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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
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Pets
2
Glebelands Cottage Ref: E4664

In an ideal position to enjoy the superb beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, this well appointed and secluded cottage offers the additional bonus of free use of the indoor heated swimming pool, children’s pool and sauna at the owners’ other cottages in close-by Shirwell 10 minutes drive away. Exmoor National Park and the market town of Barnstaple are within easy reach as are Bideford’s bustling quayside and boat trips to Lundy Island, acres of beautiful gardens at Marwood Hill, and also Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court and Dunster Castle (NT). Riding, sailing and golf locally. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Rayburn. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. BBQ. Parking.

WAS
NOW
£321-£780
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Avalon Bungalow Ref: W807

Superb views/Nature trailSuperb views/Nature trail

The ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday in a Devon country cottage. Set in an AONB with superb views over the gardens, farmland and Alphin Brook Valley towards Dartmoor. W41437 offers cosy accommodation and is furnished to a very good standard. The other two cottages boast original beams and are part of Hayne Barton - a Grade II listed farm dating from 1086 (the Domesday Book) with 16 acres of gardens, fields, streams and woodland. W807 is an old Victorian piggery which has been tastefully converted into a detached character cottage, and constructed with the less able-bodied guest in mind. W808 is a detached 200-year-old granary. Set in 16 acres of woods, streams, orchards and fields incorporating a nature trail, there are lots of wildlife including badgers, deer, horses, Jacob sheep and other animals on the farm. The beautiful and romantic city of Exeter is only 4 miles away with its shopping precincts, magnificent decorated cathedral and restaurants. Home of the renowned jazz pianist Craig Milverton, ask for details. Complementary therapy centre is open, available at an extra cost, includes treatments such as Reiki, Indian head massage, crystal therapy and hot and cold stone therapy. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French door and beams. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

NSH and electricity included (£20per week, £15 per short break October-March). Washing machine. Private patio and furniture. Shared use of gardens and grounds. Ample parking. NB: Low wall with drop.

All properties: Bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave.

WAS
NOW
£213-£737
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 cottage, adjacent to the swimming pool, has a private decked balcony with lovely views over the river. Beamed living/dining room with wood burner and French doors to balcony. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen. Two beamed bedrooms with doors to balcony; one double with en-suite bathroom with double ended whirlpool/airstream bath (for 2 persons) and toilet, one twin with TV. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two beamed bedrooms, one double bedroom, one twin with views over the river.

  • Wood burner
  • DVD
  • Private decked balcony 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-£2097
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

This 200-year old detached stone barn is set in a peaceful location and affords fine views over fields. The holiday cottage has been furnished to a very good standard and has a lovely wood-burning stove. It has a pretty stream with woodland and countryside walks from the door; there are lovely views from the first floor living room, an ideal base for exploring North Devon, Exmoor, the Jurassic Coastal Path, Tiverton for its shops and castle, Crealy Advenutre Theme Park for a family day out or NT properties. Activities include sailing, walking, birdwatching and fishing. Shop and pub 1/4 mile.

Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet. Bathroom with over bath shower, toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Single bedroom with additional pull out single bed (+1).

  • Wood-burning stove - first basket of logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Large enclosed courtyard, furniture
  • Shared use of field
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced stream in grounds, 10 yards

WAS
NOW
£344-£1114
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Dunley Farmhouse Ref: 30438


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

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

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

WAS
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£1443-£2783
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Venn Byre Ref: E3528

This 70-acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams, a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners’ farmhouse, varying from a delightful little ‘hideaway’ overlooking the duck pond, to two adjoining cottages, which can be interconnected to accommodate up to 12 people. With its fishing lake stocked with carp, tench and bream (fishing is free of charge for 2 rods (barbless hooks), 3 hours per day) and acres of farmland to which visitors enjoy access, Venn Farm provides a wonderfully relaxing holiday retreat, yet is only two miles from good roads that make it easy to explore further afield. Superb sandy beaches at Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea, and a variety of water sports at the picturesque twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are all within about half an hour’s drive. The delightful little Georgian town of Modbury, with its specialist and antique shops and splendid inns, is under 5 miles, whilst nearby is Ivybridge, known as the southern gateway to Dartmoor, offers excellent sports facilities, an indoor pool and a renowned garden centre. Dartmoor National Park lies within easy reach – wild ponies, the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Widecombe in the Moor and Buckfastleigh Abbey are just some of its attractions. National Trust properties at Saltram House – a magnificent mid-18th century mansion – and Coleton Fishacre are a short drive as is Burgh Island, of Agatha Christie fame. Plymouth and the Eden Project are further afield but afford excellent day trips. Closer to home, good walking, riding and golf can be enjoyed locally, and there are two village pubs within 0.25 miles and shops in Wrangaton, 2 miles. The friendly owners welcome disabled visitors and have ensured that three cottages are suitable for wheelchair access and have flush to floor showers (shared use of a shower chair is available).

