Ivy Studio

Diptford, Devon
+44 (0)7813 708039
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£115 - £150
per night
£770 - £980
per week

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


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

£115 - £150 per night

£770 - £980 per week

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 and relaxing space with an open-plan living/dining and kitchen area, a wood-burner and books and games. You’ll find cooking essentials in the cupboards, plus bread or croissants and sweet treats for your arrival. The gallery bedroom upstairs has another sofa and a desk with a grand view. A little outside seating area is reached through doors from the living room – lovely to have your first morning cup of tea out here. The mature garden has further seating areas, and is filled with trees, shrubs and flowers, connected by paths and dry-stone walls. Listen out for birds, spot hedgehogs.

Spend days on nearby beaches (borrow towels, a picnic bag and a thermos flask too), gentle walks start from the door (you can walk to a wild swimming spot), or hike on lovely Dartmoor. Nurture your wellbeing with a private yoga session in the studio or a massage. The peace is deep 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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £770
1 Studio for 2
From £1151 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 30£ cleaning fee.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Great place for a winter break. Very comfortable and cosy. Loved exploring Totnes, Ashburton and Darlington Hall and great walks from the Studio. Must be lovely when all the spring flowers are out. We’ll be back!

Julie, Banbury

A delightful break, even in January! Peaceful and quiet with many interesting places nearby in this beautiful part of the world. Sarah and Craig have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable - the studio is tasteful and very comfortable - will be going again - can definitely recommend it!!

Rachel, Oxfordshire

This must be one of the most relaxing stays we have ever had. Everything about the accommodation has been thought through very carefully, and we lacked for nothing. The studio manages to be both spacious and cosy, and we appreciated the wood-burner, and all the little touches - candles and tealights, garden flowers in jars, croissants, herbs on the table, and a very well-equipped kitchen. Sarah and Craig could not be more helpful and friendly, and were always on hand if we needed anything.

Graham & Andy, London

Fabulous! Ivy Studio: Comfortable & chic. Wonderful walks, peace & calm. Easy driving distance to vibrant Totnes. Charming hosts.

Celia, London

A beautiful, spacious cottage in a delightful village, lovingly restored and refurbished by Sarah and Craig. Décor is immaculate. The large garden is a joy, with multiple sitting areas. We had great weather, so didn’t get a chance to use the woodburner, which was all ready to light. Lovely walks from the cottage and the views up to Dartmoor are amazing, but a car is ideal for discovering the locality and getting to the beaches – the village itself doesn’t have a pub or shop. If you are a cyclist, you’ll need big gears. Loved the Beach House café at South Milton Sands.

Yvonne, Sevenoaks

Ivy Studio is a wonderful place to stay in South Devon. It is gorgeous - beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. The garden is delightful and such a tranquil spot to read a book or drink a glass of wine. Everything had been thought of, from the breakfast supplied for the first morning, to the picnic bag and beach towels, to the details of places to visit. This property comes very highly recommended.

Sally, East Sussex

We had a wonderful stay at Ivy Studio. It had everything we needed and is perfectly situated close to the coast and Dartmoor. The ideal getaway destination in beautiful Devon.

Francesca, London

Our stay at Ivy Studio was fantastic. The studio has everything required for a relaxing stay (including a well-appointed kitchen), with the wood burning stove being a particular highlight given how cold this May has been. The garden is beautiful and there are nice walking routes around, which was great as we did not have a car. Sarah and Craig were great hosts and gave helpful tips about things to do. We hope to be back!

Helen, London

We had the most lovely stay at Ivy Studio. It is located in a beautiful tranquil setting, with great walks and cycle rides from the doorstep and a short drive from the coast. Inside it is spacious and beautifully furnished with so many cosy touches. Hope to be back soon.

Jenny, London

Sarah and Craig have created a wonderful retreat - Ivy Studio is beautifully furnished, full of character, and had so many lovely extra touches. Everything had been thought of - from Christmas crackers for us to have on the 25th, to clementines, fresh foliage, little chocolates, supplies for the fridge - it really made everything feel so special. Not only was the property beautiful, the fireplace cosy and the bed exceptionally comfortable, but Sarah and Craig were lovely hosts. They gave us lots of privacy, but also shared some excellent tips for where to visit and walk. Brilliant! Thank you!

Seb, London

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Ivy Studio in chilly December - the space is so cosy, thoughtfully put together and beautifully finished, and the fire each night was a real treat. We enjoyed the really well-equipped kitchen and the surrounding area is great to explore - Rockfish fish & chips at Dartmouth is a must! Sarah is on hand to help wherever needed and really welcomed us. We can't wait to return!

Anna Mary, Reading

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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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.


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.