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Blackpitt Farm Holiday Cottages in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, South West England

Blackpitt Farm Holiday Cottages, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £225 to £ 450

Self catering accommodation in Stow-on-the-Wold sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Romantic Breaks • Fishing near by • Golf near by • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access R

Accommodation overview: Near the old Cotswold market town of Stow on the Wold, hidden at the end of a private drive are two cosy self catering holiday cottages.

Well and Stable cottage are set in a secluded, peaceful location on a small farm and enjoy far reaching and uninterupted views.

There are large grass lawned areas with seating, pinic tables and barbeque, ideal for children and dogs (no restriction on size or number of dogs)

The cottages are fully equiped with all essential appliances including dish washer, a washing machine and tumble drier are also available to guests.

There is a TV with free view and DVD player in the lounges and double bedrooms. Both cottages have broadband connection.

Phone enquiries: 01451 831 855

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Ferrycot in East Portlemouth, Devon, South West England

Ferrycot, East Portlemouth, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 9
Weekly prices from £995 to £ 4400

Self catering accommodation in East Portlemouth sleeps 9.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Cottage Sleeps 9

Accommodation overview: Ferrycot is a stunning waterfront terraced cottage (one of four) within just a few yards of the slipway and the beautiful sandy beaches of East Portlemouth and Millbay. There is both a swinging and running mooring for boats or dinghys available. The cottage has been extensively refurbished in recent years to provide a high standard of accommodation for families, adult groups or those simply looking for a beautiful holiday retreat in a unique location.


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Ilsham Cottage in Wellswood, Devon, South West England

Ilsham Cottage, Wellswood, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £799 to £ 1734

Self catering accommodation in Wellswood sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Set on the English Riviera, this quintessential English cottage nestles in Torquay’s exclusive Wellswood village. Situated in an AONB and a SSSI, it lies a virtual stone’s throw from the renowned Kent’s Caverns, one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe and Ice Age home of Britain’s earliest humans. Follow in the footsteps of England’s finest men and women - Agatha Christie, I.K. Brunel and Charles Darwin to name but a few - who took inspiration from the area, which is now a gateway site to the world’s first urban global geopark and just a few minutes’ walk to the Marine Conservation Recommended and Blue Flag beaches at Anstey’s Cove and Meadfoot, with stunning woodland and magnificent coastal paths along South Devon’s beautiful bay. Built using the local limestone, this 150-year-old cottage was once part of Lord Haldon’s estate and still retains much of its Victorian charm and character after being lovingly restored. Arranged over three levels, it has Victorian maple and pine floors, and cast-iron radiators throughout, complemented by an eclectic mix of quality furniture, soft furnishings and antiques, and has a 42in plasma TV in the living room. It is set in a very pretty, magical garden with abundant plant and bird life. A summer/play house and barbecue areas are provided. The village itself has a cosmopolitan feel, with a range of eateries to tempt every palate, a patisserie, a delicatessen, a convenience store plus an excellent choice of small shops. There are also beauty salons, an upmarket cocktail lounge, traditional English pub, a children’s play area on the green and, of course, the hotel featured in Fawlty Towers. The English Riviera has many attractions and several NT/English Heritage properties are easily accessible. Dartmouth, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park and Exeter are within easy reach. Beach/sea fishing, 600 yards, Torquay harbour/town and Babbacombe/Downs, 1 mile. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Living room with Minster stone fireplace. Dining room with enamel wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Compact, well-equipped kitchen with granite and marble worktops, and exposed stone wall. Original conservatory with sitting area. First floor: Double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and wash basin. Double bedroom with en-suite toilet. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Second floor: Two bedrooms, each with low sloping ceilings, exposed beams and Velux windows; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet and one twin with TV and views to village.


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Coltscombe Court in Slapton, Devon, South West England

Coltscombe Court, Slapton, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £820 to £ 1922

Self catering accommodation in Slapton sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Coltscombe Court is a handsome 18th Century farmhouse located in a delightful valley on the edge of Start, a small hamlet just a mile or so from the picturesque village of Slapton. The spacious and well-presented accommodation is divided over four floors in total and is ideally suited to either large family parties or groups of couples looking for a traditional cottage retreat in a delightful rural setting. The farmhouse is set in extensive, landscaped grounds with areas of manicured lawn and with substantial terraces, perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining. There is also a large, gated driveway with space for at least four cars.


