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.
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.