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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland with footpaths
Heated indoor swimming pool, with private changing rooms and showers (open all year)
Off-road biking
Games room, with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football
Mini-gym
Zip slide
Communal BBQ
Green lanes at Wheeldon Farm for 4x4 driving

If you are looking for adventure and adrenalin, then Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages, located in a working farm environment and nestled within the South Hams, is the ultimate holiday cottage destination. Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland, including miles of footpaths and green lanes, ideal for walking, cycling or 4x4 driving, guests can enjoy a range of on-site facilities suitable for all the family, including a heated indoor swimming pool. It is also just a short distance from some of South Devon’s finest beaches and tourist attractions.
The Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, adjacent to Adventure Cottages, boasts a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot indoor arena and junior training circuit, and is the ideal year-round venue for the whole family to learn to ride a motorcycle in a fun, safe and controlled environment. All children staying on holiday in one of the four cottages at Wheeldon Farm (refs 27214, 27215, 27216 and 29983) are given a free private full taster bike session in the highly acclaimed Junior Academy, providing children with the opportunity to experience the ultimate two-wheel off-road adventure for the first time. The instructors at Wheeldon Farm are all ACU accredited and will guide the children through their paces every step of the way. All the kit, clothing, boots, gloves, helmets and bikes are provided. All that’s needed is the enthusiasm to have a great deal of fun! Suited to all ages from 5 years to fit seniors. Children’s taster sessions are free of charge, with adult and subsequent children’s riding available to those staying in the cottages at a preferential rate.
In addition to all the motorbike fun, a range of other activities can also be organised locally, including horse riding, golf, go-karting and trout and carp fishing. Home-made meals can be pre-ordered and delivered to the cottages. Please note, extra activities and catering requests must be pre-booked with Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages prior to guests’ arrival at the site. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. Vaulted ceilings and wooden floor throughout. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Patio and furniture.

All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared sitting-out area with furniture. Access to farmland. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool, open 8am to 8pm all year. Shared games room with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football. Natural water supply from borehole. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£523-£1336
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3
Inglenook Ref: HRRK

This fabulous, detached, character holiday cottage lies in the rural hamlet of Coombe, with just a handful of cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The interior boasts a superb solid oak structure, with a wooden staircase up to pretty bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and oak beams. The owners sometimes live in a small basement apartment to rear of the cottage. Shop 1 mile, pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Kitchen/dining room with TV and tiled floor. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft Victorian brass bedstead, TV and vaulted ceiling. Further beamed double bedroom with Victorian wrought iron bedstead. Single bedroom with wrought iron bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet connection
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Lawned garden, patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Local produce (eggs, meat and veg) at cost by arrangement
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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£333-£1292
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Slowpool Ref: HMMA

Slowpool is a detached period property which has been extended to provide spacious accommodation for a large family or friends - who want to holiday together or have a special occasion to celebrate. It occupies a very rural setting at the end of a track in a 6-acre wood, 3 miles south of Honiton. The wood is a haven for wildlife with regular sighting of badgers, deer and an abundance of birds. There is a network of footpaths in the woods for guests to use at their leisure. The coast of Sidmouth is a mere 20-minute drive.
This is a superb house with total privacy; it has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard and boasts three wood-burning stoves, together with many original features. For walkers and bird-watchers, this really is the most suitable accommodation. There are so many walks to enjoy from the front door.
Many activities are available in the area including golf, fishing, horse riding and sailing. There are also numerous NT properties - all within a short drive. Exmouth is close by and has lovely 2-mile stretch of beach and was once home to the wives of Nelson and Byron respectively, whilst a bit further on lies the genteel town of Budleigh Salterton with its white-washed and thatched cottages which attracted such visitors as Noel Coward and PG Wodehouse. At Exeter, the South West Coastal Path Park is an ideal family day out. Exmoor National Park is also worth a visit, with its rugged landscape and ponies. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

Hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Second living room with wood-burning stove and TV. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range, tiled floor and large dining area. Utility. Shower room and toilet. Slate floor throughout ground floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet; one leading to dressing room with single bed (for +1 child). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with double-ended Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Oak floor throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric range, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub (available April-September)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£989-£2752
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Whitehall House Ref: HRRW

