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Secluded Cottages In Peaceful Avon Valley Within Easy Reach Of Beaches, Sailing - Orchard Cottage Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided


Orchard Cottage Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms)

Orchard cottage was built more recently and is decorated in heritage colours and furnished in a country style.

On the ground floor there is an entrance hall with pine country bench , kitchen with all amenities and an understairs walk-in larder and a large spacious sitting/dining room with sliding patio doors to the secluded terrace. Upstairs There are three bedrooms, a bathroom with toilet and a separate shower room with toilet.

There is one large double bedroom, a smaller double bedroom and the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds with sleeping for 4.

All of the bedrooms have scenic views facing south over the garden and orchards beyond.

There is plenty of parking at the property and a private patio area with table and chairs which provides an ideal setting for bbqs.

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About the property


The Old Farmhouse and Orchard Cottage are available for separate or combined rental the latter presenting an ideal venue for large family groups or friends that wish to holiday together. The properties sit side by side and are located in a secluded valley surrounded by woodland, stream, garden and ponds that can be enjoyed by all guests. For more privacy each property has its own private patio area for relaxing and bbq's. The location provides an ideal base for your holiday being in close proximity to sandy beaches such as Bantham and Thurlestone together with sailing at Salcombe and Dartmouth. For walkers there are many local walks as well as the National Trust coastal footpaths that stretch around the dramatic South Hams coastline and nearby is Dartmoor National Park. The nearest golf courses can be found at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth.

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About the Owner

Jane Partridge
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

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Booking Notes:
Bookings for less than a week can be made if outside school holiday dates at a charge of usually 75%. Please contact owner for more information.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Payment for the holiday can either be a bank transfer or cheque. A £150 security deposit cheque is required on arrival and will be returned once an inspection of the property has taken place after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Rates are inclusive of bedlinen, kitchen towels and tea towels and heating. No smoking in properties.

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(1 traveller reviews)


Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

My family (4 adults and 1 teenager) and I thoroughly enjoyed our week stay in Orchard Cottage. It was exactly as described although bigger inside than we expected. The property was very well laid out with plenty of room to spread out. We enjoyed the garden and surrounding land, particularly walking to the trout lake and over the bridge to the island. The cottage is idyllically situated in the middle of nowhere, a real hidden gem, perfect for 'getting away from it all' but also a great base for the many things to see and do in the area. The cottage is a well equipped home from home and the owners Bob and Jane are very friendly & helpful. We would definitely recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you had such a lovely holiday and thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Activity and Interests


There are numerous beaches in the area each with their own individual characteristics. Bantham (5 miles) has a large expanse of sand leading to Burgh Island and is good for surfing. Thurlstone Rock (6 miles) is great for crabbing at low tide with numerous rock pools, beach cafe and toilets. Hope Cove (8 miles) has a small harbour and good for kayaking and skimboarding. North and South Sands in Salcombe (9 miles) are flat and sandy. Blackpool Sands (12 miles) has watersports and a beach cafe.


Airports - Plymouth 21 miles and Exeter 41 miles.

Ferryport - Plymouth 20 miles.

Train station - Totnes 12 miles.

Roads - A38 which joins M5 at Exeter - 7 miles from property.

A car is essential - nearest village of Aveton Gifford is 3/4 mile - buses from here to Kingsbridge and Plymouth.


The nearest village is Aveton Gifford - 3/4 mile , local shop, post office and pub serving food. Loddiswell - 1 mile also village pub, post office and pub serving food.

4 miles to Kingsbridge. 9 miles to Salcombe. 14 miles to Dartmouth. 18 miles to Plymouth - large cinema complex , ten pin bowling, aquarium. 38 miles to Exeter.

Further Details:

Aune Valley Meat at Rake Farm - 1 mile , high quality butchers selling local meat and produce. Avon Mill Garden Centre - 1 1/2miles has lovely plants , cafe and deli shop.

The market town of Kingsbridge is 4 miles with banks, shops, Morrisons, Tesco, pubs, restaurants, tourist information centre, cinema with 3 screens showing newly released films and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Woodlands Adventure Park is 8 miles and suitable for children with a large indoor play area.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Friday changeover. Duvets, pillows and all bedlinen is provided together with kitchen towels and tea towels. There is a no smoking policy in each of the properties. Dogs are welcome at owners discretion - please phone to discuss - cost £35 per week per dog. Internet access available. Outside: Set in 30 acres of tranquil Devon countryside with an old apple orchard, meadows, stream and natural woods for guests to enjoy. In spring daffodils fill the orchard and bluebells carpet the woods followed by a stunning display from the azaleas and rhododendrons whilst during the summer the apple trees are covered in blossom. Nestled in the valley a short walk from the properties there is a large trout pond with small islands and a decking area. Once a working farm, activities are now limited to making hay and maintaining the land, but cows and sheep often graze in neighbouring fields. The valley teems with wildlife including pheasants, ducks, moorhens, kingfishers, herons, rabbits, badgers, deer, birds of prey, bats, swallows and a barn owl that lives in the old barn at the end of the valley.

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