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Georgian House With Heated Indoor Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 25
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

11 Bedroomed House nr Newton Abbot, S Devon, England - Rural Location On Outskirts Of Highweek Village, 20 Minutes From Beaches & Dartmoo

Western House, situated near Newton Abbot, Devon is an elegant 1820's Georgian Residence with its own indoor heated 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 6 bedrooms and a dorm. Further sleeping accommodation is provided on the ground floor - Garden Shed 1 & 2 both with ensuite wet rooms. There is a separate 2 bedroomed external annexe..

Plenty of room to celebrate and to get away from the crowd. lovely courtyard and lots of outdoor seating areas. Wendy House holds outdoor games and plenty more chairs etc.

Birds are everywhere in the mature trees and hedges.

The Gazebo has an open wooden fireplace and the gas BBQ's.

The house is very well equiped, if anything extra is required this can usually be supplied.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Antonia Makeig-Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Antonia Makeig-Jones

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

Antonia Makeig-Jones purchased this house in 2002

Why Antonia Makeig-Jones chose Teignbridge

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.

What makes this house unique

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 heated indoor pool, a real bonus.

5 of the super king sized beds can to made up as singles, thus allowing hen parties etc their own beds.

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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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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6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were five families, celebrating five 50th birthdays, with an assortment of kids aged between 9 and 21yrs. We struck it lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the fabulous gardens as well as the great facilities at Western House. Plenty of space to lose the children and bring them all together again for some family games! We particularly loved the well-equipped kitchen with everything you could ever need for large-scale catering. Antonia was lovely and really helpful. Would definitely recommend. Teenage rating: "best weekend ever"

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting Chloe and her family and friends. I love seeing the delight on the children's faces when they see what Western House has to offer. They also left the house as you would wish to find it, always puts the staff in a great mood. Thank you Chloe and gang, look forward to seeing you all again one day!
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Devon Family stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, we were there for a family party for 25 and all our needs were catered for. Antonia was very responsive to questions and helped with our requests for cots, bed layouts, etc. The facilities were great for a family with the swimming pool, table tennis table, pool table and various games available. The house is extremely well equipped and the size of the property still means it has a homely feel. There is a great outdoor space with plenty of furniture to accommodate large parties. I would definitely recommend this place and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning house, well equipped and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to celebrate a birthday and catch up with friends who had moved away. We found western house online, the photos don't do it justice it is a beautiful well located house . The gardens are beautiful along with the well maintained indoor pool very good size and took us back to our youth . The house comfortably accommodated our group everybody had a positive word to say about it. The owner antonia was lovely and met us on arrival and showed us around the house. The kitchen is well equipped with 2 cookers, 2 fridges/ freezers, 2x drinks fridge , huge wine rack , 2 x dishwashers. Everything you need to satisfy your group. The snug and living areas were brilliant to relax and have a chat watch some tv/ DVDs . Clean bedding, loads of towels to use . The owner has gone the extra mile to see that guests are well looked after in this superb place thankyou very much and hope to stay again in the Nr future. Lee

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying at Western House Lee, we love having wonderful guests like yourselves who treated the house with respect and left a very clean and tidy house. We were delighted. Thank you and we definitely look forward to seeing you again. A
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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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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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 3 nights
From
£850
From
£850
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,500
 
 
February Half Term 18
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
Spring 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,693
for 3 nights
From
£833
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,950
 
 
Easter 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,900
for 7 nights
£4,900
 
 
38
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,535
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,500
for 7 nights
£5,500
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
£3,535
 
 
Rate 39
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,800
 
 
Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,950
for 7 nights
£5,950
 
 
Rate 40
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,950
 
 
Rate 41 Autumn
28 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,800
 
 
Autumn Half Term
26 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,025
for 7 nights
£5,025
 
 
42
5 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,800
 
 
Christmas 18
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£5,357
for 6 nights
£6,250
 
 
New Year 18
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£4,464
for 5 nights
£6,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 3 nights
From
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16.67 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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 heated indoor pool, a real bonus. 5 of the super king sized beds can to made up as singles, thus allowing hen parties etc their own beds.

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

  • 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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...

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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