Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a long driveway, Oak Cottage is based within the grounds of Swainstone Manor and provides one of the most peaceful settings for the perfect holiday. With beautiful rolling countryside from every angle, sitting back and relaxing in your own enclosed garden is a must, and guarantees to relieve you from the day-to-day chaos.
Oak Cottage is one of five properties situated in this little piece of heaven, so although you are off the beaten track, a friendly face is only across the courtyard. The cottage is a lovingly furnished, home-from-home barn conversion, making it a welcoming retreat to return to after a long day exploring the many gems of the South Hams.
You are really spoilt in this location, from golden sandy beaches and coves within a short drive to the glamour and action in the city of Plymouth and the infamous 'moors'. Oak Cottage perches on the southwest tip of Dartmoor, making a day of adventure in this beautiful moorland a 'must do' day out for the family.
A day or three spent on one of the many breathtaking beaches cannot be missed. Within eight miles you have the golden sands of Mothecombe Beach, the sheltered cove beach of Challaborough, and the beautiful Bigbury-on-Sea beach which offers action, relaxation and romance, especially if you take a trip to the simply stunning Burgh Island - leave it until the tide has come in and your sea taxi awaits to take you over to the island. What a fabulous way to make some really special holiday memories!
Teeming with characterful cafes, restaurants and pubs the location of Oak Cottage offers everything you could need within a short drive from the property. Ivybridge is a friendly town with a scattering of characterful and welcoming pubs nearby, however being only a short drive from the A38, Oak Cottage provides you with a fabulous base to explore the wider charms of south Devon should you wish to venture further afield.
South Devon boasts some of the most charming villages and towns, all with their own culture, character and attraction - Dartmouth, Totnes, Salcombe and Kingsbridge to mention a few. Your drive through this fabulous area will be breathtaking, taking in the unspoilt rolling countryside, or the amazing views from the coastline, any day trip is always a pleasure.
There is simply too much to do in the surrounding areas. For the adrenalin junkies there is wind surfing, kite surfing or body boarding readily available, or for those who just fancy a stroll along the south Devon coast path, your views will be unrivalled and unforgettable. Dartmoor and all the wonders it has to offer is a very special area to visit. Pack up a picnic, park the car in one of the many parking spaces offered across the moor roads, sit back and watch the world and local residents pass by. Dartmoor is famous for its wealth of roaming ponies and sheep, which are all ready and waiting to give you a big Dartmoor welcome, especially if you have food! Maybe a spot of shopping, followed by a top notch restaurant ticks your boxes? If so, easy connection can be made to Plymouth and the Barbican which is alive with restaurants, cafes and wine bars; not forgetting the Hoe or the waterfront which is a delightful place to sit back and let the world pass you by. I could go on forever as to the activities and the 'must see' attractions; however you really need to sample these delights for yourself to truly appreciate them.
Oak Cottage is the perfect all year round venue, as this quality property along with all these surrounding gems are available all year round, and can look even more stunning in the crisp throes of winter. So what are you waiting for!
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, CD player and wood-burner
Kitchen with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-cupboard with washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds
Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Oak Cottage is at the end of a 0.4 mile long, unmade track which can be bumpy and uneven in places. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full LPG gas-fired CH
The stunning Oak Cottage.
What a lovely spot to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Comfy sitting-area leading straight onto the decked area.
Perfectly positioned dining-table.
Decked area looking out onto the fully enclosed garden.
Perfect spot for a barbecue whilst watching the games unfold in the garden.
Open plan sitting/dining area.
The master bedroom boasts the most wonderful views.
The front door leads straight into the kitchen-area.
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.
Even closer to Oak Cottage is Dartmoor National Park. This is a 'must do' day out.
Watching the Dartmoor ponies roam freely and happily is a real joy.
Lovingly maintained lawn at Oak Cottage.
Looking back into the sitting-area from the decked patio.
Looking back through to the kitchen from the sitting-area.
Plenty of space for preparing that family feast.
One of the many breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the cottage.
Bedroom 2, once again with lovely views over the rolling countryside.
Family bathroom with a super corner bath.
Vibrant colours flow through the second bedroom.
Some very special touches throughout Oak Cottage.
An abundance of games and books for you and your party to enjoy. Hours of fun and games to be had in this corner.
Delightful decoration throughout.
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.