Hillside Cottage | A boutique grade II listed Devon honeymoon retreat for couples

It doesn’t take long to fall for the charms of Hillside Cottage in the South Hams village of Ashprington. This getaway has so many things going for it – luxury inside, coupled with fresh countryside on the doorstep, and its close proximity to world renowned Sharpham Estate as well as the hugely popular Riverford Farm. Get over here in a flash with fast trains from London Paddington to Totnes, just three miles from the cottage, or fly in from the north to Exeter airport.

Find yourself in this country spot, and you can enjoy all the walks of the South Hams – you’re just 20 minutes from Dartmoor National Park and short hops from the gorgeous beaches of Bantham, Mothecombe and Thurlestone.

Hillside Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a luxury experience for couples, while still keeping all the character of this nineteenth century estate cottage. Wander up and to its stone front, and through its white front door, and you will discover a large comfy living room with grand country fireplace, now housing a romantic wood burner for cosy evenings relaxing on the cottage’s huge bespoke leather sofa.

Hillside’s modern kitchen is well equipped and tastefully decorated, and next to here you will find seating around a reclaimed wood table, perfect for quiet nights in.

Head upstairs and you’ll find two beautiful double bedrooms (we like the red one!), both including kingsize beds, set up with Egyptian cotton bed linen. Wake up here to birdsong and the lovely views out across South Devon countryside. And, to begin your day in luxury, or relax after a long walk, head into a stylish bathroom, complete with a rainfall effect shower, tumbled limestone tiling and a large freestanding bath for soaking up the suds.

The cottage has its own quintessentially English garden, which is full of sun and makes a great space for dining al fresco, or simply enjoying your morning coffee.

And from here, you have the South West at your feet, with a chance to discover some of England’s prettiest coastline.

We recommend you start out with a wander through Ashprington, a picturesque village with its own local The Durrant Arms, and then perhaps wander a few steps more to find the delights of The Sharpham Estate, with its own gardens. If you love good restaurants too, then the cottage owners have highlighted The Seahorse and Rockfish as two to aim for in Dartmouth.

Beyond this, you will find The Dart Way – a nine mile route along the shores of the River Dart. For a proper hike it would be good to head to Dartmoor National Park, with opportunities for cycling, running and wild swimming. Or alternatively head to the coast, with Hope Cove and Thurlestone a great place to catch a romantic sunset.

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Hillside, Ashprington near Totnes

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