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Devon

Devon''s status as ''The English Riviera'' is well earned and is testimony to the popularity of this holiday destination, which attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its special charms.

The county is blessed with two coastlines which are dotted with picturesque fishing ports and mile after mile of clean sandy beaches. The interior consists of a striking contrast of dramatic moorland that includes the Dartmoor National Park and a patchwork of green leafy lanes that criss-cross the region.

Dartmoor actually has two national parks as well as five areas of outstanding natural beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Geopark and Biosphere Reserve. It’s also famous as the location for Conan Doyle’s ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’. It has 368 square miles of windswept, dramatic and uncrowded moors to enjoy!

The English Riviera; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, are a magnet for those looking for a seaside holiday with lots of attractions and activities for all ages. It also has a rich maritime history, plenty of sporting events and water sports activities.

South Devon is characterised by gentle rolling hills and a lovely coastline, offering easy walks, country pubs and great restaurants, while the northern coast has superb surfing beaches. Exmoor in north Devon is perfect for moorland walks, mountain biking and has wonderful natural beauty.

The many facets of Devon provide visitors with a wide choice of holiday options and lots of top quality visitor attractions and days out, such as the Dartmouth Steam Railway and The National Marine Aquarium; too many to mention here.

Of note is Woolacombe Beach, one of the jewels in Devon’s crown with three miles of golden sand of Blue Flag status and the Tarka Trail; its 30 miles forms a figure-of-eight and follows the path the brave otter takes in Henry Williamson’s beloved novel.

If you fancy walking on the wild side why not take a trip to one of Devon’s many animal attractions? The zoo at Paignton offers an array of exotic creatures and makes for a wonderful day out, while the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is also very popular with families.

Devon offers a wealth of holiday opportunities so if you’re ready for a break take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Devon.
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  • Lower Elsford Farm - Torfield

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC745

    Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard. These properties are in an ideal location for a holiday for family or friends, and can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Each property has its own enclosed private seating area with a barbecue. Located in an excellent position, allowing you to explore not only the 32 acre grounds, but all parts of Devon, and in particular, the 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its quaint villages, meandering streams, dramatic scenery, wild ponies and varied wildlife. The grounds include an ancient stone row, 5 acres of rough moorland, two ponds and a tumbling stream.
    Lower Elsford is bordered to the west by Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Woods. Indigenous oak trees are covered with lichen, demonstrating the purity of the air; whilst water is provided by the farm’s own natural Dartmoor spring. Views from the fields are magnificent, stretching over the moor to Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks, and on a clear day as far as the coast at Berry Head, with glimpses of the sea. Wildlife abounds, including a badger set, deer, foxes, buzzards, and in season the bluebells and snowdrops flourish. Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Peace and tranquillity is the speciality, whilst Lower Elsford Farm is still within easy travelling distance of many local attractions. Guests are free to help themselves to any eggs they find, courtesy of the farm’s resident chickens. Dartmoor served as the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s classic novels Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and as the backdrop for the film, War Horse. Dartmoor has the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. So if it is stone circles, menhirs, stone crosses and ancient villages that get you excited, look no further. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the farm is listed in the Domesday Book. There has been a settlement here for at least 600 years. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Shower room:
    With shower cubicle, toilet and washer/dryer.
    First Floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and patio doors.
    Second Floor:
    Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Third Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, sloping ceiling and velux windows.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, sloping ceiling and velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Shared games room with pool table, snooker table, table tennis, table football, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and selection of books. Shared 32-acre unspoilt natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Shared children’s play area. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 1.2m, open 8am-8pm) with shower and changing facilities. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, 30 yards away. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Hewton House and Cottages - Driftwood

