Loved the orangery and the bathroom. Really cosy place and lovely to be welcomed with fresh bread and cheese. Thanks
The Old Stables is a lovely cottage within a mews situated at the end. We were welcomed with a lovely basket of goodies, which were very welcomed. We found no problem with parking as we always managed to get a space. Whatever the weather the cottage would surpass expectations, with the orangery to relax or out in the court yard, cuddled up in front of the wood burner on the big settee or relaxing in the hydrotherapy bath (takes a while to fill but well worth the wait!). Rain or shine this cottage is a pleasure to be in. The huge tv with the full sky package, a good selection of dvds as well as the baby grand piano and guitars, Wifi, you will not be bored. There's a co op close by for essentials, however Newton Abbott, Totnes and Dartington Village are not too many miles away. There are plenty of places to visit around Devon, there's lots of leaflets on a shelf in a basket in the kitchen. This is a holiday rental I definitely want to re visit!!
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We have had a lovely time at The Old stables, the cottage was in a great location to explore both Dartmoor and was a short drive to the coast.
The welcome hamper is a nice touch, and very nice after a long drive!
The Jacuzzi bath does take forever to fill, but when its full its very luxurious - Perfect after a day doing an 'otter keeper' experience at the sanctuary in town.
We knew that there was no parking with the cottage but as it's November we always found somewhere on the street outside. Also, although the cottage is very tucked away it was easy enough to find with the instructions on the main trip advisor page as no further instructions are sent.
Lovely relaxing winter getaway :)
We were looking for a place to have a few days relaxation whilst working in the area and this was a very good place to do exactly that. We did fall into the mistake of putting the name into google maps and spent about one hour on the other side of the town looking for the property and found a house with the same name but after a call to the owner and a quick response we were able to find it, I would say the post code on confirmation email would be really helpful for those looking to use GPS to find the cottage and a lot less stressful. The cottage is tucked away in a very quiet courtyard, but there is no number on the street and no indication of what lies behind the gate and no guidance to help locate the gate, which makes it very stressful locating it. All of this could be so easily avoided with a few clearer instructions and a couple of good pictures in the confirmation email, there is a paragraph on the website which makes much more sense after you have actually found it, so that paragraph reads clearly if you have local knowledge. There is street parking at the address and we were lucky the first day to be very close but not so easy a process the next two days. All that said it is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking and relaxing and the CO-OP store literally 2 minutes walk away. Its very well designed and very well furnished and has one of the best sofas I have been on in a long time and the bedroom upstairs is spacious and comfortable. The bath as mentioned in previous reviews has its challenges but as I am a bath person I loved relaxing in it, but my partner is a shower person and was not taken with it, plus you can not be in a rush as it is a very slow process to fill and the hand held shower attachment is for a rinse down but not suitable for an actual shower. As we do not live in the UK it was good to have the Sky package as we were not there to sightsee and is one of the things we miss by not living in the UK. Internet was an issue, I connected and had not issue but my partner could not connect and as we are both mac users could not solve this issue and the telephones regularly dropped the internet (Android and iPhone alike). The welcome basket is a very nice touch as well as the towels on the beds made into swans makes you feel very welcome and that you are more than just a paying guest. Overall it was a good experience and exactly what we needed to recharge our personal batteries.