1½ miles from Moreleigh and about ¾ mile from the river Avon (lovely wooded riverside/valley walks), a fine, 16th cent. manor house wing and a detached, Grade II listed, stone threshing barn, superbly converted, full of light, good quality fittings, most modern of kitchens. The barn has its own private enclosed sun terrace and garden; both have use of a ½ acre paddock for games, dog walking etc. Arrival after 4pm.
... the Grade II listed wing of the owners' fine 16th cent. manor house is a pretty cottage with private decked area (table/chairs, gas barbecue) to the side, and a patio area at the rear. Delightful inside, made comfy and smart in pale co-ordinated creams/soft colours, many original features/beams. Entrance hall, off which downstairs loo (washbasin) and utility area (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) leading to well-equipped Shaker-style kitchen/dining room (microwave, pine table/chairs); back door to patio (garden furniture); cosy living room with squishy sofas in cream, ancient stone fireplace (woodburner), TV/DVD/video. Upstairs (optional stairgate), two bedrooms – the master double (fine white linen, wood floor/rugs), and a twin. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A splendid cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Moreleigh: tiny village with pleasant pub in lovely, little-visited (because well off main roads), hilly, wooded farming country in the heart of the South Hams, not far from the sea, flirting with the beautiful valley of the river Avon (fishing). Sea/beaches at Bantham and Thurlestone, 8 miles. Kingsbridge, 6; Dartmoor, 8.