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Character Detached Cottage In Quiet Location, 5 Miles From The South Devon Coast

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Cottage in Halwell, Totnes, South Devon, England - Delightful stone cottage converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm

The Granary is a delightful stone cottage converted from the old granary of North Boreston Farm (no longer a working farm). The present farmhouse dates from the 1600s although the site has been occupied since medieval times. The property is set in a pretty rural hamlet of similar farms in rolling Devon countryside, a very peaceful place yet only 5 miles from beaches, cliffs, and the old market and port towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. These towns provide all the modern facilities you need as well as being interesting to visit. All 3 towns have a wide range of independent shops as well as the main supermarkets. Our nearest village (2 miles) has a Post Office, a wonderfully-stocked food shop and a service station.

There are many recreational activities within a few miles: boat trips on the rivers or out to sea; fishing (sea fishing as well as fly fishing on local lakes); golf and walking trails on the coast and on Dartmoor. But if you just want to relax there are plenty of beautiful beaches and gardens to visit.

The accommodation is equipped, furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is a comfortable leather recliner suite and a pine dining table and chairs in the living/dining room. White china, fine glassware and cutlery are provided. TV, a DVD player and internet access are available.

The galley kitchen has all the facilities and equipment you will need. All bed linen, towels, soaps and toiletries are provided too. A complimentary welcome pack of local food is provided and will give you breakfast for the first day or two.

The en-suite bedroom has radio and TV, all linen, towels and toiletries. French windows open onto your own private terrace with views over parts of the garden.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rob and Jan retired from their professional lives to pursue their passion for gardening. They have created a magical garden which they and their guests thoroughly enjoy. Rob and Jan were keen walkers, and Rob also used to dive: where better to live than a traditional old farmhouse in south Devon, near to both the sea and the open spaces of Dartmoor. The mild climate is also a bonus.

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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peace in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this wonderful, peaceful & secluded accommodation with gorgeous 7 acres of garden. Done up to a very high standard and easily accessible to many local attractions. Roads extremely narrow but car essential. We travelled to many lovely beaches, villages and also not far from Exeter. Cottage very clean in idyllic surround. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stays at this perfect place, the accomodation is first class and the owners very always very friendly and helpful if you want a weeks stay in paradise this is it

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place. Everything is top quality and 'does what it says on the tin'. Beautifully quiet and a pleasure in the mornings to look down the garden and see a variety of birds feeding, including a couple of pheasants. An exploration of the garden(s).....more than one....shouldn't be missed. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Brilliant"

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic weeks stay at the Granary. Idyllic location - very private and quiet. Beautiful cottage - very tastefully decorated and cosy for 2. Fantastic gardens - will be a sight to see in the Summer. Very considerate and hospitable hosts - always available when needed. Secure parking. Car definitely needed as located on quiet country lanes. 10-15 mins to Totnes. Torquay, Paignton, Brixham all accessible within 30 mins. Cockington worth a visit - lots of local arts and crafts there as well as beautiful parkland. Recommend the Round Robin ticket from Totnes down to Dartmouth by boat, steam train to Paignton and bus back. Closest golf Dartmouth Golf Club - bout 10 mins by car. Plenty of fishing in area. Would definitely recommend this property. Only slight criticism if any is the lack of WIFI due to the location but sometimes this isn't always a bad thing !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have now made Wi-Fi internet access available in The Granary.
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A fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful cottage and were very impressed by the quality of its refurbishment and landscaped gardens. The cottage was well equipped with all the essentials and very clean. The owners (Jan and Rob) were very hospitable and extremely helpful. Upon arrival they showed us around the cottage and made sure we were aware of where to find them should we require anything. The cottage is ideally located just a few miles from the town of Totnes, making sightseeing around South Devon very accessible (car essential). Suitable for couples of all ages. If you are thinking of booking the Granary……do it! You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Sited in the middle of the South Hams peninsular of South Devon, The Granary has beaches to the east, south and west, all within half an hour at most by car. Some are sandy, some shingle, and some have highly-recommended cafes.

Travel:

The South Hams has good travel links: the airport at Exeter is 50 minutes drive. The M5 and A38 dual carriageway link the area to the rest of the UK motorway network, and there is a main line train station 5 miles away at Totnes. Travelers from mainland Europe can take a cross-channel ferry to Plymouth, 20 miles from the cottage. A car is essential for travel once you arrive in the area.

Distances:

Exeter and Plymouth are each about 20 miles away. The historic towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are each 5 - 8 miles away. The southern edge of Dartmoor, just over 10 miles away, provides excellent walking, as well as many features of archaeological interest.

Further Details:

There are horse riding, fishing, boating and water sports available in the area, as well as many beautiful walks on the South Coast Path. The world famous nature reserve at Slapton is 7 miles away

The area has many gardens open to the public, castles and historic houses to explore, and medieval towns and old ports to visit, and beautiful coast and countryside just to relax in.

Devon is famous for its food. We are surrounded by suppliers of locally grown fruit and vegetables, by butchers selling Red and South Devon beef and Dartmoor lamb, by bakers of real bread, and cheese makers. We have good food markets and excellent places to eat. You can try a pub half a mile away known for its steaks, to restaurants in Dartmouth specializing in fish, to a 2-Michelin star restaurant on Dartmoor, and many more besides.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate1
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£107
for 3 nights
£250
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 3
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£107
for 3 nights
£250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£107
for 3 nights
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking form will be sent by email or post. We ask for a booking deposit of £75 which can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. We will confirm your booking and send full details of how to find us. The balance is required 2 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday during the season; out of season we can be flexible. We can also accommodate those who like short breaks out of the season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are fully inclusive of all services, linen, towels and toiletries. A small breakfast hamper of local food is also included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One Fully-tiled, en-suite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The en-suite bedroom has twin beds which can be together to form a 6' bed. All bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Radio and TV. There is ample wardrobe and storage space. French windows open on to the cottage's private terrace.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Granary offers great privacy: it is the only holiday cottage converted from the the old stone barns of North Boreston Farm. A wide range of books and magazines and DVDs are provided, together with detailed information on the attractions and facilities in the area. The cottage is no smoking; we are unable to accept pets. Outside: The Granary is set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens which have been featured in magazines and on TV. We aim to have highlights in flower throughout the year, including camellias and rhododendrons in spring, a stunning 'African garden' with African plants at their peak in July and August; an exotic garden with bamboos, bananas and a wide range of other plants chosen for their architectural effect; and ponds and bog garden areas. Guests have full access to all of the gardens. The private terrace for guests is accessed from the French windows of the cottage, and is equipped with table, chairs and a parasol. This is a lovely spot for al-fresco dining or just relaxing. Adjacent to the terrace on one side is a wisteria-covered pergola. On the opposite side an old stone-built linhay provides covered parking for guests in the cottage. The terrace gives glorious views of and access to the gardens. Utility Room: There is access to laundry facilities in the owners' farmhouse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided. For guests staying longer than one week, these are changed every week.

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