    Weir Quay, Bere Peninsula

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: HAAU

    Located in a tranquil, rural setting on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the tiny hamlet of Hewton nestles within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rolling fields that run down to the Tamar Estuary, which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. The properties are superbly appointed and a real credit to the owners. From the extensive 5-acre gardens there are the most spectacular views down the valley and over the river where yachts lie moored. The owners’ formal garden is beautifully landscaped and is home to many unusual and exotic plants, a koi pond and large, mature trees. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking and there are sun loungers and garden furniture for guests to relax on and admire the view. There is a large field towards the bottom of the gardens and a mature wooded valley. These properties offer complete tranquil relaxation in a truly picturesque setting - ideal for couples as well as those with children. On the doorstep are splendid walks, cycle routes and horse riding with tennis, golf, fishing, sailing and canoeing available locally. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several NT properties (including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey) are close by, and the beaches of South and North Devon within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

    Detached, contemporary, stylish property with full-length glass walls, oak and stone elements. High vaulted ceilings in living/dining room with French doors to large sundeck. Contemporary kitchen, slate floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included
    • Travel cot
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared freezer
    • Broadband connection
    • Large secluded garden with decking and sunbeds

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Shared 5-acre landscaped gardens with woodland walk and 2-acre field
    • Shared use of owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open mid May - late September, weather permitting)
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

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  • Hewton House and Cottages - Tanglewood

    Hewton, Bere Peninsula

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: HMMQ

    Located in a tranquil, rural setting on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the tiny hamlet of Hewton nestles within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rolling fields that run down to the Tamar Estuary, which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. The properties are superbly appointed and a real credit to the owners. From the extensive 5-acre gardens there are the most spectacular views down the valley and over the river where yachts lie moored. The owners’ formal garden is beautifully landscaped and is home to many unusual and exotic plants, a koi pond and large, mature trees. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking and there are sun loungers and garden furniture for guests to relax on and admire the view. There is a large field towards the bottom of the gardens and a mature wooded valley. These properties offer complete tranquil relaxation in a truly picturesque setting - ideal for couples as well as those with children. On the doorstep are splendid walks, cycle routes and horse riding with tennis, golf, fishing, sailing and canoeing available locally. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several NT properties (including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey) are close by, and the beaches of South and North Devon within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

    Attached to the owners’ home. Living room with French doors to garden. Dining room/conservatory with door to garden. Cottage kitchen with Belfast sink. Separate toilet. Wooden floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included
    • Decked terrace with furniture; level lawn to front
    • No children under 18 yrs

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Shared 5-acre landscaped gardens with woodland walk and 2-acre field
    • Shared use of owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open mid May - late September, weather permitting)
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

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  • Wadadli Lodge

    Ivybridge

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: HHHP

    Wadadli Lodge is something quite unusual. A contemporary, detached, Swedish-style house built of local stone and oak, offering beautiful interior design. The property stands in its own garden, with its own outdoor heated swimming pool and large play field with lake beyond. From the living room, balcony and decked garden, the pool can be viewed so it is easy to keep an eye on the youngsters enjoying themselves splashing around and having fun. The living area boasts high vaulted ceilings with oak flooring, with large glass windows at one end opening onto a large glass balcony overlooking the swimming-pool, play field and lake beyond. Both double bedrooms are en-suite and have French doors which open onto the decked garden.
    The holiday property is located just outside of Ivybridge in close proximity to the A38, in countryside ideal for horse riding; many of the fields surrounding have horses and stabling. Ivybridge is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and a short drive leads up onto the open moorland. In the other direction heading towards the coast there are many beaches, all approximately half an hour’s drive away, including Mothecombe, Bantham, Bigbury and Wembury. Plymouth city centre is 7 miles away with its historical Barbican and Hoe, as well as theatres, cinemas, bowling, pubs, restaurants, concert hall, ice skating, aquarium, ski slope and night clubs. Shops 3 miles.

    Two double bedrooms, both with oak floor, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet and limestone floor. Twin bedroom with oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and limestone floor. First floor: Open-plan living room with panoramic windows, door to glass balcony, dining area with vaulted ceiling and well-equipped modern kitchen area, all with oak floor.

    • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair by prior arrangement
    • Flatscreen satellite TV with surround sound
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked garden with furniture
    • 1-acre play field
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 12ft, depth 4ft to 8ft, heated June, July and August only)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Large pond and stream in the play field

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  • Hewton House and Cottages - Boxwood

    Weir Quay, Bere Peninsula

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: HBA

    Located in a tranquil, rural setting on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the tiny hamlet of Hewton nestles within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rolling fields that run down to the Tamar Estuary, which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. The properties are superbly appointed and a real credit to the owners. From the extensive 5-acre gardens there are the most spectacular views down the valley and over the river where yachts lie moored. The owners’ formal garden is beautifully landscaped and is home to many unusual and exotic plants, a koi pond and large, mature trees. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking and there are sun loungers and garden furniture for guests to relax on and admire the view. There is a large field towards the bottom of the gardens and a mature wooded valley. These properties offer complete tranquil relaxation in a truly picturesque setting - ideal for couples as well as those with children. On the doorstep are splendid walks, cycle routes and horse riding with tennis, golf, fishing, sailing and canoeing available locally. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several NT properties (including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey) are close by, and the beaches of South and North Devon within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

    Detached cottage furnished in neutral colours. Living room furnished to high standard. Kitchen/dining area with slate floor. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Large galleried with sitting area and sofa bed (for +2).

    • NSH, convector heaters, radiant fire included
    • Travel cot
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared freezer
    • Summerhouse overlooking River Tamar with patio and sunbeds in owners’ garden - exclusively for Boxwood guests

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Shared 5-acre landscaped gardens with woodland walk and 2-acre field
    • Shared use of owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open mid May - late September, weather permitting)
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

    Nestling in beautiful landscaped gardens with woodland walks and fields, this superbly appointed, exquisit holiday property really is living at its finest. Offering a very warm welcome, the spacious, beamed living room is a wonderful area for families or friends to get together, or for couples to relax, unwind and enjoy the serenity of this luxury home. Beautiful slate flooring runs through the kitchen, where upto 6 guests can enjoy a meal at the dining table. There are 2 bedrooms, one of which has a super kingsize bed, and a galleried area with comfortable living space and a sofa bed. In the warmer months, the beautiful landscaped garden is the absolute ideal place to enjoy spectacular views down the valley, and over the river where yachts are moored. Take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool, which is surrounded by decking, sun loungers and garden furniture, so you can enjoy a glass of wine, al fresco dining and admire the wonderful views. Splendid walks, cycle routes, horse riding and many more outdoor activities can be enjoyed from the doorstep. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several National Trust properties are close by. If you can pull yourself away from the fabulous pool and garden, the beaches of South and North Devon can be reached within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

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  • Foxhill Lodge

    Cullompton, nr. Honiton

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: KBBD

    Nestled in Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this luxury four-bedroom holiday lodge, which sleeps eight guests. Foxhill Lodge is a beautiful barn conversion that was built in 2015, and it is located on the owner’s working farm in the middle of the Blackdown Hills, surrounded by beautiful views of open fields. It has an outdoor heated pool and patio area, for ultimate relaxation. From the pool, there are views across the beautiful Culm Valley into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. It also conveniently has plenty of parking and code security gates. Foxhill Lodge is perfect for those special occasions with family and friends or even if you simply just fancy a quiet getaway. The interior of the property is contemporary, with solid wood flooring, four bedrooms (two of which are en-suite), a large kitchen/dining room and a spacious living room. There is so much to see and do locally when visiting Foxhill Lodge. This peaceful group of hills which lies on the border of Devon and Somerset has survived almost unscathed by post-war development. To the north, the land rises steeply in a dramatic wooded scarp, while to the south it forms a plateau deeply dissected by valleys. On top of the plateau, lies open windswept spaces, while in the valleys, picturesque chert stone, cob and thatched buildings cluster in villages and hamlets, surrounded by a patchwork of small enclosed fields, and accessed down narrow winding lanes with tall hedgerows. The market town of Honiton, Tiverton and Wellington are great places to visit, and Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth are only a 45-minute drive away. There are many National Trust properties nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious kitchen/dining room with four built-in ovens and tiled floor. Utility. Snug. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds (can be 6ft double), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living room with tiled floor. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Additional under counter fridge
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Gas barbecue and Breeze House Lodge (May-September)
    • Barbecue lodge (October-April)
    • Ample parking
    • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (52ft x 105ft, depth range 4ft 6in x 26ft), open May-September
    • Hot tub and barrel sauna (October-April, adults only)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two fountains and unfenced shallow pond in grounds.

