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  • Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge

    Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FTD

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

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



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



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

    An attractive detached stone-built house enjoying a delightful position facing west at the entrance to Tuckenhay Mill with a pleasant rural outlook. Entrance hall with oak floor and impressive staircase. Period-style living room with open fire. Conservatory opening on to private garden and patio area with BBQ. Fully fitted kitchen with arch to dining room. Pretty single bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two large twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Second bathroom. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools £210 per week or £115 for short breaks
    • Two cots and high chairs
    • DVD
    • Mini radio/CD
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Conservatory
    • Small garden with patio
    • Summer garden

    • 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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  • Kingswood House

    Beaulieu

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: W40356

    Stunning New Forest house with pool and spa bath

    The stunning, spacious, detached house is located in a tranquil New Forest setting. The house, set in a lovely enclosed garden, has been tastefully furnished to a very good standard. The holiday property boasts a covered, heated swimming pool, available from March/April (dependant on weather) to mid October, as well as a spa/Jacuzzi room, sauna and a multi-game table (table football, table tennis, pool, table hockey, chess, drafts and backgammon) in the sun lounge, all for the sole use of visitors. There is also wireless internet connection available. Then wander out into the forest where you can walk for miles, exploring the peaceful woodland where wild ponies, deer and cattle roam. A visit to nearby Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum and Palace House is a must, whilst a short drive leads to the picturesque riverside village at Bucklers Hard and beautiful Exbury Gardens. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun/games room. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Internal steps throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and stairgate. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Heated swimming pool, open March/April-October. Jacuzzi. Games room with multi-game table. Sauna. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Dill Hundred

    Vines Cross

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: PZW


    In a rural location approached by a private drive, this secluded, detached holiday home has been refurbished to a high standard, retaining original features. Set within the owners’ 90-acre working farm, it has a large garden, outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area. Excellent for walking and touring. Easy access to Beachy Head and Tunbridge Wells. Coast 12 miles. Cuckoo Trail cycle/footpath 1 mile. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire, door to garden. Beamed dining room with conservatory, door to patio. Well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen. Utility room. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom (two steps down), toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite shower room, toilet. Separate stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room, toilet.

    Open fire - fuel included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Furnished garden with patio. Enclosed play area with swing. Barbecue. Parking. Unheated outdoor swimming pool, 24ft x 12ft (June–September). Shared hard tennis court. No smoking. Pet free of charge. Ground floor facilities. NB: Stream in garden and short drop from the pool side.

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  • Wheel Farm Cottage - Farmhouse

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
    9
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: 30120

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

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Utility room. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single, one with additional pull out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas hob. Electric oven. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pets - must be kept on lead.

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

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  • Sunshine Field Cottage

    Laxfield

    Grade
    9
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: BWJ

    Set in quiet country lane, this well maintained detached cottage is perfect for a family holiday, celebration or get together with friends. Steeped in character, with beams and a wood burning-stove in the spacious family/dining room, it is set in a delightful garden, which is perfect for alfresco dining, with views over open countryside with the added benefit of an outdoor swimming pool heated by solar panels. There is also use of an orchard across the road which is ideal for picnics, and guests are welcome to pick the fruit in season. With a bespoke kitchen and a sitting room with wood-burning stove, there is room for all the family to spread out. Just a few minutes drive away is the historic market town of Framlingham, which has range of interesting shops, restaurants and cafes all housed in buildings of many ages, there is also a 12th-century castle, a splendid example of Norman architecture. Conveniently placed to explore the delights of Suffolk, in one direction are the charming coastal towns of Aldeburgh, famous for its fish and chips and links with Benjamin Britten, and Southwold, famous for its pier and colourful beach huts, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Orford and the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. Whilst in the other direction visitors can enjoy the riverside market town of Woodbridge with a swimming pool and independent cinema, the ancient burial ground at Sutton Hoo (NT) and the Victorian seaside resort of Felixstowe. Shop 1 mile and pub 2¼ miles.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors, tiled floor and well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking) breakfast area and oak floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove. Utility. Twin bedroom with wood-burning stove. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, dressing area and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Oil Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, ½-acre lawned garden with furniture
    • Use of orchard
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Enclosed, outdoor, heated swimming pool (open May-September)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Cliff Cottage

