Wildflower Cottage

From the flower-filled courtyard, climb the old stone steps up to Wildflower Cottage, an upside-down property converted from the hayloft into a beautiful, sun-filled living space, modernised to the highest specs.

Welcome to Wildflower Cottage

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, organic produce 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?

From the flower-filled courtyard, climb the old stone steps to Wildflower Cottage, an upside-down property converted from the old hayloft, into a beautiful, sun filled living space and modernised to the highest specs.

Living

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.

Sleeping

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.

Outside space

A small bistro table & chairs are available to use on the sunny top step to the front door, but the cottage does not have its own garden. Instead 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.

Parking

There is parking outside the cottage.

WiFi

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.

Dogs

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.

Baby friendly?

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 and organic products.

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.

Location

Wildflower Cottage is situated in the courtyard of Manor Farm, Broadhempston, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6BD.

Tel: 01803 813674

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Fastest trains from London go to Newton Abbot in 2.5hours. Station taxis must be booked in advance

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Access to Wildflower Cottage is through a courtyard shared with the owners of the property who live at Manor Farm.
  • Other neighbours own and occupy old barns that overlook the courtyard.
  • The old stone steps up to the front door are uneven and quite steep
  • There is no washing machine at the property.