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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
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



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:
29 April, 2018

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 Kingsbridge

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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Available Rentals

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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 Loddiswell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 )


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Crannacombe Farmhouse Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Large enough for 8 people, everything you need for living, sleeping, eating and entertaining, perfect hosts who can't do enough for you and a great location. I cant remember a holiday where I came back so relaxed

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so pleased you had such a relaxing holiday. We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again some day if you are in need of some more relaxation in a lovely South Hams setting!
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One off the best

  • 5 of 5

Owners very friendly and helpful who’s got a lovely Cottage and we would love to come again

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Farmhouse in February .Thank you also that your family were the perfect guests.We would love to welcome you all again in the future.
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Lovely place to stay and explore South Hams

  • 5 of 5

A cosy, comfortable house in a very quiet, beautiful location. Shirley and Steve gave us an extremely warm welcome and were very quick to help and sort out any problems. The house is well equipped and was great for our group of 8.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a lovely holiday and Steve particularly appreciated his birthday cake! It was a pleasure to have met you all.
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Ideal for our family birthday get together. Pretty farmhouse, ideal location,

  • 4 of 5

A big house, lots of space for the number of people it caters for. Out grandchildren had great fun inside and out, they thought the walk to the river was quite an adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you really enjoyed your special get together at the Farmhouse and that the house was ideal for your big family celebration!
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Beautiful idyllic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property, peaceful location and wonderful hosts.... steve even took us to feed his chickens on our first morning :) a lovely break - highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you all had such a lovely time and also enjoyed feeding the retired chickens in the cattle barn.( and later helped us find the new escaped ones!) We enjoyed having your family stay with us and hope to see you again some day!
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely farmhouse and garden set in a working farm. We stayed here for one week (family of 8 adults) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Very relaxing and a great base for visiting places of interest. Particularly enjoyed a country walk to a nearby garden centre that begins at the back garden gate and follows the river through the woods. Steve and Shirley are very friendly and helpful.

The Fawcett and Salmon family

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had lovely family holiday and enjoyed the house, the Farm and the surrounding area, You obviously found that lunch or afternoon tea at the garden centre is a good end for the beautiful valley walk ,mostly by the river.Thank you all for being such nice guests!
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Bigbury, Bantham and Thurlestone are within 9 mile radius with the beaches of Salcombe within 11 miles. Our property is approx. 5miles from the sea at Kingsbridge and Bantham.


The nearest airport is Exeter 25 miles away or Bristol airport approx. 100 miles away. Car hire is essential to enjoy the area here as public transport is limited.


Loddiswell is 2 miles from here, Kingsbridge 5, Salcombe 11 miles and Dartmouth 9 miles.

Further Details:

Banks, restaurants, supermarkets etc in Kingsbridge 5 miles away, approx. 10 minutes drive. Many beautiful gardens, some subtropical, and National Trust houses to visit. Sharpham Vineyard in the Dark Valley, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm for the children. Riverford Farm Shop and Farm restaurant for organic food and farm visit.