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Groves Fishleigh in Hatherleigh, Devon

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Groves Fishleigh description

Holiday home
Groves Fishleigh is a detached, thatched barn conversion situated next to the owner's home, 1.5 miles from the market town of Hatherleigh in Devon. This cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and one single, as well as a ground floor bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast area and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a front courtyard with barbecue. Groves Fishleigh provides an ideal rural base for guests who wish to walk the Tarka Trail, explore Dartmoor National Park, or relax in tranquil surroundings.

The market town of Hatherleigh is situated seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is in a central location for the popular Tarka Trail. The town boasts craft shops, pubs and cafes, and close by are Okehampton Castle, RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and the beaches around Bude.

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Electric central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Front courtyard with BBQ. Four well-behaved dogs welcome only. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Rural location
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Mrs Tapping
June 2019
Lovely rural setting.. Friendly approachable hosts. Fenced area at front of property with 5bar gate to allow dogs off lead. Sheep, ducks and wildlife to observe and part of Tarka Trail to explore. Lovely open plan living space. Well equipped kitchen. Nearby `Well Made` Cafe for delicious lunches with horticulture gardens and livestock to visit. War Horse Museum close by within working farm with tractor trailer ride, watch milking, feed calves. Forestry Commission reserve near Folly Gate for dog walking and nearby Nature Reserve. A lovely peaceful holiday.
Mr Tavener
May 2019
2nd year at this place and loved both occasions it’s a hidden gem in Devon .... 2nd year at this place and loved both occasions it’s a hidden gem in Devon Will be there next year as well loved every minute
Mrs Oxlade
October 2018
We were made very welcome by Malcolm and Zoey.. A little gem in Devon.
Mr Hodges
July 2018
This cottage is terrible value for money: absolute minimum of everything from a half roll of loo roll no extra binliners, no coffee pot, not a tin of salt or tea bag upon arrival.. NO WIFI. NO CELL SERVICE. The "patio" is a picnic table in the car park. "Cider House Rules" posted all over do not lend an air of welcome. And the only time we saw the owners was 5 minutes when we arrived. The only real positive were very comfortable beds.
Mr Raimond
June 2018
Beautiful location in very peaceful spot but with many top quality attractions and walks in easy reach.. With the weather as it was Devon and Cornwall can better any overseas holiday, with Bude and Woolacombe beaches fighting for top spot with the children. For the others Rosemoor and Arlington Court topped their list.
Mrs Bond
February 2018
This cottage is set 1.. 5miles from Hatherleigh in a absolutely beautiful setting. If you are after a tranquil and rural setting then this is the one for you. The Granary is beautiful. Everything you would need for a family get away! Don't let the lack of wifi put you off! The countryside is calling you to explore! The cottage is beautiful, the kitchen has everything you would need (no dishwasher). The shower in the bathroom is excellent - you feel like you have had full body massage! The log burner is a real asset. Upstairs the bedrooms have everything, comfy beds, wardrobes and TV's. Malcolm and Zoe are brilliant hosts and are always on hand if you need anything. We will definitely be back!!
Mrs Olding
February 2018
Lovely spacious cottage in rural location.. However, if you have small dogs the garden is not secure as they can get through the bar gate. Hopefully the owner will put some stock fencing onto it on the lower half to prevent this. Also, no welcome pack, not one single teabag or milk etc.for arrival so be aware and stock up before arrival.
Mrs Kitchener
December 2017
My kind of holiday.. Relaxing quiet. Lovey owners; helpful and kind. Cottage was super. Remote (which for me was perfect) but you do need to think of everything you might need for this type of holiday in terms of consumables. All in all a super time and will definitely be going back. Grateful thanks to Malcolm and Zoe (owners)
Mr Trezise
September 2017
Lovely cottage near a small friendly village with two great pubs.. Great for exploring Devon/Cornwall or just for relaxing.
Mr Harwood
July 2017
Over all the cottage was very comfortable.. The only criticism would be that there is no area to relax out side, if a small rear garden would or could be created it would enhance the property and increase the appeal.
Paul L
June 2017
Set in the most amazing countryside this former barn has been turned into a bit of a jewel, we were made to feel at home straight away, the granary has class, style, the wow factor. Ever so reasonably priced for a 5 star property. We had a week of discovery and noticed holiday makers come back again and again. Thank you Malcolm and Zoe plus your mum and dad for a Devonshire treat with our 4 dogs.
