Heron's Haunt

Totnes, Torbay and South Devon

  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special Offer10% off in February 2022 at Heron's Haunt ( Excluding Half Term week)

You can book this property from:

  • £888 per week
  • £127 per night
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

How far to ...?

  • Beach 9.2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 5 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide

Property Name: Heron's Haunt
Description: Semi-Detached House

The nearest bus stop is: Dartington - 5 minute drive away
The nearest train station is: Totnes Train Station - 10 minute drive away
The nearest food shop is: Totnes - Morrisons
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Rattery - Church House Inn
The nearest petrol is: Dartington - 5 minute drive away
Mobility equipment hire is: Torquay

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Gravel driveway 
For what sized cars? Up to 3 large vehicles
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available: 3/4 spaces
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to the property from the parking: In front of the property 
Is parking level? Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: N/A
Is it pay and display? N/A
The width of the path to the property is: 230cm
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 3

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? 2 Door Height - 200cm 
The doors widths are: 85cm
Keyhole height: 96cm
How many steps are there to the entrance: 0

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 118cm
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 170cm
The worktop height is: 90cm
Is the oven set high or low? Waist and Eye Level Ovens
The fridge height is: 94cm
The freezer height is: 80cm
Is crockery stored high or low? Low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 2 Floors
The number of steps between floors is: 13 Steps
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 73cm
Bed sizes are: 2 x 5' King, 4 x 3' Singles
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 73cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? Yes
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up? Yes
The flooring is: Laminate

Outdoor facilities
External areas are not stepped
Permanent seated is provided
There is outside lighting
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
There are barriers to enter into part of the garden - Yes wooden fencing
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas - please be aware the property is on a working farm

Is there a landline for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: Good with major phone networks
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: NA


Heron's Haunt is immersed into the countryside located in Rattery, just outside of South Brent, Dartington and Tontes. Rattery has a bounty of public footways and beautiful country walks,. The village of Rattery houses a village shop (open every Tuesday) to get your little top up shop and has the fantastic Church House Inn which you can book and enjoy either a lunch or evening meal, this is roughly 1 mile away from the property and would take about 20 minutes to walk. Heron's Haunt offers guests best of both worlds, dive head first into the countryside life however, in short driving distances it's easy for you to visit the busy town of Totnes to get some shopping done, sight see and visit the local markets. 

Heron's Haunt is semi-detached property and the family have taken extraordinary consideration in giving everything a family looks for when booking a self-catering holiday home. They have provided high quality pieces throughout the property and have used items that provide an interesting tale to the build of the house. The homeowners have used the wood that was originally on the Dartmouth Lower Ferry slipway in the property which they purchased when the slipway was refurbished. Handmade pieces, like the stairways, bannisters and furniture have been carefully made by the family and fill the property with love, care and attention to provide the best comfort to guests. 

Accommodation: Ground Floor - LivingSmart 49" Flat Screen Samsung TV, Handmade Coffee Table, Two Electrical Recliner Leather Free Standing Armchairs, Two Free Standing Leather Armchairs with footstools, Four Seater Leather Manual Recliner, Piano for guests to use. Kitchen/Dining - Large Solid Wood Table with seven Chairs and a Handmade Seating Bench, Panasonic Wall Mounted 42" TV with Games Console and a selection of games. Breakfast Bar with two High Level Stools, Sandstrong Wine Fridge, Fridge, freezer, Belling Electric Four Ring Hob with Overhead Extractor, Integrated Belling Electric Double Oven, Indesit Dishwasher, Kenwood Microwave, Nespresso Pod coffee machine (Guests will need to bring their own pods/coffee). Utility - Washer/Dryer and additional storage Cloakroom - Hand basin, w.c. Bedroom 4Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking)Ensuite Shower Room - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C. First Floor - Master Bedroom - Outstanding countryside views, King (5'), balcony, JVC 32" Smart TV with Integrated DVD Player, Two Freestanding Armchairs, Build in Low Level Wardrobe and Chest of Drawers  Ensuite Shower RoomWalk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C. Bedroom 3Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking), Coffee Table, Freestanding Chair, Chest of Drawers, JVC DVD Combi 21" TV and Walk in Wardrobe.  Bedroom 2 - King bed (5'), Built in Wardrobe, 19" Wall Mounted TV and a Balcony with Countryside Views. Family Bathroom Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Large Luxury Built in Bath with Extendable Mixer Tap Shower Head, Double Hand Basins and W.C. Garden Paved terrace is enclosed with outside seating, Charcoal Barbeque (Guests to bring their own charcoal) and a large grassed area which is not enclosed (Please be aware this is shared with the house next door)  

Facilities: Parking - Parking is private to Heron's Haunt, there are between four to five spaces depending on vehicle size. Parking is directly in front and to the side of the property.

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Marsdens Devon 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. 

Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent. Heated towel rails in bathrooms. Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please let us know during the booking process if you would like the twin beds made up as Super-Kings.  Baby Equipment: Travel cot (bedding not provided), high chair, stair gates, provided. Other equipment not provided, please bring your own. Shop:1 ml (village shop, every Tuesday) Pub:1 ml (The Church House Inn) NotesNo smoking. No pets. WiFi provided.

Mobile Phone Signal is Strong. This property is serviced by a septic tank. Please be aware this is a working farm. Short Breaks Short breaks accepted in Low and Mid-Season- minimum of 3 nights. 


This is the second time we have been here.Beautiful place and well equipped, stunning views and very helpful owners that live nextdoor, so handy for sightseeing, so many things to see. If you want a lovely roast try king William pub in Totnes, steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth then a cruise is well worth doing.

Mrs R,

We had a lovely week. The house is outstanding & beautifully decorated - it is equipped very well - thank you.

Mrs Claire P,

A lovely place to spend the week, we had a wonderful time here and enjoyed the scenery and the beauty of the area. The cottage was comfy & spacious as well - felt right at home - thank you

Mr Lee R,

Thank you for a lovely week and for organisation of the beds at late notice. Had a great stay in your lovely cottage with gorgeous views. Thank you very much.

mrs D B,

An incredibly relaxing weeks holiday here at Heron's Haunt. The house & the views are both amazing & will stay long in the memory. Welcoming hosts & well appointed home - we hope to be back ! Thank you

Mrs Jane P,

Beautiful house - what a wonderful week we have had ! Thank you Jayne - see you soon ! x

Mrs Carly K,

Fantastic house - very clean & well equipped. Welcoming hosts, beautiful scenery - what else could we want !

Miss Rachael L,

The location of this property is wonderful the view from the house is beautiful. Lovely spacious house for a family holiday and very comfortable.

Mrs P,

Beautiful house, what a wonderful week we have had! Thank you and see you soon!

Past Customer,

Fantastic house, spacious, very clean and well equipped. Welcoming hosts and beautiful scenery. What more would we want!

Past Customer,

Heron's Haunt is a wonderful holiday home! Fantastic space. Very well equipped. Comfortable. Amazing views. Quiet. Highly recommended. Thank you Jayne & Roy for being such considerate and welcoming hosts.

Miss L,

Lovely property in a peaceful location,nice touches on arrival with fresh milk and juice in the fridge and also the owners had made sure that the property was open for us due to awful weather on the day of arrival. Would highly recommend this property as there is tons of space for families and the amenities are first class.

Mr G,

We had a fantastic time at Heron's Haunt - a much needed break after the many months of lockdown. The property is beautiful - spacious, gorgeously decorated and so well equipped, it had everything we needed and more, it far exceeded our expectations. The highlight had to be that lovely view, particularly enjoyed from the very comfortable armchairs! Thank you Roy and Jayne for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back!

Mrs K,

Beautiful comfortable home - Roy and Jayne were exceptically friendly and helpful.

Purser Family,

Jayne and Roy have created a wonderful ‘home from home’ with a very high end spacious property. They have thought of everything one could need and more, for a comfortable stay. The beds are super comfortable, with good quality bedding and the house is spotless. Kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and very stylish. Views are incredible and we would definitely recommend to friends. A wonderful stay.

R M,

We have just returned from a lovely week spent at Heron’s Haunt. The location is excellent and the accommodation fabulous. The house is very well equipped with top quality appliances and all the kitchen utensils etc that you could possibly need. We enjoyed many bbq evenings in the lovely garden enjoying the stunning views. The house was exceptionally clean and spacious and we felt at home right from the very first minute. The hosts (who live next door) were very welcoming and helpful. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - book now you won’t regret it! Steve B Sept 2020

Past Customer,

We all said WOW when we walked into Heron's Haunt. We have just come back from having a lovely holiday staying at the fantastic Heron's Haunt. The accommodation is by far the best we have ever stayed in. Four large double/king-size bedrooms, two with balconies, plenty of space and storage cupboards, 6 TVs. The large kitchen has everything you need, very large lounge and dining area. This is a modern building very tastefully decorated. Peaceful area and amazing views. We really liked Heron's Haunt and hope to go back in the near future.

Past Customer,

Herons Haunt was the perfect house for our family holiday, enabling us to spend some quality time together as a family, make some lovely memories and generally get away from it all. The facilities in the house are of a very high standard and hi-spec and the accommodation is very comfortable and versatile. The garden is south facing and we had an amazing BBQ evening sitting on the patio, looking out over the wonderful valley views. The stairgates, high chair and cot were a great help for our young grandson. The location is stunning although I did find the walk to the pub somewhat strenuous as there are some steep hills in Rattery but the younger fitter ones coped fine and even went out for some runs. The local pub ‘Church House Inn’ is great and we had a wonderful meal there. The location is great and within reasonable driving distance to Dartmoor and to the south Devon coast. Dartington and Totnes are both great for shopping too. Roy & Jayne were very friendly and extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend Herons Haunt.

Past Customer,