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Thank you for a lovely stay, your cottage is beautiful with everything one could possibly need :)
Our dogs have loved running round your field, playing on the beaches, swimming in the sea and hunting in the woods - Perfect!!!
A wonderful peaceful cottage perfect for our dogs where their every need was catered for.
They loved zoomies in the paddock.
Lovely meal at the Crab Shell in Kingsbridge & take away fish and chips from the Bear & Blacksmith.
Loved re-visiting Salcombe and can recommend Greenway for a visit. Wonderful beach & Cafe at South Milton-dog friendly and pretty.
Beware of Bantham- it's not dog friendly and you only find out after you have paid £6 to park.
We don't want to leave!!
Thank you for the lovely cottage & for being so dog friendly. We'll be back in 2020 cos 2019 is booked :( !!
Highly recommended Start Point, Salcombe and North Sands (check the tide is out) for the dogs and kids.
We've eaten like Queens at the Bear & Blacksmith and the farm shop at Stokenham is fab and dog friendly too.
We've recommended to all the Vizzla sites so be warned!!
If you ever sell please let me know!
Hilary says: I absolutely loved my week here, so comfortable and beautiful setting :)
Enjoyed our stay - so cosy and easy for everything. Enjoyed Salcombe, Paignton, Dartmouth and especially Hope Cove - the cream tea at the Hope Cove Cottage Hotelwith it's awesome view was very memorable.
Thank you so much for all your kind wishes.
Our second holiday at Tanpits in consecutive years and so glad we are coming back again next year too!
Such a relaxing place and home from home! So comfortable.
Enjoyed Salcombe, Kingsbridge and spending quality family time around the kitchen table.
Precious time with grandparents, parents, teenagers and our family pets!
Thanks Alexis & Peter
After a very long drive it was lovely to feel we had arrived at our holiday home for the week and it felt like a home from home too - very relaxing- children loved the gardens, stream and the park over the lane was an added bonus.
We have loved the space and comfort of the cottage. Spent half the week here doing nothing and the rest at beaches.
Thank you, excellent break.
3rd time here - just as relaxing as ever! Weather was glorious. Favourite beach for kids and dog is Thurelstone- rock pools, safe swimming, snorkelling, sand - lovely!
Our 1 year old dog has learnt to swim whilst here.
We had a wonderful holiday - thank you for sharing your beautiful house and field! xx
We have lost count of how many times we have been to Tanpits Cottage & it is always a delight!!
This time there is the refurbished veranda to admire; & inside just as amazingly equipped as ever.
Our second and long awaited visit to Tanpits. We have not been disappointed - it was just as perfect as we remembered.
Coastal walks, beautiful scenery, amazing beaches, BBQs and bike rides - plus very tired and happy dogs. Can't wait to return.
Thanks Alexis & Peter for sharing your wonderful cottage. xx
An amazing place to stay with every creature comfort for the humans and the dogs alike. Everything was provided for the dogs that you could possibly want....dog bowls, towels, shower etc etc. They loved playing in the gardens with the garden providing sunny areas and shady bits when they needed it. They slept so well every evening it was like having kids going to bed early...bliss! Can't recommend this place highly enough and we will definitely be returning.
What a lovely cottage which catered for our every needs. The dogs loved the field to do their zoomies round and round. We were even able to do some training with them.
We were very lucky with the weather. We went to several beaches and of course several pubs.
We came across so many friendly people - to be honest they seemed more interested in our dogs.
We had such a fabulous time. We have booked this cottage again for next year.
Thank you Peter & Alexis for allowing us to use your cottage.
Our 3rd visit to Tanpits and already looking forward to our 4th!
Every time we stay here it just gets better. We findmore things to explore, and love it more and more.
The dogs adore it here, it's a joy to watch their waggy bottoms running along the pathway when we arrive.
As always we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door and put the kettle on. Thank you Alexis & Pete for another wonderful week in your beautiful cottage.
We had the most wonderful stay here last week. The dogs were the most relaxed they have ever been. The cottage is charming with everything needed to make for a comfortable holiday. The garden is beautifully maintained and with the added bonus of your own private field. We found endless walks without the need to drive everyday which was great. The area is stunning, beautiful beaches and friendly locals who were always there to offer advice and directions. Thank you guys for an amazing week away
What a perfect stay at Tanpits. The weather was so hot. Location is perfect for just walking out with the dogs. So much room for us all on lazy days. Highly recommend the local pub.The best holiday!! Thank you Alexis and Peter. Your home is beautiful.
