Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
a mile from Moreleigh and 2 from Harbertonford (PO/shop, pub), down a little lane and next to the friendly owners' ancient farmhouse but completely private from it, two excellent cottages converted from old stone barns, detached and private from one another. You are welcome to walk the long countryside trails (fields, woods, streams) over the owners' 200 acres. The cottages have shared use with one other cottage of family games rooms with air hockey (extra), table tennis, pool table, table football, and outdoor play area (giant safety-sided trampoline, swings), plus full-sized snooker table, bar billiards and WiFi in another (adults only) barn. Concessionary rates for Dartmouth Golf and Country Club and Woodlands Leisure Park. Free range eggs, fish, lobster and crab available in season. Each cottage has its own enclosed garden (lawn, flowers, patio, barbecue).
Reuben's: rugs are scattered over polished floorboards in the large, split-level living/dining room (windows on two sides, woodburner, TV/DVD/video, toys). Smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric range, washer-drier, freezer, fridge-freezer, larder fridge) with French windows to large patio (table/chairs, built-in barbecue) and enclosed garden. Downstairs, two bedrooms – 2 steps up to a double (5' bed) with step up to en suite bathroom (suite with corner bath plus bath-shower), and 2 steps up to another double (5' bed) with en suite power-shower-room (suite). Upstairs (stairgates), three spacious bedrooms, all pretty with good oak furniture – the master double (5' bed) with TV/DVD and en suite power-shower-room (suite), a twin with TV/DVD and en suite power-shower-room (suite), and another twin; separate bathroom (suite).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|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 4.5 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.
Moreleigh: tiny village with pleasant pub in lovely, little-visited (because well off main roads), hilly, wooded farming country in the heart of the South Hams, not far from the sea, flirting with the beautiful valley of the river Avon (fishing). Sea/beaches at Bantham and Thurlestone, 8 miles. Kingsbridge, 6; Dartmoor, 8.