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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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  • Stable Cottage

    Meshaw, nr. South Molton

    Grade
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    Ref: 27975

    Quietly located in North Devon, this semi-detached holiday cottage overlooks the courtyard of a country house. South Molton has shops, pubs and restaurants and a weekly farmers’ market. Barnstaple has a theatre, cinema, leisure activities, Museum of North Devon, Pannier Market, 14th-century St Anne’s Chapel and 18th-century Queen Anne’s Walk. Spectacular beaches at Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! an easy drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing at Tamar and Wimbleball Lakes. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to 1 double (5ft) galleried bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. 15 acres shared woodland grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • The Honey Pot

    Dunchideock

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: HKS

    Nestling peacefully amidst rolling countryside in the Haldon Hills, this holiday cottage offers an idyllic peaceful retreat for couples, whilst still being able to keep in touch using high speed wi-fi. Ideally placed for shopping, theatre and sightseeing trips in the cathedral city of Exeter, or exploring Dartmoor National Park. Experience beekeeping and observe the abundance of natural wildlife within the grounds, and the sandy beaches are only 9 miles away. A nature trail and cycle route can be found in the Forestry Commission, ½ mile. Exeter is just 4 miles with its stunning cathedral. Powderham Castle and many NT properties are close by. Shop 3 miles, hotel bar and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. Extremely comfortable, open-plan, beamed living room with dining and kitchen area with ceramic hob. Beamed bedroom area with four-poster double bed. Shower room and toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included (November-March £15per week)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV (42" plasma)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
    • Wi-fi
    • Private walled garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No children
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

    Note: The Honey Pot (HKS) lies close to The Barn (HTD) and both may be booked together to sleep 4 people

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  • Maddox Down Farm - The Dairy

    East Down, nr. Barnstaple

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 19947

    Shared swimming pool and shared games room

    Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 steps up to 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utiliy room. Freezer. Wi-fi. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. Two pets welcome (working farm). No smoking.

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  • The Figgery

    Bittaford, near Ivybridge

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC280


    This lovely, little barn conversion is the perfect hideaway for couples of all ages. Full of charm, this cottage is cute and compact, and has a cosy open plan living room with small dining table and kitchen area with patio doors looking out on to a pretty enclosed courtyard garden. Off the beaten track, in a very quiet and tranquil location, and just a short walk across the footpaths to Dartmoor National Park. This pretty cottage is perfect for couples at any time of the year, for those cosy getaways and romantic breaks. Beach 10 miles. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors to courtyard.
    Dining area:
    Kitchen area: With electric hob, electric double oven, microwave and fridge.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared hallway with washing machine and tumble dryer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Sanctuary Studio

    Berrynarbor, nr. Ilfracombe

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27781

    This detached studio is set in the delightful village of Berrynarbor, with its enchanting thatched cottages, quaint inn, tea rooms, church, post office and shop, just half a mile from the coast. Exmoor National Park has many footpaths to explore the dramatic scenery and the beaches are all easily reached by car. The pretty rocky coves and beaches of Ilfracombe, Lee Bay, Watermouth and Combe Martin are just a short distance from the holiday property. Ilfracombe, 3 miles, offers shops, theatre, restaurants, pubs and boat trips. Children will love Exmoor Zoo, the Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. Horse riding, golf, fishing and sailing available locally. Shop 500 yards, pub 300 yards.

    Lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom with patio doors and en-suite shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Decked area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps to decked area.

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  • Webbery Manor Estate - Garden Cottage

    Webbery, nr. Bideford

    Grade
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    Ref: HMMN

    "A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."



    High in the Devon hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries Webbery Manor Estate is an oasis of rural tranquillity. Steeped in history and with several noteworthy owners, Webbery Manor Estate was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was given to Nicholas the Crossbowman, by a grateful William the Conqueror as a Saxon manor. In the 17th century it passed to the Lippincott family, one of whom set sail with the Mayflower flotilla to settle in America. In the 18th century, John Cutcliffe, the grandson of the owner, fought at the battle of Waterloo and was personally promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
    Set in 30 acres of parkland and woods, with grazing sheep, deer, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. The delightful gardens have numerous specimen trees and banks of rhododendrons giving a spectacular spring display. While the organic walled kitchen gardens grow some more unusual varieties of vegetables to the UK. You will find Romanesco, Cavelo Nero, and Pink Fir Apple potatoes to name a few, all complimentary subject to season and availability.
    Picture perfect and just for two, Garden Cottage is the ideal romantic retreat, entered via one of the walled gardens. The spacious, comfortable living/dining room has oak floors, antiques and beautiful period Edwardian knoll sofa. While the lovely kitchen with oak work tops and slate floor has everything you need to create that romantic meal for two. For that touch of opulence, there is a superb walnut inlaid 5ft French empire-style bed, while the en-suite bathroom has large walk-in shower. Enjoy balmy evenings on the terrace looking onto the walled garden, perfect for watching the sun go down.
    For romantics you really ought to spend a day at Knightshayes Court near Tiverton. It combines medieval romanticism with lavish Victorian decoration, with an elegant boudoir and drawing room, giving a taste of country house living.Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

