Imaginative conversion, 3 Bedrms+Cot, 2 Bathrms - Enclosed Garden, Family Friendly, Stylish Kitchen, Log Fire, Full CH, Parking, WiFi, 10 min stroll to 13th C Village Pub
*** NOVEMBER & DECEMBER GETAWAYS – WEEK £370, 3-night BREAKS £210 + £60 an extra Night *** ‘Annacombe’ is a spacious and imaginative coachhouse conversion perfect for a child friendly escape for family, for friends or a romantic bolt hole for two. The cottage is set in the grounds of a large country house in the beautiful countryside of the South Hams near south Devon’s historic and buzzily-alternative town of Totnes. Lying not far from the river Dart, and between the sailing centres of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, it is an ideal base for exploring this unspoiled region with its excellent beaches, landscape and charming towns and villages. A whole array of inviting pubs and restaurants will tempt a break from self-catering, and the attractions nearby - sporting, cultural and fun - provide lots to do for children and adults alike. Walk down to the friendly Church House Inn for a drink and a meal. Go into Totnes for excellent butchers, deli’s and cheese shop, Norman castle, art and craft gifts or a river cruise or steam train ride.
The centre of the house is dominated by an impressive, double-height, south facing living room with its gallery, open roof beams, natural stone fireplace, bookshelves, pottery and rugs. It has both a living and a dining area. The modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room with its oak floor and spectacular granite worksurfaces is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, induction hob and double-oven together with a breakfast table. The utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer, and boiler. On the other side of the living room is a ground floor double bedroom, which like the living room and kitchen, overlooks the large cobbled courtyard belonging to the house. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with thermostatic shower, WC and washbasin.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one at either end of the living room gallery. One has twin beds and the other a double bed. Next door to the double bedroom is the second bathroom with a bath with thermostatic shower, WC and washbasin.
Outside, the cottage looks south on to the original cobbled, stable courtyard and, through two arches in the courtyard wall, into the enclosed lawned garden. There's outside furniture to use in either, and the garden is planted with shrubs with climbers growing up against the wall.
The cottage is more than 200m up drives from the nearest lanes. As well as ample parking in the courtyard, there is a further space in the central area of the drive.
On a clear night the stars and the Milky Way are magnificent.
About the Owner
As a child we came on holiday to this part of Devon and I have been in love with it ever since. Then, as now, it was the wildness and romance of the coast and Dartmoor, the beaches, the rivers and the tors. As an adult, you also fall for the fresh food in the pubs and excellent restaurants, the beautiful landscape and historic towns, and the variety of the cultural scene …. and, as a parent, the endless possibilities for entertaining and stretching the children from simple pleasures on the beach, paddling in streams or crabbing in Dittisham, to big days out.
Work is elsewhere now, but we still come here for our family holidays.
Guestbook comments from the owner
“My granddaughter is telling everybody what a lovely cottage we’ve got.”
Mrs N L, Oct 2013
“Thank you for your help and we very much enjoyed our stay at your cottage.”
E B, Oct 2013
“It is a lovely house, really sunny and homely and we really enjoyed our stay.”
SP & PR, Oct 2013
“Many thanks. We had a great time at the Cottage”
Mrs K P, Sept 2013
“The cottage was perfect for the needs of adults and young children. The family had a marvellous week at Harberton and we were able to visit some of our favourite places – in brilliant sunshine.”
Mrs J D, Aug 2013
“We had a great time in Devon and will certainly be leaving a favourable review for you on Google. We shall definitely be considering Yarde Cottage again next time it's holiday season.”
I S, Aug 2013
“We had a great week. Lovely place, very well equipped kitchen, living room and upstairs main bedroom.”
I & K F, July 2013
“We had a lovely sunny week at your wonderful cottage, and we hope to co
From the Owner
“This was the first house I looked at when I moved to Devon to work. I then spent six weeks looking all over the area for a better one. In terms of character it was the most appealing, with the wonderful feel of the living space, courtyard and garden. In terms of location it is ideal, just outside the most interesting town in the area, Totnes, only a few minutes from the A38 for Plymouth, Exeter and beyond, close to a village with a great pub, and central for both the coast and Dartmoor, plus a main-line station. It stood head and shoulders above all the others I’d seen …. so I bought it.”
