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Totnes has a unique laid back atmosphere, lovely river side setting and a rich historical past.

Set in the rolling red-earthed hills of South Devon, the market town of Totnes offers a fascinating history and is often referred to as one of Devon's gems. The town is full of colour and character with individual, quirky shops, cafes and restaurants that sell local produce and a twice weekly market on Fridays and Saturdays. At the picturesque quay you can take ferry trips down the River Dart to Dartmouth.

Visitors to Totnes have a choice of two castles; Berry Pomeroy Castle is rumoured to be the most haunted castle in England while Totnes Castle is well worth the climb up to the castle keep, where you'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the town across to the River Dart.

For a day out with a difference, the Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy is highly recommended, and China Blue is perfect for a rainy day, where you can create and paint your own pottery and shop for unique gifts and home wares.

There's plenty going on from your Totnes cottage; you'll find a wide range of things to see and do nearby, but if history and visitor attractions aren't your thing, grab your walking boots and head off into the Dartmoor countryside or enjoy a taste of the fresh sea air; you'll be sure to find a welcoming watering hole along the way to enjoy a spot of lunch and a pint of the local ale.

Start your discovery of this wonderful area and search for Totnes holiday cottages today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Retreat Ref: 28059

The Retreat is a cosy, mid-terraced stone holiday cottage over 200 years old, tucked away in the little village of Harbertonford, just outside the historic market town of Totnes. Ideally located in the middle of South Devon, ideal for exploring the many beaches, quaint villages and interesting towns that this area has to offer. The vibrant and quirky town of Totnes is a pure delight to visit with its many independent shops, restaurants and bistros. Dartmouth is a well known haven for seafarers and also has a lovely selection of shops and eateries, you can even catch a ferry around the coast to visit the English Riviera. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in), 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 5 steps to sitting-out area.

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NOW
£211-£761
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Peaceful setting. Idyllic and tranquil surroundings
If you are looking for a tranquil, relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle then this is the place for you. Coombe House Cottages (refs W1400, W1497 and W1498) are situated in a designated AONB in the heart of rural Devon, situated in a sheltered south facing valley off the beaten track and surrounded by rolling meadows and woodland. The abundance of wildlife is fabulous, and the lawns and lake to the front are very pretty in the summer with brightly flowering azaleas and rhododendrons. Each property has its own trestle table for al fresco dining in the sunshine. The cosy cottages have been converted from original stone farm barns and retain much original character. The delight of holidaying here is the quietness of the place. This little complex of properties is set in 33 acres of beautiful countryside and stands at the head of a broad valley. Across from Coombe House (ref W42221) is a delightful natural pond, thriving with wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies. The cottages are positioned to the rear of Coombe House and each offers very well appointed accommodation. The owner places fresh flowers in each property and guests can buy fresh herbs and vegetables from the owner (seasonal), as well as flowers, as and when available. The complex lies within 4 miles of Dartmoor National Park and within easy reach of some of the cleanest beaches in England (Bigbury and Blackpool Sands). The coastal paths offer superb walks and magnificent scenery. There are also many Green Lane walks, one of which runs through part of the estate. Several National Trust properties and gardens are nearby. Totnes and Dartmouth with their award-winning restaurants are a short distance away. The beautiful gardens feature a lake, a stream and small pond where wildlife abounds. As you stroll around the gardens you will probably encounter moorhens, pheasants or ducks, and if you take an evening walk in the woods you may catch a glimpse of a badger, fox or deer. Bird life is varied, look out for buzzards, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers and owls. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with sofa bed and beams. Dining room/kitchen. Can be linked with W1400 to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Cot. Laundry facilities in separate utility room. Freezer.

All properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£35per week 1st October-30th April). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. 33 acres of shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: 2 streams and a lake in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£234-£467
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. 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, with 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 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, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

A beautifully appointed barn conversion having the benefit of a large living room with wood-burning stove and French windows opening on to enclosed courtyard garden with patio and teak garden furniture. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with extendable table seating eight. Double bedroom (being on ground floor is ideal for those having difficulty with stairs) with 5ft bed, flatscreen TV (Freeview) and en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with flatscreen TV (Freeview) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, NSH and central heating included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two additional flatscreen TVs (Freeview)
  • Video (small library)
  • Playstation/DVD (selection of games/ DVDs)
  • Children’s puzzles and games
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Courtyard garden with teak furniture
  • Large gas barbecue
  • Organic food and wine deliveries by arrangement

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£649-£2120
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

"Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.