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  • Wayside House

    Blackborough, nr. Cullompton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: KAAL

    This stunning, detached, contemporary farmhouse is set on its own in the heart of the Culm Valley with the most fantastic views across to the Blackdown Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Wayside House is the perfect place for a short break, an extended holiday or celebration with family and friends. The holiday property provides bathrobes, has a large games room, fantastic outdoor play equipment and a covered, heated swimming pool with separate wet room and changing room - this property really is a fabulous holiday house, and a perfect rural get-away! Adjacent to the pool is a paved terrace with a gas barbecue, and overlooks acres of rolling pasture and farmland. Across the brick pavure parking area is the annexe suite, furnished with a double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet for an additional 2 guests.
    The Virginia creeper-covered traditional red-brick and slate roof exterior hides a stunningly contemporary interior of glass doors, underfloor heating throughout, maple hardwood furniture, double-glazed oak-framed windows, halogen downlighters, light wells and all the trimmings in brushed stainless steel. From here there are views across the beautiful Culm Valley into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. There are electric gates and entry phone.
    There is so much to see and do locally when visiting Wayside House. This peaceful group of hills which lies on the border of Devon and Somerset has survived almost unscathed by post-war development. To the north the land rises steeply in a dramatic wooded scarp, while to the south it forms a plateau, deeply dissected by valleys. On top of the plateau lie open windswept spaces, while in the valleys, picturesque chertstone, cob and thatched buildings cluster in villages and hamlets, surrounded by a patchwork of small enclosed fields, and accessed down narrow winding lanes with tall hedgerows. Local pubs serving superb food are nearby including a fantastic local shop and cafe in Culmstock village 1 mile away.
    Set in a stunning rural location, Wayside House is the perfect sumptous getaway and guests can even take their horse (at an extra cost), as there is spacious comfortable American barn stabling with full livery (optional) just 5 minutes’ walk away. After a long day’s riding, there is the indoor heated swimming pool to relax in. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Large entrance hallway. Spacious living room with leather sofas, maple floor and spectacular views. Dining room with maple floor opening to well-equipped kitchen with electric range and walk-in larder. Utility. Conservatory/sitting-room with air conditioning and 40" TV. Games room with TV. Separate toilet. Open-tread, turning, feature glass and stainless steel staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate annexe: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), and en-suite wet room (no toilet).

    • Gas log-effect fire included
    • Electricity, gas, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Range
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (in grounds), 32ft x 16ft 6in, depth 4ft - 4ft 9in
    • Games room with Wii, pool table and air hockey
    • Outdoor play equipment including table tennis, climbing frame and swing
    • No smoking
    • NB: Patio ha-ha (6ft drop from terrace)

