Imaginative conversion, 3 Bedrooms+Cot, 2 Bathrooms, Enclosed Gdn, CH, Log Fire
Gavan and Anne Sellers
- english, french, german
About Gavan and Anne Sellers
As a child we came on holiday to this part of Devon and I have been in love with it ever since. Then, as now, it was the wildness and romance of the coast and Dartmoor, the beaches, the rivers and the tors. As an adult, you also fall for the fresh food in the pubs and excellent restaurants, the beautiful landscape and historic towns, and the variety of the cultural scene …. and, as a parent, the endless possibilities for entertaining and stretching the children from simple pleasures on the beach, paddling in streams or crabbing in Dittisham, to big days out. Work is elsewhere now, but we still come here for our family holidays.
Gavan and Anne Sellers purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Gavan and Anne Sellers chose Totnes
This was the first house I looked at when I moved to Devon to work. I then spent six weeks looking all over the area for a better one. In terms of character it was the most appealing, with the wonderful feel of the living space, courtyard and garden. In terms of location it is ideal, just outside the most interesting town in the area, Totnes, only a few minutes from the A38 for Plymouth, Exeter and beyond, close to a village with a great pub, and central for both the coast and Dartmoor, plus a main-line station. It stood head and shoulders above all the others I’d seen …. so I bought it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fabulous location for a holiday full of variety, and a haven of peace to retreat to when you are done for the day. Oh, and don’t forget the starry skies.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stylish, comfortable house in a magical setting
Beautiful and stylish converted coach house in a magical setting. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable - such comfortable beds! Never got tired of the approach to the house with the view down the valley on one side, sheep in the field on the other and the turrets of the big house just visible through the trees. Peaceful semi-rural setting - lovely to come back to at the end of the day. The big house is next door and divided into separate flats but we barely saw or heard any of the residents while we were there. 10 minutes walk into the village which has a 13th century pub with good food - very friendly owner and staff. 10 minutes drive into Totnes - full of little independent shops and cafes (highly recommend Woods Bistro for breakfast and lunch). The market on Friday is well worth a visit. Half an hour drive from Dartmoor and 25 mins from Blackpool Sands (pristine beach, well worth the fee for parking). Gavan was super friendly and helpful throughout the booking process. We were very sorry to have to leave!
Very pleased that you enjoyed it so much - do come again.
Lovely cosy and peaceful cottage in South Devon
Very well appointed and comfortable cottage on a manorial estate near Totnes. Surrounded by quiet - albeit hilly - roads and footpaths for cycling and walking. In easy range of Dartmoor and the south coast. Totnes itself is just about in walking distance on a steep track and is a friendly small town with a good range of restaurants & shops. Enjoyed the veggie cafe and the brewpub, both on the High Street.
Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and what the surrounding area has to offer. Gavan
Lovely property in a secluded spot not far from Totnes.
Loved the open plan aspect to this house and which gives you lots of options in the way you can use it, dining in the large room, kitchen or outside and you can open out into the courtyard and enjoy the the country air and evening warmth with a G&T. The sleeping arrangements worked well for us with almost a separate annex bedroom and ensuite downstairs was ideal for my daughter and her partner and little girl. We explored South Devon but it was essential to have a car though ,the narrow lanes are a challenge as it is easy to lose your bearings. We had a problem with the fridge but Gavan tried his best to sort out the problem but that was the only blip on a lovely holiday.
Quiet country life
Wonderful three bedroom property away from all noise with nearby neighbours approximately five minutes drive from Totnes Devon.
Comfortable three toilet .two bathroomed property with good wifi connection.
The kitchen is well proportioned and has excellent facilities and is comfortable and welcoming.
Ideal for elderly people with mobility problems having its main bedroom on the bottom floor.
Relaxation in rural Devon!
Stayed between 13th - 20th May 2017, 5 adults and a 3 month old baby.
A lovely rural retreat, very convenient for Totnes and for exploring Devon and Dartmoor.
Large comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bedrooms.
Light and airy family bathroom, downstairs en-suite could do with a refurbish.
Quiet, private location, part of a Victorian house/estate.
Access 'interesting' as via typical Devon roads, but little traffic so not too much of a problem.
Local pub, Chuch House Inn, in Harberton very welcoming with good food and service.
We all loved our week here!
Nice rural setting
Part of a tiny settlement at Tristford House. Unique interior. 5min drive to Totnes. 20min drive to Paignton/Torquay
Easy access to miles of South Devon coast and beaches from Torbay to the east to Noss Mayo in the West – all within 20 to 45 minutes drive. And, for a change, there are the rivers either in the South Hams or up on Dartmoor for a picnic and a swim (season permitting!) in a river pool.
Use of a car highly recommended.
Motorway: A38 (M5 extension), Marley Head (<10 mins) or Dart Bridge junctions
Train Station: Totnes (2 miles/3km)
Airports: Exeter (35 mins), Bristol (1hr 45 mins), London Heathrow (3 hrs)
Church House Inn, Harberton - 10 mins walk
Totnes - 10 minutes drive
Dartington - 10 minutes drive
Dartmouth - 25 minutes drive
Great butchers, delis and cheese shop (as well as supermarket) in Totnes
Pannier Markets - Friday & Saturday
Elizabethan Charity and Craft market - Tuesday mornings in summer
Things to do:
Riding/Pony Trekking … Golf … Angling … Canadian Canoe Trips … Sailing … all nearby
Relaxing in the garden, on the beach or in front of a log fire doing nothing.
Wandering down to the local pub which dates from medieval times.
Walking - locally, along the Dart, on Dartmoor, along the coastal footpath.
Totnes - Elizabethan houses, Norman castle, cream teas, second hand bookshops, cheese shop, museums, etc
Dartington - Dartington Hall gardens, High Cross House, Cider Press Centre (craft shops ++)
Cruises on Dart estuary from Totnes/Dartmouth - combine with:-
Steam Railways:- Paignton & Dartmouth Railway - Paignton/Kingswear
South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh/Totnes
Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh
Woodlands Leisure Park,- (for exhausting children), near Dartmouth
Pennywell Farm,- animals and family entertainment, Buckfastleigh
National Trust and English Heritage - country houses and castles