MILK CHURN COTTAGE, PERFECT RETREAT, NEAR DARTMOOR & COAST. GRADE 2 LISTED.

Wendy Waghorn

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MILK CHURN COTTAGE, PERFECT RETREAT, NEAR DARTMOOR & COAST. GRADE 2 LISTED.

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Barns Grade 2 Listed

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. Manor Farm and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the last 2 years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of building. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable. The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around. Free WIFI.

The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.

Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.

The property is midway between Plymouth and Exeter.

There are a number of National Trust properties within the area.

Exeter is a beautiful University Town, with Museums, Restaurants, and interesting shops.

Milk Churn Cottage is a Grade 2 listed restored barn with beautiful scissor open beams.It has luxurious new furnishings to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Superb open plan Lounge/Diner Kitchen upstairs with vast beams.Very comfortable yet stylish furniture, and good selection of cooking pots, pans and utensils

Attention to detail in the two bedrooms with stylish yet pretty bedlinen, again with beams, and a fully fitted bathroom with lovely new rain shower and bath,

Plenty of hot water, and luxurious towels, so that you can totally relax.

Outside is a sun trap with old stone walls, table and chairs and umbrella for eating out, or loungers and cushions to relax.

Fantastic in the evening for looking at the stars.

Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!

South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.

BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.

TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.

DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.

Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.

If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Wendy Waghorn

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Graham and I loved this area of Devon and had a holiday apartment in Bigbury, we had renovated 3 or 4 other properties, so when the Manor House and barns came up for Auction we couldn't resist it. It really is a beautiful area. It has been hard work, but very rewarding and it is great seeing guests faces when they arrive as it has a real WOW factor.

Graham's background is TV and film. He worked for the BBC as a Director of Photography and Cameraman on Films and TV for over 25 years. My background was Fashion Buying for 20 years, with a switch over to Interiors Buying and Desisn.

The brilliant things about this property are the fact that you are tucked away in a small quiet lane yet close enough to the A38 to be able to jump on it and travel around easily (avoiding the narrow country lanes). Plus you are in the middle of countryside and beside Dartmoor, but also very close to the Coast and some beautiful harbours. The history of the building is amazing. Beams galore!

The great thing is we have plenty of space, and so my daughter, and grandchildren can stay whenever they like. My grandson loves it so much he has visited on every school holiday so far.

My grand daughter stayed 4 times during the last Summer holidays.

They love all the coastal areas, and wild horses.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
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Dartmouth South Hams
5

GREAT COTTAGE,IN A GREAT LOCATION TO EXPLORE DEVON

  • 5 of 5
Great cottage with great facilities as described, we would definitely stay here again. Wendy looked after us and made sure that there were toys for our 4 year old to play with, she really enjoyed sleeping in the bunk beds. Being close to the A38 makes it easy to get around and explore South Devon.

If you like good beer and very good home made pub food, then make sure you go to the Rugglestone Inn at Widecombe in the moor, but get their early or book if you want to eat. Also try The Studio teashop in Ashburton for lunch or afternoon tea, we have never been made more welcome in a cafe with beautiful home cooked food and cakes.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
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Dartmouth South Hams
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MILK CHURN COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
As a family we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very comfortable and clean with a well equipped kitchen. The location of the cottage was excellent with easy access to Dartmoor and lovely beaches such as Blackpool Sands and Bigbury. Our children aged 3, 5 and 7 very much enjoyed their stay and also the Easter egg which was waiting for them on arrival. We very much hope to stay again.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your brilliant review!
I am so glad you all enjoyed your Easter Break.
Many thanks for the lovely message of Thanks your children left for us on the
Blackboard, it was very much appreciated..We have photographed it to put on our website.
We would be happy to Welcome you back when you get the chance.
Beat wishes, Wendy
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
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Dartmouth South Hams
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
Milk Churn Cottage was where we choose to see in 2014 and what a lovely start to the year we had. The cottage is beautiful and as Wendy and Graham the owners had decorated it for Christmas, it was all the more special...plus the addition of a welcome card and lovely chocs was a really kind thought.
The accomodation is perfect with everything you need for your stay provided, including a selection of DVD's, games and even ping pong bats and balls for the outside courtyard table. However the New Year weather was not condusive to outside games but lovely for windswept walks along the beaches and on Dartmoor.
Wendy has left a basket of info on all the local places to go and you are spoilt for choice. We chose Bigbury on Sea 25 mins away where the famous Art Deco "Burgh Hotel" is situated, famous also for the filming of Agatha Christie and Poirot stories. Wonderful to walk out to the island when the tide is out and visit the Pilchard Inn built in 1336 !! for a glass of wine ...but watch out for the tide coming back in !! There is always the hotels sea tractor if you get stuck . Also nearby is "Greenwood" Agatha Christies summer home on the River Dart, well worth a visit and they do a lovely cream tea. Up on Dartmoor the landscape is awesome and the sunny wet windy and hailing day we drove around gave us a flavour of all the weathers. Dont miss the "Rugglestone Inn" at Widdecombe in the Moor for something to eat. A lovely old Inn with a roaring fire and fantastic food...the steak and stilton pie is a must. The village of Ashburton, nearest to the cottage, has all the local shops you will need including 2 super deli's one specialising in fish and some lovely pubs that serve food if you don't feel like cooking.
This cottage in Devon is the perfect spot for a winter or summer holiday and whether you want to stay in and cook or eat out at any of the lovely village or beachside restaurants ....you will not be disappointed.
Trisha and Michael Lightfoot
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Trisha and Michael, for your brilliant review, and also for the kind messages you left us to say Thank - you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I know you said in your emails you wanted somewhere to relax and unwind over the New Year Break. We are really pleased that you found the Cottage so comfortable and relaxing. and a perfect way to start the New Year. It sounds like you managed to visit quite a few of our favourite places.There is so much to do in the area you are spoilt for choice.
You were the perfect guests, and you are very welcome to return when you have some time to spare. Happy 2014. Best Wishes from Wendy and Graham.
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5

