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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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  • Harcombe House - Bungalow 2

    Chudleigh, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC116


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire Fighters Charity - is the ideal location for a relaxing break. Offering holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday in Devon’s glorious countryside, while also supporting injured fire fighters across the UK, Harcombe House is just 12 miles south of the historic city of Exeter.

    Harcombe House provides the ideal environment for family holidays, friends to get together, or for peace and quiet. Each bungalow is detached and has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, and has amazing views over the countryside. Each bungalow has a patio with furniture. There is an indoor heated swimming pool which is shared with other guests, a children’s play area, tennis court and plenty of walks from your front door. There is also a bar on-site, which is open in the evening.

    Holiday at Harcombe House and you’ll be supporting the work of The Fire Fighters Charity, providing life enhancing rehabilitation services to fire fighters across the UK.

    The properties are situated in an ideal location for visiting all that Devon has to offer, including Dartmoor National Park; the landscape is as dramatic as its weather, from its striking granite tors, to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather-covered moorland, to tucked away villages and hamlets. Whether you want a quiet, gentle stroll, or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park, 3500 acres of woodland which is just 15 minutes from Harcombe House.

    There are many cycle trails, including a great all-ability trail, with fun features for children with regular resting points that take in some stunning views over Exeter and Dartmoor. Or, if you like walking there are many different walks including The Butterfly Trail, which is a circular walk which, in places, gives you stunning views across the forest and over the Teign Valley.

    Visit Go Ape, a forest adventure park with zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of crossings. Crealy Adventure Park, a great day out for the children, is also close by. Many sandy beaches can be found nearby, or take a trip further afield and visit the historic city of Exeter, with its canals, shops and cafes. Plymouth has the Sea Life Centre, Barbican waterfront and Plymouth Hoe, a large, south-facing open public space. East Devon has dramatic coastlines and is excellent for walking the coastal path, where you can visit Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are many National Trust properties all close by and worth visiting. The English Riviera is also on your doorstep, with sandy beaches, steam railway, zoo, theatres and boat trips. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile, pub on-site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 9am-5:45pm (some days are restricted). Shared tennis court. Fishing available on-site (license required). Shared children’s play area. No smoking. NB: Pond, lake and fountain in grounds.

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  • 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

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  • Kipscombe Lodge

    Countisbury, nr. Lynton

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: HQQQ

    Nestling amidst heather clad moorland of the Exmoor National Park coast, this self-contained wing of the 17th-century NT farmhouse enjoys a dramatic coastal setting. Guests are free to roam amongst the 980 acres of National Trust farmland. Coastal footpaths lead from the farm through some of the most scenic, panoramic views in the area. Exmoor National Park is on the doorstep, with a wealth of countryside delights, footpaths and moorland streams. An ideal holiday location for keen walkers and nature lovers. Fishing, horse riding, tennis, golf and surfing locally. Shop and pub 21/2 miles.

    Two steps up to spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath-shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking

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  • Anchor Cottages - Westward Ho!

    Hope Cove

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FYA

    "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

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  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Mill Wheel

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30117

    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: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with vaulted ceiling/dining room/ kitchen all with beams.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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

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  • Venn Farm Cottages - Owl

    Kings Nympton, nr. South Molton

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30095

    Owl (ref 30095), Pheasant (ref 30096), Buzzard (ref 30097) and Goose (ref 30098) are located at the owners’ farm in rural North Devon. With lovely views of the surrounding countryside and beyond, Venn Farm Cottages offers guests a real slice of rural life. Guests staying a week at the cottages also get the added bonus of entry into The Big Sheep at Bideford and Exmoor Zoo, so that’s two brilliant days out already sorted! Back on the farm, the cottages are well appointed and presented to a comfortable standard. Around the farm, there is plenty to do with organised feeding of the animals, collecting fresh eggs from the chickens and some lovely walks around the farm’s 20 acres. There is also a large covered area with various toys and activities. The popular market town of South Molton has a weekly farmers’ market and a variety of shops, antique and curio shops, pubs and restaurants. Barnstaple additionally has a theatre, cinema and leisure activities, and places of interest including the Museum of North Devon, Pannier Market, 14th-century St Anne’s Chapel and 18th-century Queen Anne’s Walk. Other family attractions in the area include RHS gardens at Rosemoor, National Trust houses at Arlington and Castle Drogo, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Exmoor Zoo and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Spectacular beaches at Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! are all within easy driving distance. There is some spectacular and challenging walking on Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. There are numerous golf courses within 5 miles and there is some excellent game fishing available locally at Eggesford. There is cycle hire available at various locations along the Tarka Trail, and horse riding locally. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

