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Pretty Farmhouse And Converted Cider Barn in Stunning River Valley, South Devon - Crannacombe Farmhouse Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Crannacombe Farmhouse Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms)

A17th century south facing Farmhouse, hung with wisteria and jasmine, has its own private enclosed garden with summerhouse and an outside eating area, with barbecue .Level grassy area, also enclosed, is accessed from this garden. Lovely views over the valley and hills beyond. It is attached to,but very private from, the small annexe in which the friendly owners live (own access). Spacious dining room with oak table seating ten, Georgian dresser and sofa. A cozy living room with huge original fireplace with wood burning stove. There is a 32" flat screen TV with Sky and DVD player. Well appointed kitchen with TV and bespoke built-in units. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, through to a small bathroom (hip bath, shower, WC basin). Also on ground floor, single bedroom 3'6" antique bed. Upstairs (stairgate) to

master bedroom with en suite bathroom ,TV.

A second double + TV, with curtained doorway through to small twin room (3ft beds).

2nd Twin bedroom.

Family bathroom

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About the property


We are a working Organic Farm in a stunning location deep in the Avon Valley near Kingsbridge. There are lovely walks through the valley and there is the River Avon to enjoy a barbecue by our little beach, paddle, or watch the trout rise. The houses are set comfortably apart, and are set in 80 acres of lush unspoilt pasture and ancient woodland, with 1/2 mile of the river Avon running through it. A key feature of our location is that you can stay at home in the rural idyll described above, or use it as a base for you to explore the beautiful beaches, scenery and picturesque towns of the South Hams. For those wanting benefits of city life, Exeter and Plymouth are both within 45 minutes easy drive. The wilds of Dartmoor are a mere twenty minutes by car.

Steve and Shirley Bradley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Steve and Shirley Bradley

We have been very privileged to have lived in this beautiful Devon river valley for about 25 years. We have managed to raise 5 daughters in this time without contemplating serious self harm- which we consider quite an achievement! Crannacombe is the home of a long established herd of South Devon cows and their calves. We also established Heron Valley organic Cider and Apple Juices on the farm to utilize the apple orchards here. We are lucky that all our girls share our love of this area- so much so that they have remained either in this valley or very close by. We love this location, we are within easy reach of myriad stunning and unspoiled beaches, beautiful country and coastal walks and interesting towns and pretty villages, e.g. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Hope Cove.

Steve and Shirley Bradley purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Steve and Shirley Bradley chose South Hams

We stumbled across this farm, in a hidden valley, on a hot summers day while delivering cider to customers in Salcombe. It was empty for two years having been part of a country estate which seemed from another era. We wandered down through the meadows and sat on the river bank watching the fish jump in the dappled sunlight and thought what a beautiful and unspoiled place to live. Years later it is still the same but we have now appreciated that we also have a perfect peaceful base for enjoying the area but also on a rainy day in winter when the beach doesn't beckon we are 35-40 minutes drive of civilization in Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay or our local towns of Kingsbridge Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Great places to eat out, an abundance of local food producers, a foodie heaven!

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at Crannacombe gives you an ideal base for exploring all the lovely river valleys, beaches and the stunning unspoilt landscape of the beautiful South Hams. But you can also remain here, lazing by the river, wandering round the farmland or visiting the cider company and the South Devon Chilli Farm that are in our little lane. There are footpaths by which you can stroll down the valley through ancient woodlands. If you want to go further afield we are a modest drive from the lovely South Devon Coastal Path, also from the wild landscape of Dartmoor. You can learn to surf at Bantham, sail at Salcombe or take one of the many sea fishing trips offered locally.There are some beautiful National Trust gardens and houses which are within 30 minutes drive, eg; Overbecks & Collaton Fishacre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The perfect place to relax. The view down to the river and beyond is like an auditorium of peace and tranquility. Steve and Shirley the perfect holiday hosts!" - The Light Family, West Sussex

"Lovely week in a dream location. Will come again, we had a very relaxing week." - The Oaks, Sutton Coldfield

"Thank you Shirley and Steve, and the fantastic Bradley Family, for a most wonderful holiday. Crannacombe is a peaceful magical home from home, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay!" - The Waygoods, London
Apr 2012
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Saturday change over day but can be flexible in low and min season please email the owner!
Booking Notes:
Minimum rental price of £399 for 3night breaks. Please note there is a charge of £25 per pet per week. We have certain pretty general and reasonable conditions on accepting pets, enquire on booking.
Provisional booking held for 3 days. Deposit of 30% of cost of holiday on booking unless less than 8 weeks before holiday commencement in which case full payment is required on booking. balance payment is due 8 weeks before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, unless by prior agreement. We can be flexible in low and mid season. Email or phone us to discuss your requirements Arrivals not before 3pm, departures by 10am. Short breaks in low season may be more flexible with regards to changeover days and times.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and possible reductions for significantly reduced occupancy will be considered out of high season. Please note our minimum charge applicable for the rental of this property in the paragraph above.
Central Heating, logs, bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are included in the rental price.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • baths, other than the ensuite one, are not fullsize, ( "invalid "baths with seats, great for toddlers!)Showers,( mixer taps on bath type)over all baths.please note ,no walkin type shower in this property.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 1 double with ensuite, i twin with washbasin, another double with small twin adjoining through curtained doorway .there is a small family bathroom outside in hall,, On ground floor single bedroom with 3ft 6" bed, very near downstairs bathroom/toilet.A babies cot can be fitted in the ensuite double, and the single downstairs
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes on accommodation Outside: Both self catering properties have private enclosed gardens/courtyards to the front and back, provided with barbecues, dining furniture and the farmhouse has a small summerhouse and paddock. B&B accommodation has use of the owners deck and garden, and all properties have access to 80 acres of farmland and river.The small beach by the river is particularly nice for a picnic or BBQ and children love playing in the river.There is a selection of picnic tables and garden chairs kept there. Removing them from waters edge and stacking them on or near picnic benches after use is appreciated.( in case the river floods suddenly )

