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  • Ashcombe - Freedom

    Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: HHX

    "Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the eleven cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

    Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
    It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool (1 mile away) is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
    For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
    Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. 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 water sports 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. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.


    Freedom Cottage, overlooking the old farm courtyard, was converted from the Woodhouse Farm creamery where the farmer churned the milk, and is located across the courtyard from the indoor swimming pool. Four steps to entrance. Open-plan living room with dining area and door to sitting-out area. Well-equipped, galley-style kitchen with wooden worktops, high-beamed pitched ceiling, Velux roof light and slate floor. Spiral stairs down to lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1 child) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for + 1) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Spiral stairs from entrance level up to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
    • Electric rads included
    • Towels for hire £4 per person
    • Digital 32" TV
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio

    • Electricity included
    • Bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Hair dryer
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
    * Pool table.
    * Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
    * Small indoor children’s playroom
    * Sauna
    * Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
    * Enclosed orchard with seating.
    * Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
    *Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
    ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
    * Quad biking (woodland safaris)
    * Clay pigeon shooting
    * Paintball over streams and ravines
    * Licensed bar and restaurant
    * Conference rooms







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  • Orford Mill - Henry Williamson

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: HSN

    "Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

    Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
    The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as a spa room and all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
    The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
    The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
    Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

    This two-storey property is entered through a stone archway in the original manor house. First floor: Living/dining room with wood burner. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, video and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom (3ft beds) with en-suite toilet. Family bathroom and shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

    • Wood burner
    • Video
    • Sitting-out area and furniture

    • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV with digital terrestrial channels
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
    • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
    • Ample parking
    • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
    • Shared outside area with table tennis
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
    • Shared spa room with hot tub, wet and dry saunas
    • Massage and beauty treatments by arrangement
    • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
    • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
    • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
    • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
    • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
    • Adventure fort
    • No smoking
    • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
    • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

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  • Horselake Farm Cottages - Sundance

    Cheriton Bishop

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC285

    Outdoor heated swimming pool

    Set amid 10½-acre grounds, complete with outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s play area, these five holiday properties occupy a beautiful setting. Named after British apples, they have been imaginatively converted from former fruit barns. Florina (UKC284) and Sundance (UKC285) are spacious, semi-detached properties furnished and equipped in contemporary style. Offering superb holiday accommodation for a larger family, they boast huge living rooms with underfloor heating. They also have sleek, high gloss kitchens with quartz worktops, and wonderful bathrooms. Two sets of patio doors open on to the shared garden overlooking the communal swimming pool, and both have their own private hots tubs in the garden and a large, fabulous shared outdoor thatched gazebo with a seating area and bar. All the properties have a private garden or courtyard, whilst enjoying the freedom to roam the grounds and make the most of the shared facilities. Ideal for exploring South Devon with its stunning coastline, and resorts such as Dawlish and Teignmouth. Rugged Dartmoor is only a short drive, and many family attractions are within easy reach including Castle Drogo (National Trust), Fingle Bridge, the Teign Gorge, and Canonteign Falls and Country Park. Within 10 miles of the old cathedral city of Exeter, with its many varied attractions including a racecourse, shopping, antique shops, guided tours and a host of summer festivals. Fishing on the River Teign, 3 miles. Golf 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant within 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Sky TV (movies and sports package), wooden floor, underfloor heating and large sliding patio doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With two electric ovens, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and wooden floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and Smart TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, walk-in double shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Biomass central heating included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Shared enclosed garden and summerhouse with bar and furniture. Parking for 4 cars.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared games room with pool table and darts (April-October only). Shared landscaped and wooded grounds with garden furniture. Shared children’s play area with wendy house, swings and slide. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (36m x 13m, depth 0.9m to 2.1m, open 1st May to 30th September) with changing facilities. Mini-gym room with cross trainer, running machine and weights. No smoking.

