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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets 1 Welcome Region Devon Town/village South Molton

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Dolly's House, South Molton

Dolly's House is the former stables on the Cockerham Estate and is named after one of the owner's rescued Dartmoor ponies. Dolly's is located next to Milk Churn, another cottage we are delighted to offer guests on the Estate, which nestles in 15 acres of rolling Devon countryside. Dolly's is a great base for exploring nearby Exmoor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A good choice of shops, pubs and tearooms are just five minutes drive away in the market town of South Molton. For a change of scenery the spectacular North Devon Coastline and golden beaches are within 30 minutes, whilst a day trip to historic Exeter is another option. On the Estate, guests are able to use the shared tennis court, in the well-kept grounds. The owners are often on hand if you'd like to know learn more about the alpacas, horses, chickens and birdlife. You are more than welcome to watch the animals being fed in the field, help collect the eggs and if you time it right, watch the alpacas being shorn in June. With advanced notice, the owners can also organise cookery weekends, local riding lessons, also both pheasant and clay shooting breaks (please note: booking and payment arrangements made directly with the owners or the relevant provider).

Dolly's makes the most of its south facing aspect and the brick path leads across the lawn to the front door, inside the house has a wonderful open plan living area with the original oak pillars adding to its unique character. Comfy sofas and armchairs surround a woodburning stove set in the fireplace, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere. The well equipped kitchen with range cooker is to one end of the generous living space along with the dining table. Just off the living area through the French door is a wonderful courtyard sheltered by the stone walls and with far reaching views across the Devon countryside, ideal for al fresco meals. The house also has a downstairs cloakroom. Accommodation is very comfortable with quality furniture and upstairs the house has a double bedroom with en suite shower room, a further double room and two twin bedded rooms. In addition there is a family bathroom. The house is a great choice for larger family gatherings and celebrations and can also be booked with Milk Churn to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Open plan living/dining/kitchen room with woodburner, TV, DVD. Kitchen area with range cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Cloakroom. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double and en suite shower room, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with Double. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bedroom 4 with Twin. Bathroom with shower above the bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Oil CH. Shared Wi-Fi. No smoking. One well behaved pet welcome. Welcome hamper. Free use of shared tennis court and landscaped gardens. Patio, Garden furniture. Complimentary basket of logs. Selection of games and books. Short breaks available. Ample off-road parking. The estate has a gated entrance. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Tennis Court
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Gold Star, Visit England
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationSouth Molton

In an ideal central location for exploring mid Devon and Exmoor National Park. Hosting fairs and vintage shows, with the main attraction of the town being the Quince Honey Farm, famed for having the world’s largest bee exhibition. This centre has an on-site shop, indoor play area and daily activities such as honey tasting and candle rolling.

The Melchior Chocolate Factory is also worth a visit and the chocolate making workshops are a great group experience for a rainy day. The large undercover pannier market sells local produce, books and crafts. Within the Guildhall is the town museum packed with interesting archaeological finds discovered locally, farming equipment and collections reflecting the social history of the area.

Rock and Rapid Adventures has a large indoor climbing centre, with rope and wall climbs to suit all experiences. The local countryside is perfect for walking enthusiasts and there is also a growing cycle network. For something different try North Devon Hawk Walks, with a picturesque walk across countryside and a hands on falconry introduction. The 50 acres of gardens at Castle Hill are nice for a picnic, with pet friendly grounds and woodland trails for the younger ones.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 2 miles Nearest pub 2 miles


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