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ash cottage – a comfortably furnished self catering cottage

If it’s a cosy base you’re after, we welcome you to Ash Cottage, settled in the heart of the countryside, a true rural haven with its enchanting charm. Beautifully furnished self-catering retreat is designed for two, but offers ample space for your tiny wild wanderer to explore!

With Ash Cottage’s thoughtful single-level layout, you will find ease and convenience at every turn. Inside, you’ll discover a cozy double bedroom, a spacious shower room, and a neat but fully equipped kitchen. The welcoming lounge and dining area feature a real log burner, inviting cozy moments by the fire, along with a smart TV and built-in DVD player.

Come and experience the tranquillity and warmth of Ash Cottage, where every detail is crafted to ensure a relaxing and memorable retreat awaits.


What’s outside? +

Ash Cottage is nestled within a picturesque courtyard at the edge of a spectacular smallholding. Step outside to your patio area, featuring your own BBQ and seating arrangement. You also have direct access to a charming communal grassed garden and play area, creating an exceptional space for children to play together. Additionally, there’s a communal undercover seating area adorned with fairy lights and equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven, perfect for gathering and enjoying memorable moments together.

The 12 acres of land offers the perfect escape from the ordinary and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of expansive grounds, woodland trails, a play area and farm animals, that stretch down to the serene River Tamar. We welcome you to explore, embark on adventures, relax, and unwind in this idyllic setting.

For those eager to embrace water activities, discover your ideal escape at Ash Cottage. Immerse yourself in relaxation with the option of your private hot tub and changing area, conveniently situated just across from the cottage. With Starlink Wifi available, you’ll have no trouble staying connected, even when using the baby monitor. Alternatively, indulge in the delightfully baby-friendly 5-meter outdoor pool, open from May to the end of September. Maintained at a comfortable 30 degrees, the pool features walk-in steps and a depth of 1.1 meters, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Access to a fully-equipped changing room, complete with a changing table and essential amenities, guarantees a carefree and joyful time for the entire family. We’ve meticulously considered every detail to ensure your family holiday is nothing short of fantastic, providing you with peace of mind throughout your stay.

Should you find the time, our location on the border of Devon and Cornwall offers easy exploration of both counties and their captivating coastlines, ensuring your holiday is filled with endless possibilities for discovery and relaxation.


   1 double bedroom

   Large shower room

   Fully equipped kitchen

   Lounge / dining area

   Single storey

   Farm animals

   Childrens outdoor activity area

   Barn with toys and games

   Covered decking area & BBQs

   TV freeview and Wifi

   Private and EV parking

   Bed linen provided, but not towels

   Tumble dryer and spin dryer

   Large freezer available

   Laundry service at extra cost

For babies & Toddlers we offer

   Bed guards

   Black-out blinds

   Step-ups in bathrooms

   Non slip mats for baths


   Pool Noodles

   Zoogs Water Wings Vests

   Microwave Bottle Steriliser

   Baby Monitor

   Night lights

   Bumbo seats


   Plastic bowls and plates

   Child-friendly cutlery

   Travel cot, comfy mattress and sheet

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Swimming Pool and Hot Tubs


Ultimate relaxation

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquil embrace of our inviting hot tubs and pools.

From May to the end of September, guests can enjoy the shared used of a five metre heated outdoor swimming pool (additional charge applies). Our recently installed decking area by the swimming pool provides the ideal place to sit and relax overlooking our lovely gardens. There is also a covered seating area with barbeques in the gardens.

Hot Tub & Heated Pool Charges

During your stay you will also have access to a shared heated pool (seasonal) and there is potential to book one of the two hot tubs on site for the duration of your stay. Please ensure you pre book the amenities prior to arrival. All amenities are on a first come, first served basis.

We appreciate the amenities may not appeal to everyone so they are not included into the price of your stay, therefore additional charges apply for their use. We charge £30 per day for private use of the hot tub and £15 per hour for private use of the pool.

Wildlife and Recreation Areas


The Carpenter’s Natural Environment

At the bottom of the courtyard a traditional 5-bar Devon gate leads to our area of tranquillity. This incorporates an orchard, children’s play area, sheep and lamb paddocks, pig pens and seating for relaxation and the enjoyment of Carpenter’s pure natural environment.

Keep strolling towards the next gate which leads to the River Tamar meadows. We have purposely left these meadows as a natural environment with the river, pond and woodland trails.

If you have the patience and the time is right, you can see Red and Roe deer, birds of prey soaring in the thermals, kingfishers sweeping and darting along the river, and majestic otters playing. The idyllic river setting with peace and quiet allows some good fishing, fish include Trout, Roach, Grayling and in late autumn Salmon returning to spawn.

The Smallholding

We have a flock of sheep which we lamb in Spring. As with nature we do have orphan lambs, which gives you a rewarding chance to bottle feed them. We also have some pigs who love to say hello!

Experiencing the animals and countryside is our thing. We as a family always welcome and enjoy any help, be it assisting in feeding the animals or general countryside involvement.

Electric Vehicle Charging

An electric vehicle charging point is available for our guests on site.

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