    Mundesley

    Grade
    9
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: ABF

    In a fabulous cliff top position, this detached holiday property is within comfortable walking distance of Mundesley’s gently shelving sandy beach. A spacious family house, Cliff Cottage enjoys its own indoor heated swimming pool (available all year), reached directly from the hall of the house, which boasts a stepped Roman end giving easy access. There is an extensive, fenced garden with large patio area and brick-built barbecue, ideal for outside summer dining. There are wonderful, panoramic sea views from the first floor living room, second bedroom and garden, which extends to within 10 feet of the cliff face. This is a fantastic place for family get-togethers and celebrations with spacious entertaining rooms and comfortable bedrooms. The house lies in the seaside village Mundesley, with its good selection of shops and places to eat and drink. There is a golf course just over 15 minutes’ walk away and horse riding at the edge of the village. Along the coast to the north lie the seaside towns of Cromer, Sheringham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney, with miles of sandy and pebble beaches, excellent launching facilities for dinghies, windsurfing, waterskiing and good fishing. Cromer, famous for its crabs, has two museums, including the Lifeboat Museum at the pier, and is a wonderful place to potter around and enjoy its range of artisan and traditional seaside shops, cafés and restaurants. There is also the famous end of pier show, a cinema and Amazonia Zoo. The bustling market town of Sheringham boasts over 700 acres of NT parkland and is also the terminus for the North Norfolk Steam Railway which runs inland to the boutique town of Holt. Wells-next-the-Sea is a working harbour with a busy quay and narrow gauge railway, while Blakeney, with its cobbled streets and picturesque fishermen’s cottages, is popular with small boats and offers trips to see the seals; Blakeney Point itself is a nature reserve for birds and seals. To the south lie the Norfolk Broads, with over 200 miles of navigable rivers and waterways winding between miles of windmill-studded marshland, and passing through many pretty Broadland villages. There are also many cycle rental points throughout the area and designated cycle trails. Medieval Norwich, with its imposing Norman castle, is also not to be missed and offers guided walks (including a ghost walk), museums, and great shopping and eating opportunities. Stately homes, NT properties, great market towns and pretty villages to explore, beautiful and bracing walks, gentle cycling routes, and wonderful wildlife and bird watching opportunities make Norfolk a popular repeat destination. Shop 400 yards.

    Tiled entrance hall. Well-equipped kitchen with sitting area and tiled floor. Large dining room with further sitting/TV area. Utility. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: Spacious living room with panoramic sea views. Double bedroom with sea views. Single bedroom leading to large double bedroom with wall-mounted TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freesat TVs (one Sky HD with sports and movies package). DVD. Cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Brick-built barbecue. Parking. Indoor heated swimming pool available all year round, with shower room and toilet.

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  • Brompton Lodge

    Potter Brompton, Scarborough

    Grade
    9
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: IAC


    Featuring its own indoor heated swimming pool, this spacious attractive house with surrounding garden, stands in a hamlet on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Well equipped and comfortable, it boasts spacious rooms and all modern comforts, making a superb family holiday base.
    Just 10 miles away to the east lies the wonderful North Yorkshire coastline. Filey has a wide sandy beach which shelves gently into the sea, whilst the resort of Scarborough, popular with families, offers an excellent choice of restaurants and a theatre. Magnificent Flamborough Head with its bird sanctuary is 18 miles. The historic sea port of Whitby (25 miles), where the legendary Captain Cook learned his trade, has a beautiful new marina. The old town is a jumble of narrow streets, with ancient houses and little craft shops, and above the town, high on a headland, are the jagged ruins of Whitby Abbey, still an impressive sight.
    Inland is the market town of Malton, where a museum houses finds from the Roman camp which once stood here. Five miles to the west, Castle Howard, one of England’s grandest houses, is well worth a visit. Surrounded by magnificent parkland, it contains fine furniture and paintings, as well as Britain’s largest private collection of dress from the 17th-century to the present day. The attractive town of Pickering at the southern foot of the moors, is home to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, which travels across Heartbeat country. The city of York can be reached in an hour or so, with its superb museums, excellent shops and splendid minster. Flamingo Land and Ayton Castle are also nearby. There is an excellent golf course at Ganton (2 miles) and first-class riding stables at Snainton (7 miles). Good pubs and restaurants can be found in the surrounding villages. Village shop 1 mile, supermarket 3 miles.

