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Cornwall 54 Blisland, near Bodmin
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3. This cottage enjoys an enviable position overlooking the green of one of Cornwall's most beautiful villages. Built in the early 1600's, the cosy cottage is well-equipped and has been sympathetically restored to retain Cornish period features - exposed beams, slate floors, window seats and cloam oven. Blisland, dating back to Norman times, is peaceful and unspoilt. It has a pub serving real ale and food (national CAMRA Pub of the Year award) and a shop/post office. It is also home to one of John Betjeman's favourite West Country churches. The cottage is within walking distance of the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor. Riding, fishing and cycle hire are available close by. Padstow and the dramatic North Cornish coast are within a half-hour drive, as is the spectacular new Eden Project. The A30 (5 minutes away) offers easy access to the rest of Cornwall and attractions such as the Tate Gallery and St Ives. Celebrity TV chef Rick Stein's restaurant is at Padstow. The cottage has an open plan ground floor with kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a single bedroom, bathroom with electric shower over bath, vanity unit and WC. The house has a washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer. While there is no garden, the cottage is directly opposite a large village green. Parking is available outside the cottage. Please note – no babies or children under 10 years are allowed. Price Code D
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Cornwall 56 Veryan, St. Mawes
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 4-6. This is a beautifully renovated, detached period cottage with a private garden in the heart of one of the most attractive villages on the Roseland Peninsula. Veryan is famous for its thatched round houses and beautiful water gardens which are opposite the cottage. Excellent sandy beaches are a few miles away at Carne and Pendower. A village pub and shop are both within walking distance. The pretty sailing village of St Mawes is 8 miles away. The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Tate at St. Ives are both within a 45 minute drive. On the ground floor the cottage is an entrance hall, WC, kitchen with dining table, sitting room, and snug. Stairs lead up to a double bedroom (4'6 bed) with en suite shower room, 1 twin bedroom, a second double bedroom (4'6 bed), and a bathroom with a tub and spray attachment. There is oil central heating and a woodburner. The kitchen has a dishwasher, large electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, and microwave. There is a washing machine and a dryer. The house has 2 TVs. A fully enclosed, lawned garden is to the front and side. This includes a fenced off stream and a patio area with garden furniture and barbeque. Off street parking for 2 cars and ample street parking are available. Price Code F
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Cornwall 57 near Laddock, Truro
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 12. This recently renovated, 200-year-old detached former farmhouse is set in its own 5 acre grounds in a quiet, rural location, within walking distance of Ladock (_ a mile away) with its local pub. The city of Truro with its cathedral, theatre, shops and many varied restaurants to suit all tastes is 7 miles away. The house is ideal for exploring both the more rugged north coast and the tranquil, picturesque south coast with its fishing harbours and sandy beaches - a mere 20 minute drive. The property is also perfectly situated for visiting the many outstanding gardens open to visitors in Cornwall, including the world famous Eden Project (open all year round) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The accommodation and facilities are very good for all age groups and include a tennis court, games room with a pool table, table tennis and table football, and a children's play room with TV and Nintendo. On the ground floor are the entrance hall, dining room, games room, WC, children's playroom, spacious sitting room, large farmhouse style kitchen with original granite floor, walk-in pantry, utility room with shower and WC. Two staircases lead to 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom, and 1 bedroom with full size bunk beds. There are 2 bathrooms, both with separate showers, and 1 separate WC. The house has oil fired central heating, a large woodburner/open fire in the sitting room, and an open fire in the dining room. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, oil fired cooker, microwave, and fridge/freezer. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The house has 3 TVs. A paved courtyard with glass topped table overlooks a well and is surrounded by seating. The secluded walled garden is ideal for sunbathing. A large lawned garden to the front leads to a hard tennis court. Ample parking is available. With due care of growing crops, walking is permitted on the surrounding organic farm and woods. Price Code G+
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Cornwall 66 St. Agnes
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is a detached Grade II listed Georgian house which has been recently renovated. It is set on the North Cornwall Coast, 9 miles north of the Cathedral City of Truro in the attractive village of St Agnes. A good choice of local shops and pubs is within easy walking distance. The nearest shop is a three minute walk away. St Agnes has two excellent sandy beaches at Trevaunance Cove (a ten minute walk downhill) and Chapel Porth. At Newquay, 10 miles away, an airport receives flights from Stanstead and Gatwick. St Agnes is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall. The Eden Project, The Tate at St Ives, the Lost Garden of Heligan, Padstow with its many shops and restaurants and Falmouth are all within easy reach. Many National Trust gardens and houses are in the area. On the ground floor of the house is the entrance hall with stairs to first floor and lower ground floor. There is also a twin bedroom with 3 feet wide beds, a bedroom with king-size bed, and a shower room with WC. On the lower ground floor is the sitting room with French doors to terrace and garden, kitchen with a garden room for dining and French doors to an outside garden, a utility room, and a WC. On the first floor is another twin bedroom with 3 feet wide beds, the master double bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom with roll top bath and WC. The house has oil central heating, an open fire in the sitting room, and a large rear garden with lawn and mature shrubs. Garden furniture and a barbeque are provided. The kitchen has an Aga plus combination microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. There is also a washing machne. There is a small garden to the front and off-street parking for 2 cars. Please note: Parents of toddlers beware of small stream in garden which flows through a narrow cutting 1 foot wide. Guests taller than 6’1 beware of ceiling height in sitting room. Price Code F- G
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Devon 84 Kilmington. near Axminster
