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The Old Stables

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Tucked away at the end of a quiet courtyard within the moorland town of Buckfastleigh, a unique and peaceful 18th Century former Stables and Tucking Loft.

Immediately upon entering the property, you arrive in the glass roofed Orangery - 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 and character filled lounge with revealed wood beams and wood burner offering a relaxing, cosy environment. In one corner sits a baby grand piano which can be played to ones hearts content.

There is a full package of entertainment available with our 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 alwa...
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Listing #HL1353542
About the Owner
Steve B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Lovely characterful cottage in a nice quiet place. There is a nice walk to buckfast abbey. We had a great time and hope to return.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Trevor s
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was a really lovely place to stay. So comfortable, charming and cosy. Could easily live here!! Full of character and with everything you need for a "home from home" experience. The only negative, if I'm to be picky, was it would have been nice...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Gerry K
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

My stay at The Old Stables was both comefortable & incredibly peaceful with shops in easy walking distance & short easy drive to Dartmoor with its magnificent views & walks. I particularly liked having a delicious artisan loaf of bread, organic butter & a selection...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mary-Anne G
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    1 King
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: R 1 764 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Price includes linen, towels, SKY package.

SKY Box Office is available but charged extra.
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About the neighbourhood

A small market town on the old route between Exeter and Plymouth, Buckfastleigh was a centre for the wool trade for most of its history. The mid 19th century was the town's most prosperous period, when there were seven mills active, supplemented by some coaching inns for travellers to and from Plymouth.

At Buckfast, about a mile to the north, is Buckfast Abbey. Founded in the 11th century by King Canute, the Abbey has a fascinating history and is now an active Benedictine Monastery - the only monastery in the UK open to the public.

From the station you can catch a steam train on the South Devon Railway heritage line along the Dart Valley to Totnes or the Buckfast Heritage Bus to the Abbey and the town. Next to the station is Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otters fo...
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How to get there
Airport: Exeter International Airport: 25.0 km
Railway: Totnes Rail Station: 6.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth Ferry Port: 23.0 km
Travelling south on the A38 from Exeter, turn off at the junction to the A384 signposted to Buckfastleigh. Turn right, and pass over the dual-carriageway until you reach a mini roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Buckfast Road.
Continue until you reach another mini roundabout. Turn left and head up the hill past the entrance to Buckfast Abbey carpark. Follow the road on up the hill and straight over the crossroads at the of crest of the hill and head down towards the town.
After passing the first few houses on your right, turn right into Church Street. Continue past The Sun Inn on your left and as road gently starts to rise it becomes Market Street. A little further on, just beyond the narrowest point in the street you will see a large grey gate on your left. This is approximate...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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