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Milk Churn Cottage. The property has been thoughtfully and tastefully developed and decorated, and was very comfortable. Wendy and Graham were extremely helpful with suggestions of places to go to near by to eat and local walks. The location itself is great, with many places to visit a short drive away, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Babbacombe and Plymouth Hoe, and obviously endless walks in Dartmoor itself. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to friends or family.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
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GREAT STAY AT MILK CHURN BARN

  • 5 of 5
A great barn in wonderful location with lots to do and see; easy day trips to great beaches like Bigbury, Hope Cove and Beesands. Lovely towns of Ashburton and Totnes near by.

Riverford Organic restaurant and shop were a fantastic tip from Wendy and the food was great.

Wendy and Graham made us feel very welcome and provided all the baby stuff for our 16 month old daughter which was fantastic and made our stay so easy.
Being able to bring our two elderly dogs with us was another bonus and they loved walks in the woods and some lovely sand beaches.
Would highly recommend it for couples, families and people with dogs.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We really enjoyed meeting with you and your family. I must give my daughter credit for all the baby apparatus we have as she has a two year old and she advised me on what we would need. I agree Riverford is great for a treat, and Ashburton with all its interesting individual shops is a must. Bigbury is still my favourite beach and perfect for water sports.
Pridhamsleigh Manor is evolving and improving all the time and we look forward to your return.
Many thanks, Wendy and Graham.
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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1006685
+44 (0)7957 693877
Dartmouth South Hams
5

FANTASTIC BASE FOR DARTMOOR!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful stay. From the moment we made contact, the enquiries, booking and our stay was first class. The little touches were all there - the travel cot and changing mat for our baby, a great welcome pack and even the complimentary local wine! It's a great base to explore Devon, we loved it for it's closeness to Dartmoor but we also ventured to the coast and further afield. HIghly recommended for all, and we'd definitely return again!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. You even had some sunshine! We try to make the barn as welcoming as possible for the people arriving and to give a real WOW factor to the holiday, so it is good to hear that our efforts were not in vain.
We would love you to visit again, especially as you were always so cheerful in your emails !

Many thanks, Wendy.
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M5 J13
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Broadsands,Preston Beach,Blackpool Sands,
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ashburton/Buckfast
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stover Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ashburton
Car: recommended

The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Barns (1860's) are a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.

There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.

PLEASE NOTE: The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation,google earth does not show this.

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Dartmouth Barn Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
School Holidays
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Free Wifi included
All heating, hot water & electricity included
All towels and bedding supplied

A security deposit of £100 is required
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Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Dartmouth Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully fitted bathroom with lots of hot water, lovely and warm. Plus Rainforest shower and shower screen in the bath. Towels, soap,toilet paper supplied. We have a separate baby bath if required.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bunk Bed
  • We have a good sized Double bedroom, with Chest of drawers, large mirror, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps. Lovely Terence Conran bedding and towels. The 2nd bedroom has good sized single bunk beds, plus wardrobe, bedside table and lamps,again, lovely bedding and towels. There is also room for a cot in either of the bedrooms. We have a travel cot which can be made available. Both bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
Notes:
This is a delightful property, although called cottage is really a spacious barn, which is perfect for a couple or a family up to 4 people, maybe 5 with a toddler or baby. We have a high chair, travel cot, or blow up mattress, stair gate if required. It has its own entrance and gate, sitting area outside with table and chairs, and 2 loungers. Secure parking and lots of space outside. Superb country position, yet easily accessible to all other areas,
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