Ivy Studio

Diptford, Devon
Self-catering
+44 (0)7813 708039


A sculptor's studio, flooded with light, converted into a restful holiday home surrounded by glorious countryside, near Totnes

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

Plenty of wood, slate floors and fresh flowers from the garden give an elemental feel to the interiors of what was an ancient farm building. Owners Sarah and Craig, who live next door in the thatched cottage have done much of the renovation work themselves. It’s a generous space with an open plan living/dining and kitchen area, a wood-burner for chilly days and books and games. The gallery bedroom upstairs has another sofa, more books and a desk with a grand view.

A little seating area is reached through doors from the living room and opens out onto your own private space packed with trees, shrubs and flowers. You’re also welcome to visit part of the main garden too – a beautifully-designed series of ‘rooms’ connected by paths and steps and filled with many birds. Waiting for you is your first breakfast: croissants, muesli, yogurt and fruit, as well as all the basics and often something home baked.

The peace is deep, walks start from the door, but you’re only five miles from Totnes.

Ivy Studio - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • That there's no TV to disturb
  • The superb walking or cycling straight from the village
  • Sitting outside listening to the birds on a summer evening
Ivy Studio - Gallery

You should know

  • The bathroom is downstairs
  • No children - just babes in arms
  • No dogs

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Occasionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £770
1 Studio for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

A peaceful and elegant space, plus a garden teeming with birds. This is super for walkers and cyclists close to the coast but also Dartmoor - it would make a marvellous retreat for a writer too.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Diptford is a quiet village with a medieval church, St Mary the Virgin. One of the nearest good pubs, the Church Inn, is in Harberton, a 12-minute drive, but there are good places to eat and independent shops in Totnes - also a market on Fridays and Saturdays. There are walking and cycling trails criss-crossing the area, Dartmoor is only 25 minutes in the car for rugged hikes and the coast is close.

Local points of interest from Sarah & Craig Taylor

  • Totnes town boasts many independent shops with cafes selling indulgent cakes & pastries. Market days are the place to find bargain vintage items, delicious take-away food, beautiful hand-craft and interesting organic fashion.
  • Sharpham Estate overlooks the stunning River Dart with beautiful walks and a great outdoor cafe open in the summer. Its thousand year old farm now produces fine wine and cheese which you can visit.
  • Dartington Hall Estate is an award-winning Devon destination! 1,200 acres offer woodland walks and riverside trails to cafes, restaurants and shops, art and craft activities, theatre, music and dance events as well as the wonderful Barn Cinema!
  • Powderham Castle home of the Earl of Devon has an exciting range of entertainment with pop-up restaurants as well as stunning grounds and gardens to visit. Berry Pomeroy Castle is tucked away in a deep wooded valley - the perfect romantic ruin!
  • Buckfast Abbey near Buckfastleigh forms part of an active Benedictine monastery famous for its tonic wine since the 1920s! A beautifully peaceful place to worship or visit with lovely grounds, gardens, exhibitions, book and produce shops and a restaurant.
  • Beaches to visit - spoilt for choice and we can point you in the direction of one or two more secluded and quieter beaches as well when you're here! Beachhouse (South Milton Sands) is a laidback foodie destination right on the beach itself.

Introducing

Sarah & Craig Taylor

Sarah is a homeopath and Craig, originally from Australia, is a teacher and musician. They've lived in East Sussex and Somerset but fell in love with South Devon after Sarah spent many years holidaying here, and have gradually moved further and further west until they settled in this gorgeous spot.