    Large living/dining room with oak floor. Large kitchen with oak worktops and slate floor. Double bedroom with 5ft French, inlaid bed, oak floor and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Washer/dryer (shared, outside utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small courtyard garden with furniture

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 30-acre mature parkland
    • Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
    • Shared barbecue and gazebo
    • Parking
    • Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
    • Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    Note: The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS) and Garden Cottage (HMMN) can be linked, allowing the properties to be booked together to sleep 10 people (with the dining room also seating 10) at a discount of 10% only on the rental of Garden Cottage

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  • Baldash Lodge

    Branscombe

    Grade
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    Ref: HRE

    Nestled in a beautiful wooded valley, this superb holiday property makes a delightful hideaway for couples, offering peace and tranquillity, panoramic countryside views and excellent walking and wildlife. Set near the owners’ home amid acres of natural grounds, it boasts a beamed first floor living room with wood-burning stove and French doors to a balcony, and a splendid four-poster bed. Within 2 miles of the World Heritage Site of Lyme Bay, known as the Jurassic Coast due to its geological location. Nearby are pretty Branscombe (2 miles), coastal resorts of Sidmouth, Exmouth and Seaton, Honiton (with lace and antique shops) and the cathedral city of Exeter. Golf, riding locally. Shop 2 miles.

    Internal stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with oak purlins, wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor, French doors to balcony and well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Ground floor: Utility.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Balcony with furniture
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds and woodland of 10 acres
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Drum Cottage

    Liverton, Newton Abbot

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: HHHX

    With wonderful views over Dartmoor and situated within South Devon countryside, this stunning complex of barn conversions (Refs HHHX and HHHW) was once part of the Stover Estate. Converted in early 2008 in a contemporary style and equipped to a high standard, with the addition of modern day comforts, they make the perfect place for couples, families and larger parties wishing to holiday together.
    They offer wonderful all year round accommodation, with each cottage boasting its own patio area, with garden furniture and barbecue. Once a working farm and an old miniature railway site, Gorse Blossom Farm has some 40 acres, where guests can wander around at their leisure and which offers a haven for wildlife, including birds of prey, badgers and the lesser horseshoe bat, which has made its home here. An all weather surface tennis court will keep children and adults entertained.
    Being close to the A38 makes this the perfect place from which to explore South Devon, Torquay (with its sandy beaches, 12 miles) and Plymouth, 25 miles (to see the Hoe, the Barbican, the National Marine Aquarium which is ideal for children and adults). The Eden Project (approximately
    1½ hours drive) is a fabulous day out. Crealy Adventure Park is 20 miles. Exeter has a magnificent cathedral and quay, whilst a boat trip can be taken up the river to two stunning pubs. There are many villages to explore and stop off for a Devon cream tea. Dartmoor is on the doorstep, with its stunning scenery and heather clad rocky tors and ponies, and is a walkers’ paradise at any time of year, with Becky Falls (rocks and waterfalls), 8 miles. Paignton not only has more sandy beaches, but also a famous zoo.
    Visit the South Hams, taking in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth. Go the other direction and take in the Jurassic Coast, or visit Beer, Branscombe and Seaton to take a ride on the Seaton Tramway. There is so much to see and do that visitors will have to keep coming back year after year to take it all in. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Courtyard and furniture. 5 acres of shared natural grounds and paddock. Barbecue. Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in paddock.