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful pink cottage! It contained everything that we needed, including a very big field for the dogs to run around in, which they absolutely loved! I personally asolutely adored my purple bedroom and having a sink in my bedroom blew my mind! All in all we really enjoyed our stay here and would love to come back again! Thank you :)
Had a nice relaxing week here, loved the cottage and the mix of old and modern. Nice to have loads of space and privacy too. Charlie loved the field to run round in. Very well equipped cottage - everything we could possibly want. Loved the log burners, playing bagatelle and using the Sonos music system. The view from the ensuite bath - Wow!
We visited Torcross beach, good for dogs and collecting shells, Torquay, Paignton,Brixham, Plymouth ,Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Babbacombe model village, Exmouth and more. Thank you :)
We enjoyed every minute of our stay, it really is a beautiful cottage. We had heavy snow for two days but that didn't spoil anything. In fact it was magical being here with the snow. The boys loved running around in the garden & field I don't think they want to go home. We didn't explore much, three boxer dogs are a handful, but we didn't need to as we had everything we needed here. We went to the Bear and Blacksmith one night, food was nice, a little pricey but nice for an evening out. We can see a lot of thought has gone into the cottage, everything you need is here. Amazing job. The only suggestion I have, is that maybe invest in another TV, only saying this as my husband spent most of the week hogging it and playing on the PS4. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We loved our stay at Tanpits cottage.The house is a wonderful home from home. I never expected it to be so beautiful as it is. This was definitely a holiday that we will never forget! And Sunny our dog definitely made herself at home, She even had a nap on a bed of flowers in the garden!
We absolutely loved our week at Tanpits (March 2018). The cottage is beautiful, such a tranquil location and so close to the beaches and town if you need them! Plenty to see and do, or just relax and enjoy the well equipped cottage and superb grounds. Our dogs had a wonderful time and although respectful were immediately at home in such a dog friendly cottage! Even the charity shop in town is dog friendly. Highly recommend!
Our first stay in Tanpits and certainly won't be our last.
Thankfully the snow had disappeared on arrival and we were able to enjoy a week of mainly sunshine.
Tanpits was the perfect getaway from our very busy lifestyles.
Riley and Paisley certainly made themselves at home from the moment they arrived!
Fantastic week booked by my husband for my birthday.
Beautiful cottage and loved the field for Bella.
I'm sure its all been said before but so comfy, lovely beds, everything you need.
Wasn't quite expecting the extreme snowy conditions but it actually added to the fun. Had a wonderful time.
Really cosy cottage. The field was the big draw for our lurcher who loves to run. The snow was... strangely an added bonus. Loved it.
Lost count of the times we have visited. We love this area and the cottage as do Tag & Red our our cockers. We were greeted by two orphan escaped lambs in the field on the Sunday but soon had them returned to their owners. Sunday roast lunch at Stokley Farm Shop was one of the best ever- highly recommended.
The mild start to the week was finished by increasingly cold weather making the log burner very welcome.
We are to return again (and again!)
As soon as we walked into the beautiful country kitchen I knew I was going to love this place. It's a beautiful cottage. We were a little chilly at times but once we mastered the TV lounge log burner we cosied up.
My favourite part of our holiday was the frosty evenings, the stars are amazing on clear nights.
Our dogs are not too social with other dogs so the field was perfect for them. They adored it.
We loved the Sonos system.
Fabulous cottage. Beds so comfy!
Beautiful gardens. Loved hearing the woodpecker every morning.
Place had everything we needed, thank you.
Booked again already xxxxx
What a lovely cottage- so welcoming! Pub great, Beesands fabulous for dog walks and swims.
Thank you for allowing our "gang" - there are a lot of us!
We will definitely be back! x
6 of us go away every year with our dogs - often 5 or 6 of them - and have done for many years! We now have this gorgeous house down as one of the ones we want to come back to! So much comfort and space. Such a great location. So many thoughtful touches. The coastal walks were stunning. We loved the Pigs Nose pub at East Prawle, so much so we went there 3 times! The Chillington village pub was great too. We were spoilt for choice! There's a lot to see in the area - a week wasn't nearly long enough! Thank you Peter and Alexis!
