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Devon's status as 'The English Riviera' is well earned and is testimony to the popularity of this holiday destination, which attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its special charms.

The county is blessed with two coastlines which are dotted with picturesque fishing ports and mile after mile of clean sandy beaches. The interior consists of a striking contrast of dramatic moorland that includes the Dartmoor National Park and a patchwork of green leafy lanes that criss-cross the region.

Dartmoor actually has two national parks as well as five areas of outstanding natural beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Geopark and Biosphere Reserve. It's also famous as the location for Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles'. It has 368 square miles of windswept, dramatic and uncrowded moors to enjoy!

The English Riviera; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, are a magnet for those looking for a seaside holiday with lots of attractions and activities for all ages. It also has a rich maritime history, plenty of sporting events and water sports activities.

South Devon is characterised by gentle rolling hills and a lovely coastline, offering easy walks, country pubs and great restaurants, while the northern coast has superb surfing beaches. Exmoor in north Devon is perfect for moorland walks, mountain biking and has wonderful natural beauty.

The many facets of Devon provide visitors with a wide choice of holiday options and lots of top quality visitor attractions and days out, such as the Dartmouth Steam Railway and The National Marine Aquarium; too many to mention here.

Of note is Woolacombe Beach, one of the jewels in Devon's crown with three miles of golden sand of Blue Flag status and the Tarka Trail; its 30 miles forms a figure-of-eight and follows the path the brave otter takes in Henry Williamson's beloved novel.

If you fancy walking on the wild side why not take a trip to one of Devon's many animal attractions? The zoo at Paignton offers an array of exotic creatures and makes for a wonderful day out, while the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is also very popular with families.

Devon offers a wealth of holiday opportunities so if you're ready for a break take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Devon.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
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Pets
2
Lynton Cottage Ref: 30221


Lynton Cottage can be found in the popular seaside village of Combe Martin, which is on Devon’s stunning north coastline. With its spacious and well appointed accommodation, this detached holiday cottage is ideal for a family or for a smaller groups wanting plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped and has a terraced garden so everyone can find a space to sunbathe or pass away the time with a good book. Within walking distance is most of Combe Martin’s convenience and attractions, including its award winning sandy beach, secluded bays and the added attraction of rock pooling in the numerous large rock pools. Along the 2 mile main street are a selection of good inns, cafes, post office and local shops. A must see in the village is the famous grade 2 listed Pack o’ Cards inn, built with 52 windows, 4 decks and 13 rooms. During your stay there is plenty to do, Combe Martin has its own museum with the Dinosaur and Wildlife Park located within 25 acres of land, just a short distance from the cottage. Exmoor Zoo is just 10 miles from the property. The larger seaside town of Ilfracombe is just 5 miles away, and its highlights include the harbour and the famous ‘Verity’ statue, the Victorian Tunnels beach and Landmark Theatre. There is also a good range of shops and amenities. Other highlights in the area are Watermouth Castle, the cliff railway between Lynton and Lynmouth and there is great walking on Exmoor. At Woolacombe and Croyde, you will find some of the best surfing and family beaches in the country. There is also cycling on the Tarka Trail, golf, horse riding and sea fishing trips available locally. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 600 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Seperate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Maximum occupancy 6 guests.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with terraces, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£358-£958
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Hollands Park Ref: 30637

Set on the side of the valley, overlooking the coastal village of Combe Martin, this comfortable detached holiday bungalow has an enclosed rear garden and a raised balcony to the front where you can sit and enjoy the countryside views. The living room boasts a feature fireplace and provides a comfortable place to relax after a day out exploring. The beach and village centre, with its shops, pubs and restaurant are a short downhill walk away. Within easy reach are Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. At Croyde and Woolacombe you will find some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor is not far, and on clear days the views can be spectacular. The larger town of Ilfracombe is a short drive away and has a harbour, Damian Hirst’s ‘Verity’ and many other attractions and amenities. Visit NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Great Torrington. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area and patio doors. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£308-£1022
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Leas Ref: E3769

