Trinity Cottage

Drewsteignton, near Exeter
The exterior of Trinity Cottage, Devon
The sitting room of Trinity Cottage, Devon
The kitchen at Trinity Cottage, Devon
The double bedroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon
The double bedroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon
The bathroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon
The exterior of Trinity Cottage, Devon The sitting room of Trinity Cottage, Devon The kitchen at Trinity Cottage, Devon The double bedroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon The double bedroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon The bathroom at Trinity Cottage, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012005

About Trinity Cottage

Sitting prettily in the heart of a village on the square, this ancient thatched country cottage is ideal for couples exploring beautiful Dartmoor.

Sitting at the end of a row of three cottages known as the Glebe cottages, Trinity is packed with charm and character. The accommodation is all on the ground floor, though there are small steps to the bedroom, bathroom and also to the kitchen. Inside you’ll find everything you need under the cosy thatch roof, from a small, but perfectly formed kitchen to the double bedroom and bathroom. After a bracing Dartmoor hike, curl up in front of the woodburner in the living room. There’s no garden, but with heaps of walking trails around both Castle Drogo and Dartmoor starting from the door, you won’t be short of opportunities for getting outside.

You’ll find the cottage is a wonderful base for everything this corner of the South West has to offer. Take in the Castle Drogo estate, home of the last castle to be built in England. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens who was inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors all around, Castle Drogo’s imposing presence looks out over the valley. Alongside the dramatic castle, you’ll also discover a beautiful formal garden and incredible views over Dartmoor and the River Teign. The village of Drewsteignton where you’ll be staying has a village pub - the Drewe Arms, post office and village stores so you don’t need to go far to pick up the essentials (or have a drink or bite to eat).

Head to the scenic delights of Fingle Bridge, an arched stone bridge over the River Teign and then spend time exploring the wonderful Fingle Woods, where one of the country’s largest woodland restoration projects is based. The whole Teign Valley also stretches out beyond, perfect for walkers. Nearby Finch Foundry is home to the last set of working Victorian water-powered forge tools in England, or if you’re keen to spend more time outdoors, then Lydford Gorge with its 30m high waterfall is a great spot to watch wildlife such as fallow deer, fritillary butterflies and Dartmoor ponies. When you stay with us, funds from your holiday go towards looking after special places like Castle Drogo, where the current major conservation programme is in the final stages of making the building watertight so that future generations can continue to enjoy spending time there.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, sitting/dining room with woodburner, double bedroom and bathroom.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

The cottage is a single storey building. There are steps within the cottage to the bathroom and kitchen.

The cottage is not suitable for children under 3 years old.

Parking: There is allocated parking for one vehicle in front of the cottage by the small triangle of garden, this parking space is marked with a sign. Further vehicles can be parked in the village square behind the cottage.

Garden: There is no garden at the cottage, however as a guest, you will have access to the Castle Drogo estate.

Heating: Electric eco heating is included in the cottage rental.

Offers: Guests can benefit from a late Sunday checkout time of 4pm.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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