Another lovely holiday at Tanpits. Can't wait to be back next year for the wedding. Went to Totnes Christmas market and had a fabulous time, been on some lovely walks around Start Point and been to Springfield Farm Shop. Had afternoon tea, well worth a visit. Food excellent and good value for money. Went to Plymouth and Dartmouth had some very windy nights. Nice to be cosy in the cottage with the log fire. Thanks Alexis and Pete for sharing your lovely home again. Can't wait for next year! xxxx
Stunning Cottage, had a great time + dogs loved The Tanpits Field. A few absolute musts to do:
Bantham Beach - Stunning, Start Bay Inn - Amazing fish and chips, Bear & Blacksmith - top quality food.
Great Cottage. Lovely- relaxing for dogs, awesome weather for the time of year. Torquay was brilliant. Dogs again loved it!
Torcross was well worth visiting for early morning sea. Beautiful. Dogs splashing around!
Will be back. Many thanks from us all!
We stayed at Tanpits Oct half term, 8 of us in total, including our family of 4 hubby me and 2 children. my step daughter and step son with their other halves and Fizzgig the dog. From the moment we arrived it felt like home. So much thought has gone into making accommodation welcolming and super comfortable. I'm terrible when I go away as find beds uncomfortable. But this wasn't the case here with the quality bedding from John Lewis and the memory foam toppers on the bed, we all slept so soundly. The property was so well equipped with everything down to tea bags and condiments and other little touches which made our stay even easier. It was spotlessly clean and spacious so we never felt on top of each other bearing in mind 8 people under the same roof. As for the gardens, they were stunning, facilities for washing, ironing, and drying clothes just everything had been catered for. Would also recommend Visiting local pub The a Bear and Blacksmith for a very competitive priced meal...the owners recommended lots of lovely things too including The Cricket Inn, Beesands which we went to celebrate hubbys 50th. Peter and Alexis were always contactable and nothing was too much trouble for them. I must have emailed them on many occasions and they were only too happy to help!! Would come back without a second thought...only negative is they are booked so far in advance !!! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable and wish you all the luck in the future. excellent base to sightsee too...lots around to suit everyone. Will see you soon Tanpits. Xxx
Our first visit to Tanpits. The children have loved their holiday and the dogs love all the space of the garden and the field.
We all had a lovely stay at this wonderful cottage.
We have loved the local pub, very friendly. Dartmouth was a lovely town we would recommend the river cruise on the Dartmouth Explorer. Very funny commentary.
We can't wait to come back and are sorry to leave. Thank you.
We also had dinner at the Cricket Inn and The Globe, equally as nice. Visited Dartmouth Castle, lovely place with nice tea rooms. Recommend a visit to Kents Caverns in Torquay too! Dartmouth town and Kingsbridge are lovely little towns worth a visit.
Absolutely stunning beaches - you could be anywhere in the world! Salcombe lovely too - make sure you go to Roly's fudge shop - it's to die for!
We will definitely return! Loved every moment of our holiday!
Thank you for making our stay so special, lovely home and would recommend to our friends.
Another wonderful stay at Tanpits the lovely Pink Cottage. Had a busy few days sorting wedding plans and then engagement pictures at Bantham with the sun shining. Enjoyed days out at Dartmouth, Plymouth and saw the poppies at the Hoe, lovely sight. The new Springfield Farm Shop great local produce. Lovely week not long enough but back in December!
Thank you Alexis and Pete for sharing your lovely cottage.
Our 2nd visit to Tanpits Cottage with our daughter and her boyfriend , our 11 yr old nephew and best of all our first grandchild called Grace ! And of course our 4 border collies who absolutely adore the field and garden they get to play in or just chilling! The cottage is home from home and has everything you need and more and lots of places to visit if you wish to do so . If you book this beautiful cottage you will not go home disappointed in fact if you're like us you won't want to leave.
We have all had a fabulous time here at Tanpits. As others have said, literally everything has been so thoughtfully supplied and for us it really felt home from home (though at 1850 our home is practically modern in comparison!!)
Most importantly our dogs had a great time and this made for a truly relaxing week for all of us. Thank you
We have had a lovely week in a relaxing cottage. The children have enjoyed all the space to run around and played plenty of table football. Great location to visit beautiful areas of Devon.
We don't want to leave this super cosy homely cottage! It's everything we hoped it would be and more! We will be taking away such happy memories including celebrating my Dad's birthday with a BBQ in the late evening sun. Kids, adults and pets are feeling wonderfully relaxed and refreshed! Thank you Peter and Alexis for sharing your beautiful holiday home with us 🏡. We hope to come back again soon! xxxxxxxxx
Our 2nd visit here- a totally amazing place to stay. The sign of a great holiday- we don't want to go home! All needs catered for- a big thank you!
