Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
1¾ miles west of East Allington along a no through road, on an organic 300 acre sheep/beef farm which you are welcome to wander, four excellent, well thought through cottages converted from handsome Victorian barns, with ample parking: two 'upside-down' semi-detached cottages (L65 and L66) and, across a courtyard, two more semi-detached cottages (L60 and L61). There is an open-ended games barn (table tennis, table football, swings, climbing frame, trampoline). Foot and bridlepaths lead from the farm to the beautiful wooded river Avon valley, so excellent walking country and a central location for coast and Dartmoor.Maple Barn (arrow 3): entrance via own gravelled patio into generously proportioned (36' x 18') open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with woodburner, TV/DVD, hardwood floor (rugs), exposed roof beams and large windows with meadow views. Stairs (stairgate) down to two bedrooms – a double with 5' four-poster bed, en suite shower-room (suite) and glazed doors to courtyard, and a twin; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower).
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (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 3.5 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.
East Allington: little South Hams village (good food pub, church), 3½ miles from Kingsbridge, and about 8 from the good sandy beaches at Thurlestone or Bantham; Dartmouth (town), 6 miles. Golf. Family leisure park (animals, children's activities), 4 miles.