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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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  • Otters Cottage

    Salcombe

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: SHOTTER

    A charming, character cottage situated in an elevated position with roof top views to Snapes and South Pool.The property is comfortably furnished, well equipped and has a pretty, child friendly garden. There is off road parking for two cars and a local convenience store is a two minute walk away.

    Up steps from parking area. Front door to hallway. Sitting/Dining Room: Dining table to seat 8,TV, Sky+ with Sky Sports, DVD, music system, multi fuel stove, Kitchen/Breakfast Room: gas hob, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, table to seat 4, door to terrace and garden. Shower Room: shower, basin, WC, airing cupboard. Bedroom 1: twin zip lock beds (2 x 3’) or 6’ super king bed, basin, slight views. Bedroom 2: 2 x single bed (3’), slight views.
    Stairs to First floor. Bedroom 3: kingsize bed (5’), views. Bedroom 4: small single bed (2’ 6"),basin, through to Bedroom 5: single bed (3’), lockable door to Juliette balcony. Bathroom: bath, basin, WC.

    Outside: enclosed garden to rear, terrace with outside furniture, BBQ, table tennis. Steps up to level, lawned terrace, mature shrubs and flowers.
    Parking: off street for two cars.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Telephone: Incoming, local and Emergency calls only.
    Wifi available.
    Gas central heating and hot water.
    One well behaved dog welcome at the discretion of the owner at an additional £25 per week.

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  • Lynches

    Parkham, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: W43344

    A beautiful, spacious, detached 17th-century Devon longhouse

    The perfect choice for a family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, this beautiful, spacious, detached 17th-century Devon longhouse with original period features, including inglenook fireplaces, sits within the pretty north Devon village of Parkham with its historic church and popular thatched village inn. There are many lovely coastal villages to explore including nearby Bucks Mills, Peppercombe, Clovelly with its donkey transport, and Hartland. The delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island. Garden lovers will enjoy nearby RHS Rosemoor and Docton Mill. This is a superb holiday choice whatever the time of year. The beach at Westward Ho! is just 7 miles, renowned for its beauty, and has 2 miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay, which is popular with surfers. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, horse riding and cycling on the Tarka Trail are all on offer close by and, for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Fishing within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Study. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft, zip and link, can be twin) with wooden floor, 1 twin, 2 single, one with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in shower room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden and courtyard garden with furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Board games. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Sunvale

    Hawkchurch

    Grade
    8
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: FNR

    This superb large stone house has been built in a most peaceful rural setting, away from all roads, in one-third of an acre of garden and about 7 miles inland from the east Devon coast. The two nearest resorts are Lyme Regis and Charmouth, both with sandy beaches and holiday entertainments. Chard and Axminster lie about 5 miles distant with shops and railway station
    Famous for its fine carpets, Axminster stills produces them today, with the original factory being found near the church. There are good examples of Georgian houses to be seen here, and for those interested in architecture, the National Trust property of Shute Barton close by survives as one of the most important non-fortified manor houses of the Middle Ages. A mixture of Gothic windows, battlemented turrets and Tudor gatehouse mingle together, reflecting the fact that it parts of it were built during two different centuries. Another interesting property to visit is the Old Bakery, together with the manor mill and forge at Branscome, set in one of Devon’s prettiest cob-and-thatch villages. Operational until 1987, it was the oldest traditional working bakery in Devon, and now serves as a tearoom, with the bakery equipment on display to the public. The lace-making and pottery town of Honiton lies within easy reach and has a selection of interesting shops and an annual fair held in July, whilst a little further afield is Yeovil, well known for its glove-making industry spanning 350 years. Riding and golf in the area.
    Lyme Regis is easily reached and the colourwashed cottages and elegant Regency and Victorian villas which line the seafront make this very photogenic town. Attractions for all the family include a museum of local history and geology, Dinosaurland and a marine aquarium. Seaton is within easy driving distance, and boasts a steep pebbly beach as well as an open-top tramway. Garage/shop 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children), 1 single. Snooker room with access to double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (at cost). Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Snooker room with ¾-size table. No smoking.

