Heron's Haunt

Totnes, South Devon

  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Luxurious four bed, three bathroom family property with an acre of outside space perfect for all the family. 

You can book this property from:

  • £755 per week
  • £108 per night
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide

Property Name: Heron's Haunt
Description: Semi-Detached House

The nearest bus stop is: Dartington - 5 minute drive away
The nearest train station is: Totnes Train Station - 10 minute drive away
The nearest food shop is: Totnes - Morrisons
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Rattery - Church House Inn
The nearest petrol is: Dartington - 5 minute drive away
Mobility equipment hire is: Torquay

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Gravel driveway 
For what sized cars? Up to 3 large vehicles
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available: 3/4 spaces
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to the property from the parking: In front of the property 
Is parking level? Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: N/A
Is it pay and display? N/A
The width of the path to the property is: 230cm
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 3

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? 2 Door Height - 200cm 
The doors widths are: 85cm
Keyhole height: 96cm
How many steps are there to the entrance: 0

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 118cm
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 170cm
The worktop height is: 90cm
Is the oven set high or low? Waist and Eye Level Ovens
The fridge height is: 94cm
The freezer height is: 80cm
Is crockery stored high or low? Low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 2 Floors
The number of steps between floors is: 13 Steps
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 73cm
Bed sizes are: 2 x 5' King, 4 x 3' Singles
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 73cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? Yes
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up? Yes
The flooring is: Laminate

Outdoor facilities
External areas are not stepped
Permanent seated is provided
There is outside lighting
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
There are barriers to enter into part of the garden - Yes wooden fencing
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas - please be aware the property is on a working farm

Is there a landline for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: Good with major phone networks
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: NA


Heron's Haunt is based in the rural village of Rattery just outside of South Brent in South Devon. Rattery has an abundance of countryside walking paths and is within a short walk of Rattery village which houses a village shop (open every Tuesday), pick up some essentials like a loaf of bread, milk and biscuits. The Church House Inn, a characterful country pub serving a high quality menu with great attention to detail and offers a wide selection of local ales, ciders and wines. Lastly, the village hall hosts a range of events for you to enjoy whilst you're on holiday, like village fundraisers, music and dance nights and craft activities. Heron's Haunt offers guests the best of both worlds, fully immerse yourself in the relaxation sensation that a countryside location can offer however, in less than 5 miles get back to the hussle and bussle of a town and visit Totnes and Dartington for some adventure, retail therapy and food. 

Heron's Haunt is a luxurious semi detached property based a mile from the main village of Rattery. The family have taken great care in providing everything a family looks for when booking a self catering property and have worked their creative magic to make handcrafted pieces throughout the property. They have also used wood throughout the property from the famous Dartmouth Lower Ferry when the slipway underwent restoration works, it looks fantastic. The property offers parking for four to five vehicles with a large amount of outside space specifically designated to the guests with their own paved terrace at the rear of the property with a barbeque and outside seating along with a grass garden. Large open spaces make up the living, dining and kitchen area along with a cloakroom, ground floor bedroom and ensuite. The first floor is made up of three bedrooms, one with ensuite and a family bathroom, and an extra room storing the baby friendly equipment. 

Ground Floor

Living - Smart 49" Flat Screen Samsung TV, Handmade Coffee Table, Two Electrical Recliner Leather Free Standing Armchairs, Two Free Standing Leather Armchairs with footstools, Four Seater Leather Manual Recliner, Piano for guests to use

Kitchen/Dining - Large Solid Wood Table with seven Chairs and a Handmade Seating Bench, Panasonic Wall Mounted 42" TV with Games Console and a selection of games. Breakfast Bar with two High Level Stools, Sandstrong Wine Fridge, Fridge, freezer, Belling Electric Four Ring Hob with Overhead Extractor, Integrated Belling Electric Double Oven, Indesit Dishwasher, Kenwood Microwave, Nescafe Pod coffee machine (Guests will need to bring their own pods/coffee).

Utility - Washer/Dryer and additional storage

Cloakroom - Hand basin, w.c.

Bedroom 4 - Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking)Ensuite Shower Room - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C.


First Floor

Master Bedroom - Outstanding countryside views, King (5'), balcony, JVC 32" Smart TV with Integrated DVD Player, Two Freestanding Armchairs, Build in Low Level Wardrobe and Chest of Drawers  Ensuite Shower Room - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C.

Bedroom 3 - Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking), Coffee Table, Freestanding Chair, Chest of Drawers, JVC DVD Combi 21" TV and Walk in Wardrobe. 

Bedroom 2 - King bed (5'), Built in Wardrobe, 19" Wall Mounted TV and a Balcony with Countryside Views.

Family Bathroom - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Large Luxury Built in Bath with Extendable Mixer Tap Shower Head, Double Hand Basins and W.C.

Garden - Paved terrace is enclosed with outside seating, Charcoal Barbeque (Guests to bring their own charcoal) and a large grassed area which is not enclosed (Please be aware this is shared with the house next door)  

Parking - Parking is private to Heron's Haunt, there are between four to five spaces depending on vehicle size. Parking is directly in front and to the side of the property. 


Changeover Day: Friday - Arrival 16:00 - Departure 10:00am

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay. 

Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent. Heated towel rails in bathrooms. 

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please let us know during the booking process if you would like the twin beds made up as Super-Kings.  

Baby Equipment: Travel cot (bedding not provided), high chair, stair gates, provided. Other equipment not provided, please bring your own. 


Shop:  1 ml (village shop, every Tuesday)      Pub: 1 ml (The Church House Inn)

Notes - No smoking. No pets. WiFi provided. Mobile Phone Signal is Strong. This property is serviced by a septic tank. Please be aware this is a working farm. 

Short Breaks - Short breaks accepted in Low and Mid-Season- minimum of 3 nights. 


Wonderfully spacious, good furnishings, fully fitted, wonderful view! Very satisfied, pretty little village of Rattery within short walk with attractive church to look around (unusual scraffiti!), old pub and very friendly potter Sally with a studio by the pub, the Wobbly Potter, with good wares and does classes too!

Caroline P,

We were the first guests lucky enough to stay at Heron's Haunt, and it was amazing. The property was immaculate, with high quality furnishings and lots of space. Jayne and Roy were helpful and welcoming. We highly recommend.

Mr Jonathan H,