About Spring Cottage

Brimming with character and comfort, Spring Cottage makes the perfect base for breaks throughout the year. Walk over stepping stones to a low doorway and into a sunny, beamed open-plan sitting room with homemade teatime treats, local apple juice and a welcome tray with fresh flowers and free-range eggs waiting for you.

There’s a wood burner set back into a huge inglenook fireplace, cheery rugs and cushions, a deep leather sofa and squishy armchair, books, maps, magazines, CDs, DVDs and board/card games. Up steep winding stairs is a surprisingly large and light bedroom with curved beams, a super big wooden bed, a sparkling bathroom with a roll top bath and a large walk-in shower.

Spring Cottage provides the perfect base to help you relax and recharge, whether you are planning exhilarating walks over Dartmoor or the South West Coast Path, fishing the Tamar for salmon or trout or cycling through the villages and hamlets that make up this tranquil part of the county. Or simply unwinding with a glass of wine by the pond, a steaming hot chocolate by a winter log fire or soaking by candlelight in a roll-top bath?

Beautifully and comfortably furnished, you’ll have a good slice of south-facing garden which in springtime becomes a profusion of colour with snowdrops followed by primroses, camellias, daffodils and bluebells. Later on azaleas, rhododendron, foxgloves, ox-eye daisies, pink campion and elderflowers attract bees, butterflies and pollinating insects. The occasional damselfly or dragon fly will flit over the pond. There’s bird life aplenty, comfortable garden furniture for relaxing, the trickle of water into the pond and the occasional wandering hen.

Find time to forage the spring hedgerows for the first leaves of wild garlic – great in a stir fry – or find a bank of summer-warmed blackberries. Everything is provided for you, all you have to budget for are meals and days out. A tonic for tired city workers or the perfect hide-away for lovers.

Our friendly and characterful pub, The Royal Inn at Horsebridge, is just a few minutes away by car and serves local ales and a hearty, locally-sourced menu. Venturing a little further afield you are spoilt with National Trust properties, open gardens, farm shops, craft galleries, excellent restaurants, fabulous walks and numerous activities all within half an hour’s drive.

The ancient Stannary and market town of Tavistock is 20 minutes away while the historic Ocean City of Plymouth is little more than 35 minutes by car; the far west of Cornwall is around 90 minutes away, while rugged north Devon and its gentler south Devon coastline are around an hour.

Included in Your Stay

  • Off-road parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Teatime treats and welcome hamper
  • Land line with honesty box as the mobile signal can be a bit patchy
  • Bathroom and kitchen towels (except beach towels)
  • White Company bedlinen; non-allergenic duvet and feather/non-allergenic pillows; dual control electric blanket
  • Luxury bathrobes and toiletries
  • Electricity and central heating
  • Wood burner – enough free logs and kindling for your stay
  • Fridge with ice-box, 4 zone ceramic hob, full size built-under oven, microwave oven, slimline dishwasher, toaster, kettle etc
  • Radio/CD player with selection of CDs
  • Selection of magazines, maps, books and games
  • Television/Freeview/DVD player with selection of DVDs
  • Disposable foil barbecue tray
  • Washing machine/dryer in downstairs utility room/wc
  • Simple cleaning kit, first aid kit, hair dryer, hot water bottles, iron and ironing board