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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

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Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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:
January 13, 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

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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

Peace in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

"Brilliant"

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have now made Wi-Fi internet access available in The Granary.
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5

A fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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, 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.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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:
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.
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Amenities

Halwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.

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