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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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  • Victoria Lodge

    Lynton

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    7
    Ref: HSSX

    Victoria Lodge is a very Victorian house indeed! Located close to the heart of the clifftop town of Lynton, this holiday home retains the ambience and appearance of how it might have been in the Victorian era. From the sumptuously furnished and decorated bedrooms to the picture collection, this adjoining house offers something very different, and is an ideal destination to spend a holiday or to celebrate a special occasion. Despite its very Victorian appearance, the house is very much geared to modern day requirements, with all the bedrooms having en-suite facilities and televisions. There is a good-sized shared terraced garden at the rear to enjoy the surroundings and guests can enjoy the popular walks to Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks which can start directly from the door. It is also a short walk to the heart of Lynton, which has a good range of shops, restaurants and amenities. Lynton is connected to its close seaside neighbour Lynmouth by the famous clifftop railway. Lynmouth is delightful and again has a good range of shops and places to eat. There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. At Croyde and Woolacombe some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country can be found, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor has lots to offer including Tarr Steps, the village of Withypool and a walk up Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. A day out into West Somerset is recommended with places such as Porlock Weir, Dunster with its castle (NT) and the seaside town of Minehead, home to the West Somerset Stream Railway. There are NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Large living room. Sitting room. Spacious kitchen with tiled floor and dining area with large dining table (converts to ¾-size snooker table) wooden floor. First floor: Three double bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Seven Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, shared garden with terraces, lawned areas and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • ¾-size snooker table
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in shared garden

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  • Green Gables

    Berry Head, Brixham

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: E2853

    Commanding stunning views across St Mary’s Bay, this spacious, well appointed property with its large garden, sea views and parking for a boat, is set just 0.75 miles from the coastal path and a lovely sandy beach. The master bedroom has an enormous 7 foot bed and a Juliet balcony with beautiful sea views. Green Gables is the perfect location for large family gatherings and provides a wonderful holiday base. Babbacombe Bay (right photograph) is nearby. Just a short walk away is Berry Head Country Park, a spectacular spot for walks, picnics and bird watching. Brixham (1 mile) is a bustling fishing port boasting a scenic harbour and picturesque narrow streets and a large selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Torquay and Paignton are within easy reach, both offering the visitor a wealth of things to do and see. Together with Brixham they form the impressive ’English Riviera’, renowned for its palm trees and balmy climate.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with wooden floor and en-suite shower cubicle (no toilet), 1 bunk with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (7ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower cubicle (no toilet), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (by meter reading October-April). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with patio and furniture. Verandah. Juliet balcony. Ample parking.

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  • Ratherton House

    Holsworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
    12
    7
    0
    6
    Ref: UKC257


    A hidden gem, Ratherton House is the perfect choice for a memorable family holiday at any time of year. Tucked away within glorious Devon countryside, just 10 miles from the breathtaking north Cornish coast and its many sandy beaches, this impressive, detached, luxurious house has been refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style, whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard with most bedrooms having en-suite facilities, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the property, offering plenty of space for al fresco dining and for the children to let off steam in the play area. With the added luxury of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sun terrace and tennis court, it will be hard to drag yourself away from this unique property.

    On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do. Nearby Tamar Lakes has a water sports centre, along with lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles away, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities, including 10-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, including Arlington Court and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill.

    Holsworthy, 1½ miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. There are several good pubs and restaurants close by to have a break from the cooking, and for family fun the Big Sheep and the Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally, and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of north Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Large entrance hall with bar area and oak floor. Spacious living room with bay window overlooking swimming pool and garden. Large dining room. Spacious kitchen with Aga, breakfast area, granite worktops and slate floor. Snug opening to patio and pool area. Sun room opening to patio and pool area. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. First floor: Double bedroom with super kingsize bed (zip and link, can be twin), TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with super kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player, shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with cast iron bed. Twin bedroom (for flexible sleeping arrangements). Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, double shower cubicle, toilet, twin basins and heated towel rail.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 5 Freeview TVs (one 50")
    • 4 Blu-ray players
    • DVD
    • Oil-fired Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • American style fridge/freezer
    • 1-acre lawned gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Private, outdoor heated swimming pool
    • Tennis court (equipment provided)
    • Children’s play area
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Couples and family bookings only
    • NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • The Chantry

