About the home
Both the Lawns and Gamekeeper’s Hide are renovated self-catering holiday homes at Colmer Estate, which is a collection of 20 individually owned properties set in an area of outstaying natural beauty in the Idyllic South Hams. This beautiful private estate of 28 acres which consists of meadowland woods and wetlands, you will also find plenty of walks or quite spots where you can picnic quietly read or doze.
The estate is also home to a variety of wildlife - badgers, foxes, rabbits and deer. It is brilliantly located for ease of access to Kings bridge - Salcombe - Dartmouth - Totnes and Plymouth, and it is surrounded by picturesque villages, and unspoilt country side. Dartmoor and Torbay are also within easy reach.
The nearest beaches are at Bigbury - Bantham - Thurlestone and Hope Cove. The coast is perfect for sailing - windsurfing - body boarding and other water sports, while also providing safe sandy beaches for families.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details outdoors:
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
The outdoor pool is open and heated from May to September. Next to the pool you may also enjoy playing table tennis.
- The Lake
The fishing lake is well stocked with carp and golden rudd and a fishing licence is available from any Post Office however children under 14 can fish without a licence.
- Fitness Suite
Above the indoor pool is a rowing machine, an exercise bicycle, a treadmill, a sit up frame and a bench press with weights.
- Adventure Play Area
This is situated in a clearing in the woods behind the tennis court.
- Walled Garden
Very exciting play equipment for children and a boules pitch for everyone to enjoy. There are also picnic tables to be found. Our walled garden is a very special, safe area and is the only place where ball games are permitted - a football goal net is provided.
* All the facilities listed above are shared with other outgoing and friendly people on the Colmer Estate. You are invited to use any of them.
Prices Include: Electricity, Heating, Bedding, Towels and V.A.T. Reservations require 35% deposit within 5 working days of verbal or e-mail booking, along with a completed and signed booking form. One cheque for 35% of the booking, plus one cheque of £100 for a returnable security deposit. Final Balance to be paid 8 weeks before start date of your holiday and cheques made payable to Mr B Stubberfield.
The West Country / Devon region
The region has arguably some of the most dramatic scenery in England. Within this, South Devon can boast rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, wonderful seafood and etc.
So whether you are looking to get away from it all and relax or to get active and explore, there is always something to suit all of the family in South Devon.
- Great Family Attractions
• Pennywell Farm (Devon's top attraction)
• Woodlands (The award winning park)
• Crealy (Adventure Park)
• Kart World (Arrive and Drive)
• River Dart Adventures (Adventures for all the family)
• Flam bards (What ever the weather)
• Trago Mills (Family shopping & Leisure Parks)
• Morwellham (History Comes Alive)
• Trethorne (The complete family day out)
• The Milky Way Adventure Park (Your all weather attraction)
• Hidden Valley (The enchanting world of Garden Railways)
• Babbacombe (Model Villages)
• Wildlife Park (Big Cat Conservation Centre)
• Hedgehog Hospital (British Wildlife Garden Centre)
• Becky Falls (Woodland Park Dartmoor)
• Paignton Dartmouth Railway (Steam Trains)
• South Devon Railways (All Aboard)
• Buckfast Abbey (Historic)
• Buck fast (Butterflies & Otters)
The Kingsbridge / South Hams area
Surrounded by rolling countryside, the estate is ideally situated for guests wishing to visit this area of outstanding natural beauty. The South Devon Beaches, Dartmoor and all the attractions this beautiful, unspoilt part of the country has to offer. This is an area of dramatic cliff-top and coastal walks, hidden valleys, sweeping moors and quite sandy coves to explore at your own pace.
Just a short walk away you will find the California County Inn which provides delicious meals, also close to hand are excellent places to eat in the pubs at Avonwick - Ugborough and Moreleigh. At California Cross there is a garage shop where you will find a wide range of essential groceries including a cash point ATM Machine.
The excellent facilities of the Colmer estate are also all free of charge and exclusively for the use of the Colmer Guests. These include swimming pools, tennis court, fishing lake, fitness suite, croquet and boules.
The outdoor pool is heated from Mid May to Mid September, the Indoor pool is heated all the year round. The fitness suite is equipped with rowing machine, walking and cycling machines. A sit up frame and a bench press with weights.
Discounted temporary membership is available at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and County Club on Green Fees and all their leisure facilities. Other courses in the area include Bigbury - Thurstone and Wrangton. Horse riding is also available nearby.
*Our Essential Guide to the Things to Do in the Local Area
-Eating & drinking
A: The New Angel,Dartmouth - as seen on TV
Michelin stars. Definitely need to book in advance.
B: Avon Inn (Avonwick)
A traditional British Pub set in the heart of the South Hams. Using local produce, the menu offers a selection of classic dishes with a few modern twists. A good selection of fine wines including the locally produced Sharpham Wines.
C: The Oyster Shack (Aveton Gifford)
Eat local oysters and fish in tranquil al fresco situation. Bring your own wine and contemplate the wonders. Open most days only all year round. Reservations are a must.
D: Rumours Wine Bar (Totnes)
A truly remarkable venue. An English café bar and restaurant. Providing fine wines beers coffees and excellent food (also champagne by the glass)
E: Sloop Inn (Bantham)
A famous smuggling Inn 400 yards from a sandy beach and coast path. Features in all major pub and accommodation guides. Headstands on the beach at sundown and sharpeners to the Sloop after.
