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Secluded Georgian Rectory between beautiful Dartmoor and South Hams beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Nov-2016
House in Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, UK - Idyllic, Quiet Haven Between Dartmoor And The South Devon Coast

An idyllic, quiet haven, Merrifield House is a listed Georgian former Rectory offering visitors the rare opportunity to get away from it all, whilst affording easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful sandy beaches of the South Hams. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or an ‘action packed’ cycling or pet friendly walking holiday, we have everything on our doorstep for both young and old to enjoy. The house has been renovated to an exceptional standard with all original features retained. Fine rural views are afforded out over a large pond and there is a patio area with gas barbecue catching the evening sun. Beyond, are 20 acres of woods and fields for youngsters to burn off energy. Downstairs there are original flagstone and oak floors with open fireplaces and underfloor heating. Rooms are furnished with high quality period furniture including a stunning old dining table. There are both indoor and outdoor games rooms including table tennis and table football.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to Devon with our 3 children approximately 10 years ago and have spent much of that time renovating Merrifield.

Merrifield is our passion and we are constantly updating and upgrading the house and gardens. It gives us great pleasure to share this wonderful place with our guests

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest feedback is very important to us and constructive criticism is very welcome as we constantly strive to improve our service. Please take a look at the testimonials on our website.
Feb 2011
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1 holidaymaker review

5

Perfect, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were are total of 6 adults and 3 young children (3 generations of the same family). Merrifield House suited us absolutely perfectly! All of the bedrooms were well appointed, bright and airy with a touch of class. The living spaces were large and comfortably furnished and (an important point over a wet eeekend) very well supplied with toys, books, dvd's etc to keep even grumpy kids amused. It is very well situated being a couple of miles from the A38 and within easy reach of beaches the Moor and many tourist attractions. The Cosford were very helpful, supplying us with whatever we asked for and otherwise letting us have the run of the area.

This is a 10 out of 10 house and I really hope that we will be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

Merrifield is a former Georgian rectory set in the middle of 20 acres of pasture and woodland. Despite being only a few minutes from the A38 it as an idyllic, quiet haven from which to escape todays frenetic lifestyle. There is no noise or light pollution (only the sound of birdsong our resident owls and some fantastic 'star gazing' on a clear night). If you are really lucky you may even see some very shy Roebuck deer. Despite its rural location Merrifield affords easy access to Dartmoor right on our door step and the beautiful sandy beaches of the South Hams and the English Riviera. If you enjoy shopping and sight seeing Plymouth, Exeter and Dartmouth are all just 30 minutes away. If you prefer arts and crafts and antiques, Totnes and Ashburton are closeby.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Torbay and the English Riviera 30 mins drive. South Hams Beaches 30 mins drive. Thurlestone and Bantham 40 mins drive.

Travel:

Exeter Airport 30 mins drive. Plymouth ferry 30 mins drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£950
 
 
Christmas and New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
£2,700
 
 
Winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£681
for 3 nights
From
£227
£950
 
 
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Spring 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£681
for 3 nights
From
£227
£950
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Summer 1
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£819
for 3 nights
From
£273
£1,150
 
 
Whitsun
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Summer 2
16 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 3 nights
From
£373
£1,600
 
 
Summer Hols 1
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,230
for 7 nights
£2,230
 
 
Summer Hols 2
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Autumn 1
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 3 nights
From
£420
£1,800
 
 
Autumn 2
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 3 nights
From
£373
£1,600
 
 
Autumn 3
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£340
£1,440
 
 
Autumn 4
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£681
for 3 nights
From
£227
£950
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Winter 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£681
for 3 nights
From
£227
£950
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Please use the booking form on our website or contact us by phone.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday although we can be flexible outside of peak booking times. The property is available after 4pm on the day of arrival. Check out is by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
We also offer min 3 night short breaks outside of peak season. Please visit our website for more information on availability and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Merrifield has been renovated to a very high standard whilst retaining the unique period feel of the house.The emphasis has been to provide a comfortable, homely atmosphere. Despite only being in the industry for two years we are very proud of our 5 Star Gold Award with Visit England. There are plenty of outstanding restaurants for fine dining, or Inns and pubs, the nearest being just a mile away. Locally sourced home cooked food is also available on request and we can accept deliveries from Tesco or Sainsburys in time for your arrival. If you are not familiar with the area we are happy to suggest local attractions and activities for all ages and abilities.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to attic bedroom with original roll top bath and walk in shower. En suite to bedroom 1 with walk in shower. Family bathroom with bath and shower.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large attic bedroom with king size bed and 2 additional under eaves mattresses for children. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: 20 acres of pasture and woodland to explore. Swings and a selection of outside games. Private patio area with outdoor furniture, including sun umbrella and gas BBQ. Parking for several cars. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble drier. Large fridge freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included except for travel cot. The house is fully seviced every Friday or as required by guests subject to arrangement. Other: Games room in barn outside with full size Table Tennis table and Football Table.

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