Commanding panoramic sea views, this superb family house is set in pretty gardens in an ideal location at the end of a private no through road. It is spacious, having one bunk bedroom and three double bedrooms, one large, with 5ft bed, and adjoins Palm Leas (E3587), with which it shares the grounds. It lies just a short stroll from shops, restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and the famous Landmark Theatre arts and entertainment complex as well as the picturesque harbour showing Damien Hirst’s statue Verity. The unique Tunnels Beaches provide bathing areas with secluded beaches and pools, accessed through tunnels quarried beneath the cliffs, whilst the pretty cove of Hele Bay is a paradise of rock pools and sandy inlets for that perfect day out. Visitors can enjoy spectacular coastal walking from the door, and both horse riding and golf are available within 1 mile as are boat trips to Lundy Island and pleasure boat and fishing excursions along the dramatic coastline.
Magnificent sandy beaches at Woolacombe, 5 miles, and Croyde, and the beautiful, evocative landscape of Exmoor National Park are under 15 minutes’ drive, whilst nearby attractions include Arlington Court (NT), Watermouth Castle, a wildlife and dinosaur park and flower bedecked Barnstaple’s famous pannier markets. Shop and pub 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 4ft, one 5ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc Oct-Apr). Gas CH, elec CH, elec and bed linen inc. Cot and h/chair on request. T/cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Use of shared laundry room. D/washer. Freezer. W-fi. Shared garden and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£618-£1460
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.

WAS
NOW
£1227-£1227
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
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.

In a glorious secluded rural position amongst fields, woodland and stream. This detached barn is set apart from the other properties – yet is only a 5-10 minute walk through the meadow and woods to the facilities at the Mill. Converted from a former stone barn, it features a large, beamed living room with open fireplace with a few steps down to the well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with French doors to south facing, cobbled terrace, lawn with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ. Master double bedroom with 5ft bed and spacious en-suite shower room and toilet (power shower). First floor: Large double bedroom with spacious en-suite shower room and toilet (power shower). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating, hot water, use of swimming pools £190 per week or £95 for short breaks
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Cobbled terrace, furniture
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • 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)!

WAS
NOW
£688-£2619
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Boathouse Ref: HHG

Built over the site of the original boathouse, on a bend in the River Dart, it commands fascinating and panoramic views up river towards the town and Naval College and down to the open sea. The Boat House is fashioned similar to a luxury liner, with the ‘cabins’ fully panelled in light sycamore, making it a perfect holiday home for lovers of all things nautical. The saloon features a huge bay window which overhangs the river taking full advantage of the views. The ancient port of Dartmouth enjoys a charming mix of old buildings, including the 17th-century Butterwalk (with museum), a splendid castle (English Heritage) set on the rocks at the river entrance, and regular ferries across to Kingswear. The river throngs with pleasure craft and yachts, and offers good sailing and cruises to Totnes, taking in the beautiful scenery of the wooded valley. Charming Totnes has a wealth of ancient buildings, good shopping for antiques, crafts and gifts, and an Elizabethan Tuesday market. From Dartmouth the steam railway runs along the coast to the lively seaside resort of Paignton. Local places of interest include Greenaway (home of Agatha Christie), Coleton Fishacre (NT), Bowden House, the Butterfly Farm near Buckfastleigh, and Paignton Zoo. Along the coast are some splendid beaches, including Blackpool Sands, and excellent walks on the South West Coast Path. Just a few miles inland lies the Dartmoor National Park, with a wonderfully varied landscape of mountains, moors, combes and woods. The area is rich in archaeological remains, and is also excellent riding country. Shops 100 yards, many bars and restaurants within 200 yards.

Two flights of steps down to level entrance on first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, large bay window and door to wooden balcony with external stairs down to garden. Panelled dining room. Spacious fitted kitchen with stripped pine floors and maple units. Master double bedroom with 6ft bed and full length patio doors to balcony. Adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed and wash basin. Bunk bedroom with full-size, hand crafted sycamore beds and wash basin. Second bathroom with large Victorian bath, over-bath shower and toilet. All rooms lead onto the balcony surrounding the house and have the benefit of magnificent river views. Open-tread, spiral staircase to ground floor: Large games room with TV and table tennis and patio doors to garden.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included
  • Electricity, ‘warm-air’ gas central heating included (September-May £50 per week)
  • Bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • Two DVDs
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Two parking spaces 400 yards (½ mile by car)
  • Games room with TV, DVD and table tennis
  • Running mooring available by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River close to the property

WAS
NOW
£1281-£2819
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Harriss Park Ref: HQV

