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Plumtree Cottage

Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Plumtree Cottage provides an idyllic base to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort.

Plumtree Cottage is in a peaceful spot on the edge of Abbotskerswell with rolling fields and woodland beyond. It is a large, south-facing, detached, family home, which has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The property is spacious and is ideal for family or friends to get together. It is set in 2 acres of enclosed garden with terraces and well-positioned seating to enjoy the sun all day. This is the perfect location for beach holidays, walking, cycling, birdwatching and surfing.

Abbotskerswell village has a good food pub, shop, café and church, mid-way between the edge of Dartmoor at Ashburton with local shops, cafés and restaurants, and the seaside resort of Torquay, which has a theatre, good shopping and harbour. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks to explore, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill, or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor.

This is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. Paignton with its zoo, steam railway and sandy beaches are worth a visit. Brixham makes a great day out with its fishing port or catch the boat from Torquay. Explore Totnes, an attractive old town on the River Dart, with river cruises to Dartmouth, where you can visit castles, go shopping or just take in the sights. For golf enthusiasts, a golf course can be found 1 mile away. Newton Abbot, an old market town, is 2 miles away. Discover National Trust castles at Compton, 3 miles and Berry Pomeroy. There are many other NT places to visit, including Greenway, Agatha Christie’s summer home. Explore Dartmoor, with its rocky tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle, an award-winning course. Don’t forget to stop for a cream tea in one of the many tea shops on Dartmoor. Within a few miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead, with historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. There is so much to do in this part of Devon, one visit will not be enough! Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Sitting room. Spacious dining room with wooden floor. Large, well-equipped kitchen with gas Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. First floor: Two super kingsize bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with dressing room. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Sky Q TV
  • Smart TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wine cooler
  • Ice machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed 2 acres of lawned grounds with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: 6 steps, sloping bank and covered pond in grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    A beautiful cottage with plenty of space for everyone. The gardens were a delight with loads of seating in sunny spots. The house was clean, well equipped,and had the most comfortable beds of any house we have ever stayed in. The only disappointment was that although it was advertised as pets welcome when we arrived there was a note to say dogs are ONLY allowed in the kitchen and utility rooms, we felt it was very unfair to only mention this on arrival, We expected that dogs are not allowed upstairs but expected our well behaved dog to be allowed in all downstairs rooms to relax with us. We may have chosen a different cottage had we known in advance of booking. That said the owner was very helpful when we had an issue with WIFI. It was sorted out quickly and she sent us a text to ensure it was resolved, so thank you for that and also for the lovely welcome hamper . We would recommend the house to anyone as long as the pet policy isn’t an issue, it is a wonderful house in an ideal location with delightful gardens.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; So glad you had an enjoyable time at Plumtree. Sorry about the issue with the dogs, our own dogs stay mostly in their pen, kitchen & utility room so I didn’t think this would be an issue. However, we will look to changing this next year & allow dogs in the down stair rooms.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    A lovely big spacious cottage for families to enjoy close to amenities and a fabulous pub in walking distance with fantastic food.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Beautiful setting and a lovely property, furnished to a good standard. The grounds are vast and ideal for family sports! Ideal location for exploring Dartmoor, Torquay and Paington...nowhere we wanted to visit was more than 20 minutes away. The Village itself offers very little in the way of amenities, although the Shop has the essentials. A Fish & Chips Van visits on Mondays from 4-6pm outside the shop with good food. A very enjoyable Holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Couldn’t fault this lovely cottage. Very well equipped and high quality furnishings. More than lived up to our expectations. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    A beautiful spacious place with gorgeous grounds and a kitchen to die for. Although it is billed as dog friendly, when you arrive you find out that dogs are only allowed in the kitchen and utility room. I would count this more as "dogs tolerated" rather than dog friendly.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Glad you enjoyed your stay at Plumtree. Sorry you felt that we were not dog friendly. It is that our own dogs stay mainly in their pen, utility room or kitchen. However we appreciate your feed back & will think about maybe changing to include downstairs rooms next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Extremely spacious and well-appointed property with excellent grounds. The kitchen was especially well equipped and contributed to a fantastic holiday for all of us.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you - So glad you enjoyed your holiday.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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