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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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  • The Bridge Inn Apartment

    Bridgerule, near Bude

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC301

    The Bridge Inn Apartment enjoys its own private entrance above a popular 16th-century village pub, close to the River Tamar. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, The Bridge Inn is renowned for its real ales. The quiet village of Bridgerule lies on the Devon and Cornwall border, conveniently located to explore this stunning area and is only 5 miles away from Bude in Cornwall, and 5 miles away from Holsworthy in Devon. This is the perfect choice for couples or small families wanting to escape and unwind and be close to some of the nicest beaches in the country, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks.
    The historic market town of Holsworthy has a good selection of local shops, supermarket, town amenities, golf club and an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. Nearby Bude, with it’s historic castle, vibrant town centre and vast array of good restaurants and bars is perfect for a romantic evening, watching the sun set over the ocean.
    Water sports and fishing are available at the nearby Tamar Lakes, coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, horse riding, cycling or simply relaxing there is something for everyone in this stunning location. Pretty fishing villages and spectacular beaches and coves are dotted all along this coastline from Padstow, Tintagel, Crackington Haven and Bude in Cornwall to Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Instow in Devon, and for a great day out, the famous Eden Project is within easy reach. And don’t forget at the end of a busy day sightseeing you can pop down to the pub for a drink and not worry about the drive home. Beach 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub on-site, restaurant 2 miles.

    7 external steps to the entrance.
    All on the first floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With electric fire and 40" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed and single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Shared lawned garden with furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps in the garden.

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  • Harcombe Cottage

    Seaton, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
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    Ref: W3654

    Beach and harbour within 100 yards

    Set on the edge of Seaton, this detached town house is in a superb location to enjoy walks along the South West Coastal Footpath (Jurassic Coast including Lyme Regis, 5 miles, Beer and Branscombe). Within walking distance are shops and restaurants, and only 100 yards is the beach. The quaint harbour is a stone’s throw away. There are opportunities for fishing, sailing, windsurfing, fossil hunting, bird watching and golf. Take a trip on the electric tramway from Seaton, through the Axe and Coly Valleys. The resort is close to tourist attractions including the Donkey Sanctuary 7 miles, Sidmouth 7 miles and Exeter 14 miles with its wonderful cathedral. Selection of board games is available at the property. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£20per week, £10 per short break 1st October-30th April). Bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. Video. DVDs and small library. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tuckenhay Mill - Clock Tower Cottage

    Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FJG

    "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.

    This charming cottage has a spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, lovely, large arch-shape feature windows and French doors opening out onto two pretty, south-facing patio gardens. Leading from the living room is a games room and snug with small snooker table and TV. Fully fitted kitchen with small breakfast area. First floor: Two comfortable bedrooms – one double with 5ft bed and one twin – each with en-suite dressing area and bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included October-May
    • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £114 per week or £62 for short breaks
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Dishwasher
    • Access to freezer
    • Small patio and garden with furniture
    • Games room with ‘fun’ snooker table (6ft x 3ft)

    • 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)!

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  • Moorhead Farm - Holly

    Woolsery, nr. Clovelly

    Grade
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    Ref: B6129

    Just 4 miles from the coast
    Outstanding views over North Devon countryside
    Perfect location for walkers and a haven for nature lovers
    Close to beaches and many local attractions
    Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna (at cost) and gym
    Games room and separate snooker room (lighting at cost) with full sized table
    9 hole pitch and putt
    One and a half acre well stocked coarse fishing lake. Carp up to 20lb
    Bar and restaurant (open Easter-Oct, Feb half term, Xmas and New Year)

