Accessed via a short flight of steps, Lantern Cottage is a charming semi-detached retreat, located in the centre of the bustling and energetic town of Totnes. If you are looking for a holiday which offers history, culture, and charm, surrounded by stunning countryside, Lantern Cottage offers the perfect package. Step out of the property and only moments away you will find yourself on the eclectic and rather special Totnes High Street, let the magic begin!
Simply strolling around Totnes, witnessing all it has to offer is an attraction in itself. With several museums, art galleries, a community-owned cinema, and a steam railway on your doorstep, there's never a dull moment in this spectacular town. Totnes offers a plethora of shops, boutiques and even a weekly market where numerous local traders flood the market square with stalls, supplying everything you could possibly imagine. There's a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and friendly high street pubs, all ready with a warm welcome to serve up that lunchtime or evening treat. Add to this the fabulous walks from your doorstep; head upriver to the Dartington Estate or downriver through beautiful rolling countryside.
Not forgetting that the glorious south Devon coastline is only a short car, bus or train journey away. Offering the most glorious sandy and pebble beaches. There are numerous magical beaches and coves to be explored in Brixham, Dartmouth, Slapton and Bigbury-on-Sea to name just a few destinations. That unforgettable family day on the beach awaits. Dartmoor, with its stunning walks and scenery, is also just 15 minutes away by car or train. Lantern Cottage is just a few minutes' walk from Totnes train station and with good public transport available locally is suitable for those travelling without a car.
Following a full day of exploring, a warm welcome awaits; Lantern Cottage offers two lovely bedrooms, an open plan living-room with a cosy feel, and should you wish to escape to a quiet space with a good book, a staircase leads up from the living-room, into the wonderful mezzanine (suitable for adults and children over seven only). Or perhaps finishing the day with a glass of something tasty whilst relaxing in your private courtyard sounds just the ticket, if so, Lantern Cottage caters perfectly.
Whether it be a family vacation or friends meeting to enjoy the delights of the nearby eateries and superb wine bars, Lantern Cottage provides the perfect all year round venue. Totnes is teeming with activity and things to see and take part in, from street markets on a Friday and Saturday to a medieval castle a short stroll away. Should you wish to venture further afield, you are spoilt for choice, from river or kayak trips on the beautiful River Dart to the sandy beaches of Broadsands.
Within a short drive (or a rather longer walk), you are surrounded by beauty and activity galore, such as the Sharpham vineyard, which is just three miles away, definitely worth a trip! Totnes and the surrounding areas also offer an array of days out for the younger members of your group. Pennywell Farm is an adorable attraction just five miles away, along with the fabulous Paignton Zoo. Should you fancy venturing a little further, within ten miles you have the extremely popular Woodlands Family Theme Park and Splashdown Quaywest waterpark. Lantern Cottage is a real treat whatever the weather, especially as you are surrounded by attractions and hotspots galore, a week or even two will not be enough!
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
The stairs leading to the mezzanine are open-tread and open-sided so this area is not to be used by children under seven. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 55 yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
The open plan living arrangement makes holidaying together a real pleasure.
Beautiful courtyard to enjoy a spot of fresh air with a good book.
Lantern Cottage is nestled in the heart of fabulous Totnes.
Bedroom one is home to this comfy king-size bed.
The kitchen offers oodles of space to whip up that feast.
Whether you're cooking, dining, or relaxing, doing it together in this lovely open-plan space is a real pleasure.
Lovely views out over Totnes from the dining-area
The mezzanine stairs lead off the living-area.
The mezzanine level is a great place to escape to and enjoy the roof-top views.
Cosy sitting-area for relaxing in the evening.
Extra comfy seating.
The view out of the living-room window. You can see out over Totnes and over the rolling countryside in the distance.
Bedroom one is home to this king-size bed.
Vibrant colours to wake up to.
Lovely area for relaxing in or getting ready for the evening's dinner date.
Twin bedroom. Perfect for the little ones of the group.
This area is ideal for those seeking a little peace and quiet or having to answer a few critical emails.
This well-placed desk space overlooks your private courtyard.
Welcome to Lantern Cottage.
A lovely patio table set enables you to enjoy your charming surroundings.
The entrance to Lantern Cottage is via four steps.
The beautiful courtyard is bustling with colour.
You are that close to the car park, you can see it from the living-room (to the right of the shot).
Blackpool Sands beach is not far away and offers the perfect day at the beach.
The stunning shingle beach at Slapton Sands.
The bustling Brixham harbour town is only a short car drive away.
The blue flag Breakwater Beach and cafe in Brixham. A fabulous beach for young and old.
The stunning rolling moors are certainly a sight to see. A trip to Dartmoor is a must, especially as it's right on your doorstep.
Some of the cheeky chappies on Dartmoor.
Slightly further afield, the glorious coastline will treat you to numerous stunning beaches. This is Bantham and Bigbury Beach.