Tresco, 'new', with views!
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Fri 7 - Fri 14 Jun 2013||£450.00 / week|
About the home
Tresco is a quiet and peaceful, recently refurbished bungalow with a spacious contemporary feel. It is light, south-facing and overlooks a sizeable private garden with gorgeous views towards the slopes of the Dart river valley and the market town of Totnes.
This ancient town, within 15 minutes walk; is rich in history, art, crafts, music, dance, culture, and sits at the head of the tidal river Dart estuary.
It is situated in the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty and is as near to the grandeur of Dartmoor as it is to the many lovely beaches, coves, river and coastal walks that abound. The 'English Riviera' is a next door neighbour.
The town itself is brim full of unique and original small shops, selling anything from shoes, toys, arts, crafts and gemstone jewellery to books (both new and second-hand) and craft supplies.
A wholesome range of yummy bistros/restaurants and pubs abound, catering to every taste, with much emphasis on sourcing local and organic produce.
Totnes is also home to more alternative therapists, therapies and clinics than you can shake a stick at!
Bedroom 1 : Double, Bedroom 2 : Two single beds
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Blackpool beach plus 15 beaches within 10 miles/16, 15km|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 950m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details outdoors:
There is free road parking in front of the property.
The 500 sq/m garden is secluded, mostly lawn surrounded by shrubs. There is outside furniture with an umbrell, seating and a hammock.
Deposit of £150 required on making the booking.
Balance of full rental due one month before holiday along with security deposit of £150. The latter will be returned in full or with any due reductions within two weeks of the end of the holiday, after the property has been inspected.
The West Country / Devon region
Totnes is at the pivotal point of an exceptional area which comprises Dartmoor National Park, the river Dart valley, the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty and Tor Bay - otherwise known as 'the English Riviera', for it's climate.
While filming 'Warhorse' on Dartmoor, Stephen Spielberg said "I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor and, with two-and-a-half-weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities that were offered to me".
The river Dart links the moor to the sea at Dartmouth, it's valley offers spectacular walks, abundant woodlands, wildlife and river activities.
The countryside is hilly, with little towns, pristine villages and farmsteads scattered over a patchwork of small irregular fields and wooded river valleys. Picture this: classic landscapes, small sandy coves, secluded boating creeks, wooded estuaries and most the striking 60 miles of coastline. These are some of the features that make this one of the most attractive areas in Devon.
The area has no really big towns. It shares Torbay's mild climate yet lacks the English Riviera's highly developed tourism. Much of the land is unspoilt, protected either by agriculture, the National Trust or its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Kingsbridge/Salcombe Estuary is a site of Special Scientific Interest
So, you expect to find; beautiful scenery, villages of thatched cottages, medieval churches and the old towns of Dartmouth, Totnes, Salcombe, Modbury, Kingsbridge and Ivybridge.
The area is also known as a boating haven because of its extensive estuaries with their navigable inlets and picturesque moorings.It includes some of Devon's best and cleanest beaches too: Blackpool Sands, Salcombe South and Bigbury-on Sea.
Throughout the area, history is etched into the landscape: tors, stone circles, mysterious mounds, green lanes - the old drovers tracks, clay pits, historic buildings of all kinds.
The area is renowned for its rich and varied local food produce whether from the sea or the land. It is a foodie's paradise in any season.
It's hard to think of what not to come here for.
The Totnes area
The market town and port of Totnes is a magnet for visitors of all ages not just for it's ancient history and unspoilt charm but also for it's alternative culture.
There is the Totnes Museum in an original Elizabethan merchants house in the Fore Street, the Norman motte and bailey castle at the top of town and much else.
You will find unusual gift shops, original clothes, shoes and crafts boutiques, art and craft supply shops, galleries, and bookshops. Several shops sell wholefoods, organic foods, healthfoods and home-made and local produce.
The popular twice-weekly markets reflect the exceptional range of what Totnes and it's surrounding area has to offer and draw an eclectic mix of people.
The wide range of restaurants, bars and bistros cater for all tastes (and pockets), using the best ingredients that this abundant region provides, and Devon is noted for the high quality of its farm, dairy and seafood produce.
