About the home
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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Bovisand, 13km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and 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
Refundable breakages deposit of £100.00 required on arrival to be refunded within two weeks of your departure subject to satisfactory property inspection.
The West Country / Devon 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.
The Plymouth area
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.
How to get there
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Plymouth is served by regional airports at Exeter and Newquay which are about an hour's drive with Bristol airport about two hours journey via the M5 motorway and A38 dual carriageway. Car rental firms such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are all represented.
National Bus and train operators also provide regular links from principal cities throughout the UK including London to Plymouth and are centrally located within 15 minutes of the property. Taxis are on hand outside each of the venues to transport guests on the final section of their journey for approximately £8.00 - £10.00
Brittany Ferries also run a regular passenger/car ferry service into Millbay Docks from Roscoff in France as well as from Santander in Spain.
Activities near Plymouth
Golf within 30 mins drive
11 May 2013
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
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
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|July||7 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 350||-||£ 175||3 Nights|
|September||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 350||-||£ 175||3 Nights|
|September||29 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 300||-||£ 165||3 Nights|
|October||27 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 300||-||£ 165||3 Nights|
|December||22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 350||-||£ 175||3 Nights|
|December||29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 300||-||£ 165||Flexible|
|January||5 Jan 13||2 Feb 13||£ 275||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|February||2 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 275||£ 45||£ 55||3 Nights|
|March||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|April||30 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|May||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 325||£ 55||£ 60||3 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 325||£ 55||£ 60||3 Nights|
|July||29 Jun 13||3 Aug 13||£ 375||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
|August||3 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 375||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
|September||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 325||£ 55||£ 60||3 Nights|
|October||5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|November||2 Nov 13||30 Nov 13||£ 275||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable £100 security deposit required with final balance payment
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