Romance and relaxation reign at this luxury self-catering thatched cottage nestled in the heart of Dalwood. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this picture perfect cottage has been lovingly renovated and re-furnished to the highest of standards.
Walking through the front door takes you into a spacious dining area, airy and fresh with room for all the family. The log burner sets off a homely scent and perfectly warms the cottage throughout. Ideal for snuggles after a long day exploring the Jurassic Coast.
Beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and lavish furnishings complete this postcard property, an ideal location for a 5* escape.
Up the sweeping staircase leads you into the master bedroom. A luxurious king size bed sits as the focal point overlooking the gorgeous rolling hills of Devon. Calming hues of whites and pastel greys dominate the master bedroom with sprinklings of French Boudoir.
Along the corridor is a large family bathroom inclusive of a shower and roll top bath. Two further bedrooms are found at the end of the cottage.
The ultra-modern, contemporary kitchen sits at the heart of this property complete with Rayburn and a spacious breakfast bar – ideal for tucking into a hearty breakfast or an afternoon delight of warm scones, Devon cream and a big dollop of strawberry jam!
Palmers house is surrounded by gorgeous lawns, plentiful flower beds and a pretty summerhouse.
Outside chairs and a gas BBQ ensures you’re all set up for some al fresco dining!
Wonderful gem in the Devonshire countryside!
After finding this gem online, I couldn’t wait to stay here for a week with my partner and 5 year old son, to get away from it all. And boy, did it deliver!
Upon arrival, we had a goody basket, which was such a lovely touch after the drive from London and really helped us to settle in. The property is the perfect combination of old “chocolate box” cottage chic mixed with all of the modernities you could wish for to make it a truly comfortable stay. It really is a beautiful find. It was immaculately clean, considering it is a grade 2 listed building, and had a lovely cosy feel. There is a log burning fire for any rainy days, but there is also central heating throughout if you’re not feeling like Bear Grylls!
There are lots of things to do, both in the immediate area, and if you want to take a little drive out. There is a beautiful old pub called the Tucker’s Arms within spitting distance of the cottage. Really friendly staff and a great opportunity to have a chat with some of the locals. There is also a vineyard which the cottage backs onto, so feel free to go and grab yourself a bottle, as it really couldn’t be closer!
I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend or family member, although I think I would prefer to keep this little gem a secret as I don’t want it to be reserved when I book again
Parking is available.
The Jurassic Coast is famous for its geology, fossils and spectacular scenery. The variety of rocks that make up it’s stunning cliffs contains remains of sea creatures, plants and animals from up to 180 million years ago.
It was on a beach in Lyme Regis where Mary Anning found the first complete Ichthyosaur in England. Other incredible sea creatures are still being found till this day, could you be one of the lucky ones?
Interested in fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast? Lyme Regis Museum offer fossil walks. The expert and entertaining guides will tell you more about the fossils discovered in Lyme Regis and the fascinating geology of the Jurassic Coast. Go to the Lyme Regis Museum website to book your walk today.
South West Coast Path
The South West Coast path is the longest National trail in the whole country, starting at Minehead in Somerset and finally ending in Poole Harbour on the Dorset coastline.
95 miles of the path is made up of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered to be the only place in the world displaying unbroken evidence of 185 million years of evolution.
Supported by the local bus routes, the coast path can be broken into leisurely sections. To plan a walk be sure to look at the South West Coast Path website.
"We stayed three nights and I cannot recommend the place highly enough. It had everything we needed for a short stay, the car park was very close and the views were of the rolling Devonish countryside. We were literally less than 5 minutes drive from 2 Supermarkets and the Park & Ride for Dartmouth. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook as well as a small selection of helpful key essentials (tea, coffee, cooking oil, salt/ pepper, washing liquid, etc. As a family we like to explore and stay somewhere different. In this case we'd make an exception."
"Brilliant location, lovely out door space for kids to play, spotless chalet would definitely go again!"
"Thank you Gemma for hosting us in your lovely chalet - a short drive into Dartmouth and a fantastic view of the River Dart estuary. Beds all very comfy and a pleasant surprise that it can sleep 6! Great value! Many thanks!"
"Very clean, neat and tidy! Great location and value for money."
"What a wonderful cottage. Tastefully decorated and everything you need"