The stunning Oak Cottage.
Comfy sitting-area leading straight onto the decked area.
Perfectly positioned dining-table.
The master bedroom boasts the most wonderful views.
What a lovely spot to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Decked area looking out onto the fully enclosed garden.
Looking back through to the kitchen from the sitting-area.
Open plan sitting/dining area.
Looking back into the sitting-area from the decked patio.
Well-equipped kitchen.
The front door leads straight into the kitchen-area.
Plenty of space for preparing that family feast.
An abundance of games and books for you and your party to enjoy. Hours of fun and games to be had in this corner.
Bedroom 2, once again with lovely views over the rolling countryside.
Delightful decoration throughout.
Family bathroom with a super corner bath.
The lovely bunk room.
Vibrant colours flow through the second bedroom.
Some very special touches throughout Oak Cottage.
Lovingly maintained lawn at Oak Cottage.
One of the many breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the cottage.
Perfect spot for a barbecue whilst watching the games unfold in the garden.
Looking at Oak Cottage as you enter the courtyard and make your way to your allocated parking spot to the right of the property.
The entrance to Swainstone Manor.
The driveway leading up to Oak Cottage requires a 5mph speed limit due to the un-even and bumpy surface.
The welcoming committee are always close by as you make your way up the driveway to Oak Cottage.
The fabulous sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, only a short drive away.
Challaborough beach, just round the corner from Bigbury-on-Sea beach. You're spoilt for choice.
Cuteness overload!
Beautiful Dartmoor is waiting to be explored either by bike or on foot.
South Devon has some fabulous sandy beaches, this is iconic Burgh Island.

Oak Cottage


3.2 miles NW of Modbury / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £570

Lovely well thought out barn conversion which the owners have obviously given a lot of thought into setting up as a holiday cottage. Although we found the cottage very nice and reasonably comfortable (the sofa was a little uncomfortable, but the king size bed was very comfortable) we felt it would have been helpful if the photos had showed the fact that the garden was not exactly private. The house opposite was very close, so we felt very overlooked. The lack of privacy could easily be rectified with some fencing or planting in the garden and a curtain in the kitchen at the front door. Apart from that the cottage is in a very good position for visiting both the coast and Dartmoor, both being about half an hour drive from the cottage. There is also a very pretty nature reserve 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Would have given this cottage 5 stars but had to drop one due to the privacy issues.

Oak cottage is exactly as described on the website and arrival information. Be prepared for the dirt track leading up to the cottage as it is bumpy and be prepared for narrow roads and high hedgerows as you approach (fine if you are used to thse driving conditions, but it takes a bit of getting used to if not!).

The cottage is cosy, very well equipped, comfortable and in a peaceful location. There is a very helpful and useful guide to local beaches, pubs and restaurants. We received a very warm welcome and enjoyed our stay immensely.

We enjoyed Oak cottage, it was a lovely place to relax. We appreciated the peace and privacy. The location was very good, being 25 minutes drive from 6 or so beaches, coves and Dartmoor places.

A hidden gem. Felt like home straight away.

The cottage was a great find. Disappointed with the cleanliness of it especially with covid. Lots of dust and hadn't been hoovered well at all. I had to ask the owner for the hoover. If it had been cleaned to a high standard I'd have given 5 stars.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your online review. We are delighted that you found a hidden gem in Oak Cottage. We're so sorry that you felt the property was a bit dusty and needed a little more thorough vacuuming; the owner and housekeeper were also sorry to hear this as had understood that everything was okay with your stay. We can only apologise if there was any miscommunication and we'll certainly check the areas you've identified. We're always very keen to help with any concerns during a stay, so please don't hesitate to contact us if needed in future. Sarah, Customer Support

The cottage was very comfortable, homely and well looked after and we enjoyed our week there very much. Thank you!

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location- convenient for beaches and Dartmoor, this bit of South Devon was a revelation for us, so much to do with small children! The cottage itself is tucked away in a pretty rural spot. Loved the decor, very cosy and very clean and well equipped. We had an absolutely fantastic week at Oak Cottage.

The cottage was just as lovely as the pictures show and was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished/decorated. A text from Maria before we arrived with information about a flood on a nearby road was welcome, as was her visit after our arrival. The neighbours were very friendly and the ladies who own the horses kept on the fields were lovely and so kind to let my daughter come and see them in their stables.

I have stayed in so many cottages over the years including two others from Classic Cottages. Oak Cottage was by far the best equipped, charming and best cottage I have ever stayed in. We had such a warm welcome from Maria, and after such a tedious journey on a bank holiday Saturday with two small children it was such a joy to walk in to Oak Cottage, as well as being a delightful cottage the garden was also ideal with the animals being another added attraction especially for a 5 and 2 year old.

There was only one small downside and that was the track leading up to the cottage but I know nothing can be done about that and it is a common problem in the country.

We definitely plan to return to the cottage as we all loved it so much.

As a family of 5 we had a fantastic time staying at Oak cottage. It was beautiful, in a wonderful setting. It provided everything we needed and more and at times it was a challenge to get the family to go out because of their reluctance to leave the wonderful comforts of the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak Cottage.

Highly recommend Oak Cottage.

The cottage and its surroundings provide a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the big cities.

Everything was perfect here - excellent instructions on how to get there, a clean and tidy first impression (thanks, Maria!), a kitchen with everything that we needed (and more), a BBQ (what a surprise), toys and games for the children (we loved the miniature goal and football in the garden), Netflix and broadband WiFi, and a very charming building, well restored. It could not have been better.

Overall a lovely cottage in a great location.

Oak cottage is a place where you feel right at home. Beautiful interior and stunning views.

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