YEO FARM - TOPSHAM BRIDGE
Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been extensively refurbished in 2009 to offer you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and secluded environment. We offer seatrout and salmon fishing on the river Avon as well as clay pigeon shooting and fly-fishing tuition. The house 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. We have a large selection of cookery books to enjoy and of course we would expect you to try out cooking with the aga !
New for 2013, games and fitness room with 3/4 size snooker / pool table, table tennis, fabulous multi gym, stepper and rowing machine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||BANTHAM / BIGBURY ON SEA 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: EXETER 40 km, Nearest railway: TOTNES 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|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 and aga (large selection of cookery / lifestyle books etc)
- Six (6) 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
- Professionally restored Victorian needle shower / wet room
- Luxurious bathroom with teak bath (reclaimed Burmese Teak bespoke made in the Isle of Skye)
- Large dining room (12 people)
- Library (fiction / non - fiction books, DVDs) and business centre (computer / internet, phone & printer)
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
- Smoking allowed outside the property
- Parking: Parking for several cars on driveway.
|Further details outdoors|
- Secret Garden with summer house
Fantastic extra large Canadian Artic Hot tub for 12
- Outside bar-b-que area with professional gas bar-b-que and seating for 12 people
- Lawned garden with running stream
- Private river frontage with sandy beach for swimming (100m from house)
- Games Building, gym, 3/4 snooker / pool table, darts and table tennis table
- Deck chairs available
YEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WEEKEND BREAKS - MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS
The West Country region
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.
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16 Nov 2013
"A beautiful, tranquill, comfortable, relaxing retreat with all that you need."
The farmhouse is extensive with plenty of room for everyone. It has some wonderful features including a fully functioning Victorian shower - an experience not to be missed!The house is very warm with … More
1 Nov 2013
"A fantastic place to stay"
We stayed in early October for a week with my wifes extended family, ages ranging from under one year to over 80. Without exception everyone had a fantastic time. Charles the owner and Chris the manag… More
25 Aug 2013
"Acres of secluded paradise"
This venue did everything on the tin plus plus plus! Our annual trip to England to see friends and family was enhanced this year by our choice of Yeo Farm. With only a week we needed only to venture o… More
7 May 2013
"Great house, perfect setting; something for everybody"
Our family of eight enjoyed a week at Yeo Farm over Easter. The scale of the estate is hard to describe (it's huge), but the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the place almost certainly comes fr… More
Thanks for your excellent review of Yeo, much appreciated and so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you all back again real soon.
3 Jan 2013
"Another great stay at Yeo Farm- Perfect Get-away"
Well we enjoyed it so much the first time we visited Yeo Farm we went back again.Once again a large group of us (11) spent 3 nights over New Years at Yeo Farm and once again we had an excellent time. … More
23 Jul 2012
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!
21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & loads of activities/days out.
Both the owner, Charles, & his groundsman, Chris, were extremely friendly & helpful. None of us wanted to leave & those of us that can, will certainly be back again. A huge thanks.
13 Feb 2012
"Excellent service and beautiful property made our weekend"
I chose Yeo Farm to entertain some friends and clients, I made the choice due to the lovely location, close to Dartmouth and the owners willingness to help and look after my guests. I found Charles ve… More
20 Jan 2012
"Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon"
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trout which I ate. We visited different beaches at Torcross, Blackpool, Bantham, and another near Modbury all within an easy drive. The house has a great log fire(and plenty of logs) which makes everything very snug when the tempreature dips a bit, and is a great place to relax with friends and family. Very nice all round
5 Jan 2012
"Excellent, Can't wait to go back"
A group of us stayed down at Yeo Farm for New Years last week for 3 days (which was nowhere near enough time) we all wanted to stay down there longer. The farm house is amazing, spacious, comfy and ha… More
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