Heron's Haunt

Totnes, South Devon

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Superb family retreat in the South Devon countryside with room for eight of you to roam and relax at your leisure, inside and out. Lush surroundings provide that little bit of off-grid glory.

You can book this property from:

  • £827 per week
  • £118 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural Location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • Large driveway area easily fit 4x4's on.

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Oozing taste, thoughtfulness, and acreage, this family-sized pad is brimful with luxurious touches. Rave about this Devon rural retreat for years to come with its sprawling garden and spacious interiors.

Rural hub

With room for all the family or that perfectly packaged group of friends, retreat to Rattery, or its village outskirts at least, and savor time with the best people in your life. Heron’s Haunt is majestically peaceful in its acre of gardens encased by mature trees and little more than countryside as far as the eye can see.

So considered was the creation of this property that much of the wood you’ll find about the place was salvaged during the restoration of Dartmouth Lower Ferry slipway. Stop and feel the banister as you climb the stairs. Gaze at the weathering in cupboard doors. Interwoven throughout are sumptuous furnishings - homely yet luxurious. From the double-width wine fridge to the far-reaching country views, you’ll be awash with happiness.

An L-shaped kitchen diner is the heart of the home and you can just imagine your troupe tumbling in from the stairwell or the living room. Hear the gaggle around the dining table as the day’s antics are recalled, glassed chinked and a sated hush descends.

The living room calls you to take in that view - the kind that floor to ceiling windows were designed for. When the TV doesn’t delight, perhaps a sing-song around the piano might - play us a tune… Up above, the master bedroom enjoys the views too and we doubt you’ll want to pull the blind, rather savor the stars.

There are nods to nature throughout, from the stain glass window to the artwork and the untrimmed framing of it too. A wander around your garden and the footpaths to the village and you’ll be sure to come across some of the local wildlife too.

About a mile from the centre of Rattery village, you really are in a peaceful spot. Wander in on a Tuesday for your pick of tasty basics from the village shop or any other time for a refreshing pub pint.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are four beautiful finished bedrooms. The master suite on the first floor enjoys glorious and wide views across neighbouring fields and valleys with the window making the most of the apex and full width of the room. Its king-size bed and en suite shower room complete the mastery. Another king-size bedroom and a twin room (that can be converted to a king) complete the first-floor accommodation where you’ll also find the family bathroom with separate shower and bath. The fourth bedroom (twin or king) is on the ground floor with its own en suite shower room.


Beautiful comfortable home - Roy and Jayne were exceptically friendly and helpful.

Purser Family,

Herons Haunt was the perfect house for our family holiday, enabling us to spend some quality time together as a family, make some lovely memories and generally get away from it all. The facilities in the house are of a very high standard and hi-spec and the accommodation is very comfortable and versatile. The garden is south facing and we had an amazing BBQ evening sitting on the patio, looking out over the wonderful valley views. The stairgates, high chair and cot were a great help for our young grandson. The location is stunning although I did find the walk to the pub somewhat strenuous as there are some steep hills in Rattery but the younger fitter ones coped fine and even went out for some runs. The local pub ‘Church House Inn’ is great and we had a wonderful meal there. The location is great and within reasonable driving distance to Dartmoor and to the south Devon coast. Dartington and Totnes are both great for shopping too. Roy & Jayne were very friendly and extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend Herons Haunt.

Past Customer,

We were so glad that we chose this property ,we were blown away by the location ,the view was amazing ,it is a spacious house , high speck fixtures & fittings ,lovely decor ,Kitchen equipment was high quality & all you would ever need for catering ,bed linen & towels were high quality also .the owners are welcoming and friendly ,they are next door if you need anything .,we have stayed in a lot of holiday properties ,this one is at the top ,we would give it 200% ,Regards Judith & Victor . If you like Beautiful Countryside ,a quiet haven to go back to each day after discovering all that Devon has to offer ,or just relaxing in the garden at Herons Haunt looking out across the rolling farmlands ,you will not be disappointed if you choose this property Regards Judith & Victor Feb/March 2020

Judith B,

Wonderfully spacious, good furnishings, fully fitted, wonderful view! Very satisfied, pretty little village of Rattery within short walk with attractive church to look around (unusual scraffiti!), old pub and very friendly potter Sally with a studio by the pub, the Wobbly Potter, with good wares and does classes too!

Caroline P,

What a wonderful place this is to spend a (nearly) totally wet week. We all - including 3 young children - felt at home. Thank you from all of us.

Previous Customer,

Stunning! Perched high above rolling pastures. Fantastic place to celebrate a 60th Birthday with close family including two year old granddaughter who enjoyed the open plan as we did!

The Normal Family,

Felt a home here and stunned by the house and incredible location. Love the views and feeling of peace. Amazing!!

Previous Customer,

Beautiful house & immaculately clean. Stunning rural setting with glorious views. Lovely, well stocked welcome hamper.

The Brampton Family,

We were the first guests lucky enough to stay at Heron's Haunt, and it was amazing. The property was immaculate, with high quality furnishings and lots of space. Jayne and Roy were helpful and welcoming. We highly recommend.

Mr Jonathan H,

What a wonderful holiday home you have made! Such a beautiful home with incredible views. A real luxury. Thank you Jayne and Roy for being so welcoming and hospitable. We've really appreciated your kindness to us all and we hope to see you again soon.

Mr F,

This cottage was wonderful. It has a lovely amount of space, good proportion size for family and spectacularly clean with amazing views. Loads of local activities.

Thus S,