The gardens

Immediately to the front of the house is a small, enclosed lawned garden with a mature copper beech hedge. To the side is a small terrace with garden furniture – a perfect secluded suntrap looking out over glorious countryside.

Guests staying at Down Cottage are also welcome to explore the extensive ten-acre gardens and grounds of the main house, Outer Down. As well as the formal gardens and lawns there is an area, almost like a mini-tor, of moss-covered granite boulders a great place to sit and contemplate, with wonderful views. The grounds extend down to the South Teign River and makes a delightful walk.