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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
House in Newton Abbot, S Devon, England - Rural Location On Outskirts Of Highweek Village, 20 Minutes From South Devon Beaches And Dartmoor

Western House, situated near Newton Abbot, Devon is an elegant 1820's Georgian Residence with its own indoor pool and beautiful gardens. It can accommodate up to 25 guests in its 11 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The ground floor boasts a superb kitchen with pantry and utility, drawing room, morning room, dining room, snug and games room. The first floor has 5 bedrooms and a dorm. Further sleeping accommodation is provided on the ground floor - Garden Shed 1 & 2. There is a separate 2 bedroomed external annexe.

  • Sleeps 25
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm the proud and passionate owner of Western House, my beautiful Georgian Residence. My daughter, Annabel now runs Antonia's Kitchen my bespoke catering company. Born in Devon food is important to me and nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing delicious local, seasonal produce being served. I like to encourage Western House guests to use the local butcher and green grocers, shop local and enjoy what we have to offer in this wonderful part of the country. Antonia Makeig-Jones

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amazing place to hold my 40th birthday celebrations. The house was all I could've hoped for ....and more. 12 adults and 16 children were absorbed beautifully and the pool was a huge hit with everyone. Antonia's Kitchen catered for us on NYE and the food was delicious and plentiful. It really has been the most amazing few days that we will all remember for years to come - a FABULOUS party house. P M V P R M Families 2/1/2014



"A GREAT house. Had a lovely Xmas. Very well equipped, we all loved it especially the children!" K H W H Families 28/12/2013



"After a very warm welcome from Antonia, with fresh scones on arrival, we all had a FANTASTIC weekend. Everything we needed was available. A big thank you." T 16/12/2013



"Thank you for an AMAZING weekend in your beautiful home. Everything was perfect. Antonia and the team could not have made us feel more welcome! Would definitely stay again......just for longer next time!" B Bs 30th Birthday Party. 2/12/2013
Jan 2014
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Stunning house with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 26 enjoyed a week in Western House, recently. The ages ranged from 4months up to 79 years and the stay offered something for everyone: enough quiet beauty spots for retreaters, a games room with a pool table for teenagers and revellers, a heated pool that provided hours of entertainment for growing lads, a garden room with wood burner for late evening games and frivolity and a dining room that was big enough for all of us to sit together for evening meals. Everything felt easy, as little touches like copious amounts of glasses, crockery etc meant we didn't run out before the two dishwashers had done their bit. Antonia was on hand to sort out a minor problem and was very hospitable - the welcoming cream scones were most appreciated. At the end of our stay, we were pleased to find that the food we couldn't take with us was taken to a local food bank - organised by Antonia.

The house is beautiful with lots of interesting features and is well located for exploring the south Devon coast. I would recommend it to any large party.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

We were so disappointed when the weekend came to an end. 25 of us spent 3 nights in this really lovely home.

Antonia greeted us on our arrival with some delicious freshly baked scones with jam and cream, the perfect way to begin any holiday in Devon.

The kitchen is a magnificent area for socialising while preparing and eating food. Equally, the dining room provides a wonderfully elegant space to dine. The snug is perfect for doing exactly that -'snuggling up' for a bit of chill time. The lounge, with its grand piano, is a great place to come together as a family and enjoy a competitive game or a sing song to the plinkety plonk of the pianos keys. The beautiful bedrooms are relaxing, with extremely comfortable beds and surprisingly remain peaceful with any hustle bustle that may be occurring beneath.

The gardens are so pretty, with a superb gazebo to gather the family round the roaring fire.

The pool is fabulous. Lots of different pool toys made it such fun for both the younger and older members of the family.

We were celebrating my father's 60th birthday and are currently wondering whether we need a reason to come back. Can we come again next weekend, just because we love it?

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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40th birthday party

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house for a get together with family and friends. We all had an amazing time, the children loved it and the food from Antonia's kitchen was just wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, so pleased you all had a great time. Antonia's Kitchen is also very pleased the food was a success. Look forward to seeing you all again. Antonia
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Location

From the Owner

Western House stands in its own grounds giving privacy yet its location enables guests to enjoy all South Devon has to offer as well as the wonders of Dartmoor and the Cathedral Cities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : Local Pub at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Millbay Docks, Plymouth at 32.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Stover Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbto at 2.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 Devon Expressway - Drumbridges at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Newton Abbot - various cuisine at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Teignmouth at 8 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Gourmet cooking courses may be run at Western House through our sister company Antonia's Kitchen. Please ask for further details.

