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Newton Abbot

For a place steeped in history in the heart of Devon, try the market town of Newton Abbot. Dating back to 1220 AD, the town came into existence when the Abbots of Torre Abbey built a ‘new town'', where the River Teign turns into an estuary.

The town’s wealth grew from the wool and leather trades in the Middle Ages. Later, in 1583, when local adventurer Humphrey Gilbert landed in Newfoundland and claimed it for the British, a trade route was set up between the two places. In the 19th Century, ball clay was found nearby and this material was shipped through Newton Quay to lands beyond. Today, the site of the old quarry is a wonderful country park with ponds, streams, a watersports lake and play areas and trail for children.

In the 21st Century, Newton Abbot remains a thriving market town with several interesting historic buildings to visit, including Old Forde House, which had both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell to stay, but not at the same time, the 13th Century Bradley Manor and Tucker’s Maltings, a working malt-house that runs fascinating brewing tours.

It’s well placed to explore the rest of Devon. Mysterious Dartmoor with its famous tors and rugged scenery lies to the west and the English Riviera to the south, where plenty of seaside fun can be had on the beautiful beaches of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The spectacular scenery of South Devon with its red cliffs is also within easy reach.

Newton Abbot is also home to its famous racecourse, which is a major venue for thoroughbred horses. It also hosts regular antiques sales.

For a holiday that encompasses both town and country, Newton Abbot is a wonderful venue. Search holiday cottages in Newton Abbot for a coattge break full of interest and variety.
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  • Bottor Rock Lodge

    Hennock, near Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: 30620


    Situated on the edge of the owners’ working farm yet offering privacy, this detached holiday property is an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a quiet part of Devon. Close to Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, the area is a wonderful spot for walking, bird watching or looking for local wildlife. The lodge has been decorated and finished to a very good standard, offering spacious accommodation. With an open fire in the living room, Bottor Rock Lodge is ideal for all year round holidays. With stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the property has its own private, outdoor, secluded seating area and is ideal for al fresco dining. Guests can enjoy the indoor games room with table football, small pool table, TV and darts. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, Bottor Rock Lodge is well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, as well as many tourist attractions. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, and walkers can enjoy many stunning walks. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close by. Haldon is also close by offering fantastic cycle ways and Go Ape, perfect for the active visitor. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Games room. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 48" satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Electric range. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Games room with table football, pool table and dartboard. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking. NB: 6 steps and 3ft unfenced drop in the garden.

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  • Rowan House

    Denbury, near Newton Abbot

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC698


    Situated in a quiet, pretty village location, this spacious semi-detached farmhouse has been decorated and furnished to a good standard and is brimming with charm and character. This is the perfect house for two families or group of friends to holiday together. The property has its own enclosed walled garden, with garden furniture, ideal for al fresco dining and also benefits from a large enclosed orchard, ideal for children to play in. There is a snug with a wood burner perfect for cosy evenings, and a large family lounge with an open fire. The spacious kitchen has an Aga, electric cooker and a dining area, great for family gatherings. Rowan House is ideally situated for family holidays, retreats for couples, friends to get together or those who simply wish to explore the Devon coastline and Dartmoor. Whatever your requirements, the area will have something of interest, whether it be an active holiday with golf, swimming, walking and fishing, or just relaxing. There are many attractions nearby; a visit to Paignton Zoo is a great family day out, Greenway, the summer home of Agatha Christie near Brixham, and Dartmoor with its dramatic scenery, ponies and quaint tea rooms. Take a trip to Brixham or Torquay with its sandy beaches, the Princess Theatre for some fantastic shows, the Living Coasts Coastal Zoo and Aquarium, which has penguins wandering freely about. Exeter with its cathedral and canal is worth a visit, and Haldon Hill has fantastic cycle paths and walks. Go Ape is a fun day for all the family, Crealy Adventure Park makes a great day out for children, and there are many National Trust properties close by. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and tiled floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric oven, electric hob, Aga, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Snug: With wood burner.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Separate toilet.
    First floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed and single pull-out bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire and wood burner included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1-acre orchard. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond 50 yards from the property.