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  • Wheel Farm Cottage - Farmhouse

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    9
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: 30120

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Utility room. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single, one with additional pull out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas hob. Electric oven. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pets - must be kept on lead.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Berry Park - Primrose Cottage

    Welcombe, nr. Bude

    Grade
    9
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44288

    Berry Park is a splendid Victorian country house with spectacular sea and countryside views. Nestled amidst six acres of attractive gardens and fields in the beautiful Devon countryside, next to the Cornish border in the unspoiled hamlet of Welcombe. Close to the beach and coastal path, Berry Park is perfect for families, couples and groups. Welcombe beach is great for surfing, rock pooling, paddling and beachcombing, and also has pebbles at high tide and sand at low. The South West Coastal Path is just a 10-minute walk away and the coastline in both directions offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West Country with many long sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore.

    The main house has been skilfully converted into apartments of various sizes sleeping 2 to 8 people (refs: W44290, W44291, W44292, W44293, W44294, W44295) and adjoining it are two 16th-century cottages (refs: W44288 & W44289), sleeping 2 to 9 people.

    The spectacular scenery around Welcombe makes it the perfect venue for those who enjoy coast and country walks. Berry Park borders the Marsland Valley which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to rare wildlife including red deer, otters, owls and buzzards. Numerous wild flowers abound, especially in the springtime when bluebells carpet the woods and it becomes hard to believe that orchids are rare.

    Why not take a break from the cooking with an evening in the character thatched village pub? Just a short walk from Berry Park they serve real ales and excellent food. The menu features dishes using high quality, locally produced ingredients. The pub is perfect for families, and dogs are welcome too!

    With 6 acres to explore, a children’s play area, indoor games room and outdoor heated swimming pool, there really is something for everyone.

    Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled street leading down to a tiny harbour, is just a short drive away. Historic Bideford, a prosperous port during the heyday of trade with America has all the town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market, and boat trips to Lundy Island. Bude, 12 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, many specialising in locally caught sea food, along with a golf course, indoor Splash pool, surf schools and bowling. Coastal walking, cycling, golf, riding, fishing, surfing and sailing are all available in this stunning area. Docton Mill, Hartland Quay and Hartland Abbey are close by, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure parks are a must. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Living room. 1 step up to dining room/kitchen with flagstone floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double both with additional single, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6 acres of natural grounds. Shared children’s play area. Ample parking. Shared above ground outdoor heated swimming pool (depth 1m). Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis and board games. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Barton Court - Meadowsweet Barn

    Buckland Brewer, nr Bideford

    Grade
    9
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: HJQ

    Barton Court comprises five 13th-century properties (four of which are featured here with refs HJQ, HJR, HJS & HJJJ) which have been tastefully converted to offer accommodation of a very good standard, and there is a wedding licence for the site (please contact the owner for details). Fronted by lawns, terraces and flower borders, these holiday cottages enjoy the use of 5 acres of lawns, orchards and a wood, and are arranged around an attractive central courtyard and garden. Barton Court is a short walk from the village of Buckland Brewer with a 13th-century inn, community shop and traditional butcher’s shop. Sandy beaches at Westward Ho! and Instow are within 5 miles and the dramatic North Devon Coast and the Tarka Trail (cycle and footpath) are both nearby, with riding, fishing, outdoor activities, sailing and other watersports available locally. The Atlantic Village shopping outlet, Dartington Crystal, Torrington 1646 and Rosemoor RHS gardens are all within a short drive. Shop 4½ miles, pub/restaurant ¼ mile.

    Set next to Bramble Cottage (HJR), this very comfortable cottage features exposed beams downstairs and vaulted ceilings upstairs, and has its own garden. Entrance hall. Two steps down to beamed living room with wood-burning stove, large rug on polished wood floor and patio door to garden. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area, quarry tiles and patio door to patio and garden. Utility with stable door to garden. Cloakroom and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1), vaulted, beamed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), TV and rugs on polished wood floor. Two steps up to twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally
    • Further Freeview TV
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Garden with patio and furniture

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair available
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Double glazing
    • Wi-fi on site, available on request
    • Shared 5-acre grounds
    • Gas or charcoal barbecue
    • Parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 14ft, depth 4ft) and spa suite (hydrotherapy pool, sauna, air-conditioned gym, treatment room) open 7am-9pm daily
    • Wide range of complementary and holistic therapies available

