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Ratherton House


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Holsworthy, near Bude, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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This large property can accommodate up to 12 guests and features a private, outdoor swimming pool.

A hidden gem, Ratherton House is the perfect choice for a memorable family holiday at any time of year. Tucked away within glorious Devon countryside, just 10 miles from the breathtaking north Cornish coast and its many sandy beaches, this impressive, detached, luxurious house has been refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style, whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard with most bedrooms having en-suite facilities, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the property, offering plenty of space for al fresco dining and for the children to let off steam in the play area. The property also has Wi-Fi available. With the added luxury of an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and tennis court, it will be hard to drag yourself away from this unique property.

On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do. Nearby Tamar Lakes has a water sports centre, along with lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles away, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities, including 10-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, including Arlington Court and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill.

Holsworthy, 1½ miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. There are several good pubs and restaurants close by to have a break from the cooking, and for family fun the Big Sheep and the Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally, and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of north Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Step to entrance. Large entrance hall with bar area and oak floor. Spacious living room with bay window overlooking swimming pool and garden. Large dining room. Spacious kitchen with Aga, breakfast area, granite worktops and slate floor. Snug opening to patio and pool area. Sun room opening to patio and pool area. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. First floor: Double bedroom with super kingsize bed (zip and link, can be twin), TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with super kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, Blu-ray player, shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Double bedroom with cast iron bed. Twin bedroom (for flexible sleeping arrangements). Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, double shower cubicle, toilet, twin basins and heated towel rail.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • 5 Freeview TVs (one 50")
  • 4 Blu-ray players
  • DVD
  • Oil-fired Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • 1-acre lawned gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Private, outdoor swimming pool (heated May-September, heating available on request October-April, at cost)
  • Tennis court (equipment provided)
  • Children’s play area
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Couples and family bookings only
  • Please note: 5 steps in garden. This property has a security deposit of £250.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Children's Play Area
    Children's Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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    Celebration Houses
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    Active Family Holidays

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    Other than needing a couple more tea towels and the odd kitchen utensil, this is THE most lovely, relaxing, calm and peaceful place that any of us had ever stayed in, and we book a large house every 3 months or so! The house was beautifully presented, clean, tidy and a perfect retreat away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life, and we can't recommend it highly enough. We are very much looking forward to returning soon and will re-book before you all get there first! And apart from the small hiccoughs the kitchen was the centre of the house and of our wonderful stay. Thank you Ratherton House and team, we are really grateful and glad to have discovered you!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Great house for a large group - the interior is very nicely done. Swimming pool and tennis court a great asset. Outside of the house does need some serious maintenance - new roof and guttering etc. but did not affect our comfort. The only downside to the location is a dearth of god local restaurants. The nearest we could find was 11 miles away and did not allow children. However overall we had a great holiday.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Ratherton House very much lived up to our expectations. It is a great venue for a family holiday with plenty of space and good facilities. The four bedrooms in the more modern part are excellent - light, airy and we'll appointed. The other two are also good, but with their lower ceilings don't feel quite the same. They do share an outstanding bathroom though. We made great use of the pool which was wonderfully warm and is in the perfect spot for the afternoon sun. The kitchen is well equipped and with an Aga which means that a warm oven is always available, which was a real plus at times. The only negative was internet access. We didn't have high expectations in that regard as the owner pointed out beforehand that it wasn't great, but even our lower expectations weren't met as for most of our week we couldn't access internet at all. For many people that could be a plus if they want to completely disengage and relax, but when you need to hook up for important things, it's not ideal. Lots to recommend in this lovely property for sure.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Lovely house , great swimming pool. Waitrose 5 minutes' drive away.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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