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Poppy Cottage

Blackawton, Devon (Ref. 1130076)

Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request when booking), 1 x double with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, heated towel rail
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee maker
  • TV with Freeview and DVD, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Private parking for 1 car and additional roadside parking available
  • Rear, multi-level decking with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Perched in the quaint village of Blackawton, Devon, rests Poppy Cottage, a pet-friendly and family-friendly home away from home.

This charming cottage offers everything you could need for a truly relaxing holiday, with a private parking area, a sun-drenched deck and a welcoming interior with contemporary facilities that will make you feel at home instantly.

Step inside where you'll find an open-plan living space that's perfect for those who love to entertain whist enjoying the stunning far reaching valley views over the terraced garden.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you need and the dining area has seating for six.

The homely sitting area has a woodburning stove as the centrepiece, perfect for those cooler evenings.

Get ready for a restful night's sleep in one of the two bedrooms - choose the super-king-size zip/link for flexibility for couples, children or friends, or the double for any couples in your group.

Prepare for your day in the bathroom, before stepping out onto the decking to take in the stunning views with a cup of tea in hand.

The decking is complete with furniture and a barbecue so you can make the most of the peaceful surroundings and take your mealtimes outdoors.

Explore the village of Blackawton, with The George Inn pub just next door for your evening tipple, which is a friendly village with a community run shop and historic church.

Blackawton hosts an annual worm charming festival in May which is fun for all the family, including the furry members of the family with a “for fun” dog show.

Blackawton is also locally renowned for its terrific bonfire and fireworks night in November.

Poppy Cottage is well situated for Dartmouths’ annual events, such as the music festival in May, the Royal Regatta in August, and comedy & food festivals in October.

Explore Dartmouth's vibrant harbour, and delve into the town's rich history, or take a drive to Kingsbridge, a stunning estuary town with a range of shops, cafés, and restaurants to enjoy.

Totnes is just a short drive away, a picturesque town with a fascinating past, meandering streets and ideally positioned within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Poppy Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside, wonderful beaches and 630 miles of breathtaking Southwest coastal paths.

A short drive to the coast you will find popular beaches such as Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands (both shingle beaches) and Torcross.

Bantham and Challaborough are renowned for watersport activities such as surfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

Bigbury-on-Sea has a surf school and views over Burgh Island, where you can take the sea tractor at high tide, or walk across the sand bank at low tide and sit outside the Pilchard Inn with a cooling drink whilst taking in the wonderful views.

Whether you're looking for a tranquil getaway or a holiday immersed in culture, Poppy Cottage is the perfect base for your Devon escape.

Please ensure children are supervised in the garden area due to decking steps.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dartmouth 5.7 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5; Totnes 8.1 miles

Blackawton and the surrounding hamlets and villages are well placed for a tranquil South Devon break. In easy reach of Dartmouth and the beaches of Start Bay, the location offers a delightful balance between seclusion and convenience, with a wealth of picturesque walks, welcoming local pubs and more on your doorstep. In the centre of the village on Main Street, the 14th century Parish Church of St Michael completes the setting whole-heartedly. The George Inn is a family-run pub in the heart of the village. Situated across from the church, this dog-friendly inn backs onto some beautiful South Hams countryside, and there are outside tables where you can relax and take in the scenery. Nearby, Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes - A charming Devon town with a bustling main street and a regular market, the area boasts regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning. Woodlands Family Theme Park is a must for families, with rides, activities and a petting farm and is just 1 mile away. Splashdown Water Park Quaywest at Goodrington Sands beach near Paignton is the largest outdoor waterpark in the UK with eight water slides, small splash pools for youngsters and a swimming pool, making it a great day out for all the family. Walking, cycling, golf, riding, fishing, surfing and sailing are all available in the area and there are several National Trust properties to explore. For a day of pampering, why not try the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club Spa just 1½ miles away, with indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. The spa itself is surrounded by the two stunning golf courses, both with sweeping fairways.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas