The cottage (on the right) adjoins the owners' home.
The wood-burner throws out plenty of warmth
The gorgeous romantic bedroom.
A stable-door opens into this lovely cottage, and a deep sofa to snuggle up in welcomes you on arrival.
A lovely old armchair by the bottom of the steep stairs up to the bedroom.
The welcoming wood-burner.
The compact but well-equipped kitchen.
The cottage is on the right, attached to the owners' cottage.
The stunning countryside view from the rear of the cottage.
Kiln Cottage has a private garden.
The front of the cottage in the spring - the door into Kiln Cottage is to the right.
The approach to the cottage.
An exterior view of the property.
Bantham beach is within an easy drive.
The Avon Estuary, within striking distance by car, offers some great walks.
One of the many ancient stone bridges to be found on nearby Dartmoor.
Fantastic walks are to be had on nearby Dartmoor - this is one of the many tors to be found in the National Park.

Kiln Cottage


5.3 miles W of Totnes / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from  £315

August 2019

We had s lovely stay at Kiln cottage. It is in a very quiet location but convenient for visiting many local places. There are numerous National Trust properties within a 30-60 minute drive. The owners Peter and Viv were very welcoming and helpful but not at all intrusive. The cream tea awaiting on arrival was much appreciated.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on the beautiful Kiln Cottage and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the cream tea waiting for you on arrival. It really is a great spot for visiting many of the local sites. Hopefully we'll see you back soon to explore some more of those local hot spots! Emma, Customer Support

May 2019

Thanks to Peter and Viv this was a lovely cottage to stay in, in a beautiful setting. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and hope to return as soon as I can.

May 2019

A charming and well-appointed cottage in a beautiful and quiet location. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. All booked at short notice and handled efficiently. We plan to return.

April 2019

We booked Kiln Cottage at very short notice and we were absolutely delighted. The location was wonderful, the only sounds were birdsong and the sheep in the next field. The owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. The staff at Classic Cottages were efficient, did exactly what they said they would and and helped with booking when there was an problem online. We would definitely consider going there again.

April 2019

A pretty and peaceful cottage in a beautiful location.

April 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect for us to explore South Devon and provided everything we could need.

March 2019

Super cute cottage, really set up well and great location to explore all of Devon. Really great hosts.

March 2019

This was our third stay at this cottage, it was just as good as before. The garden is lovely, the location is bucolic, the quietude and lack of traffic noise is restful. There is also easy access to the south coast and Plymouth.

September 2018

This cute, cosy, spotlessly clean cottage is a home from home. It is well-placed for exploring the South Hams whilst also offering a quiet rural retreat to return to on an evening.

September 2018

The quiet location with a field full of sheep at the back of the cottage. Everything that we needed was in it and there was no light or sound pollution so overall a great stay.

August 2018

We loved this pretty cottage and gardens, lovely and clean and cosy with a beautiful garden. Not too far from lovely pubs. The owners are Lovely and very helpful, we didn't want to leave.

June 2018

This is a charming, cosy, clean, quiet cottage. Although it is small, it does not feel pokey as it is well laid out. The steep, curving steps up to the bedroom are a challenge, but there are rope 'banisters' to hold onto. The private garden for sole use by guests is lovely. The location is good for exploring the South Hams, you will need a car and a strong nerve for some of the smaller roads.

October 2017

The cottage was delightful in all respects. We wanted somewhere to relax and Meditate over the half term holidays - Kiln Cottage provided the perfect venue.

Our hosts (living next door) we're on hand to ensure our every need was catered for.

We intend to return next year and explore more of the beautiful river Avon.

September 2017

The owners made us very welcome to what was a very comfortable accommodation.

August 2017

A most welcome gesture of food suppled upon arrival of scones, jam, clotted cream, milk , eggs & granary bread provided from local store. Very well situated for exploring South Devon and Dartmoor.

July 2017

All said in the visitors book.