Paul L
June 2017
Lovely cottage beautiful location but a little remote.. Malcolm and Zoe very friendly.
Mr Henryson-caird
November 2016
Very nice extremely nice hosts, lovely location we totally relaxed.. We thought at first not having wifi would be a problem but no without it meant we could totally shut off from business.
October 2016
we recently stayed at this wonderful cottage with our small dog Teisha. on our arrival we were made to feel at home already by the lovely warm welcome by Zoe and her husband Malcolm. nothing was to much trouble for them . if we needed advice on how far somewhere was they were on hand to answer our queries. they have done an amazeing job with the cottage. its in a stunning location. and I loved feeding the ducks every morning and watching them in the duck pond in the garden. and gorgeous views at the back to. . the cottage is extreamly well equipped and warm and inviteing.there is ample room and has been very tastefuly decorated. and although the down stairs lounge is really big. we was not cold at all. and did not need the fire on at all..everywhere was immaculate and clean. Haherleigh isnt very big but the two pubs do lovely meals and dogs are allowed in them which is a bonus the museum at the quay is a great day out I had such fun dressing up in Victorian clothes. there is loads to do as the cottage is in a really good spot and not to far from places to see for a good day out. we had a superb holiday and cant thank Zoe and Macolm enough for making it possible we did not want to leave this gorgeous cottage and will be back. thanks you.
Ms Giles
June 2016
Lovely hosts. It was quite, and restful. Lovely walks adequate facilities in the village, didn't have to travel anywhere if you didn't want to. Loads of unlimited hot water and comfy beds. Lovely week away.
Mrs Rooke
June 2016
Lovely cottage, lovely couple, very relaxing. Beautiful part of the country.
Mrs Booth
May 2016
A beautiful house with wonderful and friendly owners. Everything was as perfect as we could have wished!
Mr Hill
May 2016
It was very quiet and relaxing, the hosts were excellent and the cottage was great.
Miss Richards
April 2016
The location is great - very peaceful and fairly isolated. The owners were very accommodating and genuinely lovely people who were keen to ensure that we had everything we needed (which we did!). The accommodation was exactly as advertised - there was lots of space for us and our 3 dogs and we were particularly impressed with how comfortable the bed was. We are already talking about when we might be able to go back!
Mr Rumsey
March 2016
Fantastic base for holidaying in Devon and Cornwall. Cosy cottage with helpful lovely owners.
Mrs Kenna
March 2016
The owners were amazing and went out of their way to help us. The property and location were perfect for our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wants a quiet, tranquil break away from it all. We would stay here again and again. Thank you to the owners for creating such a lovely cottage. They have created a perfect retreat in beautiful countryside.
Angie G
March 2016
Arrived on cold evening greeted by a roaring log fire, extremely clean cottage and fresh bedding that smelt lovely. The owners introduced themselves and what a lovely accommodating couple they are nothing was any bother. The cottage is well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Great location to explore Devonshire and Cornwall. There is duck pond that is well fenced off, which kept our gundogs from getting in for a swim. Tarka trail is on doorstep which was great to tire out our dogs. Such a quite, relaxing stay. The owners have done such a spectacular job on renovating such a fabulous thatch cottage. If you like walks or want to explore Devonshire and Cornwall or just want somewhere to recouarate from the stresses of life this is the place to stay. Hope to return very soon.
Mr Kelly
February 2016
The cottage is very beautiful and in an idyllic spot. Excellent for holidaymakers with dogs with great public footpaths from the door.
Mrs Hacking
February 2016
Absolutely beautiful property in lovely peaceful surroundings. Owners were welcoming and friendly. A perfect relaxing getaway.
Ms Dyos-Sadie
January 2016
Beautiful, clean, comfortable cottage. Owner very friendly and helpful. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Our holiday at Groves Fishleigh was just perfect.
Miss Fitzgerald
October 2015
Such a wonderful cottage, really didn't want to leave! The cottage was beautiful, so comfortable and warm. Set at the end of a very long lane, which added to the feeling of seclusion, privacy, peace and quiet. Couldn't fault anything on this holiday, we'd go back in a flash! Please, please can we move in?
October 2015
Beautiful well equipped thatched cottage in a quiet rural location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. This is one of very few holiday homes that cater for more than 2 dogs and was ideal for us.
