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Historic country house, in 22 acres of grounds near Dartmouth with swimming pool

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, swimming pools, sauna, tennis court, snooker

Sheplegh Court is a magnificent, historic country house, set in 22 acres of beautiful tranquil grounds nestling in the folds of a lovely valley with extensive gardens, woods, parkland and views across glorious South Devon countryside. The country house is divided into luxury apartments with superb on-site facilities, an all-weather tennis court, conservatory, indoor heated pool (open all year), outdoor heated pool (June to September), sauna and snooker room with full-size table. 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.

5 Sheplegh Court (1st & 2nd Floor)

A comfortable and well-presented two-storey flat with lovely views over the gardens. The accommodation is tastefully furnished and very well equipped, and is an ideal base for a family or couple looking for a peaceful retreat in an idyllic country setting. One allocated parking space.

LOCATION

Sheplegh Court is located in the heart of the South Devon countryside approximately 4 miles West of the historic naval port of Dartmouth, and 3 miles from the nearest beach at Blackpool Sands. 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.

VIEWS

Very pleasant views over the courtyard and the gardens from most rooms.

ENTRANCE

From a communal entrance a flight of stairs lead to the flat on the first floor.

KITCHEN/SITTING/DINING ROOM

The open-plan living accommodation features a modern kitchen with white hi-gloss units, four-ring ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar with two stools. The carpeted sitting area has a double leather sofa, two occasional chairs, glass coffee table, flatscreen TV and DVD player. Folding wooden dining table with four chairs.

BEDROOMS

At first floor level is a twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table, dressing chair and fitted wardrobe. On the top (second) floor is a lovely master bedroom with double bed, bedside units, seating/day bed, fitted wardrobes, and en suite with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Double patio doors lead out to small terraced balcony with lovely views. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied.

BATH/SHOWER ROOMS

In addition to the en suite (above) there is a tiled bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower (over), w.c. and wash-hand basin.

LEISURE FACILITIES

Sheplegh Court residents have full use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna, snooker room, outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool open between 30th May and 30th September) and all weather tennis court.

LAUNDRY

Communal laundry with commercial-size washing machine and tumble dryer (available at additional cost)

OUTSIDE

22 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland.

PARKING

One allocated parking space.

OTHER INFORMATION Mostly carpet throughout with laminate and tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. Electric heating and instant hot water. Strictly no smoking or pets permitted. Wireless broadband internet available.

More Details

Owner
David and Anne Purdon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About David and Anne Purdon

Semi retired professional who acquired our apartment at Sheplegh Court in 2011 as a holiday home. I enjoy getting down to Sheplegh as much as my commitments allow me.

David and Anne Purdon purchased this apartment in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely rural retreat, very cosy, excellent furnishings, beautiful gardens and Jacob made a friend!
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Totnes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 839 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Ensuite to Master bedroom with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Bathroom 2 - adjacent to bedroom 2 - tiled bathroom with bath, shower (over), w.c. and wash-hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with double bed, bedside units, seating/day bed, fitted wardrobes, and en suite with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Double patio doors lead out to small terraced balcony with lovely views. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied. Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table, dressing chair and fitted wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Historic country house, in 22 acres of grounds near Dartmouth with swimming pool
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews
5

Very nice place. All amenities & nice extras on sites e.g. tennis court and pool. Good for touring.

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed apartment. Light and airy. Comfortable beds. Beautiful grounds. Very quiet. On-site amenities great – we played as much tennis as we could. Good centre for touring. Would definitely recommend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment. Shame about the weather.

  • 3 of 5

Very well appointed apartment in exceptional surroundings but being 6 ft 4ins , I found the upstairs bedroom and ensuite very difficult due to the sloping ceilings.

Additionally, the markings have all been rubbed off the cooker controls so I had to find the user manual on google before we could use it.

The weather was atrocious for June so we didn't see Devon at its best.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you found the apartment and surroundings lovely. I am sorry that the weather was not so good. Thank you for pointing out the issue with the cooker controls. When we are next down in a couple of weeks we will print out the instructions for future guests. We hope that next time you visit Devon the sun shines for you.
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5

A lovely and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and peaceful place to stay with friendly neighbors and wonderful flowers.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Great place for a break

  • 5 of 5

The house is impressive and our apartment was very good, clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Our German visitors were very impressed as were we. Will definitely recommend to our friends and will visit again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending a few days at Sheplegh, the area is lovely and accommodation is perfect, just right for a quiet few days relaxation. We hope to return again

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cosy getaway

  • 4 of 5

Lovely peaceful apartment. Very cosy once the heating is on. Nice to have 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

Tower Inn
Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Normandy Arms
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Dartmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
11.5 Miles
Totnes Station
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Blackpool Sands
Car: necessary

Places to go and things to do

Blackpool Sands - set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel.

Dartmouth - with its narrow streets, long flights of steps, overhanging medieval houses and old quays is well worth a visit.

Woodlands Family Theme Park - provides a whole day of variety for all ages. One inclusive admission price to the family attraction includes incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm and Falconry Centre.

Greenaway House - Agatha Christies' holiday home at owned by the National Trust and reached by foot ferry from Dittisham (which is worth a visit on its own).

Totnes - the champion of the independent shop, is a very special and unique market town in the heart of beautiful South Devon

Beaches - there are many lovely sandy beaches such as Bantham (good for surfing), Bigbury, Thurlestone and our favourite Soar Mill Cove. The SW Coastal Path is close by with many breathtaking walks to do.

Cinema and Theatre

Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth - Box Office: 01803 839530 http://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/Home

Reel Cinema, Kingsbridge - 01548 856636 http://www.thereelcinema.co.uk

Annual Events: Dartmouth Regatta Week is the highlight event of the year (usually the last week in August). Dart Music Festival 10-12 May. Blackawton International Wormcharming Festival - 6 May. For a full list of events around the Dartmouth area see www.dartmouth.tv

Recommended Places to Eat Out: The local area boasts many great eating establishments. Our suggestions - Normandy Arms (Blackawton 01803 712884), Fortescue Arms (East Allington 01548 521215), Tower Inn (Slapton 01548 580216), Kings Arms (Strete 01803 770377), Cricket Inn (Beesands 01548 580215), Taylor's Restaurant (Dartmouth 01803 832748), The Seahorse Restaurant (Dartmouth 01803 835147).

Local Sports: Dartmouth Golf and Country Club 18 hole and 9 hole courses, Sailing at Dartmouth and Dittisham, Horse Riding at Dittiscombe and the Equstrian Centre at Slapton, Walking.

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Rates & Availability

Totnes Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 14 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,033
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
From
$108
Fri,Sat,Sun
$617
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.96

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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