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Country House With Bluebell Wood In Dartmoor National Park

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Country House near Scorriton, Dartmoor National Park, South Devon, England - A Historic Rural Escape On The Edge Of Dartmoor

The property is the principal part of this Victorian country house. Inside, you will love the sense of occasion created by the many period features including specially commissioned stained glass windows and a sweeping staircase. After an exhilarating day on Dartmoor soak up the atmosphere of a house previously owned by William Le Queux and Sudan's first president after independence. Outside, the property is reached by a tree-lined private driveway, shared with a handful of neighbouring properties. The private grounds which extend to thirteen acres, include specimen trees, and are a nature lover's paradise. Regular visitors to the bird feeders include woodpeckers and nuthatches. Enjoy the spectacular sound of the dawn chorus, and go to sleep listening to owls in the wood. If you are lucky you might see a badger, fox or deer. You will love playing croquet on the sunny lawn, gin and tonic in hand, while you barbecue the catch of the day. Your dogs and children will love running around in the ten acres of bluebell wood, making dens, climbing trees, and then flopping by the fire. The many natural and man made attractions of this lovely part of Devon are on the doorstep if you can drag yourselves away. The property has been recently refurbished and sympathetically restored.

Heather Roberts
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Buckfastleigh in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet - Toilet
    Bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    Shower room - Shower Enclosure
  • Two toilets, one upstairs and one downstairs One shower room One bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Ground Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 adults plus children (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed Bedroom 2 with king size double bed and balcony overlooking the gardens Bedroom 3 with king size double bed Bedroom 4 with double bed All rooms are generously proportioned and will amply fit a cot if needed.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the bedrooms are large enough to fit in extra beds if required and the downstairs yoga room can be converted into a bedroom. Outside: The grounds extend to 13 acres, with approximately one acre of gardens, two acres of paddock, and ten acres of ancient woodland. The woodland borders National Trust woodland. Two wooden tables in the garden each seat eight, and there is a barbecue for the use of guests, as well as a croquet set. There is ample parking. Utility Room: A large entrance vestibule with original tiled floor provides the perfect place to hang up your coats and boots after a day on the moor or beach, and a laundry room upstairs is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, electric heated dryer and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are included. The property is professionally cleaned and linen and bath towels changed weekly. Other: Yogis will love the yoga room (space for three mats) with original wooden parquet flooring. Alternatively this would make a lovely children's play room (the wooden floor is perfect for a train set or a jigsaw), or nursery.


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Country House With Bluebell Wood In Dartmoor National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing rural family break

  • 5 of 5

We were family group of 10 ranging in age from 7 to 82.The house provided us with space both indoors and out for boisterous play and quiet times.It is very well-equipped for self-catering and keeping young and elderly entertained with games,books galore and outdoor space for cricket and archery.We loved the wildflower meadow and walks in the bluebell wood.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house set in lovely gardens

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this property. The house itself is wonderful, beautiful architecture with lovely furniture. It is well equipped with maps, walking guides etc. The kitchen is set out well and has all you need to cook meals if you choose to do so. The gardens are lovely and the house is in a beautiful part of Devon with easy access to walks on the moors. Heather could not have been more helpful in ensuring that all our needs are met.

Overall highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house set in beautiful grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Year in Heather’s wonderful property. From the moment we arrived we all felt at home, from welcoming hamper to log filled baskets. Heather had taken care of our every need and totally unexpected, sent presents for my four grandchildren as she was in France at the time - totally overwhelmed. Book this property you will not be disappointed.

Sally Nicolet and family

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas with family and good friends

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed for the Christmas period in this beautiful house, I was worried at first that we would all fit it due to the fact of us being two families but I should not have as we fitted quite comfortably. The sitting room with its cosy sofas and log burning stove and beautiful Christmas tree with sparkling lights meant we could all snuggle in for the evening watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” perfect!

