Unravelling the Enchanting Charm of Holiday Homes in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh, nestled on the fringes of the picturesque Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, is a quaint town that has captivated the hearts of visitors for centuries. Known for its authentic charm, historic landmarks, and vibrant community, Buckfastleigh offers an idyllic setting for a memorable holiday. One of the best ways to experience the true essence of this remarkable destination is by staying in a holiday home. In this article, we will explore the allure of holiday homes in Buckfastleigh, highlighting the benefits and unique features that make them an ideal choice for a relaxing and immersive getaway.

Charming Architecture and Unique Interiors

Buckfastleigh is steeped in history, and holiday homes here often showcase the region’s distinctive architectural style. From traditional thatched cottages to elegant Georgian residences, these accommodations offer a glimpse into the town’s rich heritage. The interiors of these holiday homes are thoughtfully designed, blending modern amenities with period features, creating a harmonious fusion of old-world charm and contemporary comfort.

Guests can revel in the cozy ambiance of a log fire, admire exposed beams and stonework, and experience the warmth of wooden floors underfoot. Every room tells a story, transporting visitors back in time while providing all the conveniences and luxuries they desire.

Personalised Experiences and Privacy

Holiday homes in Buckfastleigh offer unparalleled privacy and the freedom to create your own personalised experience. Unlike hotels, these self-contained properties ensure that guests have their own private space to unwind, relax, and spend quality time with loved ones. Whether you’re traveling as a couple, with family, or a group of friends, holiday homes cater to various group sizes and preferences.

Moreover, our holiday homes provide amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and some with private courtyards and gardens. This allows our visitors to enjoy the flexibility of preparing their own meals and hosting gatherings, fostering a sense of togetherness and creating unforgettable memories.

Proximity to Local Attractions

Buckfastleigh is a treasure trove of attractions, and staying in a holiday home allows visitors to conveniently explore the town and its surroundings. The Buckfast Abbey, a tranquil place of worship and cultural significance, is a must-visit for its stunning architecture and serene gardens. Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a delightful experience, allowing visitors to interact with various species in a natural habitat.

The South Devon Railway, a heritage steam railway, offers nostalgic journeys through the picturesque countryside, while Pennywell Farm promises fun-filled activities for families, including animal encounters and tractor rides. Dartmoor National Park itself beckons with its vast expanses of moorland, ancient stone tors, and captivating wildlife.

A holiday in Buckfastleigh is a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in the tranquility of nature, while immersing yourself in the town’s rich history and culture. Choosing a holiday home as your accommodation allows you to savor the true essence of this remarkable destination. With their idyllic locations, captivating architecture, personalized experiences, and easy access to local attractions, holiday homes in Buckfastleigh offer an enchanting retreat that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.


A charming 18th century cottage
Cosy cottage for two in the heart of Buckfastleigh, within walking distance pubs, cafes and shops
A characterful 18th century cottage with a garden, a walk away from shops and restaurants


Cozy cottage and having the virtual parking permit to use in the car parks that are a short stroll away was really nice. Katie was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

(A light outside the front door would be good as it’s very dark at night)
The nook is a great place to stay for anyone wanting to explore Dartmoor or the coast of Devon. The Town was nice albeit lacked any restaurants within a short walk.

Quirky place to stay with lots of character.

The host was quick to reply and accommodate a last minute booking.
Absolutely loved our stay at The Nook. Katie and Rupert were very accommodating and helpful regarding our changing check in times. The Nook was perfectly located for our stay, with easy access to Dartmoor for hikes and lovely places to visit like Totnes. Walkable distance to local amenities. Would highly recommend a stay here.
Katie and Rupert keep a lovely, cosy cottage in Buckfastleigh. It catered to all our needs and made for such an enjoyable weekend. The experience from start to finish was very smooth. We were provided with all the information needed to check in and out and use the air bnb’s facilities. We were also welcomed with a lovely basket of goodies to kick start our holiday. Overall, we would recommend a stay at the Nook to anyone and would love to return in the future!
This was my second stay at the Nook, and it was just as good as the last time. Fantastic location for exploring Dartmoor, Buckfastleigh has everything you could need, as does the cottage. Katie's communication was great when the power went down due to a big storm, even early on Sunday morning!
Lovely little get away tucked away in Devon
We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was charming and gorgeous and the location was stunning. Lovely little village close to Dartmoor and all the beautiful waterfalls for long and fun hikes. Thanks Katie for being a great host, my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Devon!
A lovely little place in the middle of a well resourced village. Lots of great attractions in walking distance from the cottage. Katie and Rupert really helpful and responsive
Lovely little place in an off-street lane. Katie made the process simple and was very helpful.
Nice place that matched expectations. Excellent host who replied promptIy to my queries. I stayed there alone. The apartment might feel a bit snug for a couple. A minor drawback is that the apartment is off the main road in an alley without street lights. I still felt safe but this might be good to know.
Bijou cottage in the heart of Buckfastleigh.

We loved the cute layout of the cottage and the natural lighting in the bedroom and bathroom from the skylights is very lovely, bed was comfortable and the shower was nice and hot!

We enjoyed visiting South Devon Railway. A lovely steam train ride to Totnes along the River and they have a sweet little cafe there too. Also next to the railway there is a family operated otter sanctuary that also has a butterfly house, this was also a nice way to while away a couple of hours.

Katie and Rupert were very responsive and helpful throughout our stay when an unexpected incident occurred. Thank you for having us! Also thank you for the welcome goodies!
A lovely spot in central Buckfastleigh. Tidy and has everything you need
We stayed at the Nook for 9 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It is in a very central location in Buckfastleigh, just off the main street. Buckfastleigh is the perfect base for visiting Dartmoor, the South Devon coast, Exeter and Plymouth.
The accommodation is compact but cosy, and with everything you need for two people. The only drawback was the lack of a washing machine, which to be fair was actually mentioned in the ad, so not Katie's fault - just something to be aware of if you're staying a week or more.
Katie was an excellent host, very accommodating and helpful.
What's not to love about this cottage. It makes you feel right at home thanks to the warm atmosphere, comfy couch and cosy fireplace. The beds are comfy too. Communication with the host and check-in went very smoothly, the parking spot is a bit hidden but clear instructions can be found inside. The location is superb too, very close to many of the beautiful spots of Dartmoor National Park and in the center of Buckfastleigh, a cute little place with some good food. We would highly recommend going here!
This is a cosy cottage with period features situated at the end of an enclosed set of houses off a main street - it’s really quiet with access to a small garden area at the back. The cottage is well furnished with comfortable beds and sofa. We had the full Sky TV package to access films in the evening which was great. It is well located to give easy access to Dartmoor.
Parking is a bit of an issue as the main road immediately outside is narrow with double yellow lines so you take your chances with parking spaces in the adjoining roads 2-3 min walk away but it wasn’t a significant problem. There is no shower but a bath shower head. The bath takes about 20 mins to fill but the water is still nice & hot when you get in. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
Katie's cottage is lovely - the bed is enormous and comfortable, the sitting room we'll set up, the kitchen is well stocked and it's within walking distance of everything Buckfastleigh has to offer. We highly recommend a trip to the otter sanctuary and the coffee house for an excellent cup of coffee.
The downsides are the on street parking is very hit and miss and there is no shower - much as we enjoyed the spa bath we really missed the opportunity for a quick shower.
We had a great holiday- fab location and looking forward to a return visit
Nice comfortable house in a good location on the edge of Dartmoor. Everything works as it should but - although not a problem for us - anyone with mobility problems should note that you will need to park a few minutes' walk from the house.