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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:
September 18, 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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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.

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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Historic country house, in 22 acres of grounds near Dartmouth with swimming pool
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews
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Excellent location and property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment on 2 floors. Really quirky and we loved its location. David was really helpful with any questions we had asked. Our first holiday with our 8 month old and she was catered for with cot bed, highchair and there is a stair gate if you need it. Really quiet, so is lovely and peaceful. We used the indoor pool and baby loved it too! The grounds are stunning and you need a car definitely to get there. Right near Dartmouth and there is a Sainsbury's nearby too if you need anything. Brilliant find and have recommended to family and friends, shall stay again in the future x

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lucy. Really pleased you had a great time at our apartment.
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5

Fantastic Apartment in a wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is modern and clean with all the facilities you would expect. The house is rather superb and the grounds lovely. The only very slight negative are the roads leading to the property which are very narrow and steep. Our weekend was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A clean, welcoming and well appointed apartment set in stunning grounds very close to Dartmouth.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sheplegh Court. The apartment was well furnished and clean, overlooking a central courtyard. The owners provided great directions and responded immediately and were very friendly. As for Sheplegh Court itself, wow.. Stunning grounds, quirky historical building, bats, rabbits, plunge pool and outdoor swimming pool. Simply lovely. Would recommend to people who love nature, peace and quiet and to get out and about exploring the local area. Several of the apartments have permanent residents so would suit people who are respectful and mindful of this. Must have car to make the most of the local area. Hoping to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your Sheplegh experience. We would love to have you back.
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5

A little gem hidden away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at David and Anne's apartment at the end of July and all we can say is that we had a great time. Everything you need for a break is on the doorstep and the apartment is very well appointed, clean, and perfectly presented.

Everything you need is there and is perfect for a small family or two couples to have a great holiday in Devon.

I imagine it can be a little difficult to find, but as long as you follow David's instructions, everything is fine

we enjoyed our stay, many thanks

Peter, Alison, Joy and Emma

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sheplegh Court. You must come again. David and Anne.
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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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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $202.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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