    Kingsteignton

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: KAAO


    Dating back to 1815, this beautiful, quirky, thatched property, forming the major part of the original vicarage, is the perfect location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. Described by the Georgian Group, dedicated to preserving buildings from this period, as ‘one of the very best examples of the cottage orne genre in the country’. On entering this Grade II* listed property, guests cannot help but be impressed with the large 24ft circular reception hall, containing a 600 year old ruud screen, reputedly conferscated from Kingsteignton chuch 200 years ago, this is the door way into a 10 sided dining room. Leading off the reception hall is an elegant sweeping cantilevered staircase rising to the galleried landing. Natural light is admitted through a rooftop lantern cupola positioned directly over the reception hall and landing. There are many original features within the property, including the Gothic windows, door alcoves and the doors leading to the dining room which are 600 years old. Approached via a sweeping driveway passing a gatehouse, the secluded gardens feature a cobbled terrace beneath the veranda and a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and plants. Directly from the rear of the breakfast room, a 10ft by 20ft plunge pool occupies a completely private position with a timber decked terrace. A shaped lawn adjoins the terrace having a flagged patio under a gazebo, making this area of the garden ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Although close to a road, the property offers privacy. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, and offers spacious themed bedrooms, including chrome, Greek, African, Arabian and flowers. There are many beaches within a short drive, and Dartmoor is approximately 20 minutes away. The Times newspaper voted Dawlish Warren as one of the ‘Top Ten Places by the Sea’, and is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a traditional seaside holiday. As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildlife and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site. From here, gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the habitats on-site. Shaldon beach is where visitors will find some of the most spectacular coastline in South Devon. Because of its location and the way the sands have formed, it’s perfect for a number of water sports, including sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and rowing, Shaldon is close to attractions such as the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor and Haytor and Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves on the Templar Way, an 18-mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway and the Stover Canal, before finally passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon. There are many NT properties close by, including Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenway. Paignton Zoo, Model Village, Cockington, Sea life Centre, Brixham, Dartmouth and Dartmoor are all close by. Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral, is a mere 20-minute drive, where visitors can browse the many shops and cafes, or take a boat trip up the river to tucked away pubs. Visit Crealy Adventure Park, ideal for a family day out, or at Haldon there are many cycle ways and Go Ape. Beach 4 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious dining room. Spacious kitchen with 8 burner range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Twin bedroom with TV. Wet room (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Original, cantilevered stone staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with Greek theme, 6ft 6in bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, twin basins and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with TV, one with Arabian theme, four-poster bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with ball and claw foot bath and toilet (also accessed from hall), one with chrome theme and en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms; each with TV. one with African theme and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with flowers theme and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Seven Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • 8 burner range
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed garden with decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Outdoor heated plunge pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft 6in to 4ft 6in), open 1st April-30th September, other months by arrangement at extra cost
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

