The Old Stables is a luxury conversion which has been designed and furnished to the highest of standards and boasts this beautiful garden.
Your private patio-area offers this beautifully secluded spot to enjoy a touch of dining al fresco.
The beautiful bedroom is home to this super-comfy king-size bed.
The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped and spacious. Perfect for rustling up that romantic meal or packing your picnic hamper.
The landscaped garden boasts an array of colour. What a very special spot to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful location.
The Old Stables is such a wonderfully presented retreat.
Every angle of this beautiful property has been thoughtfully and lovingly decorated and maintained.
The open plan design gives the living space such a large and luxurious feel.
The living area boasts a fabulous view on a summer's day and also offers the perfect place to snuggle up on a winter's day.
The view from the living-room window. Glorious even on a moody winter day.
Snuggling up on a chilly evening is a real treat, especially when you have the wood-burner in action.
Looking back into the kitchen from the dining-area.
Stylish and well-equipped kitchen.
The bedroom is light and airy, yet super inviting.
Peeking through the patio doors.
The shower-room. Perfect for washing the day away whilst supper is warming.
Looking back into the living area from the kitchen.
The number of plant species which can be found in the beautiful garden is vast.
Peeking across at The Old Stables, nestled discreetly behind an array of carefully placed shrubbery.
The Old Stables awaits you at the end of the drive. Please park up to the left of the property and prepare to be wowed!
Once you turn into the grounds you will see the glorious neighbouring manor house! Follow the drive up to the end and prepare to be equally wowed on entering your holiday retreat.

The Old Stables


2.6 miles N of Bigbury-on-Sea / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £625

If you like a quality converted building, amazing views plus peace and quiet, this property comes highly recommended. The Old Stables is has been furnished to a high standard, is light (due to the generous number of huge windows), warm and comfortable, and is blessed with wonderful views all the way across to Dartmoor. Andrew and Jan were super hosts, very helpful but at a distance. It is one of the best self catering places we have stayed in.

Lovely location and accommodation. Andrew and Jan very welcoming and informative of the area.

This is a very comfortable, spacious and light property with stunning views and plenty of peace and quiet. The owners are very helpful and welcoming. There are beautiful walks from the property, including to the coast. Plymouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Totness and Dartmouth are easily reached by car, so there are plenty of wet weather options too.

We enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was very good and well equipped for our needs. Our host were very kind and helpful to us. We would love to go again and we highly recommend it.

The only way to describe The Stables is WOW

The Old Stables was everything we hoped for. Extremely comfortable accommodation and immaculately clean. The owners were helpful and generous, nothing too much trouble. Lovely walks available from the doorstep and several good restaurants within a few miles. Wonderful views over to Dartmoor from property. Would absolutely recommend without hesitation.

Stunning property in a beautiful and quiet location. Fully recommended - but don't book on the dates that we want to be there!!

Jan and Andrew were excellent hosts who were extremely knowledgeable about the local area, attentive without being intrusive. The Old Stables provides excellent accommodation set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views across the valley towards Dartmoor, providing peace and tranquillity. An excellent base from which to explore the lovely stretch of coast from Wonwell Beach to Burgh Island via the South West Coast Path.

A beautifully situated property in peaceful idyllic setting and close to wonderful beaches, walks and NT properties.

First rate spaciousfriendly and well equipped and warm barn conversion nestled in lots of spacious garden. Hosts friendly and helpful. A great deal to do locally.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so happy that The Old Stables was such a success with you, it really is a well thought out conversion and the location is so peaceful. We're glad that you were able to meet the owners and have them there to help should you have needed any. We'd love to be able to help you again in the future. Donna, Customer Support

Having stayed in countless country cottages and retreats down the years, we have to say that this one is probably the best.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear The Old Stables was so good and hope you got to explore some of the breathtaking countryside on your doorstep. We'd love to welcome you back to Classic Cottages once again. Kelsey, Customer Support

The Old Stables is a beautiful property, a fabulous conversion which has been beautifully furnished and is immaculately clean. The owners are very warm and welcoming and made us feel very relaxed. A fabulous location within easy reach of the attractions of the South Hams and lovely views towards Dartmoor. We had a lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend it for a great holiday.

The Old Stables exceeded our expectations and is definitely one of the best we've been to, very clean and much larger then we expected, the views are the icing on the cake. We would recommend to anyone and hope to go back in the future.

