"Game Keepers" a former hunting lodge centres around the natural beauty of the woods, valleys, flowing waters and wildlife that share this magical location with you. The property has been extensively refurbished in 2009/10 to offer you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and eco-friendly environment. We offer seatrout and salmon fishing on the river Avon as well as clay pigeon shooting and fly-fishing tuition. The lodge lies some 100m from the river which is great for swimming and relaxing in it's cool waters or by the summer house beside MacKay's pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||BANTHAM / BIGBURY ON SEA 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: EXETER 40 km, Nearest railway: TOTNES 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The interiors have been refurbished to an extremely high standard, which will ensure that you and your family enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay in complete comfort : see below and in photos:
- Professional kitchen with gas hob, oven (large selection of cookery / lifestyle books etc)
- Three (3) fabulous double bedrooms all with traditional country style beds and Vi spring mattresses
- Large comfortable lounge with log fire and 42" plasma TV , full Sky / sports / movies package, dvd player & ipod docking system
- 2 person air bath / jacuzzi
- 2 off luxurious shower units
- Large dining area ( 6 people)
- Fabulous upstairs deck / balcony area
Further details indoors:
Included: Duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels, heating (under-floor oil fired central heating downstairs with radiators/heated towel rails in all other rooms) and electricity.
Mobile reception poor - fixed BT line / SKYPE available:
- Pets Welcome
- No smoking.
- Parking: Parking for several cars on driveway.
|Further details outdoors|
- Secret Garden with summer house
- Outside gas bar-b-que area with professional gas bar-b-que and seating for 6 people
- Large patio and balcony
- Lawned garden with running stream
- Private river frontage with sandy beach for swimming (100m from house)
- Deck chairs available
Yeo Farm is located in the most southern part of Devon known as the South Hams. The South Hams is famous for its beautiful coast, unspoilt countryside, rugged moorland and award winning beaches - the South Hams has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Farm is surrounded by rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields, picturesque villages and sandy beaches. Yeo is ideally situated for those keen on nature and wild life such as bird watching and wildlife photography. Otters, deer & kingfishers are also regularly seen so don't forget your binoculars !
There are a wide variety activities, attractions and sports in the area:
BEACHES - From sandy surf beaches to rock pools and coves, there are beaches for all tastes and pursuits.
Particularly recommended are the surf beaches of Bigbury and Bantham, with surf at one end and rock pools at the other. Also recommended are the award winning Blackpool Sands and the miles of fine pebbles at Slapton Sands. At Salcombe there are the lovely South & North Sands Beaches. Catch the ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and you will be rewarded with more beautiful beaches like Sunny Cove. Bigbury and Blackpool Sands have excellent organic Venus Cafes at which to lunch or grab a coffee. From Bigbury you can go to Burgh Island and eat at the traditional Pilchard Inn.
ADVENTURE PARKS One of the largest in the South West is at Woodlands Adventure Park. This is 20 minutes drive away from the Barn and boasts enough entertainment to keep everyone amused (for a reasonable price) for the day (at least).
BOAT HIRE - For fishing, sailing or leisure can be hired from either Salcombe or Dartmouth.
BOAT TRIPS & FERRIES - run regularly from Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe across all of the estuaries.
CINEMA - a restored local cinema (the Reel) is running in Kingsbridge.
FISHING - a number of coarse fisheries, game fishing for sea trout and salmon on the River Avon or sea fishing for bass from local beaches/boats. Also short Mackerel trips run out of Salcombe and for the more adventurous, deep sea trips.
GARDE, Abbeys, Castles and Houses - abound, but most notably are the Gardens at Soultram House, the Abbey at Buckfastleigh and Castles at Totnes and Dartmouth.
GOLF - there are several local courses; of special note is the links course at Bigbury, with spectacular cliff views from the course over the Avon Estuary towards Burgh Island
NATURE RESERVES - Slapton Ley is only 20 minutes away, while the Dartmoor National Park is 20 minutes inland and caters for horse riding, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits
STEAM RAILWAYS - at Buckfastleigh along the River Dart and at Kingswear up the Dart Estuary to Paignton
Walks - there are numerous country, woodland and spectacular coastal walks along the cliff tops
There is also a rich and ancient heritage, South Hams market and coastal towns will repay a visit. The towns of Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge all have a unique character and are well worth exploring. Of particular note are the two towns nearest Auton Cottage; Salcombe can be reached by passenger ferry from East Portlemouth. The town is perched on the cliffs facing Bolt Head and is a world renowned centre for sailing and watersports. Kingsbridge at the top of the estuary is a vibrant market town, with a good variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants.