The cosy sitting-room with its warming open fire.
The stunning top floor bedroom (bedroom 3).
A welcoming cup of tea and cake after a day out exploring the surrounding area.
Lovely deep sofas to snuggle into.
A blazing fire giving warmth on cooler evenings.
The mews street, Atlas Cottage is not shown, it is on the left at the entrance to the mews. The sitting-out area is down here on the right.
There's plenty of space for the four of you to relax and unwind.
The front door opens into the sitting-room, the door to the right is the cloakroom and to the left to the steep wooden staircase.
The Owners have an eclectic selection of pictures and prints.
You can study a map of Dartmoor and plan your trips out whilst haivng a cup of tea.
This interesting papier mache figure is above the fireplace.
The well-fitted kitchen with a cheery bright red blind at the window.
The kitchen/diner.
A vintage sytle radio in the kitchen.
The twin bedroom is on the first floor (this is bedroom 2).
Plenty of space for the kids, or grown ups if they prefer a bed each.
Shades of blue in bedroom 1 on the first floor.
Sparkling white linen is on all the beds. This is bedroom 1.
Fifties Devon posters on the landing.
Pretty fabric flowers in the ornamental fireplace in bedroom 2.
Step off the landing into the very spacious  master bedroom (bedroom 3).
This is the most amazing bedroom.
You can give yourself a holiday treat and have a lie in watching the wall-mounted TV.
What a gorgeous bedroom.

A pretty touch in the bathroom.
The modern bathroom on the top floor.
A bright modern bathroom is on the top floor.
The top floor landing.
Stairs from first to second floor.
The steep staircase up to the first floor.
The front of the cottage faces the outside street and you enter through the wooden gates into the mews, with the front door the first on the left.
Looking back to the entrance gates into the mews.
The front door.
The little sitting-out area in the mews, which is not private as other neighbours use the mews and also hang out washing occasionally!
The mews street, Atlas Cottage is not shown, it is on the left at the entrance to the mews. The sitting-out area is down here on the right.
Looking back to the entrance gates into the mews.

Atlas Cottage


Buckfastleigh / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £353 - £768

An old weaver's cottage, dating back to early 1703 and Grade II Listed, Atlas Cottage is lovely and has low lintels and exposed beams as well as the original twisting wooden staircase. Found in a tiny mews of six cottages (there is no car access), Atlas being the first in the row; it also has a small cobbled patio halfway down the mews. In the sitting-room is an inglenook fireplace and dark grey sofas inviting you to stretch out. With a well-fitted galley-style kitchen/diner and a cloakroom on the ground floor, upstairs are a double and twin bedroom. Narrow steep stairs go to the modern bathroom and third, very striking bedroom – with exposed beams and old floorboards this is a delightful room.

There are several mews found in the Dartmoor market town of Buckfastleigh, with space enough for the weavers to wind and stretch yarns of wool. The town was an important centre of the wool trade and there are still one or two mills in the town. Being in Dartmoor National Park the town has easy access to the moors for those of you who love to walk. A good place to start is by going up the hill to visit the remains of the ruined 13th Century parish church of Holy Trinity, which sadly burnt down in 1992, although the bells survived and have been hung again to ring out on important occasions. On the way there are some great views of Buckfast Abbey, Dartmoor and the Dart Valley. The Abbot's Way starts in Buckfast and the Two Moors Way and South Devon Millennium Trail are close to the town. The Abbey fell into ruins in the 16th Century and 350 years later Benedictine monks rebuilt the Abbey on the original foundations completing it in 1938. The monks also produce a famous tonic wine, said to be good for body and soul, as well as making beautiful stained glass windows and running a farm where they keep bees – do try their marvellous honey. And for the foodies amongst you there's the famous Riverford Field Kitchen which uses fresh produce from its own fields and has a communal restaurant where you help yourself as the dishes get passed around. And of course, don't forget the south Devon coast is but a short drive away where you are spoiled for choice with some magnificent beaches. Come down and explore this lovely part of the world, it has so much to offer.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and open fire

Kitchen/Diner with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (2'6" recommended for children only)

Second Floor

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6") and TV

Although there are three bedrooms the house is only available for four guests plus a cot to ensure plenty of space for everyone.


  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Parking on road and public car park 400 yds
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 40 yds
  • Patio furniture
  • Full gas-fired CH