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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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  • Woodmans Stoup

    Colyford, nr. Colyton

    Grade
    10
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: KAAU


    Woodmans Stoup is situated in the conservation village of Colyford located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse dates from the 17th century, but has origins that possibly date back earlier than this. The property is a traditionally built thatched cottage and has a number of leaded light windows, some of which are shuttered. The property itself has an immense amount of period character with many original features still insitu such as inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors, exposed beams, timbers and window seats, all of which combine to create a delightful period ambience and an impressive holiday cottage. It has has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, is ideal for families or groups to get together and is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Colyford sits on the A3052 midway between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and one mile from the beach which is located on the World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast. The property has gardens and grounds of about ¾ acre which surround the house and lie principally to the south. Worthy of special note is the delightful cobbled courtyard which is created by the house and barns which enclose it on three sides, ideal for al fresco dining. Within the grounds is the linhay barn, an attractive traditionally built building on two storeys which is built principally of stone under a re-thatched roof, making this a great games room. Also within the grounds is a detached cider barn complete with a very rare horse engine and original cider press. Colyford has a popular post office, general store and butcher which proves a great asset to the village. There are two public houses and a restaurant. The coastal resort of Seaton lies approximately 1 mile to the south and has a wide pebble beach, a small harbour at the mouth of the River Axe and direct access to the World Heritage Coast and South West Peninsular Coastal Path. The market town of Axminster lies about 5½ miles. To the east is the coastal resort of Lyme Regis and to the west are the fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe and the Regency Gothic town of Sidmouth. The county town of Exeter, 23 miles west, provides a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, theatres, and restaurants. Well worth a visit is Seaton Tramway; next to the tramway is the new Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve. The installation of a viewing hide and wheelchair-friendly paths means this beautiful area and its wildlife - wildfowl and wading birds in winter; dragonflies and butterflies in summer - are now easily accessible all year round. There is also a fantastic cycle way as well. There are many NT properties all close by. Golf, sailing, horse riding and many other activities are all available locally. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Spacious, period character living room with open fire in inglenook, window seat and flagstone floor. Sitting room with TV, piano, feature fireplace and window seat. Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen with TV, gas Aga (for cooking), double electric oven, gas hob and underfloor heated tiled floor. Utility/boot room. Games room with table tennis. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV, feature fireplace and window seat. Beamed twin bedroom with feature fireplace leading to single bedroom, each sharing an en-suite shower room with toilet. Further single room. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Beamed double master bedroom with 5ft bed and dressing room.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, gas, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • On demand TV (NOW TV)
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • iPod dock
    • Gas Aga
    • Double electric oven
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, south facing lawned ¾-acre garden
    • South facing courtyard and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with table tennis
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Instaple House

    Sutcombe, nr. Holsworthy

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: W43306

    The perfect choice for a family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, Instaple House is a spacious, detached house set within pretty gardens at the end of a surfaced farm lane. The owners have a small dairy farm, and views from the house overlook the glorious North Devon countryside, a quiet setting amidst lovely countryside. Two games rooms with table tennis, table football, a games table, pool/snooker table, darts and badminton net mean there is something to keep everyone entertained and the spacious dining room/kitchen is ideal for a celebration meal. The popular village of Bradworthy is just two miles away with its historic church, thriving village inn and good selection of village shops. The lovely beach at Sandymouth is just 8 miles and the wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks along with town amenities and a great selection of bars and restaurants. The two Tamar Lakes are 2 miles away. Upper Lake (82 acres) has a water sports centre with hire during the summer for canoeing, sailing, wind surfing as well as tea rooms, play facilities for children, lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The Lower Lake is a nature sanctuary with birdwatching and lovely walks. A superb holiday choice whatever the time of year, enjoy coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling all on offer close by, and for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Games room. 1 single bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin, one with additional single, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Two cots. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table football, games table, and darts. Pool table in utility room. External games room with table tennis and badminton net. No smoking.

