Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

a mile from Moreleigh and 2 from Harbertonford (PO/shop, pub), down a little lane and next to the friendly owners' ancient farmhouse but completely private from it, two excellent cottages converted from old stone barns, detached and private from one another. You are welcome to walk the long countryside trails (fields, woods, streams) over the owners' 200 acres. The cottages have shared use with one other cottage of family games rooms with air hockey (extra), table tennis, pool table, table football, and outdoor play area (giant safety-sided trampoline, swings), plus full-sized snooker table, bar billiards and WiFi in another (adults only) barn. Concessionary rates for Dartmouth Golf and Country Club and Woodlands Leisure Park. Free range eggs, fish, lobster and crab available in season. Each cottage has its own enclosed garden (lawn, flowers, patio, barbecue). Jester's: entrance via own patio (table/chairs, built-in barbecue) up 5 steps to a large deck and the garden; up 5 more steps (gate at top) to small decked area; through large French windows into the open-plan first floor - living area (comfy sofas, woodburner in stone and slate fireplace, TV/DVD/video); dining area overlooking the gardens; fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer); loo (washbasin). Stairs (stairgates) down to a double bedroom (5' bed, TV/DVD), and a twin, each with en suite shower-room (wet-room suite). From first floor, stairs (stairgates) up to two more bedrooms (both with TV/DVD) – a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and a twin; bathroom (bath plus hand-shower, washbasin); separate loo and door to communal courtyard.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
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 4.5 star.

The West Country region

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.

Totnes

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.