    Note: All four cottages (HJQ, HJR, HJS & HJJJ) are in close proximity of each other and may be booked together to sleep up to 14+7 people

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  • Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages - Monkshood

    Halwell, nr. Totnes

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: 27216

    Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland with footpaths

    Heated indoor swimming pool, with private changing room and shower (open all year)

    Fitness room with cross trainer and treadmill

    Off-road biking

    Games room, with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football

    Zip slide

    Green lanes at Wheeldon Farm for 4x4 driving

    These five properties are set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland. If you are looking for adventure and an adrenalin rush, then Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages (refs 27214, 27215, 27216, 29983 and UKC222), which are located in a working farm environment and nestled within the South Hams, make the ultimate holiday cottage destination. Pet friendly, they lie on land that includes miles of footpaths and green lanes, ideal for walking, cycling or 4x4 driving. Guests can also enjoy a range of on-site facilities suitable for all the family including a heated indoor swimming pool with a private changing room and shower, plus a fitness room within the swimming pool complex overlooking the pool, with a cross trainer and treadmill. There is also a BMX and skate park with ramps, but visitors must bring their own helmet and safety wear otherwise they will not be admitted without them. The cottages lie just a short distance from some of South Devon’s finest beaches and tourist attractions.
    The Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, adjacent to Adventure Cottages, boasts a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot indoor arena and junior training circuit, and is the ideal year-round venue for the whole family to learn to ride a motorcycle in a fun, safe and controlled environment. All children staying on holiday for 7 days in one of the five cottages at Wheeldon Farm are given a free private full taster bike session in the highly acclaimed Junior Academy, providing children with the opportunity to experience the ultimate two-wheel off-road adventure for the first time. The instructors at Wheeldon Farm are all ACU accredited and will guide the children through their paces every step of the way. For some activities, all the kit, clothing, boots, gloves, helmets and fun bikes are provided. All that’s needed is the enthusiasm to have a great deal of fun! Suited to all ages from 7 years to fit seniors. Children’s taster sessions are free of charge, with adult and subsequent children’s riding available to those staying in the cottages at a preferential rate.
    In addition to all the motorbike fun, a range of other activities can also be organised locally, including horse riding, golf, go-karting and trout and carp fishing. Also, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle and archery are available on-site - these are run by a fully qualified instructor and all equipment is provided. The activities run on a Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Prices will be charged accordingly when bookings are made. The master bedroom in each property (apart from Wheeldon Farmhouse ref UKC222) features a flatscreen TV. Home-made meals can be pre-ordered and delivered to the cottages. Please note, extra activities and catering requests must be pre-booked with Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages prior to guests’ arrival at the site. Beach 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double sofa bed and French doors leading to enclosed patio with furniture. Vaulted ceilings and wooden floor throughout. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating (on demand). Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared sitting-out area with furniture. Access to farmland. Shared indoor heated swimming pool, open 8am to 8pm all year. Shared games room with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football. Shared fitness room. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Stream 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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  • Harcombe House - Cobb

    Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: DCCQ

    "An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
    and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

    Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
    Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
    Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
    Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

    Large living room with multi-fuel burner and beams. Large well-equipped kitchen with three steps down to spacious dining room with wood-burning stove, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Large wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with TV; one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with wash basin; one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel burner and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • High chair
    • Six satellite TVs (two 42’’ plasma)
    • Two DVDs
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Two dishwashers
    • Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: Slopes in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Towel hire
    • Cot (except DQP)
    • TV
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (except DCCQ)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared payphone (games room)
    • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
    • No smoking
    • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

    SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
    * Sauna
    * Hard tennis court
    * Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
    * Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos

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  • Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Twelve Oaks Farmhouse