South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb Blue Flag beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.



A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.

This charming cottage has a spacious open-plan living/dining room with lovely, large arch-shape feature windows and French doors opening out onto two pretty, south-facing patio gardens. Leading from the living room is a games room and snug with small snooker table and TV. Fully fitted kitchen with small breakfast area. First floor: Two comfortable bedrooms – one double with 5ft bed and one twin – each with en-suite dressing area and bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £104 per week or £52 for short breaks
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Small patio and garden with furniture
  • Games room with ‘fun’ snooker table (6ft x 3ft)
  • Friday to Friday

  • Bed linen included
  • High chairs and additional travel cots available by arrangement (one high chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Modern flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi internet access (badminton/games hall)
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Shared barbecue area
  • Ample parking for cars and boats
  • Two pints of milk on arrival
  • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
  • NB: Stream in mill grounds
    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer by £1 slot meter
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 October) and all-weather tennis court
  • Superb indoor leisure complex with two heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and drench shower (Roman Pool open daily 8.30 am to 8.30 pm – Wednesdays to 9 pm – for all ages, under adult supervision. Waterfall Pool open daily 8.30 am to 6.30 pm for adults and children over 10 accompanied by a swimming adult)
    FACILITIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN:
  • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
  • Extra travel cots and high chairs provided
  • Mother and baby changing facility with walk-in shower/wet room (indoor pool). Roman pool with shallow learning bay.
    DOGS WELCOME:
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat) (Dogs go free 2 November - 13 December).

THE TUCKENHAY POOLS
Tuckenhay is renowned for its spectacular award winning indoor pools with glass mosaics and hand-painted silk murals, they combine exotic decoration with the most modern dehumidification and purification equipment and full changing facilities.
ROMAN POOL
This dramatic Roman style 32ft pool (4ft 6in deep) has a safe children’s bay reached by separate steps. Completing the experience are sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter), a refreshing cool drench shower fed from the underground spring and a separate Jacuzzi with hydro jets.
Open daily from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Children must be supervised.
WATERFALL POOL
This award winning pool is sculptured in a curved shape over 40ft long (4ft 6in deep), and bounded in part by a natural grotto rock face of tumbling water. It incorporates the ultimate in water movement technology: floor and wall massage jets, water volcanoes, water cannons and swim jets. There are two Jacuzzis - one in the pool - sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter) and hot and cold spring-fed showers.
Separate mother and baby changing facilities with walk-in shower/wet room. Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Adults and children over ten with a swimming adult.
The extra charge for use of pools and heating, detailed in the cottage descriptions is all inclusive in the final balance.
HEATED OUTDOOR POOL - with heated hot tub with sauna and drench shower
This 60ft pool (3ft - 6ft 6in deep) has landscaped riverside sunbathing terrace and sloping lawn to stream. Open daily 8am to 8pm (1 May–1 Oct). Children must be supervised.

LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL

  • Tennis court - a full sized all-weather court. Please bring your own racquets and balls: tennis shoes, not trainers, please
  • Gymnasium - fully equipped with Polaris stations and Aerodyne bikes
  • Badminton court - outdoor court. Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks
  • Sports hall - with indoor badminton court and young children’s play area
  • Snooker room - full-sized period table (experienced players only) with additional small snooker table and pool table
  • Second snooker room (open between 9am and 4pm) - with ¾-sized slate table (experienced players only) with pool table and children’s mini-table. Note Papermaker’s Cottage and Turbine Cottage have their own table.
  • Short mat bowls
  • Croquet lawn
  • Hot tub - with sauna on sunbathing deck (1 May to 20 September)
  • 20 acres of grounds with almost 1 mile of pathways (for dog walking) through meadows, dells and woodland; barbecue area, children’s play area and picnic spots.
  • Use of greens and 18-hole championship course (25% discount) at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

