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Newhouse Barton - Chaffinch

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Ipplepen, near Totnes, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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Chaffinch accommodates four guests and with a shared games room, pool and play area – it is perfect for both adults and children!

"Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active, there’s surfing at Bigbury or visit Haldon Forest, with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! For the children, Torbay is easily reached, with Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.
The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

The end one of a row, this spacious barn conversion overlooks the courtyard. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove in red brick fireplace and French doors to courtyard. Well-equipped pine farmhouse-style kitchen with slate floor. First floor: Two bedrooms, one double with 5ft pine bed with flatscreen Freeview TV, one twin bedroom with TV, each with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and NSH included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview
  • Two additional TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Payphone
  • Children’s puzzles and games
  • Courtyard with wooden patio furniture and sun shade
  • Barbecue

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2018
    Cottage itself was great, bigger than i expected and well equipped. It was quiet when we went so the kids had the pool and games room to themselves mostly. There was plenty nearby to see and do, although all at least half an hour in the car. The roads around the cottage were narrow, bumpy and flooded a bit in the rain, but never enough to be a problem. All in all, we had a good few days and would go back again in the future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your good review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, found plenty to do and were able to make the most of the swimming pool and games room.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/01/2018
    A beautiful cottage with wonderful facilities. The little things count and the owners have made every effort to make sure everything is thought of. 100% will stay again!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your great review, very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/12/2017
    A lovely well equipt cottage in beautiful surroundings. It has everything you need and more. We were there in December, cold outside but very cosy inside the cottage. We would definitely stay there again, but in the summer months.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Had a lovely stay. Swimming pool, games room and park loved by the children. Chaffinch was spacious and everything we needed. Some issues with showers working in both bathrooms and master bed a bit uncomfortable but did not impact on a great week.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: We were most grateful you told us immediately of the issues you experienced with the showers which enabled us to rectify the situation quickly. Very pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Chaffinch.

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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