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‘Annacombe’: Peace and tranquillity, converted coachhouse for Coast and Dartmoor

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
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

*** NEW YEAR Week £885, DECEMBER GETAWAYS – WEEK £370, 3-night BREAKS £210 + £60 an extra Night, JANUARY ESCAPES – WEEK £370, 3-night BREAKS £240 + £70 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very considerate - thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy. G
Nov 2016
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1 holidaymaker review

5

Beautiful barn conversion in a peaceful and scerine setting.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful and accommodating. The accommodation is a spacious 3 double bedroom barn conversion built within a quiet country estate. The kitchen is practical with breakfast area and there is a separate dining table in the main living area that also houses comfy chairs and lovely large open fire for cosy winter evenings. The accommodation is very clean and well maintained and styled in keeping with the building type. Access to the 2 upper bedrooms is via a substantial wooden mezzanine landing that fits beautifully with the rest of the exposed wooden beams. The property is suitable for a couple who appreciate space or a family gathering. The 'Arty' town of Totnes is just over a couple of miles away down traditional Devon roads and has a Morrisons supermarket. Totnes has its own charm, community feel, nice tea shops and readily available parking. The accommodation is sited such the coast, and Dartmoor, as well as Haldon Forest (mountain biking, walking routes and segway experience) are all accessible and if city shopping is necessary then Exeter is not too far. Torquay has a zoo and there is a real quad bike experience 20 mins East at Devon Leisure.

We would return Anytime!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome - really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

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

Nearest Airport : Exeter (34), Bristol (95), London LHR (184) at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : Church House Inn, Harberton (10 minute stroll) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth-Roscoff (24), Eurotunnel (262) at 24 Miles Nearest Golf : Dartmouth, Dainton at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes Station at 2.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 Devon Expressway / M5 Motorway at 4.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Church House Inn, Harberton (10 minute stroll) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Plymouth Dry Ski Slope !! at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Goodrington (9), Blackpool Sands, Gara Rock (19) at 9 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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)

Distances:

Church House Inn, Harberton - 10 mins walk

Totnes - 10 minutes drive

Dartington - 10 minutes drive

Dartmouth - 25 minutes drive

Further Details:

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Oct - Dec
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£370
 
 
Christmas / New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
 
Jan 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£370
 
 
Feb half-term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Feb-Mar
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£425
 
 
Easter Holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Easter Sch. Hol.
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Late April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
May Bank Hol.
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
June 1
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
June 2
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
June 3
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
June 4
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
July 1
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
July 2
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
July 3
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
July 4
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
July-Aug HIGH
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Aug Bank Hol.
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Sep 1
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
Sep 2
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
Sep 3 & 4
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Oct 1 & 2
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Oct 3
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Oct Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Oct - Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£380
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
January
5 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£380
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pricing & Booking Notes:

*** NEW YEAR Week £885, 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

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Facilities

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 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)

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: *** NEW YEAR £885, DECEMBER GETAWAYS – WK £370, 3-night BREAKS £210 + £60 extra night *** ***BOOK NOW*** 07957 888 168 / gavan.sellers@annacombe.co.uk 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

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