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

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard and furniture. Shared 20-acre grounds with sitting-out area. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Harcombe House - Bungalow 5

    Chudleigh, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC109


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire Fighters Charity - is the ideal location for a relaxing break. Offering holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday in Devon’s glorious countryside, while also supporting injured fire fighters across the UK, Harcombe House is just 12 miles south of the historic city of Exeter.

    Harcombe House provides the ideal environment for family holidays, friends to get together, or for peace and quiet. Each bungalow is detached and has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, and has amazing views over the countryside. Each bungalow has a patio with furniture. There is an indoor heated swimming pool which is shared with other guests, a children’s play area, tennis court and plenty of walks from your front door. There is also a bar on-site, which is open in the evening.

    Holiday at Harcombe House and you’ll be supporting the work of The Fire Fighters Charity, providing life enhancing rehabilitation services to fire fighters across the UK.

    The properties are situated in an ideal location for visiting all that Devon has to offer, including Dartmoor National Park; the landscape is as dramatic as its weather, from its striking granite tors, to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather-covered moorland, to tucked away villages and hamlets. Whether you want a quiet, gentle stroll, or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park, 3500 acres of woodland which is just 15 minutes from Harcombe House.

    There are many cycle trails, including a great all-ability trail, with fun features for children with regular resting points that take in some stunning views over Exeter and Dartmoor. Or, if you like walking there are many different walks including The Butterfly Trail, which is a circular walk which, in places, gives you stunning views across the forest and over the Teign Valley.

    Visit Go Ape, a forest adventure park with zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of crossings. Crealy Adventure Park, a great day out for the children, is also close by. Many sandy beaches can be found nearby, or take a trip further afield and visit the historic city of Exeter, with its canals, shops and cafes. Plymouth has the Sea Life Centre, Barbican waterfront and Plymouth Hoe, a large, south-facing open public space. East Devon has dramatic coastlines and is excellent for walking the coastal path, where you can visit Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are many National Trust properties all close by and worth visiting. The English Riviera is also on your doorstep, with sandy beaches, steam railway, zoo, theatres and boat trips. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile, pub on-site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 9am-5:45pm (some days are restricted). Shared tennis court. Fishing available on-site (license required). Shared children’s play area. No smoking. NB: Pond, lake and fountain in grounds.

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  • Harcombe House - Bungalow 9

    Chudleigh, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC113


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire Fighters Charity - is the ideal location for a relaxing break. Offering holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday in Devon’s glorious countryside, while also supporting injured fire fighters across the UK, Harcombe House is just 12 miles south of the historic city of Exeter.

    Harcombe House provides the ideal environment for family holidays, friends to get together, or for peace and quiet. Each bungalow is detached and has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, and has amazing views over the countryside. Each bungalow has a patio with furniture. There is an indoor heated swimming pool which is shared with other guests, a children’s play area, tennis court and plenty of walks from your front door. There is also a bar on-site, which is open in the evening.

    Holiday at Harcombe House and you’ll be supporting the work of The Fire Fighters Charity, providing life enhancing rehabilitation services to fire fighters across the UK.

    The properties are situated in an ideal location for visiting all that Devon has to offer, including Dartmoor National Park; the landscape is as dramatic as its weather, from its striking granite tors, to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather-covered moorland, to tucked away villages and hamlets. Whether you want a quiet, gentle stroll, or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park, 3500 acres of woodland which is just 15 minutes from Harcombe House.