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  • Dray Cottage

    East Allington, nr. Totnes

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: HGGB

    Set in the heart of rural countryside, this spacious and lavishly furnished barn conversion shares 3 acres of grounds and an all weather tennis court, as well as free access to superb leisure facilities at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, 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, Dray Cottage is a superb choice. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is 10 minutes’ drive. Other facilities at the club include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and gym. Golfers also receive a discount on the green fees.
    Dray Cottage is set in the small hamlet of Fallapit, just outside the village of East Allington midway between the towns of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth. This AONB has many sandy beaches and stunning coastline very close by, including Blue Flag beaches Slapton Sands, Beesands, East Portlemouth, Bantham, Bigbury and Thurlestone. The town of Dartmouth is nestled on the River Dart and offers boat trips, exclusive shops, galleries, many pubs and some famous restaurants. Totnes, 5 miles up the river, is a town steeped in history, enjoying a colourful and exuberant atmosphere, while Salcombe is another pretty riverside town, boasting a busy estuary with many yachts sailing by and a myriad of interesting shops and pubs in its winding streets. There are several NT properties in the area to explore and some delightful open gardens. With the South Hams coastal path stretching over 60 miles there is great walking and time can be spent exploring the rugged moorland.
    A little further afield and well worth a visit is the Eden Project in Cornwall. Riding, sailing, sea and coarse fishing are available locally, as well as a good variety of shopping. Shops 3 miles, pubs ½ mile.

    Large entrance hall. Spacious living/dining room with electric woodburner and beams. Large, well-equipped kitchen with French doors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double (5ft) bedrooms, one with TV. Two twin bedrooms, each with pull-out bed (each for +1); one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three TVs (Sky in living room)
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • 3-acres of shared grounds with children’s play area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Free use of Golf and Country Club leisure facilities (10 mins’ drive). Other facilities at the club include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, gym. Discounted green fees for golf
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Holmfield

    West Charleton, nr. Kingsbridge

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    5
    Ref: HQQA

    Holmfield is a lovely comfortable country house located in the pretty village of West Charleton, close to Kingsbridge. Ideally suited to families to enjoy the fantastic South Hams countryside and the many beaches along this stretch of coastline. This holiday property is a well-loved family home, very spacious and with an elegant interior decor. An adjoined house, it has parking for three cars and a lovely south-facing rear garden with rural views. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn separated by Gothic-style arches with an enclosed patio with water feature, a large level lawn and the added bonus of its own private, outdoor, 32ft long heated swimming pool in the garden. The living accommodation within the house is spacious, light and airy, and boasts two separate living rooms and two conservatories, one of which leads from the living room and the other leads from the kitchen. Both conservatories open out on to patio areas where there is ample seating for al fresco dining and drinks. There is also badminton, croquet, lawn bowls and a pool table.
    The village of West Charleton has a pub, less than a minute’s walk, which serves food. Kingsbridge, only 3 miles away has a wealth of restaurants and pubs as well as supermarkets, banks and a hospital. There are many stunning beaches along this area’s stretch of coast, including Thurleston, Hope Cove, Lannacombe, Mill Bay (East Portlemouth), Mattiscombe (near Start Lighthouse), historic Slapton Sands and the lovely Blackpool Sands, all within 10 miles. A wealth of NT properties are within easy reach as well as Pennywell Farm, otters and butterflies at Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor Zoological Park, Plymouth’s National Aquarium, Dartington Glass, river boat excursions, Paignton Zoo. For the more active there is horse riding, Dartmouth’s Woodland Adventure Park and an excellent sailing course at South Sands, Salcombe. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room. Sitting room with TV. Large dining room. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and TV. Utility. Two conservatories. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV, garden and estuary views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral staircase to second floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two high chairs
    • Satellite TV (sports package)
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • X-box
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Two freezers
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with decking, furniture and furnished summerhouse
    • Private parking for 3 cars
    • Private outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft 6in) open 31st May - 30th September
    • No smoking
    • Please note: There is a pond in the garden

