Wildflower Cottage

Broadhempston, Totnes, Devon
Self-catering


Spend happy days in a bright, light space with a belting wood-burner, a sofa for loafing and cider from the orchard

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Down the hugger-mugger village street keeping a watch out for straying locals and a tight turn takes you into what was the farmyard. Stone outdoor steps lead up to the former hayloft, now a neat-as-a-pin, south-west-facing bolthole with a stable door and an open-plan living room and kitchen. It’s a generous place – Charlotte leaves you everything for breakfast as well as Prosecco, their own cider and nibbles.

Walk back out to the main street and you can turn through a gate into the orchard with nearly a hundred ancient apple trees and your very own seat and picnic bench. You’ll even find a picnic bag. The village is thriving: wander to two pubs – the foodie Coppa Dolla Inn with their famous 2in1 pies or The Monk’s Retreat which has a beer garden, quizzes and fish and chips on Wednesdays (you can take away too.) An award-winning community shop which sells excellent food and even wine from Berry Brothers – it also has a coffee shop, so you can settle in like a local.

Maps for walks long and short are waiting for you. A pretty, circular walk from the village takes you over the fields to Torbryan which also has a good pub. Totnes is a ten-minute drive for interesting independent clothes shops and a market on Fridays and Saturdays. Stock up with something local and delicious for supper.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking a picnic and a sundowner to the orchard on warm days
  • The Loaf sofa
  • Walking to pubs and the village shop
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You should know

  • The owners live in the manor house across the courtyard
  • No garden, just the orchard space
  • You can't bring children

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Ocassionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £97
Weekly price
from £675
Surcharges
Dogs £30 per dog per week. Maximum 1 dog.
1 Cottage for 2
From £971 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Wildflower Cottage is absolutely lovely and the owner Charlotte has thought of everything! We stayed for a 3-night break and loved the quality of everything in the cottage - the interiors of which has been designed with great style, and the welcome hamper including home made cider was a real treat too. We loved the pub Coppa Dolla which was a minute's walk away (we went twice!), and did the local 4-mile walk which Charlotte recommended and was perfect. The bed was so comfortable and the linen and towels were best hotel quality. Overall 5*+ & highly recommended!

Robert, London

A very spacious and well-appointed cottage, comfortable bed and so pleasing to return to after a day inspecting the lovely surrounding area. The owner was friendly, the welcome-pack generous and full of local produce, and the village pub/restaurant only a stroll away.. what more could we want?

Michael, Oswestry

Wildflower Cottage is a haven for rest and relaxation. The attention to detail and quality of finish far surpassed our expectations. David and Charlotte were fabulous hosts and very generous with recommendations and highly attentive. We particularly enjoyed many of their walk recommendations and made the most of the amazing dining options in the local area. The cottage is perfectly situated to explore many of the wonderful areas Devon has to offer but also has plenty to do on the doorstep if you don’t want to travel. We would highly recommend this property and will definitely return.

Andrew and trine, Stratford-on-avon

A great place to come for a few days of proper village life with lovely walks, good towns near for shopping, two pubs to walk to and a swish, cosy little retreat to come back to.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

This is a village with much going for it. Apart from the community shop and the two good pubs it still has its school, so there's a mix of ages. Locals who go back many generations rub shoulders happily with newcomers and there's a friendly feel. The church is worth a visit for its 13th-century chancel. You can hire bikes in Totnes and cycle the Dart Valley which is mainly off-road, or take a steam train trip. Ashburton has antique shops and delis; Dartmouth is a pretty town and doesn't get quite as crowded as Salcombe in the summer. Bantham beach is less than an hour away.

Local points of interest from Charlotte Parton

  • Wildflower Cottage is nestled in the courtyard of an ancient manor house, built originally in the 14C and added to in the Georgian eras. The farm is on 7 acres and sheep still graze under the old apple orchards which provide us with our cider & juice.
  • The cottage basks in the afternoon sun which streams through your open stable door in the evenings. Inside it is decorated with original artworks (wildflowers of course!) and you can enjoy pretty vases of freshly cut wildflowers from our meadow.
  • Wildflower cottage is finished to a very high spec from its Loaf sofa and Danish woodburner, super comfy Feather & Black bed with sumptuous bedding to its big bath and rainforest shower, all set off with elegant fittings by Lefroy Brooks and Jim Lawrence.
  • Fabulous English countryside hiking is minutes from your door. A short drive away, walk in ancient woodland along the beautiful River Dart at Dartington Hall. Or a bit further on is Dartmoor, offering a stunning array of scenery in its 365 sq miles!
  • The nearest pub is a 2 minute stroll away and as well as great food, a roaring fire and cosy traditional setting, has an interesting name The Coppa Dolla - nothing to do with money but an old Devonian abbreviation of The Coppiced Alder (tree)!
  • Within 45 minutes drive you can be enjoying the stunning coastline -sailing from Salcombe, beach-combing on beautiful Blackpool Sands or striding out on the amazing South Coast path. Enjoy great seafood & locally made wine. Dogs welcome in most pubs!

Introducing

Charlotte Parton

Charlotte (a horticulturalist) and her husband moved here from Brixton to fulfill a long-held dream. As well as taking on the orchards she has already created the wildflower meadow, a nature pond and potager style kitchen garden (in season she may give you produce). Future plans include running courses here so if you're interested do ask for information and she may show you around.