South Wing Cottage

ID: S536027

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets 2

Snaptrip says

South Wing Cottage in Devon is consistently praised for its cleanliness, tranquil location, and comfort. Guests appreciate the well-equipped facilities and the generous welcome pack, which adds a thoughtful touch. The cottage's gardens are a highlight, offering peaceful walks and a secure area for dogs. It's an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas, with many guests eager to return.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviewers unanimously mention the cottage's cleanliness, describing it as 'very clean', 'immaculate', and 'tidy'. This indicates a high standard of cleanliness maintained at the property.

The location is frequently described as 'perfect', 'quiet', 'tranquil', and 'peaceful', with easy access to local attractions. The proximity to walks and the beauty of the surrounding area contribute to a high rating.

Guests find the cottage comfortable, noting the 'comfy bed', 'cosy' atmosphere, and overall comfort of the accommodation. The presence of secure gardens for dogs also adds to the comfort level for pet owners.

Facilities are well-received, with mentions of a 'well-equipped kitchen', 'great shower', and 'everything needed' for a stay. The property is thoughtfully laid out, although one mention of a steep staircase suggests a slight deduction for accessibility.

The welcome pack is frequently highlighted as a generous and thoughtful gesture, enhancing the guest experience. While such gifts are greatly appreciated, it is politely noted that they are subject to availability and not guaranteed.

About this property

Bere Alston 1.3 miles. Resting in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty and world heritage site near Bere Alston, Devon is South Wing Cottage. This historic, dog-friendly cottage benefits from a fully enclosed garden, gravelled area with furniture and barbecue, original wooden sash windows, feature fireplaces and two beautifully presented bedrooms perfect for couples or friends looking to escape to the countryside. After exploring the surrounding area, cross the threshold into a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare a hearty meal to be enjoyed at the dining table. If the sun is still shining, why not head outside to delight in an alfresco affair or even fire up the barbecue? When the stars fill the sky, travel to the first floor to wind down in front of the Smart TV in the sitting room before washing off the day in the shower room. Catch your rest in either of the bedrooms, choose from a king-size or a twin; both rooms are furnished with storage and TVs perfect for lazy mornings. During the day take advantage of the private footpath which runs through the fields and woods to the river, an idyllic spot for a picnic. Head into the quaint, nearby village of Bere Alston to stock up on necessities at the local stores or enjoy an evening meal and drinks at the The Old Plough Inn at Bere Ferrers. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with the myriad of walks and trails in the surrounding area, join the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, explore Denham Woods where you can walk alongside the river to spot Denham Bridge or venture into Dartmoor National Park to meander through its vast terrain. The North and South coasts are within an easy drive and you can spend the day at Dartmoor Zoo which houses 33 acres of parkland exhibiting a variety of endangered species or travel to Plymouth to tour the Royal Citadel, the National Marine Aquarium, stroll along the harbour or take a refreshing dip in Tinside Lido. Explore the great outdoors at South Wing Cottage.

The area of outstanding natural beauty between the rivers Tavy and Tamar is home to the little Devon village of Bere Alston. The community historically had a busy port where tin from Dartmoor was shipped. Morwellam Quay, a tiny harbour on the river Tamar just upstream from Bere Alston, served as the passageway for half the world's copper in the 1860s and is today a well-liked tourist destination that chronicles the history of copper mining. Trains travel over the scenic Tamar Valley line between Bere Alston and Plymouth, mostly following the river. The community of Bere Alston has a store and a bar, and there are many beautiful rural hikes. Cotehele, a Tudor manor house with magnificent gardens extending all the way to the Tamar River, and Buckland Abbey, an estate on the Tavy River with artisan studios and family-friendly attractions, are two National Trust sites in the vicinity.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with TV.

Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC.


First-floor sitting room

Central heating.

Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine, tumble dyer and dishwasher.

Smart TV, 2 x TVs and WiFi.

Fuel and power included in rent.

EV Charger that is payable via a QR code on the app - full information provided in welcome pack.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Off-road parking for 2 cars.

Fully enclosed front garden and gravelled area with furniture and barbecue.

Access to a further 20 acres of land, leading down to the river with a private picnic area.

Two well-behaved medium dogs welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Butchers, bakers, chemist, pub, a range of shops and eateries are located in the village 1.3 miles away.

Note: There are several steps leading down to access the property.

Note: There is a steep and narrow staircase to the 1st floor.

Note: The tumble dryer is housed externally in a shed with lockable bike storage

Nearby points of interest

  • Plymouth Gin Distillery
  • Dartmoor Prison Museum
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park
  • Sterts Arts Centre
  • Launceston Steam Railway
  • The Cheesewring
  • The Hurlers
  • Launceston Castle

Reviews (13)

  • Lynda

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything you need home from home.The walks from the cottage are beautiful, especially the walk down to the River Tamar. It is an ideal location to explore West Devon and The Dartmoor National Park. Tavistock is a jewel to visit. The amazing and plentiful welcome basket was a really lovely touch from the owners after a long journey. Both of us and our 15 month old yellow Labrador had a wonderful time there. We shall certainly return.

  • Katharina

    Warm and cosy, well placed for outings.

  • Jan

    Comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay and we were Delighted with the generous welcome pack even the dog was catered for- our Golden retriever loved it too.

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