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Fine Georgian Country House, Totnes In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Aish house Apartment in Aish, South Hams, Nr. Totnes, South Devon, England - Perfect For Families And Friends. A Great Place To Unwind And Relax For A Memorable Holiday

A much loved family home. The principle house was built over 200 years ago adjacent to an original eighteenth century residence. It's the perfect sanctuary to unwind after a day of walking on Dartmoor, or along the beautiful South Hams coastline or picturesque River Dart. Sunbathing and swimming on numerous beaches within 5 miles. Fishing, bird watching, riding, swimming, climbing, kayaking, walking and cycling are all on the doorstep. The apartment is private and comfortably furnished. You can self cater or fine dining is available a short drive away. The village of Galmpton is a 10 minute drive away and from here you can take a steam train or ferry to Dartmouth, Dittisham or Totnes. The Sharpham Estate (which resides in Galmpton), with its renown cheeses and award winning wines, is just across the river from us and can be reached by car or by hire boat.

If you would like to rent the entire property, which includes; 5 double en suites, 2 twin rooms & 1 single bedroom, drawing room, sitting room, kitchens, breakfast room and dining rooms, please contact Jo for 2017 rates.

More Details

Joanne Jenkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Joanne Jenkins

For 10 years travelling from my home in Galmpton to work in Totnes I passed Aish House, and always admired its grandeur and thought: one day...

Robert, Will, Lawrence, Olivia, Oscar and I bought Aish House in July 2012 and have had an amazing 5 years cider making, clay pigeon shooting, sheep herding and are looking forward to many more happy times at Aish.

Joanne Jenkins purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Joanne Jenkins chose Stoke Gabriel

Aish is a quiet hamlet in a perfect location. 5 minutes into Totnes for fab shops, great restaurants. 5 minutes into Stoke Gabriel a small village with pubs and village shop. A lovely play area in the orchard for the children followed by a walk along the river where children love to crab on the millpond. Living in Aish feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by cows, sheep and a variety of wildlife it truly is a calm relaxing place to be.

What makes this apartment unique

Fine grandier of a Georgian family home.

Collect your fresh eggs from the chickens every morning taking in the paddock views with lambs, rabbits and pheasants.

Secluded and private walled east garden with BBQ and picnic bench.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic relaxing and peaceful holiday. Loads to do in the area for the children and a bonus having the beach 10 minutes away.

Thank you Jo & Robert.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stoke Gabriel in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En Suite to Master bedroom with large shower, wc, pedestal wash hand basin. En Suite to Cottage room with bath, separate shower, wc, pedestal wash hand basin. Family bathroom with bath & shower over, wc, pedestal wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 double bed and 1sofa bed for 2 children
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: double bed with additional double sofa bed and en suite. Outstanding country views. Cottage bedroom: double bed and en-suite. Dual Aspect. Cider orchard views. Family bedroom: 2 single beds (separate bathroom). Farm and hill side views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We've a young family so understand the value of a caring and responsible baby sitter; we can't promise to always be able to help you find one, but we're very happy to put you in touch with our local baby sitters. Outside: Aish House is set within 6 acres of mature grounds and orchards and has previously been the home to members of the Elmhirst Family. As such, its formal gardens have benefitted from the fine head gardeners of both the Dartington Estate in Totnes and also Agatha Christie's former local riverside home. The apartment is offered with private use of the beautiful walled East Garden with its resplendent mature trees and shrubs. The East Garden is a wonderful place to unwind, relax and perhaps enjoy a family barbecue. The cider orchard is often grazed by sheep while our 'resident' Barn Owl is a joy to watch. The property borders Hoile Lane (pedestrian mainly) and this is our family walking route to the riverside village of Stoke Gabriel where there are two pubs, a restaurant, a PO, shop and a medieval Parish Church. Our children love to compete against each other while crab-fishing at the Mill Pond adjacent to the River Shack Café. SG's village cricket ground is within earshot! Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided, and changed once a week or subject to request. Guests are respectfully requested to bring their own beach towels. Cleaning once a week or subject to request. Other: If you would like to rent the entire house sleeping 17 then please contact Jo 07815980566


