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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
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Pets
2
Threshing Farm Ref: HSSW

Located in the quiet hamlet of Patchole, these converted detached holiday barns (HSSW and HRRG), offer a combination of both character and contemporary design. Spacious accommodation goes hand in hand with very good facilities and all the modern conveniences guests may require during their stay. Both barns overlook the courtyard of the owner’s farmhouse with sitting-out areas. Patchole is set in the heart of the North Devon countryside and is well suited for exploring this area. At Croyde and Woolacombe, some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country can be found, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Barnstaple, the regional town, offers a range of shops. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

Beamed open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, patio doors and wooden floors. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed, TV and open-plan bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and 3 steps to en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared use of 4-acre landscaped natural grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from well
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in grounds

WAS
NOW
£330-£1138
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Shorewaters Ref: 19563

Excellent views from the balconies

Situated in an idyllic position on the banks of the River Torridge overlooking the Taw and Torridge estuaries, with far reaching views across to Instow and beyond. A unique opportunity to holiday in such an enviable position, the cottage has been refurbished throughout to a very good standard, and makes a perfect holiday retreat in one of the oldest and prettiest villages in North Devon. The cottage has the added benefit of two terraces overlooking the river, and almost all of the rooms also benefit from the views. A fantastic spot to sunbathe or enjoy al fresco meals in the long summer evenings whilst taking in the sights of the passing boats. Just a short walking distance from the centre of Appledore, which has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and village shops. Take the ferry across the river to Instow, which offers a quiet inlet and sandy beach along with a lovely selection of pubs, and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. Nearby, the historic port and market town of Bideford is just 2 miles, as is the dramatic far reaching sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with keen surfers, windsurfers and beach lovers. Locally, golf (Burrows course), indoor swimming pool, fishing, sailing and water skiing are all available. Family attractions such as The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Dartingtion Crystal Factory, Tapeley Park, Tarka Trail, Atlantic Village are all within easy distance of the cottage. Shops and pubs 500 yards. This property can be booked with The Waterside ref 30331 next door to accommodate up to 13 guests.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floors/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 bunk, 1 single (4ft). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Two balconies. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There is a tidal river in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£356-£1393
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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

Nestling peacefully high in the hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries, the Webbery Manor Estate - a Saxon manor listed in the Domesday Book as being given by the conqueror to Nicholas the Crossbowman - is a haven of rural tranquillity, yet lies within convenient striking distance of the North Devon market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple. In the 30 acres of parkland and woods surrounding the Manor House (rebuilt during the Regency period), grazing sheep compete for space with deer, hare, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. Stunning views of Exmoor and Lundy Island (accessible by ferry from Bideford and Ilfracombe) may be enjoyed from the grounds on clear days. Gardeners will delight in the many specimen trees and rhododendrons, and in the stone and brick walled kitchen gardens from which complimentary seasonal produce is made available to guests. In addition, the gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Marwood and Tapley Park are all within easy driving distance.
Four of the properties (HDDN, HDDO, HDDP and HDDQ) were originally constructed using materials from the estate and all have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with careful attention being paid to comfort and detail. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, they offer solid oak floors, hand-made curtains and wood-burning stoves with fuel available from the estate’s woodland. The owners’ tennis court may be used subject to availability (non-marking footwear must be worn). Dove Cote House is a substantial residence, truly unique with dove cotes set into the front gable of the house. The interior boasts vaulted ceilings, galleried landings and many other interesting features. The main bedroom has a roof terrace with breathtaking westerly views out to Lundy Island - just the place for breakfast or watching the setting sun with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s evening.
A link to the Groom’s Cottage can be opened up to create a six-bedroomed cottage accommodating twelve people. The Groom’s Cottage which adjoins the Dove Cote House has open-plan accommodation on the ground floor with French doors leading to a secluded walled garden. The Linhay, where carts were once kept and the hay stored for the horses which worked the estate in a bygone age, is a two-bedroomed detached cottage with a bright and airy interior which oozes charm. Both bedrooms enjoy westerly views over the Bristol Channel towards Lundy. The Appleloft, which once housed the estate’s cider press is a delightful spacious, two-bedroomed cottage with a gallery and vaulted ceiling, adjoining the Groom’s Cottage.
Chapel Cottage (H81), the fifth property, adjoins the Manor House (occupied by the owners) and is a conversion of what was once the family place of worship, whilst the sixth, The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS), has been reconstructed in the Regency style and has wonderful views towards Exmoor in the distance. It has been divided into two stunning wings, Cutcliffe Chambers and Luppincott Chambers. Each is sited either side of an internal light tower and can be booked separately or, for a larger party, taken together. The Garden Cottage is a spacious retreat for two, and as it adjoins The Coach House it can also be booked as an annexe to this property to create a five bedroom cottage accommodating ten.
Webbery is ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who just want to escape and unwind on holiday in a truly magical place. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks in woodland, along coastal and esturine trails and for the more energetic, The Tarka Trail is located only a few minutes away and provides extensive (and largely level) cycling with wonderful estuary views. The sea is never far away from Webbery and the long sandy beaches of Instow...

