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For a place steeped in history in the heart of Devon, try the market town of Newton Abbot. Dating back to 1220 AD, the town came into existence when the Abbots of Torre Abbey built a 'new town', where the River Teign turns into an estuary.

The town's wealth grew from the wool and leather trades in the Middle Ages. Later, in 1583, when local adventurer Humphrey Gilbert landed in Newfoundland and claimed it for the British, a trade route was set up between the two places. In the 19th Century, ball clay was found nearby and this material was shipped through Newton Quay to lands beyond. Today, the site of the old quarry is a wonderful country park with ponds, streams, a watersports lake and play areas and trail for children.

In the 21st Century, Newton Abbot remains a thriving market town with several interesting historic buildings to visit, including Old Forde House, which had both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell to stay, but not at the same time, the 13th Century Bradley Manor and Tucker's Maltings, a working malt-house that runs fascinating brewing tours.

It's well placed to explore the rest of Devon. Mysterious Dartmoor with its famous tors and rugged scenery lies to the west and the English Riviera to the south, where plenty of seaside fun can be had on the beautiful beaches of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The spectacular scenery of South Devon with its red cliffs is also within easy reach.

Newton Abbot is also home to its famous racecourse, which is a major venue for thoroughbred horses. It also hosts regular antiques sales.

For a holiday that encompasses both town and country, Newton Abbot is a wonderful venue. Search holiday cottages in Newton Abbot for a coattge break full of interest and variety.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Pleasant Maris Ref: 23210

Set on a country lane in the delightful village of East Ogwell, this cottage, one of a pair, makes a comfortable base. Golf and tennis within 2 miles, while Newton Abbot and Torquay offer more amenities. Dartmoor offers walking and riding and is home to the Dartmoor pony The south Devon coast boasts sandy beaches and striking views. Within easy reach are Paignton Zoo, The Babbacombe Model Village, The Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead and the National Shire Horse Centre at Yealmpton. Brixham, 10 miles, Dartmouth, 14 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 3 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£269-£1062
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
The Chantry Ref: KAAO


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). Separate 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
  • 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
  • NB: Pond in
    garden

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£1414-£2985
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Haven House Ref: 28849

Situated just 6 miles from the English Riviera and coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of nature reserves and National Trust properties, this very attractive Victorian, semi-detached, holiday property, built in 1898, has many original features and has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Within a few minutes’ walk to the market town of Newton Abbot which offers shops, restaurants and local pubs. Dartmoor with its famous ponies, dramatic landscapes, abundance of wildlife and the South Devon Coast offers superb days out. Historic Dartmouth and Salcombe with its beaches and sailing are also easily accessible. There is so much on offer in Devon, and Haven House is conveniently situated. Whether you are taking a family holiday, friends holidaying together or a celebration, this is the perfect house. Exeter with its fantastic cathedral is only a 30-minute drive, Plymouth which has an aquarium, The Hoe and The Barbican is only a 35-minute drive. Amazing walks along the Jurassic Coastal Path taking in places such as Lyme Regis, Branscombe and Sidmouth approximately 40 minutes’ drive. Haven House offers a spacious family holiday home and the second living room leads directly to the enclosed garden through the patio doors. There is a multitude of picturesque villages and historic inns, and always round the corner lies somewhere to indulge in a delicious cream tea. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin both with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Range. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£669-£1919
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Ashcombe Ref: HRRX

Overlooking the beautiful Devon countryside, with far reaching views, is this lovely, detached, single-storey property with a large enclosed garden and private hot tub; the ideal location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. The property is spacious and is set in a very quiet location. Within the garden is a therapy cabin. This offers Rieki, Swedish Body Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. These treatments are by appointment only and at an additional cost. Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing break to recharge the batteries, Ashcombe is in the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot, Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active there’s surfing at Bigbury, or visit Haldon Forest with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! for the children. Torbay is easily reached as well as Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with its bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with open fire and wooden floor. Spacious kitchen with dining area and patio doors. Study. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite wet room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with spa bath, separate shower cubicle and 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
  • Radio/CD
  • DVD
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£810-£1876
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Bottor Rock Lodge Ref: 30620


Situated on the edge of the owners’ working farm yet offering privacy, this detached holiday property is an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a quiet part of Devon. Close to Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, the area is a wonderful spot for walking, bird watching or looking for local wildlife. The lodge has been decorated and finished to a very good standard, offering spacious accommodation. With an open fire in the living room, Bottor Rock Lodge is ideal for all year round holidays. With stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the property has its own private, outdoor, secluded seating area and is ideal for al fresco dining. Guests can enjoy the indoor games room with table football, small pool table, TV and darts. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, Bottor Rock Lodge is well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, as well as many tourist attractions. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, and walkers can enjoy many stunning walks. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close by. Haldon is also close by offering fantastic cycle ways and Go Ape, perfect for the active visitor. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Games room. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 48" satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Electricity aga (winter only). Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Games room with table football, pool table and dartboard. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps and a drop in the garden.

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£796-£1857
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Dunley Farmhouse Ref: 30438


Set in the heart of rural countryside, this spacious and well furnished detached farmhouse, dating back to 1760, shares 15 acres of grounds with the owner on this working farm, making it an ideal holiday home for families of all ages all year round. Whether for a holiday in the height of summer, enjoying the many attractions and beaches in the area, or for a family gathering in off peak season for a celebration, Dunley Farmhouse is a superb choice. There is an enclosed garden ideal for BBQ or al fresco dining, with amazing views across the beautiful Devon countryside, see the ducks and chickens as they wander freely around the farm. There is a woodburner in the living room ideal for all year round holidays. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway; the farmhouse is well situated for all attractions, such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, and tourist attractions. A haven for birdwatchers and walkers will enjoy the many stunning walks in the area. Pretty Bovey Tracey, 1 mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out, take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. There are many NT properties all close by. Haldon is also close offering fantastic cycle ways and Go Ape for the active visitor. Evening meals are also available at an extra cost, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking. Beach 8 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft sleigh bed) with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet (one with step up to the en-suite), 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Gas aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 15-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge, to be kept on lead at all times - working farm. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced pond, 50 yards. 4 ponds and 2 streams in grounds.

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£1443-£2783
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