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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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  • Emily’s

    Kingswear

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26785

    Nestling on the front overlooking the picturesque Dart Estuary, locations do not come better than the one this apartment enjoys, within reach of all the West Country’s premier resorts. Emily’s has been renovated to offer a bright and well laid out holiday apartment, decorated and furnished to a very good standard with a balcony to enjoy the views. The ferry taking you to Dartmouth is a few minutes walk and there are many beaches nearby, perfect for walking and bird watching, with a shop, pub and restaurant within a couple of minutes’ walk.

    Steps down to entrance then all on ground floor. Open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room: Kitchen area is fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Sitting area has open fire, Freeview TV, DVD, CD player and French doors to balcony with estuary views.
    Bedroom1: double bed (4’ 6").
    Bedroom 2: twin beds (3’).
    Shower room: shower cubicle and WC.

    Outside: Balcony with furniture.
    Parking: for one car.
    Electric heating and hot water.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Wifi available.
    No pets allowed.

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  • Webbery Manor Estate - The Linhay

    Webbery, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: HDDO

    "A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."



    High in the Devon hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries Webbery Manor Estate is an oasis of rural tranquillity. Steeped in history and with several noteworthy owners, Webbery Manor Estate was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was given to Nicholas the Crossbowman, by a grateful William the Conqueror as a Saxon manor. In the 17th century it passed to the Lippincott family, one of whom set sail with the Mayflower flotilla to settle in America. In the 18th century, John Cutcliffe, the grandson of the owner, fought at the battle of Waterloo and was personally promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
    Set in 30 acres of parkland and woods, with grazing sheep, deer, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. The delightful gardens have numerous specimen trees and banks of rhododendrons giving a spectacular spring display. While the organic walled kitchen gardens grow some more unusual varieties of vegetables to the UK. You will find Romanesco, Cavelo Nero, and Pink Fir Apple potatoes to name a few, all complimentary subject to season and availability.

    Originally the estate threshing barn, now beautifully converted to a two-bedroomed detached cottage. The barn doors replaced with full height picture windows with views towards the Bristol Channel and Lundy Island. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, solid oak floors, and hand-made curtains. Relax in the stylish, living room with Chinese carpet, and wood-burning stove on marble hearth. There are comfortable chairs to relax on and watch the flat screen TV, and doors leading to enclosed garden with views towards Lundy Island. The large bespoke kitchen with double range cooker is ideal for family breakfasts and informal evening meals round the large farmhouse table. The double en-suite bedroom room has triple aspect windows, brass bedstead and crisp fresh linen. The peaceful twin en-suite bedroom has period furniture, wood floor and plush bed linen.
    The lively market town of Bideford makes an excellent day out, with weekly market and working harbour. With so many pubs and restaurants to choose from, why not treat yourself to a meal out before heading home. Fishing and horse riding can be found within 5 miles. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and doors to enclosed garden. Well-equipped bespoke kitchen with range (gas hob, electric oven). First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Electric/gas range included
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio with furniture and views across countryside to Lundy Island

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 30-acre mature parkland
    • Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
    • Shared barbecue and gazebo
    • Parking
    • Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
    • Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • The Bay Apartment 3

    Torquay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28649

    A short walk from the beach

    Situated a short distance (800 yards) to Torquay’s sandy beach this holiday apartment is one of a collection of high-specification apartments, ideally positioned for enjoying all that Torquay has to offer. The property is furnished to a good standard throughout and benefits from French doors leading to the garden. It makes the most of its elevated position with far reaching sea views, perfect for relaxing and al fresco dining, and is in an excellent location for a family holiday, or for friends to get together. Torquay is home to an array of popular attractions, many of which are within short walking distance, including the marine themed Living Coasts. Other attractions in the town include the prehistoric caves at Kent’s Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village and a step back in time at Bygones. The nearest beach to The Bay is Torre Abbey Sands, a large expanse of golden sand that is family friendly. There is a theatre, waterfront bars and cafes and a whole lot more to do and discover. Take a trip across the bay to Brixham, or visit Agatha Christie’s summer house Greenway. Paignton Zoo is close by. There is so much to see and do here you will have to revisit. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with two sets of French doors. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, both with French doors. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Badgers Set

