The long sweeping drive delivers you to the centre of this little piece of heaven at Ullacombe Cottage. What a fabulously peaceful and tranquil spot.
You have a delightful private patio, which is a real little sun-trap.
The fabulous wood-burner makes this room super cosy on chillier nights.
Looking across at Ullacombe Cottage from one of the many beautiful spots within the gardens.
The master bedroom is a very welcome sight after a full day of exploring this fabulous area.
Step into the cottage and be greeted by this lovingly designed living-room.
The kitchen-area leads off the living-room and is up a small step.
This well-equipped kitchen has everything you will need to whip up a feast. The kitchen also has direct private access to the patio, making dining al fresco extremely easy.
These extremely sturdy bunk-beds make for a lovely night's sleep, for both young and old.
The family bathroom.
What a delightful little spot.
Such a picturesque place to sit with a good book and watch the world pass by.

Ullacombe Cottage

4147

2.2 miles W of Bovey Tracey / Sleeps 4

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Rock Inn, Haytor (1 mile)

A traditional English country inn near the famous Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor. Open log fires, excellent food (AA Rosette) and fine local ales make it an ideal refuelling stop for walkers.

Nearest beach

Shaldon Beach (9 ¾ miles)

Hugged by red cliffs thick with vegetation, Shaldon Beach sits at the mouth of the River Teign in Devon. Comprising of eye-catching red sand and a gently sloping shore, the beach is a popular spot in summer, providing a real haven for beach-lovers of all ages. Sit back and take in the views or try your hand at a favourite activity, this picture-postcard beach caters for everyone. For ease, facilities are located nearby and although there are no lifeguards, the beach is often used for watersports, including swimming, sailing and rowing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burgher June 2019

Dog walking

Most of Shaldon beach has a summer time ban on dog walking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Ness beach

Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)

Nearest walk

Templer Way (1 ¼ miles)

Retrace the old route along which granite was exported from Dartmmor to the coast via the unique Haytor Granite Tramway and the Stover Canal. The Templer Way covers 18 miles between Haytor on Dartmoor and Teignmouth on Devon's south coast.

Nearest town

Bovey Tracey (2 ¼ miles)

A bustling hub of activity, this town has an artsy-craftsy feel. It has all you need in terms of food and basics, and it’s a good bet for treats and presents, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley September 2014

Crafty

Pretty town, nice independant shops and a fantastic craft centre in the old mill.

Also nearby

Carpenters Arms (1 ¼ miles)

Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

Christine Weston

A really lovely pub serving good food and beer. Friendly service - a relaxing place to eat and drink.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Popular

We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe April 2010

Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!

Manns Deli (1 ¾ miles)

Yummy deli food that simply won't be found in any supermarket - this is what a good deli is all about. If you can't make it to the shop, their web site is chock full of goodies from deli gifts to afternoon teas - indeed their Devonshire Cream tea is one of the best in the country according to its awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Kay to the Tee November 2013

Yummy!

My delivery was very professional, strong recycled trendy cardboard box with recycled paper 'straw' packing, keeping safe my beautiful fresh scones (eat quickly!), teabags, jam, biscuits - all locally made and scrumptious! But the best were the intriguing Figgy Bombons - mini figs injected full of delectable alcohol-laced chocolate and dunked in chocolate once more. Divine!

Rugglestone Inn (4 ¼ miles)

A delightful Dartmoor inn surrounded by moorland and close to the village centre. Food is home cooked and real ales are available. In winter a roaring log fire will keep you warm and during the summer months there's a sheltered garden with access via a bridge over a moorland stream. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Recommended

Friendly staff, a good range of food and a great setting.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe June 2017

We ate here twice whilst staying in Widecombe -it's a 'proper' rural pub with an exceptionally friendly landlord and a good variety of guest ales and wine. The menu was really interesting and the meals were generous and well cooked. The pub itself is small, but there is also a larger streamside beer garden. Would highly recommend - always lots of locals here too, which speaks volumes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2009

Lovely old-fashioned homely pub by Widecombe in the Moor. Locally sourced food and real ales straight from the barrel.

Shaldon (9 ¾ miles)

Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burgher June 2019

Shaldon

The London, The Ferry Boat and the Clifford all good pubs. The London Inn and The Clipper are the places to eat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Shaldon village

Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Richardson January 2014

Very English Shaldon

A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Fabulous estuary village

Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Shaldon village life

Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.

Greenway (16 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

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