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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

11 Bedroomed House nr Newton Abbot, S Devon, England - Rural Location On Outskirts Of Highweek Village, 20 Minutes From Beaches & Dartmoo

Western House, situated near Newton Abbot, Devon is an elegant 1820's Georgian Residence with its own indoor heated pool and beautiful gardens. It can accommodate up to 25 guests in its 11 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The ground floor boasts a superb kitchen with pantry and utility, drawing room, morning room, dining room, snug and games room. The first floor has 6 bedrooms and a dorm. Further sleeping accommodation is provided on the ground floor - Garden Shed 1 & 2 both with ensuite wet rooms. There is a separate 2 bedroomed external annexe..

Plenty of room to celebrate and to get away from the crowd. lovely courtyard and lots of outdoor seating areas. Wendy House holds outdoor games and plenty more chairs etc.

Birds are everywhere in the mature trees and hedges.

The Gazebo has an open wooden fireplace and the gas BBQ's.

The house is very well equiped, if anything extra is required this can usually be supplied.

More Details

Antonia Makeig-Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Antonia Makeig-Jones

I'm the proud and passionate owner of Western House, my beautiful Georgian Residence. My daughter, Annabel now runs Antonia's Kitchen my bespoke catering company. Born in Devon food is important to me and nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing delicious local, seasonal produce being served. I like to encourage Western House guests to use the local butcher and green grocers, shop local and enjoy what we have to offer in this wonderful part of the country. Antonia Makeig-Jones

Antonia Makeig-Jones purchased this house in 2002

Why Antonia Makeig-Jones chose Highweek

Western House stands in its own grounds giving privacy yet its location enables guests to enjoy all South Devon has to offer as well as the wonders of Dartmoor and the Cathedral Cities of Exeter and Plymouth.

What makes this house unique

Western House offers a mixture of Georgian House grandeur with a real "home from home" feel. The house is my pride and joy and I love sharing it with guests so they too can enjoy its beauty and wonder. It's a real "party" house ideal for family gatherings, special occasions or simply just getting away from it all. Guests love the heated indoor pool, a real bonus.

5 of the super king sized beds can to made up as singles, thus allowing hen parties etc their own beds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amazing place to hold my 40th birthday celebrations. The house was all I could've hoped for ....and more. 12 adults and 16 children were absorbed beautifully and the pool was a huge hit with everyone. Antonia's Kitchen catered for us on NYE and the food was delicious and plentiful. It really has been the most amazing few days that we will all remember for years to come - a FABULOUS party house. P M V P R M Families 2/1/2014

"A GREAT house. Had a lovely Xmas. Very well equipped, we all loved it especially the children!" K H W H Families 28/12/2013

"After a very warm welcome from Antonia, with fresh scones on arrival, we all had a FANTASTIC weekend. Everything we needed was available. A big thank you." T 16/12/2013

"Thank you for an AMAZING weekend in your beautiful home. Everything was perfect. Antonia and the team could not have made us feel more welcome! Would definitely stay again......just for longer next time!" B Bs 30th Birthday Party. 2/12/2013
Jan 2014
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Highweek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity unit with shaver point
    Antoinette Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Roll top bath, basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
    Sunflower Room Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
    Dorm Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Vanity unit, basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
    Garden Shed 1 - toilet , shower , wet room with basin & heated towel rail
    Garden Shed 2 - toilet , shower , Wet room, basin, shaver point and heated towel rail
    The Flat Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Free standing basin and radiator
    Downstairs Loo - toilet , Vanity Unit
  • Antoinette Bed 1 Ensuite with roll top bath, shower Bed 2 3 & 5 share Family Bathroom with bath & shower. Bed 4 ensuite with bath & shower over. Dorm shared ensuite with bath & shower. Garden Shed 1 & 2 both have ensuites with shower. Annexe shared bathroom
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Dragon Fly Room - 1 twin/ single , Adjoining door to Sun Flower room but can be locked
    French Room - 1 queen , King Size with wash hand basin and use of family bathroom
    African Room - 1 double , hand wash basin - shares family bathroom
    Garden Shed 2 - 1 queen , 5' king size bed with disabled access and wet room
    Sun Flower Room - 1 king , Super King (or twin) with ensuite & door to Dragon Fly Room
    Antoinette - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Superking OR 2 x 3' twin beds with ensuite (roll top bath)
    Dorm Double - 1 king , Separate room off main dorm can be made into 2 x twin
    The Dorm - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Super king/twin in adjoining separate room - shared bathroom
    Garden Shed 1 - 1 queen , 5' King Size with disabled access and wet room
    The Flat - Twin - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be zipped together to create king size bed
    The Flat - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 5' king size with shared bathroom and folding bed in lounge
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 25 (11 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: ANTOINETTE BED 1; Super King/twin + day bed FRENCH BED 2; King DRAGON FLY ROOM 3; Single SUNFLOWER BED 4; Super King/Twin AFRICAN BED 5; Double DORM; 3 Singles, Sofa bed + Super King/Twin GARDEN SHED 1; King GARDEN SHED 2; King ANNEXE; King, Double/twin + Sofa Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Arrival after 4pm. Departure before 10am. £750 deposit to secure your booking. Additional damages deposit £500 payable prior to arrival. If you wish to book this property for an event please contact the owner to discuss. Should you require catering this can be arrange through Antonia's Kitchen (our own catering company) NB Pool scheduled for refurbishment Monday 2nd - Friday 19th November 2015