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  • Buddleia

    West Charleton, nr. Kingsbridge

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: HMMO

    Buddleia is a fabulous, well-furnished, modern holiday property of very generous size, superbly suited to a large family for summer holidays and family gatherings year-round. The owners have renovated it to a high standard to create a wonderful, detached home set in the village of West Charleton, between the riverside town of Kingsbridge and the wide expanse of beach at Slapton Sands, on the South Devon Coast. It has its own private gated driveway and large, enclosed, level, lawned garden - very secluded and south facing. Skirting the rear of the property is a large decked area with glass balustrade, table (seats 12) and steps down to the lawn. To the front is a small pebble Mediterranean-style patio area. This is a very family-friendly holiday home; the large kitchen/dining room forms the main hub of the house and - with its large breakfast bar and bar stools - creates a good social area for cooking, chatting and dining. The separate living room features a 42in plasma TV and wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy nights in during autumn and winter; in summer the large French doors can open up onto the decking. For children, there is an outdoor play area with a slide and swings. West Charleton lies on the A379 - one of the many villages en route from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. Within 20-30 minutes’ drive are many popular and well-loved locations in South Devon: the yachting haven of Salcombe, the rugged cliffs and tiny coves at Hope Cove and Thurlestone, Bantham Beach (popular with surfers), the busy market town of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Modbury, the famous beaches of Slapton Sands, working fishing village of Beesands, East Prawle - surrounded by NT coastline and close to the Start Point Lighthouse, the little sandy bays at East Portlemouth and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Large entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, plasma TV and doors to large decked area. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), American-style f/freezer, TV and doors to decked area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, door to patio, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, large apex glass window, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. All upstairs bedrooms with far-reaching views to Salcombe. Main bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Range included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large decked area with glass balustrade, furniture, sun loungers and large enclosed, level, lawned garden; small patio to front
    • Outdoor play area with slide and swings
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 6 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Equipment store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps to large, enclosed, level, lawned garden

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  • Heathfield Farmhouse

    Modbury

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: HQQN

    Heathfield Farm is a unique Grade II listed farmstead, set in 80 acres of tranquil grounds, amidst the South Hams countryside. The main drive into the property sweeps down for approximately ½ mile through farmland towards Heathfield Down house and barns. The main building at Heathfield is a large, impressive Devon longhouse which has been split into 4 properties, one of which is Heathfield Down Farmhouse ref HQQN). Heathfield Farm is just a short drive from the beaches and coves that scatter this stretch of South Devon. Modbury, with its shops, old inn, craft centre and impressive church, lies just 2 miles away. This is an ideal holiday base for exploring the Devon coastline, with its sandy beaches, 6 miles away.
    At the bustling hamlet of Bigbury-on-Sea, visitors can follow a 4-mile long ‘tidal lane’ during low tide or visit Burgh Island, with its 14th-century inn and smuggling connections. The beach at Bantham is easily accessible, as is Thurlestone, a chocolate-box village of pink-washed thatched cottages, with a sandy beach backed by rolling farmland. There is golf and fishing nearby, as well as beautiful views towards Dartmoor National Park, a haven for walkers and nature lovers. Plymouth and Exeter with their extensive shopping and leisure facilities are about 14 miles and 40 miles respectively. Exeter is dominated by the distinctive St Peter’s Cathedral, a stately monument with two great Norman towers, and much of the interior dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Yachting at Newton Ferrers, Salcombe and Dartmouth. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Porch entrance. Living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Spacious kitchen/dining area, with log burner and wooden floor. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Lower ground floor: Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fires - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (full package)
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Gas range included
    • Microwave
    • Two washing machines
    • Two tumble dryers
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Internet connection
    • Lawned orchard with slate patio and furniture
    • Shared lawned haha to front
    • Shared grounds of 80 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival
    • No smoking
    • NB: Drop from haha to meadow

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  • Millstones

    Horns Cross, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    13
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: E2212

