Nestled in the courtyard of an ancient manor house in a peaceful South Devon village, Wildflower Cottage is a perfectly-situated boutique retreat. With two pubs within walking distance, Berry Bros. wine on sale in the community shop, and the coast and Dartmoor just a half hour’s drive away, what else do you need for a magical weekend away?
What our guests say about Wildflower Cottage
“5 Star, in fact if we could give a 6 star rating we would. Usually our time spent away from home is in a hotel but on this occasion we thought we would try something a little different and what an absolute pleasure it was. The cottage is located in a perfect hamlet, perfect for a relaxing break but also situated for easy travel to Exeter, Plymouth and beyond which was ideal for us. The village is lovely with great walks and 2 quaint pubs which both offer nice food and local hospitality. The cottage its self was amazing, finishes were of a high standard and the welcome hamper was greatly appreciated. Charlotte, the owner, was wonderful, welcoming and so helpful and Chilli (the family dog) was lovely and friendly. We will definitely be back. We can’t recommend this idyllic cottage and location enough.”
Nicky & Simon, Northumberland
“Wildflower cottage was beautiful and the owners had thought of everything a guest could possibly need. A most comfortable and stessless break.”
Nicola & Stuart Willis
“This cottage was immaculate and a very high standard. We would definately use again. Owner was very welcoming and friendly too and clearly wanted us to enjoy the location and the cottage.”
Lisa & Barry Snow
“Really beautifully done and Charlotte was very helpful and knowledgeable on the local area.”
Caroline and Adam
“Wildflower cottage is a really lovely place to stay . We got a warm welcome from Charlotte, David and Chilli the Labrador. The perfect cosy retreat for us all . Our dog Sweep didn’t want to leave!! Every comfort was taken care of and the decor is stunning. We hope to go back in the future.”
Tim & Linda
“Welcoming owner close to local pubs restaurants within walking distance Lovely and peaceful.”
Ellen & Anthony Bird
“The cottage was lovely throughout and the owners were friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay. We would definitely come back again.”
“Lovely relaxing stay in a lovely property which has been finished to a very high spec.”
Upstairs is one large, open-plan living space made for relaxing. You’ll find a stunning Danish wood burning stove at the heart of the room. A large, super-comfy Loaf sofa offers plenty of snuggle room among the cushions, where you can curl up on winter nights with the fire lit or with the stable doors open during the summer, letting the sounds of nature waft through on a warm summer’s breeze. Additionally, there’s a TV and eclectic DVD collection to binge on.
The kitchen is to one side, with a butlers sink and all the equipment you’ll need nicely tucked away inside white cupboards. In front of the kitchen area is a table made for two for on-the-go breakfasts before a day out exploring, or long lazy dinners, savouring local produce you’ve bought while out and about. Make sure to open the stable door on sunny days to let the golden rays warm you as you eat.
Downstairs is a romantic, colourful en suite boudoir in soul-lifting shades of yellows, blues and crisp whites. The stunning Feather & Black king-sized bed, swathed in goose-down bedding and linens, guarantee deep sleeps and long languorous lie-ins, while the gorgeous roll-top bath is just lovely. All you need is a glass of bubbles with your bubble bath to complete things! The lively artwork, velvet cushions and throws complete the room, making it a tranquil, idyllic hideaway to retreat to at the end of the day.
Next to the bedroom is a wonderful shower room, complete with a huge walk-in shower with Lefroy Brooks fixtures and the most gorgeous mustard-yellow tiles and luxurious rainforest shower.
Take a short stroll through the flower-filled courtyard to the peaceful orchard where you’ll find a rustic picnic table and pretty benches just for you, with beautiful views over the village and countryside – a perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner.
There is parking outside the cottage.
Wildflower Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in contact with the outside world you can, although due to its rural location the signal can sometimes be patchy.
One well-behaved, small to medium-sized dog is very welcome at Wildflower Cottage. We charge £30 per dog, per week or short break. There is no private garden attached to Wildflower cottage but you are welcome to use the orchard to give your dog a short walk. There are plenty of great walks around the village.
Sorry, Wildflower Cottage is for adults only.
In the Area
Wildflower Cottage can be reached from London for a last-minute getaway by taking the fast train from Paddington to Newton Abbot which takes just 2 hours 20 minutes and hiring a car at the station. Or it’s just 3 and a half hours from London by car.
Within a five-minute stroll of your front door are two atmospheric ancient pubs serving excellent food, and an award-winning community shop and café stocking locally grown fruit, veg, artisan breads, organic products and even Berry Brothers wine!
Just up the road is the lovely town of Totnes with its alternative vibe, independent shops and sense of real history (it boasts more listed buildings than any other town in Britain). Devon’s largest Good Food market takes place on the third Sunday of every month with over 50 stalls whilst a regular market occurs every Friday and Saturday. It’s also lovely to take a boat trip on the River Dart from here.
If you enjoy walking, Dartmoor is just a short drive away and offers miles of paths, tracks and bridleways for you to explore.
Drive to the coast to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the South Hams and also Torbay, all within a 30 – 40-minute drive.
Wildflower Cottage is a converted barn situated in the courtyard of Manor Farm, Broadhempston, Totnes, Devon TQ96BD.
It is a few miles away from Dartington and Ashburton and five miles from Totnes.