Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Barnacle Cottage is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Galmpton by the River Dart, a mile from Broadsands beach. It offers visitors a traditional, comfortable and fully equipped cottage with much character and peaceful country views from every room. The ground floor with oak flooring is open plan and incorporates a comfortable seating area with 2 sofas, a modern kitchen with dishwasher and a dining area for 4/6 people. A turning wooden staircase leads upstairs to the bathroom, double and single bedrooms. There is a 38" flat screen HD TV with a second TV/DVD upstairs in the master bedroom.
Out of the village is The National Trust 's Greenway Gardens, set on the banks of the River Dart with stunning views and garden. Greenway House, once home to Agatha Christie, has become a very popular attraction. The village borders Torbay and the South Hams and offers much in the way of nautical activities locally in Brixham (3m) and Dartmouth (6m), magnificent coastal walks, easy access to Dartmoor and South Hams' glorious beaches. Ideal for couples and families. Paignton Zoo is close by as are many other activities for both adults and children. The ancient market town of Totnes is a short drive, an ancient historical town with many attractions such as markets, outstanding shopping in unique independent shops, riverside restaurants and quaint tea rooms, boat trips, kayaking, fishing, steam railways, vineyards, river walks and glorious scenery.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Broadsands 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The double room has a king size bed (5').
The single bedroom has a single bed with another that pulls out from underneath. Please note that once the two beds are side by side they do take up the width of the room so may not be ideal for adults.
The bathroom has a newly installed electric shower over the bath, but is height restrictive due to sloping ceiling!
|Further details outdoors||
Off street parking to the side of the cottage with steps leading up to the rear garden with several tiers, seating areas, and peaceful views across fields and woodland. Not another house in sight! The grounds sit on approx. half an acre of garden and although shared with Phyllis, the owner and 2 dogs (Golden Retriver and Cross Labrador) there is ample room for all and a private section to the rear of Barnacle Cottage for sole use of cottage guests with BBQ, wooden furniture, sun loungers and swing seat for relaxing times and dining alfresco!
Should you need to cancel a booking after full payment or deposit has been made every effort will be made to relet your reserved dates, in which case a refund can be made less an administration fee. Visitors are encouraged to have their own travel insurance in case of such emergencies.
No extra for accompanying pets, although there are some restrictions, such as pets are not allowed to be left alone in the cottage for any extended periods. Nor are they allowed upstairs in the bedrooms, mainly due to other guests who may have allergy problems etc.
The West Country region
Devon is renowned primarily for its natural beauty, coastline and Dartmoor National park. South Devon in particular, with its temperate climate, offers the best of all worlds with easy access to all the nearby attractions with many other attractions such as the Eden Project in Cornwall within driving distance.
The estuary river Dart from the mouth at Dartmouth flows - within the immediate area - past Greenway, Galmpton Creek, Stoke Gabriel to Totnes (and beyond) and offers glorious views, boating facilities as well as relaxing ferry rides between Dartmouth and Totnes. Dartmouth can also be reached via car ferry at Kingswear about 5 miles from the cottage and boasts excellent restaurants and markets. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton also offer many boat trips and nautical activities, great shopping and restaurants. The ancient historic town of Totnes offers 2 weekly markets, ferry boat and steam railway trips to Dartmouth, very interesting shops, riverside restaurants and tea rooms. Children are very well catered for throughout the whole area with Paignton Zoo, The South Devon Steam Railway, water parks, GoKarts and Krazy Golf, museums etc..
The National Trust's Greenway Gardens is near Galmpton by the river and Collaton Fishacre is very close by too. A small passenger ferry boat at Greenway will take you across the Dart over to Dittisham where you can enjoy a meal or a drink at the Ferry Boat Inn while the children practice their crabbing skills off the small pier. A large bell summons the ferry from the other side for the return journey! In August there are fantastic Regattas in Torquay and Dartmouth, with the Red Arrows flying centrestage.
The Blueflag awarded sandy beach at Broadsands is the nearest beach at just over a mile from the cottage as are coastal paths and cliff top walks, with magnificent panoramic seaviews to Elberry Cove and beyond as far as Brixham, which is approx. 3 miles.
There is a nearby fishing and a golf course at Churston and further afield at Dartmouth Country Club
For lucky dogs there are beaches nearby that allow dogs even during the high season at Goodrington Sands and Elberry Cove - see picture in photo gallery above.