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  • Lyndhurst

    Highampton

    Grade
    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: 29335

    This spacious, detached house is the perfect holiday escape for friends and family at any time of year, and is just a short stroll from the village inn. Situated in the small village of Highampton which is at the heart of West Devon’s rolling countryside, midway between the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park and the spectacular North Devon and North Cornish coasts. Lyndhurst is the ideal base from which to explore this stunning location. The spacious living room, with its cosy open fire, is the perfect spot to unwind, and the large, lawned gardens give the children somewhere to let off steam. The glorious beaches of North Cornwall are just 20 miles, with excellent surfing, along with breathtaking coastal walking. Fishing, horse riding and golf are all on offer close by, and Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers, whilst the nearby Tarka Trail leads walkers and cyclists through superb scenery. Hatherleigh, 4 miles, has a supermarket and a good selection of small shops, whilst Okehampton has larger town facilities. The pretty fishing villages of Padstow, Clovelly, Port Isaac and Rock are well worth a visit, as is mystical Tintagel. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are a good day out. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with step to breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over ¾ bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room (intial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric range. Microwave .Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Meadow Mews

    Chillington, nr. Kingsbridge

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: 23769

    A spacious stone barn converted into a self catering holiday home ideal for a large family or friends. Located in the village of Chillington, midway between the market town of Kingsbridge and the long pebble beach at Slapton Sands, this is a superb location for families wanting a holiday set in the heart of the South Hams region of South Devon, close to many wonderful beaches and glorious coastline. The village of Chillington enjoys excellent facilities, a public house, village hall, playing field, post office/general store, butchers, garage, hair dressing salon and a pottery. The South Hams has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields, sandy beaches, a spectacular coast line and small picturesque villages. There are ample opportunities to walk, sail, surf, windsurf, fish, ride and golf as virtually every sport and outdoor activity is well catered for. A few miles away is Slapton Sands, a 2 mile stretch of pebble beach, with the sea on one side and a fresh water lagoon on the inland side, making a nature reserve which attracts birds and wildlife. The South Hams enjoys one of the mildest climates in Britain, warmed by the Gulf Stream. Enjoy the varied sights, events and attractions that make the South Hams the ideal holiday venue for all ages, all year round. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin, each with beams, Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Use of 2-acre meadow. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Higher Brownstone Farmhouse

    Kingswear

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: NT012034

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    Higher Brownstone Farmhouse is located on the wonderful National Trust Coleton Fishacre Estate near Kingswear in South Devon. This superb detached property is grand and stylish with a country house ambience and offers plenty of space for a large family gathering to enjoy summer holidays or family get togethers and special occasions. It is located about a mile away from Coleton Fishacre, down some narrow Devon lanes and surrounded by the rolling countryside. The house has a large garden, ample private parking and enjoys a remote location. Once inside, there are six beautifully furnished bedrooms, a cosy living room with the original wooden parquet floor and an open fire, and a large billiards room with a full-size billiard table. The kitchen is contemporary and well equipped, and there is a spacious dining room for special birthday dinners and family meals. The nearby National Trust Coleton Fishacre makes a wonderful day out for all ages and is a beautiful 1920s country retreat, once the home of the D’oyly Carte family. It boasts the most spectacular Royal Horticultural Society accredited gardens, where plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand all thrive in the beautiful sheltered valley. The house at Coleton Fishacre is an evocative, splendid country house built in the Arts and Crafts style and decorated with Art Deco elegance. The ‘upstairs, downstairs’ way of life the gentry and the servants experienced in the past can be seen here, with rooms like the glamorous saloon and the maids’ quarters open to the public. Glorious views from hidden valleys and glimpses of the sea can also be savoured. Beach 2 miles. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with open fire, parquet floor and sash windows. Sitting room. Dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), central island and flagstone floor. Large billiards room. Double bedroom with French doors to garden. Separate toilet. Two staircases to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Three twin bedrooms (can be double on request), one spacious. Two bathrooms, each with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire in living room - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Full-size billiards table
    • Natural water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • NB: Small unfenced pond at front of property

