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The Old Stables - Dolton

Dolton (1.5 mls SE), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Meticulously presented property forming part of a historic Manor and offering all comforts in an authentic setting
  • Explore the 750 acres of shared grounds with the owner of the main house and see the Exmoor ponies and peacock
  • Just a short walk from the delightful village of Dolton and further afield walkers can enjoy exploring both Dartmoor and Exmoor
Property code: 79341

Situated just 1 mile’s walk from the quaint village of Dolton where there are two pubs and a shop, this stunning property promises a truly romantic escape to guests. Spacious and welcoming with a superb farmhouse feel, this holiday home is an opportunity to forget the hustle and bustle of busy life and relax in complete luxury. Wake up among elegant decor and wood beams, head down to the kitchen and enjoy breakfast feeling like the kings or queens of the manor.

Whether you’re off exploring the 8 acres of land or you’re enjoying a lay-in in the sumptuous king-size bed, you’ll soon feel at home here. The interiors embrace the age of the property with fantastic hand-crafted oak wood from the estate used in almost every room. The gorgeous farmhouse kitchen is the heart of the home with everything you need to cook up a storm; you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you cook among the beautiful wood beams. Climb the wonderful staircase to the bright and airy lounge; the country-style theme carries on with rich woods and clean, crisp decor to create a cosy spot to enjoy after a long day out walking.

Take long strolls around RHS Garden Rosemoor (7.5 miles) or go for wildlife walks through the meadow at Simmons Park (14.5 miles). The remains of Okehampton Castle (15 miles), the largest castle in Devon, is well worth a wander around, while the Museum of Dartmoor Life (14.5 miles) provides an insight into how people lived in the area. And if it’s a beach you’re after, Westward Ho! (18.5 miles) is a must with its 3-mile-long stretch of sand.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room with WC and 1 additional WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine in ground floor WC
  • Stabling available - please enquire with owner
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Bath robes provided
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Pub and village shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV  in the lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Bluetooth/ DAB radio in bedroom
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nancy Hayes

This property is personally managed by Nancy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roger 21st June 2024

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Reviewed by Paul 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Paula 3rd June 2024

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This was the most delightful property that we have ever stayed at. The owners were very generous in letting us wander anywhere on their most beautiful grounds - seeing wild red deer and an incredible white stag was an absolute privilege. We would recommend this property to everyone that enjoys peace and tranquillity and nature at its best.

Reviewed by Anthony 3rd May 2024

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An absolute gem of a property. Lovely grounds to relax in and observe the wildlife. Plus two excellent Public Houses to get first class food just five minutes away .

Reviewed by Christine 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Alan 23rd February 2024

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Beautifully presented cottage in an idyllic location adjacent to a stunning Manor House. The owners hospitality was outstanding allowing unrestricted access to his 750 acre estate and beautiful gardens. The local village offers a good quality local store and butchers shop and a pub offering top notch food. Everything about the property deserves 5 sRead moretars plus. My first self catering holiday and it was exceptional. We will be back, all being well, later this year! Hide

Reviewed by Steven 16th February 2024

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Peace and quiet in the countryside.

Reviewed by James 22nd December 2023

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Great location excellent cottage, nice and peaceful would come back again in summer time

Reviewed by Carol 17th November 2023

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Extremely remote. But lovely to walk around the private estate

Reviewed by Chris 27th October 2023

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Everything you could want from the luxurious accommodation through to the free use of the extensive gardens and grounds. Lovely King size bed and huge bathroom. Great if you want somewhere quiet and peaceful to chill out.

Reviewed by CARMEL 20th October 2023

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What a stunning property in just as stunning surroundings. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Excellent attention to detail. Comfortable bed and luxurious bathroom. The Bull and Dragon Pub in Meeth serves good food and is North Devon pub of the year for real ale. We also had breakfast at Puffing Billys which we would highly recommend. WoolaRead morecombe Beach also a must to visit. We cant recommend his beautiful property enough for a peaceful and quiet break. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 6th October 2023

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If you want to relax in a beautifully renovated home from home this is the place. You can spend your days just walking around the stunning estate and the owners are very welcoming. A 20 minute walk will take you to Dolton village which has 2 pub's, butchers and a shop, The Ram's Head Inn is the better of the two. There are many other places to visiRead moret not too far away by car ( the lanes are a bit narrow in places). The estate itself is the gem in the crown, take your walking boots and enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 18th August 2023

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Lovely well cared for cottage and beautiful gardens and grounds. Everyone we talked to, even the peacock, were very friendly and helpful! We could not have wished for more- even the cake on arrival was a delicious surprise! Thank you

Reviewed by Sasha 11th August 2023

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We would highly recommend The Old Stales for a relaxing and quiet break The cottage and grounds were just beautiful and the hosts were lovely Perfect place to unwind

Reviewed by Sarah 7th August 2023

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Amazing place. Spotlessly clean, wonderful grounds !

