Bovey Cottage

Broadhempston, South Devon Countryside

  • 3 Star Gold
  • One bedroom, quaint cottage sleeping 2 with private parking and woodburner with shared Pool.

You can book this property from:

  • £400 per week
  • £57 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

How far to ...?

  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Shop 0.8 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 09.00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property - Bovey Cottage 

Location - Lower Knowle

Description - 1 Bedroom Barn Conversion

Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is: Denbury, 2 Miles
The nearest train station is: Newton Abbot, 6 Miles
The nearest petrol station is Ipplepen, 3 Miles
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Dartington, 5 Miles
The nearest food shop is: Broadhempston, 1 Mile
The nearest pub/restaurant: Broadhempston
Mobility equipment hire is: Newton Abbot

Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On Site Car Park
Number of spaces available: 8 (4 Cottages)
For what sized car: Large
Parking surface is: Gravel
Is the parking level: Yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes, guest can unload outside the Cottage
Distance to property from parking: 100 metres on gravel path
Distance to nearest public parking area:  NA
Is it pay and display? NA
The width of the path to the property is: 1 Metre
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? None, but path undulates

Main entrance

The main entrance door width is: 1.2m
Number of steps to the main entrance: 5
The height of the key safe is: NA
The height of the keyhole is: 1 metre
How many other entrances to the property are there? None
Is the entrance well lit? Yes

Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Wood
Are there are any rugs? Yes, two
The door widths within these areas are? Open Plan
Is there good space between furniture? Yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable
Is the floor level and step free? Steps Down to Kitchen
Are wall plugs set high or low?  Low
Are electric sockets high or low? Low


The flooring is: Hard Tiles
Is the floor level and step free? Steps down to the kitchen
The width of the doorways is: Open Plan
What height is the worktop to the floor? 900mm
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: 900mm
The freezer height is : None
Is crockery stored high or low: High
Are wall plugs set high or low? Counter height 
Are electric sockets high or low? Counter Height
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? NA

Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have? 2 plus mezzanine kitchen
The number of steps between floors is: 6 steps and 5 steps
The flooring is: Carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? Yes
The door widths are: 70cm
Bed sizes are: King
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? Low
Are electric sockets high or low? Low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Vinyl Flooring
Is the flooring level? Yes
Width of the doorways: 70cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? No, not at the lounge/diner level
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No

Outdoor facilities

External areas are: Concrete Courtyard, lawned garden area
Is permanent seating provided? No, only metal garden furniture
Is there outside lighting? in courtyard, not the garden
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) No
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? Footpaths through gardens to car park
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Slopes, thorny shrubs in garden.


Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? NA
Mobile phone reception information: Not good, best at Car-Park
Closest public telephone is: Broadhempston
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Bedroom sockets are behind bedside cabinets
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Bovey Cottage, a quaint, one bedroom property spread over three levels, set within picturesque, rural countryside. The property boasts extensive grounds and beautiful gardens to explore, shared with three other holiday cottages and the owners farmhouse. With the added luxury of a shared indoor heated swimming pool and sunken hot tub situated on the veranda outside, the perfect spot to watch nature unfold, amongst the gorgeous countryside views. 

The cottage is split over three levels, offering ample space for two. The owners have renovated the property beautifully, keeping some of its original features. The entrance leads straight into a good sized, open-plan living/dining room, featuring a wood-burner - perfect for relaxing in front of, after a long days hiking across the rugged moors. Steps lead down to the kitchen area, equipped with everything you need and further steps bring you down to the King-size bedroom and shower room. At the back of the cottage, the owners have created a tranquil garden for guests to use and enjoy with a charcoal barbeque. 

Bovey Cottage is one of four cottages, all beautifully renovated barns. The cottages have shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool (10mx5m), changing facilities and the added luxury of a sunken hot tub outside on the veranda - where you get to take in some of the gorgeous scenery which surrounds this very quiet hamlet of houses. There is also 4 acres of orchard to explore, plus beautifully maintained gardens, cared for by the very friendly owners. Sit amongst the gardens and enjoy the scents and sounds of the lavender and honey bee's busy working.

The other 3 cottages are as follows :

Teign Cottage -

Dart Cottage -

Plym Cottage -

The cottages are perfectly situated between Dartmoor National Park and the stunning South Devon Coastline. It will be hard to resist exploring all of the nearby attractions, towns and walks. Totnes with its vibrant town is less than 6 miles away and the famous Riverford Field Kitchen is just over 10 minutes in the car. For those who love a day on the beach, Torquay and it's many seaside attractions is only 10 miles or the famous, Blackpool Sands is 20 miles away. 

5 steps up to Front Door

First Floor

Entrance - Living/Diner Wall mounted 32" TV with DVD Player, woodburner (first basket of logs provided), 2 seater sofa, armchair, dining table and 2 dining chairs, dresser. 

Stairs down 

Kitchen Electric oven and four ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, kettle, toaster

Stairs down

Ground Floor

Master Bedroom King-size bed (5ft), bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and mirror, chest of drawers, wardrobe. 

Shower Room Electric shower, wash basin, W.C., heated towel rail, vanity mirror. 

Garden Lawned garden with table and chairs. Shared gardens and orchard. 

Parking Private parking in shared car park (8 spaces in total). 

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £150, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Pets Welcome: 1 Pet welcome, extra 

Power and Heat: Heating & Electricity included in rent. Biomass Boiler. Woodburner (First basket of logs provided, further logs can be purchased).

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided (Please bring your own swimming and beach towels).

Baby Equipment: Travel Cot and High Chair are provided in the property. Guests to bring their own linen for the Travel Cot. 

Shop: 0.8 ml    Pub: 0.8 ml

Notes - No Smoking. 1 well-behaved pet, extra. WiFi Provided. Limited Mobile Phone Signal but Wifi calling available throughout. Complex of 4 Cottages in total, shared Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Outdoor Hot-Tub, Gardens and Orchard. Shared Laundry Facilities, including Washing Machine and Tumble Drier. First basket of logs provided. 

Because of the precautions we have to take to minimise spread of Covid-19 the Pool and Hot-Tub facilities are available on a rota basis. Each cottage is allocated a number of half-day slots, and we carry out cleaning between each session.

Short Breaks - Short Breaks Accepted in Low and Mid Season - Minimum of 3 nights.  


Very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage for a couple. Plus the bonus of a swimming pool and hot tub, what is not to like. If you want a remote location with beautiful scenery, within easy reach of Dartmoor and the south coast, then this cottage is ideal. Just make sure you follow the directions given, and not your satnav!!!!!!!

Mr H,

Lovely surprise holiday break. The cottage was immaculate and the grounds are stunning. The pool and hot tub are a welcome bonus. Highly recommend this property.

Mr B,

Was visiting relatives in Broadhempston for early Xmas. Excellent property - super facilities, fantastic swimming pool and hut tub, lovely friendly hosts on site. Cup cakes on arrival and a lit Xmas tree and lights - lovely touch.

Mr R,

The Bovey accommodation at Knowle Cottages in Broadhempston, Devon was excellent. The cottage was well presented, clean and tidy and furnished and finished to a high specification. The owners, were extremely helpful and friendly.

Mr B,

We had a lovely weekend at the cottage. Location was great and the cottage was really comfortable. Hot tub was a bonus after days out walking or cycling. The owners are on site and were very friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay there again.

Mr S,

Very enjoyable break cottage was very clean. Owners had thought of everything view were amazing with lovely walks on your doorstep.

Mrs S,