Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Bramleigh is a beautiful converted stone barn surrounded by fields and farmland and is situated in the secluded Avon Valley in the heart of Devon's South Hams near Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth with lots of places of interest, stunning coastline and glorious countryside and beaches.
The cottage is a family second home and has been refurbished to provide the highest quality self-catering accommodation.
It is an excellent cottage for family holidays, short stays and romantic breaks, very well-equipped and an ideal relaxing retreat throughout the year.
The cottage is non-smoking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bantham and Thurlestone 9 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Large open plan layout.
Lounge with two sofas, coal effect electric 'stove' fire.
Flat screen Freeview TV with DVD player (and selection of DVDs), CD hi-fi, Wi-Fi available.
Books and games, maps and local guides.
Dining area and modern, very well equipped kitchen including: dishwasher,
electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer
Bedroom 1: Double bed and ample space for cot. (Travel cot available for hire.)
Bedroom 2: 2 3ft single beds
There is plenty of storage space available for both bedrooms.
Duvets and pillows provided. Own bed linen, towels, etc. required - may be available by arrangement.
Bathroom: wc, handbasin, and bath with shower.
|Further details outdoors|
Attractive, south-facing private garden, including lawn and sunny, sheltered patio.
BBQ, patio furniture and reclining sun-loungers.
The West Country region
The South Hams region of Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty, stretching from wild and beautiful Dartmoor to the stunning coastlines of the southern tip of Devon. There are miles of beautiful countryside, estuaries and beaches to explore, as well as the lovely waterside towns of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Totnes.
Nearby are excellent restaurants, pubs, local individual shops and craft centres.
The mild, year round climate, makes the area an ideal location for holidays and short breaks at any time.
The area has something for everyone, at any time of year and in any weather.
There are many interesting towns and places to visit and explore. The area is ideal for beaches, sailing, fishing, boat trips, surfing, golf, walks (many right from the doorstep), riding and cycling.
The cottage is equipped with a folder and guides giving detailed information of things to do and places to go.
Local towns within easy reach:
Kingsbridge - pretty estuary town with good local shopping, leisure centre and indoor pool.
Salcombe - major sailing centre, beaches, fantastic views.
Dartmouth - good shopping, constant boating interest, river cruises, Dart Valley Steam Railway.
Totnes - historical market town, castle, arts & crafts shops/workshops, Dartington craft centre nearby.
Plymouth (approximately 30 minutes away) - historical naval centre, Plymouth Hoe, major shopping centre, Barbican, National Marine Aquarium.
The cottage is only a short drive from some of the best beaches in the south west (many of which are 'Blue Flag' beaches), including Bantham, Bigbury, Thurlestone, Hope Cove, Torcross, North and South Sands (Salcombe), and Blackpool Sands. You will be spoilt for choice!
Things to do/places of interest:
There are many fine pubs, restaurants and interesting shops in the surrounding towns and villages.
The spectacular Dartmoor National Park, wonderful for walking, is about 10 miles to the north.
Fantastic views and walks along the South Devon Coast Path.
Steam railways - Dart Valley Railway (Kingswear to Paignton) and South Devon Railway (Totnes to Buckfastleigh).
Castles, National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens.
Eden Project - within a comfortable day's visit.
Woodlands - adventure park with both indoor and outdoor attractions.
Paignton Zoo, wildlife parks, nature reserves.
China Blue Pottery, Totnes - paint your own ceramics.
House of Marbles - amazing marble run displays, glassware, and toyshop.
And ... our guests seem to love playing pétanque/boules in the pitch shared by both our cottages!
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5 Nov 2013
"Peaceful & Tranquil"
The Cottage exceeded all our expectations. It was very peacefully situated and on arrival we received a welcoming gift of fresh eggs, biscuits and locally made fruit curd. We found everything we req… More
1 Jul 2013
"Fabulous cottage, great location, peaceful surroundings, comfortable living."
The cottage was welcoming and peaceful, and the kitchen was well provided. The only sounds we heard were from the birds and the sheep and cows. We had fresh eggs every morning from the neighboring hens. We could walk to hills and streams from our cottage and to Avon Mill, by way of Avon River, for scones and tea or lunch. We shopped at nearby Kingsbridge for food.....great and reasonable produce....and had superb Indian food at he Maha Bharat in Kingsbridge. It was a short drive to the ocean, e.g. Hope Cove and Salcombe, for terrific walks along the cliffs. This was our second and longest stay at Bramleigh, and hopefully not our last.
12 Jun 2013
"An immaculate cottage, well equipped in a beautiful setting"
I stayed at Bramleigh Cottage the 1st week of June 2013 with my partner, parents and 2 year old son. We all had an amazing time and wouldn't hesitate in recommending a stay in the cottage. I chose Bramleigh cottage as I was 33 weeks pregnant at the time and read the amazing reviews about how clean and well equipped the cottage was and how relaxing previous guests had found their stay. I have to say that the reviews are accurate - I have never stayed in such a clean holiday cottage, it really was immaculate and had absolutely everything we could have possibly needed and more (including a booster seat, stair gate, children's cutlery).
It was extremely easy to book the cottage and Jean and Keith were extremely helpful throughout the process, always responding in a timely fashion. The directions to the cottage were extremely helpful..... now wrong turns at all! We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine, some delicious biscuits and fresh eggs from the chickens at the top of the garden which was a lovely touch.