Loved our first week here and sad to go home , but super happy to have Booked for next year. This is a fab location for our about days , a village little shop for bits , play park opposite, fab pub "staggering distance " and for anyone with little people the added extras things like kids cups, plates and cutlery. Little bits like cling film and foil for packed lunches and all the added help means we are not going home with tons of dirty washing as we could do it as we went , the dishwasher was perfect so not hours of washing up , a lovely BBQ for outdoor dining , a fab play barn for the odd rainy day. And the DVD player for some chill out time.
The bedrooms are beautiful and very roomy I loved the roll top bath in our bathroom and the view from the bath was stunning (while having a glass of vino also) this has been a fab week of friends , family, food and fun. Roll on August 2018 for another week at the pink cottage (and see what's new with the EB Collection)
A beautiful spacious cottage and we didn't want for anything. This has certainly been the nicest dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in. The doggie field was an added bonus and loved by all the pooches, as well as the luxury of the warm doggie shower and all the thoughtful doggie extras. Would highly recommend
Had a fantastic week here. Beautiful cottage which has been the best we've ever stayed in. Added bonus was doggie field. Thank you
What a wonderful week we've had! The cottage is amazing! Lots of finishing touches - the vase of flowers upon arrival & Tanpits Treats show the amount of thought put into making guests feel welcome.
The cottage itself is truly a home from home & the field is a doggy delight!
The only thing I would change is our departure date, it's arrived too soon :-( Can't wait to return next year.
Thank you Peter & Alexis for allowing us to share your piece of Devon Heaven.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your fantastic Cottage! Everything catered for, both people and pets!
Superb location for fantastic coastal walks and beach fun.
We have all had a great time and feel suitably recharged!! Will definitely return in the future!
Thank you for hosting us X
Love it, love it, love it, what a great place to spend your holidays, just back from a week at Tanpits, what a gem of a cottage, everything you need for a relaxing time, the field is just brilliant for the dogs, this cottage is in a great location a pub up the road which do great meals, and good beaches not very far, would highly recommend this property , we will be going back at some point as its is very dog friendly and a gorgeous cottage.
We all loved the cottage and got to visit some great places without having to drive for miles! We were fortunate with the weather, but if not then your DVD/CD collections are the best!
Just returned from 4th visit to Tanpits and cant wait to come back. The house is always beautiful - friendly atmosphere, exceptionally well catered for and every detail is thought through - our dog took advantage of the "I am on holiday at Tanpits Cottage" tag with phone number in case of wandering !
Would recommend to anyone visiting South Hams (as long as they don't book the weeks we would want for a return visit !!!!)
We have just had the most magical week at Tanpits Cottage..If you want to stay in the prettiest cottage with wonderful garden/field and have dogs this is the place to be...I have stayed at many holiday cottages in the past old..new,,,big..small but this beats them all ...!!!!! you step back in time as you open the gate !!
Tanpits is truly a magical place to go, absolutely perfect for Doggy families and even non Doggy families. Perfect balance of space in the house, spoilt with the two double poster bedrooms, however the view from the bathroom swung it for me.
Perfect beaches a short drive away. Are we going to go back ? Absolutely. Are we going to tell our friends ? Absolutely. Nothing negative to say, except you're getting booked up too quickly !!!
Our dogs loved every minute playing in the field, sleeping in front of the fire and we are also getting one of those doggy showers installed in our garage too !! They are fantastic.
Thank you very very much.
Another wonderful week at Tanpits Cottage. Amazing weather has certainly helped. Boat hire from Salcombe was a great success also rock-pooling at Great Mattiscombe Sands and Hope Cove. Lovely walks round Overbecks and Thurlestone, not forgetting an incredible Cream Tea at Avon Mill Garden Centre Cafe. Wonderful meals at the Bear and Blacksmith and The Tower.
Our third visit. Love it more than ever! The weather has been lovely and had some good walks along the beaches. Saw the Whale in the distance on Wednesday night. A few shopping trips out to Salcombe, Totnes and Dartmouth. Tanpits is lovely as always. Home from Home. Alexis and Pete are so friendly. Don't want to go home. Can't wait to come back in September and December.