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  • Dunley Farmhouse

    Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot

    Grade
    11
    5
    3
    5
    Ref: 30438


    Set in the heart of rural countryside, this spacious and well furnished detached farmhouse, dating back to 1760, shares 15 acres of grounds with the owner on this working farm, making it an ideal holiday home for families of all ages all year round. Whether for a holiday in the height of summer, enjoying the many attractions and beaches in the area, or for a family gathering in off peak season for a celebration, Dunley Farmhouse is a superb choice. There is an enclosed garden ideal for BBQ or al fresco dining, with amazing views across the beautiful Devon countryside, see the ducks and chickens as they wander freely around the farm. There is a woodburner in the living room ideal for all year round holidays. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway; the farmhouse is well situated for all attractions, such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, and tourist attractions. A haven for birdwatchers and walkers will enjoy the many stunning walks in the area. Pretty Bovey Tracey, 1 mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out, take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. There are many NT properties all close by. Haldon is also close offering fantastic cycle ways and Go Ape for the active visitor. Evening meals are also available at an extra cost, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking. Beach 8 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Step to separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft sleigh bed) with additional Z-bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. 2 twin, one with step up to en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 15-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on lead at all times - working farm. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Fenced pond, 50 yards. Ponds and streams in grounds (outside property boundary).

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  • The Chantry

    Kingsteignton

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: KAAO


    Dating back to 1815, this beautiful, quirky, thatched property, forming the major part of the original vicarage, is the perfect location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. Described by the Georgian Group, dedicated to preserving buildings from this period, as ‘one of the very best examples of the cottage orne genre in the country’. On entering this Grade II* listed property, guests cannot help but be impressed with the large 24ft circular reception hall, containing a 600 year old ruud screen, reputedly conferscated from Kingsteignton chuch 200 years ago, this is the door way into a 10 sided dining room. Leading off the reception hall is an elegant sweeping cantilevered staircase rising to the galleried landing. Natural light is admitted through a rooftop lantern cupola positioned directly over the reception hall and landing. There are many original features within the property, including the Gothic windows, door alcoves and the doors leading to the dining room which are 600 years old. Approached via a sweeping driveway passing a gatehouse, the secluded gardens feature a cobbled terrace beneath the veranda and a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and plants. Directly from the rear of the breakfast room, a 10ft by 20ft plunge pool occupies a completely private position with a timber decked terrace. A shaped lawn adjoins the terrace having a flagged patio under a gazebo, making this area of the garden ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Although close to a road, the property offers privacy. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, and offers spacious themed bedrooms, including chrome, Greek, African, Arabian and flowers. There are many beaches within a short drive, and Dartmoor is approximately 20 minutes away. The Times newspaper voted Dawlish Warren as one of the ‘Top Ten Places by the Sea’, and is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a traditional seaside holiday. As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildlife and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site. From here, gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the habitats on-site. Shaldon beach is where visitors will find some of the most spectacular coastline in South Devon. Because of its location and the way the sands have formed, it’s perfect for a number of water sports, including sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and rowing, Shaldon is close to attractions such as the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor and Haytor and Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves on the Templar Way, an 18-mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway and the Stover Canal, before finally passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon. There are many NT properties close by, including Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenway. Paignton Zoo, Model Village, Cockington, Sea life Centre, Brixham, Dartmouth and Dartmoor are all close by. Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral, is a mere 20-minute drive, where visitors can browse the many shops and cafes, or take a boat trip up the river to tucked away pubs. Visit Crealy Adventure Park, ideal for a family day out, or at Haldon there are many cycle ways and Go Ape. Beach 4 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious dining room. Spacious kitchen with 8 burner range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Twin bedroom with TV. Wet room (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Original, cantilevered stone staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with Greek theme, 6ft 6in bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, twin basins and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with TV, one with Arabian theme, four-poster bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with ball and claw foot bath and toilet (also accessed from hall), one with chrome theme and en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms; each with TV. one with African theme and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with flowers theme and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Seven Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • 8 burner range
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed garden with decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Outdoor heated plunge pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft 6in to 4ft 6in), open 1st April-30th September, other months by arrangement at extra cost
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

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