    Woolsery, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43332

    Adjacent to a fishing lake, Badgers Set is a pretty detached lodge just a few miles away from the north Devon coast. The perfect choice for an away from it all holiday in breath-taking countryside. The enclosed decking area wraps around two sides of the lodge; the perfect spot to relax and unwind with a lake close by where guests can fish. There are fabulous beaches for relaxing and surfing at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. The fishing village of Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets, and the rugged coastline at Hartland Quay are well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

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

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decking with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. NB: 1 step to decking. Lake in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • Lauriston House

    Dartmouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: HMJ

    From its balcony, main bedroom and kitchen this spacious penthouse apartment enjoys spectacular views over Dartmouth and the estuary, and the mouth of the River Dart To the rear of the property, there are fine views of the naval college. Set above the owner’s home, it is comfortably furnished and conveniently close to the town centre. Steps lead to a lane which will take visitors to the town centre with many fine pubs and restaurants. The beautiful beach at Blackpool Sands is 3½ miles away and the Torbay Riviera can be reached by ferry or steam train. An excellent base for exploring the coast and countryside of the South Hams. Shop 700 yards.

    External stairs to first floor. Entrance hall and stairs to second floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen/dining area. Living room with French doors. 2 double bedrooms, one (6ft zip and link), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

    Living flame gas fire in living room. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car).

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  • Lower Elsford Farm - Torfield

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC745

    Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard. These properties are in an ideal location for a holiday for family or friends, and can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Each property has its own enclosed private seating area with a barbecue. Located in an excellent position, allowing you to explore not only the 32 acre grounds, but all parts of Devon, and in particular, the 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its quaint villages, meandering streams, dramatic scenery, wild ponies and varied wildlife. The grounds include an ancient stone row, 5 acres of rough moorland, two ponds and a tumbling stream.
    Lower Elsford is bordered to the west by Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Woods. Indigenous oak trees are covered with lichen, demonstrating the purity of the air; whilst water is provided by the farm’s own natural Dartmoor spring. Views from the fields are magnificent, stretching over the moor to Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks, and on a clear day as far as the coast at Berry Head, with glimpses of the sea. Wildlife abounds, including a badger set, deer, foxes, buzzards, and in season the bluebells and snowdrops flourish. Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Peace and tranquillity is the speciality, whilst Lower Elsford Farm is still within easy travelling distance of many local attractions. Guests are free to help themselves to any eggs they find, courtesy of the farm’s resident chickens. Dartmoor served as the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s classic novels Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and as the backdrop for the film, War Horse. Dartmoor has the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. So if it is stone circles, menhirs, stone crosses and ancient villages that get you excited, look no further. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the farm is listed in the Domesday Book. There has been a settlement here for at least 600 years. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Shower room:
    With shower cubicle, toilet and washer/dryer.
    First Floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and patio doors.
    Second Floor:
    Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Third Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, sloping ceiling and velux windows.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, sloping ceiling and velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Shared games room with pool table, snooker table, table tennis, table football, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and selection of books. Shared 32-acre unspoilt natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Shared children’s play area. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 1.2m, open 8am-8pm) with shower and changing facilities. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, 30 yards away. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Orford Mill - Skirr

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: HSG

    "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. Open plan living/dining room with inglenook fireplace with Ben Franklin wood burner. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood burner
    • Widescreen TV
    • DVD
    • Sitting-out area and furniture

    • 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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  • Lower Aylescott Cottages - Smithy Cottage

    West Down, nr. Woolacombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29491

    Lower Aylescott Cottages (refs 29396, 29490, 29491, 29607, 30032 and UKC162) are located just outside the village of West Down, in the stunning North Devon countryside. The cottages are ideal for couples and smaller parties during the quieter months and are well suited for families during the school holidays. The extensive well-maintained grounds benefit from two fishing lakes and a children’s play area. There are walks around the grounds as well as some local footpaths. Lower Aylescott Cottages are all well-equipped and furnished to a good standard. The nearby village has a pub and local shop. The properties are very well-located to explore all North Devon has to offer. The renowned beach at Woolacombe is a short distance away, as well as the famous surfing beach at Croyde. For something a bit more rugged, head out to Crow Point and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The nearest large town is the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. Enjoy an ice cream down at the harbour and see the Damian Hirst sculpture at the harbour entrance called Verity. There is also the Tunnels Beach and the Landmark Theatre, as well as a good range of shops and restaurants. Other local places of interest include Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth funicular railway, which all make for a good day out. Exmoor is a short distance away and on a clear day the views can be spectacular. There are National Trust properties at Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. On site fishing is available. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Shared 4½-acre grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared children’s play area. Parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 lakes in grounds.