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Manor Farm - Churn House in Dewlish, Dorset, South West England

Manor Farm - Churn House, Dewlish, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £539 to £ 1428

Self catering accommodation in Dewlish sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a
500-acre dairy and arable farm. Both are full of charm and character and are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Manor Farm Barn is detached, the larger of the holiday properties, and is arranged over three floors, offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The spacious living room has a beamed ceiling and French doors out to the courtyard, and there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Churn House offers four bedrooms, and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and bbq, shared use of a games room and access to acres of unspoilt woodland. Children will enjoy watching the farm activities, with ducks and hens on site. There are bridle paths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy, with several inns nearby and a village pub just 150 yds away. The area is rich in history, and the landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels. Nearby is Tolpuddle, made famous by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Clouds Hill (NT) where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and Athelhampton, a 15th-century manor house set in fine gardens. The Dorset Coast is only 12 miles away, with unspoilt chalk cliffs, and the notable beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. Shop 11/2 miles.


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The Linhay in Dartmouth, Devon, South West England

The Linhay, Dartmouth, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £633 to £ 1528

Self catering accommodation in Dartmouth sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: The Byre and The Linhay are adjoining barns set in the delightful grounds of Higher Ash Farm (and owner's nearby farmhouse), just two miles from the famous naval town of Dartmouth, and a 10 minute drive along the coast road to Blackpool Sands beach. The farm (with cows, sheep and chickens) produces a wide range of fruit and vegetables for sale when in season to guests, and fresh eggs are available most of the year.The LinhayA very large and tastefully presented barn conversion with lovely views across neighbouring gardens, orchard and rolling fields. The barn has been fully refurbished in recent years yet retains many original features including cross beams and exposed stone walls, and is ideally suited to two couples or extended families with younger children looking for a quieter location within easy reach of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. Whilst The Linhay and adjoining barn, The Byre are individual properties with private access and accommodation they also offer opportunities for two families seeking adjacent properties of an equivalent, high standard. For more information about The Byre click here. Like Higher Ash Farm's Facebook page for up to date pictures and information on The Byre and Linhay.


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The Boathouse in Stoke Gabriel, Devon, South West England

The Boathouse, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £780 to £ 1939

Self catering accommodation in Stoke Gabriel sleeps 5.

Features include: • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: An exceptional cottage in an exceptional location! Furnished and equipped to the highest standard, the Boathouse is set at the water’s edge, 5 miles from the open sea, commanding splendid views from all the principal rooms over the River Dart and the kaleidoscope of colourful craft bobbing at their moorings. This is the perfect spot for a truly relaxing holiday – a large balcony leading off the master bedroom offers plenty of space, and steps lead from here to a secluded 40-ft patio bordered by unspoilt woodlands and enjoying river views. With its built-in, native stone barbecue, this is the ideal place to dine out-of-doors on languid summer evenings.
The Boathouse’s position along the quayside at Stoke Gabriel is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Nestled on an estuary of the River Dart, this charming village is not only noted for its sailing – but also boasts a choice of traditional inns and a beautiful Norman church. Medieval Totnes is just minutes away by car, whilst a few miles further lies Dartmouth with its famous steam railway (summer only), cruises and boat hire on the River Dart. The seaside resort of Torquay is a 20-minute drive, offering fine sandy beaches, coves, cliff walks, an interesting harbour, marina, excellent leisure facilities and children’s amusements.
A spectacular flair and attention to detail are features of the conversion of this old stone boathouse. Furnished to the highest standards throughout with an intriguing blend of both antique and contemporary pieces, it also has its own floodlit private garden. Shops ¼ mile.

Two-storey-high beamed living/dining room with exposed stone walls and water’s edge balcony. Cloakroom with toilet Wrought-iron spiral staircase to well-equipped kitchen on gallery. Second floor: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet, and balcony with furniture. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite wash basin and toilet. Laundry.


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Stepps Farm in Barnstaple, Devon, South West England

Stepps Farm, Barnstaple, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1035 to £ 2910

Self catering accommodation in Barnstaple sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property &

Accommodation overview: Located in the quiet unspoilt countryside that lies behind North Devon’s picturesque coastline, Stepps Farm offers good sized accommodation that is ideal for a large family or group. The detached house has been renovated but retains its charm with exposed beams and wood-burning stove in the living room. The large kitchen/breakfast area is ideal for getting everyone fed and ready for a day on some of the local beaches or exploring the surrounding countryside and attractions. There are four reception rooms to give everyone enough space to ensure a relaxing holiday. The very generous master bedroom has en-suite facilities and the other bedrooms and bathrooms are all finished to a high standard. Outside there are plenty of sitting-out areas to enjoy and the large paddock area is ideal for a game of rounders or football or to observe the local wild life, if you are quiet! The house is situated in the pretty hamlet of Middle Marwood, however there are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house including the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway. At Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe, some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country can be found, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor and the South West Coast Path are located close by and on a clear day the views of the surrounding coast and countryside can be spectacular from these well known walking areas. There are National Trust properties at Arlington and Knightshayes, the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Great Torrington and Marwood Gardens 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired locally to explore the Tarka Trail and there is good fishing available for both game and sea fishing as well as golf courses to suit all abilities. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, one with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.


