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The Cottage

Sampford Courtenay, Devon (Ref. 976086)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Jacqui

    “Very warm welcome & chat with Jon when I arrived, provided all info & stated thier door was always open if I needed anything or just to call.”

    Although the cottage is on an arable farm with the owners house below the cottage, which you walk past to access the lovely indoor pool, I rarely saw or heard them, the majority of the time the only sound was the birds ...

    Although the cottage is on an arable farm with the owners house below the cottage, which you walk past to access the lovely indoor pool, I rarely saw or heard them, the majority of the time the only sound was the birds I wanted a peaceful retreat & that was exactly what I had, I wasn't disturb in any way. It was 6days before I saw Sue as she rode past the top garden with a very cheerie & friendly salute. Both Jon & Sue couldn't have been nicer & although very happy to chat with their guests they are equally happy to leave you alone. The Cottage is very well equipped, maintained & homely. The large terrace with its immaculately clean gas bbq & lounge chairs along with table & chairs is the perfect place to relax & with no obstruction it catches the sun all day. The cottage had everything I needed including washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, all towels etc etc & most importantly after a long drive, tea, coffee, sugar & milk. The open WiFi reached all parts of the house & for those days when the weather isnt favourable there is an abundance of books, videos & some games both in the cottage & the utility area. Sky TV is provided with the opportunity to sign into your Netflixs account etc I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the cottage not only for summer months but out of season as well, it would make a very cosy & comfortable winter holiday home & one I very much hope to return too. Thank you Jon & Sue for a perfect stay.

    - Jacqui, May 2022

The property

1¼ miles from Sampford Courtenay and the pub (last ½ mile rough hardcore farm track) and 4 miles from Okehampton, a large, ‘upside down’, thatched, detached cottage, renovated with care and attention to detail and made beautiful.

Glorious, panoramic views to Dartmoor over the owners' 205 wooded acres (walks in fields and woods); lots of wildlife (deer frequently seen).

You have exclusive use of the indoor heated swimming pool (max. 28' x 18' x 4' deep, available 9am to 7pm and other times by arrangement, closed Christmas and New Year period), about 50 yards away.

Horses welcome in paddocks and covered yard, by arrangement.

Steps up from lawned garden with shallow water feature.

Lofty, beamed, open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with woodburner, TV/DVD and French windows to huge decked terrace (table/chairs), just right for sunbathing or outdoor meals.


Stairs (stairgate) down to three bedrooms - 2 steps up to a double (zip-linked 6' x 6'6" long bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), another double with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite with double cubicle).

External access to laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer).

An exceptional cottage. Sampford Courtenay: one of the prettiest villages in the middle of Devon with lots of thatched cottages, masses of flowers, fine church and good food pub.

Coarse fishing, 1½ miles.

Dartmoor and Okehampton (small town, golf, tennis, indoor swimming pool, cinema), 6 miles.

Exeter, about 20, the sea (Bude, splendid beaches), 28.


1st FloorGround Floor

Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Ensuite Ensuite Twin Bedroom Utility


  • Over two floors
  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (6' zip-linked, 6'6" long bed) with en suite bathroom, 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1x twin with en suite shower-room
  • First floor open-plan living area with sitting area, with wood burning stove, French windows to decked terrace, kitchen and dining area
  • First floor WC and basin
  • External laundry/utility room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed terrace garden with indoor pool
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: This property is approached over ½ mile rough hardcore farm track
  • Note: Indoor heated swimming pool is available from 9am to 7pm and at other times by arrangement, closed Christmas and New Year period
  • Note: Paddocks and a covered yard are available for horses, by arrangement
  • Note: Disposable BBQ's are not allowed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Okehampton 2.5 miles.

Midway between Sampford Courtenay, a sleepy but picturesque Devon village, and Okehampton, a thriving community known as ‘the gateway to the moor’. The whole area is a country lover’s dream. The high tors of northern Dartmoor dominate the scenery and provide a splendid backdrop to Okehampton nestling in a valley where tumbling moorland rivers join before heading to the sea. For miles around, the area is famous for its country pubs that between them provide welcome rest after a day exploring the paths, cycle ways and stunning countryside. On a clear day the view from the top of High Willhays (the highest point south of the Pennines) will take your breath away. Country pursuits and crafts are a way of life and a trip to the Dartmoor Visitor Centre and country museum in Okehampton are musts. Look also at the pretty moorland villages of Chagford, Belstone and Sticklepath to savour a way of life that’s becoming increasingly rare.

Note: Indoor heated swimming pool is available from 9am to 7pm and at other times by arrangement,

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season