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This spacious 200 year old property is set in a prominent position with commanding views down the Axe Valley to the coast in the far distance. The house adjoins a working farm which rears heifers and has a livery yard and equestrian centre. The private garden takes full advantage of the panorama. Kilmington, with its 2 pubs, is less than a mile away. The village is 5 miles from the coast. Sidmouth, Beer and Lyme Regis are all within a 20 minute drive. The house has a private entrance, a large hall, a spacious farmhouse kitchen with dining area, sitting room with an open fire, downstairs WC and utility room. Stairs from the hall go to a double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower and WC. A second double bedroom with king-size bed has an en suite bathroom with shower attachment and WC. There are 2 twin bedded bedrooms - one with en suite shower and WC and the other with en suite bathroom with shower over and WC. There is oil central heating, a washing machine, a tumble dryer, and Sky TV. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, large Rangemaster electric cooker. The house has mullioned windows, pine floors, and flagstones. Price Code F
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Devon 89 Venn Ottery, near Sidmouth
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. This detached barn conversion in a Grade 2 listed building with a secluded garden is accessed via its own driveway. The property is in a very peaceful rural location in the Otter Valley and has views of the surrounding countryside. Venn Ottery is only 4 miles from the elegant Georgian seaside resort of Sidmouth. The nearest pub is 1 mile away. The house has an open plan sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room and kitchen. There is 1 double bedroom with 5' bed and en suite bathroom with roll top bath and WC. The second double bedroom has a 5' bed and en suite shower room and WC. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds with en suite shower room and WC. The house has a woodburning stove in the sitting room and an abundance of original features including beams and vaulted ceilings. There is oil fired central heating, an electric range cooker with a gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and a gas barbeque. A south and west facing sun trap terrace has a lawned area and garden furniture. The house has a private water supply. Off-street parking accommodates 3 cars. Complementary Leisure Club Membership is included for Woodbury Park Golf and Leisure Club which offers both 18 and 9 hole golf courses, a driving range, indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, sauna, gym, squash and tennis courts, a beauty therapist and 2 restaurants. Green fees, court fees and the cost of therapy treatments are not included in the complimentary membership. Please note there is a single 8 inch step between the open plan living area and two of the three bedrooms. Price Code F
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Devon 92 Northlew, Okehampton
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This attractive 17th century Grade II listed semi-detached property is situated on the edge of the unspoiled village of Northlew. This traditional Devon thatched cottage enjoys spectacular views across rolling countryside to the Dartmoor National Park. Famous for its rugged beauty, this is the largest tract of open land in southern England. The North Devon and Cornwall coasts are a 25 minute drive away. This house is well placed for hiking, horse riding, golf, fishing and other activities. The village has a pub, post office/store and church. Exeter, Plymouth and Tavistock are easy drives and the market towns of Hatherleigh and Okehampton are nearby. The area has numerous country pubs, many of which offer good food. The house has a sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, conservatory kitchen, ground floor shower room and WC, and entrance hall. There is one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has an electric shower over bath and bidet. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and microwave and washing machine. An oil Rayburn supplies central heating from October through April. The house has exposed beams on the ground floor and polished wood floors upstairs. A garage accommodates 1 car and additional parking is available in the village square. Price Code D
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Devon 101 South Milton. near Salcombe
5 bedrooms. Sleeps 7. This lovely barn conversion is set in its own large private garden in the idyllic village of South Milton - 4 miles from Salcombe. The secluded garden has a large lawn and terrace complete with a barbecue. The nearest pub and beach is at Thurlestone, 1_ miles away. Nearby are many sandy beaches as well as the South West Coast Path which follows the dramatic coastline. A stairway leads to the front door of the living area on first floor (U. S. second floor). The spacious kitchen/dining area opens onto the terrace. The sitting room is complete with a balcony. A spiral staircase leads down to the master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and WC. This is linked to a single bedroom. A double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shower room are on this level also. The house has oil central heating, a woodburning stove in sitting room and a small open fire in dining area. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and freezer. Price Code E-F
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Devon 108 North Wilborough
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is one of 4 cottages converted from stone barns to the very highest standard and nestled in the peaceful hamlet of North Whilborough. Situated just 4 miles from Torquay but far away from the bustle, North Whilborough is ideal for exploring Dartmoor and the wonderful beaches of the South Hams. The cottages are set within 10 acres of farmland. A large orchard and field are ideal for picnics and for children to play in. The nearest shop is a little over a mile while the nearest pub is half a mile away. Golf and horse riding are 2 miles away. There is an Indoor heated swimming pool (maximum depth 1.5 metres) with male & female changing rooms and showers. The pool can be reserved so that guests have exclusitivity. An indoor play area has toys for toddlers and a pool table and football table for parents. The outside play area has a trampoline, swings and slides. This property has its own enclosed garden and terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Many original features are retained with stone walls, flagstone and pine floors and exposed beams. The house has a sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, and cloakroom with WC. Stairs go to the master bedroom which has a king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower attachment. There is an additional double bedroom with king-size bed, 2 twinbedded bedrooms and a bathroom with shower attachment. The house has gas central heating, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, and microwave. Guests have use of the orchard and field as well as the indoor swimming pool. Parking is available for 3 cars. Price Code F-G
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