Higher Poulston Farm - Plough Cottage

Harbertonford, Totnes

Property Reference: CP63
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating
Swimming pool Exterior Living room Living room Double bedroom Bathroom Sitting-out-area Exterior Swimming pool Indoor Bowls Children’s play area Gym Tennis court Tennis court Kitchen/diner Twin bedroom

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Leisure facilities available all year
Indoor heated swimming pool/toddlers’ pool (open all year)
All weather hard tennis court
Approach golf
Snooker lounge
Pool table and table tennis
Badminton, skittles, short mat bowls and basketball
Squash court
Children’s outdoor play equipment
91/2 acre landscaped grounds
On-site information centre
Bike and kayak hire (available locally)

Set in a superb countryside location, off quiet single track country lanes in the heart of South Devon, the properties at Higher Poulston are ideal for all age groups including couples, friends and families. It provides a quiet rural base, yet within driving distance of the many splendid beaches and interesting towns that the area has to offer.
Featuring a fantastic leisure complex, with exclusive shared use for all guests staying here on holiday, the facilities are open all year around and offer something for all ages and abilities. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a separate shallow heated toddlers pool. The badminton and squash courts are purpose built to a very high specification. In addition there is a snooker room, table tennis, skittles and short mat bowls. In the grounds surrounding the cottages, there are large open lawn areas to play and picnic, some BBQ areas, a tennis court and approach golf.
The cottages at Higher Poulston are made up of a cluster of lovely stone barn conversions of varying sizes(, the spacious period Farmhouse, which is fantastic for a large family and the newest addition, Wisteria House(ref 25998), a contemporary barn conversion with a stunning interior, accommodating up to 20 guests.
All the properties are comfortably furnished with leather sofas, pine or oak furniture, well equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms, making this a holiday to enjoy and remember.
The friendly owners live on site and are happy to help. Many visitors find themselves revisiting Higher Poulston year after year. This is a very family friendly holiday complex; the ideal place for mums and dads to relax in, children to have fun, and grandparents to join in too.
Set within its own 9½ acres of private land, tucked away along a quiet country lane and close to a working dairy farm. Away from the farm there are many interesting places to explore. There is a little tourist information room on site and in here you will find plenty of ideas for days out and about . For your local shopping, the little village of Harbertonford, 1 mile, has a small village shop, a pub and post office. Also, the village of Morleigh, 1 mile, has a pub serving food. The ancient town of Totnes, just 3 miles away, has a truly unique atmosphere, with a range of quirky independent shops and bistros and is a vibrant and interesting place to visit, especially on Fridays when the market comes to town.
The South Devon coastline is close at hand, has many beautiful beaches and coves, scenic walks and pretty villages including Blackpool Sands and Slapton. Enjoy a day out in the riverside marine town of Dartmouth and take a cruise along the river to Totnes or the ferry across to Kingswear, and the quaint fishing town of Brixham, then ride on the steam train to Paignton or Buckfastleigh. Within easy reach are the English Riviera resorts of Paignton and Torquay, the boating and sailing centre of Salcombe on the estuary and the historic town of Dartmouth, nestling on the banks of the River Dart. Woodlands Fun Park is a great tourist attraction and fun day out for families, as is Dartmoor National Park, with its hundreds of acres of wild rugged moorland, both about 4 miles away.
Close to Dartmouth you can play golf on an 18-hole championship course (Higher Poulston visitors receive a discount at Dartmouth golf and country club). Bike and kayak hire are available locally.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room/play room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Dishwasher. Shared garden and furniture. Shared barbecue.

All properties: Electric cooker. Shared internet office with broadband (ref 25998 has its own wi-fi). Shared 9½-acre grounds. Children’s play area. Parking. Heated indoor swimming pool (12.4m x 6.7m, depth 1m to 1.35m) open all year. Toddlers’ pool (depth 0.85m). Shared leisure complex with pool table, toddlers’ play area, table tennis and indoor ball games room. Tennis court. No pets allowed from mid June to mid September, at all other times dogs must be kept on a lead within the grounds of the complex. No smoking.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. This is our 3rd visit to higher Poulston farm. we enjoy all the facilities especially the tennis court and swimming pool. It is very comfortable with everything you need for a self catering holiday. It is a little off the beaten track but as far as we were concerned a great position to visit all the places we wanted to go to. Mr and Mrs palmer are very welcoming and friendly. June 2012.
  2. Fantastic location and fantastic facilities. The leisure complex is excellent, the girls loved swimming and we enjoyed a game of tennis. Plenty of Places to visit nearby. March 2012.
  3. We had the most wonderful week’s holiday at Plough Cottage, which is based on Higher Poulston Farm. The facilities at the farm are absolutely amazing and great for our family. Our toddler ran from one activity to the next and we loved the attitude of the owners who had bent over backwards to provide everything for a great holiday - cake and fresh milk on arrival, trampoline in garden, video and DVD library, beach equipment to borrow. We can’t recommend the cottage more highly. March 2012.
  4. A warm cosy cottage. Very friendly owners and excellent facilities. Feb 2012.
  5. Fantastic place if you have small children as lots of facilities on site including swimming pool, trampolines, ride on tractor (hit with our 3 year old), pool table to name but a few! Aug 2011.
  6. The site has everything you need, even in poor weather. Good location with Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes within easy reach. Paignton Zoo was a good day out. The boat to Dartmouth was an interesting trip although i’d recommend you do the round robin. Some lovely golf courses at a cheap price after 2 pm at Dartmouth and Dainton. Overall we had a great time and would visit again. July 2011.
  7. Very good facilities on site - great pool and sports hall, nice outdoor area for the children to play. June 2011.
  8. We loved the family atmosphere and all the things to do, such as swimming and having access to the gym. The owners were really friendly and very helpful when our young baby became ill, they gave us the details of the local doctor. Even though there were a lot of families around it was still a peaceful location. We also loved being near lots of great places to visit. April 2011.
  9. The sporting facilities. Nov 2010.
  10. Warm, well equipped, clean. Jan 2010.
  11. Comfortable and excellent amenities. June 2010.
  12. Well equipped in good condition with plenty of space. May 2010.
  13. The size was perfectly adequate for our needs and it was well presented. April 2010.
  14. All that you would need was in the cottage or in the shared laundry room and if not then the owners very happy to help. Felt a home from home place and really would not of known if other families around when in the cottage. Jan 2010.
  15. Very clean and one of the best provisioned property’s we have ever stayed in. Oct 2009.
  16. The property was very clean and had everything you needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we wouldn’t hesitate in visiting again or recommending to family and friends. Nov 2009.
  17. Booking on line with you was easy and secure. The accommodation was excellent - the cottage was lovely and well equipped, the site was very well looked after with lots to do despite being small and quiet. The area was beautiful with lots to do and see. Excellent for children and adults alike. Feb 2009.
  18. The owners were very helpful and friendly, and always around to ask for help and/or advice. The children loved the freedom to play outside on the trampolines, football and tennis, and when the weather wasn’t so good, indoors on the table tennis and the pool table. They also loved the farm dogs and cats. On this occasion we didn’t use the indoor pool, as we were out and about visiting local attractions during the day, and nobody really fancied a dip. However, the new pool currently being built looks really lovely and I am sure that would hold more of a lure during the warm summer months. April 2009.
  19. Facilities very impressive and accommodation well equipped. The facilities on site made the holiday very good for the teenagers we took with us, particularly as the weather wasn’t brilliant. July 2009.
  20. Great family welcome. Great place for a family holiday. March 2008.
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