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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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  • Boundstone Farmhouse

    Littleham, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: 17363

    This lovely, south-facing detached 17th-century farmhouse is set in 1 acre of sheltered gardens, situated on the outskirts of the pretty rural hamlet of Littleham. Enjoy relaxing in the beautiful period dining room with open log fire. Fresh eggs and potatoes are provided, and cream tea is prepared on arrival. Ideal for a family get-together. Good country walking and coastal footpath, and cycle hire locally. Guests are welcome to roam the 220-acre farmstead and observe the seasonal farming activities. Children can collect fresh eggs from the hens in the garden and play on the toys available, including a pedal tractor. Cattle, calves, farm pony and poultry can be found, and the farm grows its own wheat, barley and potatoes. Just 3 miles from the historic port and market town of Bideford, and just 5½ miles from the seaside and sandy beach at Westward Ho! Fishing villages with beaches within 20 minutes’ drive include Clovelly, Bucks Mill and Instow. Take a boat trip to Lundy, 3 miles, or visit the Rosemoor RHS gardens and Dartington Crystal Glass Factory, 7 miles. The Tarka Trail and the Big Sheep are both within 10 minutes’ drive - great for a family day out. Two local reservoirs for fishing. Local activities include swimming, surfing, tennis, horse riding, golf, wind surfing and mountain boarding. A retail shopping outlet and supermarket (online delivery available) are 2½ miles away. Shops 2½ miles, pub with good food and beer garden, 5 minutes’ walk.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door and beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, two with beams, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk (for children). Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs (one 40’’). DVD and large library. Electric cooker with double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Orchard garden to rear. Use of 220 acres of pasture and woodland. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hydrotherapy spa in courtyard. Games room with table tennis. Potato store available for tennis, badminton, roller skating and indoor football from end of May to September. Welcome pack.

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  • The Old Roundhouse

    Hartland, Bideford

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    5
    Ref: HNNC


    The Old Roundhouse is a unique escape in sumptuous accommodation, the perfect holiday retreat in genuine peace and tranquillity. This stunning, spacious, detached barn conversion with original roundhouse enjoys total seclusion within its own large gardens on the edge of the owner’s farm, with no near neighbours. Nestling in this designated AONB, uninterrupted and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside abound and lovely walks can be enjoyed from the property. A 10-minute walk over the owner’s fields and woods leads to Hartland village with shops, three pubs and a lovely coffee shop. Sandy Spekes beach is just over a mile walk. A fabulous, picturesque, hidden treasure, great for rockpooling and surfing. The owners have maintained many original features - exposed internal stone walls, beams and wonderful slate floors with underfloor heating throughout. Everything has been thought of to ensure an incredible holiday to please everyone. The Old Roundhouse is a really special holiday home and a warm welcome awaits with complimentary chilled beer and wine, cream teas, fresh flowers and toiletries - all ingredients for a well earned break. The stunning World Heritage coastline abounds with family activities, from pretty beaches to hidden coves, once the haunt of smugglers. Hartland Abbey is worth a visit, as is the famous Clovelly. Bude and Bideford are within easy reach with their shops, attractions and leisure pursuits. Shops ½ mile.

    Large double height living room (original roundhouse) with electric woodburner in stone fireplace, exposed trusses and French doors to garden with hot tub. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and three steps down to dining room with handmade oak table. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ramp access through French doors, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over corner Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and adjoining wet room with toilet. First floor: Galleried sitting room with TV and DVD. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (one can be twin) and TV, one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle and toilet. External staircase to double bedroom (can be twin) with TV, en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating and bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Seven TVs (one satellite, one smart)
    • Two DVDs and small library
    • Wii (small library)
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock/books/games
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American fridge/freezer (icemaker, filtered water)
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Access to surrounding farm and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking included covered carport (for 4 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • External games room with full size pool table, table tennis, table football and darts
    • Mid week cleaning on request (additional small charge)
    • Natural water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: 3 steps in garden

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  • Chiddlecombe Holiday Cottages - Chapman House

