CHARMING 16TH CENTURY TRADITIONAL DEVON STONE COTTAGE IN VILLAGE NR. BRIXHAM

Phyllis Norman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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CHARMING 16TH CENTURY TRADITIONAL DEVON STONE COTTAGE IN VILLAGE NR. BRIXHAM

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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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Phyllis Norman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
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Beautiful little cottage

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in Barnacle cottage for a week over easter and had a wonderful time. The cottage is small but beautiful and really well set up, very comfortable beds and a pub within walking distance! We were welcomed by the owner with some home made scones and clotted cream which was a lovely start and we had arranged with her to have an organic food delivery from Riverford farm. There was lots of information about the area and the owner gave us recommendations too. There was plenty to do with the kids, mackeral fishing, crabbing, beaches, horse riding and beautiful walks. It's also dog friendly and lots of pubs were too. I definitely recommend the peoperty.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
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+44 01803842309
Galmpton Torbay
5

UN TRES BON CHOIX

  • 5 of 5
J'aime l'Angleterre depuis toujours, et j'ai adoré le Devon.
Au cours de nos visites dans la région, je n'ai pas vu de gîte qui m'aurait fait regretter mon choix. Nous et notre Labrador y avons passé de bonnes vacances ensoleillées; il faut dire que pour le temps, c'est une des régions les plus clémentes des Iles britanniques.
Phyllis est une charmante hôtesse, très disponible (elles vous donnera de très bon tuyaux), et en même temps pas du tout envahissante. Et la plupart des gens, dans ces villages verts, ont un grand sens de l'accueil.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89262
+44 01803842309
Galmpton Torbay
5

Lovely second visit. We'll be returning soon!

Lovely second visit. We'll be returning soon!
  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to Barnacle Cottage and it was everything we remembered it to be. Pretty, well equipped, extremely clean, full of character and the most amazingly comfortable bed. The extras made it even more special, cream tea waiting on arrival, a stair gate to help us persuade the dog not to join us in bed, great selection of DVDs, fab garden, and Phyllis' friendly welcome.
We did the walk and boat trip to the Ferry Boat Inn which was lovely and a day trip to Dartmouth on the ferry and steam train. Treat yourself to a first class ticket for £3, the views from the carriage are worth it. Loads of information in the cottage about places to go, eat, drink and play, most within easy reach.
Super few days in which we recharged our batteries and looking forward to the next visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to welcome you back to Barnacle for your special celebration, albeit it only for a short break this time. Let's hope you can stay for longer next time so as to rest in between outings! Thank you for your visit and best wishes, Phyllis
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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
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Galmpton Torbay
5

Ein wunderschönes Stück England

  • 5 of 5
In Barnacle Cottage und in diesem Teil Devon muß man sich einfach wohlfühlen!
Phyllis ist eine tolle,liebevolle Gastgeberin und in allen Lebenslagen hilfsbereit. Uns hat es im Haus an nichts gefehlt und wir haben uns in dem liebevoll eingerichteten Cottage mit dem rustikalen Charme sehr wohlgefühlt.Gern haben wir zum Ausruhen von langen , sensationellen Wanderungen oder an lauen Sommerabenden den Garten genutzt.Fledermäuse, Käuzchen und Sternschnuppen garantiert! Die Gegend um Galmpton und diesen Teil Devons fanden wie wunderschön und total abwechslungreich.Sensationelle Klippenwege z. B . bei Start Point, traumhafte Gärten z.B. Greenway House oder Coleton Fishacre,wunderschöne Wege mit tollen Ausblicken,quirlige Orte wie Dartmouth und Brixham, verwunschene Wälder,mystisches Moor.....Es gab keine einzige langweilige Minute!Ausserdem fanden wir die Menschen dort absolut liebenswert. Freundlich, offen , hilfsbereit ,sehr wohltuend .Wir sind große Fans vom kleinen Laden an der Stoke Gabriel Road und vom Schlachter gleich nebenan. Produkte aus der Region gibt es dort. Frisch und lecker.
Zum Ritual sollte man die allabendliche Einkehr ins Manor Inn erklären!Nach einer Wanderung ein kühles pint of Carling in Gesellschaft der Menschen dort,fanden wir einfach nur wunderbar. Wir haben oft in unserer gemütlichen Küche gekocht, aber das Essen im Manor Inn können wir auch wärmstens empfehlen.Wer gern typische englische Snacks wie Fish &chips mag der ist im "Start Bay Inn" in Torcross bestens aufgehoben. Dort gibt es die besten mit Blick aufs Meer.Oder Krebssandwich vom "Rock Fish"in Dartmouth vielleicht.
Wer gern selbst kocht, findet beste Zutaten auf umliegenden Farmen oder bei Saintsbury's.Das ist ein großer Supermarkt in der Nähe. Uns hat es viel Spaß gemacht , dort zu stöbern und all die leckeren, englischen Dinge wie,Trifle,Scones, clotted cream,Cheddar, Stilton und co. , Pasteten, Pies,Orangenmarmelade, usw. zu kaufen. Auch die Auswahl und Qualität der anderen Lebensmittel wie Gemüse, Fleisch und Fisch fanden wir sehr gut.Das Vollkorntoast mit gesalzener Butter von einer Farm ,dazu Spiegelei mit Bacon und eine Tasse Breakfast Tee zum Frühstück, mehr kann nicht kommen.
Wie der geneigte Leser schon gemerkt haben mag, wir lieben Südengland und Devon , Galmpton und Barnacle Cottage besonders.Wir würden es sofort
weiterempfehlen und hoffen, dass sich auch andere Menschen dort so wohlfühlen wie wir. Ein schönes, friedliches und glücklich machendes Stück Welt!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are lovely people. I have yet to see anyone take more advantage of the garden, skies at night and the surrounding walks and beauty. It was a real pleasure to have you here for two weeks and to see how much you loved the whole area. It is always rewarding when visitors wish to return not least because it proves there is always something else to discover whilst enjoying the familiar. We hope you will give us the pleasure of your company here in Devon again soon. Thank you and my warmest regards, Phyllis
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Galmpton Torbay
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
A friend and I were looking for a relaxing few days away and came across Barnacle Cottage.
It looked lovely on the website and certainly didnt disappoint in real life. it was extremely comfortable,had everything you could possibly need and was a great base to come back to. The location is great with it being so central and is within easy driving distance of so many lovely places.
We were both made to feel very welcome as was our little dog. We couldnt have wished for a nicer place to stay and certainly intend to return when staying in Devon. The beds were extremely comfortable, we both slept like logs ! Cant fault anything at all - a perfect place to stay.
Phyllis was a joy to deal with and the Cream Tea on arrival was much appreciated after a long drive down.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 16th Century traditional Devon stone cottage in village nr. Brixham
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89262
+44 01803842309
Galmpton Torbay
5