Wing of the Coach House. Shared central entrance hall with slate floor. Stairs to first floor. Large sitting/dining room with grand piano, period furniture and views to Exmoor. Kitchen. Double bedroom with period brass bedstead and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with 4ft French period beds and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Rugs on wooden floors throughout.

  • Freeview TV
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • No smoking

Note: Cutcliffe (ref HPPR) and Luppincott Chambers (ref HPPS), can be booked at Price Group V as a single 4-bedroomed unit sleeping up to 8 people. This is achieved by converting the Luppincott sitting room into a substantial dining room seating up to 10

WAS
NOW
£259-£925
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Victoria Lodge Ref: HSSX

Victoria Lodge is a very Victorian house indeed! Located close to the heart of the clifftop town of Lynton, this holiday home retains the ambience and appearance of how it might have been in the Victorian era. From the sumptuously furnished and decorated bedrooms to the picture collection, this adjoining house offers something very different, and is an ideal destination to spend a holiday or to celebrate a special occasion. Despite its very Victorian appearance, the house is very much geared to modern day requirements, with all the bedrooms having en-suite facilities and televisions. There is a good-sized shared terraced garden at the rear to enjoy the surroundings and guests can enjoy the popular walks to Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks which can start directly from the door. It is also a short walk to the heart of Lynton, which has a good range of shops, restaurants and amenities. Lynton is connected to its close seaside neighbour Lynmouth by the famous clifftop railway. Lynmouth is delightful and again has a good range of shops and places to eat. There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. At Croyde and Woolacombe some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country can be found, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor has lots to offer including Tarr Steps, the village of Withypool and a walk up Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. A day out into West Somerset is recommended with places such as Porlock Weir, Dunster with its castle (NT) and the seaside town of Minehead, home to the West Somerset Stream Railway. There are NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Large living room. Sitting room. Spacious kitchen with tiled floor and dining area with large dining table (converts to ¾-size snooker table) wooden floor. First floor: Three double bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Seven Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, shared garden with terraces, lawned areas and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • ¾-size snooker table
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steps in shared garden

WAS
NOW
£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Living room with electric fire. Kitchen/dining room with Italian marble floor. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electric fire included
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • Double oven
  • No garden
  • Easy walking
    access

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£346-£1037
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Higher Gitcombe Ref: HQQW

Higher Gitcombe is a beautifully appointed detached house of magnificent proportions, ideally suited for a family seeking a quality property for a very special holiday or family get together. Located off a quiet country lane in the heart of the South Hams rural countryside, it is close to the villages of Cornworthy and Dittisham near the wonderful riverside town of Dartmouth which is steeped in naval history. The house itself is approached via a gravel drive and is set in landscaped grounds of over
1 acre. The house is spacious with a light, bright and airy interior décor featuring original modern contemporary paintings by the owner. Each bedroom is themed and most rooms have their own
en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom, decorated in a French style, is a large room with its own
en-suite bathroom featuring a fabulous Jacuzzi bath and a walk-in dressing room. The nautical blue bedroom has its own private bathroom and again has a large walk-in dressing room area. The hot pink double and twin bedrooms share a shower room and these two rooms can be closed off together as a family suite, whilst the loft bedroom is ideal for teenagers with its additional pull-out beds and spacious size. The living room is a wonderful room with five sets of French doors. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped to cater for a large family featuring a 4-oven oil-fired Aga and a central island. There are beech and granite worktops and a breakfast area, this is the real hub of the house and a superb kitchen for entertaining. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with open fire and French doors. Dining room with patio door. Bespoke, well-equipped kitchen with oil-fired Aga and gas/electric cooker, breakfast area and French doors. Utility. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed, TV, walk-in dressing room and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed by twin bedroom). Twin bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, Juliet balcony, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling, Velux windows and two additional pull-out beds (each for +1 child).

