About the home
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, 1.5km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private 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.
Call or email Phyllis to reserve dates. Payment of one third to confirm booking with the balance due eight weeks prior to visit.
One or two dogs are welcome with some restrictions, i.e. no paws on soft furnishings or left home alone! No dogs allowed upstairs due to a light colour fitted carpet, and obviously then not allowed on the beds or bedding.
The West Country / Devon 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 Brixham / Galmpton area
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.
How to get there
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Easy access from M5.
As the M5 ends and splits follow A380 direction TORQUAY. Approaching Newton Abbot there is a major roundabout and keep direction Torquay. (Newton Abbot is approx 10 miles from Galmpton). Before Torquay bear right at roundabout following the A380 (Ring Road) direction Brixham/Dartmouth bypassing Torquay and Paignton.
Continue on A380 passing Sainsbury’s/McDonalds on your right. After about 2 miles at junction with the A3022 (Brixham Road) turn right direction Brixham/Dartmouth. Take an immediate right (signposted Doctor’s Surgery) onto Langdon Lane along Galmpton Common and follow straight down into Galmpton village.
Bear right onto Stoke Gabriel Road, signposted Stoke Gabriel, for about half a mile past the Congregational Church on the right and the local shops on your left, heading out of the village and just before the derestriction sign before a hill you will see Barnacle and Port Hill Cottages on the right and are the last houses in the village.
Activities near Brixham
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
08 May 2013
We stayed at Phyllis's lovely cottage for a week and had everything we could possibly need.
The cottage has a lovely room for my son overlooking the fields and ponies and the main bedroom is ample size and very cosy.
Phyllis is an excellent host and made us feel extremely welcome to the point that we really fell in love with her property!
Barnacle cottage is unique,a special place to stay and I highly recommend staying there
22 May 2012
Lovely cottage - excellent facilities - in a gorgeous location. The cottage looks out over open fields and has a large, private garden for guests to use. Galmpton is a very pretty village - there is a local shop/post office and a very nice pub a short walk away. Even lack of sunshine didn't spoil our stay there - plenty to do/see in the vicinity without having to spend half the day driving. Well appointed kitchen - induction hob, freezer, fridge and microwave so no need to eat out - unless you want to. The cottage was clean, cosy and the bed extremely comfortable and has a flat screen TV and two sofas to relax in the evening after a hard day's exploring the many places of interest. We went somewhere different every day. We took our Samoyed dog with us - dogs are welcome almost everywhere - lots of lovely places to walk, or sit and just admire the glorious scenery. The only down-side was having to leave. We were welcomed by Phyllis, the owner, with a delicious cream tea and locally produced jam (I discovered you can buy it at the local store - a short walk away - so I stocked up before heading home!) She could not have been more helpful - a really lovely lady. Brixham is a delightful little fishing village - and everyone was very friendly. A truly memorable, restful and relaxing holiday. Cannot wait to stay there again.
14 Jan 2011
We had a wonderful short stay in October. Our lovely hostess/landlady even managed to arrange beautiful weather for us. A welcoming touch was the Devonshire tea with lovely local jam waiting for us... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|March 2013||15 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 368||-||-||3 Nights|
|Easter 2013||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 604||-||-||1 Week|
|April 2013||12 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 499||£ 79||£ 105||3 Nights|
|May 2013||3 May 13||31 May 13||£ 499||£ 95||£ 116||3 Nights|
|June 2013||31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 578||£ 105||£ 126||3 Nights|
|July 2013||28 Jun 13||26 Jul 13||£ 657||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2013||26 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 762||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||30 Aug 13||4 Oct 13||£ 604||£ 79||£ 105||3 Nights|
|October 2013||4 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 604||-||-||1 Week|
|November 2013||25 Oct 13||28 Nov 13||£ 499||£ 53||£ 79||3 Nights|
|December||1 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 447||£ 79||£ 79||3 Nights|
|Xmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 604||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Low season (November to Marc)h can be flexible regarding start days, as are last minute short breaks with a 3 night minimum as available. Booking deposit is one third with balance due eight weeks prior to visit.
Rates are inclusive of domestic linen and towels, electricity and heating.Book
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