    Large entrance hall. Large comfortable sitting-room. Spacious dining room. Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast area and French doors to patio. Utility room with door leading to swimming pool with sitting area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms each with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms, each with Vanitory unit and one with 2ft 6in zip-together beds. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot on request. High chair. Digital satellite TV (Sky sports and movies package). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone (honesty box). Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (28ft x 12ft, depth 4. 6ft), shower and changing cubicle. Local produce hamper (Winter bookings only) .

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  • Blagdon House Country Cottages - Cherry Cottage

    Blagdon, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: UKC184

    These attractive holiday barn conversions are tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Blagdon and situated just under 2 miles to the nearest beach, ideally located for a family holiday, not just in the summer but all year round. The properties have been renovated to a very good standard, with shared use of a sauna and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Blagdon House Country Cottages (ref 28149, 28150, 28151, 28152 and UKC184) can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests. Cherry Cottage (ref UKC184), the latest addition to the Blagdon House Country Cottages collection, stands out as a particularly special holiday accommodation. With a woodburner and a downstairs twin bedroom with a wet room close by, this semi-detached property is ideal whatever the weather, and also offers great ground floor facilities.

    There are many tourist attractions in the vicinity including Agatha Christie’s summer home, Babbacombe Model Village, and the award-winning Paignton Zoo. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway runs along the coast to Kingswear, opposite Dartmouth. Take a ferry across to visit Dartmouth with its array of shops and restaurants, take a walk around the castle and enjoy one of the tea shops for a Devon cream tea. Away from the coast there are plenty of places to visit, including the picturesque town of Totnes with some fine 16th-century buildings, and once a week there is a popular market. No trip would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor to climb one of the Tors or just take in the beauty and travel across the moor to Tavistock, where you can enjoy some dramatic scenery. There are many NT properties and plenty of swimming, sailing and angling. Torquay has a lot to offer, such as the Living Coasts, where the penguins wander freely, and the theatre which has shows all year round. Visit the yachting marina and a selection of fine gardens, in addition to Kent’s Cavern where the remains of some of Britain’s very earliest inhabitants were found. Discover the castles, abbeys, wildlife parks, steam trains and model railways, all within easy reach with many open throughout the year. Stoke Gabriel is only 3 miles away, located on the River Dart, whilst Dartingtion is nearby, known for its crystal. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room with French doors and beams/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 2 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet. Internal steps throughout first floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas underfloor central heating in wet room. 92" projector with surround sound. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (approx 10.5m x 5.5m, depth 1.2m) open 10am to 6pm every day, May-September weather permitting. Shared sauna (coin meter). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream, 8 yards.

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  • Beech Farm - Shepherd’s Lodge

    Wrelton, Pickering

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: KVQ

    "Winner of the Yorkshire Tourist Board’s Self-Catering Holiday of the Year Award four times so quality is assured... indoor pool and sauna . . . delightful location on edge of National Park. . ."

    Beech Farm Cottages offer award winning standards of quality and facilities in a quiet village setting at the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors. The pretty cluster of eight cottages, four of which are featured here, not only have ‘4 Star’ or ‘5 Star’ accommodation, but also have additional features such as an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, gardens, sun terrace, paddock, children’s play area, two llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks. Beech Farm Cottages have won the Yorkshire Holiday Cottage of the Year four times and they also have a ‘Green Tourism’ award.
    The cottages are set around a pretty courtyard and gardens backing onto open fields. Converted from Grade II listed stone buildings, they retain much of the original charm and character, with beams throughout. The interiors are superbly finished, furnished and equipped and the three larger cottages are rated ‘5 Star’ by the VisitEngland. The indoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of visitors to Beech Farm, has a sauna and spa. All the holiday cottages enjoy the shared use of a walled garden, sun terrace, paddock, children’s play area, barbecue area and two llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks in the field.


