Secluded Devon holiday cottage near Ashburton, Devon
Experience a break in the best of the glorious English countryside in a truly beautiful location that time forgot.
1, Stoodley Barn (sleeps 4) is the major part of an old, granite barn converted about 15 years ago and is full of character and charm. It is 600ft (190 metres) above sea level and the views are magnificent.
The accommodation comprises a lovely living room with a beamed ceiling and a large (non-operational)limestone fireplace. There is a downstairs WC and kitchen - both with beautiful views of the countryside. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms. The 2 smaller bedrooms have standard single beds, one with an extra pull-out bed for a child. The main bedroom is cosy and comfortable with a normal size double bed, en-suite WC and wash basin; there are panoramic views for 20 miles. The family bathroom and WC is also on this upper floor. Visitors have the benefit of the large southerly facing garden, and there is ample parking.
Stoodley derived from the Anglo-Saxon meaning "Place of the Stallions", is a tiny hamlet with a thatched farmhouse and small stone cottage 100 yards away being the only other houses. The village of Holme, under a mile away and 15 minutes walk has a post office/shop, tea rooms, parish church and ancient medieval Church House Inn - a typical, unspoilt English pub.
|Situated within Dartmoor National Park, some of the most beautiful parts of the moor are on the doorstep. For those who like traditional English scenery with small fields, hedgerows and copses, 1 Stoodley Barn is on the edge of and overlooks the South Hams area of Devon which epitomises the English landscape. The lovely unspoilt beaches and coves of this area are all within 35 minutes drive. River Dart Adventures, Buckfastleigh Butterly Farm, South Devon Steam Railway, and Pennywell Farm are among the attractions nearby.
Stoodley Barn is in a secluded rural location with superb views of the countryside, in the Dartmoor National Park. Should you hit a period of bad weather during your stay (and this is England!) you will find that you are not far from civilisation. One of the beauties of Stoodley is the absence of traffic and main roads, but we are only 3 miles from the A38 dual-carriageway which means that both Plymouth and the cathedral city of Exeter are an easy half hour drive. The market town of Newton Abbot is 20 minutes drive, as is the beautiful riverside Tudor town of Totnes.
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|Secluded cottage on the Colmer Estate in Devon
Stay in the Lodge for a perfect family holiday in Devon. The Lodge is located in the Colmer Country Estate with many facilities for families including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a gym for fitness enthusiasts, tennis court, fishing lake, croquet lawn, boules, table tennis, basket ball net, stabling and a paddock for horses should you wish to bring your own.
Equipped to a 5 star standard, the lodge offers guests a south-facing secluded enclosed garden - a real sun trap and perfect for families. There is a barbecue for informal meals. Three bedrooms accommodate up to 6 or 8 with cot and z bed, 2 bathrooms. All essential kitchen appliances are supplied including washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, breadmaker, dishwasher and a large dining table to seat 8. The sitting room has a wood burning stove, widescreen TV and DVD. Private parking.
The Colmer Estate has 28 acres of its own beautiful and peaceful private grounds which include full access to woodlands, a private fishing lake and meadows. It is wonderfully situated in the heart of the South Hams - an area of outstanding natural beauty in South Devon. There are many beautiful beaches, Dartmoor and the pretty towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe all within easy reach.
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