Welcome to Belle Vue Cottage.
Light the wood-burner and snuggle up after a full and action-packed day.
A stylish and cosy sitting-room to enjoy snuggling up in.
The beautiful super-king size bed in bedroom 1.
Belle Vue Cottage is picturesque all year round.
What a fabulous spot to enjoy the morning paper in.
Your own piece of heaven. The fully enclosed garden provides the perfect space to enjoy a touch of dining al fresco. Note, the garden furniture will be in place for your arrival.
Looking back at the cottage from your private garden.
Inside we go...
Step into the kitchen and dining area.
A great space to enjoy any meal.
Large and spacious kitchen.
Serving up a feast in this kitchen/dining space is so easy to do.
So much space for preparation.
The stairs link up into the first floor from the cosy sitting-room.
Beautiful glowing wood-burner.
Bedroom 1 is super spacious and light.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
Beautiful touches throughout.
Family bathroom.
What a super tub to relax and unwind in.
Stylish, airy and bright.
The twin room is equally as attractive, offering comfort, style and space.
Bedroom 3 is super delightful.
Peeking into bedroom 3.
Stylish yet comfy furnishings and fixtures.
What a fabulous footstool!
Belle Vue Cottage is a super sweet country retreat.
The wild flowers which surround this cottage are super vibrant and colourful.
Your garage and sloped parking. Note, the driveway and parking space are recommended for small to medium cars only (due to the width of the approach and space).
From your doorstep, looking over to the garage and the access to the garden.

Belle Vue Cottage

4657

Totnes / Sleeps 5 + cot*

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7 Nights from £525

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

Nearest pub

The Rattery Church House Inn (50 yards)

A traditional country pub offering a warm welcome and friendly service. With pretty gardens, ample seating for al fresco dining and a warming log fire to keep you warm in winter, this is the perfect place to visit for drinks or a meal.

Nearest beach

Paignton Sands (9 ½ miles)

The long flat reddish sands are family-friendly, with Punch and Judy, pedalos paddling and a pier.

Nearest walk

Lady's Wood (3 ½ miles)

Here you'll find a small reserve on the southern edge of Dartmoor with 3 hectares of woodland and a circular walking trail of 30 - 40 minutes. Looked after by the Devon WildlifeTrust, this is a lovely place to spend time enjoying peace and tranquility amongst the wildlife. Take a look at their website for location details.

Nearest town

Buckfastleigh (3 ¼ miles)

Is a small, quiet town surrounded by hills and meadows. Best known for nearby Buckfast Abbey (now famous for its honey and wine) and the South Devon Railway that runs along the River Dart to the market town of Totnes seven miles away. There is a strange mausoleum in the town churchyard which local legend says has black dogs howling and breathing fire around it - this was apparently the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’.

Also nearby

Greenway (9 ¼ 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

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


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

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

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

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

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.

Bantham (13 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Dartmouth (11 miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

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

August 2021

Dartmouth

We were staying in Brixham and decided to book tickets on the boat to Dartmouth .the boat crossing was fine , lasted about 80 mins. Dartmouth is a beautiful location with some great shops and eateries .well worth a visit!
We got the steam train back to Paignton which was a good experience and then the bus back to Brixham .Alternatively the drive to Dartmouth is short and you can get on the car ferry across the river


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

The Pack Horse (2 ¾ miles)

A traditional Devon pub with the benefit of having a tea room. Located in the centre of the village, good food is available and there's a walled garden for sunny days.

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

September 2021

Pack Horse Review

Fabulous Sunday lunch as per our reviews. Staff were lovely

The Shops at Dartington (3 miles)

This former apple-pressing mill is now a stylish shopping centre, with plenty to do for all the family, whatever the weather. Explore the shops and galleries where you'll find a unique collection of gifts including luxury food, Dartington Crystal, jewellery, ceramics and books, or relax in one of the cafes or picnic areas. Children will enjoy the traditional toy shops and play-zone. There is also a woodland trail around the old Tweedmill with its working waterwheel, onto the Dartington Estate. All profits go to supporting the charitable activities of the Dartington Hall Trust.

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

September 2012

Dartington Cider Press

This is a great place and the Dartington Glass shop is excellent. There are other gift shops and craft shops. If you want to really spoil yourself book a treatment at the Haven Spa. Lunch in the cafe - excellent food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

This is a great little place if you want to buy a special souvenir - there are beautiful gift shops and craft outlets, plus a cafe and some very tasty ice creams!

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