    The pretty stone cottages at Northway are set in 5 acres of grounds within half a mile of the dramatic coastal footpath above Peppercombe’s National Trust shingle beach and within 5 miles of the glorious sandy beach at Westward Ho! Most of the cottages open off a delightful flower filled courtyard, whilst some look out towards the sea. All of the cottages are well furnished and equipped and some have their own garden. Visitors enjoy use of a superb leisure complex housing an indoor heated swimming pool and spa with full changing and shower facilities (open 9:00am-7:30pm), a fitness area and games room with table football (coin-operated), pool table, table tennis and toddlers play area. For children, there is a well-equipped adventure play area and an area for ball games, and they will surely enjoy stroking the tame rabbits and goats. Christmas decorations, a real tree and champagne are supplied for Christmas bookings. This is a wonderful walking area, both on the coast and along the nearby Tarka Trail. From the lane, a rough track (not suitable for toddlers or the infirm) leads down to the coastal path from where there are magnificent views across Bideford Bay towards Clovelly and the beaches of Devon’s northern coastline. There is plenty to see and do nearby – The Big Sheep and Milky Way, the new Atlantic Village, and the picture postcard village of Clovelly (6 miles) are just some of the attractions. Bude’s superb sandy beach and resort amenities are within a half hour drive. Golf, fishing and riding are available locally and the Tamar Lakes offer sailing and wind surfing. Nearest pub serving food in Horns Cross, 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Games room with flagstone floor. 1 double (4ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin, one leading to additional twin (accessed by steep stairs). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and NSH included. Electricity and panel heaters by meter reading. Additional cot. Washing machine. T/dyer. Dishwasher. Two freezers. Rayburn. Electricity range. Enclosed garden and furniture. Games room with 3/4-size snooker table.

    All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and coin operated table football. Swimming pool (closed 6th January 2017-10th February 2017 for maintenance), fitness area, children’s play area and 5 acres of grounds. Welcome pack.

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  • Ashwell Court

    Ashwell, near Harbertonford

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    4
    Ref: HBL

    Enjoying a peaceful location in a secluded valley, yet within easy reach of the coast, this charming, Grade II listed, Tudor farmhouse is set in its own extensive grounds, which include a hard tennis court and access to ancient bluebell woodland, as well as streams, ponds and a small lake. Tastefully furnished and equipped, it is just 3 miles from the attractive village of Harbertonford, with general store and pub. An adjacent converted coach house is very occasionally used by the owners. The sandy beach at Blackpool Sands is just 15 miles away, whilst picturesque Totnes (8 miles) offers town amenities including a sports centre, ancient castle ruins, art galleries and river trips to Dartmouth. For walkers, both the Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon Coastal Path are within easy touring distance. Dartmouth (12 miles) is an interesting town full of narrow streets and fine historic buildings housing a variety of shops, excellent restaurants and inns; there is also a yachting marina. The 225-acre Dartmouth Golf and Country Club features an 18-hole championship course, together with a health and leisure club. Sandy beaches, riding, a children’s leisure park, Dartington Hall and many good pub/restaurants can all be found within 10 miles. Shop/P.O. 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Entrance hall/study: With doors leading to walled gardens.
    Living room 1: With wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, piano and beams.
    Living room 2: With wood burner and beams.
    Living room 3: With satellite TV and doors leading to garden.
    Dining room/kitchen: Farmhouse style with Aga, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and terracotta-tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    Three staircases (one open tread) to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With four poster double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from landing).
    Bedroom 3: With four poster double bed.

    Bedroom 4: With twin beds leading to bedroom 5.
    Bedroom 5: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 6: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower and toilet (also accessed from landing).
    Bedroom 7: With twin beds.

    Oil central heating and oil-fired Aga by flow meter reading. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and Wi-Fi (limited reception) included. Initial logs for wood burners included, remainder at £2 per basket. Cot. Payphone. Walled garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. 22-acre grounds. Hard tennis court. Coarse fishing free of charge. Ample parking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from the owners’ borehole. There are streams, ponds and a small lake in the grounds.

