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The Chantry

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Kingsteignton, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps12
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms6
Pets0
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Description

This quirky property features themed bedrooms and a plunge pool, and is just 4 miles from the beach.

Dating back to 1815, this beautiful, quirky, thatched property, forming the major part of the original vicarage, is the perfect location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. Described by the Georgian Group, dedicated to preserving buildings from this period, as ‘one of the very best examples of the cottage orne genre in the country’. On entering this Grade II* listed property, guests cannot help but be impressed with the large 24ft circular reception hall, containing a 600 year old ruud screen, reputedly conferscated from Kingsteignton chuch 200 years ago, this is the door way into a 10 sided dining room. Leading off the reception hall is an elegant sweeping cantilevered staircase rising to the galleried landing. Natural light is admitted through a rooftop lantern cupola positioned directly over the reception hall and landing. There are many original features within the property, including the Gothic windows, door alcoves and the doors leading to the dining room which are 600 years old. Approached via a sweeping driveway passing a gatehouse, the secluded gardens feature a cobbled terrace beneath the veranda and a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and plants. Directly from the rear of the breakfast room, a 10ft by 20ft plunge pool occupies a completely private position with a timber decked terrace. A shaped lawn adjoins the terrace having a flagged patio under a gazebo, making this area of the garden ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Although close to a road, the property offers privacy. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, and offers spacious themed bedrooms, including chrome, Greek, African, Arabian and flowers. There are many beaches within a short drive, and Dartmoor is approximately 20 minutes away. The Times newspaper voted Dawlish Warren as one of the ‘Top Ten Places by the Sea’, and is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a traditional seaside holiday. As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildlife and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site. From here, gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the habitats on-site. Shaldon beach is where visitors will find some of the most spectacular coastline in South Devon. Because of its location and the way the sands have formed, it’s perfect for a number of water sports, including sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and rowing, Shaldon is close to attractions such as the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor and Haytor and Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves on the Templar Way, an 18-mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway and the Stover Canal, before finally passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon. There are many NT properties close by, including Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenway. Paignton Zoo, Model Village, Cockington, Sea life Centre, Brixham, Dartmouth and Dartmoor are all close by. Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral, is a mere 20-minute drive, where visitors can browse the many shops and cafes, or take a boat trip up the river to tucked away pubs. Visit Crealy Adventure Park, ideal for a family day out, or at Haldon there are many cycle ways and Go Ape. Beach 4 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious dining room. Spacious kitchen with 8 burner range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Twin bedroom with TV. Wet room (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Original, cantilevered stone staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with Greek theme, 6ft 6in bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, twin basins and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with TV, one with Arabian theme, four-poster bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with ball and claw foot bath and toilet (also accessed from hall), one with chrome theme and en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms; each with TV. one with African theme and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with flowers theme and en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Seven Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • 8 burner range
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed garden with decked terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Outdoor heated plunge pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft 6in to 4ft 6in), open 1st April-30th September, other months by arrangement at extra cost
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Please note: There is a pond in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £300.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Truly Unique
    Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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Customer Comments

  • 8

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    We thouragley enjoyed our holiday at the chantry The owners were excellent and very helpful The chantry is in need of a lot of TLC and is getting very shabby inside and out. The location is good for exploring Devon

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Chantry. We are always looking to make our property more comfortable for our guests therefore we have an ongoing programme of decoration and maintenance. We do try to be as unobtrusive as possible however on the other hand; we are always available to help when needed.

  • 6

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    We enjoyed our stay at the chantry. But the cooking equipment needs to be looked into. The saucepans were very rusty and you had to make do with the few utensils supplied. The pool was a huge bonus we all enjoyed it old and young. The rooms were clean and tidy. Kay and Steve were welcoming. We feel that over £3000 was quite expensive for the week. We would not stay again purley for the fact that we do not visit the same place twice.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback, compliments and suggestions, which are always welcomed. We are sorry about the saucepans however; we are pleased we managed to replace these items straight away.

  • 10

    06/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. Kay and Steve made us feel very welcome with a lovely welcome pack and great Christmas decorations. We stayed here as a party of 12 for New Year and had a blast! Thank you x


  • 8

    20/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    We stayed here for Xmas week and had a fantastic stay. The house is breathtaking. The dining room and hallway were set up perfect for xmas. We went to the seaside on a few occasions as it was only 15-20 mins away from seaside towns. We even had the use of the swimming pool over xmas which the children loved. Fantastic heated pool.


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