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Higher Poulston - Wisteria House

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Harbertonford, near Totnes, Devon
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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.

Set in a superb countryside location, off quiet single track country lanes in the heart of South Devon, this delightful holiday property at Higher Poulston is 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 a shared 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 cottage, there are large open lawn areas to play and picnic and a tennis court.
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.
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 property shares 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 families, as is Dartmoor National Park, with its hundreds of acres of wild rugged moorland, both about 4 miles away. Close to Dartmouth you can play golf on an 18-hole championship course (Higher Poulston visitors receive a discount at Dartmouth golf and country club). Bike and kayak hire are available locally.

Tiled floors throughout.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining area: With patio doors.
Kitchen area: With two electric cookers, microwave, fridge, freezer and two dishwashers.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, single bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, single bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed, single bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, balcony and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 7: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, balcony and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 8: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and balcony.
Bedroom 9: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor in ground floor bedrooms), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Balconies. Garden furniture and double barbecue. Shared 6-acre grounds. Children’s play area. Heated indoor swimming pool (shared, 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. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Customer's choice
    Customer's choice
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site
  • Children's Play Area
    Children's Play Area

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2017
    Perfect spot for my 50th Birthday weekend with family and friends. The pool and sports facilities are tremendous and really kept the kids and big kids entertained. We walked into Totnes (via a stop off in the excellent and welcoming Maltsters Arms about a mile away from the house in Harbertonford) and Sunday Lunch was provided by (after another gentle 3 mile stroll) The Waterman's Arms Hotel next to the Harbourne River - they easily accommodated all 20... book early. Can highly recommend this place, we will return!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/02/2017
    This a fantastic open plan house giving everyone the feeling of being inclusive, even if you cooking you still part of the group, nobody needs to be excluded in Wisteria House

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    A fantastic house with great sports facilities. Ideal for our big family celebration.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2017
    Wisteria place exceeded my expectations.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2016
    Wonderful property, it had everything we required and everything provided was of a high standard. The sports facilities were outstanding.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2016
    This was an amazing find and there was something for every age. The owners were on site and very helpful and accommodating and even baked a cake for my father's 90th Birthday!!! Loved the sports hall and snooker!! Will try to book again in 2 years for a 60th birthday!!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2016
    The cottage was stunning! Lovely personal touches and the owner was friendly and helpful and the facilities were ideal. Would highly recommend as we all had a fantastic time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016
    We were a party of 15, all thought it amazing place and would return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016
    This is the 4th booking , so it must be good. Best place to sleep 20 with access to sports hall with swimming pool and in the heart of Devon. Extremely friendly owners and their dog who is quite passive (I'm not dog friendly and i liked the dog) House was uncomfortably hot for me this time and needed more ventilation. Some fans would be nice but reluctant to swing open all the doors and windows because of the flies / insects.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    Amazing location and facilities for our extended family. Something for all age groups. Plenty of room to spread out and play or rest.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    We had a fabulous family holiday, the house was amazing and the facilities excellent.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    Would definitely return again. Lovely clean cottage with ample space. Warm welcoming by the owner.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/06/2016
    This is a great cottage and you cannot fail to enjoy your stay. We booked to celebrate a 50th birthday and it was all we could wish for. The owner lives just behind the cottage but apart from an initial welcome you do not know they are so close. The pool and other facilities are great, particularly if you have a rainy day like we did. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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