3.6 miles N of Totnes

Cheyne Cottage

At a glance
In the area
Guest book

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.

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. You will find seating for six for a spot of alfresco dining when you want to soak up the sun!


One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Cheyne Cottage, we charge £35 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.

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 £1,006 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Family friendly

Perfect for Kingston Estate wedding guests

Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Rolling countryside

Travel cot and highchair

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

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 & £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
Cottagecore | Escaping Reality

In the area

Cottagecore | Escaping Reality

Uncover a world of slow living, thatched roofs, and bliss in domesticity - welcome to cottagecore…

Make it a Boutique Valentine’s…

In the area

Make it a Boutique Valentine’s…

Step away from the predictable - this year of all years, it’s the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops and make this festival of love your most extraordinary yet…

Christmas Markets in Cornwall and Devon

In the area

Christmas Markets in Cornwall and Devon

If you can’t wait to don your layers out and head out into the spice-infused air of Cornwall and Devon’s Christmas Markets in 2021, this is the list for you.

A Guide to the South Hams, Devon

In the area

A Guide to the South Hams, Devon

The South Hams is a beautiful region in Devon known for its diverse coast, countryside, culture and cuisine. Here’s all you need to know. 

Walking Trails in Devon

In the area

Walking Trails in Devon

From moor to sea, there are countless walking trails in Devon that lead you mile by mile through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

Woodlands of the South West

In the area

Woodlands of the South West

Enjoy sylvan strolls through the South West's beautiful array of woodlands and forests.

We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Cheyne Cottage:

A beautiful, well equipped cottage. It was the perfect retreat for us and a great base to explore Devon. It has a lovely garden and beautiful views.

We have just got home from a week at Cheyenne cottage and we are missing it already! It was a fabulous cottage, well equipped, clean and very cosy. The perfect base for seeing Devon - we’ll be back

We loved Cheyne Cottage , the kitchen and living space is excellent. It had a lovely relaxed vibe and looked out onto the enclosed private garden . The beds were extremely comfortable with crisp bed linen and fluffy towels in the bathrooms . We couldn’t have asked for more !

Very cleverly designed property, plenty of space. Loved the view from the lounge.

A wonderful stay. Very comfortable living space and bedrooms. The distant views from the rear of the cottage are beautiful.

Very handy to have the excellent community shop in the village.

A 5 star cottage

'A wonderful stay. Very comfortable living space and bedrooms. The distant views from the rear of the cottage are beautiful. Very handy to have the excellent community shop in the village' - October 2020

'A five star cottage' - September 2020

‘Thank you for a lovely stay at your cottage. We loved the welcome hamper, the comfy beds and everything we needed just being here. A real treat.’ - August 2019

‘Lovely airy, bright and cosy cottage. Cheyne feels like home - all the little extras start the holiday with a smile. We enjoyed a much needed family break.’ - August 2019

‘What a cared-for place and space. We felt cared-for too! Thank you for preparing a happy and comfortable place for us to share some lovely family time.’ - April 2019

‘Lovely place to stay. Very cosy and nicely decorated. Also very well equipped.' - April 2019

''What a fantastic cottage! An amazing weekend with our children followed by a week of relaxation, peace and lots of walking. We love South Devon and try to come down most years. Cottages can so often be dissapointing, but not this time. It's warm, cozy, incredibly well equipped and so comfortable, we'll definitely be coming back soon. Thank you so much and thank you for all the beautiful local treats.' - March 2019

'Absolutely gorgeous and a great place' - October 2018

'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

Ssshhh... don't tell anyone

We can let you know about our newest retreats, exclusive offers, featured luxury properties and what's on. Just let us know your email address and we’ll keep you in the loop.