Meadow Thatch is an idyllic thatched cottage in the charming village of Cockington in South Devon. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep six adults and two children. Downstairs there is a large country kitchen and a spacious open-plan living area with dining and sitting spaces. Outside are three separate enclosed gardens with both sitting and lawn areas. Meadow Thatch is the perfect destination for a family getaway to the English Riviera.
Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link bed, can be twin on request) with additional sofa bed. Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Utility room. Open-plan living area with dining and sitting space with electric woodburner.
Gas central heating, electric woodburner. Gas Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher. TV in sitting room and all bedrooms, Sky Q, X-Box. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair and Cot. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garage can be used by guests. Enclosed gardens with patio and furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 minute walk, pub 5 minute walk. Note: The stream in the front garden is open, so children may need supervision in this area.
A charming Devonshire village Cockington boasts narrow country lanes lined by traditional thatched cottages. In the village centre and you will find the Tudor manor house, Cockington Court and its acreage, featuring beautifully restored lakes and points of interest such as the Gamekeepers Cottage. The Manor is now a craft centre offering the opportunity for visitors to watch craftspeople at work and to purchase any number of handmade gifts. If you needed any more reasons to visit this quaint village, it would be its proximity to the bustling capital of the English Riviera, Torquay. Torquay is a busy seaside resort offering visitors everything from fine dining, sailing and water sports, a popular theatre scene, as well as vibrant nightlife.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!