The main house is an 18th century, characterful yet substantial, light and spacious, very well-maintained property with most rooms redecorated and/or re-furbished within the past few years. There are 3 reception rooms and a farmhouse-style Kitchen, which has recently been refitted.
The sitting room is a large bright yet cosy room with an open fire-place. Double doors lead out to the stunning conservatory with lovely garden views, and a connecting door to the Dining Room. A small children’s playroom, with books, games and other activities is just off the hallway - this also includes a double sofa-bed for larger parties.
Upstairs there are 5 large and luxurious bedrooms in total, 4 doubles with large-sized beds, and one room is ideal for children with 2 sets of bunk beds. There are 2 bathrooms, including a family bathroom with a large 'slipper bath'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool Sands 8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 60 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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The gardens are truly magnificent – incorporating a beautiful walled garden (ideal for quiet moments), two shallow streams, a bluebell wood, wild flower banks, and walks that not only give a vista of the garden but also of the stunning valley the house is located in.
Higher Venice is ideally situated for both 'away-from-it-all' breaks and more active holidays which might include coastal walking, sailing, visiting National Trust properties, exploring Dartmoor, or trips to nearby towns such as Modbury, Kingsbridge, Totnes or Salcombe. The beautiful naval town of Dartmouth is only 10 minutes away, as is the eclectic market town of Totnes.
A 20 minute walk down the path from the back of the garden leads to the superb pubs/restaurants of nearby Tuckenhay (the first hamlet in the UK to have street lighting!). Parking exists for several cars, boats etc.
Located in the pretty hamlet of Allaleigh in Devon and set in over 4 acres of grounds, Higher Venice is a stunning location for families and larger groups (up to 12).
The tranquility alone will recharge your batteries. The clarity of a clear night sky is stunning. You will quickly wish that your stay could be longer.