    Set near the breathtakingly beautiful North Devon Coast, this friendly, family run complex is peacefully located within 10 acres of grounds with outstanding views over the glorious Devon countryside. Moorhead Farm is the perfect holiday choice for family, friends and couples at any time of year. The complex comprises of 17 properties, 10 apartments for families accommodating between 3 and 6 people set together in the grounds, 6 apartments for couples (and older children) set in a barn conversion attached to the main complex, and a separate cottage also attached to the main complex. The complex has fantastic on-site facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool (open all year), sauna and hot tub area, a well-equipped gym, games room and separate snooker room. Located on a 1½-acre, well-stocked coarse fishing lake, with carp weighing up to 20lb, in stunning surroundings, and a 9-hole pitch and putt course. In the evening there is a delightful fully licensed bar and restaurant to enjoy and give a relaxing end to the day (open Easter-Oct, Feb half term, Xmas & New Year). There is plenty to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather.
    Only 4 miles from the coast, this stunning location is perfect to explore the dramatic North Cornwall and North Devon coastline. There is the Hartland Peninsula, the pretty town of Bideford with a good range of facilities, and a trip to Lundy Island can be organised from the quayside. Westward Ho! and the popular Cornish resort of Bude have fantastic beaches, renowned for excellent surfing, whilst Bude’s vibrant town centre has a vast array of good restaurants and bars. Both walkers and cyclists will enjoy the nearby Tarka Trail and Moorhead Farm is the perfect touring base to explore the delights of both North Devon and North Cornwall. Coastal walks, and for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Parks are a must. Garden lovers will enjoy RHS Rosemoor, Docton Mill and Tapeley Park, and there are many pretty fishing villages nearby including Clovelly, Instow and Appledore. Tennis, horse riding, mountain boarding, paintballing and quad biking are all on offer locally and for a great day out, why not visit the famous Eden Project. Shop 1 mile.

    Holly is a Family Apartment
    Holly is one of five smaller two-bedroom, first floor apartments, situated in the grounds, but close to the facilities. These apartments command magnificent views over the North Devon countryside, both from the living room facing east, and the bedrooms facing west.
    Holly is a first floor apartment: Open tread stairs to living room with dining table and small kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas and electric heaters included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Gas cooker. Access to shared freezer. Balcony.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Coin-operated laundry room on site. Wi-fi (in main complex). Payphone (in reception). Shared 10-acres of natural, landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m), open 8am-10.30pm, all year. Hot tub. Sauna (at cost). Games room with pool table (at cost), children’s table tennis table, dart board and separate snooker room (lighting at cost). Gym. No smoking. NB: Lake and pond in grounds.

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  • Pinkworthy - Shippen Cottage

    Pyworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
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    Ref: W43414

    Peacefully located amidst glorious countryside, yet only 8 miles from the golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks. These three delightful, detached cottages (refs W43412, W43413 and W43414), situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, are the perfect holiday choice for couples or family and friends seeking peace and seclusion. Set in pretty grounds of 1 acre, with views towards the Cornish coast, guests can walk down to the babbling stream and enjoy the tranquillity and wildlife Pinkworthy has to offer. This historic market town of Holsworthy is just 4 miles away, and has a good selection of local shops, town amenities, golf club and an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. The village of Bridgerule is just 11/2 miles with its popular village inn, and nearby Bude, with its historic castle, vibrant town centre and vast array of good restaurants and bars, is perfect for a romantic evening meal watching the sun set over the ocean. Watersports and fishing at nearby Tamar Lakes, coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, horse riding, cycling or simply relaxing, there is something for everyone in this stunning location. Pretty fishing villages and spectacular beaches and coves are dotted all along this coastline, from Padstow, Tintagel, Crackington Haven and Bude in Cornwall, to Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Instow in Devon. For a great day out, the famous Eden Project is within easy reach. Beach 8 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Oil central heating, gas, and electricity included (£5 per night poa, November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared 1-acre grounds and furniture. Shared barbecue. Cycle store. Pet(s) welcome, to be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds. These properties have a security deposit of £150.

