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Stares Nest Cottage - Self-catering in Devon

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Stares Nest, Holne, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7SL, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Paula Kemp

+44 (0)7780 116826(mobile)

Low beams, wonky stairs, wood-burner, Rayburn and underfloor heated bathrooms – and a sheltered, lush garden with church tower views

Both this delightfully cottagey cottage and its Dartmoor village setting are a joy. Between high hedges, around hairpin bends, via a small bridge over the river Dart you come to Holne with its tea and village shops. The Hemingways' whitewashed cottage is next to the fine 13th-century church; Jane grew up here and and there’s a settled, friendly feel plus just the right amount of well-chosen creature comforts. Downstairs is the low-beamed, cosy living space with comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove in the big old fireplace. There’s a good country kitchen with Rayburn, pretty celandine green cupboards, a table for six and a bathroom with walk-in shower and underfloor heated limestone tiles. Up nicely wonky stairs are the two sloping-roofed bedrooms with antique furniture, patchwork quilts, floral fabrics - and shower room and another bathroom (also redesigned, with free-standing bath). Stroll through a verdant rock garden with a stream and ponds and a further meadow garden with fruit cages and planted beds. Walk to your heart’s content; visit Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. Relax.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Paula Kemp:

Local points of interest from
Paula Kemp:

  • Holne is on the Two Moors Way, now extended from coast to coast. The walking in the area ranges from gentle strolls to something more taxing. Choose the rivers, National Trust woodlands or Dartmoor itself. Buckland Beacon has spectacular views.
  • Historic stannary and wool towns are all nearby. Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes and Tavistock offer dining, markets, shopping and entertainment. Exeter and Plymouth are equidistant with a more cosmopolitan feel.
  • The sea is approximately 40 minutes to the south coast/an hour and a half to North Cornwall. The Coast Path is stunning, well signposted and easily accessible. The Beach House at South Milton Sands is worth the trek. Hire kayaks, paddle/surf boards etc.
  • Competitive cycling events often use our area on their routes, both on and off road. Bring your bike and find out why!You'll work off the cream teas. For bikers, the roads are great and the green lanes plentiful. 40 mph speed limits apply on the moor.
  • The River Dart County Park, Woodlands, Splashdown Quaywest and Crealy theme parks let kids (of all ages) burn off energy. Buckfastleigh has indoor rock climbing, Teignmouth a sailing school, flying lessons at Dunkerswell, hot air ballooning too, or relax!
  • There is something for everyone in the area, from archaeology to zoos, steam trains to kart racing, fish & chips to Michelin starred restaurants, leather working and cookery schools, independent shops, a vineyard, boat trips and more. Find your own gems..
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 5
Price:(i) £370 to£850 per week

Extra child's mattress available at no charge.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.


Pubs/restaurants 6 miles.




Stares Nest, Holne, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7SL, Devon

Self-catering Stares Nest Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 family room; 2 shower rooms, 1 bath/shower room.
Price: (i) £ 370 to £ 850 per week

Paula Kemp

+44 (0)7780 116826(mobile)