Beautiful Cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned home following our second holiday at Barnacle cottage and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Barnacle cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped to meet all your needs during your stay with extremely comfortable beds. The location is perfect, with far reaching views over fields and a huge garden that the whole family loved. We found it the perfect base to explore the picturesque local beaches, River Dart, go for long walks and visit the many attractions within the area. These included the Greenways walk, crabbing off of Dittisham Pier, Elberry Cove, Broadsands, Goodrington sands, riding on the steam railway, shopping in Dartmouth and the kids loved Woodlands Leisure park!

Phyllis is the perfect hostess, nothing is too much trouble and her 2 dogs are lovely!

We'll definately be visiting again in the not too distant future
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M5
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Broadsands
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Manor Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: recommended

The picturesque village of Galmpton is 3 m from historiic Brixham and 1.7m to Greenway, once home to Agatha Christie and now run by the National Trust, set on the banks of the River Dart with breathtaking views it offers a lovely outing with extensive grounds and restaurant.. From Greenway a few mins walk to the river Dart where a passenger ferry crosses to the heavenly village of Dittisham with its quirky riverside Ferry Boat Inn. The ferry runs all year and for the return journey a large bell summons the ferry - great fun for the children as is the crabbing off the small pier. 6 miles to the ancient town of Totnes with its many interesting shops, tearooms and riverside restaurants. From Totnes a trip to the grounds of nearby 10th C. Dartington Hall and the Sharpham vineyard is a must. Ferry boat trips, steam railways and Paington Zoo are all closeby. Coastal paths and the historic town of Dartmouth via car ferry 5m. From Brixham Berry Head cliff top walks, sea views & restaurant

Other Activities: From Galmtpon it is a short drive to Greenway House & Gardens, once home to Agatha Christie and run by the National Trust

Golf: Churston Golf Course is just over a mile away.

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Availability & Rates

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Galmpton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
£675
 
 
Low Summer
Sep 26 2014 - Oct 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
Autumn
Oct 24 2014 - Nov 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
December 2014
Nov 28 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
Festive
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £10
Per dog £10
Notes BANK HOLIDAYS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR 2014
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
18 April Friday Good Friday
21 April Monday Easter Monday
5 May Monday Early May bank holiday
26 May Monday Spring bank holiday
25 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Thursday Christmas Day
26 December Friday Boxing Day

Assume during seasonal or peak times a three day minimum

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galmpton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Rustic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In Barnacle Cottage there is a newly installed electric shower over the bath. However, unfortunately due to height restriction of sloping eave it is not possible for an adult to completely stand upright under the shower, but shower head detaches and can be used manually, so to speak!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Light and airy beamed bedrooms with lovely rural views. Second TV/video in master bedroom. Electric blankets on all beds. Single bedroom looks out over the front with views over fields and horses. 1 storage bed pulls out easily with legs to match height but when both beds are out takes the width of the room meaning access only possible from the foot ends of the beds.. Possibly best suited for children rather than 2 grown ups! Travel cot available in storage cupboard.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • library
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I am on on hand next door to welcome you on arrival. The large garden is shared with myself and two friendly dogs. Guests have private garden area with table, chairs, loungers, BBQ and swing seat. Peaceful and lovely views across the countryside. Please note there is washing machine available for your use in separate utility room at the other end of the property. There is an extensive information pack in the cottage as well as maps and information on all the local tourist attractions, recommendations for restaurants, outings etc. Just ask if you wish to book some babysitting in advance with local reliable babysitters. Dog walking or sitting can be booked in advance if you would like a day to yourselves. Highly recommended meat and vegetable boxes available for Friday deliveries from nearby Riverford Organic Farm. Please ask me for further information about ordering. The Farm also offer a variety of childrens activities/tours as well as shops and a very well reviewed restaurant.
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