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


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Tranquil and Relaxing Yet close to sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

Shirley & Steve ( the owners)

Have made a home from home for anyone who chooses to stay in this beautiful 17th century property. It has all the amenities and comforts you would wish to have for a relaxing stay.Rustic and very clean. Beautiful views into the vale and further from within the property and the garden alike. The farm produces organic fruit juices and Cider which can be purchased direct from them. It is within a short distance of many locations and attractions. Supermarkets and farm shops are close by. There is also a Chilli farm producing many lovely products at the end of the lane which is worth a visit.......... We had a great time.. :-) Thank you Shirley & Steve for being so welcoming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased the guests had such a pleasurable holiday and found out what a good area this is for walking, with stunning beaches and scenery and also that they found the Farmhouse a comfortable home from home . They mentioned us and the chilli farm as food producers , indeed there are many other artisan food producers in the South Hams and especially near here, so it is also a very good location for foodies to take a holiday!
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Lovely Christmas House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Crannacombe Farm hosting family and friends for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Shirley & Steve were great hosts and super-welcoming and we arrived to find fresh flowers and a ready decorated Xmas tree, as well as lots of help with ideas for places to go, local caterers etc. The house is stylish, warm, cosy and characterful and we enjoyed the lovely dining room with huge long table - perfect for all our guests - and the cosy sitting room with an uber-efficient new wood burning stove. We had small children and grannies and even a dog with us at one point, and was fine for all. The valley is just magical - a very special place - and it was great to be able to walk from the house - quick walks to get some air - and longer jaunts. There's a great walk along the river to the Avon Mill Garden center which has a nice cafe - perfect for a walk then lunch and walk home again. I'm sure it's lovely in the summer-time here, but it was magical being there even in the midst of a wet and cold winter. The beach is only a short drive away too. We love Devon in the winter time - although you need to bring your wellies! Thank you Shirley & Steve for all your help.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased and grateful to receive such a lovely review as we always try very hard to make our guests stay as comfortable as we can and try to make sure the houses are as well presented but also" homely" as we can make them. Its good to know our efforts are appreciated! The valley is indeed pretty special, the farmhouse is in a quiet, very unspoilt, situation, good for walking, but also easily accessible for trips to the stunning local coastline, unspoilt rolling countryside but also central to all the main well known Towns in the beautiful South Hams. It is lovely to hear all your group had such a good time in not that good weather!
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Crannacoombe Farm House

  • 5 of 5

We would like to say a big Thank You to Steve & Shirley Bradley for renting out their Beautiful farm house to our family, it was perfect for all of us including my Husbands 97 year old Grandma. The farmhouse was in an idillic location & not too far from lovely beaches & not far from the local amenities. We felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived to the day we left Thank You so much for a wonderful stay, we would definitely reccomend you to friends & family in the future!

Kind Regards, The Litchfield Family

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is very important to us that guests enjoy their holiday and we are pleased that everyone, including Granny, at her amazing age, enjoyed their holiday here! We were away on holiday ourselves during your stay and you were looked after by one of our five daughters but we look forward to meeting you if you return for another taste of South Devon farm life! with kind regards Steve and Shirley.
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Great farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a very warm welcome and helpful walk through the property and it's facilities. We quickly settled in and walked down to the River Avon through three fields, still a little wet after two very wet months. The good weather during our stay enabled us to go down with our grandchildren each day. All 9 of us made good use of the accommodation. It was very clean and well maintained, both inside and out. We made good use of our time, visiting Bigbury on Sea with Burgh Island and Salcombe and Kingsbridge, eating out but also cooking and eating at the farmhouse. An ideal break for a family get together.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a lovely time, we try very hard to provide comfortable, warm and well presented accommodation without spoiling the character of this 400 yr old farmhouse. The river and meadow alongside are fantastic in Summertime so it is very heartening that you found pleasure being there after walking through the sodden fields caused by such a wet winter! Thank you so much for your kind and appreciative remarks, its a nice reward for our efforts!
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We only used the farm house for two nights but found the inside beautifully decorated and exceptionally furnished. The bedrooms and sitting room were well laid out and there was even milk,towels and shortbread provided !

The views were stunning / just a shame that the south Devon chilli farm was closed on this occasion

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is extremely heartening for us to read such kind comments as we do try hard to provide to everyone who books with us a comfortable and attractive base from which to explore this beautiful area. It is especially pleasing when you consider the stormy weather these guests experienced visiting recently! In this exceptionally bad weather they certainly didnt see the area or garden at its best so we are very pleased they felt that we had got the accomodation and welcome part of their holiday right!
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