We visited the Abbey at Buckfast which was breathtakingly beautiful, we went on long walks with the dogs, visited the local pub, met the alpacas, and stroked a few sheep, in the garden of a morning the family of peacocks would visit. I could not have wished for a better Christmas, the house was amazing and we laughed so much, sitting around the dining room table sharing our day with people we hold dear .......How lucky are we! Thank you to Heather for making our stay so comfortable and letting us book your wonderful home. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

I have to start by saying that Heather (Owner) is the most friendly, helpful and accommodating host you could wish to have. Going the extra mile is an understatement. Heather acts as a one woman concierge service. We were staying at the house due to our daughters wedding in Ashburton. Heather took it upon herself to provide phone numbers of taxi firms and contacted one in particular to see if they had an 8 seater minibus etc. She could not have done more for us if we were family. The house is amazing, full of character. Everything works. Shower nice and hot. The drawing room is large and cozy. So relaxing in this room. Difficult to stay awake when the wood burner is being used. Did not sit out in garden as wedding preparations took up all our time. The garden is very large, well kept and very peaceful. I have no doubts at all in recommending this house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house, filled with character!

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at Hewson Court, we were speechless. The house is magnificent, the gardens spectacular and the location perfect. Before we even arrived Heather had impressed us with her communication and correspondence. Her attention to detail is extremely impressive, making the stay even more perfect. We had the best week ever, exploring the local area and wider delights of Devon. We did not want to leave, we will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Car: recommended


Hawson Court is within easy motoring distance of the many beautiful beaches of the South Hams. We provide books and recommendations to help you choose the perfect beach for you, whether it is a quiet cove, the iconic landmark of Burgh Island, or sipping a cocktail on the balcony at South Sands while your children play on the sand below.The nearest surfing is twenty two miles away at Bantham or Bigbury, and the South West Coast Path is voted as one of the top walks to be found in the world.


Use of a car is essential, unless you are very keen cyclist and are coming to Dartmoor for this purpose. Totnes train station is nine miles away.

The nearest airport is Exeter which is 29 miles away. Plymouth ferry terminal is 26 miles away.


Buckfastleigh - the nearest village with amenities and shops - 2 miles.

The nearest pub, in Scorriton - 1 mile.

The food and antiques centre of Ashburton - 5 miles.

Totnes with its unique charm - 8.5 miles.

Riverford Farm Shop - 5 miles.

Pennywell Farm - 4 miles.

South Devon Railway - 3 miles.

Buckfast Abbey - 2 miles.

Dartington Hall - 8 miles.

Sharpham vineyard - 12 miles.

Widdecombe in the Moor - 9 miles.

River Dart Country Park - 5 miles.

The A38 (Devon Expressway) - 3 miles.

Further Details:

If you can tear yourself away from the property, there really is something for everyone in this special corner of Devon. Dartmoor National Park is often described as the last remaining wilderness in southern England and its rugged romance and tranquillity provides the perfect walking and cycling country, as well as peace of mind and solitude. The Dartmoor Way cycle route passes the entrance to the grounds and provides idyllic cycling on quiet country lanes. Opportunities abound for wild swimming in the River Dart, climbing and bouldering, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, star gazing and letter boxing.

There is an almost endless choice of beaches, from secluded coves to the iconic Devon landmark of Burgh Island with its Art Deco hotel frequented by Agatha Christie and Noel Coward. Learn to surf or paddle surf, or simply walk a section of the dramatic coastal path.

Treat yourself to a cookery course at the award winning Ashburton Cookery School. Foodies will be astounded by the quality of the local produce, including the morning's catch available in Ashburton or direct from the quayside in Brixham, honey made by the nearby monks at Buckfast Abbey, artisan bread, and organic produce at the nearby Riverford Farm Shop. A meal at the Riverford Field Kitchen is a must, and opportunities for fine dining abound, including at Gildleigh Park under Michael Caines.

Yogis will be delighted to learn that there is an excellent Ashtanga centre in nearby Ashburton and many opportunities in Totnes, including for novices, if this is your time to explore yoga and mindfulness.

The very special Dartington Hall is home to the Ways with Words literature festival, as well as the Summer School for classical music lovers, while nearby National Trust properties include Agatha Christie's house.

If children tire of making dens in the woods and climbing trees, the award winning Pennywell Farm and the stream trains of the South Devon Railway are minutes away.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.