Self-Catering Stays

We are a fantastic super-sized, self catering holiday home, perfect for large gatherings of family and friends.

Bring your loved ones together to celebrate a birthday, family reunion, anniversary or special occasion in one place where the whole family can stay under one roof. Although we are a legendary party house, there are also plenty of areas to enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness of the 20 acres of private estate. Colehayes offers an abundance of space for children to play both inside and out; with games rooms in the basement, rainy days are never an issue. We are situated down a mile-long private drive in sheltered woodland, helping you feel tucked away from the outside world while enjoying the convenience of local amenities in the surrounding towns just a short drive away.

Our Highlights

  • Rent the house for a weekend or whole week.
  • Sleep up to 70 guests onsite in the manor across 21 comfortable, bright rooms (all bedrooms have a washbasins and large bathrooms with multiple showers and toilets are located very close to all rooms).
  • Cork Tree Cottageour separate rental in the garden can accommodate a further 11 guests.
  • Complete freedom to self-cater your holiday or use any supplier you wish. See our supplier page for recommendations or choose your own.
  • Relaxed atmosphere – many of our past guests say that Colehayes feels like their giant home from home
  • Liberty to rearrange the reception rooms as you like – we have a large oak panelled front hall, large living room and large bar area which can be set up for a party however you would like.
  • Host up to 150 guests – if you would like to host a larger event you could hire a marquee and have tents in our dedicated camping field next to the house.
  • Fully stocked kitchen – comes with everything you need to self-cater. Crockery, cutlery and glassware for 150 people come included with the house.
  • No corkage fees if you would like to bring and serve your own alcohol onsite. We have a bar license so you can sell your own alcohol if you would like to run a bar.
  • Kid friendly and dog friendly, all are welcome!
  • Fantastic transport links – located just off the A38 which joins the M5, 30 minutes’ drive from Exeter Airport, 20 minutes’ drive from the nearest station Newton Abbot with high speed rail services to London in under 3 hours.

Cork Tree Cottage

If you are looking for extra accommodation in a more private setting, we also have a separate holiday home that can be rented in addition to the manor house.

The lovely Cork Tree Cottage is set 50 yards behind the main house in the gardens. Cork Tree Cottage is a spacious, comfortable and cosy natural stone detached bungalow named after the rare British Cork Oak tree in the garden. The cottage is partly screened from the house by tall hedges and shrubs, offering some peace and quiet within its own private garden area. The large living room has French windows out to the garden, an open fire and views across the beautiful surrounding estate and rolling hills. The cottage accommodates 11 people across 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms and includes a fully kitted kitchen as well as a washer and dryer. Many wedding couples rent the cottage in addition to the manor to provide a more intimate space for close friends and family members.

Testimonials

We recently booked a weekend at Cork Tree Cottage. We weren’t disappointed, set in stunning grounds Cork Tree Cottage is a wonderful place to spend a weekend exploring Dartmoor. Very comfortable with all the facilities you could hope for. We even got to watch a Barn Owl sitting in a tree on the driveway in. Highly recommended 5 Stars.

Adam

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Loved it, was really cosy and were well looked after. There was tea, hot chocolate and coffee left over as well as many herbs and spices salt and pepper. All cleaning liquid and supplies were provided there were or irons a dish washer etc. All linen (apart from large bath towels) were available and, on the bed, when we arrived and there was plenty of wood to have a fire each night. Lots of games available and the walks in the area were fabulous. Really peaceful weekend thank you!

Georgina

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Beautiful cottage with everything you need to enjoy a great stay – it is like home from home. I had 11 friends stay here for my hen do and we all had such a good time and it felt so comfortable and homely. It is right near everything you need but also a bit secluded so you really get a country feeling. It was very clean and the rooms all decorated beautifully. Highly recommend for family/friend get togethers. The owners are also really nice and friendly and will do anything to make your stay the best.

Briony

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We used Colehayes Cottage for a well needed Mum’s getaway! It was idyllic, warm and cosy with everything we needed. The location is beautiful and quiet yet not far from the shops and local town. Couldn’t recommend this venue more highly for a family or friends break. Thank you Colehayes.

Sophie

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Lovely cottage plenty of room for all the family. The cottage has everything you would need for a long or short stay. Gorgeous gardens and great location. I have been twice now and will be coming back.

Victoria

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Cork tree cottage is part of but private from Colehayes park. The grounds and gardens are lovely, the cottage is very well equipped, close to the amenities of Bovey Tracey and the wonderful Dartmoor. I hired it as part of our wedding weekend at Colehayes and it was an ideal base for the bride and family but it would be equally good just for a holiday. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful.

Rosie

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Lovely little cottage in the superb grounds of Colehayes Park. We booked this for some of our wedding guests and they had a lovely time there. Very peaceful and a nice place to curl up with a book in front of the log fire.

Phil

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A well-equipped, comfortable cottage set in a beautiful location on edge of Dartmoor and close to the attractions of Torbay if needed. Perfect for our large family gathering, comfortably sleeping 10 adults with space for cots etc. if needed. Owners very helpful and friendly. Would love to come again!

Lynn

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All together for a family wedding on Dartmoor. Super cottage, couldn’t fault anything- Perfect!

McCall Family

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The perfect place to spend Christmas, like home from home but with enough room for us all to be together. We’d love to come back again one day, Thank you.

Robertson Family

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Our second visit to Cork Tree Cottage. Excellent in every respect. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Bray’s Family

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What a fabulous week!! This is a wonderful setting and is more than we could ever have hoped for. We certainly hope that we might come back again one day.

Mr & Mrs Hale

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Really a lovely time had by all. Beautiful surrounds very mellow atmosphere and setting. Fantastic holiday. Definitely recommendable for large family get together.

Rob

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5 years we’ve been coming for our holidays and every year gets better! Keep up the good work.

Mr & Mrs Talbot

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What a weekend! 40 went mad on Dartmoor. Thank you very much.

Rob & Steve