The Old Stables

A characterful 18th century cottage with a garden, a walk away from shops and restaurants
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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.

It was the perfect location for exploring Dartmoor and and the surrounding area. Loved the steam train to Totnes and had amazing food at the Bull Inn there. The neighbours were really friendly and helpful. Will hopefully be back sometime.
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This place is wonderful. Cosy and warm with a wonderful fireplace and garden areas to enjoy breakfast coffees and the like. Our boys loved the piano and exploring the outdoor spaces. Also the house is silent so bonus points for that.
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Great spot, good location, lovely bedroom, very quiet
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A wonderful base of operations for exploring Devon and Dartmoor. Charming and quiet. Really restful. Charming garden filled close on entry.
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Beautiful quirky cottage. Very clean. Great location for what we wanted to do - long walks in Dartmoor and the South West Coastal Path. The walks were magnificent and we had the most perfect weather all week. The neighbours were very friendly and Katie was super helpful with all my questions.
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Beds amazing, lounge amazing, kitchen amazing, lovely piano, great location very peaceful x
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Beautiful house in a great location for exploring the area.
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This is so cosy and warm. The piano is playable and there are two guitars there too. Everything works perfectly. Hope to go back.
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Beautiful place, beautiful cottage/mews house. When we needed some help the hosts were incredibly helpful. Brilliant location as well to see some amazing stone circles and old woods.
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Beautiful wee home, I had a lovely stay. Highly recommended!
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We went away as a little writing retreat with some equipment. It’s a beautiful place to stay with a lovely, cosy feel. However, as we had checked in advance, we were slightly disappointed the piano wasn’t tuned well and a few keys stick (perhaps due to its age and maybe just more suitable for a casual singsong and aesthetic value). So, unfortunately, it wasn’t of any use to us during our stay and we’d hoped it would be.

Overall though, if you’re just looking for a quaint little getaway on the edge of Dartmoor then it’s pretty ideal. Only other downside is the parking, but it’s manageable if you haven’t got a load of stuff and fairly easy to find a space during the day.

Hosts seem lovely and they even left a little basket with cheese, jam and bread in. Great touch.
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Enjoyed the stay from start to finish. Exceptionally well equipped, location perfect.
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What an enchanting place to stay, and close to the heart of Town. The Old Stables was very well-equipped especially in the kitchen and warm from the moment I walked in. The spa bath and grand piano were an added bonus and added to the charm. I would fully recommend this as a place to stay.
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Lovely cosy cottage for a winter break. Location would've been difficult to find as very tucked away! But clear instructions and very private & cosy. Peaceful, pretty village with great walks from the house but be warned a lot of amenities closed in December! (Nowhere to eat in the evenings). Welcome basket with butter & jams etc thoughtful and nice. Amazingly comfortable bed in the main room, and brilliant jacuzzi bath was great, although no shower & allow about 20 mins for it to fill up. We stayed with our 4 y/o - just be aware the bedroom is on ground floor right next to living room. House was clean - especially lovely soft towels and bed linen, and had everything we needed. Had to check a couple of things with host & was very responsive and friendly. Would recommend :)
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Lovely cottage in a quiet muse. Very warm and cosy. Everything we wanted for a winter stay really. Thank you for the great communication.
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Lovely cottage at end of a mews. Near to local amenities and lots of lovely places to visit close by.
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The accommodation is absolutely gorgeous. We really enjoyed spending time in Devon and the surrounding area, but also really loved just staying inside relaxing in this lovely lodging.
Katie is an amazing host and was available immediately when we needed her.
We will definitely come back and highly recommend this place.
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Incredible place !
Katie was very supportive throughout the stay.
The welcome breakfast basket was neat & delicious.
Totally worth coming again!
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We enjoyed our stay and the welcome basket, milk, butter and cheese was much appreciated. The cottage is a good location for exploring Dartmoor and we caught the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes one day. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay.
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Leander A.
Lovely, cosy place, with all you need for a short relaxing break. Had to reach out about a few minor things but fab communication from Katie meant it was all dealt with promptly and painlessly. Thanks Katie!
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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.
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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.
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Lovely little cottage, super comfy and quaint. Tucked away in a little alleyway you would never know it was there. The log fire was an added bonus on the evenings it was cold which made the place feel even more cosy. Thank you for the bread/butter/jams and cheese basket. The jacuzzi bath was also a great touch.
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Wonderful secluded cottage in a wonderful village nestled at the foot of Dartmoor. Highly recommended.
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