Whitehall House has much to offer all those choosing to stay here. From the very well-appointed accommodation to the nearby sporting and leisure facilities, there is plenty to suit any party. The house itself, one of a pair, is spacious, with en-suite bedrooms, and has lovely views from the living room of the surrounding countryside. The house is ideal for all occasions, whether for a family holiday or for a group of friends to celebrate a special anniversary. The house is situated in the grounds of a country hotel. By separate arrangement, guests can enjoy golf on the 18-hole course, swim in the heated indoor 20m pool, play tennis, take out temporary health club membership (there is a wide variety of classes held in the aerobic studio, which can be enjoyed on a ‘pay as you go’ basis), use the golf simulator or enjoy a meal in one of the hotel’s restaurants.
The pretty villages of Chittlehamholt, Chittlehampton and Kings Nympton are all nearby and have good pubs. The market town of South Molton is approximately 6 miles away and a visit on market day is recommended. The North Devon coastline can be easily reached with walking along the South West Coast Path or relaxing and surfing on some of the great beaches at Woolacombe or Saunton. There are NT properties at Arlington Court and Castle Drogo, RHS gardens at Rosemoor or cyclists and walkers can enjoy the Tarka Trail. Information regarding fishing on the River Taw/Mole and horse riding can be provided. Shop and pub less than ½ mile away.

Spacious living room. Step to large kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with zip and link with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate entrance to further double bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Six TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Range (Winter only)
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 7 steps in garden

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£793-£2429
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Trewennick House Ref: 27919

The ideal escape for family and friends, this spacious detached house sits within glorious Devon countryside and is just 15 miles from the stunning beaches of North Cornwall. Large gardens surround the property and the adjacent playfield is perfect for the children to let off steam, while guests also have access to the owners 25 acres of pastureland. The historic village of Ashwater is just 1½ miles away and has a village shop and popular village inn. The market towns of Holsworthy, Launceston and Okehampton are all within easy driving distance and provide good town amenities including swimming pools and leisure facilities. A stunning holiday location that has something for everyone, fishing, golf and riding are all available locally and walkers and cyclists will be spoilt for scenic routes. Roadford Lake is just 6 miles away and offers coarse and trout fishing, lovely lakeside walks, picnic areas and water sports. North Devon and North Cornwall boast many fantastic sandy beaches and hidden coves including Bude, Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven, perfect for coastal walking, surfing or exploring the many rock pools. For family fun The Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are a must. The wild beauty of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are close by and the famous Eden Project is an easy drive for a great day out. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Second living room. Dining area/kitchen with limestone floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (solar panels), electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden (1 acre) with summerhouse, sand pit, patio, nest swing, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s 25-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: 7 steps and drop in garden.

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£1227-£1227
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Located in rolling countryside, at the foot of Exmoor, North Lee Farm Cottages offer a real countryside break in peaceful, rural surroundings. These two holiday cottages (refs 28682 and 28683) are set around a central yard area and there are both private and shared areas to enjoy the surroundings as well a a covered BBQ area and a play area for older children. The properties are located on the owners’ dairy farm and there are over 300 acres of farm to explore. As well as being easy to get to, the cottages are well located to explore this stunning part of Devon. The local market town of South Molton is located close by and has a useful range of shops, amenities and a weekly market. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path and there are many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Visit the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as highlights such as Tarr Stepps, Lanacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit. For some of the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton. Fishing, golf and cycling are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

8 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricity by £1 meter. Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Natural water supply from borehole. Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0

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/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with additional single and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating, underfloor heating (ground floor bedrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Nine Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Two electric cookers. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Two dishwashers. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balconies. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Friday to Friday.

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.

