Converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm into 1 bedroom cottage in lovely gardens
Rob and Jan Wagstaff
About Rob and Jan Wagstaff
Rob and Jan retired from their professional lives to pursue their passion for gardening. They have created a magical garden which they and their guests thoroughly enjoy. Rob and Jan were keen walkers, and Rob also used to dive: where better to live than a traditional old farmhouse in south Devon, near to both the sea and the open spaces of Dartmoor. The mild climate is also a bonus.
Rob and Jan Wagstaff purchased this Cottage in 1980
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Tranquility in a garden setting with birds and wildlife
Jan and Rob were welcoming and helpful hosts. The Granary had everything we needed in a beautiful garden and lovely countryside.
We enjoyed watching the squirrels raiding the bird feeders, the pheasants in the garden along with wood pigeons, robins, blackbirds, sparrows and other birds I can’t name. The garden even had an Australian gumtree as well as a tropical and South Africa gardens. We loved our week here.
Lovely place to stay, very remote and quiet. Would definitely stay again and the gardens were very peaceful
We are glad that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. They commented on the peacefulness of the setting, we are pleased to be able to offer our guests the cottage in a pretty little hamlet of 14 houses all set in a beautiful tranquil valley. Yet in less than 15 minutes driving time you can be in one of our 3 local market towns with all the facilities you need; shops, supermarkets, banks and a wide choice of good eating places and of course an open market one day a week, Equally the same length drive takes you to the coastline with beaches, fishing villages and cliff walks. We love the location and are so pleased to be able to share it with others.
A wonderful little holiday!
The grounds are absolutely stunning, you can see the care and thought Jan and Rob both put into the garden. Our welcome was lovely, we had a thorough tour of the house. Jan and Rob also went out of their way to accompany my husbands fishing requests, they found out local information in advance to our stay and then transferred it over to us.
Overall a very pleasant stay at the granary, my only suggestion would be to install a proper cooker as the microwave cookers are a nightmare and dry food out.
Would definitely recommend and look forward to coming back!
I am sorry that Mollyann did not like the cooking arrangements but for the sake of other guests I would like to point out that after our biennial refurbish of the kitchen there is now a 4 ring gas hob , a built in Hotpoint electric fan oven, a grill and a work top microwave
5 stars not enough for this lovely cottage and hosts
We used this cottage as our base for 6 days to explore the surrounding points of interest in Devon, heading south into Cornwall often as well as local sites. The quality of the cottage and its accessories possibly only surpassed by the gardens outside. Rob and Jan could not have been more helpful and friendly. Genteel and genuine would describe them well. Jan even did our laundry! Watching the birds and squirrels at the feeders was a regular accompaniment to
our breakfast. Worth much more than what is charged. Heartfelt thankyou Rob and Jan.
Cosy property in quiet rural setting
We spent four nights in this lovely rural location to which excellent directions were supplied.
The property is decorated to a very high standard and there really was everything we needed. Not only is the property itself very cosy and well-equipped but it stands within a beautiful garden, near to the home of the owners.
We loved the 7 acre plot full of trees, shrubs and plants and were very happy watching a great selection of birds (and squirrels) feeding on the nuts with a pheasant or two strutting around underneath.
There's a lot to do in the area and plenty of helpful information was left in the cottage for the use of guests. Many thanks!
Perfect Little cottage in a great location and great owners Rob and Jan
We stayed for the weekend in this delightful little cottage, we received a very warm welcome from Rob and Jan on arrival, Jan showed us around and how everything worked.
The cottage is set in the grounds on their beautiful gardens which you are free to have a wander around which is a must the gardens are so pretty and well kept.
There is everything you could need for a stay here its exceptionally clean and cosy, very comfortable beds, little kitchen area fully equipped and cosy sitting area..
The surrounding areas are lovely and a lovely little pub just down the road within walking distance or another a little drive away..
I would recommend this rental for anyone you cant go wrong and there just isnt any negatives at all
I left my straightners there and they have even posted them back to me, so once again Thankyou Rob and Jan for a lovely stay in your property and we will return
Sited in the middle of the South Hams peninsular of South Devon, The Granary has beaches to the east, south and west, all within half an hour at most by car. Some are sandy, some shingle, and some have highly-recommended cafes.
The South Hams has good travel links: the airport at Exeter is 50 minutes drive. The M5 and A38 dual carriageway link the area to the rest of the UK motorway network, and there is a main line train station 5 miles away at Totnes. Travelers from mainland Europe can take a cross-channel ferry to Plymouth, 20 miles from the cottage. A car is essential for travel once you arrive in the area.
Exeter and Plymouth are each about 20 miles away. The historic towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are each 5 - 8 miles away. The southern edge of Dartmoor, just over 10 miles away, provides excellent walking, as well as many features of archaeological interest.
There are horse riding, fishing, boating and water sports available in the area, as well as many beautiful walks on the South Coast Path. The world famous nature reserve at Slapton is 7 miles away
The area has many gardens open to the public, castles and historic houses to explore, and medieval towns and old ports to visit, and beautiful coast and countryside just to relax in.
Devon is famous for its food. We are surrounded by suppliers of locally grown fruit and vegetables, by butchers selling Red and South Devon beef and Dartmoor lamb, fishmongers selling the morning catch from the fishing port of Brixham, bakers of real bread, and cheese makers. We have good food markets and excellent places to eat. You can try a pub half a mile away known for its steaks, to restaurants in Dartmouth specialising in fish, to a 2-Michelin star restaurant on Dartmoor, and many more besides.