This was our second stay at The Old Stables. It is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot! It is extremely well presented and spotlessly clean. The views from the property are amazing and there is a very pretty secluded garden. It is situated in a great area for walking. The owners are very hospitable and helpful. Thank you Jan and Andrew!

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Old Stables. The accommodation was well designed, very clean and had everything you could wish for, including wonderful views and a beautiful secluded garden. The owners were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Definitely recommend.

Excellent accommodation. Beautiful, peaceful location. Very helpful owners living on site.

Our second visit to The Old Stables was even more perfect. Fantastic accommodation, great location and the best hosting we have ever experienced. Thank you Andrew & Jan

Our stay at The Old Stables was an amazing experience, it met all our needs and expectations, ticking all the right boxes. we cannot imagine anyone booking this property would be disappointed.

Very comfortable and spacious cottage in a stunning location. Well equipped kitchen, delightful private garden area. Close to lovely walks and fantastic scenery, including the dramatic South West Coast Path.

This was our first holiday of the year and a great way to start. The walking in this area through beautiful coastal scenery is outstanding.The Old Stables is a warm and comfortable holiday base and extremely peaceful and relaxing.

The Old Stables is a wonderful true gem of a find. We absolutely loved our stay there & 100% will be booking again. Thank you to our fabulous hosts xx

A high spec conversion of an old stable block with views across to Dartmoor and walks to the coast, this holiday accommodation suited us perfectly. Add to this, welcoming and thoughtful hosts and we couldn’t have asked for more. Andrew and Janice were on hand to offer tips and advice on local routes, pubs and eating places and whilst we sampled most, we look forward to exploring further on future visits. Definitely a place to return to.

This is the perfect holiday cottage and Andrew and Jan are the perfect hosts. They made us very welcome. The furnishings and fittings in the cottage are high quality . Anyone looking for peace and quiet in a rural location will not be disappointed.

The property is beyond anything we have every experienced when staying in a cottage and we have stayed in many over the years. It is beautiful and the views are to die for.

Everything about the Old Stables is quality from the fixtures and fittings to the furnishings and the decor. Andrew and Janice have created a wonderful holiday home and are on hand to give any help and advice that may be needed. It is in a beautiful and quiet part of Devon. We hardly used the car as we explored the coastline and the local villages. Perfect!

We had a great week at The Old Stables. A high-spec interior, lots of natural light, very spacious, with high quality furnishings. Pretty, well-maintained, self-contained garden with lots of seating areas. We loved the rural location, the peace and tranquility, and also found it convenient for good beaches, and places to visit. Jan and Andrew were very welcoming, and helpful hosts.

Would definitely stay here again. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation. Stylish high spec interior and beautiful gardens. Great walks from the doorstep to the coast path where we saw Peregrines and kestrels. Overall a good relaxing holiday.

Beautifully furnished and comfortable.

The Old Stables is in a wonderful location with glorious views from the house and garden and the coast paths are within easy reach.The property is extrememly well presented, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. It exceeded our expectations. The owners are very helpful and hospitable. Can thoroughly recommend this exceptional property.

The Old Stables is a well done conversion with lots of space and stunning views to Dartmoor and beautiful gardens (the roses were spectacular!). Great walks to the coast from the door and we enjoyed a fabulous walk along the River Dart. The owners, Andrew and Jan were most helpful. We had a super holiday.

Superb conversion of The Old Stables. Everything you could need with top quality furnishings and fittings. The garden is peaceful, has several seating areas to either enjoy the sun or sit in the shade and the views over Dartmoor are fabulous. Andrew and Jan are the most hospitable owners who are on hand if you need any information on the area.

We liked it so much we have booked again for next year.

The Old Stables is a superb property. It is in a rural, remote and peaceful spot with beautiful views yet only a short distance from beaches, villages and towns. If you are looking for peace and tranquility you will find it here!

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Old Stables, extremely comfortable and stylish inside and a beautiful garden outside. And, whatever the weather, what glorious views! Thanks Andrew and Jan for creating such a wonderful place and for your invaluable insight on great walks and spots to explore too.

Everything superb. Quality of accommodation and welcome of hosts can not be faulted

A really lovely property in a picturesque spot with fab views. Andrew & Janice were there to greet us on arrival and gave us suggestions during the week for walks in the area and also apples from their orchard. All in all a delightful week. We’ve stayed in many Classic properties and this was certainly one of the best.

