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Milk Churn Cottage, Perfect Retreat, Near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 Listed.

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. Manor Farm and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the last 2 years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of building. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable. The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around. Free WIFI.
The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.
Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.
The property is midway between Plymouth and Exeter.
There are a number of National Trust properties within the area.
Exeter is a beautiful University Town, with Museums, Restaurants, and interesting shops.
Milk Churn Cottage is a Grade 2 listed restored barn with beautiful scissor open beams.It has luxurious new furnishings to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Superb open plan Lounge/Diner Kitchen upstairs with vast beams.Very comfortable yet stylish furniture, and good selection of cooking pots, pans and utensils
Attention to detail in the two bedrooms with stylish yet pretty bedlinen, again with beams, and a fully fitted bathroom with lovely new rain shower and bath,
Plenty of hot water, and luxurious towels, so that you can totally relax.
Outside is a sun trap with old stone walls, table and chairs and umbrella for eating out, or loungers and cushions to relax.
Fantastic in the evening for looking at the stars.


Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!
South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.
BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.
TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.
DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.

Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.
If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Barn
  • 68 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            Bunk Bed...moreless

          • We have a good sized Double bedroom, with Chest of drawers, large mirror, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps. Lovely Terence Conran bedding and towels. The 2nd bedroom has good sized single bunk beds, plus wardrobe, bedside table and lamps,again, lovely bedding and towels. There is also room for a cot in either of the bedrooms. We have a travel cot which can be made available. Both bedrooms are on the ground floor....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Fully fitted bathroom with lots of hot water, lovely and warm. Plus Rainforest shower and shower screen in the bath. Towels, soap,toilet paper supplied. We have a separate baby bath if required....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This is a delightful property, although called cottage is really a spacious barn, which is perfect for a couple or a family up to 4 people, maybe 5 with a toddler or baby. We have a high chair, travel cot, or blow up mattress, stair gate if required. It has its own entrance and gate, sitting area outside with table and chairs, and 2 loungers. Secure parking and lots of space outside. Superb country position, yet easily accessible to all other areas,...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Speaker Dock for IPod, IPhone....moreless

              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Games:

                Nintendo Wii plus games...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Luxury

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 5 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Security System
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Fully Fitted...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Table and chairs outside for eating, plus loungers and umbrella for relaxing...moreless

              • Gated Community
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Terrace

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Half Term 2014
                      Oct 25 - Nov 7, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £600
                      Winter 2014
                      Nov 8 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £120
                      £500
                      Xmas/New Year
                      Dec 21 - Jan 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £600
                      Spring 2015
                      Jan 9 - Mar 27, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £120 £100
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £500
                      Easter 2015
                      Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £650
                      Pre Summer 2015
                      Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £120
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £575
                      May Half term
                      May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £625
                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 6 - Jul 17, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £125
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £585
                      School Holidays
                      Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £650
                      September 2015
                      Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £120
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £575

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Free Wifi included

                      All heating, hot water & electricity included

                      All towels and bedding supplied

                      A security deposit of £100 is required

                      Payment Methods Accepted

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                      Visa Credit

                      Visa Debit

                      MasterCard Credit

                      MasterCard Debit

                      JCB

                      Visa Electron

                      Maestro

                      Ame

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                      Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                      Location

                      23 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Exeter Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Ashburton/Buckfast
                      22 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Plymouth
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Stover Golf Course
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Totnes
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      M5 J13
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ashburton
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Plymouth
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Broadsands,Preston Beach,Blackpool Sands,

                      Car: Recommended

                      The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.

                      Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

                      Pridhamsleigh Manor Barns (1860's) are a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.

                      There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.

                      PLEASE NOTE: The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation,google earth does not show this.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Graham and I loved this area of Devon and had a holiday apartment in Bigbury, we had renovated 3 or 4 other properties, so when the Manor House and barns came up for Auction we couldn't resist it. It really is a beautiful area. It has been hard work, but very rewarding and it is great seeing guests faces when they arrive as it has a real WOW factor. Graham's background is TV and film. He worked for the BBC as a Director of Photography and Cameraman on Films and TV for over 25 years. My background was Fashion Buying for 20 years, with a switch over to Interiors Buying and Desisn.

                      Why the Owner Chose Totnes:
                      The brilliant things about this property are the fact that you are tucked away in a small quiet lane yet close enough to the A38 to be able to jump on it and travel around easily (avoiding the narrow country lanes). Plus you are in the middle of countryside and beside Dartmoor, but also very close to the Coast and some beautiful harbours. The history of the building is amazing. Beams galore!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
                      The great thing is we have plenty of space, and so my daughter, and grandchildren can stay whenever they like. My grandson loves it so much he has visited on every school holiday so far. My grand daughter stayed 4 times during the last Summer holidays. They love all the coastal areas, and wild horses.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Milk Churn Cottage

                        Milk Churn Cottage

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Bathroom

                        Bathroom

                      • Bigbury On Sea

                        Bigbury On Sea

                      • Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm House

                        Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm House

                      • Sea Tractor Bigbury On Sea

                        Sea Tractor Bigbury On Sea

                      • Milk Churn Cottage

                        Milk Churn Cottage

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Courtyard Outside Seating

                        Courtyard Outside Seating

                      • Rainforest Shower

                        Rainforest Shower

                      • Pridhamsleigh Courtyard

                        Pridhamsleigh Courtyard

                      • Explore Dartmoor

                        Explore Dartmoor

                      • Bedroom Window

                        Bedroom Window

                      • Lyme Regis

                        Lyme Regis

                      • Bigbury Surfing

                        Bigbury Surfing

                      £53 - £125 per night (GBP)
                      8

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/22/2014
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