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Diamond Cottage in Polruan, Cornwall, South West England

Diamond Cottage, Polruan, Cornwall, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £359 to £ 763

Self catering accommodation in Polruan sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: A traditional cottage with estuary views set about halfway down the steep lane leading to the harbour in the quaint old seafaring village of Polruan looking across the water at Fowey.

The front door opens directly from the street and half a dozen steps lead straight up to a small lobby and a charming sitting room with comfortable seating, an electric fire and lovely views down to the bustling rivermouth. Also on this level are a bright and spacious dining room and a fitted kitchen with an old decorative Cornish Range and a small breakfast area.

In one corner of the dining room, a door opens to a rear hall and carpeted stairs lead up to a landing, a compact bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and three bedrooms, all with low doorways. The main bedroom has a king size bed and views down the lane to the boats in the harbour, there is a small double bedroom overlooking the patio garden and a cosy bunk bedroom looking across to the wooden sundeck.

A stable door opens from the hall to a rear courtyard which is shared with one other cottage and has access steps leading down to a gated passageway opening to the village lane. Also from the courtyard, a dozen steps lead up to a decking with a picnic table and views of the Fowey River, a terraced patio with a summer house looking over the harbour and estuary, and a useful garden W.C. Pets and young children will require supervision outside as there are low walls.

Parking is in the main village car park on St Saviours Hill about a 5 minute walk and there are two pubs, small shops and a tea room down on the quayside. The foot ferry runs frequently across the harbour to Fowey which has a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants or alternatively a car ferry operates from Bodinnick. The nearest beaches are at Lansallos and Lantic Bay about a 10 minute drive or Readymoney Cove on the Fowey side of the river, and the area has a wealth of historical and coastal walks.

Please note:
The village car park is about 5 minutes walk. A weekly car park ticket currently costs £25. Towels are not available. There is a charge for both passenger and car ferries to and from Fowey.


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Lavender Cottage in Radstock, Somerset, South West England

Lavender Cottage, Radstock, Somerset, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £530

Self catering accommodation in Radstock sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Romantic Breaks • Fishing near by • Golf near by • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access R

Accommodation overview:

Lavender Cottage details

Lavender Cottage is situated at the end of a quiet country lane, having been recently refurbished to provide luxury living for those wishing to escape for some peace and tranquility.

There are plenty of local attractions close by, namely the stunning village of Mells with a local post office selling local produce and a great family pub. The heritage city of Bath is 12 miles south of the property and can be easily reached using the park and ride facility. There is plenty to do in Bath with an array of shopping outlets, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as famous sites such as The Roman Baths, Pump Rooms, Thermae Spa and the Royal Crescent.
The popular Longleat Safari Park is approximately six miles from the property and is a great family day out.

Frome, 4 miles is the closest town and benefits from a vibrant atmosphere, with plenty of quirky, independent shops and cafes. There is a local market every Wednesday and Saturday along with a great arts and music scene with an art gallery in the main town car park.

The Vobster Inn is within walking distance of the property and has a lovely beer garden during the summer months.Other great family gastro style pubs include The Talbot at Mells, The Grange at Whatley and the Archangel in Frome town centre all of which have lovely outside dining areas.

The closest train station is Frome, which is 15 minutes from the property and benefits from a direct link to London Paddington, through Bath Spa taking approximately 90 minutes.


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Benoy Cottage in Pilsdon, Dorset, South West England

Benoy Cottage, Pilsdon, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £198

Self catering accommodation in Pilsdon sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: A cottage set on a working farm offering stunning countryside views of rural Dorset

Features include: A 1 bedroom farm cottage, sleeps 2. Recently refurbished to a high standard throughout. Beautiful countryside views, alongside the daily farm activities. Close to the popular market town of Bridport and harbour town of Lyme Regis. Parking space for 2 cars on driveway.

Benoy Cottage is a quaint farm cottage set at the heart of a working dairy farm, surrounded by the beautiful West Dorset countryside.  From here a herd of 450 pedigree Holstein cows are milked. 

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Tuckenhay Mill - 3 Castle Cottage in Totnes, Devon, South West England

Tuckenhay Mill - 3 Castle Cottage, Totnes, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £412 to £ 1606

Self catering accommodation in Totnes sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart....

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.



South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb Blue Flag beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.



A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.


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