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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Perfect venue with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Western house was everything we needed for our celebrations. We had a nine month old - 50 years old. It catered for everybody, very well equipt and we didn't need to take anything but our personal belongings. We had a BBQ at the bottom of the garden one evening and everyone enjoyed the swimming pool. Antonia was very welcoming and went through everything before leaving but only a phone call away if we had any questions. Lovely weekend and would definitely recommend and will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so lovely to be able to provide a great venue to suit All ages and am so delighted we were able to hit the spot for this special 50th. Thank you for staying with us. Antonia
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Absolutely Amazing! Memories for life!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a week for our wedding which was down the road. I can't put into words how great the stay was it just wouldn't do it justice! The layout is brilliant, it's so big I lost people on the first day! It was just incredible never seen anything like it and it really changed our holiday, we had 22 people stay there and the Kitchen was the main meeting point, everyone absolutely loved it and I just wish I could get every together again to stay there again! It's a stay I will never forget! The indoor heated pool was amazing, such a nice warm pool and it was huge! All the bedrooms were lovely and Antonia was so lovely, and really made you feel at home. The garden was just out of this world, and there were so many quirky places you could go and relax in it was ideal! Thank you so much for our stay, it made my wedding week!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a long time in the making with the initial booking back in Jan 16 but so wonderful to know that it made a special week for the bride and her guests. Thank you for the lovely comments.
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Such a fun long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for everyone, clean and tidy(still cleaning at 3pm when we arrived) fantastic job! Pool and BBQ area was great too. Such a shame they won't have the flat in use next year, we won't all fit in without it but it was a lovely one off get together😊

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Victoria Good news is that the flat will be included for rental next year!! Too much pressure from the regular guests!! Hope to see you again?!! Kind regards Antonia
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Lovely house, well equipped and maintained

  • 4 of 5

Five families, enjoying a wonderful holiday together, we all had a wonderful time including the children who especially loved the pool and feeding the ducks.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely group of family's, so pleased they enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing them all again soon.
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Devon Family stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, we were there for a family party for 25 and all our needs were catered for. Antonia was very responsive to questions and helped with our requests for cots, bed layouts, etc. The facilities were great for a family with the swimming pool, table tennis table, pool table and various games available. The house is extremely well equipped and the size of the property still means it has a homely feel. There is a great outdoor space with plenty of furniture to accommodate large parties. I would definitely recommend this place and would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were five families, celebrating five 50th birthdays, with an assortment of kids aged between 9 and 21yrs. We struck it lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the fabulous gardens as well as the great facilities at Western House. Plenty of space to lose the children and bring them all together again for some family games! We particularly loved the well-equipped kitchen with everything you could ever need for large-scale catering. Antonia was lovely and really helpful. Would definitely recommend. Teenage rating: "best weekend ever"

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting Chloe and her family and friends. I love seeing the delight on the children's faces when they see what Western House has to offer. They also left the house as you would wish to find it, always puts the staff in a great mood. Thank you Chloe and gang, look forward to seeing you all again one day!
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Pub
Nearest Ferry
32.5 Miles
Millbay Docks, Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stover Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A38 Devon Expressway - Drumbridges
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Newton Abbot - various cuisine
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Gourmet cooking courses may be run at Western House through our sister company Antonia's Kitchen. Please ask for further details.


Shaldon and Teignmouth 4 miles

Torbay 7 miles


Airports at Exeter (20.9 miles) and Bristol (81.5 miles)

Train/Bus station Newton Abbot

Channel port at Plymouth (32.4 miles)

Use of car essential


Newton Abbot 1 mile

Torquay 8.8 miles

Exeter 17.3 miles

Plymouth 30.8 miles

Haytor on Dartmoor 8.5 miles

Dartmouth 18.5 miles

Salcombe 32.3 miles

National Trust Properties; Compton Castle 6.7, Castle Drogo 16.8 miles, Killerton 24.6 miles, Greenway 14.8 miles,

Further Details:

Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner. Ready Meals (heat and serve) as well as Fine Dining available from the owner, via her catering company Antonia's Kitchen, perfect for special celebrations such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, hen weekends etc. Newton Abbot has a wealth of local shops/banks as well as all the major supermarket chains. There are also a number of independent, farm shops, delis and farmers markets near by as well as excellent local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $692.43
Pet Fee $23.09 + Tax

Booking Notes:
A "named" designated contact must be provided who will then be responsible for all aspects of the booking including compliance with health and safety regulations for this property.
Should you require further accommodation for your group our friends at Magnolia Lodge (Owners Direct E5596) can sleep 5+ cot and just 5 minutes by car.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday/Monday Departure before 10 am arrival after 4 pm. Out of school holiday periods short breaks are available.

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of VAT, Electricity and Heating. Weekend prices are 5/7ths of weekly price. A small additional charge will be added for dogs. Last minute discounts may be applicable please ask for current "offers."

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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