About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
Rob and Jan Wagstaff
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
lovely cottage. Great hosts
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.
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.
what a wounderful place to stay set in beautiful gardens made to feel so welcome by Jan and Rob would definately stay at the granny again thank you .
Comfortable, warm, quiet & picturesque
The view from the Granary was wonderful. Wild birds in a lovely garden outlook & plenty of plants, trees & shrubs to admire. The sculptures added to the picture. Our hosts welcomed us & we were pleased to receive some essential food items left in the fridge. The living area was very comfortable & the easy to use kitchen was great. We were able to eat our meals at the table & still have views through the windows. The bedroom had great storage wardrobes & was lovely & warm. The bathroom was also adequately stocked & had great fluffy towels! We hope to return soon.
We had a lovely stay here, beautifully comfortable place to stay with everything you need, surrounded by stunning gardens teaming with wildlife. Smashing owners, made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend re-charging your batteries in this stunning spot.
Idyllic, peaceful retreat with wonderful hosts
Warm, fully equipped and just gorgeous cottage in an idyllic setting. The gardens are exquisite with a huge variety of interesting plants and flowers even in the depths of winter, and an abundance of wildlife, I've never seen so many different birds in one place! Rob and Jan were the cherry on the cake, making sure we were warm, comfortable and had everything we needed. Leaving us bread, milk and local eggs and butter was simply remarkable service and very much appreciated! The perfect getaway.
Excellent half term break.
Very welcoming hosts. Lovely cosy cottage, peaceful with lovely views into the garden. Cottage very well equipped.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.