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TVs
  • 4-oven oil Aga included
  • Two microwaves (one in utility)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Two dishwashers (one in utility)
  • Lawned 1-acre garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Hot tub
  • Games room with ½-size snooker table and 7ft pool table
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£2800-£4200
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Folley Barn Ref: KAAN


Nestled amidst glorious Devonshire countryside and just 12 miles from the breathtaking north Cornish coast and many dog-friendly beaches, Folley Barn is a detached barn conversion, with the owners conveniently close by. The property features vaulted ceilings in the living room and both bedrooms. The living room, the en-suite bedroom and the decking enjoy distant views. It is the perfect holiday choice at any time of the year. Guests are free to enjoy the owners’ 10 acres of land and relax beside the wildlife pond. The wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 12 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. Holsworthy, 2 miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets, along with a leisure centre and weekly market. The market towns of Launceston and Okehampton are a short drive, and there are several good local pubs and restaurants close by. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all on offer close by and, for family fun, The Big Sheep, Trethorne and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ramp access to decking with access to first floor entrance: Large, open-plan, beamed living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Two beamed double bedrooms; each with 5ft beds and TV, one with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet, step to one with 5ft zip & link bed and Velux windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Access to washing machine in external utility on request
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned, enclosed garden with raised decked area and furniture
  • Access to owners’ natural, unspoilt 10-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from bore hole
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in grounds, 33 yards

WAS
NOW
£342-£1363
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Middlehills Barn Ref: HLLJ

Tranquil countryside surrounds this delightful, holiday barn conversion, 10 miles from the coast. Lovingly rebuilt, with views across open countryside towards rolling hills of Dartmoor. Guests can explore the enclosed woodland picnic area with barbecue next to the natural beauty of Mambury and Stowford Moors (SSSI), owned by Devon Wildlife Trust - also 30-acre farmland (if free of animals, machinery). Adjoining the owner’s home, a magnificent base to visit Clovelly, Hartland Quay, Bideford, Holsworthy, Bude’s beaches, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Dartmoor. Fishing and horse riding nearby. Shops 5 miles, pub 4 miles.

Eight steps up to patio and entrance: Large beamed living/dining room with oak floor, patio doors and well-equipped kitchen area with electric range, breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft cast iron bed, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom with cast iron bed, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet. Two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms with TV. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Five TV/DVDs (four Freeview, one satellite)
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet access
  • Lawned area with picnic area, balcony, furniture
  • Shared 30-acre farmland
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External games room, snooker/pool table, darts board
  • Welcome arrival pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in farmland

WAS
NOW
£513-£1491
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Woodmans Stoup Ref: KAAU


Woodmans Stoup is situated in the conservation village of Colyford located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse dates from the 17th century, but has origins that possibly date back earlier than this. The property is a traditionally built thatched cottage and has a number of leaded light windows, some of which are shuttered. The property itself has an immense amount of period character with many original features still insitu such as inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors, exposed beams, timbers and window seats, all of which combine to create a delightful period ambience and an impressive holiday cottage. The property has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, and is ideal for families or groups to get together. Colyford sits on the A3052 midway between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and one mile from the beach which is located on the World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast. The property has gardens and grounds of about ¾ acre which surround the house and lie principally to the south. Worthy of special note is the delightful cobbled courtyard which is created by the house and barns which enclose it on three sides, ideal for al fresco dining. Within the grounds is the linhay barn, an attractive traditionally built building on two storeys which is built principally of stone under a re-thatched roof, making this a great games room. Also within the grounds is a detached cider barn complete with a very rare horse engine and original cider press. Colyford has a popular post office, general store and butcher which proves a great asset to the village. There are two public houses and a restaurant. The coastal resort of Seaton lies approximately 1 mile to the south and has a wide pebble beach, a small harbour at the mouth of the River Axe and direct access to the World Heritage Coast and South West Peninsular Coastal Path. The market town of Axminster lies about 5½ miles. To the east is the coastal resort of Lyme Regis and to the west are the fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe and the Regency Gothic town of Sidmouth. The county town of Exeter, 23 miles west, provides a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, theatres, and restaurants. Well worth a visit is Seaton Tramway; next to the tramway is the new Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve. The installation of a viewing hide and wheelchair-friendly paths means this beautiful area and its wildlife - wildfowl and wading birds in winter; dragonflies and butterflies in summer - are now easily accessible all year round. There is also a fantastic cycle way as well. There are many NT properties all close by. Golf, sailing, horse riding and many other activities are all available locally. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Spacious, period character living room with open fire in inglenook, window seat and flagstone floor. Sitting room with feature fireplace and window seat. Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen with gas Aga (for cooking), double electric oven, gas hob and underfloor heated tiled floor. Utility/boot room. Games room with table tennis. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature fireplace and window seat. Beamed twin bedroom with feature fireplace leading to single bedroom, each sharing an en-suite shower room with toilet. Further single room. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Beamed double master bedroom with 5ft bed and dressing room.

