Wonderful countryside views from the living room | Beacon Cottage, Bittaford, near Ivybridge
Living room with glorious panoramic countryside views | Beacon Cottage, Bittaford, near Ivybridge
  • Cottage
  • Bittaford, near Ivybridge
  • HZU

Beacon Cottage


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

A lovely family-friendly house ideal for exploring the area with both Plymouth and Totnes within easy reach.

Two steps to entrance. Spacious living room/conservatory with open fire, oak floor and panoramic views of rolling countryside (sea glimpses on horizon on a clear day). Spacious dining room. Kitchen with Aga, electric cooker, induction hob and wine chiller. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full oil CH (underfloor in living room), bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Smart TV
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Oil Aga inc
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with large decked area, sun terrace, patio and furniture
  • Gas BBQ on request
  • Disposable BBQs avail in summer
  • Parking
  • Games room with table football
  • Cycle/diving equipment storage avail
  • Wine chiller
  • No smoking

Beacon Cottage is a spacious, substantial detached house with a bright and light interior situated just a 2-minute walk from Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Ivybridge. This holiday property has the most magnificent, far-reaching views across the rolling countryside as far as the sea at Mothercombe beach on the horizon. Being just a 5-minute drive from the A38, Beacon Cottage is a lovely base for those wanting to explore the wider region. This is a lovely, family-friendly house, perhaps ideal for visiting relatives in the area, summer holidays, or a cosy winter break with the open fire in the living room and central heating. In the kitchen, there is an Aga, electric cooker and induction hob. There is direct access onto Dartmoor National Park as the moorland behind the property is the start of the Two Moors Way, which walkers will just love with its stunning scenery and amazing views; the coastal walk is also nearby. Ivybridge, the nearest town, has an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre, good shopping area and supermarkets. Ivybridge railway station is just one mile from the property with easy connections to Plymouth. The local area is also well served by ample bus connections, visitors can park at the railway station (free all day), with a bus every half hour into Plymouth.

There are two lovely beaches within 10 miles, Mothercombe beach and Bigbury-on-Sea, which has a tractor that takes you to Burgh Island in low tides. There is riding available 2 miles away and golf 3 miles, with easy access to St Mellion Golf Club. There is a local fish restaurant located on the way to Bigbury-on-Sea, and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area even on a wet day, such as Dartmoor Zoo, Pennnywell Farm, Woodlands Family Theme Park, Holden Forest Park for bike riding and walking, Paignton Zoo, and Agatha Christie’s holiday residence, Greenway (National Trust) at Dartmouth, where you can get the ferry across and come back on the train.

The city of Plymouth, with its historic Barbican area, restaurants, bars, Hoe and waterfront, is a popular place to visit and is just 20 minutes away in the car. The rural market town of Totnes, with its eclectic array of shops, is about 30 minutes’ drive. Exeter airport is only 38 miles away, perfect for those travelling from further afield. Shops 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019



Coastal within 5 miles

Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Games Room

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile


Train Station within 1 mile

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 19 reviews


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  • Stroud

  • Couple


out of 10

As usual we were made to feel very welcome and as Beacon Cottage is on the edge of the moor it makes for easy access for walks without the need to drive. Plus stunning views! A lovely, spacious comfy holiday house.

26 Jun 2022


  • Reading

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


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Going back

6 Jun 2022


  • Halesowen

  • Family


out of 10

Excellent hosts Excellent cottage Will definitely book again!

24 Apr 2022

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