River Garden Cottage

A charming 18th century cottage with a riverside garden, a stroll away from shops and restaurants in Buckfastleigh
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  • Historic charm
  • Central location for shops & restaurants
  • Private garden with seating area overlooking the river
  • Parking for one car
  • Near Dartmoor National Park

River Garden Cottage is a charming 18th century holiday home with a riverside garden, bursting with original features. Located down a quiet, private lane, just off Buckfastleigh high street, it makes an excellent base for those wishing to explore this beautiful part of South Devon.


From the front door, you step into a welcoming open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. You’ll find an abundance of exposed stonework, oak flooring and beams, matched with rustic and original furniture and fittings. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances and you have a smart TV and high-speed broadband, so you can stay connected too.


The bedrooms are upstairs, along with a bathroom, so it comfortably sleeps up to four guests.


You can enjoy sitting out in the private lawned garden, situated a few steps along the lane from the cottage. It overlooks the fast-flowing River Mardle. In colder months, you can snuggle up in the cosy living space by a log fire.

  • King/twin bedroom
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine and washer/dryer.
  • Lounge/diner (open planned including the kitchen)
  • Smart TV
  • High speed broadband (65Mb/s)
  • Garden with table and benches by the river
  • You will be provided with a parking permit allowing use of any of the four near-by town car parks. There is also a private parking space with a narrow access for a small to medium sized car approximately 100 meters from the cottage
  • The riverside garden is a short walk away from the cottage, along a little lane

The attractive market town of Buckfastleigh sits on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is a scenic location, by the rivers of Dart, Mardle and the Dean Burn.


Originally a thriving market town for wool production, Buckfastleigh is brimming over with echoes from its past. Ancient mills, characterful cottages, a 13th century church and a Benedictine Abbey are very much part of this thriving small town.


A cottage in Buckfastleigh gives you a chance to experience living in a historic home, with easy access to local shops, a farmers’ market (Thursdays), galleries, restaurants, glorious country walks and pubs. You may also like to try out the town’s outdoor swimming pool, skate park, tennis courts and bowling green.


Explore further afield for beaches and the coastal villages of Torbay, just half an hour drive away. Totnes is the nearest train station, just 15 minutes’ drive from Buckfastleigh, with trains to Exeter and Plymouth.


Read more about the coastal path and beaches nearby in our blog post – 5 Best Beaches in Torbay, South Devon.

Kerry Avatar
08/05/22 - Airbnb

What a great place to stay. We stayed for a full week as a family of 3. The cottage itself... read more

Jeremy Avatar
01/05/22 - Airbnb

Lovely cottage in a great location.

Monika Avatar
18/04/22 - Airbnb

Ein hübsches - für 4 Personen - sehr kleines Haus mitten im Zentrum von Buckfastleigh. Alle Geschäfte fußläufig. Der Garten... read more

Clair Avatar
13/03/22 - Airbnb

This was a lovely, comfortable little house for a family of 4, with 2 children under 12 for short break.... read more

Nikki Avatar
07/03/22 - Airbnb

A lovely, comfortable cottage, tastefully decorated, warm and cosy. The garden is lovely to sit in. ( full sun for... read more

Tony Avatar
04/03/22 - Airbnb

This cottage is perfect cozy and clean and has everything you need parking is absolutely fine in a larger car... read more

Teresa Avatar
19/02/22 - Airbnb

Ideal location, clean & cosy. Perfect for a short break.

Charles Avatar
14/02/22 - Airbnb

Great Cottage and location, good pub 30 second walk away.

Charlotte Avatar
12/02/22 - Airbnb

The cottage is lovely, compact and well-arranged - we found it really welcoming and there was an issue with the... read more