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  • The Moorings

    Shaldon

    Grade
    14
    8
    3
    3
    Ref: 29142

    Situated just ½-mile from the sandy beach, this detached holiday property enjoys a wonderful panoramic outlook over the River Teign and the countryside beyond. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, it offers an ideal base with views over the river Teign from the balcony. There are French doors leading to the garden. Situated within walking distance of Shaldon centre, it is well placed for a range of shopping facilities in addition to inns and restaurants. Leisure activities here are very much water based with sailing, angling, swimming and diving available either in the River Teign or from the coves and beaches nearby. The Ness headland watches proudly over the mouth of the estuary, guarding the waters between Shaldon and the busy Victorian town of Teignmouth. The river beach and estuary will delight visitors, not to mention the famous Shaldon ferry which plies the river to Teignmouth throughout the day. The children will love the sandy beaches reached through Smugglers Tunnel. Both Dartmoor National Park and 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, Paignton zoo, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach. Numerous NT properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with a bustling boat harbour and a castle, or Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports is also easily accessible. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with bi-fold door and tiled floor. Playroom with TV. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 4 steps down to 3 further bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (one 4ft). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft with balcony), one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with sloping ceiling.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Decked balcony and decked area with furniture. Balcony with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Board games. Playhouse. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps from ground floor balcony to further decked area and garden.

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  • Cliff Lodge

    Torquay

    Grade
    14
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: HEEJ

    With so much to offer, this stunning property makes a superb holiday base - not just for the summer holidays, but for celebrating special family occasions like birthdays and anniversaries throughout the year. Set in a striking location with panoramic far reaching views across the sea for almost 50 miles, from the English Riviera in Devon to Lyme Bay in Dorset on the horizon. Cliff Lodge boasts extensive, spacious accommodation for families of all ages with superb private and exclusive leisure facilities. Most of the bedrooms are en-suite and have panoramic sea views stretching far across the water - and on a fine day, Lyme Bay and Portland can be clearly seen. Boasting an indoor heated swimming pool, together with a pine sauna and shower room, there is also an outdoor 8-seater hot tub set on the decked area to the side of the swimming pool for guests to enjoy. Bathrobes and towels are provided for the swimming pool. Other features of the property include a purpose-built detached games room which contains a full-size snooker table, sofas, 50” plasma screen TV, jukebox and bar facilities. This is a great area where teenagers can amuse themselves, or where the whole family can spend time and have fun together - with the bar stocked up, and the jukebox turned on, whole evenings can be whiled away happily. A good-sized, well-stocked garden and an additional one acre of fields provide excellent outside areas for children to play in.
    For a day by the sea, Maidencombe Beach is ½ mile away - a delightful little cove surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, with a sand and shingle beach. Set in an unspoilt coastal hamlet, this location offers magnificent coastal walks and panoramic views. Torquay town centre is only 4 miles away, offering plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. The South West Coastal Path from Watcombe in Torquay to Maidencombe is a favourite spot for local walkers. This walk has a little bit of everything - from woods and open fields, to beaches and coastal scenery and rare wildlife. Two of the English Riviera’s top attractions can be found in nearby Babbacombe: Bygones Victorian Street and Babbacombe Model Village. Cliff Lodge lies just 22 miles from Exeter city centre. Shops and local pub 1 mile. Michelin star restaurant just 5 minutes’ walk away.

    Living room with 42in plasma TV, gas fire and sliding patio doors to balcony with sea views. Sitting room with gas fire, 38in plasma TV and patio doors to balcony with sea views. Dining room with seating for 12. Large well-equipped kitchen with ceramic floor, leading to breakfast room and conservatory with cane sofas and sea views. Twin bedroom with patio doors to balcony with sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Open tread staircase to lower ground floor: Two double bedrooms; one with 5ft bed, each with ceramic floor and French doors to patio. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Master double bedroom with 6ft bed, 42in plasma TV, dressing area, fitted wardrobes, French doors to balcony with sea views, and spacious en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, rain shower, twin wash basins and toilet. Double bedroom with French doors to balcony with sea views and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom (2ft 6in for +2 children), with en-suite shower room and toilet with Velux windows.