  • Open fire - inital fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Wii
  • Gas Aga
  • Double electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, south facing lawned ¾-acre garden
  • South facing courtyard and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1614-£2985
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Buddleia Ref: HMMO

Buddleia is a fabulous, well-furnished, modern holiday property of very generous size, superbly suited to a large family for summer holidays and family gatherings year-round. The owners have renovated it to a high standard to create a wonderful, detached home set in the village of West Charleton, between the riverside town of Kingsbridge and the wide expanse of beach at Slapton Sands, on the South Devon Coast. It has its own private gated driveway and large, enclosed, level, lawned garden - very secluded and south facing. Skirting the rear of the property is a large decked area with glass balustrade, table (seats 12) and steps down to the lawn. To the front is a small pebble Mediterranean-style patio area. This is a very family-friendly holiday home; the large kitchen/dining room forms the main hub of the house and - with its large breakfast bar and bar stools - creates a good social area for cooking, chatting and dining. The separate living room features a 42in plasma TV and wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy nights in during autumn and winter; in summer the large French doors can open up onto the decking. For children, there is an outdoor play area with a slide and swings. West Charleton lies on the A379 - one of the many villages en route from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. Within 20-30 minutes’ drive are many popular and well-loved locations in South Devon: the yachting haven of Salcombe, the rugged cliffs and tiny coves at Hope Cove and Thurlestone, Bantham Beach (popular with surfers), the busy market town of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Modbury, the famous beaches of Slapton Sands, working fishing village of Beesands, East Prawle - surrounded by NT coastline and close to the Start Point Lighthouse, the little sandy bays at East Portlemouth and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 50 yards.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, plasma TV and doors to large decked area. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), American-style f/freezer, TV and doors to decked area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, door to patio, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, large apex glass window, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. All upstairs bedrooms with far-reaching views to Salcombe. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with glass balustrade, furniture, sun loungers and large enclosed, level,lawned garden; small patio to front
  • Outdoor play area with slide and swings
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Equipment store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps to large, enclosed, level, lawned garden

WAS
NOW
£880-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
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Wayside House Ref: KAAL

This stunning, detached, contemporary farmhouse is set on its own in the heart of the Culm Valley with the most fantastic views across to the Blackdown Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Wayside House is the perfect place for a short break, an extended holiday or celebration with family and friends. The holiday property provides bathrobes, has a large games room, fantastic outdoor play equipment and a covered, heated swimming pool with separate wet room and changing room - this property really is a fabulous holiday house, and a perfect rural get-away! Adjacent to the pool is a paved terrace with a gas barbecue, and overlooks acres of rolling pasture and farmland. Across the brick pavure parking area is the annexe suite, furnished with a double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet for an additional 2 guests.
The Virginia creeper-covered traditional red-brick and slate roof exterior hides a stunningly contemporary interior of glass doors, underfloor heating throughout, maple hardwood furniture, double-glazed oak-framed windows, halogen downlighters, light wells and all the trimmings in brushed stainless steel. From here there are views across the beautiful Culm Valley into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. There are electric gates and entry phone.
There is so much to see and do locally when visiting Wayside House. This peaceful group of hills which lies on the border of Devon and Somerset has survived almost unscathed by post-war development. To the north the land rises steeply in a dramatic wooded scarp, while to the south it forms a plateau, deeply dissected by valleys. On top of the plateau lie open windswept spaces, while in the valleys, picturesque chertstone, cob and thatched buildings cluster in villages and hamlets, surrounded by a patchwork of small enclosed fields, and accessed down narrow winding lanes with tall hedgerows. Local pubs serving superb food are nearby including a fantastic local shop and cafe in Culmstock village 1 mile away.
Set in a stunning rural location, Wayside House is the perfect sumptous getaway and guests can even take their horse (at an extra cost), as there is spacious comfortable American barn stabling with full livery (optional) just 5 minutes’ walk away. After a long day’s riding, there is the indoor heated swimming pool to relax in. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Large entrance hallway. Spacious living room with leather sofas, maple floor and spectacular views. Dining room with maple floor opening to well-equipped kitchen with electric range and walk-in larder. Utility. Conservatory/sitting-room with air conditioning and 40" TV. Games room with TV. Separate toilet. Open-tread, turning, feature glass and stainless steel staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate annexe: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only), and en-suite wet room (no toilet).

