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Newhouse Barton - Rook

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Ipplepen, nr. Totnes
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Enjoy a morning swim at Rook followed by exploring the nearby towns. In an evening, relax next to the cosy wood burner.

"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, Rook makes a perfect tranquil retreat for a romantic break. Beamed open-plan living/dining room with sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only), wood-burning stove and vaulted ceiling. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen area with slate floor. Double bedroom with pine four-poster bed, sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only), vaulted ceiling and door to patio. Shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity and full central heating included (October-May £35per week)
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small patio to front and rear, furniture

  • 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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Features

  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2016
    We had a restful holiday ,it was so peaceful and quiet and with the swimming pool as well it was ideal.location is ideal for sightseeing with the moors coast within easy reach.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/02/2016
    Lovely cosy cottage, great swimming pool and good location Lovely cosy cottage, great swimming pool, good location


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    We've had a number of cottage holidays & this has been the best to date. Very spacious accommodation fully equipped, including hair drier & small TV in bedroom. Great to have use of swimming pool & well equipped games room. Will def return for another holiday.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2016
    We absolutely loved it at Rook!! And so did the dog too!! Amazing value for money, especially with the heated indoor pool (which we used every day without fail) the cottage was also very well equipped (we have brought a frying pan for it though) this will definitely be a yearly location and accommodation for us!! Absolute perfection :) you can also tell that everyone who stays there thinks of the next person staying with a range of leaflets, logs, etc etc there ready and waiting!! Thank you so much for a great holiday!


  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/07/2015
    A good property let down by lack of maintenance and needs a good clean to remove cobwebs which are everywhere


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2015
    Lovely holiday enjoyed sightseeing and dog walking coast and Dartmoor


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/09/2015
    We enjoyed our stay at Rook Cottage but it was too remote for us.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2015
    Lovely place and location. Sarah was great in supporting us the whole way.


  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 20/06/2015
    Security of the property was totally unsatisfactory as windows would not close / lock. One door would not lock. Furniture tired, uncomfortable and needs replacing. Equipment in the kitchen was generally unsafe, unclean and in need of replacing, eg, rusty baking tins, unstable ironing board etc. On arrival the kitchen bin had mouldy food at the bottom. Although the owner is quick to state contact if any problems this is not the case as after being previously informed November 2014 about windows which did not lock by a holidaymaker they were still not fixed June 2015. The location and site which this property is on is child friendly and in good order. This property can not be considered value for money.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are particularly disappointed in your experience at Rook Cottage as all other feedback has been positive. All the windows in this cottage close and have locks on the catches. Both external doors lock securely. This is the first time that any of our guests have wanted to actually lock the window catches in over ten years of our ownership. We understand that you were concerned about security (due to a friend’s earlier burglary) however, holidaymakers very often leave the properties on this site with windows and even doors open when they go out for the day. It is a rural location and the possibility of a burglary is extremely remote. With regards to the food in the bin, our previous guests had put a clean bin liner in the bin before departure; my cleaner did not take the bin liner out to check there was nothing underneath as one would expect a clean bin liner to be placed in a clean bin! This is our family holiday cottage and we consider the furnishings to be extremely comfortable, especially the settee which reclines and has been complimented greatly. We believe in offering our guests a home from home experience with extremely high levels of cleanliness and comfort, thus ensuring the stay is pleasant and comfortable. You can see from past customers that we have enjoyed high scores and so we were extremely disappointed to receive the score that you gave. Our visitor’s book is full of glowing reports which speaks for itself. We can only suggest that potential visitors to the Cottage also read the various other reviews on the website and draw their own conclusions about our beautiful holiday Cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/05/2015
    Lovely location, comfortable bed and spacious rooms. Great value for money. A few little niggles but would stay there again.


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