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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
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Pets
1
Maple Cottage Ref: HEEA

Located in the charming, coastal village of Slapton, this delightful 17th-century Grade II listed, detached cob cottage is found just a short walk from Slapton Sands beach and Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Renovated to a high standard, it retains many original features such as exposed stonework, beams and curved walls. Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge all are a short drive, whilst many Blue beaches can be found dotted around this stunning part of the South Devon Coast. Slapton itself boasts a village shop and church, and two excellent pubs with gardens. Horse riding, fishing, bird watching, sailing and water-skiing can be found locally. Shop ¼ mile.

Two steps to entrance. Living room with multi-fuel stove in inglenook fireplace and pine wood floor. Well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with electric wood-burner in inglenook fireplace and slate floor. Separate toilet with drying area. Beamed throughout. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with antique cast iron bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity and electric radiators included (£30 per week, £15 per short break October-April)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£324-£1271
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Shippon Ref: 28911

This delightful detached single-storey holiday cottage is set on Dartmoor National Park in a magnificent rural setting, ideal for holidays all year round. The property is situated in 20 acres where there are many free range chickens and ducks. The cottage lies in a superb area for touring, walking, cycling and bird watching. Only 6 miles from Exeter and 14 miles from the coast. There are many NT properties locally including Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Buckfast Abbey is also well worth a visit with horse riding over Dartmoor. Shop, pub and restaurant, 1 mile.

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Large landscaped gardens and natural woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children or infants. NB: Lily ponds in grounds, 110 yards.

WAS
NOW
£523-£523
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool

Didworthy Country House is a most elegant Victorian country house nestling within the Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Didworthy, close to the village of South Brent. These three holiday properties (ref’s: 27597, 27598 and 27599) form part of the main house and are positioned around an inner courtyard planted with clematis and pretty colourful plants. All guests have shared use of the owners’ fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool (available July/Aug, 10am to 6pm) and access to the lovely garden complete with patio areas and summerhouse with barbecue. From the pool patio the views are quite lovely and the moors are just a short walk. Many outdoor activities can be organised whilst you holiday here, including horse riding, shooting and fishing. These properties are perfect for those couples and families who are looking for a completely tranquil location in the countryside, and those who love the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy holidaying here. Following the River Avon upstream will take you over Shipley Bridge and up on the moors to the Avon Dam which is a wonderful scenic walk or you could take your bikes and cycle the route. The owners live on site in the main house and are most friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their swimming pool and garden with you. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin.

Woodburner in living room included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor swimming pool (depth 1.4m, available July/August, 10am to 6pm). Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£243-£879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Coach House Ref: W42877

A fabulous one bedroom contemporary detached barn conversion located on the outskirts of the little town of South Brent on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The owner’s land offers direct access onto open moorland and is a favourite spot for keen walkers as there are many circular routes around the village onto Dartmoor and up to the Avon Dam. Stabling, grazing and kennels are available (by prior arrangement). There are several pubs, coffee shops and restaurants in South Brent, as well as a small supermarket and post office. Access onto the A38 is only 5 minutes in the car making this a great location for exploring. Shops, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Shower room with toilet. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with slate floor. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with wooden floors.

Oil central heating (underfloor in bedroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. 12 acres of private fields. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pets welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times). No smoking. No children except babies in arms. NB: 2 ponds in grounds.

WAS
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£212-£530
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Just imagine being the lord and lady of the manor house for the week! This is exactly what you can experience here when you book your holiday at Crabadon Manor and Lilly Pond Cottage. This 14th-century manor house was a one-time summer retreat for the monks at Buckfast Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in around 1532. This beautiful old house is steeped in history and full of family heirlooms and antiques. The magnificent dining room has a huge inglenook fireplace and really is a lovely room for entertaining. For a larger family or a group of friends looking for something quite unique, Crabadon Manor (ref HOA) could be the choice for you. Peacefully set in a secluded wooded valley, the property dates back to the 14th century – ideal for family gatherings for special occasions or a group of friends hosting a party, or simply, a relaxing week in the heart of rural south Devon. To the front of the manor, is a lovely terraced country garden, complete with furniture, and it is the perfect place for a picnic or al fresco dining on a sunny afternoon, with wisteria swathed across the front of the house. On the lawn with fruit trees and where wildlife flourishes, there are far-reaching views over open countryside and beyond. To the rear of the house, set in the lawn, is a gorgeous lily pond, where Lily Pond Cottage (ref H77) is located, a detached stone cosy cottage sleeping up to four people. Both Lily Pond Cottage and Crabadon Manor enjoy a splendid position, quite remote in location, off the beaten track and tucked away in the heart of the South Hams countryside, the most southerly part of Devon. Shops 3 miles.