Our second visit to Tanpits and we can't wait for our third! We just love this place so much. So relaxing. So cosy. So pretty and so welcoming. The pups love it here so much their tails are wagging as soon as we arrive. Thank you once again for letting us holiday in your beautiful home. Looking forward to 2018! Love Tara, Jason, Bailey and Jess.
We had a wonderful time at your darling, delightful family cottage. Clearly much love and attention to detail has gone into making Tanpits such a relaxing, welcoming and truly idyllic place. Thank you so much. Perfect is the best way we can describe our week. With love and just to let you know we'll be back.
This is one of the best places I've ever stayed. Immaculately clean, comfortable beds, wonderful place to walk the dogs, superb facilities and just dipping completely out of life for a week was just amazing. Look forward to it again a year November. Beautiful beautiful beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Gorgeous cottage with total privacy. Perfect for dogs and people alike. Everything you could wish for and more. My family had a totally relaxing week. We had games night, DVD night, food night and a few drinks night.
The dogs just loved it, curled up by the log fires and running around the field. Beach trips and walks. Totally recommend 100%.
Just returned from our week at Tanpits. Had a fabulous time. Weather was rather wet but hey it's January - we always knew that would be a possibility! We were still able to get out and about and Bantham beach was the daily dog walk of choice for Winston our bulldog who just loves the beach! He loved finding sticks and running around on the field too. Cottage is superb, so homely and snuggly with the fires lit. Everything you could want was there, it was a wonderful place to come back to each day for relaxation. Can't fault it - I'm not at all surprised that it is fully booked for the year!
I left Tanpits this morning to come back to Bristol.....it sucks! This evening I go outside and all I hear is traffic, I want the owl back! In the morning I won't be greeted by the Robin, I won't be able to warm my hands on the Rayburn, or make a fire in the lounge to keep the house toasty, I won't get away with walking my dog in my dressing gown! I miss Chillington, more to the point I have the 'Tanpits blues'! Such a fantastic cottage, you really couldn't ask for anything! Such a privilege to relax somewhere so perfect........Thank you xXx
Thanks for a lovely New Year at your cottage, we had a really fabulous holiday made all the better by the weather so we got out and about a lot but were able to come back to a lovely warm cottage for evenings of eating, drinking and playing games while the pooches slept
We have had a fantastic week! Feels like a proper home, not just a holiday rental. Great days on the beaches, Torcross, Beesands and Millbay. Lovely sunny days, cosy nights and family fun by the fires. Will definitely be back in the future. A great winter pick me up! Thank you Peter and Alexis.xxx
Well where do I start... We went expecting a cottage but what we got was totally different. We got a world where everybody needs to go. We walked in and the homely feel embraces you instantly. Big old farmhouse the kids called it. Sat in the bath overlooking the field where the dogs and kids (grown ups too) were having a lovely time. Lovely comfy beds and sofas... games every night. We watched a film once, there is too much to do for anything else!! We went to Paignton Zoo, Plymouth aquarium, Kingsbridge which is beautiful and hilly! Went to Salcombe and Beesands which were both as beautiful. Sulked all the way home and so has everyone else even the dogs!!! They have been running around like god knows what at Tanpits but haven't moved since they got home! Pic to follow! I can't wait until New year when we will visit again. Definitely deserves a five star! Thank you
This cottage is absolutely fabulous. It is so cosy and is extremely well equipped. A friend who was staying with us is a chef ( always a good idea when staying for Christmas!!) and she was very pleased with the kitchen facilities. The interior is very comfy and quirky ( in a good way) lots of vintage items around. And now for the dogs ....this REALLY IS a dog friendly house. There are doggie treats, towels, toys and a WARM outdoor hose if they need a freshen up. The garden is really secure and the field is great for crazy dog chasey games. The location is superb ..really close to some beautiful beaches. Beesands has a lovely cafe that serves yummy crab soup and the best scampi I have ever had. The house has such a warm homely feel and is extremely popular. My advice is to book ASAP . The housekeeper ,Sharon , is a lovely friendly lady who is always ready to help. When the kettle died she had delivered a replacement within a couple of hours when we were out. Brilliant all round. Thanks Alexis and Peter you lucky devils !! Fiona
Another wonderful stay. Don't want to go home. We've been to Totnes, Salcombe, Dartmouth. They all look very festive. The Xmas market at Totnes on a Tuesday evening was amazing. Lots of local produce. The weather has been fabulous, really warm. Spent lots of time on the beach then back to our comfy cottage with a lovely real fire. Looking forward to coming back in March.
