The Retreat, Sheplegh Court - Dartmouth, Devon, England

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The outdoor pool
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The gardens
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Key Cottage Information

£350 - £750 weekly price range
Sleeps  2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
short breaks
Short breaks offered (min. 3 days)
Family-Friendly: Cot available.
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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£350 per week
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Sheplegh Court is a country estate set deep in the South Hams countryside near Dartmouth.  The house and outbuildings have been converted to provide approximately 15 apartments within the seclusion of 30 acres of garden, woods and park land.

There are records of a property occupying the site since 326AD.  The present house was built by the Ridgeway family in 1837.  In 1944 it became the headquarters of General Eisenhower during rehearsals in Start Bay for the D-day landings.  It was the venue for a famous planning meeting between Eisenhower, Churchill, De Gaulle and Montgomery.

The Retreat at Shepleigh Court:

Our apartment is at the top of the house and has wonderful views of the gardens, ponds and swimming pool (approx 100 metres away).  It is very secluded and quiet (hence the name "Retreat") with birds making the most noise! 

Outside the grounds are quite stunning.  There is a conservatory that visitors are welcome to use, a large heated swimming pool during summer months and a small heated dip pool and sauna inside the house.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2012

Property Facilities

Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • With Exposed Beams
  • In addition to the apartment there is a conservatory with wonderful views of the Sheplegh grounds that visitors are welcome to use.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Type of Cooker: Electric fan oven
  • Dining Table Seats: 4
  • 1 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 2 Single Bed(s)
  • 1 Sofabed(s)/Futon(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: Approximately 30 acres of landscaped woodland and meadows.
  • Patio
  • Parking
Special Facilities:
  • Swimming Pool: Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room: There is a full sized snooker table/room for adults to use
  • Sheplegh Court has grounds of approximately 30 acres, with views over surrounding countryside.

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The Retreat, Sheplegh Court  - Dartmouth,  The apartment is painted white, the carpets are dark cream, and the furnishings are blue/white so it is very bright and airy. It has a large lounge/dining room, approx 20' x 16'.  There is a TV, DVD/video recorder The kitchen is linked through an archway and has a fridge/freezer, fan oven and electric hob, dishwasher and microwave. There are two double bedrooms.  One has a very comfortable 5' divan bed which is on a raised platform, the other has two single beds that can be zipped together to make another double if required.  The family bathroom contains WC, handbasin and bath/overhead shower.


The tennis court is available for use.  There is not a booking system, it is rarely busy at Sheplegh and people are expected to be considerate of others needs and negotiate times if necessary.

At the top of the property are Sheplegh Woods, a brilliant place for the youngsters to explore.

From 350 to 750 in high season

Local Attractions

Dartmouth is a beautiful town with facilites for leisure sailing, cruise ships, a theatre, hotels and restaurants and other attractions. These include the famous steam railway across the river at Kingswear and art exhibitions and galleries.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Totnes approx 8 miles

Recommended Places to Visit: Salcombe Coleton Fishacre Steam engine, open top bus and river trip round trip from Dartmouth

Annual Events: To see what is on in Dartmouth, consult the where they list the numerious events and activities. These include a Comedy Festival 6-10 March; Dart Music Festival 11-13 May; Regatta week 30 Aug - 1 Sept

Recommended Places to Eat Out: The area has a number of fine dining restaurants as well as excellent pubs serving food, these include The George Inn, Blackawton The Laughing Monk, Streete The Seahorse, Dartmouth (run by Mitch Tonks) The Start Bay Inn, Start Bay, next to the beach and featured in Rick Steins programme highlighting the excellent quality of their fish and chips!

Local Sports: At Sheplegh Court there is a warm outdoor pool in the summer months, a tennis court and snooker room. Dartmouth Golf Club is a couple of miles away.


Blackawton is a picturesque village set in the rolling hills of the South Hams, there is a church and two good pubs. It is 4 miles from the seaside town of Dartmouth where there are numerous activites.

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