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Luxury Holiday Rental (Incl. Heated Pools, Tennis, Gym, 28 Acres)

Bedrooms 2
Space 764 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Outdoor and indoor heated pools, fishing lake, gym, tennis court. Sleeps 4 + Cot

Lake View is set in the centre of the idyllic South Hams of Devon, surrounded by 28 acres of grounds, which vary from landscaped lawns and walled gardens to wild woodland and meadows. Add to this indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, tennis court, fishing lake and children’s play areas and you have the ingredients that create the perfect holiday.

Lake View commands the centre and left of Colmer House, an 18th Century Georgian building, lovingly renovated and restored to its former glory and now comprising a number of elegant, individual units. There are lovely views from its windows across the grounds to the lake; patio doors lead from the living room to a large patio with a balustrade wall.

Converted into a privately owned luxury apartment, Lake View offers the highest standards in comfort and practicality. The property offers two large double/twin bedrooms, a large well appointed bathroom complete with Jacuzzi bath, power shower and body jets and a well equipped kitchen/living room. The patio is private, south-west facing, sheltered and is furnished with an alfresco dining table, parasol, portable BBQ and sun loungers.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner. First Floor: Master Bedroom with twin beds, which zip together to make a 6ft Super king bed (please specify requirements on booking). Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, power shower (with body jets), WC and washbasin.

Facilities: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Automatic Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer on site, BBQ on site, Parking, Colour Television with DVD Player, (Master Bedroom also has TV with DVD), Full Fixed Heating. Payphone on site. Shop: (1/4mile). Inn/Pub: (1/4mile). Electricity & Heating inclusive. Duvets provided. Bed Linen & Towels inclusive (except linen for cot).

More Details

Elaine Gosling
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Elaine Gosling

I bought Lakeview in 2003 to escape from London. An idyllic retreat away from it all. I spent 7 blissful years living there before I moved back to London with my wife.

Elaine Gosling purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Elaine Gosling chose Modbury

Not a whisper of traffic noise, not another building in sight; just idyllic grounds, a lovely sunny terrace overlooking the gardens and first class facilities.

What makes this apartment unique

The magic and peacefulness of the place together with the amazing grounds, heated pools and other facilities.


Modbury Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 764 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath. Power shower with body jets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Superking OR twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Cot optional (please request when booking)
  • TV with built-in DVD in main bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The excellent facilities of the Colmer estate are all free of charge and exclusively for the use of the Colmer guests. These include swimming pools, a tennis court, fishing lake, fitness suite and a walled garden with adventure playground and games room. The outdoor dolphin-shaped swimming pool is heated and maintained from the May spring bank holiday through the summer months and the indoor pool is heated all the year round. The fitness suite is equipped with rowing, walking and cycling machines, a sit up frame and a bench press with weights. 28 acres of private grounds include a mixture of grass lawns, woodland, wild flower meadows, a walled garden equipped with children’s play equipment and boules pitch. Coarse fishing is available on the private lake, which is stocked with large carp and golden rudd. Discounted temporary membership is available at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and Country Club including green fees and all their leisure facilities. Beach and pool towels not provided


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Luxury Holiday Rental (Incl. Heated Pools, Tennis, Gym, 28 Acres)
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

A lovely peaceful stay with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the apartment was just right for our needs and we'd certainly come again

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay - we very much look forward to welcoming you back, kind regards
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Situated in gorgeous grounds

  • 4 of 5

We used the indoor pool mostly, as the weather was not quite hot enough for the outside pool.

It was a shame that we had pay to use a communal washing machine and dryer, as we went through a lot of towels using the pool. The apartment was lovely, however a little on the small side downstairs for a family of four. We enjoyed visiting all the surrounding places. The outdoor private space was ideal for catching the sun and enjoying a bbq.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely quiet place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time using lake view as our base for exploring south Devon. We couldn't have needed more. Everything was provided, clean and comfortable. We got woken each morning by birds singing rather than traffic. All facilities on site were also great, pool was clean and good temperature although the outdoor would have been rather chilly! We would def come back as there is more to see and we wouldn't find a nicer place than Colver. Just remember to look in the draw of the coffee table for some information books! Thank you Elaine.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again and thanks for taking such good care of the place. Best wishes, Elaine
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Excellent holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, beautiful setting. Well equipped, comfortable apartment. Lots to do and see. No doubt about it, we will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your stay. We look forward to seeing you back again. Best wishes Elaine
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Fantastic holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was much bigger than I was expecting, the prosecco and cream tea left for us was a nice treat. Normally stay with family but was nice to stay nearby for a change and the kids loved the tennis, swimming and playground, thanks for a lovely stay and we will come back

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Helen, for taking the time to sing our praises. We're so glad you all enjoyed your time at Lakeview and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Elaine
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Quiet, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lakeside was a good size and had everything we needed for our stay, including an OS map of the area. It was lovely to arrive to complimentary scones, clotted cream, jam and wine, too!

The location is easy to find - near enough to civilisation that a pub, Spar, petrol station and an honesty stand of local produce was easily within walking distance, but far enough away to feel we were nestled in the countryside.

As we visited in January, we were lucky to have the site (almost) to ourselves, so the swimming pool etc was even more of a luxury. And there were no kids to turf us off the table football! The house has a plentiful supply of heaters and is very cosy.

Lakeside overlooks a lawn and small woodland fishing lake. There's a boardwalk through the brook and marshy bits, but definitely take wellies or waterproofed walking boots if you want to explore that area. Some excellent bird-action for ornithologists too, although I'm not sure the fisherman would approve of the heron we spotted on day one! Disappointed we didn't see the horseshoe bats but we were out of season.

