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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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  • Tuckenhay Mill - 1 Castle Cottage

    Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FCK

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

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



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



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

    An attractive little stone-built cottage on two floors. Kitchen/dining room. Comfortable sitting-room. First floor: Low arched ceiling leads to double bedroom with wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes. Single bedroom. Twin bedroom. Small bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £116 per week or £67 for short breaks
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Access to freezer

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

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

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

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

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

    LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL

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

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

  • Orford Mill - Otters Haven

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HSJ

    "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.

    A comfortable ground floor property. Living room with wood burner. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

    • Wood burner
    • 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

  • Toad Hall

    Tavistock

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 8079

    Situated close to the Cornish border, and adjacent to the owner’s house, this comfortable holiday cottage is approached through a pretty garden. Well equipped throughout, it is compact and easy to manage, and enjoys views of the garden from most rooms. The attractive town of Tavistock is 2 miles, Plymouth 17 miles and Launceston 15 miles. Close to Dartmoor and within easy reach of many attractions such as Morwellham Quay, Cotehele House and Buckland Abbey. Fishing, golf and riding locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    NSH and electricity included (£25per week November to Easter). Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Video and small library. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Lanes Cottage

    Kentisbeare, nr. Cullompton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 50191

    Ideal touring base

    A charming cottage in a small quiet village in the Blackdown Hills. Dating back to the 17th century, the holiday cottage retains many original features including an inglenook fireplace and oak beams. It is about 4 miles from Cullompton and M5 junction. Coast at Beer, Sidmouth and Exmouth, 30 minutes’ drive. Good base for Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter. Leisure facilities available include fishing, horse riding and swimming. Village shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Garage. Parking. No smoking.

  • The Old Post Office

    Down St Mary, nr. Crediton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29989


    This Grade II listed, semi-detached former post office has many original features from its period, with Gothic influences and now has all of the conveniences for contemporary living. The Old Post Office was originally an estate workers cottage from the mid 1800s, that then became the village post office. Located in the quiet village of Down St Mary in the heart of Devon, the cottage has plenty of living space and a lovely outside area which overlooks the local churchyard and the countryside beyond. From the village, there are plenty of walks into the surrounding countryside to be enjoyed, including the Two Moors Way, and the cottage is ideally located for visiting all of the delights that Devon has to offer. A railway station can be found 1 mile away (on the Tarka Line) with frequent services to Exeter and Barnstaple. Exeter is easily reached and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and, of course, its historic cathedral. Both the north and the south coasts can be visited from here, and they both offer very different characteristics. Both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are accessible and provide walking for all abilities, as well as the stunning scenery. There are a number of National Trust properties in the area, most notably, Castle Drogo and Arlington Court. The wonderful RHS gardens at Rosemoor are certainly worth a visit, as is the Dartington Crystal Factory - both of these attractions are based at Great Torrington. There is golf, fishing and horse riding all available in the local area and cycle hire can be arranged on the Tarka Trail. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. 2 steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Shippen

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30115

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. 1 step up to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. 10 steps to shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pets must be kept on lead.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

  • Berry Head Cottage

    Brixham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31004

    This Grade II listed semi-detached holiday cottage has amazing views, and from the large enclosed garden, you will find Shoalstone Pool, one of only a few remaining sea water pools in the country. Stroll along and see the spectacular views of Tor Bay and the coastline, or for the more energetic, walk on up to Berry Head National Nature Reserve on 200ft cliffs high above the town. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard and is spacious throughout. Offering a lovely cottage throughout the whole year, ideal for a family summer holiday near the coast or for cosy winter breaks when the town is much quieter. Free to visit, there are Napoleonic Forts, spectacular views on three sides, wonderful bird watching with the largest colony of guillemots of the south coast, plus rare plants. Definitely worth a trip, this wonderful haven of history and wildlife has a great café, visitor centre and lighthouse to explore and you might spot a seal off the headland. A stunningly beautiful inner harbour provides fun for the whole family with a full sized replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind to explore, an immersive 3D smugglers experience, The Smugglers Story, plus pirate days, arts and crafts markets and lots of festivals to enjoy. Heading east from Brixham harbour, you can take a walk along the South West Coast Path past hidden coves and beaches to the long sandy beach at Broadsands. You can take a boat trip over to Torquay and visit the theatre, or take a trip into Living Coasts. South Devon’s two cities are Exeter and Plymouth - both are within easy driving distance, (approx. 30 miles) and offer their own tourist attractions, historical buildings, and shops. Dartmoor is breathtakingly beautiful. You can visit the tourist spots or, if you are an experienced walker and navigator, you can get away from the tourists and explore the depths of Dartmoor. Dartmouth is the neighbouring town to Brixham, situated on and across the mouth of the River Dart. Take the ferry (car and passenger) across to Dartmouth. Don’t forget to visit Agatha Christies home Greenway which was for many years her summer residence now open to the public. There are also many NT properties all waiting to be explored. Beach 100 yards. Shop 800 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