    The small village of Wrelton - listed in the Domesday book - is on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which has over 500 sq miles of moorland and forests, and there are country and woodland walks which start in the village. It has a cosy pub within easy walking distance. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park starts only a couple of miles up the road and the heritage coast is within easy reach. Walking, golf, riding, fishing and numerous village pubs and restaurants are all available within a few miles. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway runs from the picturesque market town of Pickering just three miles away. Pickering also has a castle and museum as well as pubs, shops and a range of restaurants. The delights of the seaside are only just over half an hour’s drive away where unspoilt sandy beaches (Runswick Bay, Filey), historic fishing ports (Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay) and resort attractions (Scarborough) can be found. The walled city of York with its minster, museums and historic centre is within 40 minutes’ drive. Other local attractions include Castle Howard, Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, and Rievaulx Abbey. Shops 2 miles.

    Built in a mixture of brick and stone, this very spacious property has five bedrooms, four bath (or shower) rooms and is graded ‘5 Star’. Entrance through covered patio into, spacious, fully equipped modern kitchen. Dining room. Large living room with second entrance. Second ‘snug’ sitting-room with additional TV. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Large bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    • £25 heating supplement for Winter short breaks only
    • Two TVs (one Freeview)
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Covered entrance patio
    • Paddock and meadowland field of 2½ acres
    • Children’s play area
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (open all year round – early morning to late evening) with changing room, shower and toilet
    • Sauna (coin-operated – open at pool times)
    • Spa
    • Adult and children’s bicycles available foc

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fires included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chairs by arrangement
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, two tumble dryers (coin-operated), ironing facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • Fax and e-mail service available
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    OUTSTANDING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES:

    • Indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa
    • Sauna (coin-operated), changing and shower facilities
    • Well-equipped children’s play and climbing area
    • Walled garden with koi carp pond
    • Paddock and 2½-acre field
    • Barbecue areas
    • Llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks
    • 29 Freeview digital TV channels and 20 digital radio stations

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  • Beacon House

    Bethersden, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: PQQR

    This imposing, detached, Georgian family home resides in the centre of its own spacious grounds. It nestles on the edge of a pretty village with attractive typically Wealden, weather-boarded houses and old hall houses. There is also a fenced outdoor swimming pool, which is solar heated. All rooms are spacious and there is plenty of living accommodation, making it an ideal retreat for family holidays or a reunion. It is well appointed for exploring the village of Tenterden - known as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ - and its antique, gift and specialist shops plus excellent tea rooms. Ashford offers the best of a flourishing market town with its rich mix of historic buildings, yet all the vibrancy of a modern international gateway, with Ashford’s International Eurostar station providing an efficient link to the continent. There is a wealth of attractions to visit locally including the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway which chugs through 10½ miles of glorious countryside. Guests can tempt their palette with award-winning wines, ciders and juices at Biddenden Vineyards (Kent’s oldest commercial vineyards), 5 miles. Dubbed the most beautiful castle in the world, Leeds Castle is 6 miles; this fairytale, moated castle offers golf, a fine aviary and a maze. It also hosts summer concerts and a spectacular firework displays around November 5th. Canterbury is 18 miles away: visit the historical cathedral embellished with Bethersden ‘marble’, as well as abbey ruins, art galleries, museums, ancient city walls, and churches. Small Hythe place is a local NT property close by. Shop 150 yards, pub 400 yards.