July 2017

We can thoroughly recommend Kiln Cottage, it really is a lovely place to stay with everything thought of for you, and in such a lovely part of the country.

April 2017

It exceeded expectations. Having stayed in many self-catering properties I can honestly say that Kiln Cottage in Diptford, Devon is the most well equipped property. The owners were charming, welcoming and thoughtful providing a marvelous Devon cream tea on arrival plus fresh bread, local free range eggs, coffee, tea plus many more extras. We had a private garden to relax in. Although our cottage was attached to the owners property our privacy was respected at all times. Vivian and Peter made sure the bird feeders outside our kitchen window were kept full attracting an abundance of wildlife. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone needing a peaceful, relaxing, country holiday.

April 2017

Peter & Viv gave us a lovely welcome. A super quiet country setting, with excellent garden to sit in. Very comfortable and homely cottage, just what we were looking for.

September 2016

A very peaceful place but with easy access to the main attractions in the area.

August 2016

Kiln Cottage has been the fifth cottage that we booked with Classic Cottages and your service and organization is perfect!! Thank you very much!! Kiln Cottage was such a cosy and comfortable cottage with very friendly and in any way helpful owners living next door. We felt at home from the very first moment. We felt completely spoilt having such a beautiful garden that we could call 'our own' for these two weeks. The back garden that we could see from the kitchen was an absolute pleasure, too, with so many wonderful birds which easily could hold you back from cooking!! :) :)

July 2016

It was a joy to stay at Kiln Cottage- just the holiday we had been dreaming of. The sheep and cows out the window were icing on the cake.

October 2015

Beautiful little cottage. Ideal for two. Very friendly owners who were very helpful. We were able to use the woodburner. We had delicious local products when we arrived. However there were a couple of things that bothered us : we were not always successful in finding out how to work the shower. And the bed seemed a little bouncy. Very poor reception for your mobile phone, but it was compensated by the good wifi signal, and we were able to make some phone calls from the phone in the cottage. The owners were really friendly.

September 2015

home from home nice place and lovely people

June 2015

Would recommend this cottage as a beautiful, romantic getaway. Had an amazing holiday. Owners very friendly and helpful.

May 2015

We have recently had the most delightful stay at Kiln Cottage. Our hosts were charming and helpful and the wonderful cream tea provided on arrival was sumptuous. The cottage was full of character and was also a perfect location for exploring south Devon. This is a cottage not to be missed!

April 2015

the cottage and the owners will take the stress away and let you have a great break

April 2015

A truly beautiful cottage, with wonderful owners who thought of everything - to arrive to the makings of a Devon cream tea, containers of tea and coffee and eggs in the fridge and wood in the shed who could ask for more! This was an amazing place to stay, so quiet and peaceful in the surroundings and especially the garden - just the spot to sit, read and ponder with a cup of tea or something stronger. In fact it inspired me to write: "A nursery field with lambs at play, And a stream that gently wends its way, Where primroses bloom and daffodils sway, This is the place to come and stay!" Once again, Classic Cottages came up trumps - thank you all.

April 2015

Mrs Soler The owners were very welcoming. The welcome pack was very good. The property well maintained and has everything you would need for a comfortable stay.

August 2014

This was a delightful property in a lovely peaceful location, we enjoyed the fact it was a good place to use as a base to explore South Hams. The owners were very welcoming and provided lots of information as well as a lovely locally produced Devon Cream Tea as a welcome. The property is really well maintained and has absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay, whatever the weather.

May 2014

A perfect, peaceful little rural escape.

May 2013

This is a cosy cottage for two people in a loverly quiet location. It is well equiped & included a tea cosy which is often forgotten these days. The welcome pack was the best we have had & it was nice to have the owners next door who were very friendly & helpful. It has it's idiosyncrasies like creaking stairs & a fluctuating shower but these are the things you remember long after the holiday & laugh about.

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