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Dandelion Cottage in Torbay, South Devon - Blagdon House Country Cottages

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Our holiday cottages are tucked away in the quiet Blagdon valley yet only two miles from the English Riviera beaches at Torquay, Paignton & Brixham. Dandelion Cottage is well designed & furnished with a modern minimal look yet has many original features such as vaulted ceilings & bumpy walls. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (10.5m x 5.5m, depth 1.2m) open 10.00am to 6.00pm every day, May-Sept, weather permitting. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors.Toliet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 with king-size bed, 2 twin bedrooms which can be converted to further king-size on request. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bed linen and towels included, Central heating; gas hob; elec. oven; m/wave; d/washer; f/freezer. Travel cot & highchair on request (no char...Our holiday cottages are tucked away in the quiet Blagdon valley yet only two miles from the English Riviera beaches at Torquay, Paignton & Brixham. Dandelion Cottage is well designed & furnished with a modern minimal look yet has many original features such as vaulted ceilings & bumpy walls. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (10.5m x 5.5m, depth 1.2m) open 10.00am to 6.00pm every day, May-Sept, weather permitting. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors.Toliet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 with king-size bed, 2 twin bedrooms which can be converted to further king-size on request. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bed linen and towels included, Central heating; gas hob; elec. oven; m/wave; d/washer; f/freezer. Travel cot & highchair on request (no charge). Wi-fi. included; Freeview TV. DVD.. Shared laundry room with w/machine & dryer (small charge). Patio and picnic bench. BBQ. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Blagdon House Country Cottages (Ivy, Dandelion, Oak & Cherry Cottages) can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests. If you are a non-family group please contact us before booking.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Non-family groups must declare this to owners before booking - Owners may ask for a £1000 damage deposit. - £25 pet fee if applicable collected on arrival - One pet maximum must remain on ground floor only at all times
Bedrooms
1 King4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Piers C
Hosting since July 2013
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 92%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are the owners & live on-site. We are happy to share our local knowledge of things to do with the best places to eat & visit. We will provide you with our personally prepared guide to the local area, highlighting what we think makes South Devon such a great place to visit & Blagdon a special place to stay.

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Reviews (18)
Camper304623
Camper304623
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab cottage stay
We have just got back from 7 nights stay at the wonderful dandelions cottage. The hosts, piers and Helen are both wonderful. They could not do enough for us, very welcoming, friendly, answered all our queries in speedy manner, gave lots of advice about places to visit and so on. Cottage itself , lovely and spacious. What I liked was the environmental touch, nice ‘clean’ products to use and a swimming pool with minimal chemicals. If only everyone did the same! Cream tea and scones on arrival Location lovely and quiet and close by to little Towns and places to visit Laundry room, with washing machine at small cost, and lots of things you can use, such as BBQ, crabbing equipment, children’s high chair and so on. Would definitely recommend and stay again Thank you for our stay, the children loved it 🥰 Would definitely recommend the crabbing recommended by the hosts, children loved it
Visited June 2023
Written 30 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sjeff2016
sjeff2016
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect escape - tranquil and cosy cottage
We had a weeks' stay here after the lockdown and it was a great place to fully relax. Very rural so you feel like you are completely away from the crowds but very easy to get to most places by car - e.g. Totnes, Torquay 10 minutes. Helen and Piers gave us loads of tips of places to take the kids and were always on hand for advice. The cottage was extremely clean so we felt very safe from a Covid perspective. There was a gorgeous pool but not yet open as only April and still quite chilly. Would be lovely in the summer. We can't wait to return!
Visited April 2021
Written 3 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steven Barratt
Steven Barratt
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb Cottage, Great location.
My family and I spent a week at Dandelion Cottage in May 2019. From the first contact with the owners Piers And Helen nothing was too much trouble. The owners kindly rearranged one of the bedrooms to allow 2 travel cots to be put in there, (something a lot of other properties were reluctant to do). There was a nice plate of Devon goodies for us on our arrival,Bread, scones, jam and cream which was a lovely personal touch. The property was very well appointed and set out to an open plan dining room and lounge down stairs, 3 good sized bedrooms upstairs with a good sized family bathroom with bath and excellent shower. There was a large swimming pool to use with loungers if you wanted a quiet pool day. The cottage is ideally located to explore all of the Torbay area, with Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth etc. all a short car journey away. A car is probably needed as there isn't much in the way of shops or pubs in walking distance to the property, but if you are after pure tranquillity away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life then this cottage is perfect. I don't think anyone will be disappointed staying in Dandelion cottage [or any of the other cottages] and as other reviewers have put, cant recommend them enough, just book and enjoy.
Visited May 2019
Written 8 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you for your detailed review & glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much.
Written 8 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul T
Paul T
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very enjoyable stay
Stayed here with Family and thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The cottage is very well placed for day trips out and lovely and peaceful for a good night sleep . The cottage has parking right outside the property and inside is very well maintained and clean with plenty of room and very well equipped. Upon arrival we were greeted with homemade bread and scones ,cream and jam . The owners are very nice and live close if you need them. I would definitely recommend staying there to anyone and would very happily stay there again . Ps . booking was very easy and great communication via email from piers.
Visited April 2019
Written 1 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written 20 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David W
David W
Newport, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, tidy, relaxed in a lovely rural setting
Well located just inland, so quiet , but all local attractions within easy range, lovely cottage in a well maintained complex, with an excellent pool
Visited June 2018
Written 31 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you for your kind words & taking the time to write your review.
Written 1 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

L7017YD
L7017YD
Angus, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful, relaxing oasis.
Dandelion Cottage was perfect for a family holiday: immaculately clean, well appointed and in a location which felt (happily) isolated but was only a few miles from a range of amenities, shops, fabulous beaches and the wider local area. The on site swimming pool was ideal for children and adults alike. Owners Piers & Helen were very helpful and responded positively to all requests for advive and information. Would love to return and would recoomend without hesitation.
Visited July 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Good to read your kind review & hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again one day.
Written 30 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matt C
Matt C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning!!
Absolutely stunning cottages in a tranquil location; but close enough to Torquay/Paignton too. The cottages are finished to an excellent standard and we were welcomed with freshly made scones with homemade jam and a freshly baked loaf of bread too. Really can’t recommend the cottages enough - welcoming and accommodating hosts too.
Visited July 2018
Written 5 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you Matt for your kind words & charming review.
Written 6 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

justin374
justin374
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable cottage in a wonderfully tranquil setting
Such a peaceful countryside setting yet so close to all the attractions and amenities Torbay has to offer. Never had we had a choice of so much to do on our doorstep yet our accommodation was nestled within some beautiful and picturesque countryside. The cottage was perfectly suited to taking a dog on holiday with walks along country lanes from the front door. We were also given a very friendly welcome from Helen and Piers who are on hand for any advice or help you might need. Altogether a very versatile cottage to suit all types of holiday!
Visited May 2018
Written 9 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you (& dog) enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again on another visit to explore the places you didn't have time for in this occasion.
Written 10 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nichow74
nichow74
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden gem
This hedden gem is absolutely beautiful in accommodation and location. On arrival a cream tea and fresh baked bread was waiting for us, lovely touch. Accommodation was spotlessly clean, decor is very tastefully done. The cottage has every comfort to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. Owners very helpful and always at hand for advise on the area. The solar heated pool is kept spotlessly clean and a added bonus. Such a relaxing and peaceful place to stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Visited May 2018
Written 7 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words.
Written 10 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

donna d
donna d
Pontypridd, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dandelion cottage
Had an amazing time at this cottage , perfect base to get to Torquay , brixham , paighton , cottage very comfortable for 6 of us , when arrived home made scones , cream , jam , homemade bread , delicious Couldn't ask for more and very competitive price 😊
Visited April 2018
Written 29 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey638637
Odyssey638637
Thank you Donna. Your review is appreciated.
Written 1 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Exeter Airport
35.6 km
Restaurants
Delphini's Gelato
5.7 km

Small World Tapas
6.5 km

Old Vienna Restaurant
7.3 km

Weavers Cottage Tea Garden
4.5 km
Attractions
THE TIMEHOUSE
5.6 kmArt Museums

Palace Theatre
2.7 kmTheatres

BABBACOMBE MODEL VILLAGE AND GARDENS
8 kmAmusement & Theme Parks

Brixham Battery Heritage Museum
7.3 kmMilitary Museums
About the neighbourhood
Well-located for the beaches of the English Riviera, the nearest is 10 mins drive away. Totnes, with it's weekly market & gateway to the South Hams is also 10 mins drive. Paignton zoo is 5 mins. & Dartmoor National park is 30 mins drive. Our guests find the location is perfect for exploring the area.
Getting around
Nearest pub is 1 mile. Main supermarkets about 1 mile. We are 4 miles from the main line rail station at Totnes.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
SATNAV alert; Do not follow our postcode TQ33YE for the last few miles. From M5 take A38 then A380 towards Paignton & Torquay. Continue on A380 past Newton Abbot and stay on A380 towards Paignton/Brixham for approx. 5 miles. At roundabout turn right to MARLDON & continue straight through 2 roundabouts. After 1½ miles, at 1st crossroads in open country turn sharp left into BLAGDON RD. After ¾ mile, take sharp left into Middle Blagdon Lane (note: AFTER Bell Lane). Pass barns on left & after approx. 150 m at the bottom of the hill, Blagdon House Country Cottages will be on your left.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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