|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Welcome to Hidden Valley Holidays....!
Surrounded by its own 62 acres of farmland, orchards and vineyards, Vineyard Cottage is situated in the tranquil Witchcoombe Valley, close to the picturesque market town of Modbury. The sandy beaches of Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Thurlestone are less than 5 miles away, and the nearby natural harbours of Salcombe and the River Yealm offer sheltered waters for sailing and other watersports. Surfing at Bigbury and Bantham is excellent. Coombe Farm has 2 properties available to let; Coombe Farmhouse for up to 12 guests and Vineyard Cottage, a one-bedroom house for 2 guests. During the peak summer holiday season, (mid-July to early September) Vineyard Cottage is only available for rent with Coombe Farmhouse, to ensure privacy for guests who spend much of their time outside in the Courtyard and in the pool. However, for the remainder of the year when guests tend to spend more of their time indoors, Vineyard Cottage is available separately. The property has a south facing aspect, forming part of a sunny and sheltered courtyard overlooking a small stream in the valley below. Vineyard Cottage is a perfect summer holiday location and is also ideal for autumn, winter and spring breaks, with a log fire and cosy accommodation. The location is truly rural, offering complete peace and serenity. The Cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users due to stair access to the bedroom and bathroom. The Farm includes a series of small pastures at the bottom of the valley, through which 2 shallow, clear trout streams run - fun for children to play in, with some adult supervision - the fields are home to a small flock of friendly Grey Faced Dartmoor sheep and a few young Devon Ruby Red and Galloway cows. Behind the barns, up the hillside, we have planted a 150-tree cider apple orchard - all traditional West Country varieties - and 2 vineyards - the first, 6500 Pinot Noir grape vines; the second, 3500 Bacchus vines). The apples and grapes will become commercially productive in 3-4 years' time.
We live close to Coombe Farm, in the original farmhouse, just along the valley and we have busy careers that take us away overseas for much of the time, but we love to return to the tranquillity and beauty of Coombe Farm in South Devon where we can recharge and relax. We really enjoy the rural environment at Coombe Farm - great wildlife, cliff top and moorland walking, sailing and fly fishing...
Lance Whitehead purchased this cottage in 2012
Coombe Farm is located in a beautiful hidden valley in the South Hams district of South Devon equidistant between the Coast and Dartmoor - both less than 30 minutes away.
The place offers real peace and tranquillity; the only sounds are the birds and the occasional calling of our Grey Faced Dartmoor sheep and friendly Red Devon cows, and the trickle of a small trout stream running along the valley - no noise from cars or aircraft - it is almost like England 70 years ago. Abundant wildlife and wild flowers are great for nature lovers
The House is surrounded by its own 62 acres of arable land - a 6500 vine Pinot Noir vineyard, a 3500 vine Bacchus vineyard and a cider apple orchard have been planted in recent years.
We spend most of our time here enjoying the privacy, peace and beauty of the valley within which the house is situated, looking after our farm.
The property is a perfect blend of old and new - converted about 5 years ago and Vine Cottage was fully refurbished in 2014 for the 2015 season.
We love the tranquillity of the valley and the views across the Devon countryside. We enjoy the many activities locally - clay pigeon shooting on our land, fishing, canoeing, sailing and surfing - all can be arranged for our guests.
This is a perfect little gem hidden in a beautiful location. The property has everything that you need and sitting outside on the terrace is a great spot. The owners when contacted were very quick to respond and helpful. If you are looking for a well organised cottage for 2 in a visually stunning valley then this is the place.
We spent two wonderful weeks at this special cottage which was situated in stunning surroundings and being very well equipped with high quality kitchenware, bedding and towels. Although you do need a car, most places were very close by ie Salcombe, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Modbury to name but a few. We were made to feel very welcome by Lance the owner and wish him and Caroline every success with their Vineyard. We can not wait to return.
This beautiful cottage is "everything it says on the tin" at a very competitive price
High standard decor, furniture & equipment, in a fabulous location, just right for that get away from it all break. Lovely for cosy nights in after busy days out! Especially delightful bedroom, lounge & bathroom.
Very substantial welcome pack and every possible thoughtful item provided and instant action on 2 minor issues we raised.
Definitely want to return and glad that we found this idyllic spot.
One suggestion to help others would be a few local interest leaflets and some local information' also instruction leaflets for all kitchen equipment, TV & heating.
Thank you Lance for excellent communications and help before, during and after our visit, I am sure we will see you again.
The South Devon Coast is about 5-6 miles away and offers wonderful cliff-top walks. Bantham and Bigury are the most popular beaches with excellent surfing but there are plenty of other, less crowded beaches to explore too. Salcombe Harbour and the River Yealm are beautiful natural harbours - great to explore in kayaks or dinghies. Dartmouth is about 15 miles away and well worth a visit too.
Vineyard Cottage is easy to reach via the A38 (5-6 minutes' drive from the Cottage) which links to the M5 and the A30/A303. The nearest airport is Exeter, about 35 miles away and easily accessible via the A38. Plymouth is the closest commercial harbour with cross-channel ferry services - 15 miles away. A car is essential for a stay at Vineyard Cottage.
The closest small town is Modbury, just over a mile away. Kingsbridge (7 miles) offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, cinema etc. Ivybridge (4 miles) also has a good range of small shops and supermarkets. Plymouth is the closest city (15 miles) and Exeter is about 30 miles away.
Vine Cottage is located between Dartmoor and the South Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so convenient for those wishing to explore the area.
There is a wide range of sports activities available in the local area close to Coombe Farm, including sailing, surfing, sea kayaking, canoeing, sea angling, fly fishing, walking, riding, shooting, etc. We will be pleased to help you to find the right activity to suit your needs.
Sightseeing around South Hams and across Dartmoor is spectacular, from the coastal cliff walks along the old customs and excise paths, built in the 1800s to catch smugglers and to repel invaders, to rambling across Dartmoor's many marked routes. The area is scattered with picturesque towns, villages and harbours - Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes, Exeter, Plymouth all have plenty to see and do. There are local steam railways, boat trips, nature trails and zoos.
Our website provides links to a wide range of sporting and leisure activities and tourist destinations.
Modbury, less than 2 miles away, offers a range of small local shops, a baker, a butcher, post office, delicatessen restaurants, galleries, cafes and a small but well-stocked Co-Op supermarket. The closest garage is at California Cross, 2 miles distance. Further afield, Kingsbridge is another delightful town with a wider range of local shops, cafes, a cinema, restaurants and larger supermarkets. Plymouth, 16 miles away, offers the full range of facilities expected of a small city.
There are many village and country pubs to visit for good food and drink - Please take a look at our website for more details and our favourites....!
|Cleaning & Laundry||$74|
Vineyard Cottage is available from Early September to mid-July. A 25% deposit is required to reserve the property with the balance 4 weeks before the rental begins. A refundable £300 security deposit is payable with the balance and is returned within 2 weeks of departure
Changeover day is usually Friday
Notes on prices:
Property pricing is based on a 7-day stay and for short-stay visits, with a minimum of 3 nights' stay are at a reduced rate.