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  • Marina View

    Mount Batten, nr. Plymouth

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: W44103

    Overlooking Clovelly Bay Marina at Mount Batten, this superb holiday property is a stylish townhouse on the waterfront, with the superb Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre, and Plymouth Sailing School right on your doorstep. By prior arrangement, boating enthusiasts can even bring their boat along with them and moor it in the marina! The property boasts two balconies, one off the kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, and the second balcony off the living room on the first floor. Both are fabulous spots in which to sit and watch the boats coming and going. The kitchen is very modern and bold, the bedrooms cool and contemporary and the bathrooms well-equipped with the master bedroom en-suite featuring a spa bath. This is a lovely home for a family wanting to enjoy the local facilities. It isn’t just a summer destination but a great base for winter weekends or a spring break.

    In Mount Batten there are two waterside pubs and a little beach, and Bovisand Beach with cafe and parking is just a 5-minute drive away. The South West Coastal Path runs along the front of the property, and you can walk to Turnchapel, which is a little historic riverside village, or along the cliff path to Jennicliffe, with its popular café perched on the headland with the most spectacular views across Plymouth Sound to Mount Edgecumbe in Cornwall on the far side of the bay. From Mount Batten you can catch a little water taxi across to Barbican, with its cobbled streets, restaurants, bars and shops. Here you will find the marine aquarium and the historic waterfront area of Plymouth Hoe, with its iconic outdoor swimming pool lido and panoramic views. The peninsula at Mount Batten itself is a historic site. It was formerly an RAF station for sea planes and the base in the 1930s for Aircraftsman Shaw, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Beach 100 yards. Shop 2½ miles, pub 50 yards and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio door. Utility room. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. All rooms with wooden floor. First floor: Living room with patio doors. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom with spa bath and toilet, one with stairs to third floor: 1 single bedroom with wooden floor, Velux and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs (one 42"). DVD and small library. Book library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balconies with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Waterfront location.

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  • Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge

    Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FTD

    "Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."

    In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
    The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.



    South Devon awaits you
    Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
    There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
    This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
    In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
    Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.



    A superb choice of cottages
    Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
    Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
    Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.

    An attractive detached stone-built house enjoying a delightful position facing west at the entrance to Tuckenhay Mill with a pleasant rural outlook. Entrance hall with oak floor and impressive staircase. Period-style living room with open fire. Conservatory opening on to private garden and patio area with BBQ. Fully fitted kitchen with arch to dining room. Pretty single bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two large twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Second bathroom. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools £210 per week or £115 for short breaks
    • Two cots and high chairs
    • DVD
    • Mini radio/CD
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Conservatory
    • Small garden with patio
    • Summer garden

    • Bed linen included
    • High chairs and additional travel cots available by arrangement (one high chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
    • Flatscreen TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi internet access (limited at times, in badminton/games hall, )
    • Shared payphone
    • Shared use of grounds
    • Shared barbecue area
    • Ample parking for cars and boats
    • Two pints of milk on arrival
    • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
    • NB: Stream in mill grounds

      ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:
    • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer by £1 slot meter
    • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 October) and all-weather tennis court
    • Superb indoor leisure complex with two heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and drench shower (Roman Pool open daily 8.30 am to 8.30 pm – Wednesdays to 9 pm – for all ages, under adult supervision. Waterfall Pool open daily 8.30 am to 6.30 pm for adults and children over 10 accompanied by a swimming adult)

      FACILITIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN:
    • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
    • Extra travel cots and high chairs provided
    • Mother and baby changing facility with walk-in shower/wet room (indoor pool). Roman pool with shallow learning bay.

      DOGS WELCOME:
    • One well-behaved dog is welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat).

    THE TUCKENHAY POOLS
    Tuckenhay is renowned for its spectacular award winning indoor pools with glass mosaics and hand-painted silk murals, they combine exotic decoration with the most modern dehumidification and purification equipment and full changing facilities.
    ROMAN POOL
    This dramatic Roman style 32ft pool (4ft 6in deep) has a safe children’s bay reached by separate steps. Completing the experience are sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter), a refreshing cool drench shower fed from the underground spring and a separate Jacuzzi with hydro jets.
    Open daily from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Children must be supervised.
    WATERFALL POOL
    This award winning pool is sculptured in a curved shape over 40ft long (4ft 6in deep), and bounded in part by a natural grotto rock face of tumbling water. It incorporates the ultimate in water movement technology: floor and wall massage jets, water volcanoes, water cannons and swim jets. There are two Jacuzzis - one in the pool - sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter) and hot and cold spring-fed showers.
    Separate mother and baby changing facilities with walk-in shower/wet room. Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Adults and children over ten with a swimming adult.
    The extra charge for use of pools and heating, detailed in the cottage descriptions is all inclusive in the final balance.
    HEATED OUTDOOR POOL - with heated hot tub with sauna and drench shower
    This 60ft pool (3ft - 6ft 6in deep) has landscaped riverside sunbathing terrace and sloping lawn to stream. Open daily 8am to 8pm (1 May–1 Oct). Children must be supervised.

    LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL

    • Tennis court - a full sized all-weather court. Please bring your own racquets and balls: tennis shoes, not trainers, please
    • Gymnasium - fully equipped with Polaris stations and Aerodyne bikes
    • Badminton court - outdoor court. Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks
    • Sports hall - with indoor badminton court and young children’s play area
    • Snooker room - full-sized period table (experienced players only) with additional small snooker table and pool table
    • Second snooker room (open between 9am and 4pm) - with ¾-sized slate table (experienced players only) with pool table and children’s mini-table. Note Papermaker’s Cottage and Turbine Cottage have their own table.
    • Short mat bowls
    • Croquet lawn
    • Hot tub - with sauna on sunbathing deck (1 May to 20 September)
    • 20 acres of grounds with almost 1 mile of pathways (for dog walking) through meadows, dells and woodland; barbecue area, children’s play area and picnic spots.
    • Use of greens and 18-hole championship course (25% discount) at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

    IN SYMPATHY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
    Tuckenhay Mill has led the way with most of the pools being heated by ground source heat pumps. Awards have been given for energy saving as well as pool design and conversion of buildings. 2008 saw the extension of the 20 acres of stunning natural landscape opening up nearly a mile of footpaths through dells, meadows and woodlands along with a natural waterfall. This is the place to enjoy a personal ‘Spring or Autumn Watch’ with swallows in the log store, buzzards on the adjacent hillside, owls in the woods and ducks and swans down on Bow Creek. Strolls can be taken with the dog and picnics enjoyed on a bench by the river. Children can stroke the goats and even collect eggs for breakfast from the hens (when laying)!

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  • Anchor Cottages - Sea Haven

    Hope Cove

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FXW

    "Sands flanked by rock, with wooded cliffs above – true Devon coastal character . . ."

    The wooded cliffs at Bolt Tail form a backdrop to this sandy cove on what is renowned as one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South Hams. These holiday cottages are set within 100 yards of the safe sandy beach – an unrivalled position for enjoying the seaside, but also perfect for fishing, sailing and water-skiing (with a dinghy-launching slip 200 yards away, and facilities for larger boats at nearby Salcombe). The cottages are in the centre of this charming seaside village, with its pretty thatched cottages, inns, restaurants and small shop within a short walk. The South Devon Coastal Footpath winds along the cliffs and through Hope Cove between Salcombe and Thurlestone, with opportunities for magnificent walking amongst glorious coastal scenery.
    The maritime attractions continue slightly further afield. Salcombe, 4 miles away, is one of the most prestigious sailing centres in the country. It offers extensive sandy beaches, too, and a wide choice of fascinating shops, boutiques and restaurants in its quaintly winding narrow streets. The estuary here is a kaleidoscope of brightly coloured craft of all kinds at their moorings – a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. Thurlestone, 2 miles to the west, can be reached either by car or via the coastal path. It boasts yet more expanses of golden sands, a regular feature of this lovely coastline. But, in addition, it has a superb cliff-top links golf course, edged by sandy coves, tennis courts and picturesque streets of thatched cottages overlooking the bay. Kingsbridge, the ‘capital’ of the South Hams, has a good choice of interesting shops, a museum and a sports centre with squash, badminton and bowling. Boating and diving trips can be arranged in the Salcombe Estuary, and boats are available for hire. Within easy driving distance are the historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter and Kitley Caves. The wide open spaces and breathtaking scenery of the Dartmoor National Park are less than an hour by car, and there are many National Trust properties, stately homes and interesting gardens within a short drive. Anchor Cottages are set in a little terrace in the village. They have been designed to offer ‘upside-down’ accommodation, with first floor living rooms. Comfortably furnished, each has a small first floor sitting-out area with furniture. They are ideally located for a Devon holiday by the sea. Shop/P.O. 50 yards.