    Spacious living/dining room with open fire in inglenook and French doors to garden. Additional sitting-room with TV. Morning room with piano. Well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room Aga (Oct-Jun) with tiled floor. Laundry room. Play room with TV (no reception, for DVD playback only). Changing room leading into toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed an, one with wash basin. Three twin bedrooms, two with wash basin. Three bedrooms have wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Aga (October-May)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • 1 1/2-acre garden with orchard, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Solar heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open mid May-September) with Roman steps
    • Piano
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • G W Earle Hotels - Thanckes House

    Portwrinkle

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: 30739

    Enjoying beautiful sea views, these delightful, coastal holiday properties (refs 30734, 30735, 30736, 30737, 30738 and 30739) are wonderfully situated for family holidays, retreats for couples, friends to get together or those who simply wish to explore the Cornwall and its coastline. Whatever your requirements, the area will have something for your interest, whether it be an active holiday with golf, swimming, walking or fishing, or just relaxing on the local beaches. The local 15th-century inn enjoys stunning views across the Lynher and Tamar rivers, you can enjoy a real log fire and eat out in comfort, or perhaps just enjoy a pint of real ale and read the local newspapers. This is a perfect spot for enjoying a pub lunch after an invigorating walk along the beach, bringing the family for a Sunday roast, or treating yourselves to dinner or a light bite. Portwrinkle consists of two sand and shingle beaches, one is pet friendly all year round, there is also an abundance of rock pools and a small harbour. The approach is steep but the views of the bay are spectacular. The nearby hotel offers concessionary rates for guests who wish to use their facilities. These include an 18-hole cliff top golf course, a swimming pool and a sauna. These can be arranged on the day of arrival at the hotel reception. Thanckes House (ref 30739) boasts its own indoor heated swimming pool. Famous for its theatre, the city of Plymouth is about 6 miles away, and can be reached via the Torpoint Ferry. The Barbican Fish Market is the oldest and most interesting part of Plymouth, boasting a plethora of great pubs and restaurants. The National Marine Aquarium features the largest shark tank in Europe and is well worth a visit. For the more cultural, there are historic fishing villages, stately homes and gardens such as Antony House, Mount Edgecumbe and Port Eliot House. The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within an hour. Looe, Polperro and Cawsand are within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Sun room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin), one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room (no toilet), one 5ft (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Indoor heated swimming pool.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. No smoking.

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  • Chanctonbury

    East Preston

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: PMMM

    Standing gracefully within its own enclosed gardens with indoor heated swimming pool, this superb family detached house is located less than 300 yards from the beach. It combines modern comforts with plentiful character; there is a huge main living room with vast inglenook and open fire, wood panelling, Tudor style coving and ceiling finishes. The dining room also continues the Tudor theme with the furniture style, and also has a large inglenook with open fire. In addition there is a light and spacious conservatory overlooking the large lawned garden, and a separate TV room. Dining can also be enjoyed in the large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room or al-fresco in the garden during warmer months. The sweeping solid wood staircase with stained glass window leads up to the well laid out first floor including a bedroom with a four-poster bed. Ideal for families, the indoor heated swimming pool is open all year, and the popular unspoilt beach is less than 300 yards away. It lies close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying scenic walks, birdwatching, crabbing, fishing and swimming. Seaside resorts close by with plenty of seaside family entertaiment include Littlehampton, Worthing and Bognor Regis, or West Wittering is about half an hour’s drive. Chichester is also within easy reach, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, pubs, restaurants and popular Festival Theatre and famous Goodwood Races or Fontwell Racecourse. Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, historic Arundel with castle, cathedral and various shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, ideal for bird-watchers. Brighton is perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment. The South Downs National Park has walking and riding with many footpaths. Shops and pub 300 yards.

    Large living room with inglenook. Dining room with inglenook. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga and electric cooker. Utility. Conservatory. TV room with piano. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one four-poster. Three twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with large bath and separate shower cubicle. Shower room with large shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    • Open fire and multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Four Freeview TVs
    • Satellite TV
    • Four DVDs
    • Wii
    • CD
    • Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Private swimming pool (26ft x 16ft, depth 3.5ft to 5ft)
    • No smoking

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