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  • Woolhanger Farmhouse

    Parracombe, nr. Barnstaple

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: HTTG

    Located on the vast Woolhanger Farm Estate, this large detached house is ideal for families or a group of friends to get together and enjoy a memorable holiday. The large layout of the house means there are plenty of living areas for everyone to enjoy. There is even an adjoined annex which is ideal for a couple or parents with a small baby to have their own independent space. The house also has a huge enclosed garden with a sitting-out area and large lawns, ideal for croquet or playing football. The property also enjoys shared use of a well-maintained tennis court, hot tub, sauna and wet room. The Woolhanger Estate has a wonderful wedding venue which is located in a spectacular Victorian music room. Woolhanger Farmhouse can be used in conjunction with Witham Cottage, ref HSSQ, to provide accommodation for upto 17 guests. As well as walking on Exmoor, there is plenty to do within easy distance of the property. In Ilfracombe there are the Tunnel Beaches, harbour and numerous shops and restaurants whilst Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle are within easy reach. At Lynton, take the funicular railway which will take visitors down to Lynmouth or take a trip along the narrow gauge railway at Woody Bay. At Croyde and Woolacombe find some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country, as well as many smaller coves and bays. There are National Trust properties such as Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor can also be easily reached. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors. Sitting room. Large dining room with patio doors. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Utility. Games room. Two separate toilets. First floor: Five double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip and link bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Annex: Ground floor: Kitchen with electric cooker and breakfast area. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, partial oil central heating, Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Four Freeview TVs (basic sports package)
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Washer/dryer
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming and local calls only
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Shared hot tub (12-seater, daily 9am-9pm, except Fridays 5pm-9pm), sauna and wet room
    • Games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football
    • Shared tennis court
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead, sheep country
    • No smoking
    • NB: 4 steps in garden

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  • Duvale Cottages - Duvale Retreat

    Bampton, nr. Tiverton

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: 24154

    Riverside location

    Close to Exmoor National Park

    Shared use of 30-acres of unspoilt garden

    Fishing lake (license required, at cost)

    Set in the Exe Valley, and very accessible from major roads, are these beautiful properties which all offer the perfect holiday retreat, all or part of the complex can be booked for large groups, parties or family gatherings. With the River Exe, Devonshire Heartland, Somerset and the North Devon coastline on your doorstep, the properties are situated in an excellent countryside location offering a good base to explore the beautiful area and are within easy driving distance of Exmoor National Park and the Devon and Somerset border.
    Golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing are available locally, and clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and river salmon fishing can be arranged locally. Rod hire available. Many delightful scenic countryside walks can be found from your doorstep including the spectacular scenic coast between Minehead and Combe Martin. Tiverton, 7 miles, offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the famous Grand Western Canal and Bickleigh Castle.
    The nearest coast with sandy beaches and family attractions including Somerset World and West Somerset scenic steam railway is at the seaside resort of Minehead. The medieval town of Dunster with its magnificent castle, deer park and mill and the historic cathedral city of Exeter with its variety of shops, restaurants, theatres, race course and the Maritime Museum are both 20 miles away.
    Delightful Bickleigh, 8 miles, has lovely thatched inns overlooking the river serving good food and local ales, the perfect location to get away from it all. Taunton, Ilfracombe, Sidmouth, Seaton and Exmouth within easy driving distance. NT properties within easy reach include, Knightshayes Court, Powderham Castle and Castle Drogo to name a few. Brampton, 2 miles, where sailing is available at nearby Wimbleball Lake. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. 2 kitchens, both with tiled floors, 1 with beams. Two separate toilets. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower rooms and toilet, 2 twin, 2 bunk. Two bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. Two electric cookers. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

    All properties: Oil central heating (on timer), £100per week, £70 per short break. electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared use of 30-acres of natural unspoilt grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Two pets welcome, must be kept on lead at all times. NB: Lake in grounds.

