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  • Painted Lady
    Painted Lady
    Painted Lady
    Painted Lady from above
    summer house with Painted Lady
    sunrise at Blagdon Water
    One of our many residents looking for supper
    Property description
    Holsworthy
    |
    Holiday Rental House – 
    2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    Devon Houseboats offer a unique opportunity to stay aboard a wide beam canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. The barges are custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for four people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own en suite shower/wc. The onshore boathouse provides additional space with table, chairs, settee and a third bathroom.

    Blagdon Water provides the visitor with peace and tranquillity nowadays rarely found. The floating accommodation provides the perfect setting in which to relax and share the wildlife habitat.
    Blagdon Water is only 20 minutes drive from the Atlantic Coast, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (4)
    • Double Beds:(1)
    • Fireplace
    • Grill
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (3)
    • Private Fishing Lake/River
    • Private Garden
    • Refrigerator
    • Secure Parking
    • Shower Rooms (3)
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Sofa Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Terrace
    • Towels Provided
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      Yes
    • Pets Allowed:
      Ask
    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      Yes
    Additional amenities & feature info
    Enter Painted Lady amidships down oak steps into the main salon, galley and dining area. A pine dresser top and Belfast sink over looking the lake actually makes doing the washing up a pleasure whilst watching the birdlife busy itself on the lake. The cabins lie fore and aft and both have their own decks on which to enjoy a quite cup of coffee in privacy.

    The wood burning stove in the salon allows the out of season visitor to enjoy the boat as the evenings draw in. The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout and provides the fisherman a perfect and peaceful location in which to enjoy his hobby.
    Listing #HL12043 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates
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  • Property location
    Access
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Exeter: 65.0 km
    Railway: Exeter: 65.0 km
    Ferry: Plymouth: 90.0 km
    Fly or train to Exeter. Car hire advised.
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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Truelou
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in April 2015 NEW

Stayed on the painted lady for 3 nights . Great lakeside location , relaxing , bang in the middle of nature . Everything that you could need is in the boat and your hosts are very helpful . Fantastic away from it all holiday . more

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Great guests, delighted you enjoyed our unusual holiday project. more

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Pauline F
Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just returned home after a week on Swallow Tail. Dermot and Caro have thought of everything to make this a gem of a holiday home. Woke up to early morning mist on the lake and sat with a glass of wine watching the sun setting in the evening. Enjoyed watching a family of Little Grebes and the flocks of Swallows,... more

JHC225
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Peaceful weekend away, private setting. We would return but to a different boat, due to better chances with the fishing. more

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Listed since : May 2006
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