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Higher Venice

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The main house is an 18th century, characterful yet substantial, light and spacious, very well-maintained property with most rooms redecorated and/or re-furbished within the past few years. There are 3 reception rooms and a farmhouse-style Kitchen, which has recently been refitted.

The sitting room is a large bright yet cosy room with an open fire-place. Double doors lead out to the stunning conservatory with lovely garden views, and a connecting door to the Dining Room. A small children’s playroom, with books, games and other activities is just off the hallway - this also includes a double sofa-bed for larger parties.

Upstairs there are 5 large and luxurious bedrooms in total, 4 doubles with large-sized beds, and one room is ideal for children with 2 sets of bunk beds. There are 2 bathrooms, including a family bathroom with a large 'slipper bath'.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands 8 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 60 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- Bedrooms:

4 double bedrooms, 1 with king-size bed and 3 with 4’6" beds. Beds 1 and 2 both enjoy views over the garden and have hand-basins. Beds 2 and 4 have built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 5 is ideal for (up to 4) children as it contains 2 sets of bunk beds.

- Bathrooms:

On the ground floor, a large shower room with power shower and separate w.c and wash-hand basin. On the first floor a family bathroom with large ‘slipper’ bath, wash-hand basin and w.c.


The kitchen has been recently upgraded and well-equipped with everythingt you may need. There is a hand-made farmhouse table and 4 chairs and a large pantry to store drink and food.


The Dining table seats 8, with Indian wooden dining table and an open fire-place (not working at present).


A small children’s playroom, with books, games and other activities is just off the hallway - this also includes a double sofa-bed for larger parties.

- All duvets, pillows and bed linen are included - tenants will require towels and tea-towels.

-Mostly original oak flooring and rugs throughout. Oil fired central heating and hot water.

Further details outdoors

The gardens are truly magnificent – incorporating a beautiful walled garden (ideal for quiet moments), two shallow streams, a bluebell wood, wild flower banks, and walks that not only give a vista of the garden but also of the stunning valley the house is located in.

The Devon region

Higher Venice is ideally situated for both 'away-from-it-all' breaks and more active holidays which might include coastal walking, sailing, visiting National Trust properties, exploring Dartmoor, or trips to nearby towns such as Modbury, Kingsbridge, Totnes or Salcombe. The beautiful naval town of Dartmouth is only 10 minutes away, as is the eclectic market town of Totnes.


A 20 minute walk down the path from the back of the garden leads to the superb pubs/restaurants of nearby Tuckenhay (the first hamlet in the UK to have street lighting!). Parking exists for several cars, boats etc.

Located in the pretty hamlet of Allaleigh in Devon and set in over 4 acres of grounds, Higher Venice is a stunning location for families and larger groups (up to 12).

The tranquility alone will recharge your batteries. The clarity of a clear night sky is stunning. You will quickly wish that your stay could be longer.

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22 Aug 2014


"beautiful setting"

Higher Venice was spacious, big enough for 12 of us not to feel overcrowded. The gardens were lovely - the children enjoyed exploring them. The setting was quiet but not far to travel to find things… More

17 Aug 2014


"I real retreat from the modern world we live in."

A great place to get away from it all. Lovely grounds that the kids had great fun exploring. I would not recommend it for kids under 3. Over all great value for money.… More

16 Jul 2013


"A great location that is perfect to either simply Chill out or visit beautiful beaches and quality restaurants"

The house is very clean with modern facillities that all work well,plenty of hot water and the bedding was lovely and fresh.... Tucked away in a small hamlet close to Dartmouth , we took a lovely walk on our first evening through the greenlane footpaths to the local pub on the river ( the Maltsters ) which was previously owned by the chef Keith Floyd , which is now a fine gastro pub. Visited the local beach the following day which was very clean with fine pebbles as against sand , there is also a good restaurant there which is very reasonably priced for breakfast and lunch....All in all a great place and we will be re-booking later in the year....Digby

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  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:30 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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