About the home
A very comfortable Victorian cottage in a pretty Devon village and situated in the lovely South Hams. It is in a very good geographical position for exploring Devon. The village has a very good independent shop, and also a garage with a Spar shop. It is 14 miles to the coast or 10 miles to the National Park of Dartmoor. There are many tourist attractions nearby for all ages. The cottage was given a four star rating from Visit Britain in 2010.
Built during the Victorian era but extensively modernised in the last two years, the cottage has two double bedrooms, a comfortable sitting room, spacious kitchen with dining area, a bathroom with WC, basin, and bath with power shower over. There is also a pretty courtyard garden and a separate parking space for one car.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Blackpool Sands|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The TV has the DVD and CD player unit incorporated in it. There is also an i-pod docking station. The double bed is a King Size.
Further details outdoors:
The terrace is a courtyard garden with many plants in pots. It has a table and four chairs for eating outside and a rotary dryer.
Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided but guests are requested to bring their own beach towels.
The bathroom has complimentary Molton Brown products provided.
A starter pack of coffee, tea, sugar,milk, butter,eggs, and bread from the local store is provided on your arrival in the Kitchen.
For cleaning purposes the cottage must be vacated by 11.00am on the day of departure.
Arrivals after 3.00pm
The West Country / Devon region
The cottage is situated in the South Hams area of Devon known as 'an area of outstanding beauty'. Its position is in the conservation area of the village of Harbertonford which lies along side the main A381 between Totnes and Kingsbridge. This makes the cottage an ideal base for exploring Devon. The National Trust coastal path and beaches are about 10 miles away and the National Park of Dartmoor is approximately 10 miles in the opposite direction.
The climate is changeable but during the summer there are many very warm comfortable beach days. The winter can be milder but wetter than the East side of England because of the prevailing South Westerly winds which generally come across from the Atlantic bringing rain but very rarely ever snow.
The Totnes / Harbertonford area
Totnes is always a busy place especially in the main street called Fore Street which has many very interesting locally owned shops and some lovely tea rooms and cafes. There is a small castle and museum. When the tides are right boat trips from Dartmouth go up and down the River Dart and stops are made at Agatha Christie's house (Now a National Trust property). There are also many other National Trust properties in the South Devon and East Cornwall area which can be easily visited from the cottage
The towns of Paignton and Goodrington will keep children amused during the summer holidays with special days on the fronts.
Many local towns and villages have their festivals and fetes including Harbertonford which has one every July. There are some lovely pubs to try with good food. The cottage is five miles form Dartington Hall where the annual 'Ways with Words' week takes place where many famous celebrities come and give a talk. There are many regattas throughout the summer months in various sea side towns including Torquay and Dartmouth.
The city of Plymouth is only 35 minutes with its large shopping centre and many restaurants. The Barbican area is especially worth a visit. As Plymouth is a naval port going right back to the times of Sir Francis Drake there is plenty to see. There are many activities on the famous Plymouth Hoe in the Summer months including the very popular two day international firework competition held in full view of Plymouth Hoe every mid-August. There is also the modern Theatre Royal which has many good productions throughout the year and also the Pavilions which has well known comedians and other celebrities visitng regularly.
Exeter City is only 40 minutes away with its Cathedral which is certainly worth a visit with its wonderful architecture including the exceptional fan vaulting ceiling and Bishop's throne. There is also a very good recently refurbished museum and a good shopping area which has all the usual named shops to be found in most cities.
How to get there
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By car down the M5 to Exeter and then continue on the A38 to the Buckfastleigh turn off. At the end of the slip road turn left towards Totnes. Continue to Dartington and turn left into Totnes.
Turn right at the traffic lights to the A381 signposted Dartmouth, Kingsbridge. Continue for approx. 3 miles to Harbertonford.
Turn right straight after the bridge and Malsters Arms pub. Turn first right into Woodcourt Road (also signposted Village Hall). Woodcourt cottage is the pink painted semi-detached cottage,third on the right. The parking space is behind it with access to the side of the cottage.
Flights possible to Exeter Airport and car hire from there. Please note that Plymouth Airport is now closed. Trains are First Great Western from Paddington to Totnes Station which is 3 miles from the cottage but only taxis from the station, no car hire there.
National Express to Totnes and there are regular local bus services to Harbertonford. The bus stop is 3 minutes walk from the cottage.
Activities near Totnes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
28 Sep 2012
accomodation - A1
service - excellent,friendly.welcoming
would use again in a heartbeat
good central location for surrounding areas
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||16 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|easter holidays||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||6 Apr 13||11 May 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|autumn half term||19 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|christmas week||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|new year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices include all central heating and electricity, so no hidden extras. Telephone - free calls evening after 7.00pm and at weekends but kindly request money towards a bill in a box outside these hours
Shorter low season breaks are possible as follows: 3 night low season weekend 70% of week
4 night low season weekend 75% of week
5 night low season weekend 80% of week
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm and also to cover the unlikely event of any damage. The balance to be paid four weeks before the start of the stay.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome for an extra £25 per week.
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