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Lovely Country House with Large Indoor Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Nov-2016
House near Dartmouth, South Devon, England, UK - Views over Open Countryside and Large Garden

Lovely, spacious house with large indoor swimming pool and large garden and paddock. Looking out over open countryside the house offers the ideal place for a special week away. Recently decorated and furnished it offers generous accommodation for 10 people with sun-lounge / kitchen breakfast area; separate dining room and large lounge with open fire. Situated about 3 miles from Dartmouth and its boating delights it is in easy reach of the splendid beaches of Blackpool sands (2 miles) and Start Bay. The delightful shopping centre of Totnes is about 20 minutes drive whilst 2 golf courses and a leisure park are all within 5 minutes by car.

Why not consider a special meal whilst staying at Western Waters Philip Watts is a well established Dartmouth Chef and he has catered for us with charm and panache on a number of occasions . he can deliver food for you to serve or cook and serve at the house. See more about his work and prices on http://www.Watts2eat.co.uk

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a professional couple with adult children. We are happy to share what is essentially a family home retained for holidays and retreat with other families who will care for it as we do whilst enjoying its facilities and splendid location.

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

A very good holiday home for our extended family

  • 4 of 5

A very good holiday home for our extended family, age range 6 months to 64. The house worked very well for both the adults and 5 small children for whom the pool was particularly popular. We were fairly lucky with the weather but, on the one day we did have some rain, the pool proved a great success in entertaining the children.

We are certainly considering a return to Western Waters next year.

The location was very convenient for accessing local sites including Dartmouth which we greatly enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of larger houses for family get togethers with our children and grandchildren and Western Waters is very special. It is a large, spacious and very comfortable house set in beautiful rolling countryside. The indoor swimming pool is set at a perfect temperature and provides on the spot entertainment for young children, or relaxing exercise for the older members of the family! Extensive gardens likewise provide space to explore, dine in or simply relax and take in the sunshine in seclusion.

The house itself is clean, extremely well equipped and well organised. Large groups have space to be together or find quiet places for individual/private time. The beds are very comfortable.

It is really very well situated for a whole variety of interests - golf, beach, coastal walks, boats on the Dart, mooching around Totnes or Datrmouth - we all had a wonderful time and highly recommend Western Waters.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

gorgeous retreat near to all the action

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed spacious home. Plenty of room to be together or to find a corner for quiet contemplation.The swimming pool is a great bonus . The location so close to Dartmouth and many other beautiful places is excellent.Wonderful coastal walks a great attraction. We had a super time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a generous review. We hope you'll visit us again
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5

see below

  • 5 of 5

can we book next year for the same week

Geoffrey Cowan

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are pleased you had a good time. We are still finalising our programme for next year but we will be in touch soon. Jane
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5

Spacious, Secluded, Sun-trap

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property in an attractive location with gardens which on sunny days catch the sunlight all day, in one part or another. Nearby Dartmouth provides historical interest and restaurants and shops to suit many tastes. The house is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful coast and enjoying all the activities and attractions that Devon offers. We love the nearest beach, Blackpool sands and the Venus café there which sells meals and snacks. The house is comfortable and beautifully maintained, we would recommend it to anyone. It is spacious, with five bedrooms, lots of bathrooms (5) and good downstairs space; the conservatory kitchen being particularly light and airy. Having a swimming pool is a huge plus for relaxing after days out or just for having fun at anytime. We love the house and took the family last year. This year we returned for a long weekend. It is a warm and welcoming house, good for any family or group holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were with our family, a group of adults, children and baby, aged from 68 to 1.5 years old, celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. We all had a wonderful week and didn't want to leave. Western Waters is a beautiful house, clean, elegant and just as the description shows, with everything we could need or want, to suit all our ages. The local managing agents were helpful with prompt responses to the occasional query. The children and parents loved the swimming pool and we all enjoyed the gardens - great for treasure hunts, BBQs or just relaxing. There were lots of things to do in the area: ferry boat trips across the Dart to visit Brixham and the two nearby NT properties, boat hire for a river sail, crab-catching by the port, scenic walks on the coastal path with fabulous views, a picnic and paddling day at Slapton Sands, visits to shops, galleries and cafes in pretty Dartmouth. One evening we had a delicious and generous meal cooked for us in-house by Philip Watts, another evening a pub supper at the nearby Sportsman's Arms. All in all, we'll have lovely memories of a great week spent together, and would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This is our own house bought 2 years ago for family visits and has been decorated and furnished with that in mind. We are pleased to share it with careful families who will enjoy its quiet ,beautiful setting and the many delights of the South Hams area. We simply fell in love with Totnes and this part of Devon and then found Western Waters with its generous sunny space,lovely gardens and indoor swimming pool. It is very private and yet most amenities are a short car ride away. We would be happy to pass on tips for restaurants, days out, fishing spots and boat hire locations

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Approx 2 miles from the splendid clean and sandy beach at Blackpool sands and the coastal path. Less than 5 miles to the beaches of Start bay.

Travel:

Nearest station Totnes. Nearest airports Plymouth and Exeter.

Distances:

Less than 3 miles from the picturesque town of Dartmouth with its restaurants, shops, ferries and boat hire and a similar distance from the splendid sandy beach at Blackpool sands. The coastal path is about 10 minutes drive away and there are several notable NT properties in the area. A 20 minute drive also takes in the extraordinary horse shoe beach of Start bay. The delightful shopping centre of Totnes. The craft centres at Dartington. The Woodlands Leisure Park and Sharpham vineyards.

Further Details:

There are a wide range of restaurants and gastro pubs in the area.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas/New year
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,076
for 7 nights
£3,076
 
 
Early easter
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,470
for 7 nights
£2,470
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 7 nights
£2,885
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 7 nights
£2,885
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,470
for 7 nights
£2,470
 
 
Peak
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,195
for 7 nights
£3,195
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,470
for 7 nights
£2,470
 
 
Autumn B/H
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 7 nights
£2,885
 
 
Christmas/ New year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,195
for 7 nights
£3,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 4 nights
From
£450
£2,265
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Our bookings are handled by a local agent who will ask for confirmation and a deposit. We will now consider short breaks of 3 or more days but not normally in peak season.

Changeover Day:
Friday but may be some flexibility out of main season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bed 1 with bath, sink, bidet, WC and separate shower room with power shower. En-suite to bed 2 with sink, WC, bath and power shower / over. Bathroom for beds 4 and 5 P shaped bath with p/shower, sink and WC. Ground floor shower room.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with 6ft bed and en-suite. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with twin zip and link beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house has 2 staircases with 2 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom at top of one and 3 bedrooms at top of other. Outside: The house is set in over 2 acres of pretty gardens with a purpose designed BBQ area. There are 2 outside tables and 12 chairs and 2 sunshades. There is a large paddock area for ball games etc. The paddock has a small lake at the bottom which is fenced off and is not included in the rental for safety reasons. There is plenty of space for parking around the house and in a parking area within the garden but at a lower level. Utility Room: Large American type fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and drinks fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen changed once per let or more often at supplementary charge. Other: Large indoor heated swimming pool (about 27x13ft - 4ft deep) in sunny, south facing room with own shower room all integral to main house.

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