The welcome pack was extremely helpful and we picked up lots of good suggestions of where to go and what to do from the visitor's books. One thing I would advise though is NOT to use sat nav from the cottage - our sat nav took us up some extremely narrow country lanes and reversing quite long distances down these lanes when 33+ weeks pregnant was a little harrowing! After 3 days I finally made it clear to my other half that we wouldn't be using the sat nav anymore - the remainder of the holiday was perfectly stress free!
The location of the cottage is amazing, you're not too far from supermarkets, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and lots of amazing beaches but you're away from any hustle and bustle and are able to have a truly relaxing time.
My two year old loved the cottage and was really upset when we had to leave -as were the rest of us. The reviews sound too good to be true but they're really not. Great hosts, beautiful cottage, amazing setting and a truly relaxing break.
I'd recommend parking at South Sands Beach and catching the sea tractor and boat over to Salcombe..... beautiful!
Thanks to Keith and Jean for a lovely holiday.
3 May 2013
"Lovely, a true home from home accomodation."
I would say that this was one of the best self catering properties that we have stayed in. It was in a lovely peaceful setting, clean and well equipped, everything had been though of, and fact a real home from home.
The location is also perfect for touring the area, such as Bigbury-on-Sea, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham etc.
This was our first visit and excluding one wet day the weather was very good, and we hope to return again next year.
8 Oct 2012
It's difficult to add anything to the earlier reviews for Bramleigh and Stokeleigh. I can only reiterate that the cottage and garden are really lovely - absolutely immaculate - and the whole area a delight. I won't hesitate to return or to recommend.
25 Jul 2012
"Stunning holiday cottage"
This was our second visit to Bramleigh. The cottage has maintained its excellent standard and is a credit to the owners, as is Stokeleigh its sister cottage next door, which we have also had the pleasure of using for our holidays.
29 Oct 2011
"Beautiful, tranquil, well equipped cottage"
Despite being a rather damp and chilly week ( 3rd -10th Sept- 2011) we found this cottage very cosy and welcoming. Very well equipped, and a lovely garden. First thing we did was sit outside with a glass of wine and packet of crisps from our thoughtful welcome pack! (The sun was out then...) We loved the surrounding area, Totnes, Kingsbridge, even venturing a s far as Cayman Golf near Brixham, and a lovely evening stroll watching the fishing boats going out at Brixham.The Avon Mill garden centre just up the road from Bramleigh was well worth stopping at for morning coffee or lunch on the way out, or a cream tea on the way back- good quality.. Despite a rainy last day, we enjoyed just sitting in by the fire reading - a blissful place is Bramleigh !But lots to do as well if you want, don't miss a game of Boulles in the garden..
27 Oct 2011
"This is one of the very best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in."
This is one of the very best holiday cottages I have stayed in. The property is beautifully furnished with the most modern of appliances. It is idea as a holiday cottage for two (as we are) or with two children.
We are here in a rainy wet late-October week and it is still beautiful. The property is a converted barn located on a working dairy farm.
Even in October the house is cosy with a splendid central heating system.
The garden (even at this time of year (October)) is colourful and very well kept.
It is situated some 5 miles to the north west of Kingsbridge, the road here does involve the negation of a single track lane, but it is very quiet and people are polite and stop for each with a smile.
The small village of Woodleigh to the south of the property has eggs and jam for sell by the side of the road.
There is no mobile phone signal here at all, but internet access is easily available via a BT FON network which has been easy to set up and use.
16 Aug 2011
"Comfortable, Clean and Well Equipped"
Super accommodation for a very relaxing break away from it all. Very clean and well equipped, a credit to the owners who clearly try to maintain their standards.
Kitchen was well equipped, clean and tidy. Two very comfy 2 person sofas and an arm chair in the living area with TV/DVD, plus ample outside furniture, bbq etc.
Good to have some privacy with a pleasantly maintained (small) terraced garden. The boules pitch (shared with the sister accommodation) was a bonus well used by our son.
As a coverted barn, the floors are upside down with living area upstairs and bedrooms downstairs, the latter just a touch cold and damp probably due to the fact this is a conversion of a stone barn beside a working farm. Accordingly important to maintain ventilation (as explained in the helpful notes for visitors thoughtfully provided with local information and maps).
Location excellent for touring the area, being only 15 mins or so from the main A38 or the many local beaches and coves. Bigbury probably the best beach, easily reached from here.
No mobile phone signal to speak of in the property, but local BT Openzone enabled temporary subscription for internet access. Full phone signal achieved in the main local towns. Apparently S Devon is notoriously bad for a signal, but to be honest this was a blessing in disguise as it forces "chill out" time!
We would like to thank you for your good and helpful comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday.
We were disappointed to read the comment about downstairs in the cottage. After some 200 bookings over the last eight years (approx 30% of which are returning visitors) it has not been commented on before or since. Following your visit, two other families and then ourselves have stayed there.
We know the cottage very well as we spend many weeks there ourselves. As you say, we do ask guests to ventilate the cottage whenever possible, particularly the bathroom, to prevent any condensation. There is an outside rotary dryer and a washer/dryer in the cottage for damp towels/clothes but it is possible that some guests have hung damp items around during earlier inclement weather and this may be the reason for your observation.
We have a very efficient heating system in the cottage (at no extra cost) and whilst we would not normally expect it to be needed in August we are happy for it to be used if necessary during the summer.
We would like to assure future guests that we have just spent last week in the cottage and it continues to be maintained to a very high standard. We have also installed a new washer dryer with a larger, more efficient drying capacity to make it easier for clothes drying.
28 Jul 2011
"Home from Home."
We were very pleased with the welcome package which instantly made us feel at home. The accommodation was first class with all mod cons provided.The personal touch by Keith and Jean was instantly obvi… More
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