    Gas fires included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Four large plasma TVs (satellite). Two DVDs. Stereo/CD. Double oven included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. American fridge/freezer.Telephone (honesty box). Garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Indoor heated swimming pool with shower/changing facilities (max depth 5ft). Sauna in pool room. Private hot tub for 8 on decking. Purpose-built heated games room in garden, with full-size snooker table, bar, cloakroom, jukebox, table football, sofas and large 50in plasma satellite TV. Table tennis in garden. Garage (for 6 cars) and further parking (for 4 cars). Two Z-beds available (for +2). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Copperfield

    Bideford

    Grade
    14
    7
    2
    5
    Ref: HOOG

    This impressive, detached late Victorian merchant’s house enjoys a delightful outlook across the River Torridge to the pretty port town of Bideford with its pastel-coloured houses alongside a tree-lined quay. The house has been completely refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard and arranged over three floors, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the holiday property and offer plenty of space for al fresco dining, summer barbecues and for the children to let off steam. The panoramic views from the living areas and many of the bedrooms are breathtaking, and with a fenced 18ft 6in outdoor heated swimming pool, Yorkstone patio with mood lighting, fire pit and teak furniture, hot tub and sheer indulgence of the cinema room with 50in plasma TV, HD projector and 84in screen, surround sound, Xbox One, Wii and PS3, together with two satellite boxes, it will be hard to leave this unique property.
    On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do with the famous Tarka Trail 2 minutes’ walk away for walking or cycling. Alternatively, meander around the many delightful shops, pubs and restaurants that Bideford has to offer, with its regular pannier and waterfront markets, all within a 10-minute stroll of the property.
    Visitors can take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Instow is just 2 miles away and is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The wide, golden sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with surfers, is just 3 miles away with Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe a short drive across the Taw Estuary.
    There are numerous NT properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Quay and Lighthouse are well worth a visit and for family fun, the Big Sheep and the Milky Way Adventure Parks are close by. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of North Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shops ¼ mile, pubs 300 yards.

    Large porch. Large living room with open fire, window seat and river view to Bideford. Double door to spacious well-equipped kitchen with quartz worktops, TV and central island, open-plan with large dining room with window seat and river view, double doors to terrace and river views to Bideford. Utility/laundry room. Cinema room with TV. Oak floors throughout ground floor, except cinema room. First floor: Two large double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and river view; one with en-suite bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Further small double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with TV, modern roll-top bath, twin basins, walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with river views to Bideford, modern roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Open fire - initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas (partial underfloor) central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Two satellite TVs (full package)
    • Nine TVs (satellite and Freeview)
    • Five DVDs and library
    • HD projector, screen and surround sound
    • X-box One
    • Wii
    • PS3
    • 6-ring hob, double oven and further separate large oven
    • Microwave
    • Two washing machines
    • Two tumble dryers
    • Two dishwashers
    • American fridge/freezer
    • Additional fridge
    • Wi-fi and internet connection
    • Two computers with wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with Yorkstone patio, mood lighting and teak furniture
    • Fire pit
    • Barbecue
    • Parking on drive (for 4 cars); additional off road parking for 2 cars; further roadside parking
    • Private outdoor, above-ground swimming pool (18ft 6in x 11ft, depth 4ft), heated May-September
    • Private hot tub
    • No smoking

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  • Chiddlecombe Holiday Cottages - Orchard House

    Fairy Cross, Bideford

    Grade
    14
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: HDDK

    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 children’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.

    Spacious, modern open-plan living/dining room with central wood-burning stove, and 50in plasma TV. Well-equipped kitchen with large range, granite work tops and central breakfast bar. Utility/toilet/boot room. Study with sofa-bed (for +2) and 40in plasma TV. Entrance hall/cloakroom. First floor: Four double bedrooms each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. All bedrooms with plasma TV.

    • Full oil underfloor central heating included
    • Two high chairs
    • Eight TVs (Sky, full package)
    • Electricity double range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker and water filter
    • Broadband connection
    • Large level, enclosed lawned area with patio, furniture and swings
    • Car port (for 3 cars); ample additional parking
    • Natural spring water from borehole
    • NB: Fountain water feature in garden

    • 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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