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  • Newbarn Farm - Badgers Holt

    Collaton St Mary, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44315

    Situated between wild Dartmoor and the holiday town of Paignton, Newbarn Farm is the perfect base for exploring dozens of attractions. The farm really does have everything: glorious views, barbecues, even a football field. There are lots of special touches to make your holiday magical, and adults will love the breathtaking views.

    As you meander down the private drive to Newbarn Farm, you’ll discover just how special it is, and a haven you’d never expect to find just a stone’s throw away from so many amenities. Newbarn Farm is home to eight holiday cottages, each with its own character and charm. Renovated to a very good standard, each cottage is extremely thoughtfully equipped, and is ideal for families, for friends to get together, as well as couples, and offers all the creature comforts to help you relax after exploring Devon. If you want a ‘good for the soul’ living experience, the complex is close to an abundance of fine dining and is relatively close to Michelin Star restaurants. It is central to a plethora of food fairs and shows, which after having visited, you can relax outside, barbecue some steaks, open some claret and champagne and watch the hot air balloons float across Dartmoor. When you have pampered your palate, take a walk from the property, with or without your dogs, and admire the sea views. Just before you go to bed at the end of a perfect day, look up to the night sky, ablaze with stars arching across the world and sliding down over Dartmoor, then wake up in the morning to the plaintive cry of a buzzard, the call of a pheasant, or watch the deer and trace the occasional fox slinking along the hedgerows.
    Ideas about what to do on holiday include experiencing wild Dartmoor and enjoying Devon ice cream in Paignton. Or take a bird watching trip from the harbour. You can do nothing or everything from your holiday base at Newbarn Farm which is situated on the south coast of Devon. It is in an ideal location for fishing with well-stocked, tranquil lakes easily accessible. The county promises to leave a lasting impression, and with breathtaking scenery; it is the perfect place to introduce the family to carp and specimen fishing. There are a number of lakes at the property (a licence is not required) and payment is available per day, or you can get a 24 hour ticket to go night fishing. Walkers and hikers can also enjoy the wild and rocky coastline, which is ideal for bird watchers, dog walkers, or just to enjoy some peace and quiet. South Devon has much to offer including Paignton with its steam railway, which will take you to Dartmouth. The award-winning Paignton Zoo makes a great day out for the whole family, and there are sandy beaches at Goodrington and Paignton. Take a trip to Brixham and nearby Dartmouth to see the castle and take a boat trip around the bay. Torquay has a theatre with many shows, the Living Coasts (a coastal zoo) is ideal for a family day out, and there are also many NT properties close by including Agatha Christie’s summer home Greenway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/1 step to kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft zip and link, can be twin) accessed via 3 steps. 2 steps to bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating. Large shared courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 42-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Coarse fishing at cost. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. NB: Unfenced lake 100 yards.

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  • Trinity Mews - Trinity Apartment 15

    Torquay

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC47

    Trinity Mews holiday apartments are located in the very heart of Torquay. Situated just off the harbour and within a short walk of a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment - yet based in a tranquil setting on a quiet no-through road. These picturesque mews apartments provide ideal self-catering accommodation for holidays at any time of the year. They offer some specially selected choices to enhance your stay including membership of Torquay’s top leisure facilities at the nearby Imperial Hotel (at cost).
    There are miles of walks including along the South West Coastal Path, over Dartmoor and riverside walks. Swimming and beaches can be found along the 22 miles of the English Riviera coastline, where there are 20 beaches from wide sandy stretches to hidden rocky coves. Boat trips in the bay are bookable from the harbourside and piers, and small boats and pedaloes for hire from most beaches. There is an attractive list of sailings for trips by sea or river bookable at Princess Pier, Haldon Pier and the harbourside, while there is unequalled sailing and yachting in Torbay, and the regattas in August are a superb spectacle. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is at Beacon Terrace, a short walk away, and for those wishing to learn more there are two sailing clubs in Torquay. Sea fishing is available from Princess Pier and Haldon Pier, or from rocks and beaches around the coastline. The beautifully situated 18 hole course at Torquay Golf Club is on Petitor Road, Saint Marychurch.
    Going further afield, you can ramble across the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, see the Dartmoor Ponies, and visit places of interest such as Widdecombe, while Totnes and Dartington Hall are less than 30 minutes away. Totnes is an Elizabethan river town with an ancient castle, and Dartington Hall has glorious gardens and world famous arts and music activities, making this an essential place to visit. Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth can all be easily reached. Paignton Zoo is only a mile or so away and there are river and sea cruises and steam train trips nearby. In addition to this, the South Hams has some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere. Whether walking and exploring the rugged Dartmoor landscape with its great granite tors and Dartmoor Ponies, climbing, letterboxing, horse riding, golfing, or just having a very relaxing break, Dartmoor has it all.
    Exeter is the regional capital for culture, leisure and shopping. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a few miles from the sea, it brims with colourful character and offers a delightful mix of attractions, restaurants and shops in a setting of architectural splendour. Enjoy heritage, arts, festivals and award-winning locally produced food and drink, or venture beyond the city and explore the Jurassic Coast of East Devon and the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Cot and high chair on request. Gas hob. Fridge/freezer.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. On road parking (permit at cost). No smoking.

