Mrs Buxton July 2021
We had the most amazing holiday! We were lucky to have absolutely stunning weather for our stay and Jay’s cottage really is the perfect location to explore!!! We tried out the pub on our first eve and whilst it’s certainly nothing swanky, the food is definitely far better than average pub grub - so we visited for 3 evenings during our stay as so wonderful not to cook. It’s a great 10 min walk on a balmy evening.
There are so many stunning beaches close by (be warned you will need to be there to park by 9.30am if you want to secure a space without hassle!) We loved Bigbury Bay.
Taking the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth and the paddle boat ride is not to be missed!! A real highlight of our stay. We had no idea how beautiful Dartmouth would be and some great shops and eateries there.
If you’ve got kids, don’t miss Woodlands theme park for a fun afternoon/day - especially in the hot weather when the water rides were fabulous!!
The house itself is perfectly appointed, small but clean. Our only issue was with space for clothes - so we lived out of our suitcase. But really wasn’t an issue over all.
The swimming pools were wonderful (though watch out for the horse flies!!) and everyone was very respectful of space whilst still having an amazing time!!
We watched 10 gorgeous ducklings grow during our stay and were lucky enough to meet the beautiful sheep too.
We completely fell in love with Devon - a fabulous place to stay with friendly people and lovely places to visit.
Mr Davis June 2021
I booked this in January and it was to have been only two of us my son and wife and young child overlapped for a few days. We managed to make this work despite the older two of us sleeping in the small children's room. We all had a very enjoyable holiday at the end of June. The high point was individual use of the small indoor pool via a sign up sheet. We went every day to exercise. The walled garden was very useful for exercise with play facilities for young children in a safe environment. Designated parking bay right by the cottage was also useful.
Mrs Francis May 2021
A lovely, relaxed atmosphere at this holiday cottage location. Nicely decorated throughout with good quality mattresses for a good night sleep. The indoor pool is small but we found it a valuable asset on a rainy day and my husband enjoyed the rowing machine.
Mr Peacock October 2020
Great location to explore area. Nice little cottage. Good for family with 2 small kids or family of 3. Note no dishwasher!
Ms Bird October 2020
All in all it was lovely to stay in such a relaxing and quiet place, we thoroughly enjoyed our week at Jay's Cottage. Lots of great places to visit each day, we want to do it all again!
Dr Nicholson October 2020
A very comfortable cottage in a nice setting which lived up to its description and our expectations.
Mrs Stannard Moore August 2020
We had a fabulous stay! The children loved the swimming pools, the beds are super comfy, the house was absolutely spotless and really lovely. We loved having a combi boiler which meant hot water for the random shower times after the beach or pool. The Colmer Estate is really beautiful and we all loved exploring. For your first night we can recommend getting a COOK meal from the Spar at the BP garage.
We loved Mothecombe, Bantham and Bigbury beaches - Make sure you head to Burgh Island to sample the Pilchard Inn, we had a lovely meal there. Burrator Resevoir is a stunning part of Dartmoor as is Lydford Gorge (we can recommend the Castle Inn). We popped to see family in Looe and have a day in Cornwall and it was the perfect base to explore this area of Devon and Dartmoor.
The children are already asking when we can return!
Dr Cummings August 2020
We had such a brilliant stay in this lovely little cottage -it's compact but perfect for what we needed. Facilities within the estate were an amazing bonus. Would love to come back when indoor pool open and we can make use of the table tennis table (only closed due to covid restrictions). The housekeeper was really helpful when we had a couple of queries. California Inn pub up the road was fantastic - proper delicious pub grub and service lovely. The cottage is well positioned to be close to lovely beaches (about 25 mins drive to most) but also good driving distance to other activities if you have children: clip and climb centre, Exeter; ibounce trampolining, Newton Abbott; River Dart Country Park. So we weren't beaten by the very changeable British weather! We DEFINITELY want to come back. A holiday of happy memories.
Mr Griffiths August 2020
A nice cosy cottage located in an ideal place for exploring Devon.
Mrs Clews December 2019
Returning to Jays Cottage which suits me really well.....
Mrs Colmer September 2019
We all had a superb holiday at Jays Cottage, the owner's have really thought of everything you need, shame the weather was not on our side, but we still made the most of our time...the scones and cream was a very welcome surprise, as was the milk, all very thought full...only one thing which we asked for, and that was the heating to be put on before we arrived, and it wasn't, took about an hour to warm up, but all in all, a very cosy, warm, clean cottage, which we definatly would like to book again,Thankyou to the owner's for making a tiny cottage so comfortable to stay in, we also felt very privileged to be staying on the Colmer Estate, as it is our surname??!many thanks.??
Mr Hamilton August 2019
Lovely location, good facilities on the Estate.
Mrs Ford August 2019
A perfect family get away if you love swimming, beaches, crabbing with good local food and craft ales on your doorstep.
Mr Shorten August 2019
Lovely little cottage in a tranquil setting. The outside pool was a smash hit with my two girls. We would be more than happy to return and holiday at jays cottage again in the future. Absolutely no complaints at all regarding the cottage and the service provided by Classic Cottages. Thank you.
Mr Read March 2019
Comfortable cottage in a private setting close to all sites of interest in South Devon. Services on site were magnificent. The indoor swimming pool was a lovely temperature. The grounds were lovely to explore. Great location, 20 mins to Dartmoor, 20 mins to beaches.
Mrs Brooks October 2018
Excellent value as it was half term.
Mrs Smith August 2018
We loved the cottage and the quiet, idyllic setting - deep in the country and yet very close to all facilities anyone could want. Would just add a word of caution if staying during the Summer months - watch out for the European Hornets that are all around the area. Unlike other members of the wasp family, they hunt at night and so are attracted to lights shining through open windows!
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