Country House near Scorriton, Dartmoor National Park, South Devon, England - A Historic Rural Escape On The Edge Of Dartmoor
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Great place to stay
Spent a week here with friends and families. First impression as we entered the house was wow! Loads of space for us all, log burner lit in the evenings, the lawn and grounds were lovely with occasional call of peacocks. Just needed another week or so to further explore Devon.
Great place to stay!
We recently stayed here for a week with friends and our children. It was a lovely place to stay! We played games in the garden and explored the grounds on the sunny days and on wet days it was lovely to relax and enjoy the huge living room and fire. The kids loved how big the house was for playing all kinds of games, and my husband managed to spend time drawing in the dining room as he loved the desk by the window. It was also a really good base for all the places we visited. Thanks for letting us stay in such a lovely place, I don't think there was a thing that wasn't thought of to make it enjoyable . We had a great time!
Lovely property and perfect for a holiday with several generations of the family. Everything was provided (towels, linen, plenty of cooking pots, crockery etc). Amazing gardens and grounds in a very peaceful location. Everyone agreed that we should like to return for another stay in the future.
A wonderful escape in a beautiful part of Devon
We were completely blown away by the size and period detail of this property. Nine of us (of various ages, big and small) enjoyed a week in this wonderful house. Brilliantly equipped for self-catering, with comfy beds and nice linen/towels, we couldn’t have asked for more. Communication with the owner was outstanding and the generous welcome hamper a very thoughtful touch. We loved waking to the birdsong, and hearing the peacocks at night. Truly special. We hope to return. Thank you.
LIke a cosy stately home!
Spacious yet cosy period property - the perfect venue for our family get together - plenty of space for everyone, everything and more provided to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Amazing garden perfect for family outdoor games and beautiful woodland walks - we were so lucky the bluebells were in full bloom!
Heather is an amazing host - she thought of everything and answered all our queries promptly - have to give her 11 out of 10 for communictaion and friendliness!! It was a special occasion for us and Heather made it even more special.
We hope to be back one day.
Mandy & Mark
We arrived at this lovely house and immediately felt at home. Nine of us in all, various ages. Heather had been in touch with us before we arrived and was also available by text during our stay. Heather sent a gift for the younger children and also left a hamper with some lovely produce and a bottle of champagne.
We made use of the log fire in the sitting room the first day as it was raining. It was really easy to light.
One son and his partner cooked for all of us, during our stay, and they found the Kitchen fully equipped for their needs.
The BBQ also was put to good use. Buckfastleigh and Ashburton have very good shops selling fresh local produce.
The garden is large and safe, plenty of room for playing Badminton, (not very well), but with enthusiasm.
Bedrooms were large and we all slept well in the comfortable beds.
There is an impressive library throughout the house. Everything from the Richard Feynman Lectures to the classics, travel books and books for the children.
Out and about: We used the outdoor pools at Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, Horse Riding on Dartmoor for some of our party. Car rides to Paignton Zoo and Beach.Visit to Greenway, Totnes and much more.
We would like to have spent more time in the house and gardens. Heather's personal touches shows how much she cares and wants you to enjoy her home.
All in all a wonderful stay in a beautiful house.
Hawson Court is within easy motoring distance of the many beautiful beaches of the South Hams. We provide books and recommendations to help you choose the perfect beach for you, whether it is a quiet cove, the iconic landmark of Burgh Island, or sipping a cocktail on the balcony at South Sands while your children play on the sand below.The nearest surfing is twenty two miles away at Bantham or Bigbury, and the South West Coast Path is voted as one of the top walks to be found in the world.
Use of a car is essential, unless you are very keen cyclist and are coming to Dartmoor for this purpose. Totnes train station is nine miles away.
The nearest airport is Exeter which is 29 miles away. Plymouth ferry terminal is 26 miles away.
Buckfastleigh - the nearest village with amenities and shops - 2 miles.
The nearest pub, in Scorriton - 1 mile.
The food and antiques centre of Ashburton - 5 miles.
Totnes with its unique charm - 8.5 miles.
Riverford Farm Shop - 5 miles.
Pennywell Farm - 4 miles.
South Devon Railway - 3 miles.
Buckfast Abbey - 2 miles.
Dartington Hall - 8 miles.
Sharpham vineyard - 12 miles.
Widdecombe in the Moor - 9 miles.
River Dart Country Park - 5 miles.
The A38 (Devon Expressway) - 3 miles.
If you can tear yourself away from the property, there really is something for everyone in this special corner of Devon. Dartmoor National Park is often described as the last remaining wilderness in southern England and its rugged romance and tranquillity provides the perfect walking and cycling country, as well as peace of mind and solitude. The Dartmoor Way cycle route passes the entrance to the grounds and provides idyllic cycling on quiet country lanes. Opportunities abound for wild swimming in the River Dart, climbing and bouldering, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, star gazing and letter boxing.
There is an almost endless choice of beaches, from secluded coves to the iconic Devon landmark of Burgh Island with its Art Deco hotel frequented by Agatha Christie and Noel Coward. Learn to surf or paddle surf, or simply walk a section of the dramatic coastal path.
Treat yourself to a cookery course at the award winning Ashburton Cookery School. Foodies will be astounded by the quality of the local produce, including the morning's catch available in Ashburton or direct from the quayside in Brixham, honey made by the nearby monks at Buckfast Abbey, artisan bread, and organic produce at the nearby Riverford Farm Shop. A meal at the Riverford Field Kitchen is a must, and opportunities for fine dining abound, including at Gildleigh Park under Michael Caines.
Yogis will be delighted to learn that there is an excellent Ashtanga centre in nearby Ashburton and many opportunities in Totnes, including for novices, if this is your time to explore yoga and mindfulness.
The very special Dartington Hall is home to the Ways with Words literature festival, as well as the Summer School for classical music lovers, while nearby National Trust properties include Agatha Christie's house.
If children tire of making dens in the woods and climbing trees, the award winning Pennywell Farm and the stream trains of the South Devon Railway are minutes away.