IN SYMPATHY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
Tuckenhay Mill has led the way with most of the pools being heated by ground source heat pumps. Awards have been given for energy saving as well as pool design and conversion of buildings. 2008 saw the extension of the
20 acres of stunning natural landscape opening up nearly a mile of footpaths through dells, meadows and woodlands along with a natural waterfall. This is the place to enjoy a personal ‘Spring or Autumn Watch’ with swallows in the log store, buzzards on the adjacent hillside, owls in the woods and ducks and swans down on Bow Creek. Strolls can be taken with the dog and picnics enjoyed on a bench by the river. Children can stroke the goats and even collect eggs for breakfast from the hens (when laying)!

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NOW
£428-£1678
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. 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, with 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 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, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

Large open-plan beamed living room with wood-burning stove and patio door to rear garden with panoramic views. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full NSH included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview
  • Additional Freeview TV/DVD
  • Video/DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Wooden patio furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Friday to Friday

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£483-£1305
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Boathouse Ref: FOQ

An exceptional cottage in an exceptional location! Furnished and equipped to the highest standard, the Boathouse is set at the water’s edge, 5 miles from the open sea, commanding splendid views from all the principal rooms over the River Dart and the kaleidoscope of colourful craft bobbing at their moorings. This is the perfect spot for a truly relaxing holiday – a large balcony leading off the master bedroom offers plenty of space, and steps lead from here to a secluded 40-ft patio bordered by unspoilt woodlands and enjoying river views. With its built-in, native stone barbecue, this is the ideal place to dine out-of-doors on languid summer evenings.
The Boathouse’s position along the quayside at Stoke Gabriel is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Nestled on an estuary of the River Dart, this charming village is not only noted for its sailing – but also boasts a choice of traditional inns and a beautiful Norman church. Medieval Totnes is just minutes away by car, whilst a few miles further lies Dartmouth with its famous steam railway (summer only), cruises and boat hire on the River Dart. The seaside resort of Torquay is a 20-minute drive, offering fine sandy beaches, coves, cliff walks, an interesting harbour, marina, excellent leisure facilities and children’s amusements.
A spectacular flair and attention to detail are features of the conversion of this old stone boathouse. Furnished to the highest standards throughout with an intriguing blend of both antique and contemporary pieces, it also has its own floodlit private garden. Shops ¼ mile.

Two-storey-high beamed living/dining room with exposed stone walls and water’s edge balcony. Cloakroom with toilet. Wrought-iron spiral staircase to well-equipped kitchen on gallery.Wrought-iron spiral staircase continues to second floor: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet, and balcony with furniture. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite wash basin and toilet. Laundry.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two satellite TVs (one smart TV)
  • DVD/video
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone – UK calls foc
  • Garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Dinghy mooring by prior arrangement
    & subject to availability
  • Slipway on quay
  • Unsuitable for the infirm and children under five (except babies in arms)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Oats Ref: E1309

Set in a secluded and tranquil valley in the tiny hamlet of Belsford in the South Hams, an AONB, 3 miles from Totnes, this is an ideal base from which to savour the delights of South Devon. Within easy reach of Dartmouth, Salcombe, numerous beaches, Dartmoor and the seaside fun of Torbay. The pretty village of Harberton, 1 mile, has a 13th-century inn serving food.
With 2.5 acres of grounds and wonderful views across the beautiful Harbourne Valley, these comfortable and well equipped cottages, converted from traditional stone barns, are grouped around a courtyard garden. Indoor and outdoor facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, lawned gardens, a hot tub and, for children, a play area with swings and slide, a field for ball games and a games room with table tennis, a pool table and a toddlers’ play area. Pub 1 mile.

External stone steps to shared entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc.

All properties: Elec heaters, elec and bed linen inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVDs. CD (on request). M/wave. Laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (at cost). Shared enclosed grounds and furniture. Shared 2.5 acres of gardens, lawns and meadow. BBQ (in courtyard). Parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (9.1m x 3.6m), open all year, with changing room, shower and toilet. Shared hot tub. Shared sauna (at cost). Shared games room with table tennis, pool table (at cost) and toddler corner. Children’s outdoor play area. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£285-£950
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. 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.

