About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Self-catering Houses and Bed and Breakfast in Kingsbridge, Devon, England - Peaceful Rural Location 20 Minutes Drive From The Beach
We are a working Organic Farm in a stunning location deep in the Avon Valley near Kingsbridge. There are lovely walks through the valley and there is the River Avon to enjoy a barbecue by our little beach, paddle, or watch the trout rise. The houses are set comfortably apart, and are set in 80 acres of lush unspoilt pasture and ancient woodland, with 1/2 mile of the river Avon running through it. A key feature of our location is that you can stay at home in the rural idyll described above, or use it as a base for you to explore the beautiful beaches, scenery and picturesque towns of the South Hams. For those wanting benefits of city life, Exeter and Plymouth are both within 45 minutes easy drive. The wilds of Dartmoor are a mere twenty minutes by car.
Steve and Shirley Bradley
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- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 29, 2018
About Steve and Shirley Bradley
We have been very privileged to have lived in this beautiful Devon river valley for about 25 years. We have managed to raise 5 daughters in this time without contemplating serious self harm- which we consider quite an achievement! Crannacombe is the home of a long established herd of South Devon cows and their calves. We also established Heron Valley organic Cider and Apple Juices on the farm to utilize the apple orchards here. We are lucky that all our girls share our love of this area- so much so that they have remained either in this valley or very close by. We love this location, we are within easy reach of myriad stunning and unspoiled beaches, beautiful country and coastal walks and interesting towns and pretty villages, e.g. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Hope Cove.
Steve and Shirley Bradley purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Steve and Shirley Bradley chose Loddiswell
We stumbled across this farm, in a hidden valley, on a hot summers day while delivering cider to customers in Salcombe. It was empty for two years having been part of a country estate which seemed from another era. We wandered down through the meadows and sat on the river bank watching the fish jump in the dappled sunlight and thought what a beautiful and unspoiled place to live. Years later it is still the same but we have now appreciated that we also have a perfect peaceful base for enjoying the area but also on a rainy day in winter when the beach doesn't beckon we are 35-40 minutes drive of civilization in Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay or our local towns of Kingsbridge Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Great places to eat out, an abundance of local food producers, a foodie heaven!
What makes this Cottage unique
Staying at Crannacombe gives you an ideal base for exploring all the lovely river valleys, beaches and the stunning unspoilt landscape of the beautiful South Hams. But you can also remain here, lazing by the river, wandering round the farmland or visiting the cider company and the South Devon Chilli Farm that are in our little lane. There are footpaths by which you can stroll down the valley through ancient woodlands. If you want to go further afield we are a modest drive from the lovely South Devon Coastal Path, also from the wild landscape of Dartmoor. You can learn to surf at Bantham, sail at Salcombe or take one of the many sea fishing trips offered locally.There are some beautiful National Trust gardens and houses which are within 30 minutes drive, eg; Overbecks & Collaton Fishacre.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Large enough for 8 people, everything you need for living, sleeping, eating and entertaining, perfect hosts who can't do enough for you and a great location. I cant remember a holiday where I came back so relaxed
Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so pleased you had such a relaxing holiday. We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again some day if you are in need of some more relaxation in a lovely South Hams setting!
One off the best
Owners very friendly and helpful who’s got a lovely Cottage and we would love to come again
Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Farmhouse in February .Thank you also that your family were the perfect guests.We would love to welcome you all again in the future.
Lovely place to stay and explore South Hams
A cosy, comfortable house in a very quiet, beautiful location. Shirley and Steve gave us an extremely warm welcome and were very quick to help and sort out any problems. The house is well equipped and was great for our group of 8.
We are so glad you all had a lovely holiday and Steve particularly appreciated his birthday cake! It was a pleasure to have met you all.
Ideal for our family birthday get together. Pretty farmhouse, ideal location,
A big house, lots of space for the number of people it caters for. Out grandchildren had great fun inside and out, they thought the walk to the river was quite an adventure.
We are so pleased you really enjoyed your special get together at the Farmhouse and that the house was ideal for your big family celebration!
Beautiful idyllic holiday
Gorgeous property, peaceful location and wonderful hosts.... steve even took us to feed his chickens on our first morning :) a lovely break - highly recommend!
We are so pleased you all had such a lovely time and also enjoyed feeding the retired chickens in the cattle barn.( and later helped us find the new escaped ones!)
We enjoyed having your family stay with us and hope to see you again some day!
Lovely farmhouse and garden set in a working farm. We stayed here for one week (family of 8 adults) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Very relaxing and a great base for visiting places of interest. Particularly enjoyed a country walk to a nearby garden centre that begins at the back garden gate and follows the river through the woods. Steve and Shirley are very friendly and helpful.
The Fawcett and Salmon family
We are so pleased you had lovely family holiday and enjoyed the house, the Farm and the surrounding area,
You obviously found that lunch or afternoon tea at the garden centre is a good end for the beautiful valley walk ,mostly by the river.Thank you all for being such nice guests!
Bigbury, Bantham and Thurlestone are within 9 mile radius with the beaches of Salcombe within 11 miles. Our property is approx. 5miles from the sea at Kingsbridge and Bantham.
The nearest airport is Exeter 25 miles away or Bristol airport approx. 100 miles away. Car hire is essential to enjoy the area here as public transport is limited.
Loddiswell is 2 miles from here, Kingsbridge 5, Salcombe 11 miles and Dartmouth 9 miles.
Banks, restaurants, supermarkets etc in Kingsbridge 5 miles away, approx. 10 minutes drive. Many beautiful gardens, some subtropical, and National Trust houses to visit. Sharpham Vineyard in the Dark Valley, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm for the children. Riverford Farm Shop and Farm restaurant for organic food and farm visit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Saturday change over day but can be flexible in low and min season please email the owner! Booking Notes: Minimum rental price of £399 for 3night breaks. Please note there is a charge of £25 per pet per week. We have certain pretty general and reasonable conditions on accepting pets, enquire on booking. Provisional booking held for 3 days. Deposit of 30% of cost of holiday on booking unless less than 8 weeks before holiday commencement in which case full payment is required on booking. balance payment is due 8 weeks before commencement of holiday. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday, unless by prior agreement. We can be flexible in low and mid season. Email or phone us to discuss your requirements Arrivals not before 3pm, departures by 10am. Short breaks in low season may be more flexible with regards to changeover days and times. Notes on prices: Short breaks and possible reductions for significantly reduced occupancy will be considered out of high season. Please note our minimum charge applicable for the rental of this property in the paragraph above. Central Heating, logs, bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are included in the rental price.