L28 - Preston House Barn
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
1½ miles from Moreleigh and about ¾ mile from the river Avon (lovely wooded riverside/valley walks), a fine, 16th cent. manor house wing and a detached, Grade II listed, stone threshing barn, superbly converted, full of light, good quality fittings, most modern of kitchens. The barn has its own private enclosed sun terrace and garden; both have use of a ½ acre paddock for games, dog walking etc. Arrival after 4pm.
... the detached barn has an entrance through glazed atrium to hand-carved, gently curving oak staircase (stairgate) rising to open-plan first floor and stunning 40' living/dining/kitchen with oak floor, huge oak beams and vaulted ceiling. The well-equipped kitchen at the near end has dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, electric range-style cooker and breakfast bar; galleried dining area; and, at the far end, living area with woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray and door to south-west facing sun terrace/garden (gas barbecue, garden furniture). Downstairs, three bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (wet-room suite plus hand-shower and separate shower), another double (5' bed) with adjacent shower-room (suite), and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite); all bedrooms are very pretty with fine white linen.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
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Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2014
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