Totnes is a perfect point of access to the coast, the moors, and so many local places of interest. The next door community of Dartington is an attraction in itself, with a cinema, spectacular gardens fine dining and medieval architecture.
Totnes justly earns its recent descriptions as 'the capital of New Age chic' and one of the world's top 10 funky towns!
Here, there truly is something for everybody.
How to get there
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The M5 becomes the A38. The road then divides, left to Torbay or straight on to Plymouth. Take the Plymouth (A38) road. After passing the two slip roads to Ashburton take the next exit, signed to Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Turn left onto the A384 and follow signs to Totnes. Drive towards the town centre and just after Morrisons at the bottom of the High St / Fore St turn left over the old bridge, then first right into Seymour Road and up hill to St Johns Primary School, right into Weston Lane, down the dip and half way up the hill turn left into Elmhirst Drive, go 50 meters then left into Christina Park. No 5 is 50metres down on the right behind a high hedge.
take the A38 up to the A384 as above.
Totnes railway station is on the main Paddington – Penzance line, 15mins on foot from Christina Park, 5 mins by taxi. There is a taxi rank at Totnes Station. See First Great Western website
Exeter Airport is 40mins from Totnes by car.
Bristol Airport is 1.5 hrs from Totnes by car.
(Bristol and Exeter are on the main railway line to Totnes)
Activities near Totnes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
18 Jan 2013
Stayed in Jo's beautifully renovated, very clean, outstandingly comfortable and peaceful home for a week, with my partner and our two teenage children. It is definitely a home from home, with a huge range of books (much appreciated by my book-loving family), and lots of little practical extras, such as sellotape, notepads, phonebooks and local information, in the sideboard drawers. We all felt totally relaxed and at-home from the minute we arrived. We were warmly welcomed by a friend of Jo, who gave us a tour of the property and invited us to help ourselves to the vegetables growing in the greenhouse and raised beds.
`We loved the open-plan arrangement of the main living area - especially the 'conservatory', overlooking a very pretty, good-sized, informal garden (with little nooks and crannies, and equipped with a hammock and other garden furniture). The conservatory was a real asset - during a week of plentiful rain - with its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Lovely kitchen, with everything we needed as a family of four on a tight budget, as we stayed in and cooked a big meal almost every evening. Even though, I personally would have liked just a few extra knives and forks in the cutlery drawer, all the crockery and cutlery, etc, was of really nice quality; I really appreciated Jo's attention to detail in all areas of the house. Master bedroom: decent size and lovely presentation; second bedroom just about big enough for two teenagers for a week. Bathroom was on the small side but still really nice - lovely tiles, good shower, and a decent-sized bath. We also appreciated the second loo and the utility area with washing machine and a handy box of washing powder ready for our use.
Totnes itself - a 15-20 minute walk away - is a great holiday town for teenagers - a large assortment of of interesting, independent boutiques, art and bookshops. I'm really glad we had a car to explore further afield and to do our food shopping.
Altogether a delightful, obviously well-loved property. We would have liked to stay for a fortnight - but Devon school holiday accommodation prices ruled against us.
17 Nov 2012
I chose Jo's bungalow for a stay, grandparents plus my son and his wife and 2 small daughters. The location, facilities and comfort left us very contented. From the first phone call with Jo, all flowed easily.
The house is homely with excellent appliances, books and spacious enough for us all to find a quiet corner. Although the house is in a residential area, sitting in the garden there is total privacy and you are surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside.
I recommend the house very much.
14 Nov 2012
We had a great time in this lovely house, it is situated on a very peaceful road on the edge of Totnes overlooking the town and countryside. The house is well equipped the only thing that is missing is a microwave. The conservatory is a nice space to sit in the evening watching the sun go down after a busy day out and about in Devon.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|High Season Reduced||27 Jul 12||3 Aug 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||3 Aug 12||24 Aug 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||24 Aug 12||31 Aug 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 12||7 Sep 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||7 Sep 12||14 Sep 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||14 Sep 12||27 Sep 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season Xmas||21 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||8 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season Easter||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||12 Apr 13||25 Apr 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 May 13||14 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||28 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||30 Aug 13||13 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Fri 7 - Fri 14 Jun 2013||£450.00 / week|
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