WAS
NOW
£284-£701
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

"Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. 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, with 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 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, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors to fully enclosed, south-facing rear garden with panoramic views. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full NSH included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview
  • Additional Freeview TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD/DAB radio/iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Wooden patio furniture
  • Children’s puzzles and games
  • Barbecue
  • Friday to Friday

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£483-£1305
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

"Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.




South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb Blue Flag beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.



A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.

This spacious two-storey property is very similar in layout to 2 Salle Cottage. Spacious sitting-room reached via glazed doors from split-level hall with polished wooden floor. French doors and small flight of steps to paved terrace with valley views. Kitchen/dining room with superb traditional country-style kitchen with farmhouse table and chairs. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, wash basin only). Two twin bedrooms (one with 2ft 6in beds). Single child’s bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £126 per week or £63 for short breaks
  • Two travel cots
  • High chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Additional fridge
  • Terrace with furniture

  • Bed linen included
  • High chairs and additional travel cots available by arrangement (one high chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Modern flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi internet access (badminton/games hall)
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Shared barbecue area
  • Ample parking for cars and boats
  • Two pints of milk on arrival
  • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
  • NB: Stream in mill grounds
    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer by £1 slot meter
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 October) and all-weather tennis court
  • Superb indoor leisure complex with two heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and drench shower (Roman Pool open daily 8.30 am to 8.30 pm – Wednesdays to 9 pm – for all ages, under adult supervision. Waterfall Pool open daily 8.30 am to 6.30 pm for adults and children over 10 accompanied by a swimming adult)
    FACILITIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN:
  • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
  • Extra travel cots and high chairs provided
  • Mother and baby changing facility with walk-in shower/wet room (indoor pool). Roman pool with shallow learning bay.
    DOGS WELCOME:
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat) (Dogs go free 2 November - 13 December).

THE TUCKENHAY POOLS
Tuckenhay is renowned for its spectacular award winning indoor pools with glass mosaics and hand-painted silk murals, they combine exotic decoration with the most modern dehumidification and purification equipment and full changing facilities.
ROMAN POOL
This dramatic Roman style 32ft pool (4ft 6in deep) has a safe children’s bay reached by separate steps. Completing the experience are sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter), a refreshing cool drench shower fed from the underground spring and a separate Jacuzzi with hydro jets.
Open daily from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Children must be supervised.
WATERFALL POOL
This award winning pool is sculptured in a curved shape over 40ft long (4ft 6in deep), and bounded in part by a natural grotto rock face of tumbling water. It incorporates the ultimate in water movement technology: floor and wall massage jets, water volcanoes, water cannons and swim jets. There are two Jacuzzis - one in the pool - sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter) and hot and cold spring-fed showers.
Separate mother and baby changing facilities with walk-in shower/wet room. Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Adults and children over ten with a swimming adult.
The extra charge for use of pools and heating, detailed in the cottage descriptions is all inclusive in the final balance.
HEATED OUTDOOR POOL - with heated hot tub with sauna and drench shower
This 60ft pool (3ft - 6ft 6in deep) has landscaped riverside sunbathing terrace and sloping lawn to stream. Open daily 8am to 8pm (1 May–1 Oct). Children must be supervised.

LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL

  • Tennis court - a full sized all-weather court. Please bring your own racquets and balls: tennis shoes, not trainers, please
  • Gymnasium - fully equipped with Polaris stations and Aerodyne bikes
  • Badminton court - outdoor court. Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks
  • Sports hall - with indoor badminton court and young children’s play area
  • Snooker room - full-sized period table (experienced players only) with additional small snooker table and pool table
  • Second snooker room (open between 9am and 4pm) - with ¾-sized slate table (experienced players only) with pool table and children’s mini-table. Note Papermaker’s Cottage and Turbine Cottage have their own table.
  • Short mat bowls
  • Croquet lawn
  • Hot tub - with sauna on sunbathing deck (1 May to 20 September)
  • 20 acres of grounds with almost 1 mile of pathways (for dog walking) through meadows, dells and woodland; barbecue area, children’s play area and picnic spots.
  • Use of greens and 18-hole championship course (25% discount) at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

