Pludda Thatch

Bovey Tracey, Devon

Warm brownies on the kitchen table, shops and cafés outside the door, and Dartmoor and the Teign Valley waiting to be explored


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


You’re close to Dartmoor for bracing walks and wild swims, Bovey Tracey is a five-minute stroll. This late medieval Devon longhouse, one of the oldest in an old market town, is split into two: one half for the owners, the other for you. George and Caroline are there should you need them, and if you love good food you may do: Caroline is an excellent cook and happy to host dinner for guests. (Cookery classes, too.) Inside all is cosy and carpeted in country cottage style. The original beams and huge fireplace are intact and the wood-burner keeps everything snug; there’s a vintage dresser with pretty crockery, fresh flowers, a gleaming new range and a grandfather clock to tick away the hours. Bedrooms are traditional and full of character, one with sloping beams. Visit the Devon Guild Of Craftsmen a short walk away, or stride across the fields to Parke Estate (NT): there’s an award-winning restaurant and the river Bovey runs through. Return to your cottage garden and book-filled ‘garden room’ at the end of the lawn, within earshot of a trickling stream.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Dinner available. Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
Short breaks available. 2-night stay, £200.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1002 bedrooms


I had a lovely relaxing time in this cottage which was spotless. My university aged children really enjoyed and benefitted from a cookery class which Caroline rustled up for us with a few days notice. It also gave us delicious food to eat over the next 2 days. I would highly recommend a holiday in this beautiful cottage with fantastic hosts.

Jan, London

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from George Bowser

  • The whole of Dartmoor is on your doorstep, along with the South Devon Coast, which is in easy reach. Dartmouth is half an hour away, offering naval history and superb restaurants. Enjoy kite surfing on Exmouth beach and visit the barge café on the Exe.
  • A Steam Railway along the Dart from Buckfastleigh (with its Abbey) to Totnes. Totnes market runs on Fridays. Visit Sharpham Vineyard on the river Dart, and take a boat trip to Dartmouth. You could also visit Dartington Hall garden and the barn cinema.
  • Dartmoor Country Park offers lots of great activities for children and then there is Paignton Zoo, Woolands Park and Waterworld.
  • We can arrange guided walks or we can point you in the right direction. There are lots of pretty local villages with good local pubs we can recommend.
  • Exeter is a charming cathedral city, great for shopping. The River Exe offers cycling and canoeing, whilst Topsham on the edge of the river has lovely shopping and plenty of good restaurants too.
  • Teignmouth has a lovely beach. On one end there is the pier and the Crab shack café looks up the teign estuary to the moors.