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Character Detached Cottage near Dartmouth, 5 Miles From The South Devon Coast

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm into 1 bedroom cottage in lovely gardens

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.

More Details

Owner
Rob and Jan Wagstaff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Rob and Jan Wagstaff

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

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Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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, fishmongers selling the morning catch from the fishing port of Brixham, 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 specialising in fish, to a 2-Michelin star restaurant on Dartmoor, and many more besides.

Amenities

Halwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Although the cottage is non-smoking throughout, guests who do smoke may do so on the outdoor terrace provided no litter is left.
  • You are welcome to wander in our gardens and woodland at your own risk; it is steep in places and paths, steps and rocks may be slippery.
  • We do not ask for a damage deposit as we believe most guests are careful. But guests are liable for damage other than reasonable wear and tear.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The en-suite bedroom has twin beds which can be together to form a 6' bed. All bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Radio and TV. There is ample wardrobe and storage space. French windows open on to the cottage's private terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Granary offers great privacy: it is the only holiday cottage converted from the the old stone barns of North Boreston Farm. A wide range of books and magazines and DVDs are provided, together with detailed information on the attractions and facilities in the area. The cottage is no smoking; we are unable to accept pets. Outside: The Granary is set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens which have been featured in magazines and on TV. We aim to have highlights in flower throughout the year, including camellias and rhododendrons in spring, a stunning 'African garden' with African plants at their peak in July and August; an exotic garden with bamboos, bananas and a wide range of other plants chosen for their architectural effect; and ponds and bog garden areas. Guests have full access to all of the gardens. The private terrace for guests is accessed from the French windows of the cottage, and is equipped with table, chairs and a parasol. This is a lovely spot for al-fresco dining or just relaxing. Adjacent to the terrace on one side is a wisteria-covered pergola. On the opposite side an old stone-built linhay provides covered parking for guests in the cottage. The terrace gives glorious views of and access to the gardens. Utility Room: There is access to laundry facilities in the owners' farmhouse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided. For guests staying longer than one week, these are changed every week.

Reviews

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(17 traveler reviews)

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Character Detached Cottage near Dartmouth, 5 Miles From The South Devon Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

lovely cottage. Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week in September. Lovely cottage with everything that you need. Really characterful property in absolutely beautiful gardens which you are encouraged to explore and enjoy. Hosts will happily give guided tour of garden and show all the different plants and trees.

Lovely private terrace area with furniture, bird feeders attracting plethora of birds and large pheasants to feed. Large covered parking port allowed us to hang wetsuits etc undercover to dry.

Kitchen well equipped and had lovely artisan bread, fresh devon butter, milk and local eggs waiting for us. Bed extremely comfortable. Comfy recliner chairs in the lounge area

Hosts are great, so helpful and friendly but not intrusive, even did laundry for us!!

What more can we say. will definatley go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our 2 visitors from Northern Scotland were very pleasant visitors to have and they obviously enjoyed themselves. We are so pleased when visitors make the best use of their time in this glorious bit of Devon; and that they found the cottage to meet their needs The cottage was in immaculate condition when they left. We look forward to them returning.
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Lovely Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, with everything we needed. I really enjoyed a wander round the garden, which was amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location. Quite and tranquil setting. Just what we wanted. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were very welcoming and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and excellent knowledge of local area for tourism. Cottage was quiet and comfortable. Even had covered accommodation for my Jaguar. Have stayed in many places on holiday but this one was accurate down to the photos on website being up to date. Highly recommended. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is situated deep in the countryside but we found it easily by following Jan's precise directions. Jan made contact with me soon after our booking and was friendly and helpful all the way from booking, and throughout our stay. Rob and Jan were always on hand if we needed to know anything but were not obtrusive. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything needed. Jan left out, some eggs, milk & bread which were very much appreciated.In the kitchen all the essential crockery & utensils were provided, including washing up liquid, kitchen roll & tea towels. There were even basic toiletries in the bathroom.

The garden was amazing, like a park. Take a look at the photograph album in the cottage and you will see areas to discover that aren't immediately obvious from just walking around. We were blessed to visit during a recent heatwave so we spent time in the morning and evenings sitting on the private patio just watching the birds & local wildlife.

Although quite isolated the cottage is situated within 10-15 miles of all local tourist beauty spots such as Dartmouth, Kingsbridge & Salcombe. We visited several local beautiful beaches and took a lovely boat trip in the River Dart. We felt like we were in the Mediterranean because of the wonderful weather.

Do try the local pub which is just about within walking distance, if the weather is fine. It is well known for its delicious steaks. All in all we had a lovely stay. I would think that the cottage would be very cosy if the weather wasn't as good as that which we experienced, as there is electric heating & an electric wood burning stove effect fire.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage for a peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely holiday in the Granary, Jan and Rob very welcoming and friendly, the cottage was lovely with everything we needed for a week away from home. The welcome pack, of milk, butter, eggs, bread, tea and coffee was very much appreciated. Gardens were beautiful and very peaceful. However, it was very close to all the tourist attraction in the area. We will definitely be returning

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

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation with everything needed. Comfortable and clean. Lovely gardens. Very quiet and calming.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
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.

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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