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  • Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Apple Blossom Cottage

    Teigngrace, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 25546

    Dating back to the 13th century these charming holiday cottages occupy a peaceful location, and command views over the owners’ 250-acre working Charolais beef farm, bordered by the River Teign on the edge of the village of Teigngrace. This lovely and popular part of South Devon has much to offer with glorious beaches, meandering estuaries and some very pretty countryside. Also within easy striking distance is the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, its wild beauty changing colour with the varying seasons, its picturesque villages, Dartmoor ponies and Tors. Walnut Cottage (ref 26729) and Oakapple Cottage (ref 26721) are barn conversions offering comfortable holiday accommodation. Acorn Cottage (ref 25544) and Oak Leaves (ref 25560) were originally farm buildings and have since been carefully converted into two spacious and very comfortable holiday cottages. Side by side each has its own patio. The Farmhouse (ref 25545) was the original farmhouse since 1640 and this now has been tastefully converted for use as a holiday cottage. Apple Blossom Cottage (ref 25546) is the original building, built in the 13th century and was in later years the kitchen for the farmhouse; now it has been tastefully converted to form a very comfortable holiday home. The owners will be delighted to show children around the farm and are always on hand to tell guests of the many attractions this lovely area has to offer. There are also chickens wandering around the farm, look out for the eggs. There is also a designated dog walking area, set in half an acre. Situated close to the owners caravan park, but retaining their privacy, all of the cottages have use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, there are also 2 coarse fishing lakes, (must have own licence or purchase a day ticket). Twelve Oaks is an ideal location for those who want to leave behind the strains of city living and relax in a peaceful rural setting. Wander along pretty streams, explore rambling woods, and trek over undulating hills. There are so many attractions close by including Go Ape or cycling in nearby Haldon Hill, Crealy Adventure Park and Woodlands all within a 25 mile radius. Closer to home, visit Paignton Zoo, Model Village at Babbacombe or the cliff railway. There are some very nice sandy beaches in Paignton, Dawlish, and Goodrington. Take a look at all the NT places such as Castle Drogo or Agatha Christies home Greenway. Take a ferry to Dartmouth and visit the castle or take a boat trip up the river. There is the steam train that is always a fun day out. Bird watching at the nature reserve in Dawlish Warren, or for walkers, walk the Templar Way from Teignmouth to Haytor - 21 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beans. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double accessed through 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Freeview TV. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped gardens with sitting out area and furniture. Shared children’s play area. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (4.5m x 10.9m depth 1.2m to 1.8m), open end of May-September, 8am-8pm. Pets must be kept on a lead (working farm). No smoking. NB: Two fenced lakes in grounds (500 yards).

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  • Westgate Cottage

    Lapford, nr. Crediton

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: HOOQ

    A charming Grade II listed building, Westgate Cottage is at the end of a row, in the mid-Devon village of Lapford, and is packed with character features including an inglenook fireplace. Lapford is on the popular Tarka rail line and has a village pub, 300 yards. An ideal location between Exmoor and Dartmoor for walking and exploring. Saunton Sands’ beaches are a pleasant drive; also visit NT’s Castle Drogo, Knightshayes Court and The Big Sheep. Nearby, Credition offers a range of shops and amenities. Soft play and adventure playground 2 miles. Small supermarket 1 mile, pub 300 yards.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Pretty double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels in
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi available at £20per week or £10 per short break
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard garden with furniture (adjacent cottage has shared access across garden)
    • Roadside parking
    • This property has a security deposit of £50

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  • West Beach - Osprey Premier Five