October 2015
Perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Devon countryside. Cottage well equipped, lovely comfy beds and is Ideal for pet owners as up to 4 dogs are allowed at no extra cost, Wake up in the morning to the sounds of ducks in the adjacent fenced in duck pond. Perfectly located for exploring Devon, and not far from superb beaches on the north Cornwall coast. The owners are lovely and most welcoming and live in an adjacent detached thatched cottage. For walkers the cottage is on the Tarka Trail footpath, which slightly further north becomes a cycleway.
Mr Chudleigh
August 2015
A lovely cottage that is set in beautiful surroundings. The owners were both very welcoming to me and my family and we would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break.
Mrs Robertson
June 2015
The property owners were very helpful and friendly and yet kept a respectful distance to allow us some privacy. The cottage location was particularly lovely with easy walking from the front door. The owners accept dogs and yet the property and grounds were spotless and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend this cottage.
Mr Driffield
June 2015
The property was very good and the interior was excellent. It was very quiet where it was situated, there are not many properties you can go where sheep from the nearby farm are right outside your windows. Overall it was very good and we would recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet relaxing holiday. The owners were very pleasant and we had no problems at all.
Mr North
April 2015
We received a very warm reception from the owners and nothing was too much trouble. The setting was idyllic, with a duck pond and many species of wild birds, also sheep and lambs grazing in the fields surrounding the property. Not too far from good beaches and places of interest.
Mrs Price
April 2015
A relaxing, peaceful place to stay. The fact that we could take 3 dogs made it perfect for us and the comfortable beds and sofas helped us to unwind after days out with a cosy log burner to sit round. This is a lovely part of Devon, very easy to go North or South with loads to see and do. Easy access to the moor as well.
Mr Hatton
March 2015
Beautiful and comfortable cottage set in tranquil surroundings. Excellent location for exploring the county. Friendly and helpful owners.
Mrs Brown
January 2015
A lovely quiet cottage, and the owners were very helpful but never interfering.
Miss Riley
December 2014
Beautiful cottage and lovely owners. Have recommended it to all my dog owner friends people I work with for a break with the kids. Great base to go off and explore and very reasonably priced. Will definitely book again.
Mrs Slater
October 2014
We had a wonderful weeks holiday. Relaxing and comfortable. Beautiful outlook with its own duck pond and surrounded by fields. The Tarka Trail literally passes the front door, so, lots of lovely walks. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend and will return.
Mr Bennett
October 2014
Very clean, plenty of room, well equipped and very friendly owners.
Mr Capron
October 2014
The Granary is the perfect retreat for those seeking total peace and tranquility in a very rural setting and was great for our dogs.
Mrs Seibold
September 2014
The cottage was just perfect! Beautiful surroundings, peaceful and very nice hosts!
Mrs Macbeath
August 2014
We were met with a lovely warm welcome by our hosts. The Cottage was just beautiful, in a peaceful location. A fantastic place to get away from the hustle and bustle, in a very beautiful area. A great place to go walking along the Tarka Trail or use as a base for the local attractions.
August 2014
We were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome by our hosts, who were lovely. The Cottage itself is beautiful and has everything that you need. The cottage is clean, comfortable and homely. It is located down a very long narrow lane, but this adds to the feeling of getting away from it all. The cottage is situated actually along the Tarka Trail, so if walking is your thing you can start from your front door. Widemouth beach is within a reasonable drive for a day at the coast. My younger daughter loved having our very own duck pond, (which is fenced off for safety). This a great place to really get away from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and quiet, but is still within easy reach of the local attractions within a short drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Groves Fishleigh.
August 2014
My husband and I stayed, with our three dogs, at Groves Fishleigh for one week in August 2014. The cottage was spotless, extremely comfortable and it had everything we needed. It really felt like a home away from home! The hosts were very warm and helpful and we appreciate that they welcomed our 3 dogs. The location is ideal for exploring Devon & Cornwall. We look forward to returning again!
Mr Evans
June 2014
We were the first paying guests at the property, and the owners could not have made us more welcome. This pretty thatched cottage is absolutely delightful, situated astride the Tarka Trail at the end of a rural lane a couple of minutes outside Hatherleigh - ideal for walking our dogs. It was an incredibly peaceful and restful stay for us both. Thanks for looking after us so well!
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