Secluded Croft House is the house for all seasonsIn winter, every walk over the hills and dales of Cheriton Fitzpaine in deepest Devon ends with a fireside chat among friends and family. Then in summer, this six-bed, 15-berth country house sheds its woolly jumper, pours a G&T and invites you to relax by its heated pool.It's a party palace, with cellar celebration room and evening drinks under the stars in the lit-up gardens. It's a base for country walks, for quad-biking, paint-balling and go-karting. It's a jump-off point for fishing, sailing and horse riding.It's a farm, with your breakfast eggs fresh from the hens and geese, and quince, greengage, gooseberries, figs, walnuts and fruit ripe for the picking.Croft House overlooks the doomsday-book village of Cheriton Fitzpaine which is full of eleventh to fifteenth century houses. The village has two pubs-one of which hails from the thirteenth century- along with the longest thatched house in England. The village has a post office and there is an excellent farm shop nearby full of locally sourced high quality produce.A short drive away is the historic market town of Crediton, ideally positioned for Exmoor and Dartmoor and only seven miles from the Cathedral city of Exeter.In the summer it is not unusual to have a wide range of wild life passing through the grounds; badgers, foxes, deer, hares and squirrels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 25 km, Nearest railway: Newton St. Cyres 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (11), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
ActivitiesGo Ape! Haldon Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.Never tried a quad before? No problem! Head to Quad World, where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.Spend a day at Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre. An indoor climbing centre and outdoor Activity Centre. Why not try some new exciting activities?Sail, surf, swim, ramble, amble, ride or cycle on Devon's rugged Atlantic coast. Try wakeboarding, bridge-jumping or coasteering. Just laze on the beach or follow winding lanes to ivy-covered village pubs.Big Days OutDevon Railway Centre offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved!A short drive away is the historic market town of Crediton, ideally positioned for Exmoor and Dartmoor and only seven miles from the Cathedral city of Exeter. Crediton hosts a monthly farmer's market where you can find an array of local products and gifts.Croft House is located in the Doomsday village of Cheriton Fitzpaine in mid Devon. The village boasts several buildings which are more than 800 years old and offers a delightful example of the real old England. The village has two pubs-one of which hails from the thirteenth century- along with the longest thatched house in England.There are numerous excellent walks around the property of varying distances, both cross-country on designated footpaths and on beautifully scenic, quiet country lanes. Maps of walks with a pub en-route can be supplied by the owners on request.
Big Nights InWe've top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner on the big day, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning.If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own country hideaway.Raise the stakes on your Big Weekend with a Casino night. Place your bets, are you red or black?Get the party started with your very own bartender, who will come to Croft House and serve you fruity cocktails and cold beers all night long.Spend the evening sipping the finest wines from around the world with a wine tasting party from Thirty Fifty Wine. Teem your delicious evening meal with the wine that best complements the dish and learn all about the aromas and flavours hidden within.