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£1840-£4262
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Ellenor Ref: HBBN

In the heart of the unspoilt village of Malborough, Ellenor is a spacious, adjoining early 19th-century cottage. Comfortably furnished, the holiday property is close to the main street and within walking distance of the local shop and two village inns. Just 2 miles from the sandy beaches of Thurlestone, Hope Cove and Soar Mill Cove, and with Dartmoor nearby, this is a paradise for walkers and bird-watchers. Kingsbridge (4 miles) with sports and leisure centre. Salcombe (2 miles) for boating and water sports. Riding, fishing and golf locally. Shop 250 yards.

Living room with flame-effect gas fire. Study. Dining room with exposed stone wall. Kitchen. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Roadside parking 50 yards; public car park 200yards foc
  • No smoking

WAS
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£879-£879
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Snooty Fox Ref: HTTU

This detached, early 16th-century, Devon longhouse, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a very secluded location in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. This holiday property, with spectacular views, is just 15 miles from Torbay and within easy reach of Devon’s beaches. The A38 is just 8 miles, and the cathedral city of Exeter and Plymouth are 30 minutes’ drive. Snooty Fox is an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the drawing room, which also has comfortable deep sofas and family games. The property has the perfect mixture of rustic country furniture and antiques, canopied and carved beds, exposed stone and a love of horse and hounds throughout - an unashamedly romantic and comfortable getaway. Widecombe-in-the-Moor boasts two excellent, characterful pubs serving locally sourced food, the world famous church known as ‘Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, a post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo (NT) is the last castle built in England in nearby Dartmoor, and there are many other National Trust properties within easy reach. Situated in an AONB is the drama of Dartmoor, with rocky tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle’s award-winning course. Within 6 - 8 miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead, historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. Visit Bigbury-on-Sea, 16 miles, Slapton Sands and Torcross, 22 miles, Dawlish, 15 miles with beach and nature reserve, or Torquay which is within easy reach. A visit to Burgh Island is a must. The Eden Project can be reached in an hour. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Drawing room with wood-burning stove and polished limestone floor. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with electric four oven Aga (for cooking) and tumbled limestone floor. Utility with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral granite stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft four-poster bed, oak floors and TV. Further double bedroom with four poster bed, oak floor, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, low doorway and oak floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Electricity four oven Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared 3-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead (sheep country)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£991-£2356
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as an all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

This two-storey property is entered through a stone archway in the original manor house. First floor: Living/dining room with wood burner. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, video and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom (3ft beds) with en-suite toilet. Family bathroom and shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

  • Wood burner
  • Video
  • Sitting-out area and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV with digital terrestrial channels
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
  • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
  • Ample parking
  • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
  • Shared outside area with table tennis
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
  • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
  • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
  • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
  • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
  • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
  • Adventure fort
  • No smoking
  • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
  • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

WAS
NOW
£496-£1867
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Nestling in a peaceful rural hamlet just 4 miles from the popular village of Hartland, and one mile from North Devons English Heritage Coastline, these two character barn conversions, completed to a very good standard and full of modern comforts, are set within their own private gardens. Situated within easy reach of all the local attractions, the cottages make a perfect holiday destination for all ages. Rugged English Heritage Coastline can be picked up from a maze of footpaths literally from your door to take in the spectacular AONB and SSSI delights, a haven for keen walkers, bird watchers and naturalists. Hartland itself is a thriving rural village with post office, stores, garage and church along with local pubs serving food. Nearby beaches and coves include Speke’s Mill Mouth, Hartland Quay and Welcome Mouth, Bude Widemouth Bay and Westward Ho! are a treat to explore. Locally golf and fishing at Hartland Forest and fishing, watersports and sailing at nearby Tamar Lakes. The pretty fishing villages of Clovelly, Bucks Mills and Appledore are within an easy drive or walking distance for keen walkers taking you through National Trust coastal paths. Lundy Island by helicopter or boat can be picked up at Clovelly or the historic port and market town of Bideford, offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Local family attractions include the Big Sheep and Milky Way, and gardens at Docton Mill, Hartland Abbey and Clovelly Court. Shops and pubs 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French door and slate floor. Dining room with slate floor. Kitchen with slate floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link), both with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. 2 twin (zip and link), both with additional stow away single, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Underfloor Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large shared garden. Private terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£522-£1572
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