  • Gas log-effect fire included
  • Electricity, gas, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (in grounds), 32ft x 16ft 6in, depth 4ft - 4ft 9in
  • Games room with Wii, pool table and air hockey
  • Outdoor play equipment including table tennis, climbing frame and swing
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Patio ha-ha (6ft drop from terrace)

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£1709-£4499
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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

Nestling peacefully high in the hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries, the Webbery Manor Estate - a Saxon manor listed in the Domesday Book as being given by the conqueror to Nicholas the Crossbowman - is a haven of rural tranquillity, yet lies within convenient striking distance of the North Devon market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple. In the 30 acres of parkland and woods surrounding the Manor House (rebuilt during the Regency period), grazing sheep compete for space with deer, hare, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. Stunning views of Exmoor and Lundy Island (accessible by ferry from Bideford and Ilfracombe) may be enjoyed from the grounds on clear days. Gardeners will delight in the many specimen trees and rhododendrons, and in the stone and brick walled kitchen gardens from which complimentary seasonal produce is made available to guests. In addition, the gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Marwood and Tapley Park are all within easy driving distance.
Four of the properties (HDDN, HDDO, HDDP and HDDQ) were originally constructed using materials from the estate and all have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with careful attention being paid to comfort and detail. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, they offer solid oak floors, hand-made curtains and wood-burning stoves with fuel available from the estate’s woodland. The owners’ tennis court may be used subject to availability (non-marking footwear must be worn). Dove Cote House is a substantial residence, truly unique with dove cotes set into the front gable of the house. The interior boasts vaulted ceilings, galleried landings and many other interesting features. The main bedroom has a roof terrace with breathtaking westerly views out to Lundy Island - just the place for breakfast or watching the setting sun with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s evening.
A link to the Groom’s Cottage can be opened up to create a six-bedroomed cottage accommodating twelve people. The Groom’s Cottage which adjoins the Dove Cote House has open-plan accommodation on the ground floor with French doors leading to a secluded walled garden. The Linhay, where carts were once kept and the hay stored for the horses which worked the estate in a bygone age, is a two-bedroomed detached cottage with a bright and airy interior which oozes charm. Both bedrooms enjoy westerly views over the Bristol Channel towards Lundy. The Appleloft, which once housed the estate’s cider press is a delightful spacious, two-bedroomed cottage with a gallery and vaulted ceiling, adjoining the Groom’s Cottage.
Chapel Cottage (H81), the fifth property, adjoins the Manor House (occupied by the owners) and is a conversion of what was once the family place of worship, whilst the sixth, The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS), has been reconstructed in the Regency style and has wonderful views towards Exmoor in the distance. It has been divided into two stunning wings, Cutcliffe Chambers and Luppincott Chambers. Each is sited either side of an internal light tower and can be booked separately or, for a larger party, taken together. The Garden Cottage is a spacious retreat for two, and as it adjoins The Coach House it can also be booked as an annexe to this property to create a five bedroom cottage accommodating ten.
Webbery is ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who just want to escape and unwind on holiday in a truly magical place. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks in woodland, along coastal and esturine trails and for the more energetic, The Tarka Trail is located only a few minutes away and provides extensive (and largely level) cycling with wonderful estuary views. The sea is never far away from Webbery and the long sandy beaches of Instow...

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
  • 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
  • No smoking

WAS
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£308-£1155
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