    Fairy Cross, Bideford

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: HNZ

    Nestled in 20 acres of shared woodland and meadows, these delightful holiday properties (references HDDK and HNZ) enjoy use of a tennis court and a games room, ideal for that family holiday.
    Orchard House (ref HDDK) is a traditional barn, converted into a stunning, spacious and beautifully furnished countryside retreat. Relax in the spacious, light and airy lounge, with a modern central wood-burning stove. The large, stylish kitchen with double range and granite worktops is the place to gather for a leisurely breakfast, or escape into the cosy study with its 40” plasma TV and Playstation 3. There are four spacious en-suite double bedrooms furnished with designer fabrics and each one with a unique theme - French, rustic Mexican, mahogany sleigh bed, and one with a contemporary nickel bedstead. On summer evenings, dine al fresco on the long stone patio running the length of the barn, with patio table and chairs looking out over uninterrupted views.
    Chapman House (ref hnz) is a superb, spacious conversion of an 18th-century stables and coach house with breathtaking views of the North Devon coastline out to Lundy Island, and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. The living area on the first floor takes full advantage of sea views with a large balcony opening from the spacious kitchen/dining room - ideal to enjoy a lazy breakfast or relax and watch magnificent sunsets. Completed to a very high specification, the holiday house is very comfortable and has beamed ceilings and a cosy wood-burning stove. The large, secluded, lawned gardens include a chidren’s play area. Both properties enjoy shared use of a games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. Guests are also welcome to explore the 20-acre woodland and pasture (with sheep).
    With sea views, this is an enchanting holiday location with a private, 30-minute walk to a secluded pebble and sand beach and the spectacular South West Coastal Path (access only available from 2nd Feb - 31st Aug), where a chain of magnificent cliffs stretches along the Heritage Coast to Hartland Point. A pretty, 60-minute walk across fields leads to a little-known sandy beach (Porledge Beach), which is a wonderful sun trap and well off the tourist map, making it usually very quiet, even on the busiest summer day. The famous surfing beaches of Westward Ho! (4 miles) and Bude are an easy drive. Bikes can be hired to explore the nearby Tarka Trail and there is sailing, water skiing, golf and riding locally. Numerous NT properties in the area as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Visit Hartland Abbey and the charming village of Clovelly (6 miles). The Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre which includes a large supermarket is just 2 miles.
    Orchard House and Chapman House can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests.

    Entrance hall. Utility room. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed, en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle, Jacuzzi bath and toilet. All bedrooms are furnished in reclaimed pine and have TVs. First floor: Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors with wrought iron guardrails. Beamed study with TV, traditional gas stove and sofa-bed (for +2). Large kitchen/dining room with gas range for cooking and French doors to balcony with garden furniture.

    Full oil central heating included

    • Sofa-bed (for +2)
    • Six Freeview TVs
    • Stereo/CD
    • Gas range included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, secluded, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Garage/ample parking
    • Children’s outdoor play area

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two cots
    • DVD (small library)
    • Playstation 3
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Payphone
    • Shared 20-acre farmland and grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Shared games room with pool table, dart board and table tennis
    • Shared tennis court (racquets/balls included)
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: Pond on site

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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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  • Braganza

    Torquay

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    4
    Ref: HRRF

    Situated on the picturesque South Devon Coast, Torquay is one of three beautiful towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay and is renowned for the warm climate and clear bathing waters. The local beaches form a golden arc around the bay with shingle coves scattered nearby. Braganza has a sweeping gated drive which leads past the Mediterranean style garden to this exquisite Grade II listed Georgian villa set above Torquay’s harbour side and yacht marina. This fine house is attached to the owner’s apartment and takes full advantage of its southerly facing position with sea views into Torbay. The property has been renovated, to restore this gracious residence back to the grandeur of its period, which is around 1823. Once owned by Rear Admiral Sir Charles Dashwood and Lady Elizabeth this very impressive house is very spacious and has sea views from most rooms. There is a hot tub with beach and spa towels included. This is the perfect house for a large family to holiday together or a celebration, not just for a summer holiday but for celebrating special occasions throughout the year. Enjoy surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife. Stunning views can be seen almost everywhere across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, a few miles away. Dartmouth and Paignton also have wonderful things to do. Visit Agatha Christie’s summer house, or take ride on the steam train. There are many NT properties to see in the area as well. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