Reviewed by Paul 28th July 2023

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A truly stunning property in a beautiful location. The cottage was just lovely. We had a wonderful week exploring Devon from this comfortable base - it was a delight to return to it each day. If you're looking for peace and relaxation this place is ideal.

Reviewed by H 14th July 2023

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Lovely cottage, amazing location with the bonus that we had access to the beautiful gardens and grounds

Reviewed by Chris 30th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage, well equipped very comfortable and cosy, everything has been thought about, and the grounds and gardens are glorious. Very hospitable friendly owners too.

Reviewed by Adam 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 9th June 2023

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Beautifully appointed in a fantastic and peaceful location. The grounds are wonderful and you can easily spend more than a couple of days exploring the estate.

Reviewed by Malcolm 19th May 2023

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Stayed at numerous cottages over the years never had a bad one , but the Old Stables was the best yet . The thought and craftsmanship gone into restoring it is unbelievable, and then the decor makes it simply beautiful. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland and brilliant hosts,5 star all the way .

Reviewed by Cathy 21st April 2023

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A truly beautiful location - and the cottage itself is truly 5 star. The gardens are stunning, and we even spotted stags. Good pubs are important to us - and here we had two great and contrasting choices: food in both was excellent. Pat was so welcoming, and encouraged us to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Reviewed by Helen 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Alastair 3rd March 2023

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Delightful cottage in wonderful setting. Extremely comfortable with plenty of space and quality furnishings. An excellent base to explore the wider region, enjoy the local pubs or just walks from the front door.

Reviewed by Darren 10th February 2023

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Reviewed by Tyron 4th November 2022

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A lovely stable conversion, completed to a high standard. More than enough room for two people. The lounge area upstairs was lovely and roomy and a lovely place to chill out. the surround area is beautiful, be prepared for the narrow lanes which can be quite tight. Overall a lovely place to stay in a rural location surrounded by lovely maintained gRead moreardens and friendly owners. Hide

Reviewed by Jeffrey 21st October 2022

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We stayed for 5 days,we loved the surroundings which we walked around, the quiet was just what we wanted,the cottage exceeded are expectations,soon has you walked in it felt so welcoming.couldnt ask ask for anything more and are planning to return next year.

Reviewed by Nichola 7th October 2022

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Great stay, lived up to the expectations of the pictures. A restful retreat. Absolutely loved it.

Reviewed by Tracy 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Wendy 9th September 2022

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The old stables is a fabulous property, which has been beautifully furnished throughout. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved the views from the upstairs living area. The estate and gardens are stunning, fantastic views and very peaceful. The owners were very welcoming without being intrusive. The local village about a 20 minute walk is charmiRead moreng with two pubs, a butchers and local shop. Would definitely recommend the Ramshead Inn to eat. Loved seeing the peacocks strutting around the garden Hide

Reviewed by Anne 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 26th August 2022

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Stunning cottage in a Lovely location it was great to sit and gaze at the wildlife whilst relaxing drinking morning coffee. A totally relaxing break was needed and that's what we got but a car is definitely needed to get around the country side to visit the local pubs and villages. The locals were nice and friendly .we had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Frances 19th August 2022

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Stunning scenery on the doorstep and freedom to roam. Very comfortable and welcoming.

Reviewed by Simon 12th August 2022

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We loved everything about The Old Stables. The feel, the comfort, the location. We felt so welcome and we relaxed immediately. The freedom to wander around the grounds and the estate was fabulous. The presentation and facilities were simply superb. The information pack, very useful. There were so many little details (such as the picnic basket, the Read moredressing gowns and the outdoor seat cushions) that really made us feel at home. Will definitely recommend to our friends! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 15th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Furnished to a very high standard. Lots of useful information in the cottage, owners were helpful and friendly without being intrusive. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

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