Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Christina Park is just 7mins walk from Totnes main street giving easy access to all amenities, including the local Friday and Saturday market for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
The location is quiet and peaceful, with 2 sun decks above and beside a small stream shielded by mature trees for sunbathing and eating Al Fresco. It is close to the beautiful River Dart with it's walks and excursions.
Within 20mins drive is Dartmoor with it's Tors and wild ponies, and a variety of wonderful beaches for the family, and the dramatic cliff walks of the coastal path. Country pubs abound!
The interior is simple, modern, with plenty of daylight, and easy upkeep.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool beach 15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter and Plymouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Totnes|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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 region
Blessed with such wonderful scenery and gentle climate, it's no surprise that South Devon has been attracting visitors for over 250 years. The contrast of river estuaries, rolling hills and lovely old towns combined with long warm summers and mild winters make South Devon the perfect year-round holiday destination.
South Devon has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country - from tiny sheltered coves to great sweeps of golden sands like Dawlish Warren, and long stretches of pebbles and shingle. Many of the beaches have passed tough tests to prove that they are also some of the safest and cleanest.
Stay at one of the many characterful old towns tucked in along the coast - Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge or Salcombe - and enjoy exploring their steep streets and rich history. Totnes, the second oldest borough in England, is full of its colourful past, with an ancient Guildhall, Norman castle and town gates. Indeed, tradition runs strong in this part of the world, and Kingsbridge's market dates back to 1219.
The coast is deeply indented by river estuaries, providing safe moorings for boats and refuge too for migrating birds. The Exe estuary in particular is an important stopping off site and the great sand spit of Dawlish Warren and the freshwater Slapton Ley are havens for wildlife. Don't miss the Teign and the Avon estuaries - their mussels and oysters are legendary, while the Dart estuary, often described as "the most beautiful in all England", has been a magnet to sailors for centuries.
Moving north, the land climbs steadily up to Dartmoor - a vast, ancient expanse dotted with granite tors, stone huts and cromlechs. A place to fire the imagination, feel a sense of freedom and enjoy wild, wide, open spaces.
10 min from Totnes you find the English Riviera. Set along 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, the English Riviera has the glamour and style of the Mediterranean high life. Covering the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, its stunning scenery and coastline with international geopark status, mild climate, relaxing friendly atmosphere and packed events diary offer irresistible attractions.
In half an hour you may reach the two major cities: Exeter and Plymouth.
Exeter and it's surrounding areas has much to attract the visitor - a rich and varied landscape, the fascinating rocks and sandy beaches of the Jurassic Coast, plus the vibrant regional capital of Devon, Exeter. From moor to sea, there are a host of things to discover and do, all enriched by Devon's distinctive culture and history.
Exeter is a thriving city, with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years from Roman times. Today, it combines a wealth of visitor attractions and architectural splendour with a bountiful array of shops, restaurants, bars and live music venues.
A year-round calendar of events offers something for everyone, from the Exeter Summer Festival to open-air theatre and local markets. Enjoy local Devon food and drink in the weekly Farmers Market or the monthly Slow Food Market, held on the historic Quayside.
Start your voyage of discovery by visiting spectacular Plymouth Hoe where you can climb Smeaton's Tower Lighthouse to enjoy the best view in Plymouth.
In the Elizabethan Barbican, you will find the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America, and Plymouth Gin Distillery, producers of Plymouth Gin since 1793. Nearby is the National Marine Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the UK with the deepest tank in Europe. Get a taste of Plymouth's seafaring history with a cruise into Plymouth Sound and up the River Tamar, past the Devonport Royal Dockyards, with its frigates and nuclear submarines; you can admire too Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Saltash Bridge.
The city is also the region's shopping capital.
South Devon - www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk
As an additional attraction, you have Cornwall nearby, with amazing beaches and coastal line. Don't forget to visit The Eden Project: www.edenproject.com among many other attractions for the family www.visitcornwall.com
Totnes is a very special and unique market town in the heart of beautiful South Devon. There are few English towns where the thousand year-old shape of the original borough can be seen so clearly, or where past and present are so closely interwoven. Follow the historic path of Totnes: www.totnesinformation.co.uk/totnes-history-and-heritage
In its recent past, Totnes became well known for its connection with therapists of all kinds and alternative lifestyles. Unique, quirky and photogenic, in a survey of travel writers it has been voted one of the ten funkiest towns in the world. Yet Totnes has a slow feel and safe ambience. Perhaps in part due to its close proximity to the Dartington Estate and Dartington College of Arts and its strong arts and crafts pedigree, many well known writers, musicians and other creative have made a happy home in its environs.
These days, as one of the founder towns of the Transition Town movement, Totnes is increasingly attracting both attention and visitors from all over the world who are interested in environmental matters and sustainability. Thanks to Transition Town Totnes, and their aim to increase the town's economic resilience, the town even has its own currency - the Totnes Pound - which achieved national recognition in 2007 due to a storyline in the famous Radio 4 soap 'The Archers'. Come and join us at any time of year to enjoy spending your Totnes Pounds. You'll find we are also delighted accept sterling! There are many wonderful independent shop and eateries in which to while away several contented hours.
EVENTS: Totnes is offering non-stop events. Current events: www.totnesinformation.co.uk/events
ACTIVITIES: Whatever you enjoy doing, there is sure to be something in Totnes or the surrounding area to spark your interest. Whether you are a thrill seeking outdoor type or find solace and satisfaction in a calmer style, you will find perfect activities and opportunities for you here. The whole of South Devon is a utopia for those who love the water – you can swim, surf, sail, canoe on rivers and on sea. The area is also a magnet for those who love walking and wildlife.
Highly recommended activities:
- Cruise on the Dart to Dartmouth, and a steam train ride back, incl. a visit to DAme Agatha Christie.
- Walk the edge between land&sea: the beautiful 630miles long coastal path www.nationaltrail.co.uk
- Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor is a fascinating moorland environment. It is one of England's greatest remaining wildernesses with
evidence of human habitation stretching back thousands of years. It has numerous prehistoric standing stones
and other interesting archaeological monuments. www.dartmoor-npa.org.uk
Totnes in particular is known for the Arts, with a cosmopolitan year round programme of national and local events befitting a town of much larger size. www.totnesinformation.co.uk/activities
DARTINGTON Arts Centre is famous for its arts and music activities, including its Summer School and Schumacher College:www.dartington.org/arts
Tourist Information Centre: Totnes - 01803 86316, www.totnesinformation.co.uk/
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3 Oct 2012
"Lovely house with plenty of outside space for wining and dining"
Six of us stayed there - 4 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 10. The property felt very private. It was great to have breakfast on the decking and have the lounge bi-fold doors open. There is also another deck beside the brook at the bottom of the garden. The snug is separate to the main house so if you have children of a younger age and want them near to you at night, bear this in mind. The bed in the snug is up a small ladder, so may not be suitable for older members of the party. We had 2 grandparents and 2 children inside the house, and two adults in the snug. It was nice to stay in the snug as private from the rest of the party, but awkward if you needed for the loo!
Local amenities good. Spa shop and chinese at the bottom of the road and a couple of childrens playgrounds nearby. Totnes is a great town to visit. About 20 mins steady walk to town with children.
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