If you go in the winter months, we suggest a torch as although the site has good lighting, there are inevitably some dark bits.

This is a good location, within easy driving distance of Bigbury Bay, Slapton Sands, Hope Bay, Salcombe and Dartmoor.

The agent was easily contactable and helpful when we needed a light fixed too.

All in all a very nice Wintry stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such an enjoyable time and hope to welcome you back. Best wishes Elaine
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
California County Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Exeter M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
California County Inn
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Plymouth Dry Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled in the rolling countryside between Dartmoor and the South Devon beaches, the Colmer Estate is ideally situated for those wishing to visit this area of outstanding natural beauty. This is an area of dramatic cliff-top and coastal walks, hidden valleys, sweeping moors and quiet sandy coves to explore at your own pace.


Just a short walk away you will find the multi-award winning California County Inn which provides delicious meals. Also close to hand are excellent places to eat in the pubs at Avonwick, Ugborough and Moreleigh.


At California Cross there is a garage shop where you will find a wide range of essential groceries and a cash point ATM Machine.


We can guarantee that you won't get bored if you visit Lake View. In addition to the wonderful facilities that are available to our visitors on the Colmer Estate, we've put together a list of just some of the things to see and do in the locality.


It could be visiting one of the many National Trust properties, rambling one of the hundreds of trails, lazing on Blue Flag beaches, an easy back nine, followed by a trip to one of the many superb restaurants... or maybe a visit to Eden then something to keep the kids occupied?




With so much to do, sometimes you're just spoilt for choice. So here are some of our favourites:


The beach at Bigbury

Check tides in the local directory and plan your outing to fit in with high/low tides. When the tide is high there is still a lot of sand, but as it ebbs there are many exciting rockpools and vast expanses of superb sand. You also get to visit Burgh Island on the sea tractor!


The beach at Mill Bay

Opposite Salcombe, via East Portlemouth. There is a National Trust carpark, a good beach shop, and for the energetic a 30 minute walk across the fields takes you to the Gara Rock Hotel, where the views are stunning and the refreshments well worthwhile. Clowns entertain on Sunday afternoons and if you walk back via the coast (45 minutes) you won’t be disappointed. Alternatively have lunch at the Millbrook Inn South Pool then catch the little ferry over to Salcombe for a browse. Don’t miss the local pubs, chocolate factory and museum beneath the Tourist Information Centre in Salcombe.


The beach at South Sands

Next to Salcombe. Park at the hotel or at the National Trust carpark at Sharpitor Gardens where there is a superb picnic spot with a fantastic view, gardens reminiscent of the Mediterranean, and an interesting museum where children will spend some time doing the quiz and looking for Fred the friendly ghost in the children’s area through the secret door. You could hire canoes etc. at South Sands or catch the ferry boat to Salcombe, walking back along the coast lane – once again stunning views.


The Round Robin trip (Totnes-Dartmouth)

By boat, ferry, steam train and open-top double decker bus. You can pick this up at Totnes or Dartmouth – we find Totnes more convenient. You can take all day over this, stopping off en route, or nip around in about two hours. There is also a steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes with a vintage bus connection.


Morwhellham Quay

Combined with Buckfast Abbey (of Francis Drake fame) or Cotehele, a National Trust property suitable for dreaming swashbuckling youngsters.


The Aquarium in Plymouth

Not to be missed – ideal for a rainy day – very new and allegedly the best in the country. Close to the Mayflower Experience in the picturesque Barbican.


Dartmouth Castle

For young buccaneers. You can park up there or, if you are more energetic, you could park the car in the National Trust car park at Stoke, walk along the coastal path or track (shorter/easier at 25 minutes), visit the castle then take the ferry into Dartmouth.


The Visitor’s Centre at Princetown

Followed by a trip over Dartmoor (beautiful place) and antique shopping in Ashburton or white water rafting and other adventures at the Dart Country Park.


Mackerel fishing

From Dartmouth, Plymouth or Salcombe - that’s if you like cooking mackerel, as they are inclined to catch rather a lot!


Woodlands Theme Park and Pennywell

Perfect whole days out for children. Personally we would do our very best to avoid Trago Mills (with or without children) unless you have greater stamina than us and are all shopaholics who like ferreting for a good bargain, even when on holiday!!


Just a few more...

We love to visit Coleton Fishacre (NT), the Dartington Arts Centre, the Reel Cinema in Kingsbridge, the Eden Project together with Lanhydrock and of course all the fantastic coastline walks.


Finally, pamper your taste buds

You should not be disappointed if you eat at the Ship at Ugborough, the Ship at Noss Mayo – and last, but by far the least, the Oyster Shack at Aveton Gifford . But no doubt you will find your own favourites!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $135.12

Late payment (14 days+) may result in cancellation.

Cancellations received 90 days or more before the start of the rental will be issued with a full refund of any fees paid, less a £50 administration charge. For cancellations received between 90 and 60 days, a full refund of any fees paid, less a £50 administration charge, will be issued only once the property is re-let for that same period; in the event that the property is not re-let for that same period, no refund will be issued. For cancellations received with less than 60 days’ notice, any fees paid are then forfeited and the hirer remains liable for the full balance; however, should the cottage be re-let, any sums paid will then be refunded less a charge to cover any shortfall and a £50 administration charge.

The security deposit may be forfeited in the event of damage, stains, breakages, missing items or significant additional cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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