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  • Higher Westcott Farm

    Westcott, nr. Moretonhampstead

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: KAAF

    This 300-year-old, granite, thatched Devon longhouse lies detached in a timeless hamlet in the Dartmoor National Park, 3 miles from Moretonhampstead, surrounded by ancient woodland and rolling hills. To the front is a large, south-facing lawned garden with table and chairs - a wonderful place for stargazing at night - enclosed by a sturdy stone wall displaying long-unused bee boles. The property has many original features and a wood-burning stove, but has also been updated for today’s lifestyle; it is spacious and is in an ideal location for families and friends to get together for a holiday or a celebration. Moretonhampstead is a friendly, busy, ‘gateway-to-Dartmoor’ village with shops, good food pubs, church and an outdoor swimming pool; heath-topped and surrounded by hills, it has good walks locally and has reservoir/river fishing close by. Its fascinating history goes back over 1000 years to Saxon times. In addition to having many of its own attractions, it is the ideal base to explore some of Britain’s most spectacular and beautiful countryside including moorland and the coast. For the active, Moretonhampstead boasts what many find to be a surprising range of sporting facilities and the great expanse of Dartmoor presents any rambler with unlimited options. No part of the National Park is more than a one hour’s drive away and most of the well-known beauty spots are considerably less. For those with other interests, there is the historic naval city of Plymouth, Devon’s Roman capital; Exeter with its magnificent cathedral; the many famous coastal resorts including Torbay, and the serene countryside of North Devon - all accessible within an hour. Set alongside the River Teign on the western edge of Dartmoor, Dunsford Nature Reserve offers wildlife and scenery so rich and varied that you will want to visit many times, and in every season. Admire the large areas of oak woodland glades, bracken-covered valley slopes, exposed rocky outcrops and the River Teign, which supports an abundance of wildlife from butterfly to bluebells, fallow deer to pied flycatchers. Golf at Bovey Castle is 2 miles, the popular Miniature Pony Centre is 2½ miles, Chagford is 5 miles and Exeter, 13 miles, Whatever the time of year, Moretonhampstead has something to offer! Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and bar area. Sitting room. Spacious dining room with ornamental ox-roasting spit and medieval muntin screen. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with central breakfast bar and tiled floor. Utility. Two steps up to playroom with TV (DVD use only) and DVD. Granite staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed, countryside views and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom with 4ft bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with twin wash basins and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £3.50 per basket
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • TV (DVD use only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Electric double oven included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Ashcombe - Badger Cottage

    Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: HOOT

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

    Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
    It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work (arranged direct with the owner). The heated indoor swimming pool (1 mile away) is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
    For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
    Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

    Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.

    Badger Cottage is a lateral conversion of two cottages; perfect for two families wishing to share a cottage. This detached building has a large private garden with sun deck and a hot tub, plus a small games room making it an ideal family cottage. It is situated 1/4 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Large, oak-beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and wooden floor. Dining room with oak table seating 12 and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Small games room with TV. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full central heating included
    • Towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • iPod dock
    • Electric range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store (by reception)
    • Small games room with TV and table football
    • Private hot tub (1st April-1st November)

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

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







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  • Orford Mill - Tarka

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: HDDF

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

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

    This three-storey property is a converted former mill enjoying river and countryside views, with the original mill wheel still in place. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and 42in plasma TV. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Separate toilet. Low ceilings on second floor.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • DVD

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

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  • Tutchenor Farm

    Patchacott, nr. Beaworthy

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: 7098

    Tutchenor farmhouse is a detached holiday cottage, privately set within the heart of Devonshire countryside, on the edge of a peaceful hamlet amidst working farms. Set within the quiet enclosed farmyard with walled lawned front garden and small lawned area to the rear overlooking fields. The property is decorated with a christmas theme during the festive season, making it an ideal base all year round. Okehampton and Holsworthy, each 10 miles, offer shops, pubs, restaurants and weekly markets. Hatherleigh, 8 miles, has preserved its character and charm as a true Devon market town. Tuesday morning is without doubt the best time to visit. The market holds a fascinating insight into rural Devon. Here you will find local farmers bidding for poultry and small animals. There are also stalls selling local produce, plants and crafts. This is not a tourist attraction - it is the real Devon and should not be missed. Ideal base to explore Devon and Cornwall. Bude, the nearest seaside resort is within 18 miles, for popular surfing beach, leisure activities, family attractions and shops. Dartmoor National Park is an easy drive for keen walkers and bird and nature lovers. Also cycling along the Granite Way and Tarka Trail takes you through the edge of Dartmoor and down to the north coast. Nearby Roadford and Tamar Lakes offer windsurfing, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, lakeside walks and picnics. Golf and horse riding available locally. Eden Project within 1 hours drive. Plymouth and Exeter both within 45 minutes drive. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Two steps to dining room. Two steps to kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, oil, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Oil range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed front garden, rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Two pets welcome (working farms). No smoking.

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  • Ben Venue - Ben Venue

    Torquay

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: HKKB

    Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

    Spacious living room with French doors to dining conservatory with sea views. Large dining room. Billiard room with full-size snooker table and sea views. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range and breakfast area. Utility. Sun room. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: Games room with seating area. First floor: Study with TV. Double bedroom with sea views, door leading to twin bedroom, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle (jet shower) and toilet. Double bedroom with four-poster bed and wash basin. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft, four-poster bed, two with sea views and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity and full gas central heating included (Winter £35 per week, £30 per short break)
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Freezer
    • Large, lawned garden and furniture
    • Secure cycle store
    • Full-size snooker table
    • NB: Water fountain in garden

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • No smoking

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