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Fine Georgian Country House, Totnes In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Truly amazing

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property in the most beautiful grounds. Homely with everything you need. The hosts Joanne and Robert are so lovely with great friendly advice about where to go and what to do.. we all lived in a dream for 2 weeks. This place is a must for everyone

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Aish house. The apartment is gorgeous and very comfortable with heavenly views and a splendid private walled garden. The hosts are so thoughtful and welcoming that you feel right at home. The location is spot on as well and perfect for exploring South Hams. I would absolutely recommend staying here and very much look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had two families to consider on this holiday, and the accommodation suited all of us, the rooms were so spacious and luxurious, and we had all the equipment we needed to feel at home especially with four kids, and they did not take long to find all the toys in the toy cupboard or 'the playroom' as the kids put it!

Jo and Robert and their lovely kids were very welcoming and helpful, and were on hand if we needed them.

Aish house is in such a beautiful and convenient location for all the sights. We loved the local village of Stoke Gabriel where the kids could go crabbing in the Mill pond, and if you fancy a bite to eat or an evening drink, 'The River shack' is a great place to go. We could walk to the village in approximately 20 mins, depending on which way you go. We just missed the local week long carnival when we arrived, but will hopefully return to see that in the near future. Both of our families had a Fab time and will definitely be returning ASAP. Thank you Jo, Robert and kids.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a very pleasant stay this summer and would highly recommend the apartment. It was clean, quiet, comortable and well equipped. We'll be bacl

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Aish House

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable family holiday at Aish House which is very wellappointed and we were made very welcome by The Owners nothing was too much trouble it is an ideal location for younger children with 6 acres of land to explore and play in the surrouding countryside is wonderful a five ster holidaqy

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Stoke Gabriel
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Emma's Stoke gabriel
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Goodrington/ elberry


There are a number of beaches between 10 and 30 minutes drive away; Broadsands and Blackpool Sands are the most popular, but the very secluded and charming sandy beaches of Scabbacombe and Mansands, located less than 5 miles from us on the National Trust's Coleton Fishacre estate are particularly beautiful and are well worth exploring.


Exeter airport 30 miles, Bristol Airport 90 miles.

Totnes Railway Station 3.6 miles, Newton Abbot Railway Station 11.5 miles.

Rural location and so car recommended.


Stoke Gabriel 0.9 miles, Totnes 3.5 miles, Kingswear/Dartmouth 9 miles.

Exeter City 27 miles, Plymouth City 27 miles.

Further Details:

The South Hams is a region of rural and coastal Devon with many areas designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the north the South Hams stretch to the edges of Dartmoor National Park, while to the south it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK from Torbay to Plymouth. With a strong rural and maritime heritage the South Hams is noted for its quality local food, culture, and scenic landscape. It’s a wonderful outdoor environment, with rivers, moor land, coasts and the sea offering visitors a range of activities including canoeing, walking and sailing. Heritage fans will love local attractions such as Totnes Castle and The South Devon Railway and a range of arts and food festivals will keep culture-vultures happy throughout the year. For the nautically inclined the coast has a big tradition of sailing regattas and arts events.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
A £350 deposit is required to secure the booking and is due within 1 days of acceptance of your booking. Payment of the balance is due in cleared funds 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. For bookings accepted less than 6 weeks before arrival, full payment and the cautionary deposit is required within 3 days of acceptance to secure the booking. Payments are accepted by cheque or BACS
2 month cancellation required for deposit refund. From July 18 we only take weekly bookings

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are respectfully requested to vacate by 1000hrs. The property will be available from 1600hrs. Please note the apartment needs to be fully cleaned by guests on departure. If this is not undertaken then a cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit.

Notes on prices: Short Breaks are only available in low season. Sept-June.
Short breaks: 3 or 4 night short breaks are available charged at 70% of the weekly tariff. 3 nights Friday to Sunday, 4 nights Monday to Thursday. 20% of tariff per additional night. You can also rent the entire house please contact Jo 07815980566

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.