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Cuddle up in front of the warming wood burner
Warming woodburner
Ample room to stretch out and relax
Step into the stunning lounge
Immaculate attention to detail throughout
Celebrate Christmas in Devon
Stunning, traditional kitchen with contemporary appliances
A warm welcome awaits
Dining area
Spacious king-size bedroom with ample storage
A perfect romantic retreat
Stunning shower room with bespoke fittings
Sweeping driveway leading to property
Beautiful shared grounds
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The Gate House - Dolton

Dolton (1.5 mls SE), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy exploring the expansive grounds in this semi-rural sanctuary set a short walk from the delightful village of Dolton
  • Beautifully presented, period property forming part of an historic Manor which has been meticulously refurbished to include creature comforts with a sympathetic aesthetic
  • Explore the 750 acres of shared grounds with the owners who live in the main house and see the Exmoor ponies and peacocks
  • Further afield walkers can enjoy exploring both Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor
Property code: 57046

Conveniently situated, it is possible to walk into the village of Dolton, and this is steeped in history and boasts a village shop and Post Office, local butcher and a choice of pub. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with both Exmoor and Dartmoor easily reached by car, and the nearby Tarka Trail, a haven for walkers and cyclists. The coast is never far away and the golden sands of Westward Ho! and Saunton are well worth a visit. Other attractions in the area include the historic Cavalier town of Torrington, Dartington Crystal, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Bideford, and from here you can enjoy day trips to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg, Tapeley Park, and numerous National Trust properties.

On entering the delightful property you will firstly find yourself in the useful utility/boot room with stunning original flagstone floor with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer however the majority of the accommodation is located on the first floor. The utility/boot room on the ground floor is the perfect place to leave all of your outdoor clothing before ascending the stairs onto the first floor, this immediately opens into a spacious kitchen/diner with breakfast bar and also a separate table and chairs for more relaxed meals. Even though the kitchen looks fabulously authentic it includes all the modern conveniences such as an electric range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. From here you will then discover the lounge and this is presented in a lovely light and airy country style and boasts a Smart TV with Freesat, and also a cosy wood burner. On the other side of the property, you will find the king-size bedroom with stunning antique French bed frame, and sitting next to this is the shower room with underfloor heating and WC, period style bathroom furniture and a custom made glass and oak framed shower surround.

Venturing outside, a lovely small lawn area is located at the side of the property and here a bistro table and chairs and BBQ have been provided for guests, further to this it is possible to explore the land. There is ample off-road parking provided in the main car park or one space available in the garage below the cottage.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Stabling available - please enquire at time of booking
  • Electric and biomass central heating included
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Bath robes provided
  • Ample off-road parking and one garage space below the cottage
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Pub and village shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Freesat in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Bluetooth/ DAB radio in bedroom
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nancy Hayes

This property is personally managed by Nancy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 17th November 2023

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We absolutely love this location and will certainly be back for a fourth visit

Reviewed by Sue 27th October 2023

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An absolutely amazing property, which to us most definitely had the wow factor! The gardens are wonderful, complete with a peacock, who said the occasional hello to us. Sadly the wet weather made it tricky to explore the greater area around the Gate House. After getting stuck in the mud a few times, we opted to walking the country lanes. These are Read morereally quiet (in October), so well worth the walk to Dolton or even Iddesleigh - fantastic proper old fashioned pub there. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 20th October 2023

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Amazing cottage - beautifully done Clean warm and very special. Surrounding gardens- breathtaking and we enjoyed a coffee in the garden more than once - the October weather was lovely and mild- so mild we didnt use the log burner even though I was desperate to !! We will be back thats for sure !

Reviewed by Susan 29th September 2023

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Beautiful historic Gate House. Long meandering walks in peaceful countryside and 15 mins to village, butchers, small supermarket and 2 pubs perfect. Lynton & Lynmouth North Devon Heritage coast a must visit the funicular & Glen Lyn Gorge are amazing as is Dartmoor & Exmoor.

Reviewed by Noel 8th September 2023

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Found the gatehouse to be absolutely perfect for a great relaxing break and made feel so welcome Grounds are amazing The gatehouse is wonderful and has all you need Was made feel totally at home Everyone on the grounds was amazing friendly including the peacock Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Diane 18th August 2023

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If you want a peaceful holiday in a beautiful property this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Gillian 11th August 2023

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We stayed in the historic Gatehouse. The setting was beautiful and very quiet. The property was pretty, clean, well presented and had everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. The owners were very welcoming and clearly wanted you to feel at home and enjoy the amazing gardens and estate that they are so passionate about. There are lots of loRead morevely walks on and from the estate to enjoy. The pretty village of Dolton in a short walk away. The village has two great pubs and a small shop. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Frank 22nd July 2023

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It is a very beautiful cottage with great views of the environment. There is a great local pub at walking distance. You do need a car for grocery shopping and other dining options. A great place to relax, but mind your head as the doors are rather low.

Reviewed by Sian 14th July 2023

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Such a beautiful location. A real wow factor driving up the private driveway and seeing the house and gardens. Everything you need for a rural getaway, walks from the house and into Dolton. We did a lot of walking! Iddesleigh was a highlight, the pub was lovely and welcoming. The hosts were helpful without being intrusive. Gorgeous gardens to roam Read morefreely. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 23rd June 2023

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We thought the cottage was perfect, situated on a large estate and surrounded by beautiful established gardens. It was attractively furnished and with everything we could need. The bed was extremely comfortable, as were the two sofas in the spacious sitting room and we had the added bonus of views across the field, swallows nesting in the eaves andRead more a peacock strutting around the grounds. Hide

Reviewed by Bruno 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Don 9th June 2023

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Fabulous location full of character.