    Entrance hall. Four attractive bedrooms; two twin and two single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Comfortable, open-plan living/dining room with elec fire and doors to the patio. Well-equipped kitchen area with d/washer and m/wave. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Dishwasher

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • NSH and convector heaters by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Small patio with furniture
    • Parking

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  • Monkey Puzzle Cottage

    Holsworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
    9
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: 29214

    Close to the glorious north Cornish and north Devon coast, this delightful, spacious holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s home and sits within lovely countryside on the edge of the historic market town of Holsworthy. The cosy woodburner in the living room is perfect for the cooler evenings, and the pretty gardens and children’s games barn with table tennis, football table and pool table make this a holiday choice for all ages. Nearby, Tamar Lake has a watersport centre along with lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities including ten-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. There are several good local pubs and restaurants close by, and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Golf, fishing and horse riding are all available within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room leading to kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with laminate floor, 1 single with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with wooden floor, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of 15-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Children’s games room (in barn) with table football, pool table and table tennis. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds 15 yards.

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  • The Old Coach House

    Colyton, near Honiton

    Grade
    9
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: UKC506

    Nestled in rolling Devon hills and set in secluded, walled gardens, this rural retreat is close to the small historic town of Colyton, within easy reach of the coast and a stone’s throw from The East Devon Way. The Old Coach House is a wonderfully peaceful place in which to unwind and is set at the top of a long drive, with far-reaching views across the countryside. Most rooms have superb views over the glorious gardens, where you can admire the amazing terraces, beautiful flowers and walkways. With a chiminea for colder evenings and a Pit Boss barbecue which acts as smoker and pizza oven, this property is set in idyllic grounds and its large, sheltered terrace is the perfect spot where you can spend long, lazy lunches and enjoy al fresco dining with extended family or friends. With a huge antique table at its heart the large, farmhouse-style kitchen is a great social space for bringing together friends and family over a relaxed meal. The kitchen has an Aga and electric hob, sparkling granite worktops, and quality equipment including a Nespresso coffee machine, Sabatier knives and Le Creuset cookware. The living room is bathed in natural light with warm oak flooring and an airy, gabled ceiling. Sinking into plump sofas, strewn with cushions, and watching the fire crackle, you can’t help but unwind. There is a separate cosy snug, with its own tiny wood burner, perfect for curling up in front of with a book. For dining in style or just getting back to tradition with good friends, the dining room boasts all the china, glassware and linen needed to make a meal a real occasion, and a quirky games room has diversions for everyone, from a pool table to chess. Upstairs, the bedrooms have been elegantly furnished with a light de´cor, quality bedding and cosy throws, assuring your nights at The Old Coach House will pass peacefully and undisturbed.
    Getting away from it all is what great British holidays are all about, and surrounded by splendid Devon countryside in its own beautiful walled garden, The Old Coach House is a perfect escape. The owner has thought of everything to make guests’ stays comfortable and special - every guest even gets their own fluffy dressing gown and slippers.
    There are many places to visit close by, including Seaton Tramway which operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley. The trams travelling alongside the River Axe estuary pass through two nature reserves, and give an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. The property is situated between Colyton and the pretty village of Northleigh with its 13th-century church. The historic town of Colyton is 2 miles away, with picturesque, narrow streets and has a town square with a range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. The ancient market town of Honiton is 4 miles away with a wide selection of shops, railway station and access to the A30 and M5. There are street markets on a Tuesday and Saturday and regular farmers’ markets. Honiton is noted for its lacemaking and pottery, and an abundance of antique shops line the main street. The Old Coach House is ideally situated to explore the Jurassic Coast, and is a short distance from Beer, the picturesque fishing village in East Devon. The ancient seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset is also a short journey away; you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and visit the historic Cobb or fossil museums. Other stunning coastal towns nearby include Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe, Charmouth and Sidmouth. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, cinema sound speakers and beams.
    1 step up to...
    Dining room: With wood burner and tiled floor.
    2 steps down to..
    Snug: With wood burner.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and tiled floor.
    1 step to...
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Games room: With pool table, football table, piano and bluetooth speakers.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Separate dressing room.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Separate staircase to..
    Bedroom 5: With single bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Telephone (honesty box). Approximately 2/3-acre garden with 3 sitting-out areas, garden furniture, barbecue and chiminea. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond in the garden, 20 yards
    away.

