|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Granary is a delightful stone cottage converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm (no longer a working farm). The present farmhouse dates from the 1600s although the site has been occupied since medieval times. The property is set in a pretty rural hamlet of similar farms in rolling Devon countryside, a very peaceful place yet only 5 miles from beaches, cliffs, and the old market and port towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. These towns provide all the modern facilities you need as well as being interesting to visit. All 3 towns have a wide range of independent shops as well as the main supermarkets. Our nearest village (2 miles) has a Post Office, a wonderfully-stocked food shop and a service station.
There are many recreational activities within a few miles: boat trips on the rivers or out to sea; fishing (sea fishing as well as fly fishing on local lakes); golf and walking trails on the coast and on Dartmoor. But if you just want to relax there are plenty of beautiful beaches and gardens to visit.
The accommodation is equipped, furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is a comfortable leather recliner suite and a pine dining table and chairs in the living/dining room. White china, fine glassware and cutlery are provided. TV, a DVD player and internet access are available.
The galley kitchen has all the facilities and equipment you will need. All bed linen, towels, soaps and toiletries are provided too. A complimentary welcome pack of local food is provided and will give you breakfast for the first day or two.
The en-suite bedroom has radio and TV, all linen, towels and toiletries. French windows open onto your own private terrace with views over parts of the garden.
Rob and Jan retired from their professional lives to pursue their passion for gardening. They have created a magical garden which they and their guests thoroughly enjoy. Rob and Jan were keen walkers, and Rob also used to dive: where better to live than a traditional old farmhouse in south Devon, near to both the sea and the open spaces of Dartmoor. The mild climate is also a bonus.
Rob and Jan Wagstaff purchased this cottage in 1980
Spent a week in this wonderful, peaceful & secluded accommodation with gorgeous 7 acres of garden. Done up to a very high standard and easily accessible to many local attractions. Roads extremely narrow but car essential. We travelled to many lovely beaches, villages and also not far from Exeter. Cottage very clean in idyllic surround. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting tranquility.
Just returned from a weeks stays at this perfect place, the accomodation is first class and the owners very always very friendly and helpful if you want a weeks stay in paradise this is it
Fantastic place. Everything is top quality and 'does what it says on the tin'. Beautifully quiet and a pleasure in the mornings to look down the garden and see a variety of birds feeding, including a couple of pheasants. An exploration of the garden(s).....more than one....shouldn't be missed. Highly recommended!
Just returned from a fantastic weeks stay at the Granary. Idyllic location - very private and quiet. Beautiful cottage - very tastefully decorated and cosy for 2. Fantastic gardens - will be a sight to see in the Summer. Very considerate and hospitable hosts - always available when needed. Secure parking. Car definitely needed as located on quiet country lanes. 10-15 mins to Totnes. Torquay, Paignton, Brixham all accessible within 30 mins. Cockington worth a visit - lots of local arts and crafts there as well as beautiful parkland. Recommend the Round Robin ticket from Totnes down to Dartmouth by boat, steam train to Paignton and bus back. Closest golf Dartmouth Golf Club - bout 10 mins by car. Plenty of fishing in area. Would definitely recommend this property. Only slight criticism if any is the lack of WIFI due to the location but sometimes this isn't always a bad thing !
We recently stayed at this beautiful cottage and were very impressed by the quality of its refurbishment and landscaped gardens. The cottage was well equipped with all the essentials and very clean. The owners (Jan and Rob) were very hospitable and extremely helpful. Upon arrival they showed us around the cottage and made sure we were aware of where to find them should we require anything. The cottage is ideally located just a few miles from the town of Totnes, making sightseeing around South Devon very accessible (car essential). Suitable for couples of all ages. If you are thinking of booking the Granary……do it! You will not be disappointed.
Sited in the middle of the South Hams peninsular of South Devon, The Granary has beaches to the east, south and west, all within half an hour at most by car. Some are sandy, some shingle, and some have highly-recommended cafes.
The South Hams has good travel links: the airport at Exeter is 50 minutes drive. The M5 and A38 dual carriageway link the area to the rest of the UK motorway network, and there is a main line train station 5 miles away at Totnes. Travelers from mainland Europe can take a cross-channel ferry to Plymouth, 20 miles from the cottage. A car is essential for travel once you arrive in the area.
Exeter and Plymouth are each about 20 miles away. The historic towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are each 5 - 8 miles away. The southern edge of Dartmoor, just over 10 miles away, provides excellent walking, as well as many features of archaeological interest.
There are horse riding, fishing, boating and water sports available in the area, as well as many beautiful walks on the South Coast Path. The world famous nature reserve at Slapton is 7 miles away
The area has many gardens open to the public, castles and historic houses to explore, and medieval towns and old ports to visit, and beautiful coast and countryside just to relax in.
Devon is famous for its food. We are surrounded by suppliers of locally grown fruit and vegetables, by butchers selling Red and South Devon beef and Dartmoor lamb, by bakers of real bread, and cheese makers. We have good food markets and excellent places to eat. You can try a pub half a mile away known for its steaks, to restaurants in Dartmouth specializing in fish, to a 2-Michelin star restaurant on Dartmoor, and many more besides.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A booking form will be sent by email or post. We ask for a booking deposit of £75 which can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. We will confirm your booking and send full details of how to find us. The balance is required 2 weeks before arrival.
Changeover day is on a Saturday during the season; out of season we can be flexible. We can also accommodate those who like short breaks out of the season.
Notes on prices:
Prices are fully inclusive of all services, linen, towels and toiletries. A small breakfast hamper of local food is also included.