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Exeter, Devon

Trinity Cottage

The exterior of Trinity Cottage, Devon
The exterior of Trinity Cottage, Devon | © National Trust / John Miller
The sitting room of Trinity Cottage, Devon
The kitchen at Trinity Cottage, Devon

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.

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

© National Trust / John Miller

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

At a glance

Guests
2
Bedrooms
1
Number of dogs welcome
1
Reference
012005
Acorn rating

About Trinity Cottage

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, 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.

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, so that future generations can continue to enjoy spending time there.

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

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

More information

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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.