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Customer's Choice 2015

Higher Poulston Farm - Wisteria House

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Harbertonford, Totnes
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Customer's Choice 2015
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Wisteria House is a fantastic property with many facilities to suit adults and children; it’s perfect for a special occasion.

Leisure facilities available all year
Indoor heated swimming pool/toddlers’ pool (open all year)
All weather hard tennis court
Approach golf
Snooker lounge
Pool table and table tennis
Badminton, skittles, short mat bowls and basketball
Squash court
Children’s outdoor play equipment
91/2 acre landscaped grounds
On-site information centre
Bike and kayak hire (available locally)Properties 25998 and CP28 can be booked separately or together

Set in a superb countryside location, off quiet single track country lanes in the heart of South Devon, these delightful holiday properties at Higher Poulston (refs 25998 and CP28, which can be booked separately or together), are ideal for all age groups. It provides a quiet rural base, yet within driving distance of the many splendid beaches and interesting towns that the area has to offer. Featuring a fantastic leisure complex, with shared use for all guests staying here on holiday, the facilities are open all year around and offer something for all ages and abilities. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a separate shallow heated toddlers pool. The badminton and squash courts are purpose built to a very high specification. In addition there is a snooker room, table tennis, skittles and short mat bowls. In the grounds surrounding the cottages, there are large open lawn areas to play and picnic, some BBQ areas, a tennis court and approach golf.

Wisteria House and Garden Cottage can be booked separately to provide two holiday homes or one large property, making these perfect for a large family gathering or party, and ideal for those who want their own private space whilst being on holiday with the family. Wisteria House offers guests exceptional comfort in a spacious and very contemporary design of the property. The kitchen is sleek and has everything you could need to cater for a large family. The dining area is spacious with a huge table that can seat everyone together. The large living room is fabulous with bright and airy space, with three sets of patio doors leading on to the patio and garden. Each bedroom is decorated with fresh colours and excellent quality comfortable beds.
Garden Cottage is a smaller more traditional barn conversion with a lovely conservatory overlooking the garden. The open plan living/dining room has a vaulted ceiling and A-frame beams, and the bedrooms are comfortable and cosy.

Higher Poulston is set in a rural farming countryside just on the outskirts of the vibrant town of Totnes, nestling on the River Dart. The friendly owners live on site and are happy to help. Many visitors find themselves revisiting Higher Poulston year after year. This is a very family friendly holiday complex; the ideal place for mums and dads to relax in, children to have fun, and grandparents to join in too. There is plenty of parking for all on site and the properties share the superb purpose built leisure facilities that Higher Poulston offers.

Set within its own 6 acres of private land, tucked away along a quiet country lane and close to a working dairy farm. Away from the farm there are many interesting places to explore. There is a little tourist information room on site and in here you will find plenty of ideas for days out and about. For your local shopping, Harbertonford, 1 mile, has a small village shop, a pub and post office. Also, the village of Morleigh, 1 mile, has a pub serving food. The ancient town of Totnes, just 3 miles away, has a range of quirky independent shops and bistros and is a vibrant and interesting place to visit, especially on Fridays when the market comes to town.

The South Devon coastline is close at hand, has many beautiful beaches and coves, scenic walks and pretty villages including Blackpool Sands and Slapton. Enjoy a day out in the riverside marine town of Dartmouth and take a cruise along the river to Totnes or the ferry across to Kingswear, and the quaint fishing town of Brixham, then ride on the steam train to Paignton or Buckfastleigh. Within easy reach are the English Riviera resorts of Paignton and Torquay, the boating and sailing centre of Salcombe on the estuary and the historic town of Dartmouth, nestling on the banks of the River Dart. Woodlands Fun Park is a great tourist attraction and fun day out for famili...

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with additional single and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included (underfloor in ground floor bedrooms). Nine Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Two electric cookers. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Two dishwashers. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balconies. Garden furniture.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared internet office with broadband (ref 25998 has its own wi-fi). Shared 6-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Children’s play area. Parking. Heated indoor swimming pool (12.4m x 6.7m, depth 1m to 1.35m) open all year. Toddlers’ pool (depth 0.85m). Shared leisure complex with pool table, toddlers’ play area, table tennis and indoor ball games room. Tennis court. No pets allowed from mid June to mid September, at all other times dogs must be kept on a lead within the grounds of the complex. (No pets allowed at any time in ref 25998 Wisteria). No smoking.

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  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    Superb property, kept in an excellent condition. Lots of added value with the on-site facilities.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    Beautiful cottage, well equipped, great facilities and high level of cleanliness. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this to anyone!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/04/2016
    Lovely accommodation and facilities, ideal for a large group of friends.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2016
    We would highly recommend the accommodation and sports facilities. Superb to keep a large party entertained.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2016
    Wisteria House exceeded my expectations. Despite being the one who booked it and seeing all the photos, I was still overwhelmed when we arrived and saw the place! The house is so well equipped to cater for large groups, with an enormous lounge and dining table and a fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need. (There are 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, massive fridges, freezer, 2 kettles, 2 toasters, so plenty to cater for all.) The bedrooms are lovely, as are the bathrooms and everything was lovely and clean. The facilities are also amazing, particularly the pool. The owners were there to greet us on arrival and show us around the facilities. All members of our party were really impressed and we've already talked about returning again in the future. I cannot recommend this place enough. AMAZING. (Tip: We used Asda's home delivery service to have the food for the weekend delivered straight to the house. This was fab and saved the hassle of taking food with us, or wasting time going out to the shops once we'd arrived.)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2016
    A fabulous cottage for our large group including 8 young kids. The pool/games building was great and we definitely made the most if it. It is fairly remote but with more than enough to keep you occupied.The owners were lovely to deal with and the cake on arrival was a nice touch.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2016
    House is perfect for a large group. Spacious and well equipped. Everything is high spec and the kitchen equipment has everything that you could possibly want. On site sports facilities excellent and fully equipped and the pool is an amazing size. Owners on site were helpful and very welcoming. What an amazing time we had.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/01/2016
    Excellent property, never stayed at the same place twice but seriously considering this place again for next year!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2015
    A warm welcome to a festive visit with most of our family. 21st birthday celebrated on our last day. A wonderful house with acres of space and plenty to do, eat, drink and talk. Days out to popular coastal resorts, and come back to exercise in the leisure center. A great memory for all who attended.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2015
    We stayed at Wisteria house for Mockmas, a group of nineteen and enjoyed it immensely. The house is extremely comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Open layout downstairs make the house very socialable and plenty of room for all. Very accommodating owners who kindly supplied a Christmas tree for us.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2015
    We had a fantastic time at wisteria house. The property is beautiful, well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The facilities are amazing as well. We will definitely consider returning!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/07/2015
    Fantastic venue for all our extended family. Catered for all of our activities even when it rained. Very friendly people who ran it and were available to address any teething issues. Would use the cottage again in the future. We have had several similar holidays in England and this was the best by far.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2015

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2015
    Lovely setting and house has everything you needed, just a little issue with builders continuing there work on other building was a little annoying when you were on a break and in the middle of no where expecting peace and quite

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2015
    This is a wonderful property on a farm with lots of things to do on the site. There is a good sized swimming pool, squash court, sports hall, indoor bowls, pool table and snooker table. Outside there is an approach golf course and a tennis court. Higher Poulston is a good location for exploring South Devon. The only downside is the farm is located down a long country lane with few passing places .

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by Reevoo
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