Entrance hall with original slate floor. Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and rugs on slate floor. Spacious beamed dining room with open fire in large inglenook fireplace and rugs on seagrass floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with TV, antique pine dresser, Aga and gas hob. Conservatory. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with lift and dressing room/sitting area with two chaise longues (providing beds for +2 children under 7 years) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Open fire and/or wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Oil-fired Aga and full oil central heating included (Winter £50 per week)
  • Two TVs
  • Stereo/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone by meter reading
  • Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity (by automatic generator only), bed linen and towels included
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Small microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Shared woodland grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Use of shared indoor heated swimming pool (25ft x 60ft) and tennis court (about 2 miles away, by arrangement with owner - a small charge may be payable)
  • Spring water supply
  • NB: Unfenced lily pond, 1ft deep

Note: Crabadon Manor (HOA) and Lily Pond Cottage (H77) may be booked together to sleep up to 10+4 persons

WAS
NOW
£929-£2627
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Rocombe Thatch Ref: HPPU


Rocombe Thatch is a delightful, detached, thatched stone and cob holiday cottage in the hamlet of Middle Rocombe, together with a detached green oak annexe. The cottage has a secluded, mature, enclosed, lawned garden. There is also a small pond area and a stream running by the side of the property – both are fenced. This is an ideal base for families to holiday together or friends to celebrate. The annexe offers its own independent living area and kitchen, although there is plenty of space in the main house to have meals and social gatherings for all guests. The property is in a very tranquil setting and is an ideal location in which to relax. There is plenty of wildlife in the garden with rabbits, badgers and the occasional deer or otter visiting, plenty of bird watching and many walks can be taken from the door. Carp ponds next to the property can be fished with permits available locally. The cottage is ideally situated in a secluded rural spot for exploring the great local beaches such as Ness Beach at Shaldon or the wonderful beaches of the South Hams. Nearby Stokeinteignhead and Combeinteignhead are delightful historic villages with great pubs and restaurants; Torquay is only 5 miles away. There are local golf courses and for those who enjoy riding and walking, Dartmoor is within 10 miles. There are many miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks in the immediate vicinity, which has a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, sea-angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at leisure. From the nearby coastline, stunning views are to be enjoyed across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles towards Lyme Bay and Portland Bill. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes and Plymouth. Dawlish Warren or Paignton Zoo are only 10 miles, or take a trip further afield to Exeter, the ideal place to browse in antique shops, walk and cycle, take a relaxing boat trip or find something good to eat. There are also many NT properties all waiting to be explored. Local shop and pub ¾ mile.

Main house: Spacious beamed living room with open fire and French doors to garden. Two steps down to sitting/TV/games room with TV leading to spacious dining/breakfast room with tiled floor and large beamed farmhouse style kitchen area. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom. Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate annexe: Dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors to decked sitting area with garden views. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Independent access in annexe to: Study/computer room with computer and printer. Shared utility.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full oil central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three satellite TVs (basic package)
  • Two DVDs
  • Two CDs
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Computer with wi-fi broadband and printer
  • Enclosed ¼-acre lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond and stream in/next to garden (both fenced)

WAS
NOW
£880-£2687
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Riverside location
Close to Exmoor National Park
Shared use of 30-acres of unspoilt garden
Fishing lake (license required, at cost)

Set in the Exe Valley, and very accessible from major roads, are these beautiful properties which all offer the perfect holiday retreat, all or part of the complex can be booked for large groups, parties or family gatherings. With the River Exe, Devonshire Heartland, Somerset and the North Devon coastline on your doorstep, the properties are situated in an excellent countryside location offering a good base to explore the beautiful area and are within easy driving distance of Exmoor National Park and the Devon and Somerset border.
Golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing are available locally, and clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and river salmon fishing can be arranged locally. Rod hire available. Many delightful scenic countryside walks can be found from your doorstep including the spectacular scenic coast between Minehead and Combe Martin. Tiverton, 7 miles, offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the famous Grand Western Canal and Bickleigh Castle.
The nearest coast with sandy beaches and family attractions including Somerset World and West Somerset scenic steam railway is at the seaside resort of Minehead. The medieval town of Dunster with its magnificent castle, deer park and mill and the historic cathedral city of Exeter with its variety of shops, restaurants, theatres, race course and the Maritime Museum are both 20 miles away.
Delightful Bickleigh, 8 miles, has lovely thatched inns overlooking the river serving good food and local ales, the perfect location to get away from it all. Taunton, Ilfracombe, Sidmouth, Seaton and Exmouth within easy driving distance. NT properties within easy reach include, Knightshayes Court, Powderham Castle and Castle Drogo to name a few. Brampton, 2 miles, where sailing is available at nearby Wimbleball Lake. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. 2 kitchens, both with tiled floors, 1 with beams. Two separate toilets. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower rooms and toilet, 2 twin, 2 bunk. Two bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet.