    Westward Ho!, nr. Bideford

    Grade
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    Ref: 27774

    Beach location

    This exclusive resort is the perfect seaside choice for beach lovers of all ages, with direct access to the glorious wide sandy beach of Westward Ho! just 100m. West Beach offers holiday accommodation with glorious sea views, the perfect choice at any time of year. Each apartment is presented to a very good standard and all have the benefit of a balcony from the master bedroom and living room, the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee and check out the surf. Ideally situated for a relaxing beachside escape and just a short walk from a good selection of local shops, cafés and restaurants. A stone’s throw from the National Coastal Path and Northam Burrows, this location is a must for surfers and kiteboarders or for those wanting to just relax on the wide golden sands and explore the rock pools. Bideford, 3 miles, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. Golf, riding and fishing are available locally or visit the famous North Devon Surf School where you can sign up for some lessons and hire all your equipment. Other attractions include RHS Rosemoor Gardens along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. For walking and cycling, the famous Tarka Trail passes close by and for family fun, The Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are a must. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on second floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Underfloor heating from air source heat pump, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Tuckenhay Mill - 2 Castle Cottage

    Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FCL

    "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.

    This quaint cottage offers accommodation on two floors. Open-plan living room with dining area. Fully fitted kitchen (low ceiling). Twin bedroom with walk-in wardrobe. Bathroom and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with separate dressing/cot area and fitted wardrobes.

    • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £110 per week or £60 for short breaks
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Access to freezer
    • Ground floor facilities

    • 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)!

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    Noss Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: HBT

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    Ground floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Utility with toilet. First floor: Door to garden. Large open-plan living/dining room with open fire and fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electricity and gas central heating by meter reading. Bed linen included. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.

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    Woolsery, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43394


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    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Playstation 2. Small library of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Verandah. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 100 yards.

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    Teigngrace, nr. Newton Abbot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 25560

    Dating back to the 13th century these charming holiday cottages occupy a peaceful location, and command views over the owners’ 250-acre working Charolais beef farm, bordered by the River Teign on the edge of the village of Teigngrace. This lovely and popular part of South Devon has much to offer with glorious beaches, meandering estuaries and some very pretty countryside. Also within easy striking distance is the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, its wild beauty changing colour with the varying seasons, its picturesque villages, Dartmoor ponies and Tors. Walnut Cottage (ref 26729) and Oakapple Cottage (ref 26721) are barn conversions offering comfortable holiday accommodation. Acorn Cottage (ref 25544) and Oak Leaves (ref 25560) were originally farm buildings and have since been carefully converted into two spacious and very comfortable holiday cottages. Side by side each has its own patio. The Farmhouse (ref 25545) was the original farmhouse since 1640 and this now has been tastefully converted for use as a holiday cottage. Apple Blossom Cottage (ref 25546) is the original building, built in the 13th century and was in later years the kitchen for the farmhouse; now it has been tastefully converted to form a very comfortable holiday home. The owners will be delighted to show children around the farm and are always on hand to tell guests of the many attractions this lovely area has to offer. There are also chickens wandering around the farm, look out for the eggs. There is also a designated dog walking area, set in half an acre. Situated close to the owners caravan park, but retaining their privacy, all of the cottages have use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, there are also 2 coarse fishing lakes, (must have own licence or purchase a day ticket). Twelve Oaks is an ideal location for those who want to leave behind the strains of city living and relax in a peaceful rural setting. Wander along pretty streams, explore rambling woods, and trek over undulating hills. There are so many attractions close by including Go Ape or cycling in nearby Haldon Hill, Crealy Adventure Park and Woodlands all within a 25 mile radius. Closer to home, visit Paignton Zoo, Model Village at Babbacombe or the cliff railway. There are some very nice sandy beaches in Paignton, Dawlish, and Goodrington. Take a look at all the NT places such as Castle Drogo or Agatha Christies home Greenway. Take a ferry to Dartmouth and visit the castle or take a boat trip up the river. There is the steam train that is always a fun day out. Bird watching at the nature reserve in Dawlish Warren, or for walkers, walk the Templar Way from Teignmouth to Haytor - 21 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity radiators included. Freeview TV. CD. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped gardens with sitting out area and furniture. Shared children’s play area. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (4.5m x 10.9m depth 1.2m to 1.8m), open end of May-September, 8am-8pm. Pets must be kept on a lead (working farm). No smoking. NB: Two fenced lakes in grounds (500 yards).

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