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“Walk to Everything in Totnes” 3 of 5 stars
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Orchard Terrace, Totnes TQ9 7EJ, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Totnes
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“Walk to Everything in Totnes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Overall we enjoyed the stay and in particular exploring Totnes, I suggest pick up a street map at the tourist office which has the main things to see including the market which closes by Oct. The sellers dress in Elizabethan costume and were all very friendly.
Another favourite was the Ticklemore Cheese Company.
Parking is tight at the cottage, a 2009 Ford Focus hatchback from the rental company was too wide to allow the neighbours car to pass when we were parked against the stone wall.
Also when leaving you have to reverse down a steep single track road which has a curve and stone walls on each side.
The cottage is small but very well equipped yet some things were not provided such as washing machine powder, spices, washing up liquid, etc which other similar cottages in the UK do normally provide. The 2 dining chairs are hard and uncomfortable, and if you want to read a book the only option is a large couch which faces a wall. There are no comfortable chairs upstairs which is a nice place to read -much brighter. The stairs are hard to negotiate even for someone of average height.

If the above are not issues for you, I think you will be quite happy staying at the cottage.
It is outfitted for a couple with perhaps a child in addition..

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Lavender Cottage is a perfect little cottage in an ideal location (just minutes walk from the centre of Totnes). It is furnished and decorated to a very high standard and a lot of thought has gone into making it just right. There is a nice little garden at the back accessed by the single bedroom. The cottage is well equipped including freeview TV, in the lounge and double bedroom, dishwaher and washing machine. Parking outside the property is tricky (it's a very narrow road up a steep hill with a tight bend) but there is free on street parking just a couple of minutes away. Totnes itself is lovely and we found it an ideal base for exploring Devon. We would definitely stay at Lavender Cottage again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

A 300 year old 2 bedroom cottage within 5 minutes walking distance from the village of Totnes.
Very friendly and accommodating owners.
Beautifully refurbished with all mod cons - freeview TV, dishwasher, central heating and fantastic bedding!
Well equipped for self catering with modern appliances and utensils.
Unfortunately the time of year meant we could not enjoy the garden patio and barbeque area.
If you're tall you'll be ducking and diving through the upstairs doorways...they must have been very small 300 years ago.
Would definitely use the cottage again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2008

This cottage in a very quiet area of Totnes yet a few minutes walk to the town centre is a real gem, it has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. There is no through traffic on Orchard Terrace and parking is possible for a small to medium car by a steep curve from the road below, we didn't find it a problem but there are long stay car parks within walking distance
All the rooms are furnished to a very high standard and interestingly the single bedroom leads to a delighful garden patio with Bar-B-Q.

  • Liked — The location and the quiet situation
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Orchard Terrace, Totnes TQ9 7EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Totnes
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Lavender Cottage Totnes, Devon

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