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  • Apartment 1

    Torquay

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC252

    Situated just 500 yards from Torquay seafront, these two first floor holiday apartments are situated in a quiet row of shops, just off the main sea front. The apartments have been decorated and furnished to a good standard, and are ideal holiday accommodation for couples or friends holidaying together. The apartments are within walking distance of the shops, sea front, bars and nightclubs of Torquay. Not far from the Princess Theatre, and perfect for a boat trip across the bay to Brixham. There are so many things to do on the English Riviera, with the award winning zoo at Paignton also close by. At Babbacombe you will find a model village and a small theatre all within walking distance, and the beach and bistro are accessed down the cliff railway. There are many National Trust properties all close by, including Greenway, Agatha Christie’s summer house, and The Grand Hotel where she wrote many novels. Tor Abbey sands are also well worth a visit. Beach 500 yards. Shop 10 yards, pub 100 yards, restaurant 500 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Freezer.

    Both properties: Electric radiators, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Widmouth Farm Cottages - Wren Cottage

    Combe Martin, nr. Ilfracombe

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W43958

    Located on North Devon’s stunning coastline, Widmouth Farm Cottages is in the perfect position to enjoy all that this unspoilt area of the British Isles has to offer. The real highlight of these cottages (refs: W43956, W43957, W43758, W43959) is they have access to Widmouth Farm Cottages’ own private beach. Just a short walk across a field, the beach looks across a small natural harbour. It’s a great place for rock pooling at low tide or maybe a venue to celebrate a special occasion with a barbecue. The cottages at Widmouth are set out like a small village. There are plenty of garden areas, as well as a small collection of animals and chickens for guests to fuss over. Some of the cottages benefit from private courtyards and gardens and are ideal for those wanting to bring a pet, and there is a dog exercise field where dogs can be let off the lead. The properties are ideal for families during the school holidays with some of the best beaches in the country right on your doorstep at Croyde and Woolacombe. Outside of the main holidays, the cottages are ideal for couples coming to explore the area and want a convenient, centrally located base. The South West Coastal Path cuts through the farm’s land. The nearby seaside town of Ilfracombe is a short drive away and has much to offer including the picturesque harbour, good restaurants and a good range of shops and other amenities. Slightly further afield are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with their famous funicular cliff railway. Further highlights include the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, walking on Exmoor and NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes. There is horse riding, golf and fishing all available locally. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 35 acres of natural grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. NB: 500 yards from the sea.

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  • The Cartlinhay

    Bideford

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41747

    500 acres of farmlandRural countryside / Working farm

    These three barn conversions are set on a delightful working farm in a wonderful position overlooking the River Torridge, the Iron Bridge, and further down river towards Bideford. The barn conversions offer comfortable accommodation for various size parties and are suitable for a holiday at any time of year. The farm nestles at the end of a long private driveway and offers total peace and seclusion in the Devon countryside; there are 200 acres of farmland with garden furniture and barbecue, as well as some lovely woodland walks around the farm itself, and the nearby Tarka Trail close to the farm. Just 2 miles from the historic market town of Bideford with its wealth of popular pubs, shops and restaurants, and a little further afield is Barnstaple with a wide variety of facilities. Just a short drive takes you to Westward Ho! with its 2 miles of golden sandy beach. Other attractions include Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Horse riding, golf and fishing can all be found within 5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    CD. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Portable barbecue. No smoking.

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  • The Barns - The Shippon

    Stockland, Honiton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: HGGC

    In a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and between Honiton and Chard, lie The Barns around a cobbled yard. Both detached holiday barn conversions are decorated and furnished to a good standard andhave their own gardens and fabulous views across the countryside. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed, medieval farmhouse, they are in an excellent location from which to explore numerous National Trust houses, great walks and the cathedral city of Exeter. Also within easy driving distance is the famous World Heritage Coast, as well as the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth. Situated between both Dartmoor and Exmoor National parks, both with brilliant walks, heather clad tors, ponies, rugged terrain and quaint villages. Within six miles there are local family run shops and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. Shops 21/2 miles and pub 1½ miles.In a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and between Honiton and Chard, lie The Barns around a cobbled yard. Both detached holiday barn conversions are decorated and furnished to a good standard and have their own gardens and fabulous views across the countryside. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed, medieval farmhouse, they are in an excellent location from which to explore numerous National Trust houses, great walks and the cathedral city of Exeter. Also within easy driving distance is the famous World Heritage Coast, as well as the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth. Situated between both Dartmoor and Exmoor National parks, both with brilliant walks, heather clad tors, ponies, rugged terrain and quaint villages. Within six miles there are local family run shops and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. Shops 21/2 miles and pub 1½ miles.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with 5ft sleigh bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Stereo/CD
    • NB: Pond in garden

    • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blankets
    • Cot
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 8 acres of fields
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small stream in grounds

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