Hillside Ashprington

UK England South West England Devon Totnes

07710 776 225   Hillside Ashprington, Near Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UP

  • Sleeps 4
  • Cosy Rural Retreat
A stylish cottage in a picture-perfect Devon village between Dartmoor and the Coast

This charming two-bedroom cottage ticks all the boxes for a grown-up getaway in South Devon. That’s not to say children aren’t allowed here; they are – and dogs are welcome too – but it’s adults who we think will enjoy it the most. After all, it takes an seasoned eye to appreciate the stylish, pared-back interiors and original artwork on the walls. It’s also grown-ups who will pop the cork from the bottle of local sparkling wine that’s left as a welcome gift. And it’s they who will be pleased that there’s a pub next door, with two more within walking distance. There are plenty of other places for longer legs to walk as the final box this place ticks is the location. It’s in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within reach of both Dartmoor and the coast. It's worth noting too that the cottage is perfect for couples, who receive a 10% discount on all stays.

From the outside, Hillside Ashprington, is cute as a button, with stone walls, symmetrical windows and a garden path leading to it. You might expect to step inside and find somewhere rather twee but in fact it's been kitted out with a great deal of flair and taste. Downstairs, it’s all wood, leather and natural hues with a balance between original and modern features. A huge and comfy leather corner sofa, for example, is warmed by a log burner in the inglenook. The chimney breast above it is one of several walls that’s been left as it was revealed during renovation – perfectly imperfect, as owner Serena puts it. It’s a desirable finish, for sure, but one that only comes with age.

The dining room and well-equipped kitchen have been similarly thought through, with quality fabrics and furniture and the eye of an interior designer. There are books on the shelves and paintings on the walls but no unnecessary clutter. Importantly, it’s kept immaculately clean. Upstairs, there’s more colour and comfort where it counts. Both rooms have kingsized beds, quality linen, towels and toiletries. The bathroom has both a walk-in shower and a roll top bath. The place is designed to sleep four but is not too big to work for just a couple, and there's a couples discount too. While outside, the tranquil rear garden overlooking allotments is a perfect sun trap.

If you fancy more than the few steps to the neighbouring Durrant Arms, you can walk straight out into Devon countryside. It’s not far to the River Dart and you can follow its banks to visit two local pubs or, for five miles, into Totnes. Jump in the car and more of the county is on offer: Dartmoor is 25-minutes’ drive in one direction, beaches are the same distance in the other. Choose from: Mothercombe, Bantham and Blackpool Sands. Or, better still, visit them all.



Hillside cottage interior is designed by Serena with comfort and style in mind , so couples can enjoy a romantic relaxed break. There are two stylish king size bedrooms, large double ended slipper bath, walk in rain water shower and the sitting room boasts a 1.7 meter leather corner sofa. The rear garden is secluded and quiet so guests can enjoy sun bathing and the front garden looks over the "picture perfect' village village and rows of pretty victorian estate cottages. 

Suitable For

Couples. 1 well behaved mature dog allowed with prior written permission. 


Canoe Adventures depart from The Malters, 

Food & Drink

The Durant, Malsters and The Watermans ( all within walking distance).  Dartmoor- The Rugglestone at Widecombe. Coast- The Beach House at South Milton. 


Available all year.


3- or 4-night short breaks £220 a night, 7 nights from £1540. Couple receive a 10% discount on these rates.

The Owner Says

Hillside is a hip romantic cool place, set in the heart of the "picture perfect" village of Ashprington near Totnes. From the doorstep there are some epic walks through The Sharpham Estate , along the river Dart to Totnes and three amazing local pubs - The Malsters, The Waterman's and The Durant 


Contact Website  07710 776 225  Hillside Ashprington, Hillside Ashprington, Near Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UP

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Getting There

From the A385 north-west of Totnes, follow signs to turn on to the Western Bypass/A381 for about a mile. Turn left towards Ashprington. Keep following signs towards Ashprington until you reach a T-junction at the village war memorial. The Durrant Arms is ahead of you. Hillside Ashprington is just to the left of the junction with dedicated parking outside the church. Further details will be provided after booking.


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  • Dog-friendly
  • Short walk to pub
  • Walking

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