Just had a wonderful week at Tanpits cottage. My Mum 84yrs and my daughter and her 2 sons ( 19 and 22yrs) and Charlie Rosie and Tallulah, 3 cheeky Terriers. It was my husband's 60th birthday and it was perfect. Thought we had found our forever holiday cottage but unfortunately so has everyone else and it's fully booked for next year! Such a shame as not sure my Charlie will be around much longer. Thank you for sharing a piece of heaven. x Nikki and Carl
As all the positives about this wonderful place have been written repeatedly in previous reviews, I have decided to write the negatives:
1. We didn’t want to leave
2. Our dogs have sulked since leaving
3. There is so much to see and do locally, that we ran out of time
4. Beds and sofas had some kind of body magnetism effect
5. We were concerned that we were part of some social experiment as everyone we met was lovely, friendly, helpful and happy. So future guests please look out for the pub staff, the shop staff, the bus drivers, the house keepers, the gardeners, locals walking about and the fish man! They must be up to something!
Desperate to return asap.
Carl, Tanya, Betty Boo and Bluebell
"Tanpits welcomed and soothed pre-wedding nerves. Such a beautiful setting for our wedding day. We all loved our stay here. So many thoughtful touches. The cottage welcomed us with open arms and filled our hearts with peace and joy. We hope to return again and again. Thank you for helping make our special day perfect."
We had Tanpits for a magical week in November. This is the place we chose to get married in secret. I have such fond memories of this perfect cottage. Every possible need is catered for. It's beautiful, comfortable, set in lovely surroundings and the owners are cool beyond compare. Thank you Alexis and Peter xxx
Our first stay in this beautiful cottage. And what a week it has been. So many exciting adventures to have. The cottage has been perfect for both 2 and 4 legged. Warm and cosy with every utensil you could ever need. The fire has been a welcoming sight at the end of many walking and swimming adventures. Thank you and woof!
Excellent cottage for dog owners or simply for people. It is extremely welcoming, warm and cosy. The log burners make it so comfortable we didn't want to go out at night, but there was plenty of films to entertain if we wanted them. We were there with four dogs who thought they were in doggy heaven with the large field to run in. Well thought out with little extras that make it so homely. Fantastic weeks holiday. No wonder it is so booked up for 2017.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Such a welcoming and comfortable cottage. We loved it! We look forward to the next time.
P.S. So great to have a dog friendly place that makes even our pets feel at home!
We have had an absolutely amazing week. The cottage was perfect with everything needed for a perfect holiday home. Brooke and Ruby loved it, especially the field and garden which is safe. We loved exploring the surrounding area. Lots to see and do and good food.
What a lovely place to stay. Gorgeous cottage, lovely garden and amazing field for the kids and dogs to play in.
A real dog friendly cottage - FANTASTIC.
Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning.
Our first time here and it has been everything we hoped for and more. A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting. The cottage is clean, homely and everything has been thought of; right down to the "doggie box".
Two days of torrential rain didn't dampen the spirits - we just surfed in it!
Great games of rounders in your lovely field, followed by dreamless sleeps in super comfy beds.
We'll be back. Thank you so much!
We have stayed in many cottages around Salcombe over the years - this is by far the best and you have thought of everything - perfect!
Looking forward to our next visit- Thank you. (& it's complete doggy heaven!)
If you are looking for a generic South Hams holiday cottage (sea grass flooring, coastal themed blue and cream soft furnishings, carved wooden curlew/sandpiper on the windowsill, state of the art kitchen) then Tanpits ISN'T for you. If, however, you want to be transported back to childhood memories, stay in a magical cottage straight from the pages of a fairytale, a place that hugs you as soon as you step through the door; where you can lose yourself in the stunning tranquility of the garden, or in the joy of all the nick-knacks and nooks and crannies then this quintessentially quirky pink paradise is most definitely the place to be.
"A little piece of Heaven in Devon!"
I actually have no idea where to start this review as I don't think there are words to describe Tanpits, it's a feeling!
From the very moment we stepped out of our car, the cottage, gardens, space and beauty took our breath away and we fell in love. It was completely beyond perfection from the tiny trickling stream, to the authenticity of the trinkets and treasures we found in every nook and cranny.
5 dogs and their humans bounded around like children in a sweet shop exploring the immense gardens, field and remarkable house, we were lucky enough to be able to call "home" for the next 7 days. All you could hear from each room were cries of "have you seen this?!" And "I can't believe how amazing this is!"