Activity and Interests
Easy access to miles of South Devon coast and beaches from Torbay to the east to Noss Mayo in the West – all within 20 to 45 minutes drive. And, for a change, there are the rivers either in the South Hams or up on Dartmoor for a picnic and a swim (season permitting!) in a river pool.
Use of a car highly recommended.
Motorway: A38 (M5 extension), Marley Head (<10 mins) or Dart Bridge junctions
Train Station: Totnes (2 miles/3km)
Airports: Exeter (35 mins), Bristol (1hr 45 mins), London Heathrow (3 hrs)
Church House Inn, Harberton - 10 mins walk
Totnes - 10 minutes drive
Dartington - 10 minutes drive
Dartmouth - 25 minutes drive
Great butchers, delis and cheese shop (as well as supermarket) in Totnes
Pannier Markets - Friday & Saturday
Elizabethan Charity and Craft market - Tuesday mornings in summer
Things to do:
Riding/Pony Trekking … Golf … Angling … Canadian Canoe Trips … Sailing … all nearby
Relaxing in the garden, on the beach or in front of a log fire doing nothing.
Wandering down to the local pub which dates from medieval times.
Walking - locally, along the Dart, on Dartmoor, along the coastal footpath.
Totnes - Elizabethan houses, Norman castle, cream teas, second hand bookshops, cheese shop, museums, etc
Dartington - Dartington Hall gardens, High Cross House, Cider Press Centre (craft shops ++)
Cruises on Dart estuary from Totnes/Dartmouth - combine with:-
Steam Railways:- Paignton & Dartmouth Railway - Paignton/Kingswear
South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh/Totnes
Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh
Woodlands Leisure Park,- (for exhausting children), near Dartmouth
Pennywell Farm,- animals and family entertainment, Buckfastleigh
National Trust and English Heritage - country houses and castles
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Oct Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct - Dec
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Pricing & Booking Notes:
*** NOVEMBER & DECEMBER GETAWAYS – WEEK £370, 3-night BREAKS £210 + £60 an extra Night ***
High Season Changeover Day:
From the Easter Holiday to October half-term the changeover day is Saturday. Over the winter season we can be flexible.
Standard changeovers: Arrival from 3pm, Departure by 10am.
Low Season - 3 night breaks (when avail. excl.half terms) from £210 / £225 + £60 / £65 extra night, flexible start days
Many guests bring their own bed linen (for 2 king size and 2 single duvets), bath towels and tea towels with them, but we can provide them if you wish at a price of £9.50 per head.
Central heating, if needed, is charged for at cost based on oil usage (hot water is inclusive).
Clients are advised to take out suitable insurance covering Holiday Cancellation, Personal Liability and Personal Possessions.
All information E&OE
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Fabulous location for a holiday full of variety, and a haven of peace to retreat to when you are done for the day. Oh, and don’t forget the starry skies.”
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- children welcome ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 120 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet, WC with washbasin
- Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, plus Washbasin (stand-up Shower thermostatically controlled)
- Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, plus Washbasin (stand-up Shower thermostatically controlled)
- Downstairs bathroom (en-suite) - bath, with thermostatically controlled shower above, WC and washbasin. Downstairs bathroom - WC and washbasin Upstairs bathroom (next to double) - bath, with thermostatically controlled shower above, WC and washbasin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Upstairs Double - 1 Double Bed
- Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
- Upstairs Twin - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are south facing:- Downstairs double bedroom - 5 ft (1.5m) bed and en-suite bathroom Upstairs double bedroom - 4ft 6in (1.35m) bed with adjacent bathroom Upstairs twin bedoom - 2 single beds and a large cot (can be dismantled and moved to another bedroom)
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: *** NOVEMBER & DECEMBER GETAWAYS – WEEK £370, 3-night BREAKS £210 + £60 an extra Night *** ***BOOK NOW*** 07957 888 168 / firstname.lastname@example.org OUTSIDE: The cottage is more than 200m up drives from the nearest lanes. It looks south on to the original cobbled, stable courtyard and, through two arches in the courtyard wall on the far side, into the enclosed garden. There's outside furniture to use in either, and the garden is planted with shrubs and climbers growing up against the wall. In addition to being able to park in the courtyard, there is a further space in the central area of the drive. On a clear night the stars and the Milky Way are magnificent. Utility Room: 1 1/2 sinks Washing machine Tumble dryer Central heating boiler The GALLERY overlooking the living room has a large desk . and more books! We can provide bed linen & bath towels @ £9.50 per head