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  • Copperfield

    Bideford

    Grade
    14
    7
    2
    5
    Ref: HOOG

    This impressive, detached late Victorian merchant’s house enjoys a delightful outlook across the River Torridge to the pretty port town of Bideford with its pastel-coloured houses alongside a tree-lined quay. The house has been completely refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard and arranged over three floors, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the holiday property and offer plenty of space for al fresco dining, summer barbecues and for the children to let off steam. The panoramic views from the living areas and many of the bedrooms are breathtaking, and with a fenced 18ft 6in outdoor heated swimming pool, Yorkstone patio with mood lighting, fire pit and teak furniture, hot tub and sheer indulgence of the cinema room with 50in plasma TV, HD projector and 84in screen, surround sound, Xbox One, Wii and PS3, together with two satellite boxes, it will be hard to leave this unique property.
    On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do with the famous Tarka Trail 2 minutes’ walk away for walking or cycling. Alternatively, meander around the many delightful shops, pubs and restaurants that Bideford has to offer, with its regular pannier and waterfront markets, all within a 10-minute stroll of the property.
    Visitors can take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Instow is just 2 miles away and is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The wide, golden sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with surfers, is just 3 miles away with Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe a short drive across the Taw Estuary.
    There are numerous NT properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Quay and Lighthouse are well worth a visit and for family fun, the Big Sheep and the Milky Way Adventure Parks are close by. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of North Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shops ¼ mile, pubs 300 yards.

    Large porch. Large living room with open fire, window seat and river view to Bideford. Double door to spacious well-equipped kitchen with quartz worktops, TV and central island, open-plan with large dining room with window seat and river view, double doors to terrace and river views to Bideford. Utility/laundry room. Cinema room with TV. Oak floors throughout ground floor, except cinema room. First floor: Two large double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and river view; one with en-suite bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Further small double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with TV, modern roll-top bath, twin basins, walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with river views to Bideford, modern roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Open fire - initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas (partial underfloor) central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Two satellite TVs (full package)
    • Nine TVs (satellite and Freeview)
    • Five DVDs and library
    • HD projector, screen and surround sound
    • X-box One
    • Wii
    • PS3
    • 6-ring hob, double oven and further separate large oven
    • Microwave
    • Two washing machines
    • Two tumble dryers
    • Two dishwashers
    • American fridge/freezer
    • Additional fridge
    • Wi-fi and internet connection
    • Two computers with wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with Yorkstone patio, mood lighting and teak furniture
    • Fire pit
    • Barbecue
    • Parking on drive (for 4 cars); additional off road parking for 2 cars; further roadside parking
    • Private outdoor, above-ground swimming pool (18ft 6in x 11ft, depth 4ft), heated May-September
    • Private hot tub
    • No smoking

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  • Ratherton House

    Holsworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
    14
    7
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    6
    Ref: UKC257


    A hidden gem, Ratherton House is the perfect choice for a memorable family holiday at any time of year. Tucked away within glorious Devon countryside, just 10 miles from the breathtaking north Cornish coast and its many sandy beaches, this impressive, detached, luxurious house has been refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style, whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard with most bedrooms having en-suite facilities, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the property, offering plenty of space for al fresco dining and for the children to let off steam in the play area. With the added luxury of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sun terrace and tennis court, it will be hard to drag yourself away from this unique property.

    On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do. Nearby Tamar Lakes has a water sports centre, along with lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles away, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities, including 10-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, including Arlington Court and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill.

    Holsworthy, 1½ miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. There are several good pubs and restaurants close by to have a break from the cooking, and for family fun the Big Sheep and the Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally, and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of north Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Large entrance hall with bar area and oak floor. Spacious living room with bay window overlooking swimming pool and garden. Large dining room. Spacious kitchen with Aga, breakfast area, granite worktops and slate floor. Snug opening to patio and pool area. Sun room opening to patio and pool area. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. First floor: Double bedroom with super kingsize bed (zip and link, can be twin), TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with super kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player, shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with cast iron bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, double shower cubicle, toilet, twin basins and heated towel rail.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 5 Freeview TVs (one 50")
    • 4 Blu-ray players
    • DVD
    • Oil-fired Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • American style fridge/freezer
    • 1-acre lawned gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Private, outdoor heated swimming pool
    • Tennis court (equipment provided)
    • Children’s play area
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Couples and family bookings only
    • NB: 5 steps in garden.

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