  • Anchor Cottages - Mariners Rest

    Hope Cove

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FXZ

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

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

    Three cosy ground floor bedrooms; one double, one twin and one small single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room but with a similarly well-fitted kitchen area, elec fire and doors to patio.

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

  • Beacon Cottage

    Bittaford, nr. Ivybridge

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HZU

    Beacon Cottage is a spacious, substantial detached house with a bright and light interior situated just a 2-minute walk from Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Ivybridge. This holiday property has the most magnificent, far-reaching views across the rolling countryside as far as the sea on the horizon. Being just a 5-minute drive from the A38, Beacon Cottage is a lovely base for those wanting to explore the wider region. This is a lovely, family-friendly house, perhaps ideal for visiting relatives in the area, summer holidays, or a cosy winter break with the open fire in the living room and central heating. In the kitchen, there is an Aga, electric cooker and induction hob. There is direct access onto Dartmoor National Park as the moorland behind the property is the start of the Two Moors Way, which walkers will just love with its stunning scenery and amazing views; the coastal walk is also nearby. Ivybridge, the nearest town, has an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre, good shopping area and supermarkets. Ivybridge railway station is just one mile from the property with easy connections to Plymouth. The local area is also well served by ample bus connections, visitors can park at the railway station (free all day), with a bus every half hour into Plymouth. There is riding available 2 miles away and golf 3 miles, with easy access to St Mellion Golf Club. The city of Plymouth, with its historic Barbican area, restaurants, bars, Hoe and waterfront, is a popular place to visit, and is just 20 minutes away in the car. The rural market town of Totnes, with its eclectic array of shops, is about 30 minutes’ drive. Shops 1 mile.

    Two steps to entrance. Spacious living room/conservatory with open fire, oak floor and panoramic views of rolling countryside (sea glimpses on horizon on a clear day). Spacious dining room. Kitchen with Aga, electric cooker, induction hob and wine chiller. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in living room), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV/DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Oil Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with large decked area, sun terrace, patio and furniture
    • Gas barbecue on request
    • Disposable barbecues available in summer
    • Parking
    • Games room
    • Cycle/diving equipment storage available
    • Wine chiller
    • No smoking

  • Watermouth Castle - South Court Apartment

    Nr Ilfracombe

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FHP

    "Views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . ."

    Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities – for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they also enjoy unlimited, free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay (please note that the park, castle and facilities are closed in winter as from November 2016). Within the splendid castle itself, there are six superb apartments, an indoor heated swimming pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. Outside, the castle’s 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks. There are ducks and waterfowl to admire on the lake outside the walls, and beautiful views from the castle over Watermouth Bay and its harbour, where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ boats, as well as moorings for larger craft (by arrangement with the harbourmaster).
    The castle is a true example of a Victorian folly, completed in the mid 19th-century by the Bassett family. Now extensively restored by the current owner, its self-contained holiday apartments are reached through an archway in the south court, where the indoor heated swimming pool is available exclusively to apartment residents. All of the properties have been decorated and furnished to a comfortable standard throughout, in keeping with the style and ambience of the Castle, and all feature four-poster, half tester or brass beds.
    A separate part of the castle, open to the public, contains the fascinating museum collections, including a Victorian kitchen, animated displays, mechanical musical instruments, a large model railway and a unique arcade of pier slot machines, all in working order. In the underground theatre is the Water Spectacular, reputedly one of the best fountain shows in the world, a thrilling mix of lights, music and water. Outside in the grounds are further family entertainments, including traditional rides and slides, fascinating water features, children’s play areas, a ‘Gnomeland’, themed crazy-golf, and much, much more all of which earned Watermouth Castle a place in the finals of the South West Tourism ‘Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year’ Award in 2005.
    Watermouth Castle enjoys an incomparable setting on rising ground, commanding views over the bays and cliffs of the magnificent coastline stretching away to the east. Take a woodland walk through the estate to the picturesque, award-winning village of Berrynarbor, or visit the coastal village of Combe Martin (less than 3 miles to the east) – famous not only for its sandy coves, inlets and majestic headlands but also as ‘the gateway to the Exmoor National Park’. Combe Martin offers a choice of shops and cafes, and one of Devon’s oldest inns! Ilfracombe is only a five minute drive away to the west, with a range of seaside attractions, good shops and a golf course, and visitors can enjoy miles of golden sand at nearby Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Superb cliff-top scenery and beautiful wooded valleys make this one of North Devon’s most scenic areas – as well as a paradise for walkers. Shops 2 miles.
    Note: Music may filter into the pool area from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 6pm.

    (Ground floor.) Facing the south court. Open-plan living room with fitted kitchen and dining area. Three bedrooms; one double with en-suite bathroom and two singles, each with single four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Z-bed (suitable for +1 child only)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, gas, heaters in all rooms and bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week by arrangement
    • Cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room (coin-operated) with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared payphone
    • Shared patio and garden furniture
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool with Fitstar counter facility
    • Office facilities included fax/modem/photocopier by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake in grounds

    ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
    Indoor heated swimming pool and sun lounge. Unlimited free entry to award-winning ’Watermouth Castle Family Attraction’ offering a wealth of experiences and entertainment for all ages. (open Easter– end Oct)

  • Mooredge Cottages - Mattress Cottage

    Broadclyst

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: NT012014

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    Tucked away down a private drive, Broad Ley Cottage ref NT012010 and Mattress Cottage ref NT012014 adjoin one another and are two of a row of three thatched cottages (formerly one farmhouse). They lie close to the village of Broadclyst, on the edge of the Killerton Estate and a few miles north east of Exeter. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, they enjoy shared use of a large lawned garden and patio, with plenty of space and parking for both. They are a marvellous example of traditional Devon building and contain many original features including open beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and latticed windows.

    There is more than enough interest on the Killerton Estate to occupy an entire holiday. There is a pub and shop in Broadclyst, and Killerton House has a glorious landscaped garden surrounded by parkland, a fine 18th-century house with a renowned historical fashion collection, a garden full of trees from around the globe, and classic woodland. There is always somewhere to explore at Killerton. Try the six walks around the estate; you might even spot some deer grazing.

    With Dartmoor within easy reach, the popular south coast nearby, and the rural countryside of East Devon on the doorstep, the cottages make an ideal base for exploring some of Devon’s finest scenery. Devon is a big and beautiful county with much to offer, from sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families and walkers from all over the world. Visit Exeter’s historic quayside, and the Customs House and various other old buildings and warehouses dating back to Charles II. Whilst wandering around the quay area, you will also come across the odd antique and craft shop for that all important gift. Refreshments are offered through the many pubs, cafés and food outlets nearby. Exeter cathedral is also well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen with breakfast area. Utility. Turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms beamed.

    • Travel cot
    • Freezer

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7´ NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Large shared lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared parking area
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • Knowle Down Cottage

    Knowle Down

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 13726

    Set on the edge of the Exmoor National Park this delightful holiday cottage, with beams and plenty of character, is an annexe of a 400-year-old thatched farmhouse. It is set in large landscaped gardens with a stream and ornamental ponds. Exmoor has stunning landscapes with glimpses of red deer and the native Exmoor ponies. Horse riding, trout fishing, bird watching, golf and beaches, all within a few miles. There are many NT properties in the area, as well as Rosemoor with its beautiful gardens. Tiverton 14 miles, Barnstaple 13 miles. Village shop and post office ½ mile, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in owner’s utility room. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept under strict control, animals nearby). Couples and family bookings only. NB: Ponds and a stream in the garden.

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