The attention to detail is unsurpassed. Alexis and Peter have thought of everything from a fabulous doggy box with metal discs for the dog collars containing all the details for Tanpits and disposable ones too, to a little bag of washing powder and instructions on how to use EVERY appliance!!! So many times these days, holiday lets become something of a monetary commodity and the fact real people are spending their hard earned holiday time there is forgotten. This couldn't be farther from the truth for Alexis and Peter. We truly felt as if we were being allowed to share their home and that Tanpits welcomed us with open arms!
The house was immaculate (thanks to Sharon!) and you would never in a million years know it has had so many four legged friends through the doors! It smelt so fresh and clean throughout. The beds were divine with crisp white linen and mattress toppers so thick it was like sleeping on a cloud! Tiny details such as old fashioned drawer liners, completely in keeping with the tradition of the house and old fashioned toys on the shelves took you back in time and being able to read and see all the changes the house has come through thanks to a brilliant information folder made you feel like you had lived there forever!
The kitchen was superb and had every appliance and gadget you could possibly need so we had some fantastic dinners and quality time around the super dining room table.
The dogs relished every single moment and having the field really made it perfect! We had originally been going with only 4 dogs but begged alexis and Peter to let us bring the 5th (which didn't take much persuasion!!!!) and they were brilliant about it! In fact they have been absolutely fantastic the whole way through and we cannot thank them enough! From the very moment they took the booking they have been there for us every step of the way. Any questions we had, we never felt we couldn't ask and the whole process was made so easy. The cottage itself is a true reflection of how much they care about it and those who are fortunate enough to get to share it, if only briefly, as it is obvious how much time, effort, consideration and love has gone in to it.
Tanpits is perfection for those who want to spend quality time with family, friends and their four legged companions. The surrounding area is excellent with plenty of shops within a 5 minute drive and beaches to rival the Mediterranean! And in the evening what better than to cosy up in front of the open fire or have a BBQ in the garden?
We truly have had the most exceptional time (so much so I keep dreaming about it!)
No pictures or videos could ever do this truly exceptional cottage justice, you need to experience it for yourself as I said before there are no words!
Thank you so much for letting us stay, we will definitely be back!!
2nd-9th July 2016
We found out about this wonderful, dog friendly cottage on the Facebook site having been let down by a previous booking we had made elsewhere. When people say "everything happens for a reason " it's absolutely true! We were so disappointed having lost the original booking and then along came this little beauty!
Alexis and Peter couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating to our specific needs and we were in contact right from the booking stage up to actually being on holiday, nothing was too much trouble.
We were all so excited leading up to the holiday but I don't think any of us were quite prepared for just how perfect the cottage was when we eventually arrived. Walking through the little gate by the stream into the cottage garden, we all gasped! It was just lovely!
As you walk into the kitchen, you are struck by just how vintage this place is. Although everything is modern and every effort has been made to ensure that you couldn't want for anything, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave etc, it still very much retained the charm of a traditional country cottage kitchen. It was great to read up about the history of the cottage in the information guide that the owners had put together too!
As you move through from the kitchen, you come to the living/dining room. It was nice that there was the lounge area here as well as the second "tv room".In this room there was the entertainment set up which was too technical for me to understand but for those in the party that did have half a clue about these things, they said that it was a very modern and advanced. The kit enabled us to have wifi at all times and access to an endless supply of music.
As I mentioned, there was also the tv lounge tucked at the other end of the cottage off the dining room. Probably the most comfy, cosy house in the cottage especially when the log fire was lit ( there are woodburners in both rooms with a supply of logs and kindling in the out house and although it is summer and we had glorious weather, we just couldn't resist the crackle of the open fires in the evening when it got cooler)
Up the little staircase you come to the first floor where you will find 3 double bedrooms (one with twin beds, one with a double and a single, one with a double and a beautiful en suite bathroom with a charming claw foot bath in front of the window looking over the field) and a fourth single bedroom (with a sink) and then the family bathroom. Plenty of storage space for clothes with both wardrobes and drawers available so that never needs to be a concern.
The garden to the cottage was huge and a massive hit with our four legged friends that were with us. With benches outside the entrance to the kitchen and a table on the patio area accessible from the French doors leading from the back of the kitchen and even a BBQ which is just perfect for a summers evening!