F: The Tree House (Kingsbridge)
Very pleasant new restaurant with intimate bar.
G: The Ship (Ugbourough)
Very good food and also very popular booking advisable
H: The Cricket Inn (Bee Sands)
Excellent food excellent position on the beach .Booking advisable
I: Jasmine Chinese (Kingsbridge)
If you just want a quiet night in after a long relaxing day many of our guest’s have used the local Jasmine Chinese in Kingsbridge. They deliver to the Colmer Estate an excellent service ( but the portions are huge).
J: Maha - Bharat (Kingsbridge)
Excellent Indian, Punjabi and Kashmiri cuisine, who also do home deliveries.
- Local Sports activities:
Dartmouth Golf Club, Thurlstone Golf Club, Bigbury Golf Club, Wrangaton Golf Club
B: Fishing or Boat Hire
Dartmouth, Kingsbridge & Salcombe
Surfing, body boarding, sea-kyaking, kite surfer at Bigbury and Bantham
D: Horse racing
Newton Abbot (National Hunt at its best), Exeter, Taunton
E: Horse riding
Sorley Tunnel (Farm World)
- Places to go:
Plymouth Leisure (Swimming Pools)
Plymouth Dome (A glimpse of Plymouths Historic Past)
National Marine (Aquarium (Immerse Yourself)
Ski - Snowboard ( A Nike Group Company)
Plymouth Gin (Distillery Tour)
Bicton Park (Botanical Gardens)
The Garden House (Perhaps the most breathtaking of all the gardens)
Bigbury on Sea (2003 European Blue Flag & Resort Award)
Blackpool Sands (2003 European Blue Flag & Resort Award)
How to get there
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* Direction to Colmer Estate
Leave the A38 (A379) signed to Ivybridge, Ermington, Loddiswel, Yealompton & Modbury. Do not turn off at Kingsbridge/Totnes. It’s the long way round the AA like to send people. Keep going for about 5 miles towards Plymouth, until you come to Ivybridge, Ermington, Loddiswell, Yealompton, and Modbury turning. Once you have turned of the A38, you will see a brown sign in front of you. Turn left signed to California Cross. Follow it for about 2 miles. When you get to California Cross you will see the pub on the right and a garage on the left. Take the left turning down the lane for about 200 yds.
- A: the Lawns
Go past the camp site and you will then see The Colmer Estate signed on the right. Take this entrance, and you will cross over two cattle grids. Turn right behind the tennis courts and keep going for about 100 yds through some gates. You should see the House on your left. Your parking space is in front of the steps leading to the House, marked as No 5 Colmer House. Your keys will be in the post box outside No 5.
Direction to Gamekeeper’s Hide
- B: Gamekeeper's Hide
Go past the camp site and you will then see The Colmer Estate signed on the right. Take this entrance, and you will cross over two cattle grids. Go through the visitors car park and you will go up a small rise. Turn right and continue for a few yards until you see Gamekeeper's Hide on your right. Your private parking space is right outside and the keys will be in the post box.
Activities near Kingsbridge
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
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|Feb 12 - 25||12 Feb 11||26 Feb 11||£ 936||-||-||1 Week|
|Feb 26 - Mar 4||26 Feb 11||5 Mar 11||£ 774||-||-||1 Week|
|Mar 5 - 18||5 Mar 11||19 Mar 11||£ 837||-||-||1 Week|
|Mar 19 -Apr 1||19 Mar 11||2 Apr 11||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
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|April 9 - 29||9 Apr 11||30 Apr 11||£ 1179||-||-||1 Week|
|April 30 - May 6||30 Apr 11||7 May 11||£ 972||-||-||1 Week|
|May 7 - 13||7 May 11||14 May 11||£ 1062||-||-||1 Week|
|May 14 - 27||14 May 11||28 May 11||£ 1143||-||-||1 Week|
|May 28 - June 3||28 May 11||4 Jun 11||£ 1449||-||-||1 Week|
|June 4 - 10||4 Jun 11||11 Jun 11||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
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|July 2 -15||2 Jul 11||16 Jul 11||£ 1530||-||-||1 Week|
|July 16 - Aug 26||16 Jul 11||27 Aug 11||£ 2133||-||-||1 Week|
|Aug 27 -Sept 3||27 Aug 11||4 Sep 11||£ 1818||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept 4 - 9||4 Sep 11||10 Sep 11||£ 1296||-||-||1 Week|
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|Sept 24 - 30||24 Sep 11||1 Oct 11||£ 1026||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct 1 - 14||1 Oct 11||15 Oct 11||£ 891||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct 15 -28||15 Oct 11||29 Oct 11||£ 1170||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct 29 - Nov 4||29 Oct 11||5 Nov 11||£ 918||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov 5 - 25||5 Nov 11||25 Nov 11||£ 891||-||-||1 Week|
|Dec 3 - 23||3 Dec 11||24 Dec 11||£ 891||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||24 Dec 11||31 Dec 11||£ 1602||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||31 Dec 11||7 Jan 12||£ 1602||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- Prices Include: Electricity, Heating, Bedding, Towels and V.A.T.
- Reservations require 35% deposit within 5 working days of verbal or e-mail booking, along with a completed and signed booking form.
- One cheque for 35% of the booking, plus one cheque of £100 for a returnable security deposit.
- Final Balance to be paid 8 weeks before start date of your holiday and cheques made payable to Mr B Stubberfield.Enquire now
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