The Orangery

Buckfastleigh, Devon

£95 - £200
per night
£665 - £1400
per week

Light and sunny annexe with your own entrance in the centre of vibrant Buckfastleigh with lovely gardens, for couples plus a child or two


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£95 - £200 per night

£665 - £1400 per week

The Experience

Walk through the garden and up a few steps into a pretty conservatory with an orange tree in a pot, all warm and sunny with lovely garden views. An easy place to read or spot birds. Through here to the open-plan living/kitchen/diner: snuggle up in the window seat or in front of the wood-burner. There are books to borrow and toys and games to occupy children.

Original pottery is dotted around the house (the artist’s studio is next door – with notice you can have a pottery lesson during your stay too); wander into town to The Seed shop and café for coffee and delicious bread. There’s a good pub on the river a 30-minute stroll down an old drovers road; head to The Orchard Kitchen, just outside town, for an evening meal or Riverford Field Kitchen for a veggie feast.

Back at base: prepare food in the neat kitchen to eat outside in your own south-facing walled garden, borrow badminton racquets and play on owner Laura’s lawn. She can lend you a fire bowl too – tell stories around it; sleep well in sweet bedrooms.

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We think you'll love

  • The fabulous walking all around, wander down to the river through woodland or drive up to Dartmoor for all day hikes
  • Enjoying the easy-going, pretty garden on sunny days: meals outside, games and sundowners
  • Sitting in the conservatory even on a foul weather day, watching the birds in the garden, reading a book peacefully
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You should know

  • You're attached to the owner's home but have your own entrance
  • Both bedrooms share a shower room, no bath
  • Parking is just outside the main gates


  • 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 £95
Weekly price
from £665
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 3
From £953 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We just returned from a delightful stay at the Orangery. Tucked away from the busy street, the accommodation was spacious and charmingly decorated with all you would need for a holiday stay. The garden is lovely - it is secluded from neighbours and the street providing privacy for dining and relaxing. Laura, the host and owner of the accommodation is very welcoming and was always available to answer questions and to provide advice on things to do and where to eat in the area. Parking available. Its location is central to many sites and Dartmoor park. I highly recommend the accomodation.

Stephanie, London

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Orangery. Laura was an excellent host, welcoming, helpful and informative. The accommodation was peaceful, quiet, private, comfortable and well appointed. It gave us easy access to a week of wonderful walking on Dartmoor. All in all, probably one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had in the UK. Highly recommended.

Andrew, Norwich

A very quiet and peaceful spot with your own walled garden. Come for wonderful walking, a steam train to bustling Totnes, grand cycling up to Dartmoor, or just for a lazy time reading and watching birds from the conservatory.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Buckfastleigh is a charming place with a museum, open-air swimming pool and steam railway, plus cafés, a community wholefoods shop and good walks to keep you occupied without getting in the car. A visit to the majestic Buckfast Abbey and its well-kept grounds is a must - it has amazing herb gardens, a huge restaurant and tea rooms. It's a drive to Dartmoor for proper rambles, 20 mins to arty Totnes, cycle to pretty Ashburton, the coast is 40 mins.

Local points of interest from Laura Hetherington

  • Buckfastleigh is a hidden gem with its own steam railway, open air swimming pool, independent cafes and wonderful wholefood shop filled with all sorts of unusual finds and locally baked bread as well as a chemist and supermarket for all your basic needs
  • Follow footpaths to the atmospheric burnt-out Church on top of the hill with its grounds managed for nature creating a fabulous place to sit and watch the world go by with views over Dartmoor
  • Local potter, Tash, offers classes for beginners and those with experience where you can learn the art of throwing on a potter's wheel, turn a mug or a bowl , create an original and leave to be fired in a wood burning kiln ready to be posted home to you
  • Nearby Dartmoor offers tors to climb, rivers to swim in, gorgeous glades for picnicking, open moorland and wooded valleys, ancient woodlands, long distance walks and shorter rambles, horse riding and llama trekking and plenty of Dartmoor ponies to see
  • Visit Totnes, the first transition town, famous for its alternative approach. Fridays and Saturdays are market days when you can buy amazing crafts, wonderful local food, pick up a flea market bargain and drink a coffee listening to local buskers
  • Half an hour away is the South Devon coast with its amazing beaches from surfers paradise beaches with big waves to small hidden coves to gentle inlets. Stroll the coast path or visit the famous Burgh island and its iconic 30s hotel or hire a paddle board


Laura Hetherington

Laura lives in the listed Victorian house next door with her two daughters, and their dog and cat. She'll leave you to get on with things but is happy to chat and she's very easy-going with guests. She will meet and greet when she's around or you'll let yourself in with a key safe.