As if that wasn't enough, just through the garden gate you are in a HUGE field which is yours to enjoy. The dogs, children (old and young) spent hours playing in the field, it was just perfect.
I could literally go on and on and on about how special this place is and it still wouldn't do it justice.
Be sure to go out exploring too. Kingsbridge is just down the road which is a lovely little harbour town. This is where you will find Morrisons and Tesco for provisions.
Other places well worth a visit are Salcombe and Dartmouth, I think Salcombe was a favourite amongst the group and I do think the cream tea we had helped this decision!
Another hidden gem was the village of Cockington. Look it up on google maps for directions. If you decide to go, you may well think you are going in the wrong direction up and down incredibly narrow roads (pretty much the norm in this part of the country) until this beautiful, picturesque village appears from nowhere. Definitely worth it as it really is something else!!
You could even try your had at surfing on one of the beaches. The name of the beach escapes me but it is in the information guide. A lovely beach whether you want to try surfing or just go exploring the rock pools. You can then finish the day with a treat from the gastrobus which do the nicest burgers I have ever tasted!!
These are just a few places to explore and there are tons more beside which gives us the perfect excuse to have another holiday at Tanpits 😃
This truly has been a great holiday. Spending time with family and friends in such a beautiful perfect cottage!
Thank you so much and I just know that anybody who is booked to go to Tanpits are in for a real treat!
What can I say? The perfect peaceful haven with more than enough space, both in the cottage and stunning gardens and adjoining field. Whether you want to walk, sit, chill or just enjoy the amazing surroundings I can't recommend Tanpits enough. Within easy reach of the beach and lovely Kingsbridge and Salcombe this treasure has it all.
What a fabulous bolt hole. Away from it all for relaxing, yet with good access to a beautiful part of Devon with its fishing villages, beaches and fabulous eateries. So much space both inside and out, but at the same time so very cosy, with it's wood burning stove and squishy sofas. It certainly captured my heart and am looking forward to a return visit.
We had the most amazing week at Tanpits, we really didn't want to leave. We were smiling from the moment we arrived, when we saw the beautiful cottage and explored all of the rooms and outside areas. We loved all of the welcoming touches which make you feel like you've just arrived home. We took our 2 dogs and they settled in straight away and found their cosy spots in front of the open fire. The facilities are brilliant, everything has been thought of and provided for, leaving you nothing to worry about, except just to relax and enjoy. Outside the gardens are stunning and so peaceful, and the adjoining 2 acre field is just perfect for anybody holidaying with their dogs, our spaniels had the best time! You really couldn't ask for more! Thank you Alexis and Peter for sharing your home with us.. we will be back!
If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with gorgeous gardens and surroundings then Tanpits Cottage is for you ! We have just stayed the week for my husbands 50th birthday with family and our 4 border collies and it's the best holiday we have had :) Alexis and Pete have gone beyond anyone's expectations when catering for anyone staying in their cottage there is everything and more you can wish for even your dogs are catered for too 🙂🙂
We are already looking to book again , we can't recommend Tanpits Cottage enough ! You really donot want to leave and I think that says so much !!!!!!!
If peace and quiet, rest and relaxation are what you're looking for from a holiday cottage, look no further! Tanpits Cottage is blissful. We had a week in early March with mixed weather but had a brilliant time, revisting old haunts in Modbury and Kingsbridge as well as snuggling up in front of a roaring log fire. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back. Not much higher praise!
Wow where do I start..Karl and I were lucky enough have a short break at Tanpits cottage last year and I'd like to describe it as a piece of glorious peaceful heaven tucked away on a delightful forgotten lane on planet Earth..so homely and comfortable..surrounded by green leafy lanes full of ferns, grasses and and cow parsley. We went for a quiet 'mind break' holiday and that's exactly what Tanpits delivered. Lots of relaxing time spent in the wonderful garden full of roses and fabulous views..we loved it here! Just wish we could of stoked up one of those lovely wood burners whilst we were there..only one thing for it we will have to return again in the golden Autumn months! Thank you we adored our stay...😊
We felt so lucky to have stayed here for a few nights in October 2014. We were incredibly comfy and cosy and felt completely at home. It really is a perfect spot to explore the surrounding area, especially the beauty of Dartmouth where we had so much fun crabbing off the quayside. There's some incredible places to eat nearby, and some wonderful walks. I couldn't recommend Tanpits more and we will certainly be back as soon as we can!