About the home
Location: Georgian Country House N. Devon - 15 mins coast; 1 hr Exmoor/Dartmoor. Sleeps: 8
*BEDROOMS: 4; *BATHROOMS: 4 (wheelchair friendly downstairs loo); *W.Cs: 5; Stannah chair lift
*DINING ROOM for 10; *KITCHEN: large , 2 eye level ovens, induction hob, American icemaker fridge/freezer, TV; b'kfast table; granite countertops; flag floor; * TV ROOM seats 8; *SITTING ROOM seats 12 & French windows open to lawns; *MUD ROOM ; *WC
Private gardens and woodland walks for guest use; fishing on property; lawn tennis for the family; croquet.
Activities: private fishing & tennis; level cycling along Tarka Trail - coastal path & cycles for hire nearby; golf (apx 2 miles); fabulous beaches, and surfing at nearby Westward Ho! and others, sailing (15 mins drive); walking Dartmoor and Exmoor, woodland walks, forest schools; working farm, clay pigeon shooting,
Visitor attractions: many lovely small towns and villages within easy drive. Hartland, just about 20 minutes off, features many craftsmen and potters like the Leach oair, and a fantabulous cliff landscape with walks, surfing and a great day out for the family. Clovelly too, features a classic, cobbled street village just below the great Clovelly Court house with its fabulous outlook over the sea.
We are where Tarka lived: the famous Tarka Trail is just at the bottom of the drive. Great for family walks, with or without the dog, or a cycling trip.
Architecture: Stately homes, churches, cathedrals. Look for Exeter Cathedral, Saltram House and others.
Gardens: RHS Rosemoor,, Tapely Park, Arlington Court; Killerton; Castle Hill, and Knighthayes near Tiverton.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Westward Ho!|
|Will consider:||Hen and stag parties|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 1 en suite and 3 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
There will be someone on hand to meet and greet you, bring on a Devonshire clotted cream tea, and show you around the modern facilities of the kitchen, refuse disposal, sources for wood and kindling for the open fires and so forth. There will also be at least one gardener on hand most days of your stay, and you can check with him.
Any queries, or late arrival alert: call Dion: Mobile 07770565572
Booking queries: call Heather on 07413593557
Further details outdoors:
It is drop-dead beautiful, and peaceful beyond your dreams. Live the 18th century style amid quiet fields and cattle, woods in which you can wander at will, and enjoy with your dog. You can walk down the drive and find the Tarka Trail just there; he originated in our vicinity. Also at the bottom of the drive is found our Torridge fishing, suitable for families. More challenging fishing is found on beats nearby which can be rented by the day or week. Wildlife galore including foxes, rabbits, badgers and the like. There are beautiful shippons from the old days, and the birds sing so songlully all the time.
The property is ideal for your dog or dogs, who are invited to live downstairs only, but can have a comfortable hideout in the mudroom.
You are asked only to be aware that the working farm just behind us is home to many cattle and sheep. Please be prepared to control your dog if there is any danger of chasing sheep. There is masses of walking space, especially in the Fernhills, the woods on either side of the drive.
The farmers, the Grigg family, have lived here most of their lives, and are very charming.
The West Country / Devon region
A quiet landscape, just 4 miles from Bideford, three from Great Torrington. A 15 minute drive to the exquisite beach at Westward Ho!; lovely view across valley of Weare Gifford; attractive fishing just at bottom of private drive, and the Tarka Trail is there too, ready for walks with your dog, or biking along the trail.
A short drive, of about 25 minutes takes you to the lovely traditional, cobble-stoned streets of Clovelly, and its lovely big house and gardens. Also nearby here is the lovely ancient house of Hartland Abbey, and its famous gardens; the cliff landscapes of the coastline here are wild, and dramatic. Wonderful cliffside walking, all the way to Cornwall. There are opportunities to spend time surfing here, or at Westward Ho!; Saunton Sands and the seaside landscape of Instow are again just beyond Bideford, on the way to Barnstaple.
The climate is usually quite mild and warm; you can enjoy a great many outdoor activities in North Devon. It is a holiday Mecca filled with attractions.
The Bideford / Great Torrington area
Bideford is an attractive market town, with its own Pannier Market, its ancient stone bridge, and a quay with ocean going ships mooring right there; there is good food to be had at the Museum Cafe; Appledore is just a mile away, a lovely sail boat village, with attractive pubs, and fish and chip shops; Great Torrington, again with a Pannier market, is the other way, only three miles away, and has its own distinct character, featuring re-enactment of the Civil War battle of 1646; you will find locals dressed as Cavaliers, or Roundheads parading around and regaling you on the history of those times.
How to get there
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The nearest railway station is Barnstaple and the nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol. The house is located off the A386 between Torrington and Bideford in North Devon. Take Junction 27 off the M5 and look for a village called Weare Giffard. Do not go into tthe village Weare Giffard (and do not go to Monkleigh in spite of what your sat nav tells you). Continue along the A361 and find our drive which is about 5 miles from Bideford and 4 miles from Torrington. Enterprise in Barnstaple is a good car hire company.
Activities near Bideford
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
£1500 to £1750 per week
Weekend breaks £1,125 for 3/4 nights.
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