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Fingals Cottages - Upper Mill

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Dittisham, near Dartmouth, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Children will love the indoor swimming pool, or why not take them out to the beach, which is just 8 miles away.

Slightly eccentric, this very unique, but most importantly friendly, home-from-home cluster of cottages (refs UKC1195 and UKC1196) are hidden away in south Devon. Guests are made to feel very welcome by the family who run this lovely gem, and the properties are surrounded by peace and quiet. Fingals Cottages are to be found in a tranquil valley just a mile from the beautifully scenic River Dart, a wide meandering river that begins at Totnes and heads out to the mouth of estuary at Dartmouth. Alongside the cottages is a small, family owned boutique B&B, with its warm, welcoming reception and bar. The world of deadlines and endless rushing around in everyday life seem light years away. The lovingly tended, shared gardens have secluded, secret corners for guests to retire to quietly and read, sunbathe and relax. The gardens are full of scented flowers, wisterias climb the balconies, and jasmines and clematis are in abundance. There are a variety of native British birds including wagtails and blue tits playing in the garden, sparrow hawks and buzzards above, kingfishers by the stream and hooting owls at night but the greatest thrill is the regular swooping flypast of the large flock of white doves, whose home is in the old barn dovecote opposite. In the evenings, bats flit about the lawns. There is a small indoor swimming pool located in the conservatory, full of lush tropical plants, as well as a sauna, changing rooms and shower facilities. There is also a gym and games room with piano, snooker table and table tennis. Outside, there is a lawned tennis court, which you can use during the summer months, and a croquet lawn.
In this part of the South Hams there is a network of green lanes right on the doorstep. Venturing out on foot will take you to the three neighbouring pretty villages, of Dittisham, Cornworthy and Capton. Guests can walk along these lanes, through woods and across fields, without ever seeing a car. In fact, to walk to Dartmouth, 6 miles, there is only one main road to be crossed. There are four pubs within 3 miles of the cottages, all with excellent restaurants. Fingals Cottages is a superb place, with a range of properties to suit couples of all ages and families with children. Beach 8 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile and restaurant 5 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Games room with snooker table, table tennis and piano (shared with other properties). Garden (shared with other properties). Indoor swimming pool (shared with other properties, 8m x 4m, depth 0.8m-1.7m, open for adults 8am-9pm, open for accompanied children 8am-6pm) with sauna, shower and changing facilities. Gym (shared with other properties). Lawned tennis court (summer only, shared with other properties). No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym

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