3 Lownards Cottage is a quintessentially English thatched cottage located in the quaint village of Dartington in the heart of South Devon. The property sleeps four in two double bedrooms. There is a family size bathroom with a shower/mixer unit. The lounge and kitchen/dining room are located on the ground floor, the kitchen has a range of fitted kitchen units in a cream shaker style and there is a wood burner in the dining area. Outside there is a wonderful garden with a pond and summer house and even a stream at the bottom making this a most pleasant place to sit and relax during those wonderful warm summer days.
Dartington is home to the Dartington Hall Estate 1200 acre mix of farmland, woodland. It is home to 25 acres of Grade 2* listed gardens, which are open the year round. There is a cinema, concerts are performed and craft workshops are held. There are also a variety of specialist shops, bike and canoe hire, a restaurant and café. All reached by a short, 10 minutes walk on an off road route, leading on into Totnes by a riverside walk and bicycle track. The nearby strikingly thatched Cott Inn serves excellent food and beer. The coast is easily accessed, with a choice from Torbay to Dartmouth, Salcombe and places.
On arrival sit down, relax and enjoy a cream tea which has been supplied by the owner.
The lounge is well appointed and has a very traditional feel with its stylish wing arm chairs and burr elm chests of drawers. There is a wood burner providing a focul point and warmth for those cosy nights in when you can curl up and watch a good movie or play games. The deep window cill and thick walls remind you that you're in a property that is traditionally built and one with a definite sense of belonging and history.
The kitchen/dining room is a wonderfully social area with it's solid wood floor, wooden table and chairs and even a sofa for those who just want to chill out with you whilst the wonderful smells of your amazing cooking whets their appetite! The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of cream base and wall units in a shaker style. There is an electric fan assisted oven, a halogen hob, separate fridge and freezer, microwave oven, toaster anda coffee machine. There is also a second wood burner which forms a warm central focul point.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both with windows allowing the natural light to flood in. Exposed thick roof timbers add to the cottages' traditional feel reminding you once again of the age of this wonderful building. Heating is provided by a modern eco-efficient wall mounted electric panel heaters. In the bedrooms you will find some interesting artifacts adorning the walls and ledges, from an antique jug and bowl and a bowler hat to straw boaters and cuddly teddy bears!
The recently refurbished bathroom is situated to the front of the property and is furnished with a white 3 piece bathroom suite including a low level wc, a built in sink with pedesatal unit and bath with mixer shower and an electrically heated towel-rail. The window faces the front of the property with the thatch from the framing the view towards the lovely garden and the summer house and the woodlands beyond.
A cobbled drive leads to the property and there is ample parking for up to two cars.The charming garden is immediately to the front of the cottage across the cobbled drive, boasts a summer house, BBQ area, a pond and a running stream at the bottom. It is a quiet and restful retreat to enjoy at anytime of the year.
Tumble Dryer is supplied and located in the garage, this is shared.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden
- Nearest shop 0.1 mile
- Nearest pub 0.7 mile
- 8 miles from the coast
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|2nd June 2017 - 21st July 2017||£672.00|
|21st July 2017 - 8th September 2017||£898.00|
|8th September 2017 - 20th October 2017||£672.00|
|20th October 2017 - 27th October 2017||£777.00|
|27th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017||£562.00|
|22nd December 2017 - 6th January 2018||£777.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
Beautiful cottage in quiet surroundings within walking distance to the Dartington shops. Both bedrooms were of an equal size, and the bed was very comfortable with one side being slightly softer than the other. (2 singles together) A lovely cream tea was waiting for us on arrival in the kitchen which was well stocked. Garden was large with a lovely sun house and pool. It was so nice to be able to take our dogs to such a nice place so they could enjoy their holiday as well. All in all highly recommended. Michelle & Andy from Stourbridge - 16th September 2016
An oasis of calm in a busy world.
The cottage is delightful, the beds supremely comfortable and the hosts welcoming. Judith - 19th August 2016
The cottage was charming, very well furnished and appointed. The extensive garden was private and simply wonderful-the best of English gardens. The cottage was very well located-easy walks to shops, pub and Dartngton Hall's shops, coffee house and events. There was a nearby garage. Totnes is nearby and easily accessible by car. Our hosts, John and Liz, were friendly and courteous. Overall, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Alan from Aberdeen - 15th July 2016
Excellent very pleasant
Thatched cottage. Owners very helpfull. Loved staying there.Linda from Australia - 21st June 2016
A lovely cottage in an idyllic setting, away from busy roads but walking distance to good shops.
Number 3 is delightful , the pictures in the brochure don't do it full justice. The same goes for the garden, it's much larger and so tranquil, the stream at the bottom is an utter delight as is the large summerhouse. Everything inside was to a very high standard and the mix of quality ceramics , Ornaments and furniture made me feel really at home. The bedrooms are large, warm and extremely well-furnished. If I can suggest one thing it would be that the rating should be at least four star, at three and half stars i nearly didn't book, I wanted a cottage close to Tanner Bates' Leatherschool at Dartington and this was a lovely walk to reach it, and flat! Not an easy place to find without better directions or sat nav. When I arrived there was a nicely set Devon tea awaiting. No wine, goodies or discount card,though. I did inform your office that I wasn't bringing a dog , and they reassured me this £20 would be refunded. The hot water problem was quickly sorted and I found it to be my fault not the lovely owners' Hazel from Barton-under-Needwood - 20th May 2016
3 lownards cottage, is a beautiful property, as is the charming garden.Ideal for sitting out, and taking refreshment,while watching the small shallow river at the end of the garden, an artists delight! Inside the cottage is very tastefully furnished with everything that would be required for a weeks holiday. When we arrived after a long drive,we found Liz, who lives next door, had left us scones etc. and tea, which was very welcomed, thanks! Totnes,the nearest town,close by is lovely,most of it very old and great to wander round,plus there is the river Dart,where I recommend the round trip on a bus, steam train, to Dartmouth, then the boat trip back to Totnes. This area is ideal for touring to Dartmoor,and many seaside resorts, pretty villages,just be aware the narrow roads seem to go on for ever,and easy to get lost! Heather, from Conwy - 5th June 2015
Charming , thoughtful and comfortable cottage.
Very cosy and well equipped. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. Julie from Totternhoe - 22nd May 2015