    Reception hall with wood-burning stove. Large living room with French doors. Spacious dining room with French doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga, electric hob and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Turned sweeping staircase to first floor: Three double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet, two with four poster bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional pull-out bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with TV, additional pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Aga (double electricity hob)
    • Combi microwave/oven/ grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle storage by arrangement
    • Private hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds in grounds

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  • Holmfield

    West Charleton, nr. Kingsbridge

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    5
    Ref: HQQA

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

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

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

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  • Innisfree

    Salcombe

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: SHINNIS

    The major part of a substantial Victorian detached property arranged on three floors and located just a few minutes walk from Salcombe’s town centre, shops and quays. The house, which has recently been tastefully refurbished, has good water and country views from the Sun Room, some bedrooms and outside areas and offers well equipped, spacious, family accommodation.

    Front door to Dining Room, laminate flooring throughout, feature stone fireplace through to Kitchen: newly fitted, tiled floor, ceramic hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar, door to side of house. Utility Room: washing machine, tumble dryer. Shower room: shower cubicle, butler’s sink, WC. Door to garden steps.
    Sitting/Sun Room: TV,DVD, feature marble fireplace, one end glazed with views across the estuary to East Portlemouth beaches and hills beyond.
    Stairs to First Floor.
    Bedroom 1: single (3’) with storage bed under, hand basin.
    Bedroom 2: double bed (4’6") hand basin.
    Bedroom 3: double bed (4’6"), views to main Anchorage and South Pool, ensuite shower room: shower cubicle, basin, WC.
    Bathroom: bath with, basin, WC.
    Stairs to Second floor.
    Bedroom 4: feature loft room, 2 x single beds, hand basin, views.
    Bedroom 5: feature loft room, 2 x single beds, hand basin, views.
    Shower Room: shower cubicle, WC.

    Outside: lawned area to both sides. Rear lawn and paved terrace, outside furniture. Roof terrace, views.
    Parking: for four cars.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Wifi available.
    Gas central heating and hot water.
    No pets allowed.
    Young children should be supervised in the upper garden area.

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  • Peakaboo

    Sidmouth

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: HMMB

    Peakaboo is a large detached house (originally a pair of cottages) situated on Peak Hill, overlooking Sidmouth, with extensive sea and cliff views. It has a two parking areas and its own 2½-acre private woodland behind the property, with cliff top paths all adjoining National Trust land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are also stunning views of cliffs and the sea from the octagonal deck. Peakaboo is only a 5-minute drive from Sidmouth and all its amenities; it has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and makes an ideal holiday base for touring this fantastic part of Devon. There are many NT properties to visit including Bicton Park, whilst a trip to Crealy Adventure Park (close to Exeter) will be greatly enjoyed by children. For walkers, the coastal path to Branscombe, Beer and Seaton is fantastic and other places of interest include the Donkey Sanctuary near Seaton (5 miles) as well as Seaton Tramway. There are many activities to enjoy such as windsurfing, sailing, walking, bird-watching, golf and tennis, to name but a few.
    The historic city of Exeter is 20 miles with its stunning cathedral and many shops. Slightly further afield lies the rugged wilderness and beauty of Dartmoor National Park, where both experienced and novice walkers can enjoy the stunning scenery. Visit all the quaint villages in the area and stop for a cream tea.
    Lyme Regis makes an alternative day out and children of all ages will enjoy hunting for fossils in the high cliffs that overlook the town itself. Topsham, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton are all worth visiting each with independent shops. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

    Living room/snug with open fire and 37in LCD TV. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with breakfast area and doors to decked area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Five steps from hall to further double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Stone floors throughout ground floor. First floor: Second living room with 42in LCD TV and patio doors to decked area with sea views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two digital TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with decked area, furniture, and 10 steps to 2½-acre woodland garden leading to octagonal deck/viewing platform
    • Parking in driveway (for 2 cars), additional parking in grounds
    • No smoking
    • NB: There are sloping areas and steps 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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  • Hadleigh House