    There are many cycle trails, including a great all-ability trail, with fun features for children with regular resting points that take in some stunning views over Exeter and Dartmoor. Or, if you like walking there are many different walks including The Butterfly Trail, which is a circular walk which, in places, gives you stunning views across the forest and over the Teign Valley.

    Visit Go Ape, a forest adventure park with zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of crossings. Crealy Adventure Park, a great day out for the children, is also close by. Many sandy beaches can be found nearby, or take a trip further afield and visit the historic city of Exeter, with its canals, shops and cafes. Plymouth has the Sea Life Centre, Barbican waterfront and Plymouth Hoe, a large, south-facing open public space. East Devon has dramatic coastlines and is excellent for walking the coastal path, where you can visit Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are many National Trust properties all close by and worth visiting. The English Riviera is also on your doorstep, with sandy beaches, steam railway, zoo, theatres and boat trips. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile, pub on-site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (one is hospital bed, raises up and down manually), 1 single. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 9am-5:45pm (some days are restricted). Shared tennis court. Fishing available on-site (license required). Shared children’s play area. No smoking. NB: Pond, lake and fountain in grounds.

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  • 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

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  • Wetherall Cottage

    Welcombe, nr. Kirkhampton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: HPPV

    Wetherall Cottage is the perfect escape, nestled on the steep side of the wooded valley which leads to Welcombe Mouth Beach with its cliffs, waterfall, rock pools, sand and surf. Enjoying distant sea views, this delightful single-storey holiday home has been lovingly restored incorporating the latest green technology (exterior insulation, photovoltaic/solar thermal panels and air source heat pump central heating) while retaining many period features. There is a lovely walk from the cottage to the beach, with breathtaking coastal scenery in both directions. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    12 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single with single bunk over. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, air source heat pump central heating, bed linen, towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine (in external utility/shower room). Terraced garden, woodland areas, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steep garden with steps, slopes and unfenced stream.

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  • Lakeside Lodge

    Moretonhampstead

    Grade
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    3
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    Ref: 27757

    Lakeside Lodge is a wonderful lakeside retreat set within its own traditional Devonshire meadow. It is the perfect romantic escape and relaxing haven for walkers, cyclists and those who just love to fish. It is set within the owner’s 11 acres of grounds, but retains its own privacy. Lakeside Lodge is situated on the outskirts of the village of Moretonhampstead in Dartmoor National Park. This is a holiday lodge within its own acre and a half meadow. There are beautiful views from the lodge of its own private fishing lake, the wonderful estate and local countryside. On arrival you will be welcomed with a hamper full of local Devon goodies, fresh eggs from the estate’s chickens and complimentary dressing gowns and slippers. Finished to a very good standard, the lodge has oak flooring throughout. Outside there is a decked sun terrace with outdoor dining furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. Guests have complimentary use of fishing in the trout lake. Lakeside Lodge is situated between the small Dartmoor village of Moretonhampstead, the gateway to the moors, which has three traditional Devon inns with good food and local ale. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/ kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair. Freeview TV. DVD/Blu-ray. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone - incoming calls only. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake and stream in garden.

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  • Jubilee Cottage

    Leworthy, nr. Holsworthy

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30509


    Jubilee Cottage adjoins the owner’s highly acclaimed farmhouse Bed and Breakfast and is situated in a peaceful rural hamlet with views to Dartmoor. Guests can take a relaxing stroll around the coarse fishing lake within the property grounds or bring their own tackle and fish for free. There is a multitude of wild birds to watch, as well as the owner’s rare breed pigs and chickens. Also available to guests are home reared food hampers, which can be arranged directly with the owner. Holsworthy offers a supermarket, shops, town amenities, golf club, an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. Explore Bude and Widemouth Bay for coastal walks and glorious sandy beaches. Other attractions include horse riding, cycling, walking and water sports at Tamar Lakes. Further afield, guests can visit the pretty Cornish fishing villages of Port Isaac, Tintagel and Padstow, or head north to Hartland or Barnstaple. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft), 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 36" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Wii. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 14 years. NB: Fenced lake in grounds, 270 yards. 3 steps in garden.

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