Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Oaks is located only five minutes from the main A38 dual carriageway / A386 Tavistock Road intersections and is set within the grounds of the former East Wing of Manadon House, a Grade 2* Listed Manor house dating back to 1680. The property is suited to couples looking for an ideal base to explore the South West of England. Set back from the owner's residence in mature gardens, guests can enjoy the relative tranquility of a countryside setting in a city location. Crownhill village is a short walk away where a number of shops are located as well as a pub and restaurant. Plymouth's main shopping area is just a short bus ride away as well as accessing the more historic areas of Plymouth such as the Barbican, Mount Batten and the Royal William Yard, each of which can be easily reached by public transport, river boat or car.
Close by is Central Park which has a number of attractions such as the 9 hole pitch and putt course, Plymouth Argyle F.C. as well as the new completed Life Centre.
Derriford Hospital as well as the University Campus of St Mark and St John ( Marjons) are both within five minutes by car as is out of town branches of M & S , Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bovisand 13 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 65 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 5.7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The property has recently been converted in a contemporary style and fitted with high quality fixtures throughout. There is undertile heating in the fully tiled shower room as well as a heated towel radiator to provide a luxurious showering experience at all times of the year. The accommodation has been highly insulated but thermostatically controlled electric panel heaters have been provided to serve the living and bedroom areas for those cooler nights. The open plan living area has a double height roof infilled with rooflights giving a high level of natural light and spaciousness as well as ventilation, if needed.
The glazed entrance lobby provides space for hanging coats and shoes etc. as well as giving extra insulation and security.
|Further details outdoors|
The Oaks is an annexe set within the owner's rear garden and is easily accessed by foot from the private parking area. Whilst there are no steps to negotiate to the property a small step of 10cm is located at the entrance lobby to the main sitting area. A level patio area also provides an excellent position to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine, or if so minded, to dine al-fresco under the canopy of the mature oak trees which border the garden whilst overlooking the flower and shrub beds. The location would make this an ideal getaway for couples looking for something different but within striking distance of all that Devon and Cornwall can offer.
Welcome pack provided on arrival
Garden is shared by the owners of the house
The West Country region
Plymouth City is located on the border with Cornwall which is linked by the Tamar Bridge ( Toll) as well as the famous Brunel rail bridge built in 1859
Further afield, other world famous attractions can be found in Cornwall such as The Eden Project in St Austell, home the spectacular biomes which include the largest conservatory in the world.
St Ives, famous for it's Tate St Ives Art Gallery, Newquay for it's beaches and surfing and Padstow, made famous by it's local restaurants run by Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver.
Plymouth is always going to be associated with it's world class maritime history and it's unique natural amphitheatre of Plymouth Sound which gave a spectacular setting for the America Cup which it hosted last year to great critical aclaim. To the north of the City lies the rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park and Cornwall reached in minutes by the Tamar Bridge to the west. To the east lies the South Hams with ancient towns such as Totnes, Dartington and Brixham each with their own particular charm.
Plymouth is now realising it's potential as a leading waterfront city offering such attractions such as The National Maritime Museum, The Grade 1 Listed Royal William Yard, The new Life Centre as well as the historic Elizabethan Barbican Area where the Pilgrims Fathers set off in 'The Mayflower' in 1620 to settle in America.
The City hosts regular festivals the most notable being the British Firework Championships in August as well as Plymouth Flavour Fest where great food, drink and entertainment can be had. Plymouth is also hosting the Marine City Festival in September featuring a major sustainable seafood festival together with a inspiring programme of events.
A short distance from Plymouth is Saltram, one of the National Trust's hidden treasures. The magnificent house with it's original contents gives a fascinating insight into rich and sophisticated country life in a bygone era. Other historic houses of note are Buckland Abbey home of the famous seafaring adventurers Drake and Grenville, Mount Edgcombe, Antony and Cotehele.
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1 Mar 2014
Despite such late notice because of the death of a family member, Graham accepted our request for a week's accommodation. He and Krysia were such hospitable people and so caring. Home made soup w… More
3 Nov 2013
Had a great week staying at the Oaks. Graham & Krysia were the perfect hosts and treated you as though you were their personal guests not renters. The fridge came fully stocked with necessities and … More
30 Jul 2013
"A peaceful hideaway in the city with a very warm welcome"
We were made to feel very welcome by the owners, with home made food waiting in the fridge. The accommodation, part of the historic naval engineering college, had been converted to a very high standar… More
21 Jul 2013
"Lovely secluded Cottage"
We had a five day visit to Plymouth, from the 11th to 16th July, and stayed at The Oaks a small cottage in a secluded garden. The cottage was exactly as described on the website with good quality fit… More
4 Jul 2013
We were very fortunate to find this amazing place. Our hosts, Graham and Kryshia made us feel very welcome and at home. We loved the little things, such as, the home made quiches and breakfast goodies, the garden and the tastefully furnished and well designed accommodation. This was our first port of call after a long flight from Australia. We felt as if we were in paradise! Thank you Graham and Krysia for making our holiday a memorable one.
29 Jun 2013
"FIVE STAR IN EVERY WAY"
We were delighted with everything at The Oaks; the welcome, the quality of the accommodation, the private garden, the peaceful location yet the ease of access to Plymouth and not forgetting the superb 'welcome pack' - quality and care over and beyond expectation. Needless to say, we're already booked in for October.
11 May 2013
"Clean, peaceful cottage and friendly owners"
We arrived late after a ferry crossing but it was no problem for Graham to be there on the driveway to meet us. He showed us the cottage and some groceries had been very thoughtfully provided by his … More
19 Oct 2012
"A great little find, very accommodating and an amazing welcome hamper!!!"
Such a lovely, peaceful place to stay. Great people, although we arrived quite late, they were waiting to welcome us and settle us in.
Without question, we will be returning!!!
17 Oct 2012
"Well appointed, comfortable, and a quiet location"
We stayed 3 nights and found the Oaks ideal for our purposes, a great location for exploring the moors or getting into the city - nice and quiet in the evenings. The Oaks is well appointed, warm and comfortable - we especially liked the underfloor heating in the bathroom! Our hosts were very helpful and friendly - we very much enjoyed the welcome lunch provided. We would not hestitate to visit the Oaks again or to recommend the property to others.
30 Jul 2012
Looking to relocate from the Scottish Highlands to Devon, we booked The Oaks as a base to explore Devon. We needed somewhere with good accessibility for viewing houses and this property certainly tick… More
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