|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Old Parsonage is 6 bedrooms and sleeps 14/16guests. It is located in the hamlet of Galmpton, near Salcombe, Hope Cove and Thurlestone. Hope Cove is a mile away and has two beaches,one is dog friendly,good pub and village shop. The house has been extensively refurbished in recent years to provide a very high standard of accommodation for one/two families in a beautiful location. There is a large enclosed garden with lawns and glorious views.
Directions to : The Old Parsonage, Galmpton,Kingsbridge,Devon TQ7 3EY
The OP is just under 2 hours from Bristol. The easiest way , if you have not been here before is : When on A38, take TOTNES turn off, when approaching Totnes you need to take Kingsbridge sign, approaching Kingsbridge take the Salcombe Road, after about 4/5 miles you need to take the road to Hope Cove. When on this road,after ac ouple of miles (down then up !) you reach a T junction, go straight over (direction Hope Cove) and after a mile you are in Galmpton ; there is a left hand ‘fork’ road , take this and after an s bend the road straightens and the OP is about 200m on the left.. If you have got as far as the church you have gone too far.
There is a key box in the porch and the code is 1004.
We stayed at the OP for a family New Year get together - 12 peops and 2 dogs. Directions and access to the property was easy and accurate. On opening the front door we were greeted with a warm cosy atmosphere, the smell of furniture polish, and the added bonus of the 2 Christmas trees having their lights on ready for our arrival. What a perfect place it was - large, homely and well equipped. We all loved it there and didn't want to leave. We all had our own rooms when we wanted quiet time, and never a wait for a bathroom as with 2 showers, 2 baths and 4 toilets, plenty to go round. The communal space was fab and we thoroughly enjoyed big family sit togethers for all meals and party games. Plenty of comfy seating to go round too. We did all our own cooking and the kitchen was super equipped for all our needs there. Fabulous location for walks to beaches and coastal paths. We would not hesitate to book this property in the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the old parsonage over Xmas. The property was ideal for us and the wonderfully mild weather helped us make the most of the area. It is very much a family property and one that has a comfortable lived in feel to it that allows you to relax when holidaying with grandchildren and dog - 12 of us stayed celebrating Xmas and my wife's 60 th birthday. The only negatives revolved around - the property needing a bit of an extra clean when we got there, some glasses needing stocking up I guess due to previous breakages and some bed linen looking as if in some cases it had seen better days. Only minor and I share them for your information. Nothing that stopped us having a fantastic Xmas and really enjoying our stay. Great location too.
House is really nicely laid out and decorated. The garden is large and well maintained with a great view over fields.
The location is good, with the lovely hope cove within walking distance.
The real shame was the house was not cleaned properly. This is not us being over fussy. The bedding had not been changed
before our visit, with hairs on pillows and the sheets smelling of sweat !! floors were dusty and the chairs stained.
Called the owner and left a message and emailed him but got no reply.
We stayed here at this house for a week in early August the intention was for grandchildren and my ill parents to spend quality time together. I had read the reviews prior to booking this house and was anticipating some of the issues but unfortunately we seemed to have experienced even more. I will say at the outset that this house is a beautiful house, but there seems to somewhat a great reliance on the fact that it is a beautiful house to mismanage visitors.
In respects of booking I had to chase the owner numerous times to confirm whether he had received the funds that I had paid, there was no follow up from the owner unless I initiated. Two days prior to arriving I had not been sent basic details, how to get into property etc., again I had to chase the owner in order to provide this information.
On the day of arrival neither the internet nor the landline was working. The house is located in an area that has no mobile phone reception, so we were left with no means of making a call for an emergency or even booking activities for the children. The only method to make calls was to drive to Kingsbridge or go to Hope Cove where there is intermittent phone reception. From the Saturday of arrival until the following Thursday I was making almost daily trips out in order to call the owner to fix the problem. On the first report I was informed he would call BT to resolve ASAP the next day when he arrived back in the UK, when nothing was resolved I call him again the following day to be told because he had not heard from me, and so thought issue was resolved (despite there being no mobile phone reception, the landline and internet not working!). With no person close-by to manage the property the onus was me to go and chase the owner on each of the days that the issue had not been resolved. On a number of occasions the owner actually asked that I go and buy a device to fix his internet issue and he would reimburse me.
This is a lovely house in a beautiful setting. The house is a great size and easily housed six adults and three toddlers for the week - no easy feat! The garden is lovely, very safe for children and the view from the garden is fields and baby lambs.
During our stay there was only one area for contention and this was that the house could really do with a deep clean. We ended up cleaning the floors and we had a little trouble with the bins. Whilst we believe this needs attention, I would still return here as everything else was perfect.
A wonderful house for a large group with a lovely homely feel, clean and very well equipped. The living/dining accommodation is open plan and very sociable but still allows privacy for those members of the group that need some quiet time. The bedrooms offer very flexible sleeping arrangements and therefore cater for mixed aged family groups, as well as groups of friends. We were a large party yet didn't feel like we were on top of one another. Off road parking is limited but road parking outside the property for a number of cars was not a problem for us. The garden was lovely, well kept, with a patio area and large lawn overlooking open countryside, perfect for children to play and for a BBQ. The house is in a beautiful part of South Devon near to Salcombe, with plenty to do and within a 15 minute walking distance of the child friendly beach at Hope Cove (there is a good car park too). There are also family friendly places to eat and drink. We enjoyed a very successful extended family holiday here last year, so much so we have booked again for this year!!
There are many beaches to choose from. Hope Cove (5 mins) has two beaches, great for little ones. Bantham, sandy and good surfing,Thurlestone sands and many others.
Nearest railway station is Totnes, about 35 mins away.
Hope Cove is 1 mile away, Salcombe and Thurlestone about 5 miles.
As far as eating out there great pubs - the Village Inn, Thurlestone, The Sloop, Bantham, The Ferry Inn, Salcombe and do try South Sands Hotel, Salcombe - its new and fantastic.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% on booking, balance 6 weeks before stay.
Saturdays in peak season, but flexible outside main school holidays when short breaks are available.