Bickleigh holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

J502 - Rashleighayes Farm

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Cottage / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16 Home 197221

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Cottage / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

1½ miles from Bickleigh Bridge, Rashleighayes is a house of tremendous charm. Half a mile of private drive descends steeply, giving thrilling views of the house/farm/buildings below. The original 17th cent. house has been sympathetically extended; gravelled forecourt, sheltered, south-facing patio and enclosed lawned garden (rare and lovely clematis) at the back (barbecue), leading to safely walled heated outdoor swimming pool (38' x 18' x 6'6" to 3' deep, available 1 May to 18 September). The 150 acre working farm is home to rare White Park cattle (less than 500 in the world). The owner (farmer and environmentalist) is pleased to show you around the farm which has a Devon Wildlife Trust Silver Award and won Highly Commended in the 'Britain's Most Beautiful Farm' awards.

Inside, the house is full of light, fun, interest, comfort, well-decorated; a home. Hall; big living room with open fireplace (logs included), rugs, interesting pictures, TV/DVD, two big windows (seats) and half-glazed door to garden. Next door, enormous, hub-of-house, delightful kitchen/dining room (28' x 28') with big windows, dining table seating 16 plus kitchen table, oil-fired Aga, electric oven/four-burner halogen hob, larder fridge, iPod dock, door to patio (table/chairs, barbecue); two walk-in slate-shelved larders with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, freezer. Off the hall, cloakroom (loo, washing machine, tumble drier); and, down a few steps, contemporary cinema room (45' x 15') with 10' home-cinema/TV screen with digital projector, Sky/DVD, iPod dock, baby grand piano, half-sized snooker table, five comfy sofas and window seats - a fantastic room for all the family.

Oak stairs from hall to wide

landing off which four bedrooms:splendid

master double (5' brass bed) with sofa, en suite bathroom (suite plus

hand-shower, big Victorian ball-and-claw-footed bath) and garden/valley viewsdouble

with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and garden/valley viewstwin

with garden valley/viewsdouble

(sleigh bed) facing the front Jolly red bathroom (suite

plus hand-shower). From the landing, cast

iron Victorian spiral stairs up to two big children's bedrooms with Velux

windows, one

with four single beds, one with three singles; bathroom (suite with

separate shower). Folding bed available.

 Professional catering available, by arrangement. Damages Deposit £400. Arrival after 4pm. A comfortable, homely farmhouse peacefully set in beautiful rolling Devon countryside.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Devon region

Devons River Country: Devon's middle. This is farmers' Devon. You come here to be amongst them: to walk and admire their beautiful, rich-soiled, hilly and wooded farmland and enjoy their excellent, proper pubs in usually hill-top, compact, unspoilt villages; and to fish for trout and perhaps salmon in the deep wooded and very beautiful valleys of the rivers Torridge, Taw, Tamar and Exe especially and for trout in reservoirs. Great, magnetic views of Dartmoor and Exmoor from most hill-tops, and it's an easy drive to both. But don't think a daily trip to the sea will be a doddle.

Tiverton is the main town (you can go barging on its canal); Crediton, in its red-soil vale, Torrington, where glass is blown, and South Molton are the others. All have proper, individual, useful, and, in some cases unusual, shops, for the locals firstly. Cider is made at Winkleigh, and it's a good place for lunch. Hatherleigh is good for several things, including its market.


Bickleigh: thatched village (two riverside pubs), 3 miles south of Tiverton (good shops, canal barging, indoor swimming pool, sports centre, riding stables). Fishing (trout, salmon). M5, 11 miles; Exeter, 12. Dartmoor and Exmoor, about 15 miles; north Devon beaches (Woolacombe) or south coast (Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton), about 21 miles.

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