Christmas holiday for 10 adults, 3 children and 2 hounds. The self contained suite at lower ground was perfect for the couple with the 2 hounds with its' door direct to the outside areas.The extra kitchen down there was very useful, and used mainly as a vegan cooking area. The pool is exceptional, especially for a quiet float after dark to stargaze through the glass roof. The spiral staircase from the main bedroom down to the pool would be useful to some, although we kept access locked off to avoid any inquisitive little monsters going exploring. The various sitting rooms made it easy to find a quiet space. All of the bedrooms are spacious and well equipped. The range and the additional hobs and oven made it easy to cook a full traditional Christmas Feast. The overall space is very generous, and even with an additional 6 guests for a day visit there was still room to spare. The local caretaking staff were extremely helpful, nothing seeming too much trouble. With more than 15 years of experience renting holiday houses of all sizes, our party were all agreed that this was probably the best. We even tried to book it again for the next Christmas whilst we were there, but it was already taken. Thoroughly recommended for any time of year.
We have just come back from a family holiday at this house. It is certainly very impressive. Facilities extremely good although the furnishing is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Swimming pool is fantastic and is regularly maintained, but the flagstones are very slippery when wet, so take extreme care. Otherwise there is all you could want at this house to keep everyone amused, from the pool to the snooker table and table tennis table to jigsaws, dvd's books, games, cards and children's toys, so even if it rains outside there is still plenty to do. The gardens are lovely and again well maintained. There is no real mobile signal but I believe this is a problem in various parts of Devon, however there is wi-fi, and you don't really want to use them do you - after all you are on holiday to get away :) A car is essential if you stay at this property but there is plenty of parking.
We were all thrilled with the accommodation and facilities which this beautiful house offered us. The bedrooms were lovely, the bathrooms good and the living rooms comfortable and beautifully furnished. The kitchen was well equipped with loads of china, cutlery and cooking utensils etc. The gardens and views were glorious and the terrace made the most of them. The crowning glory for me was the warm indoor swimming pool. We used it every day, sometimes twice. The best experience for some of us was lying in the dark pool on a starry night and feeling you were floating in space - magic! We would also recommend reading the visitors book for some hilarious contributions by former guests, priceless!
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We have just had a great time - wonderful views, peaceful, but close to amenities in Stoke Gabriel (2 miles), Totnes (5 miles). Paignton (3 miles), such as shops, places of interest and water sports etc. The house had a great pool (indoor and well heated), and terracing overlooking the estuary. The house was so well equipped, with an aga, separate oven and hob and a second kitchen. There was a great TV room and a peaceful lounge as well as a comfortable breakfast room attached to the spacious kitchen - so lots of places to gather together or chill in small groups.
The main bedroom suite was spectacular - all the other rooms were also well equipped, although the doubles would apparently have benefited from at least a topper on the mattress or maybe upgrading to a newer king size. For that reason, it would currently suit a group with children more than 5 or 6 couples who would be fighting over who got the twin rooms!! Both kitchens had loads of equipment and generally the house had been thoughtfully set up with all kinds of great touches (first aid kits, pool towels, barbeque equipment etc
There was plenty of provision for babies and small children -with cots, high chairs and even one room with child-friendly decor.