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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Antonia Makeig-Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 Teignbridge

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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Amenities

Highweek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
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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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5

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: Jun 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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5

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: Mar 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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5

Stunning house, well equipped and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to celebrate a birthday and catch up with friends who had moved away. We found western house online, the photos don't do it justice it is a beautiful well located house . The gardens are beautiful along with the well maintained indoor pool very good size and took us back to our youth . The house comfortably accommodated our group everybody had a positive word to say about it. The owner antonia was lovely and met us on arrival and showed us around the house. The kitchen is well equipped with 2 cookers, 2 fridges/ freezers, 2x drinks fridge , huge wine rack , 2 x dishwashers. Everything you need to satisfy your group. The snug and living areas were brilliant to relax and have a chat watch some tv/ DVDs . Clean bedding, loads of towels to use . The owner has gone the extra mile to see that guests are well looked after in this superb place thankyou very much and hope to stay again in the Nr future. Lee

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying at Western House Lee, we love having wonderful guests like yourselves who treated the house with respect and left a very clean and tidy house. We were delighted. Thank you and we definitely look forward to seeing you again. A
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5

Stunning house with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 26 enjoyed a week in Western House, recently. The ages ranged from 4months up to 79 years and the stay offered something for everyone: enough quiet beauty spots for retreaters, a games room with a pool table for teenagers and revellers, a heated pool that provided hours of entertainment for growing lads, a garden room with wood burner for late evening games and frivolity and a dining room that was big enough for all of us to sit together for evening meals. Everything felt easy, as little touches like copious amounts of glasses, crockery etc meant we didn't run out before the two dishwashers had done their bit. Antonia was on hand to sort out a minor problem and was very hospitable - the welcoming cream scones were most appreciated. At the end of our stay, we were pleased to find that the food we couldn't take with us was taken to a local food bank - organised by Antonia.

The house is beautiful with lots of interesting features and is well located for exploring the south Devon coast. I would recommend it to any large party.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Exeter
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
Teignmouth
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.

Coast/Beach:

Shaldon and Teignmouth 4 miles

Torbay 7 miles

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

Highweek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$7,350
 
 
Rate 35
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,336
From
$1,336
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,609
 
 
Rate 36
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,113
From
$1,113
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,674
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$5,745
 
 
Rate 37
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,113
From
$1,113
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,674
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$7,221
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,096
From
$1,096
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,513
 
 
February Half Term 18
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 18 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$5,803
 
 
Spring 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 22 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
$1,075
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,093
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$6,319
 
 
38
Apr 16 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
From
$1,161
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,558
 
 
May Half Term
May 25 2018 - Jun 3 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$7,092
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 4 2018 - Jun 28 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
$4,558
 
 
Rate 39
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 19 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
From
$1,161
Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,190
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$7,672
 
 
Rate 40
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 27 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
From
$1,161
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,093
 
 
Rate 41 Autumn
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 18 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
From
$1,161
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,900
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 26 2018 - Nov 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$6,480
 
 
42
Nov 5 2018 - Dec 20 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$1,161
From
$1,161
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,900
 
 
Christmas 18
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 27 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
$8,059
 
 
New Year 18
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
$8,059
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,547
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21.92

Booking Notes:
FOR SECURITY REASONS PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE OWNER. A £1,000 deposit is payable to secure a booking.
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.
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