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floor throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec heaters inc. Video. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Large terrace. Wheelchair access (category 2). NB: Duck pond in grounds.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Wi-fi. Shared gardens and furniture. Access to 70-acre farmland. Parking. Pets must be kept under strict control - working farm. NB: Unfenced ponds in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£267-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 steps to 1 bunk. 2 steps to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box (initial £5 included). Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Pet free of charge (must be kept on lead).

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£448-£22999
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Situated on the edge of the hamlet of East Down, and adjoining the owner’s beautiful Georgian home, this pretty holiday cottage enjoys a quiet and peaceful location, yet is close to all the area’s main attractions. The cottage has a wealth of character, including flagstone floors, beams and inglenook fireplace, with wood-burning stove.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and slate floor. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds). First floor: Mezzanine-style double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and NSH by £1 coin meter
  • Bed linen included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Secluded garden with 3-seater spa hot tub, furniture and croquet
  • Ample parking
  • No children under 12 yrs
  • Friday to Friday (Saturday changeover until end of 2014)

WAS
NOW
£296-£812
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2


This holiday cottage lies in the grounds of the the owners’ very well-presented and maintained fishing venue. The property is presented to a very good standard and is well-equipped to ensure a restful holiday. There is an enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area at the rear of the property with views across the communal grounds. There are three, well-stocked, coarse fishing lakes here, two of which are free of charge for guests. The specimen lake, for those looking for a whopper, is available at a small additional charge arranged through the owner. If you are not interested in fishing, there is still plenty to do in this lovely part of Devon. Barnstaple is a short drive and has most amenities you may require, as well as a busy high street and market. A few miles away are some of the best beaches in the country, including Woolacombe and Saunton. The nearest beach at Instow is ideal for children, or for just enjoying a meal and a drink at one of the pubs and restaurants along the front. Places of interest close by include the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the historic fishing village of Clovelly. For children, a visit to the Big Sheep or the Milky Way are a good option. There is walking on Exmoor, or hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail. Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

First £5 oil central heating and electricity included, remainder by key card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 14-acre, landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 fishing lakes in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£336-£762
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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.

Approached via some stone steps, this property offers spacious accommodation in a single-storey building. It has a lovely, open-plan living room with open fire with dining and kitchen areas, and a French door opening onto an elevated paved patio terrace overlooking the grounds and across the valley. Four steps up to bedrooms. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Separate bathroom and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £126 per week or £63 for short breaks
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Dishwasher
  • 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)!

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£409-£1876
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Elm Cottage Ref: 27288

This charming, terraced holiday cottage lies close to the River Lemon, in the old market town of Newton Abbot. The town, with its history of wool, leather, rope and clay trades, nestles in soft rolling hills - an ideal base to explore the coastline, coast path or the wilds of Dartmoor. Elm Cottage is within walking distance of a main rail/bus station; Exeter and Plymouth are close by. Enjoy golf, horse riding, nature reserves, NT Bradley Manor, Tuckers Maltings, a traditional malthouse, Newton Abbot Racecourse. Many cycle paths to explore the Teign Valley. Nearest shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with additional pull-out single.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking (permit provided). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£272-£743
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These properties are beautifully located in peaceful Devon countryside designated as an AONB, with lovely rural views and just 1 mile from the historic village of Colyton. These attractive stone cottages have all been thoughtfully renovated retaining character and charm, beams and partial stone walling. They offer spacious well- equipped and tastefully furnished holiday accommodation. In addition, The Old Dairy is single storey and offers wheelchair access. Colyton is just 2 miles from the Jurassic coast at Seaton and is linked by a pleasant tramway ride along the Axe Estuary famous for its birdlife. Other resorts are easily reached such as Sidmouth, Exmouth, Lyme Regis, Beer and Branscombe. There are several local National Trust properties and many places of interest such as Honiton, famed as a principal antique, arts and crafts centre, Bicton Park, Forde Abbey, Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter and Dartmoor. The immediate locality offers particular opportunities for walking, cycling (cycles available for hire in Colyton), horse riding, bird watching and other country pursuits. All properties afford views over beautiful countryside. Depending on the season, sheep, cattle and alpacas normally graze on the owners’ land around the farm cottages. There are excellent coastal walks, riding and golf. A selection of shops, pubs and restaurants are 1 mile away at Colyton.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathrooom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request (except 17057). Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared central courtyard and garden furniture. Large shared gardens. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced wildlife pond in the gardens.

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£220-£704
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