 2018

'What a lovely cottage in a beautiful location - lovely walks, fab pub! See you again' - November 2018

'Very nice, we thoroughly enjoyed our week, thank you' - September 2017

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 8 Feb £1226
  • 8 Feb - 22 Feb £1530
  • 22 Feb - 29 Mar £1226
  • 29 Mar - 19 Apr £1893
  • 19 Apr - 17 May £1530
  • 17 May - 21 Jun £1893
  • 21 Jun - 12 Jul £2297
  • 12 Jul - 23 Aug £2553
  • 23 Aug - 20 Sep £2297
  • 20 Sep - 18 Oct £1226
  • 18 Oct - 25 Oct £1530
  • 25 Oct - 13 Dec £1226
  • 13 Dec - 31 Dec £2553
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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