Freeview TV. Two electric cookers. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

All properties: Oil central heating (on timer), £100per week, £70 per short break. electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared use of 30-acres of natural unspoilt grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Two pets welcome, must be kept on lead at all times. Friday to Friday. NB: Lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£587-£1630
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Former Chapel Ref: 23776

This former chapel situated within the pretty Devon village of Ashwater is the ideal holiday base to explore the delights of both Devon and Cornwall and features a surround sound TV in the living room. This stunning location has something for everyone, fishing, golf, horse riding, walking and cycling with Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor all easy accessible. The market towns of Holsworthy, Launceston and Okehampton are all within easy driving distance. Shop ½ mile, pub 200 yards.

Ground floor: Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Living room with beams. Third floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, all with beams and Velux.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Five Freeview TVs. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Two dogs welcome (sheep country). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£252-£837
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Just 4 miles from the coast
Outstanding views over North Devon countryside
Perfect location for walkers and a haven for nature lovers
Close to beaches and many local attractions
Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub
Sauna
Gym
Games room and separate snooker room (at cost) with full sized table
9 hole pitch and putt
One and a half acre well stocked coarse fishing lake. Carp up to 20lb
Bar and restaurant (open Apr-Oct, Feb half term, Xmas and New Year)

Set near the breathtakingly beautiful North Devon Coast, this friendly, family run complex is peacefully located within 10 acres of grounds with outstanding views over the glorious Devon countryside. Moorhead Farm is the perfect holiday choice for family, friends and couples at any time of year. The complex comprises of 17 properties, 10 apartments for families accommodating between 3 and 6 people set together in the grounds, 6 apartments for couples set in a barn conversion attached to the main complex, and a separate cottage also attached to the main complex. The complex has fantastic on-site facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool (open all year), sauna and hot tub area, a well-equipped gym, games room and separate snooker room. Outside there is a 1½-acre, well-stocked fishing lake, with carp weighing as much as 20lb, in stunning surroundings, and a 9-hole pitch and putt course. In the evening there is a delightful fully licensed bar and restaurant to enjoy and give a relaxing end to the day (open Apr-Oct, Feb half term, Xmas & New Year). There is plenty to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather.
Only 4 miles from the coast, this stunning location is perfect to explore the dramatic North Cornwall and Devon coastline. There is the Hartland Peninsula, the pretty town of Bideford with a good range of facilities, and a trip to Lundy Island can be organised from the quayside. Westward Ho! has a long stretch of sand and good surf. Both walkers and cyclists will enjoy the nearby Tarka Trail and it is the perfect touring base to explore the delights of both North Devon and North Cornwall. Coastal walks, and for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Parks are a must. Garden lovers will enjoy RHS Rosemoor, Docton Mill and Tapeley Park, and there are many pretty fishing villages nearby including Clovelly, Instow and Appledore. The popular Cornish resort of Bude has fantastic beaches renowned for excellent surfing whilst the vibrant town centre has a vast array of good restaurants and bars. Tennis, horse riding, mountain boarding and surfing are all on offer locally and for a great day out, why not visit the famous Eden Project. Shop 1 mile.

Family Apartments
Situated in the grounds, but close to the facilities, these apartments command magnificent views over the North Devon countryside, accommodating between 3 and 6 people in 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. First floor apartments have small balconies and external staircases. The spacious 3 bedroom apartments have two bathrooms and private patios. Short or long breaks available on all apartments.
Jasmine is a ground floor apartment: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite cloakroom, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.

All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Coin-operated laundry room on site. Wi-fi (in small room in main building). Payphone (in reception). Shared 10-acres of natural, landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Indoor heated swimming pool, open 8am-10.30pm, all year. Hot tub. Games room with pool table, children’s table tennis table, dart board and separate snooker room. NB: Lake and pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£281-£825
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve and the property is surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent scenery. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in external utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer (in external utility)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children
  • NB: Step in garden. Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£279-£733
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the twelve cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.


Columbia was converted from the Woodhouse Farm milling barn and two of the bedrooms are located in a unique round part of the building, once used for milling wheat with horses. The building overlooks the old farm courtyard and is designed to be a peaceful place for a group to enjoy their stay in Devon. The Woodhouse Farm indoor swimming pool is across the courtyard. Small flight of steps to entrance into open-plan living room with elec ‘wood burner’/pine kitchen with elec range cooker, leading to large dining room with table seating 16. Beams throughout and with rugs on Italian-tiled floor. First floor: Landing with two doors to patio (one south-facing). Large double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and adjacent bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom and bunk bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Digital 32" TV
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Two washer/dryers
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
* Small indoor children’s playroom
* Sauna
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
*Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms

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£964-£2974
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