IN SYMPATHY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
Tuckenhay Mill has led the way with most of the pools being heated by ground source heat pumps. Awards have been given for energy saving as well as pool design and conversion of buildings. 2008 saw the extension of the
20 acres of stunning natural landscape opening up nearly a mile of footpaths through dells, meadows and woodlands along with a natural waterfall. This is the place to enjoy a personal ‘Spring or Autumn Watch’ with swallows in the log store, buzzards on the adjacent hillside, owls in the woods and ducks and swans down on Bow Creek. Strolls can be taken with the dog and picnics enjoyed on a bench by the river. Children can stroke the goats and even collect eggs for breakfast from the hens (when laying)!

WAS
NOW
£568-£1889
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
21
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0
Great Horner Ref: HRRY

Great Horner consists of the main house and the garden cottage combined, forming spacious holiday accommodation, set in a large garden in rural south Devon. Within the grounds, a large games room with table tennis and table football, plus a 12-hole crazy golf course will keep both children and adults entertained. Close to the village of Halwell, it is midway between Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge in a lovely location for both lazy beach days or as a base to explore the region. Totnes, 4 miles, has a unique atmosphere, especially on a Friday when the market comes to town, or enjoy a day at Dartmouth, 7 miles, where visitors can play golf on an 18-hole championship golf course (Great Horner guests can receive a 25% discount at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club). The main house boasts a spacious dining room with a sitting area, wood-burning stove and a table to seat all 20 people, making it a perfect venue for family celebrations and get togethers. The cottage accommodation, just 20 yards away from the main house, has three bedrooms, kitchen, large living room and dining space. This is a superb, self-contained property, perfect for family members who prefer a little of their own space whilst all holidaying together. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Main house: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Interconnecting double bedroom and bunk bedroom (each has separate access from hall) with shared en-suite shower. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two sets of stairs to first floor: Living room with French doors to patio. Large dining room with sitting area and wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with TV. Most bedrooms with TV. Separate toilet. Cottage annexe: Level entrance to first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, dining area and glazed doors to patio. Kitchen with handmade pine units. Steps down to bathroom and toilet. Separate shower room and toilet. Ground floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one with 5ft bed (each for +2) and one twin (for +2).

  • Two wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (‘Econ 7’ NSH in annexe), bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Nine TVs (two Sky, full package)
  • Two DVDs
  • Two double ovens
  • Two microwaves
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned gardens to front and rear
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Half-acre garden and children’s play area with slide, swings, see saw
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • External games room with table tennis and table football
  • Crazy golf, lawn croquet, badminton
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1102-£3405
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Coombe House Ref: W42221

Coombe House is a spacious, 18th-century Georgian house furnished in period furniture and with attractive décor, and has an indoor heated swimming pool, available daily from 8am to 8pm (at cost Nov-May if used). The owners live in a separate annexe to the side of the property. There are also four holiday cottages on site (refs W1382, W1400, W1497 and W1498). The gardens feature a stream, lake and pond, with wildlife including ducks, moorhens, pheasants, butterflies and dragonflies. The owner places fresh flowers in each property and guests can buy fresh herbs and vegetables from the owner (seasonal), as well as flowers, as and when available. Take an evening walk in the woods and you may catch a glimpse of a badger, fox or deer. Look out for buzzards, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers and owls. Situated in 33 acres in a sheltered south-facing valley surrounded by glorious rolling meadows and woodland in a designated AONB. Dartmoor National Park, 4 miles, beaches at Bigbury-on-Sea and Blackpool Sands. Dartmouth and Totnes are a short distance away. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Sun room. Kitchen. Morning room. Snug with double sofa bed. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double (2 four poster), two with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath, bidet and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Bathroom with bidet and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, oil, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Oil Aga (October-May). Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 33-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Heated indoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m), open 8am to 8pm (pool heating £100per week 1st June-31st October, £200per week 1st November-31st May). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 2 streams and lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£861-£3085
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