This was probably the most well appointed, clean and beautiful cottages i have ever stayed in. I cannot fault it, the views were stunning, it was well located, it was clean and fully equipped and everything worked perfectly. A wonderful relaxing place with a peaceful atmosphere

Classic Cottages have many lovely cottages on the site and The Stables must rank as one of the very best. The accommodation is exceptional, the views very good and the garden lovely. We absolutely loved the Jo Downs mirror in the bathroom. Andrew & Jan are very friendly and welcoming and there if they are needed to give advice re The Stables or on places to visit, walks etc. We thoroughly recommend The Stables and hopefully will spend another holiday there at some future date.

We loved staying at The Old Stable’s, it’s certainly in our top two of self catering cottages, with the safety and security of visiting quests taken seriously in the cleanliness and COVID precautions that could not be faulted An excellent cottage with quality fixtures and fittings, designed with every comfort in mind. Lovely landscaped gardens with good seating areas in many locations. The friendly hosts had provided good information on the local area, with walking maps and routes direct from the cottage and further afield.

We enjoyed our stay at the Old Stables. It was so socially distant the nearest neighbour was half a mile away!! The owners gave us access to the vegetable garden and greenhouse produce, as vegetarians this was greatly appreciated. The decor was completed to a very high standard and we appreciated the spaciousness created by the vaulted ceilings. The owners were very conscientious about our safety and this was very valued. The bedding was superb. The duvet was specially constructed so that each visitor had a fresh one. Underfloor heating ensured that constant temperatures were maintained. the southwest facing back patio was a joy to return home to.

An excellent cottage in a wonderfully quiet location, with superb hosts.

Our stay at The Stables was absolutely delightful,a perfect holiday that combines peaceful surroundings, beautiful countryside and marvellous coastal and inland walks the Stables are stunning light airy and spacious with wonderful views of countryside, would like to thank Janice and Andrew for making us so welcome and looking forward to a return visit

Many Thanks. Mr.Mrs. Kershaw

This property is one of the very best and most luxurious Classic Cottages we have stayed in. We had a really wonderful (and safe!) holiday after months of isolation in lockdown. The Stables is situated in the very best position - incredibly close to the coast for many lovely clifftop walks - and a fabulous view of Dartmoor from the property itself, with breathtaking moorland walks within easy reach. Very friendly and helpful owners. Superb!

We have just returned from a fantastic week away in Devon - even the autumnal rain did not dent our enjoyment thanks to our stay in this well thought out barn conversion with all the mod cons including under floor heating and a fantastic shower. We appreciated the welcoming and thoughtful touches of the owners who live close by. The rolling hills from our holiday home windows, including the starry night sky will live long in our memory."

Andrew and Jan were extremely friendly and helpful and the property was ideally placed to explore the south west coast path. Would highly recommend for anybody looking for a peaceful break in beautiful surroundings.

An ideal quiet retreat. The Old Stables is a luxurious, relaxing holiday rental with a beautiful view and lovely garden. Hosts Andrew and Jan ensure that you have everything you require and provide knowledge of the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

This well equipped, spacious cottage in rural Devon really is one of a kind. Stunning views from 'your own' well kept backyard. Most helpful owners.

Beautiful property in rural location with stunning views and a beautiful garden.

Recently converted and finished to a very high standard.

We received a very warm welcome from the proud and enthusiastic owners who also provided useful information about local walks, restaurants and places to visit.

We have stayed in a few Classic Cottage's accommodation and The Old Stables is the best yet.

The owners had clearly endeavoured to make this holiday home very special, with great flare and attention to detail.We can honestly say that it is the most luxurious and comfortable holiday let that we have ever stayed in, and would hope to return. Set in beautiful surroundings and very peaceful - a perfect place to recharge the batteries.There are plenty of lovely places to visit within the S.Hams. The owners made us feel most welcome and were most anxious to attend to our needs.

The Old Stables has been lovingly converted into a comfortable, modern yet homely self catering let with beautiful views. There are some lovely walks on the doorstep and a pub with great food just over a mile or so away. Janice and Andrew are the perfect hosts. Very welcoming and helpful with useful tips on places to see, walking routes and eateries. Nothing is too much trouble and Tilly, their spaniel, was adorable. We had a wonderful, relaxing break and definitely hope to return In the future.

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