About the property
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Barn Conversions in South Allington, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England, UK - South Hams Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty Surrounded By Beaches, Close To Dartmoor National Park
South Allington House, in the hamlet of Chivelstone, is a Grade II Georgian manor house, set in four acres of beautiful grounds, between Start Point and Prawle Point, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Nestled in a picturesque secluded valley minutes from the beach, the magnificent Georgian house offers bed and breakfast en-suite rooms, and self-catering barn conversions, within vast grounds. There is ample parking and guests are free to use the grounds, including croquet, tennis court and coarse fishing. Devon cream teas with homemade scones and jam are served on the lawn in the summer. Dogs are allowed by prior arangement at a charge of £ 25 per dog .
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Barbara Baker
Barbara and Edward Baker have owned South Allington House since 1983 and since then they have worked hard to created the gardens and self-catering properties. Edward works on the farming side and Barbara runs the house and self-catering units. They are keen gardeners and do all the gardening themselves, with the help of family members. Visitors to the area enjoy wonderful traditional cream teas, with home-cooked scones and homemade jam.
Barbara Baker purchased this Barn in 1980
Why Barbara Baker chose Chivelstone
Edward was born in South Allington and bought the house and grounds when they were all in a very bad state. Over the years the family has created the lovely barn conversions, the house and grounds available today. As working farmers they are fully immersed in this coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and work together with the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. There is a wealth of wildlife and birdlife available to see in the area, and even in the grounds. The South Hams is a beautiful part of Devon surrounded by coast and beaches. South Allington is situated in a beautiful tranquil valley and has easy access to the coastal path.
What makes this Barn unique
South Allington is a tiny South Hams hamlet which is very peaceful and tranquil. There is a tennis court and croquet is available on the front lawn. The units have been renovated to a very high standard with all home comforts. Bedding and towels are provided, you just have to bring your food! There are many local attractions to keep a family happy and many good restaurants within a 20 minute drive.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spacious, clean and well stocked
A fantastic place to stay for a large family. Clean and suitably equipped for 10 of us. The rooms were open and the grounds just great for young and old alike.
The hosts were very welcoming and can take pride in their home.
Not the easiest to find but a real treasure, close to beaches and roads with amazing views.
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay !
Very well furnished and equipped in lovely grounds.
We enjoyed exploring the local area.
We found the internet very patchy and unreliable and there was no mobile signal. We wondered what we would do in a medical emergency. There was no evidence of the croquet lawn.
Being in the South Hams we are surrounded by beaches, both sandy and shingle. Lannacombe is a 30 minute walk from South Allington, and there are other beautiful sandy beaches at East Portlemouth, which is roughly 10 minutes drive away. Sailing, surfing, fishing, boating, diving and all watersports are catered for within an hour's drive. There is easy access to the coastal path.
Both Exeter and Plymouth Airports are an hour away and the nearest Train station is Totnes, half an hour away. It is recommended to have a car but we have had guests walking the coastal path.
East Prawle is 3 miles away with a pub, The Pigs Nose, and a shop. Frogmore and Chillington are 4 miles away and each has a post office and pub. Kingsbridge is a market town 7 miles away, with the closest bank, and Dartmouth is 9 miles away. From Dartmouth you can take a steam train or river boat trip.
There are many local restaurants within 15 minutes drive. Kingsbridge has two supermarkets, Morrisons and Tesco. Dartmouth has a Marks and Spencer Food, Co-Op, Sainsburys and Lidl. The nearest bank is in Kingsbridge- Nat West, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and Barclays.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: If unit is available please contact us to book. Confirmation of booking requires a cheque of one quarter the amount with the balance payable a month before arrival. A separate security deposit of £100 is required to cover losses, damage and/or additional cleaning charges, if the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition. Obviously if the property is left as found, your £100 will be returned in full. Short-term lets out of season are available. Changeover Day: The Coach House and Coachman's Lodge changeover days are Saturday and The Laurels is Friday. Arrival after 3pm and departing by 10am please Notes on prices: Short-term lets out of holiday season are also available. We also offer price reductions for out of season stays for fewer guests than the capacity of the self-caterings. Please contact us for further details.