Beautifully presented original gate house
Cuddle up in front of the warming wood burner
Ample room to stretch out and relax
Step into the stunning lounge
Immaculate attention to detail throughout
Warming woodburner
Celebrate Christmas in Devon
Stunning, traditional kitchen with contemporary appliances
Intimate dining area
A warm welcome awaits
Spacious king-size bedroom with ample storage
A perfect romantic retreat
Stunning shower room with bespoke fittings
Enjoy a truly unique holiday
Entrance to the car park
Driveway to the property
Location of the property set within 750 acres
Countryside setting
Beautifully presented original gate house
1 / 19  Beautifully presented original gate house
2 / 19  Cuddle up in front of the warming wood burner
3 / 19  Ample room to stretch out and relax
4 / 19  Step into the stunning lounge
5 / 19  Immaculate attention to detail throughout
6 / 19  Warming woodburner
7 / 19  Celebrate Christmas in Devon
8 / 19  Stunning, traditional kitchen with contemporary appliances
9 / 19  Intimate dining area
10 / 19  A warm welcome awaits
11 / 19  Spacious king-size bedroom with ample storage
12 / 19  A perfect romantic retreat
13 / 19  Stunning shower room with bespoke fittings
14 / 19  Enjoy a truly unique holiday
15 / 19  Entrance to the car park
16 / 19  Driveway to the property
17 / 19  Location of the property set within 750 acres
18 / 19  Countryside setting
19 / 19  Beautifully presented original gate house

The Gate House - Dolton,

Dolton (1.5 mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented, period property forming part of an historic Manor
  • Meticulously refurbished to include creature comforts with a sympathetic aesthetic
  • Perfectly placed in a great central Devon location
  • Walkers can enjoy exploring both Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor
  • Delightful village of Dolton and local pub just one mile away
  • Explore the grounds and see the horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys and peacocks
Property code: 57046

The stunning property forms part of a historic Manor dating back to c.1050, nestling in 750 acres of grounds, and provides a perfect base for couples wanting to explore the whole of Devon and beyond.

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
  • Ample off-road parking and one garage space below the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and village shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Freesat in lounge
  • BBQ

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by JUANITA, 21st February 2020

Gorgeous accommodation, very well kitted out and comfortable. The host was welcoming and had everything we needed but was unobtrusive. I would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Sandra, 7th February 2020

The cottage was amazing, very well equipped with good quality items. The welcome basket was lovely and the owners very pleasant and helpful. We were encouraged to explore the gardens and grounds which was very kind and we loved the miniature ponies who were very friendly and saw several stags on our walks. It was fantastic to see peacocks around thRead moree grounds every morning.The walk to Dolton was a pleasant 15 minute stroll and the 2 pubs and shop were great. We cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 31st January 2020

Beautiful welcoming cottage, we had everything we needed and it was a lovely comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Michael, 27th January 2020

Lovely home from home, full of character and in a great location to explore interesting parts of Devon. Very well laid out, equipped and furnished.

Reviewed by Paul, 16th January 2020

A lovely old cottage in a great setting that provides an excellent mix of old and modern. It had every thing we needed, whether we stayed in or went out for the day. We particularly liked the period woodwork throughout which gave it great character. Having said that, it had everything one needed for a great break away from the hustle and bustle of Read moreevery day life. We enjoyed visiting the local pubs, store and butcher, always receiving a good, friendly welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy, 20th December 2019

A beautiful and quiet getaway with superb surroundings. Like home from home, but better, which left us feeling as though we didnt want to leave. Would love to return in the spring or summer when the weather might allow us to explore the grounds a little more. We had gone away for a quiet, relaxing Christmas and that is exactly what we had. At our rRead moreequest the owners provided a Christmas tree and decorations which were absolutely beautiful. Cant recommend this property highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Sandie, 11th October 2019

The gate house is the perfect place to get away from it all. It is luxurious at the same time keeping original features. Absolutely stunning, surrounded by 750 acres of land which can be explored.

Reviewed by Lynne, 4th October 2019

Really enjoyed our stay, so much character , very well equipped . Spacious and comfortable. Heating very efficient . Rams head was absolutely fabulous for food. Would recommend.

Reviewed by C, 13th September 2019

Superb renovation to make it an authentic 16th century cottage, but with every modern comfort and convenience. The grounds and gardens are beautifully kept and a delight to walk through. If you are looking for a quiet base from which to enjoy the countryside, it would be difficult to do better than the Gatehouse.

Reviewed by Jim, 16th August 2019

Fantastic property in a great setting for a most relaxing holiday. First class accommodation a must to experience.

Reviewed by Shilpa, 17th July 2019

The cottage had been beautifully restored. It was very comfortable and the images are exactly as you will find it. The kitchen was well equipped and the welcome basket was a nice little treat. It was lovely to sit in the garden and enjoy a drink at dusk listening to the peace and quiet and enjoying the lovely views. The grounds are huge (700 acres)Read more and very varied (meadows, forests, a lake and a quarry) and the gardens were beautifully maintained. Location was great. Hide

Reviewed by Jacky, 14th June 2019

The cottage was even better than we imagined everything was top quality Perfect location for traveling around north Devon Clean and comfortable with all necessities and a welcome basket too. Had a fantastic time exploring a beautiful part of the country from a great cottage.

Reviewed by Alan, 17th May 2019

A very comfortable accommodation, we did not need anything else. Although we did say in the review we would be back on second thoughts the stairs were rather steep for a pair of 73 year olds who are obviously not getting any younger! We would probably not return however did we enjoy our stay . . . a redoubtable Yes.

Reviewed by Pam, 10th May 2019

Lovely accommodation, friendly people, convenient for walking and touring. Dogs, cat, peacocks, ponies, beautiful garden.

Reviewed by Vivienne, 3rd May 2019

A very quiet peaceful place Feels very grand when you turn in the gates and up the long drive to your cottage Enjoyed a walk in the gardens and through the woods of the manor house The cottage is lovely very clean cosy and provided everything for a wonderful holiday

Reviewed by Ryan, 19th April 2019

Most relaxing time ever

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Beautifully presented original gate house
Cuddle up in front of the warming wood burner
Ample room to stretch out and relax
Step into the stunning lounge
Immaculate attention to detail throughout
Warming woodburner
Celebrate Christmas in Devon
Stunning, traditional kitchen with contemporary appliances
Intimate dining area
A warm welcome awaits
Spacious king-size bedroom with ample storage
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