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  • Eastleigh Barton - Barn Owl

    Eastleigh, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27820

    The perfect choice for a relaxing holiday, this tranquil retreat will appeal to all. Nestled on the edge of the small hamlet of Eastleigh, within glorious countryside and just 2 miles from the pretty waterside village of Instow and just 3 miles from the wide sandy surfing beach at Westward Ho!. These two delightful converted holiday cottages, beside the owners’ sheep farm, enjoy spectacular country views. Each has its own patio, perfect for a lazy breakfast as well as shared garden and some access to the farm with pretty walks to enjoy. Instow is an unspoilt, seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops, pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. Bideford with its historic port and lively market as well as the Lundy Island ferry is 2 miles. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, golf and riding, walkers and cyclists can enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.The perfect choice for a relaxing holiday, this tranquil retreat will appeal to all. Nestled on the edge of the small hamlet of Eastleigh, within glorious countryside and just 2 miles from the pretty waterside village of Instow and just 3 miles from the wide sandy surfing beach at Westward Ho!. These two delightful converted holiday cottages, beside the owners’ sheep farm, enjoy spectacular country views. Each has its own patio, perfect for a lazy breakfast as well as shared garden and some access to the farm with pretty walks to enjoy. Instow is an unspoilt, seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops, pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. Bideford with its historic port and lively market as well as the Lundy Island ferry is 2 miles. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, walkers and cyclists can enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps up to 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4-acre natural, unspoilt grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond (50 yards).

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  • Lower Elsford Farm - Pond View

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
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    Ref: UKC743

    Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard. These properties are in an ideal location for a holiday for family or friends, and can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Each property has its own enclosed private seating area with a barbecue. Located in an excellent position, allowing you to explore not only the 32 acre grounds, but all parts of Devon, and in particular, the 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its quaint villages, meandering streams, dramatic scenery, wild ponies and varied wildlife. The grounds include an ancient stone row, 5 acres of rough moorland, two ponds and a tumbling stream.
    Lower Elsford is bordered to the west by Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Woods. Indigenous oak trees are covered with lichen, demonstrating the purity of the air; whilst water is provided by the farm’s own natural Dartmoor spring. Views from the fields are magnificent, stretching over the moor to Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks, and on a clear day as far as the coast at Berry Head, with glimpses of the sea. Wildlife abounds, including a badger set, deer, foxes, buzzards, and in season the bluebells and snowdrops flourish. Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Peace and tranquillity is the speciality, whilst Lower Elsford Farm is still within easy travelling distance of many local attractions. Guests are free to help themselves to any eggs they find, courtesy of the farm’s resident chickens. Dartmoor served as the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s classic novels Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and as the backdrop for the film, War Horse. Dartmoor has the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. So if it is stone circles, menhirs, stone crosses and ancient villages that get you excited, look no further. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the farm is listed in the Domesday Book. There has been a settlement here for at least 600 years. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    First Floor:
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and French doors leading to patio.
    4 steps up to...
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth speaker.

    Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Shared games room with pool table, snooker table, table tennis, table football, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and selection of books. Shared 32-acre unspoilt natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Shared children’s play area. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 1.2m, open 8am-8pm) with shower and changing facilities. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, 30 yards away. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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