About the property
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We have three cottages which are superb stone converted barns in the picturesque 200 year old farmstead of Higher Hendham Barns. There are eight barns and we live in Pillar Barn which is the largest cottage, and have three of the other barns to rent out for holiday lets. All three cottages are adjacent and with the use of a large shared courtyard, they are perfect for several families or large groups staying together. They have been furnished and equipped to provide high quality self catering accommodation.
All our cottages overlook our two acre field where we have a large children's playground with a large climbing frame, swings, slide, climbing ropes, trampoline, see-saw, children's picnic table with built in sand play unit, football goal, swing ball and badminton net. We also have numerous chickens, three alpacas, and a large vegetable garden. We are able to provide fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables to guests. Living on-site means that we are able to meet you and to help ensure that you have everything you need for a perfect holiday.
South Devon is blessed with a mild climate for most of the year, making the region an ideal location for holidays and short breaks at any time.
Higher Hendham Cottages are in the heart of rural South Hams in Devon - close to Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, and Totnes.
The location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is close to beaches, numerous water sports facilities, beautiful walks along the nearby Avon Valley, the South Coast Path for unbeatable sea views, or a little further afield to the spectacular wilds on Dartmoor.
The area has something for everyone, at any time of year and in any weather. Being in the centre of the South Hams, (just look at a map of the area to prove the point), you are within easy reach of a huge selection of places to visit and explore.
Whether you are after an action packed activity holiday or just a relaxing laid back break from your normal life, there is an enormous choice.
The area is ideal for beaches, surfing, sailing, fishing, boat trips, golf, tennis, riding, cycling and shooting, and a huge selection of beautiful walks, several right from the doorstep.
Nearby are an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and a huge selection of local shops, craft centres and art galleries.
Our cottages all have a folder and guides giving detailed information of places to go and things to do, and we can give our own suggestions and recommendations if you would like help.
We suggest you also add your favourite places in our Visitors Book to help other guests and to jog your memory when you come back !
The cottage is reverse level with an open plan living area on the first floor with a lounge area with a sofa and two lounge chairs, dining table for five, and a well equipped kitchen with an excellent range of appliances - dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, electric hob and fan oven, microwave and fridge.
The cottage has a high vaulted ceiling with white painted beams and is well lit with ceiling lights, spotlights and table lamps. Through double doors is a secluded private patio with table and chairs and BBQ for 'al fresco' dining.
One bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. We can provide a cot, high chair and pushchair, and stair gate for families with young children. Both bedrooms have good quality duvets, cotton bed linen and towels, a wardrobe and drawers. The family bathroom has a combined bath and shower.
Mike and Judy Lovick
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- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great cottage and very well equipped
We stayed for four nights over half term. Clean, very pleasant and fantastically well equipped property. Mike and Judy were very welcoming and we enjoyed the welcome pack of eggs and scones. Out in the countryside, and well placed for visiting Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe.
Home from Home
Although our visit was not strictly for pleasure, the accommodation met all of our practical needs, clean, with ample facilities available to meet home comforts.
The location was remote but once we were established we found that there were several places of interest within reach of the property that would suit most active minded individuals and families making it an ideal place to enjoy a family vacation.
South Devon is blessed with a mild climate for most of the year, making the region an ideal location for holidays and short breaks at any time. Higher Hendham Cottages are in the heart of rural South Hams in Devon - close to Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, and Totnes. The location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is close to beaches, numerous water sports facilities, beautiful walks along the nearby Avon Valley, the South Coast Path for unbeatable sea views, or a little further afield to the spectacular wilds on Dartmoor. The area has something for everyone, at any time of year and in any weather. Being in the centre of the South Hams, you are within easy reach of a huge selection of places to visit and explore. Whether you are after an action packed activity holiday or just a relaxing laid back break from your normal life, there is an enormous choice. The area is ideal for beaches, surfing, sailing, fishing, boat trips, golf, tennis, riding, cycling and shooting, and a huge selection of beautiful walks, several right from the doorstep. Nearby are an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and a huge selection of local shops, craft centres and art galleries. Kingsbridge We are just 15 minutes drive from Kingsbridge and if you love the ambiance of a traditional English market town, you'll love Kingsbridge. Situated at the top of the Salcombe estuary, it is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it perennially popular for walking and boating holidays. The town attracts a lot of tourism yet manages to keep a tranquil charm and friendly atmosphere. It has a great selection of local shops including a fishmonger, butchers, bakers, and fresh vegetables as well as two reasonably sized supermarkets - Tescos and Morrissons. In the summer it is decked out with flowers and has won awards from Britain in Bloom for many years. Things to do: The Kingsbridge Farmers market offers you the chance to sample an amazing range of fresh vegetables, local meats and fresh fish on the first and third Saturdays of every month. For something different, try the Art Café Ceramics Studio, where you can paint your own pottery and then relax with tea and cake in comfortable surroundings – ideal for the whole family to enjoy. On rainy days there is a local cinema in Fore Street in Kingsbridge with three screens, and a visit to the Cornworthy Museum is well worthwhile to explore the local history. There is also a Leisure Centre with an indoor swimming pool and gym. Food and drink: There is a wide selection of restaurants offering excellent home cooked meals made from the very best of South Devon's quality local produce. For water sports enthusiasts, stand up paddle boarding is a new and tranquil way to enjoy the water, and combined with bacon butties and tea at the Crabshell Inn. In the summer, this a favourite spot of ours to sit outside at one of the many tables by the quayside and enjoy a drink and excellent food. Some nights they have entertainment with local folk singers and bands. Beaches: It is only a short drive to some of the best beaches in the south west (many of which are 'Blue Flag' beaches), including Bantham, Bigbury, Thurlestone, Milton Sands, Hope Cove, Torcross, North and South Sands (Salcombe), and Blackpool Sands. Whether you after surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or just making sand castles and playing on a sandy beach there is a whole choice of fantastic beaches. Other things to do: Fantastic views and walks along the South Devon Coast Path. The spectacular Dartmoor National Park is about 10 miles to the North, is wonderful for all grades of walking, seeing Dartmoor ponies in the rugged wild rolling hills, visiting pubs or even the famous prison at Princetown. The Eden Project - count on a full day out to visit this famous ecological project in Cornwall about 1.5 hours drive West. Steam railways - Dart Valley Railway (Kingswear to Paignton) and South Devon Railway (Totnes to Buckfastleigh). Numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens. Golfers are spoilt for choice with excellent courses at Dartmouth, Thurlestone, and Bigbury. Horse riding at several local stables, or if you enjoy watching horse racing rather than riding there are several local 'point-to-points' in the Spring and racing at Newton Abbott and Exeter racecourses. Cycling on many designated cycle routes Tennis courts in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Thurlestone Clay pigeon shooting. Family activities: Pennywell Farm at Buckfastleigh - fantastic especially for children handling rabbits, gerbils, chickens, micro pigs, goats, sheep and horses. Woodlands - adventure park with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Paignton Zoo, wildlife parks, nature reserves. China Blue Pottery, Totnes - paint your own ceramics. House of Marbles - amazing marble run displays, glassware, and toyshop. ....or just playing in our own field with a safe children's play area.
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