Set amidst 250 acres of rolling Devonshire countryside, this magnificent barn conversion affords views which stretch for miles. Enjoying peace and quiet, Harriss Park is approached by a private driveway, offering a beautiful rural location to stay. It is furnished, fitted and equipped to a very high standard, rooms are spacious, light and airy with vaulted ceilings and pitch pine floors. There is a large south-facing garden with patio area and barbecue which enjoys far reaching views over open countryside. Set near to a cluster of similar, carefully restored conversions, it shares the use of a wide range of facilities, such as an indoor heated swimming pool with a separate shallow heated toddlers’ pool, table tennis, skittle alley, snooker room, gym area, and badminton and squash courts, purpose-built to a very high specification. In the grounds there is a 9-hole golf course, trampolines and tennis court. The owners’ dairy farm is close by, offering families a chance to visit the animals. Set deep in the heart of the South Hams, the holiday property is just a 20-minute drive from several sandy beaches. The Dartmoor National Park is to the North, offering visitors excellent walking terrain, whilst sailing and fishing are offered in Dartmouth (8 miles), to the south. Guests can also receive a 25% discount at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club which features an 18-hole championship golf course. Conveniently situated for the whole family, attractions within 10 miles include Woodland Fun Park, Dartington Glass and Cider Press, and the zoo and steam train at Paignton. There are also many interesting towns and villages nearby – Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes, Torbay, Dittisham, Ashprington and Stoke Gabriel are all within driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant in Moreleigh, 1 mile.

Ground floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV and additional single bed (for +1), one with
5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, and one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen area. Master double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Vaulted ceilings throughout first floor.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Towels for hire £4 per person per week
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Four TVs (Sky - sports/movie package)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden, patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12.4m x 6.7m)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, snooker and pool table
  • Shared golf and hard tennis court
  • Shared squash and badminton courts
  • Friday to Friday

Note: Facilities shared with other holidaymakers at Higher Poulston Farm (50 yds)

WAS
NOW
£880-£2921
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Warmhill Farmhouse Ref: E1119

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, this 100-acre working farm, on the slopes of the pretty Teign Valley, is ideal for both family holidays and those wanting peace and quiet. Next to the owner’s home, this delightful thatched farmhouse has an enclosed garden opening onto the farmyard. Children will love the galleried bedrooms and they are encouraged to help with the animals. Bring wellies for the farm! There is a nature trail, and visitors are free to wander over the farmland which has an abundance of wildlife. Hennock, a farming village, is a 10-minute walk. Bovey Tracey with several shops, pubs and restaurants, and Cantonteign Falls, reputed to be the highest waterfall in England, are both within 2 miles. Teignmouth’s sandy beach is just 7 miles away and there is excellent walking and riding on nearby Dartmoor. Four golf courses and a heated indoor swimming pool with sports facilities are within 5 miles. Exeter, Torbay, Dartmouth and Tornes are within 0.5 hours’ drive.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Granite stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (both 5ft), 2 twin, one with additional single and open-tread stairs to 1 galleried twin bedroom, one with steep, open-tread stairs to 1 galleried single bedroom. Two bathrooms, both with toilet. Most rooms with beams.

Woodburner in living room inc. Wood pellet CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Two cots. Two h/chairs. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD. Range cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden and furniture. Ample parking. Private water supply. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£610-£1587
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Located near the village of Cornwood close to the Dartmoor National Park, Blachford Manor Estate offers this unique detached holiday property. The manor house itself is Grade II* listed and set within a spectacular private park and farmland. A lake situated in the garden is home to birdlife including mallard ducks, moorhens and visiting water fowl, and guests may also catch glimpses of the deer that shelter in the woodlands surrounding the estate. Shop 4 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

Four steps down to cosy living room with wood-burning stove and leaded windows. Large kitchen/dining room with oak units. Conservatory leading to vinery. Play room. Boot room. Double bedroom with leaded windows. Four steps down to single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Play room
  • No smoking
  • Catering by prior arrangement
  • Pet free of charge - to be kept on lead at all times, working farm, deer and sheep country
  • NB: Stream and lake in grounds

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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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"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.

An attractive detached stone-built house enjoying a delightful position facing west at the entrance to Tuckenhay Mill with a pleasant rural outlook. Entrance hall with oak floor and impressive staircase. Period-style living room with open fire. Conservatory opening on to private garden and patio area with BBQ. Fully fitted kitchen with arch to dining room. Pretty single bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two large twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Second bathroom. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools £190 per week or £95 for short breaks
  • Two cots and high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Conservatory
  • Small garden with patio
  • Summer garden
  • 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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