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  • Seadrift

    Bigbury-on-Sea

    Grade
    9
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FOB


    The holiday location makes it a superb base from which to explore the many and varied attractions of South Devon. Nearby Thurlestone stands as a pretty ‘chocolate-box’ village, with its pink-washed thatched cottages and unspoilt sandy beach framed by rolling farmland. The busy market town of Kingsbridge with its fine Tudor and Georgian buildings acts as the ‘capital’ of the South Hams region, and serves as the hub of local transport services to the surrounding villages. During the summer months, a ferry runs from here to Devon’s most southerly resort of Salcombe, once a former fishing village and now a major sailing resort thronging with visitors. A few miles south of Salcombe at Sharpitor, the National Trust oversees the elegant Edwardian house of Otto Overbeck, a scientist whose varied collection of items is on display to the public. Overlooking the Salcombe estuary, the beautiful garden of Overbecks enjoys fine views and is home to a selection of rare plants, trees and shrubs growing within its warm microclimate.

    In the opposite direction lies Plymouth, with its many naval and seafaring connections. Rebuilt after the Second World War, it stands as a complex mixture of modern day facilities and attractions with strong roots in history – the Barbican area around Sutton Harbour retaining many links. The Elizabethan House found here is furnished as it would have been in the time of Sir Francis Drake (who set out from Plymouth to circumnavigate the world), and the Island House is another place of note – believed to have been where the Pilgrim Fathers lodged before setting sail for America. From Plymouth, river and fishing trips can be arranged and there are sailing and windsurfing schools. Shop in Bigbury.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and patio doors. Kitchen. Sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twin both with sloping ceiling, one with patio doors, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Games room.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. Halogen Hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone – incoming calls only. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table and table tennis. No smoking. NB: Steps to garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Blagdon House Country Cottages - Cherry Cottage

    Blagdon, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC184

    These attractive holiday barn conversions are tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Blagdon and situated just under 2 miles to the nearest beach, ideally located for a family holiday, not just in the summer but all year round. The properties have been renovated to a very good standard, with shared use of a sauna and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Blagdon House Country Cottages (ref 28149, 28150, 28151, 28152 and UKC184) can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests. Cherry Cottage (ref UKC184), the latest addition to the Blagdon House Country Cottages collection, stands out as a particularly special holiday accommodation. With a woodburner and a downstairs twin bedroom with a wet room close by, this semi-detached property is ideal whatever the weather, and also offers great ground floor facilities.

    There are many tourist attractions in the vicinity including Agatha Christie’s summer home, Babbacombe Model Village, and the award-winning Paignton Zoo. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway runs along the coast to Kingswear, opposite Dartmouth. Take a ferry across to visit Dartmouth with its array of shops and restaurants, take a walk around the castle and enjoy one of the tea shops for a Devon cream tea. Away from the coast there are plenty of places to visit, including the picturesque town of Totnes with some fine 16th-century buildings, and once a week there is a popular market. No trip would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor to climb one of the Tors or just take in the beauty and travel across the moor to Tavistock, where you can enjoy some dramatic scenery. There are many NT properties and plenty of swimming, sailing and angling. Torquay has a lot to offer, such as the Living Coasts, where the penguins wander freely, and the theatre which has shows all year round. Visit the yachting marina and a selection of fine gardens, in addition to Kent’s Cavern where the remains of some of Britain’s very earliest inhabitants were found. Discover the castles, abbeys, wildlife parks, steam trains and model railways, all within easy reach with many open throughout the year. Stoke Gabriel is only 3 miles away, located on the River Dart, whilst Dartingtion is nearby, known for its crystal. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room with French doors and beams/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 2 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet. Internal steps throughout first floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas underfloor central heating in wet room. 92" projector with surround sound. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (approx 10.5m x 5.5m, depth 1.2m) open 10am to 6pm every day, May-September weather permitting. Shared sauna (coin meter). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream, 8 yards.

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