    Dawlish

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 29652

    Stunning, uninterrupted sea views can be enjoyed from this spacious and individual, detached clifftop house, including views from three double bedrooms and one twin room. It is set just above the beach, which can be accessed via a private footpath and bridge. Built in 1860, this was the coastguard’s cottage and it has been completely restored to offer a perfect holiday home for families, or groups of friends to get together, a spacious property in a fantastic position. Situated above the Dawlish railway line, it offers far reaching views across the bay. There is a lovely patio area for al fresco dining whilst watching the lovely sunsets over the sea. Dawlish is a small seaside town approximately 10 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter with its regional airport and M5 motorway junction. It can be reached by regular bus and rail services from the town centre. The immediate countryside is a haven for walkers as the town is close to the Haldon Hills and Dartmoor National Park. There are 18-hole golf courses at Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth, as well as sailing facilities on the nearby Exe and Teign estuaries. The town offers a range of facilities and is well known for the brook and adjacent lawns which are home to a variety of water fowl including the famous black swans which are the town’s emblem. Once down at the sea front, you can enjoy the extensive picturesque shoreline in both directions. To the left, a leisurely sea wall walk takes you to the famed long sandy bathing beaches of Dawlish Warren, skirting the entrance of the Exe Estuary, and its nature reserve full of rare flowers, unusual birds and hidden ponds. To the right takes you to Coryton Cove, along the famous ’atmospheric’ railway line, past the bright row of beach huts and to the Edwardian gentleman’s sandy bathing bay, complete with a small cafe and interesting rock pools to explore. Teignmouth is close with its shops and pier. Sit in one of the local cafes or pubs right on the beach or take a short ferry ride across to Shaldon, where there are many cafes for a Devon cream tea, and a few independent shops. Brixham and Torquay are both just a short drive away, with theatres, boat trips, Sea Life centre and many more attractions. There are also plenty of NT places to visit. Beach 400 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    25 steps to entrance. Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Low wall with drop below.

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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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  • Manor Farm

    Daccombe, nr. Torquay

    Grade
    10
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: UKC200


    Manor farm (home of the legendary Treacle Mine) is a 15th-century cob cottage attached to the owners’ home with many original features. Located close to Torquay in a quiet off the beaten track location. This spacious property is ideal for families, larger groups or friends wanting to get together, the cottage is close to a farm but retains its privacy. It benefits from 2 living rooms, a large kitchen, spacious bedrooms and a shared enclosed courtyard area, with a private seating area with table and chairs, where the owner has access through. The cottage is ideal for seeing all the English Riviera has to offer, the South West is home to some of England’s most beautiful countryside, and Manor Farm in Daccombe makes an ideal base for exploring. There is something for everyone with outstanding natural coastlines, rugged wild Dartmoor, extensive choice of unique attractions in the country and of course shopping. Just up the road from Manor Farm are ski slopes which are open all year. Torquay offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, and the harbour and marina has historic interest and quayside attractions. Newton Abbot is only a 10-minute drive away and offers traditional markets and shopping. Newton Abbot Racecourse is not only for race enthusiasts, but there are also many events held here. Paignton offers all the fun of a typical English seaside resort with wonderful sandy beaches and a pier, while Brixham with its working fishing port is picturesque and well worth a visit. Dartmoor with its rugged beauty to be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts and also for outings and picnics. Other attractions in the area include the model village at Babbacombe ’miniature landscaping at its best’, with over 450 models to enjoy for all the family, and Paignton Zoo, one of the best zoos and environmental parks in the country. Living Coasts, a fantastic journey around the coastlines of the world next to Torquay Harbour, featured on TV, and which has reconstructed beaches, cliff-faces and an estuary. Living Coasts has fascinating coastal animals from penguins to seals, puffins to sea ducks. Kent’s Cavern, a National Heritage pre-historic site, where cavemen once lived is fascinating, and you can travel back to the world of cavemen. Picturesque thatched Cockington village in Torquay, has a working forge, craft centre and Norman church, while Berry Head Old Fortess has dramatic open cliffs overlooking Torbay, and enjoys a nature reserve and a beauty spot. Watcombe beach is the nearest beach which is 2 miles, and Oddicombe Beach, with its sand and shingle beach, has moderately easy access and enjoys a cliff lift to take the strain. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. 2 steps to dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms: one with four poster, two with additional single bed, two with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle, and toilet. Sloping floors on first floor.

    Woodburner in living room and second living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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