Galmpton Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Stylish and cosy open plan living to the ground floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs.
Barnacle Cottage, in the village of Galmpton, nestles in the heart of the Dart Valley (within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and a few miles from Brixham harbour. The village centres around a marina by the Creek, a general store Post Office shop and butcher where 'locally sourced' produce comes as standard. Half a mile's stroll to the pub and restaurant, the location is perfectly placed to explore all that South Devon has on offer and has plenty within a short drive, but allows relaxation in a quiet and rural village life. It lies only a mile from the coast with sandy beaches and little coves to discover. The self catering cottage caters comfortably for up to 4 with a double and a smaller bedroom. The open plan ground floor incorporates a comfortable lounging area with 2 sofas, dining table and a well equipped kitchen. There is a front stable door and to the side off road parking. With no houses in sight and country views from every room the cottage boasts a very traditional atmosphere with original beams, open stone walls, turning wooden staircase etc. To the rear stone steps lead up to a breathtaking woodland garden spanning three levels with stunning views and plenty of shade with areas to BBQ, sunbathe or dine alfresco. Wifi, satellite TV, books and DVDs will help entertain.
The immediate area offers a wealth of activities including stunning coastal walks, beautiful beaches and river cruises. Try a passenger ferry ride over the Dart to Dittisham for a drink at The Ferry Boat Inn.
The Greenway House & Gardens on the banks of the River Dart run by National Trust is easily accessed from the village. Once Agatha Christie's summer home, the house has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is newly opened to the public. It offers a glorious day with enchanting views, a cafe and a shop to browse. See the National Trust website for more information and to pre-book car parking etc.
Brixham and Dartmouth: Nearby Brixham offers much in the way of a quaint and working fishing town with an abundance of nautical activities such as boat trips, sailing and fishing. Choose from many good restaurants where locally caught fish is always on the menu.
The historic town of Dartmouth can be reached via passenger or car ferry and offers great award winning restaurants, markets, music festivals in May and a Regatta in August.
The medieval historic town of Totnes has an abundance of independent shops, markets, tea rooms and riverside restaurants. From here the wonderful South Hams beaches are easily accessible as is Dartmoor National Park.
Steam railway trips and Paington Zoo are among the wealth of childrens' activities.
Charter local skipper Pete for your own day or half day out on the River Dart, with catering and optional tuition. See more detail on the boat charters at www.dartcharters.co.uk.
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Phyllis Norman
Been lucky in my life to become well travelled since childhood which gave me permanent itchy feet, but now fairly settled here in Devon for the past nine years with one son, two dogs and a cat.
I feel as if I am on permanent vacation here in glorious South Devon and never tire of the fabulous beaches and scenery, coastal paths and walks in the surrounding Dart Valley and along the coast
I am truly blessed to be living in such a glorious place. More importantly it is the celebration of food and produce that I am really passionate about. Yes, whilst living in London you can have a delivery of organic vegetables but here it is just right here on your door step, Sorry veggies, but I drive past the herd of cows daily that I know I am going to find in my own butchers in a matter of weeks and I drive through the countryside where passionate organic farmers battle with the changing climate to bring us the real thing to our plates. Some even have tried the rat race themselves and come home to where it matters.
Phyllis Norman purchased this cottage in 2004
Why Phyllis Norman chose Galmpton
The minute I saw the property and location of the cottages for the first time, I was in love. Coming down for a weekend from busy, stressed out London to house hunt, I saw the two gorgeous cottages and never looked back. Went back to London and immediately put in an offer and a few months later was here. I only saw the one property! Mad? Yes, but I have no regrets.
What makes this cottage unique
I think visitors enjoy all the benefits I saw in this lovely, serene area directly surrounding the property. The peacefulness, the night sky full of stars, just the feeling that you are alone and without interference from others. The 'silence' is sensational, just the bird song. I love it!