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Historic country house, in 22 acres of grounds near Dartmouth with swimming pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, swimming pools, sauna, tennis court, snooker

Sheplegh Court is a magnificent, historic country house, set in 22 acres of beautiful tranquil grounds nestling in the folds of a lovely valley with extensive gardens, woods, parkland and views across glorious South Devon countryside. The country house is divided into luxury apartments with superb on-site facilities, an all-weather tennis court, conservatory, indoor heated pool (open all year), outdoor heated pool (June to September), sauna and snooker room with full-size table. In 1944 it became the headquarters of General Eisenhower during rehearsals in Start Bay for the D-day landings. It was the venue for a famous planning meeting between Eisenhower, Churchill, De Gaulle and Montgomery.

5 Sheplegh Court (1st & 2nd Floor)

A comfortable and well-presented two-storey flat with lovely views over the gardens. The accommodation is tastefully furnished and very well equipped, and is an ideal base for a family or couple looking for a peaceful retreat in an idyllic country setting. One allocated parking space.

LOCATION

Sheplegh Court is located in the heart of the South Devon countryside approximately 4 miles West of the historic naval port of Dartmouth, and 3 miles from the nearest beach at Blackpool Sands. In 1944 it became the headquarters of General Eisenhower during rehearsals in Start Bay for the D-day landings. It was the venue for a famous planning meeting between Eisenhower, Churchill, De Gaulle and Montgomery.

VIEWS

Very pleasant views over the courtyard and the gardens from most rooms.

ENTRANCE

From a communal entrance a flight of stairs lead to the flat on the first floor.

KITCHEN/SITTING/DINING ROOM

The open-plan living accommodation features a modern kitchen with white hi-gloss units, four-ring ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar with two stools. The carpeted sitting area has a double leather sofa, two occasional chairs, glass coffee table, flatscreen TV and DVD player. Folding wooden dining table with four chairs.

BEDROOMS

At first floor level is a twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table, dressing chair and fitted wardrobe. On the top (second) floor is a lovely master bedroom with double bed, bedside units, seating/day bed, fitted wardrobes, and en suite with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Double patio doors lead out to small terraced balcony with lovely views. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied.

BATH/SHOWER ROOMS

In addition to the en suite (above) there is a tiled bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower (over), w.c. and wash-hand basin.

LEISURE FACILITIES

Sheplegh Court residents have full use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna, snooker room, outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool open between 30th May and 30th September) and all weather tennis court.

LAUNDRY

Communal laundry with commercial-size washing machine and tumble dryer (available at additional cost)

OUTSIDE

22 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland.

PARKING

One allocated parking space.

OTHER INFORMATION Mostly carpet throughout with laminate and tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. Electric heating and instant hot water. Strictly no smoking or pets permitted. Wireless broadband internet available.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David and Anne Purdon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About David and Anne Purdon

Semi retired professional who acquired our apartment at Sheplegh Court in 2011 as a holiday home. I enjoy getting down to Sheplegh as much as my commitments allow me.

David and Anne Purdon purchased this apartment in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely rural retreat, very cosy, excellent furnishings, beautiful gardens and Jacob made a friend!
Oct 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely rural retreat, very cosy, excellent furnishings, beautiful gardens and Jacob made a friend!
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 1

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

A lovely and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and peaceful place to stay with friendly neighbors and wonderful flowers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Great place for a break

  • 5 of 5

The house is impressive and our apartment was very good, clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Our German visitors were very impressed as were we. Will definitely recommend to our friends and will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

A wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending a few days at Sheplegh, the area is lovely and accommodation is perfect, just right for a quiet few days relaxation. We hope to return again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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4

Cosy getaway

  • 4 of 5

Lovely peaceful apartment. Very cosy once the heating is on. Nice to have 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Lovely apartment if you want a get away from it all holiday and Dartmouth isn't too far away.

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely apartment with everything you need for your stay, just be aware the road to it is a typical Devon narrow lane so if you meet a tractor be prepared to reverse to nearest passing place. Also if you are tall you will need to duck in the upstairs bedroom due to the low beams.

We had a lovely time and David & Anne (the owners) were very helpful and answered any queries quickly. It is a perfect place for a get away from it all break but if you want to be able to walk to the local pub this is not the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

beautiful property in stunning grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay here. The apartment is clean and very well equipped. There is a huge amount to do nearby. We visited Dartmouth, the coastal path starting from the castle is particularly beautiful, so peaceful, and if you walk from the castle back in to town you pass all the stunning waterfront properties. We kayaked further up the Dart (there are many companies available), visited Totnes (bring your wallet-fab shops) and boogie boarded at gorgeous beaches. Our children loved returning to the property for a game of tennis and a swim at the end of the day. The outdoor pool was warm enough to swim in comfortably and situated in a super sunny spot. Thoroughly recommend this property and may return ourselves one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Tower Inn

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 41 Miles Nearest Barpub : Normandy Arms at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Dartmouth Golf Club at 2.7 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes Station at 11.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 Exeter at 38 Miles Nearest Beach : Blackpool Sands at 4.4 Miles Car: necessary

Places to go and things to do

Blackpool Sands - set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel.

Dartmouth - with its narrow streets, long flights of steps, overhanging medieval houses and old quays is well worth a visit.

Woodlands Family Theme Park - provides a whole day of variety for all ages. One inclusive admission price to the family attraction includes incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm and Falconry Centre.

Greenaway House - Agatha Christies' holiday home at owned by the National Trust and reached by foot ferry from Dittisham (which is worth a visit on its own).

Totnes - the champion of the independent shop, is a very special and unique market town in the heart of beautiful South Devon

Beaches - there are many lovely sandy beaches such as Bantham (good for surfing), Bigbury, Thurlestone and our favourite Soar Mill Cove. The SW Coastal Path is close by with many breathtaking walks to do.

Cinema and Theatre

Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth - Box Office: 01803 839530 http://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/Home

Reel Cinema, Kingsbridge - 01548 856636 http://www.thereelcinema.co.uk

Annual Events: Dartmouth Regatta Week is the highlight event of the year (usually the last week in August). Dart Music Festival 10-12 May. Blackawton International Wormcharming Festival - 6 May. For a full list of events around the Dartmouth area see www.dartmouth.tv

Recommended Places to Eat Out: The local area boasts many great eating establishments. Our suggestions - Normandy Arms (Blackawton 01803 712884), Fortescue Arms (East Allington 01548 521215), Tower Inn (Slapton 01548 580216), Kings Arms (Strete 01803 770377), Cricket Inn (Beesands 01548 580215), Taylor's Restaurant (Dartmouth 01803 832748), The Seahorse Restaurant (Dartmouth 01803 835147).

Local Sports: Dartmouth Golf and Country Club 18 hole and 9 hole courses, Sailing at Dartmouth and Dittisham, Horse Riding at Dittiscombe and the Equstrian Centre at Slapton, Walking.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£83
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 78 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Ensuite to Master bedroom with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Bathroom 2 - adjacent to bedroom 2 - tiled bathroom with bath, shower (over), w.c. and wash-hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with double bed, bedside units, seating/day bed, fitted wardrobes, and en suite with shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin. Double patio doors lead out to small terraced balcony with lovely views. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied. Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table, dressing chair and fitted wardrobe

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only