    Teigngrace, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 25545

    Dating back to the 13th century these charming holiday cottages occupy a peaceful location, and command views over the owners’ 250-acre working Charolais beef farm, bordered by the River Teign on the edge of the village of Teigngrace. This lovely and popular part of South Devon has much to offer with glorious beaches, meandering estuaries and some very pretty countryside. Also within easy striking distance is the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, its wild beauty changing colour with the varying seasons, its picturesque villages, Dartmoor ponies and Tors. Walnut Cottage (ref 26729) and Oakapple Cottage (ref 26721) are barn conversions offering comfortable holiday accommodation. Acorn Cottage (ref 25544) and Oak Leaves (ref 25560) were originally farm buildings and have since been carefully converted into two spacious and very comfortable holiday cottages. Side by side each has its own patio. The Farmhouse (ref 25545) was the original farmhouse since 1640 and this now has been tastefully converted for use as a holiday cottage. Apple Blossom Cottage (ref 25546) is the original building, built in the 13th century and was in later years the kitchen for the farmhouse; now it has been tastefully converted to form a very comfortable holiday home. The owners will be delighted to show children around the farm and are always on hand to tell guests of the many attractions this lovely area has to offer. There are also chickens wandering around the farm, look out for the eggs. There is also a designated dog walking area, set in half an acre. Situated close to the owners caravan park, but retaining their privacy, all of the cottages have use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, there are also 2 coarse fishing lakes, (must have own licence or purchase a day ticket). Twelve Oaks is an ideal location for those who want to leave behind the strains of city living and relax in a peaceful rural setting. Wander along pretty streams, explore rambling woods, and trek over undulating hills. There are so many attractions close by including Go Ape or cycling in nearby Haldon Hill, Crealy Adventure Park and Woodlands all within a 25 mile radius. Closer to home, visit Paignton Zoo, Model Village at Babbacombe or the cliff railway. There are some very nice sandy beaches in Paignton, Dawlish, and Goodrington. Take a look at all the NT places such as Castle Drogo or Agatha Christies home Greenway. Take a ferry to Dartmouth and visit the castle or take a boat trip up the river. There is the steam train that is always a fun day out. Bird watching at the nature reserve in Dawlish Warren, or for walkers, walk the Templar Way from Teignmouth to Haytor - 21 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snug. Conservatory with French doors and tiled floor. Most rooms with beams. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single (for children), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included. Two Freeview TVs. CD. Dishwasher. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped gardens with sitting out area and furniture. Shared children’s play area. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (4.5m x 10.9m depth 1.2m to 1.8m), open end of May-September, 8am-8pm. Pets must be kept on a lead (working farm). No smoking. NB: Two fenced lakes in grounds (500 yards).

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  • Wagtail

    Ipplepen, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W44048

    Newhouse Barton offers high quality, individual cottages set in the lush green pastures of South Devon, midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot. Formerly the buildings of a working farm, the cottages have been sympathetically and carefully restored. All the properties are well-equipped and have a real ’home from home’ feel to them. Facilities include a superb indoor heated swimming pool, games room, outdoor children’s play area and communal barbecue area. Enjoying peace and tranquillity, the cottages are set amidst 30 acres of private, arable farmland and benefit from beautiful views over the rolling Devon countryside. The English Riviera of Torbay and the magical golden beaches of South Devon’s coastline are nearby.

    This superb, detached barn conversion, on the south coast offers excellent, self-catering accommodation. Ideally located for the beach, yet benefiting from all the features of a luxury country cottage, this family holiday cottage equipped with all the indoor facilities, cannot fail to please on all levels. A large entrance hall with galleried landing, leads to a spacious living room. Steps lead from the living room to a dining room with vaulted ceiling and table seating 10. There is a large kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and two bedrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor there are two en-suite bedrooms, both enjoying views over the countryside. Outside the property is a patio area, with table and chairs seating 8 people, along with a chiminea serving as a barbeque, and patio heater for those long summer evenings.

    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 offering sandy beaches, theatre, Living Coasts where penguin’s wander freely, Exeter with its cathedral and canal, Crealy Adventure Park, which is a great day out for children and there are many NT properties close by. There are so many attractions in Devon, you will have to keep returning to see them all. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. 5 steps to dining room with beams and vaulted ceiling. 6 steps to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with double sofa bed (for children) and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Range. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Shared 1-acre grounds. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38m x 16m, depth 1.2m), open 9am to 8pm daily. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, table football and young children’s play area. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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