Reviewed by Russell 26th May 2023

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Lovely place , always welcoming .

Reviewed by Tim 19th May 2023

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The Gate House had everything you need for a self catering holiday, including dishwasher , washing machine and tumble dryer nothing was over looked. Its in a fabulous location set in beautiful grounds of the main house where the owners live , its so peaceful and relaxing . We had a marvellous week and definitely will return.

Reviewed by Steve 28th April 2023

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Excellent property in an exceptional location.

Reviewed by Neville 14th April 2023

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What an amazing place to stay! Homely and well equipped, felt luxurious from the moment we arrived. So lovely that you have the privilege of walking round the owners gardens, theyve worked so hard to achieve a beautiful home and properties for people to stay in that are decorated and equipped to an amazing standard.

Reviewed by PAUL 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 17th February 2023

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What an absolute gem! Tastefully decorated and furnished with an eye for style and comfort, an attention to detail that really enhances the visitors experience of the antiquity and character of this period gatehouse. Expense has clearly not been spared with high spec white goods and induction "Aga". I highly recommend The Gatehouse for a total unwiRead morend and relaxing stay if you expect luxury and style as given. The village offers a butchers, store and 2 pubs. The Rams Head Inn was our favourite Hide

Reviewed by Michael 6th February 2023

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Excellent holiday cottage in a fantastically quiet location with a beautiful landscape .

Reviewed by Wanda 27th January 2023

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Warm and quirky cottage provided with everything you could possibly need. The setting was peaceful but you are not too far away from the coast, Dartmoor or Exmoor if you want to explore a wider area. We didnt feel the need. Plenty of nearby villages to investigate and all the locals were so friendly. The property is well kept and the grounds were sRead moretunning. We were lucky enough to see some stags up close and personal. I would highly recommend a stay here. If not, you are missing out. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 13th January 2023

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Reviewed by Melanie 28th December 2022

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Wow! No other words to describe!

Reviewed by Jane 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Charlie 25th October 2022

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The gatehouse and surrounding estate are the perfect recipe for a peaceful holiday. We were on a short break so spent our time just chilling and exploring the estate and lovely gardens. Weather was kind so perfect for sitting and soaking up the sights and sounds of the estate - food for the soul! Accommodation was warm, spacious and a perfect blendRead more of old, very old and new. The bed was comfortable and having a washing machine and dryer was a bonus. This place is unique and a real gem. Hide

Reviewed by Russell 7th October 2022

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This is our fifth time here and we love it . Beautiful Gate House in stunning countryside. The views are amazing and we even saw deer when we stayed in October. Plus, it's just a 20 minute walk to the pub! Really great place to get away from the busy-ness of everyday life.

Reviewed by Denzil 30th September 2022

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable and every effort has been made to make it so.

Reviewed by Wilbert 23rd September 2022

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This by far the best holiday accommodation we have used. This is the second time in 6 months that we have visited this venue and everything described on the website and commented by previous guest is absolutely correct. Cannot overly recommend this holiday venue and cant wait for our 3 visit in the near future.

Reviewed by Heather C 9th September 2022

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Super location. Excellent pubs in surrounding area. The gardens are beautiful.

Reviewed by Claire 14th August 2022

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This is a lovely and very well equipped cottage. The welcome package was a really nice touch and we would recommend this property.

Reviewed by Tracey 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon 22nd July 2022

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What a wonderful cottage . Very quite and peaceful .

Reviewed by Gill 8th July 2022

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Absolutely fabulous. Very quirky but with everything you need. The setting is beautiful. Handy for either countryside or north and south coasts. Lots of nice places to eat.

Reviewed by Gillian 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Valerie 24th June 2022

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We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely holiday home. The surroundings are beautiful, very peaceful. Everyone we met were very friendly and welcoming. We would certainly like to return. Thank you for the welcome pack. Such a kind thought.

Reviewed by Jamie 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Lois 10th June 2022

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Lovely beautiful holiday cottage. We really enjoyed the quiet of the country side. Lovely walk to village, nice drink in local pub. Excellent being on country estate, lovely manor house, nice walks in grounds.

Reviewed by Mary 3rd June 2022

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An absolutely beautiful cottage, in a stunning setting. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 27th May 2022

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Perfect location for a peaceful holiday, the estate is lovely, make sure you take some time to fit in lots of walks

Reviewed by Don 20th May 2022

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Stunning location and property, we will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kevin 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Neil 22nd April 2022

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A brilliant cottage, full of history and a very homely welcoming place, presented to a very high standard, with all the necessary equipment , for a relaxing holiday. The location has great advantages, offering peace and quiet, together with access to a large forest grounds and the local house garden , together with the house offer a real insight toRead more its history. The gate house contains information for places to visit, walks , and brilliant places to eat, all local to Dolton, a pretty village. Hide

Reviewed by Kennith 15th April 2022

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This place is a fantastic find everything was superb

Reviewed by Eric 8th April 2022

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This cottage is well-appointed and set in a beautiful rural location. A lot of thought and effort has gone into making this a comfortable and cosy place to stay, with modern amenities.

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Cuddle up in front of the warming wood burner
Warming woodburner
Ample room to stretch out and relax
Step into the stunning lounge
Immaculate attention to detail throughout
Celebrate Christmas in Devon
Stunning, traditional kitchen with contemporary appliances
A warm welcome awaits
Dining area
Show 10 moreSpacious king-size bedroom with ample storage

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