The Old Stables

A characterful 18th century cottage with a garden, a walk away from shops and restaurants in Buckfastleigh
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  • Historic charm
  • Walk to shops and restaurants in Buckfastleigh
  • Near Dartmoor National Park
  • Wifi, Sky and BT Sports
  • Baby grand piano

The Old Stables is a gorgeous, characterful cottage in the market town of Buckfastleigh, near Dartmoor National Park.


A peaceful, secluded hideaway with period features throughout, this tasteful conversion provides all the comfort and style for a truly unique holiday experience.


A former 18th Century stables and tucking loft, The Old Stables is situated at the end of a quiet courtyard in a  peaceful setting.


When you open the door to the cottage, you step into the glass-roofed Orangery. It is a beautiful, bright room where you can enjoy a drink or read a book surrounded by fruit trees and flowering plants. This leads directly into an open living room with its wooden beams, wood burner and baby grand piano. It is such a relaxing and cosy place to be!


There is a full package of entertainment available with the 48″ Curved Ultra HD Samsung Flatscreen TV, including the full SKY package (inc. Movies, Sports, Documentaries) plus BT Sports. With 4K Blueray, Wifi and a selection of DVD’s & books mean there is always something to do even if the weather is against you.


The open plan lounge-diner leads into a country cottage kitchen with terracotta floor tiles. From here, a door leads to a secluded, stone-walled courtyard with patio table and chairs, the setting for long summer evening drinks and meals together.


The Chapel Room downstairs leads from the lounge area and accommodates couples or two singles. With wooden beams and stone walls, this room has some unique features including circular window, granite post and Suffolk latch doors.


Up the open staircase leading onto a first floor landing is the family bathroom, complete with a hydrotherapy bath with spa jets, lighting and shower wand. Feature walls and beams, again make this a bathroom to spend time in.


From the landing, the large master bedroom opens up to reveal the heritage of the Old Stables. Twisted oak beams, vaulted ceilings and complimentary antique furniture make for a truly romantic experience.

  • The Orangery – a glass-roofed conservatory
  • Living room with wood burner and baby grand piano, TV with including the full SKY package (inc. Movies, Sports, Documentaries) plus BT Sports. With 4K Blueray, Wifi, DVD’s & books
  • Lounge-diner
  • Kitchen
  • Courtyard with patio table and chairs
  • Double/Twin bedroom (The Chapel Room) downstairs leads from the lounge area and accommodates couples or two singles
  • Family bathroom (first floor) with a hydrotherapy bath with spa jets, lighting and shower wand
  • Master double bedroom with a super king bed and lovely characterful beams
  • The Old Stables has no allocated parking but there is plenty of on road parking just a short walk away from the cottage
  • There is no shower in the bathroom, just the hand held shower wand over the hydrotherapy bath with spa jets

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.

Kathryn Avatar
09/05/22 - Airbnb

If you are considering booking this home for a break away, don't hesitate, it is even more beautiful than the... read more

Georgina Avatar
06/05/22 - Airbnb

Nice spacious cottage nestled down a lane of similar pretty cottages. Well located for the Main Street and short drive... read more

Chrissie Avatar
22/04/22 - Airbnb

A very comfortable spotlessly clean place to stay a real home from home. Only setback parking if you have walking... read more

Helen Avatar
01/04/22 - Airbnb

We had such a brilliant time at the old stables, it’s a beautiful little hideaway. The space was clean, it... read more

Shirley Avatar
28/03/22 - Airbnb

Beautiful cottage living space surprisingly large. Very tasteful decor. Everything you need plus organic food.

Sean Avatar
21/03/22 - Airbnb

Very nice apartment, it has everything you need and beds are extremely comfortable.

Stacey Avatar
13/03/22 - Airbnb

Amazing cosy place, lovely evenings on the sofa listening to the rain in front of the log fire. Great... read more

David Avatar
06/03/22 - Airbnb

Great Place.. Lovely stay.

Paul Avatar
26/02/22 - Airbnb

We had a lovely time in 'The Stables'. My wife and I along with our twin 13 year old girls... read more