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Enjoy the winding Devonshire coast with holiday cottages in South Hams

South Hams is a large area in Devon which is comprised of a number of small villages. Stretching around the coast line from the edges of Plymouth and Brixham up to the border of Dartmoor National Park, it comprises a total area of 342 square miles. With a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times and a strong naval feel, the area is a huge draw for visitors eager to sample the sea air, the many attractions and the walking environment on offer. There is also a large culture scene throughout South Hams and many food and drink festivals take place here throughout the year.

HomeAway has a vast number of holiday cottages in South Hams, which are spread throughout the whole area within easy access of amenities and attractions. Suitable for guest groups of all sizes from couples and small families to far larger groups of ten or more people, there is a wealth of choice on offer. Traditional cottages, seaside homes and rustic barns include inviting bedrooms and spacious open plan kitchens kitted out with dishwashers and laundry facilities. Many cottages have their own private gardens where the wonderful scenery of the Devonshire coast can be appreciated, and some of the more luxurious holiday homes even feature tennis courts and swimming pools. Children and pets are welcomed in certain cottages, whilst parking is available throughout.

South Hams is the ideal destination for people seeking a walking or coastal holiday with a cultural feel, however England has a great deal more to offer visitors. From holiday homes in Bournemouth, the delightful beaches and towns which make up the Dorset coastline can be enjoyed. Meanwhile, for visitors looking for a city break, choosing an apartment in the centre of London provides the ultimate experience of the English capital.

Things to do

Family attractions: Holiday cottages in South Hams are the ideal base for a truly magical break with the family. Numerous attractions are within easy reach of the cottage base, including Becky Falls Woodland Park, Woodlands Theme Park, Pennywell Farm, Crealy Great Adventure Park and Splashdown Quay West, the UK’s largest outdoor water theme park.

Water Sports: The many rivers and lakes which lie in close proximity to South Hams holiday apartments are the perfect location for water based activities, whilst the English Channel is also a ideal environment. Locally based are numerous activity centres which offer water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing trips. Meanwhile, fishing is also popular and items such as rods and bait can be sourced locally.

Walking: The South Hams was made for those who love the great outdoors and within easy reach of holiday apartments in South Hams, there are numerous locations for walking for those of all abilities. The coast, the beach and headland, the many river and canal paths and of course Dartmoor mean that the perfect walk is within close proximity at all times.

Food and Drink: Many of the villages within the South Hams are famed for their local cuisine and have their own delicacies. Fresh fish and locally reared animals are in plentiful supply, whilst the Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy at Totnes is open for visitors throughout the year.

Weather

South Hams enjoys a pleasant dry and sunny climate which stays mild throughout the year. During the winter, temperatures might drop as low as 2⁰C but tend to remain between 4 and 8⁰C. Meanwhile June, July, August and September enjoy temperatures reaching upwards of 19⁰C. Rain can be expected throughout the year but during those summer months it is unlikely that any more than seven days of rain per month would be expected. During the winter, the days of rain can rise to 25 per month.

Travel

The various holiday apartments in South Hams are very accessible by both public and private transport. By car, the easiest way to approach is to follow the M5 until the junction with the A38. From here, simply follow the A38 into Devon and South Hams. Meanwhile, there are regular buses through the area, and train stations at Ivybridge, Totnes and Torre from which there are regular connections to larger stations.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Barn #6511932
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      • Sleeps 7
      Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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        Very Good! 4.0/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #1841596
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #1944803
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Mobile Home #1900482
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1652378
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1983472
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  House #1889160
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                  Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #1887463
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                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8169495
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                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                        Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals House #444353
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                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #733599
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                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              House #8166798
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (50 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #873529
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                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (28 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #1057297
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                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Chateau / Country House #8122906
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                                    Viewed 139 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1070032
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                                      Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6063187
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                                        Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (25 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #8173914
                                          25
                                          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #8155426
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                                            Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (40 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1568411
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                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Barn #1633178
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                                                  Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Apartment #1853007
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #8169175
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                                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                        Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Barn #866497
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                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Barn #8052415
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                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              House #1563009
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                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #6897
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                                                                Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #6541485
                                                                  5
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #6522710
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                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (47 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Mobile Home #6714319
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                                                                        Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6727370
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Very Good! 4.0/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Chalet #8154868
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1944530
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                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #1796023
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8092475
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Good! 3.9/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6797372
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        House #1839961
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cabin #1952869
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                                                                                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #6812263
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                                                                                            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #820088
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                                                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Chalet #8166993
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                                                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #8058676
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                                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8165048
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Apartment #1377957
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at The Coach House for a few days, and we loved it. The property is gorgeous, and perfect for what we wanted. There were four adults in our party, and plenty of space for us all. The area was wonderful. A very steep dirt track to get to the property, but don't be put off-it's worth the drive down! Thank you for the perfect place for our mini break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Quiet, relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lakeside was a good size and had everything we needed for our stay, including an OS map of the area. It was lovely to arrive to complimentary scones, clotted cream, jam and wine, too! The location is easy to find - near enough to civilisation that a pub, Spar, petrol station and an honesty stand of local produce was easily within walking distance, but far enough away to feel we were nestled in the countryside. As we visited in January, we were lucky to have the site (almost) to ourselves, so the swimming pool etc was even more of a luxury. And there were no kids to turf us off the table football! The house has a plentiful supply of heaters and is very cosy. Lakeside overlooks a lawn and small woodland fishing lake. There's a boardwalk through the brook and marshy bits, but definitely take wellies or waterproofed walking boots if you want to explore that area. Some excellent bird-action for ornithologists too, although I'm not sure the fisherman would approve of the heron we spotted on day one! Disappointed we didn't see the horseshoe bats but we were out of season. If you go in the winter months, we suggest a torch as although the site has good lighting, there are inevitably some dark bits. This is a good location, within easy driving distance of Bigbury Bay, Slapton Sands, Hope Bay, Salcombe and Dartmoor. The agent was easily contactable and helpful when we needed a light fixed too. All in all a very nice Wintry stay. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely place, had everything we needed and very relaxing.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect for two young families to stay over the New Year period, all child friendly including stairs gates and excellent layout on the ground floor as all open plan. Highly recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016