Coast/Beach:

Shaldon and Teignmouth 4 miles

Torbay 7 miles

Travel:

Airports at Exeter (20.9 miles) and Bristol (81.5 miles)

Train/Bus station Newton Abbot

Channel port at Plymouth (32.4 miles)

Use of car essential

Distances:

Newton Abbot 1 mile

Torquay 8.8 miles

Exeter 17.3 miles

Plymouth 30.8 miles

Haytor on Dartmoor 8.5 miles

Dartmouth 18.5 miles

Salcombe 32.3 miles

National Trust Properties; Compton Castle 6.7, Castle Drogo 16.8 miles, Killerton 24.6 miles, Greenway 14.8 miles,

Further Details:

Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner. Ready Meals (heat and serve) as well as Fine Dining available from the owner, via her catering company Antonia's Kitchen, perfect for special celebrations such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, hen weekends etc. Newton Abbot has a wealth of local shops/banks as well as all the major supermarket chains. There are also a number of independent, farm shops, delis and farmers markets near by as well as excellent local restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 27
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 3 nights
From
£850
From
£850
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,570
 
 
Rate 28
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,740
for 7 nights
£5,740
 
 
Rate 29
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,526
for 3 nights
From
£842
From
£842
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,535
 
 
FEB HALF TERM
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£4,315
for 7 nights
£4,315
 
 
Rate 30
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,526
for 3 nights
From
£842
From
£842
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,535
 
 
EASTER
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£4,825
for 7 nights
£4,825
 
 
Rate 31
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,526
for 3 nights
From
£842
From
£842
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,535
 
 
MAY HALF TERM
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,325
for 7 nights
£5,325
 
 
Rate 32
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,541
for 3 nights
From
£847
From
£847
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,559
 
 
Rate 33
16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,751
for 3 nights
From
£917
From
£917
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,850
 
 
Rate 34
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,108
for 3 nights
From
£1,036
From
£1,036
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,350
 
 
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,700
for 7 nights
£5,700
 
 
Rate 35
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,108
for 3 nights
From
£1,036
From
£1,036
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,350
 
 
Rate 36
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 3 nights
From
£863
From
£863
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,625
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£4,455
for 7 nights
£4,455
 
 
Rate 37
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 3 nights
From
£863
From
£863
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,625
 
 
CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,600
for 7 nights
£5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 2 nights
From
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £17 + Tax

Booking Notes:
FOR SECURITY REASONS PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE OWNER. A £750 deposit is payable to secure a booking.
A "named" designated contact must be provided who will then be responsible for all aspects of the booking including compliance with health and safety regulations for this property.
Should you require further accommodation for your group our friends at Magnolia Lodge (Owners Direct E5596) can sleep 5+ cot and just 5 minutes by car.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday/Monday Departure before 10 am arrival after 4 pm. Out of school holiday periods short breaks are available.

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of VAT, Electricity and Heating. Weekend prices are 5/7ths of weekly price. A small additional charge will be added for dogs. Last minute discounts may be applicable please ask for current "offers."

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Western House offers a mixture of Georgian House grandeur with a real "home from home" feel. The house is my pride and joy and I love sharing it with guests so they too can enjoy its beauty and wonder. It's a real "party" house ideal for family gatherings, special occasions or simply just getting away from it all. Guests love the pool, a real bonus.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Vanity unit with shaver point
  • Antoinette Ensuite - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Roll top bath, basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
  • Sunflower Room Ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Pedestal basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
  • Dorm Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Vanity unit, basin, shaver point, heated towel rail
  • Garden Shed 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room with basin & heated towel rail
  • Garden Shed 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wet room, basin, shaver point and heated towel rail
  • The Flat Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Free standing basin and radiator
  • Downstairs Loo - Toilet, Vanity Unit
  • Antoinette Bed 1 Ensuite with roll top bath, shower Bed 2 3 & 5 share Family Bathroom with bath & shower. Bed 4 ensuite with bath & shower over. Dorm shared ensuite with bath & shower. Garden Shed 1 & 2 both have ensuites with shower. Annexe shared bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Dragon Fly Room - 1 Single Bed, Adjoining door to Sun Flower room but can be locked
  • French Room - 1 Large Double Bed, King Size with wash hand basin and use of family bathroom
  • African Room - 1 Double Bed, hand wash basin - shares family bathroom
  • Garden Shed 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 5' king size bed with disabled access and wet room
  • Sun Flower Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super King (or twin) with ensuite & door to Dragon Fly Room
  • Antoinette - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Superking OR 2 x 3' twin beds with ensuite (roll top bath)
  • Dorm Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Separate room off main dorm can be made into 2 x twin
  • The Dorm - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Super king/twin in adjoining separate room - shared bathroom
  • Garden Shed 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 5' King Size with disabled access and wet room
  • The Flat - Twin - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds can be zipped together to create king size bed
  • The Flat - Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 5' king size with shared bathroom and folding bed in lounge
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 25 (11 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: ANTOINETTE BED 1; Super King/twin + day bed FRENCH BED 2; King DRAGON FLY ROOM 3; Single SUNFLOWER BED 4; Super King/Twin AFRICAN BED 5; Double DORM; 3 Singles, Sofa bed + Super King/Twin GARDEN SHED 1; King GARDEN SHED 2; King ANNEXE; King, Double/twin + Sofa Bed

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Arrival after 4pm. Departure before 10am. £750 deposit to secure your booking. Additional damages deposit £500 payable prior to arrival. If you wish to book this property for an event please contact the owner to discuss. Should you require catering this can be arrange through Antonia's Kitchen (our own catering company) NB Pool scheduled for refurbishment Monday 2nd - Friday 19th November 2015

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