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Luxury holiday apartment 2 heated pools tennis court lake victorian gardens

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5 + cot 2 large bedrooms stunning views to lake and 28 acea of gardens

The Lawns, No. 5 Colmer House

Located deep in the heart of the South Hams, you will find The Lawns, No.5 Colmer House. An English Tourist Board 5-star rated luxury holiday apartment, and part of the Colmer Estate, it is set in 28 acres of private grounds, with an extensive range of year round indoor and outdoor leisure facilities.

Colmer House is an 18th Century Georgian building, sympathetically renovated and restored to its former glory in the mid-1990s and converted into a number of privately owned luxury apartments. The Lawns has very recently been refurbished to the highest standards offering comfort and practicality.

The Lawns is the centre right apartment at the front of the Manor House, with a south facing aspect and wonderful views from its windows across the grounds to the lake. The lounge doors lead directly to a large paved patio, surrounded by a balustrade wall which looks out over the immaculate lawns. The patio is private, sheltered and is furnished with a table, chairs and gas barbecue.

A private entrance leads directly to a spacious open-plan lounge and dining area with fitted kitchen. Tastefully decorated, the lounge features a cream 3 piece leather suite, brown leather dining chairs and table, TV, video and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/tumble-drier.

Stairs lead to a large open landing, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Brightly furnished throughout , the master bedroom has a large double bed, generous wardrobes and a comfortable arm-chair to relax in. The large second bedroom has 2 single beds and the bathroom features a bath, power-shower, toilet and hand basin, all equipped to a very high standard.

The apartment has wireless broadband internet for those of you that bring your laptops with you.

We regret, The Lawns is a non-smoking property and no pets are permitted.

The Colmer Estate

The excellent facilities of the Colmer estate are all free of charge and exclusively for the use of the Colmer Guests. These include swimming pools, a tennis court, fishing lake, fitness suite, croquet lawn and boules.

The outdoor kidney-shaped swimming pool is heated from the May Spring Bank Holiday through the summer months, and the Indoor pool is heated all the year round. The fitness suite is equipped with rowing, walking and cycling machines, a sit up frame and a bench press with weights.

28 acres of private grounds include a mixture of grass lawns, woodland, wild flower meadows, a walled garden equipped with children’s play equipment and boules pitch. Coarse fishing is available on the private lake, which is stocked with large Carp and Golden Rudd. You can always find plenty of walks to try, or a secluded spot where you can picnic, quietly read or just doze. The estate is home to a variety of wildlife - badgers, foxes, rabbits, deer, and game birds such as woodcocks and pheasants. And of course the moorhens and resident mallards on the lake!

Discounted temporary membership is available at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and County Club on Green Fees and all their leisure facilities. Other courses in the area include Bigbury - Thurstone and Wrangton. Horse riding is also available nearby.

It is superbly positioned for ease of access to Kingsbridge, Salcombe,Dartmouth,Totnes and Plymouth, and is surrounded by picturesque villages and unspoilt country side. Dartmoor and Torbay are also within easy reach. The nearest beaches are at Bigbury, Bantham, Thurlestone and Hope Cove. The coast is perfect for sailing, windsurfing, body boarding and other water sports, while also providing safe sandy beaches for families

More Details

Owner
Mrs Lorraine Stubberfield
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know once again we have had a wonderful New Year but this year staying in The Lawns it was perfect this must be our 10 visit but our first to The Lawns. We had wonderful weather cold of course but dry managed to get out and about to the beaches well wrapped up but so good to get out and about we never tire of coming to either Gamekeepers hide or The Lawns is just what you need after a busy Christmas a little time for us to spend time with our children.

Both Toby and Melanie as usual live in the indoor pool as its always set at a high temp also managed as the weather was dry to makes use of the new family size table tennis table and tennis courts.

Went to the California Cross for New Years Day as they have a special day for customers on New Years Day we went to Kingsbridge our favourite sea side town for fireworks on New Years Eve the kids love the late night again it was dry and such a wonderful magical night.

We are back again staying in Gamekeepers hide for SBH week and hope to be able to catch up and see you again. Thank you again Lorraine see you in 2017 nothing would or could have improved our stay
Dec 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Ivybridge around the North Huish

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With flat screen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Travel cot available and high chaire available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury holiday apartment 2 heated pools tennis court lake victorian gardens
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5

Relaxing holiday in beauiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the Lawns with our two teenage boys. The apartment was clean, modern and very comfortable. It has a great patio and BBQ area where we could sit and relax. The indoor and outdoor pools are great and we used them every day. The large grounds are well kept, peaceful and impressive. The Colmer Estate is centrally located and ideal for visiting all parts of the beautiful South Hams. We would highly recommend the Lawns and would definitely will be coming back!

Thanks for a lovely holiday

Kerry Trigg and family

Leicestershire

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerry Steve and boys, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and special family time in The Lawns it is a good size property with good size bedrooms that always a bonus for teenagers. The estate is such a special little gem and the location is as you say beautiful. This makes it all worth it when families do share with us their memories of their holiday we do look forward to seeing you all again it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying with us we would welcome you all back in the near future. With kind regards Lorraine and Barry
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Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love the tranquillity of this place , the accommodation is fantastic its like being from home to home with all the amenities that you need , the location is perfect with a short 20 min drive you can be in Kingsbridge , Dartmouth ,Salcombe ,or Bigbury- on-sea , we have now stayed here four times and will defiantly be coming back again, we highly recommend you stay at the lawns Colmer estate , fantastic holiday .

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie and Paul, You must know the estate and the South Hams so well by now think you first stayed with us around 10 yrs ago with your two children who are now all grown up so now you are able visit us any time through the year. I have seen some of your holiday pictures on Facebook they are lovely and also looks like you had some lovely sunny days The Lawns is so relaxing many of our guest's do feel so comfortable and do say it is home from home with wonderful views from the The Lawns looking over the stunning grounds. It would be a pleasure to see you again and thank you so much both of you for your kind comments we look forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Kind regards Barry and Lorrine
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Lovely, clean and spacious apartment in glorious setting with brilliant amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this apartment for one week 18-25 August 2018. The apartment was clean, spacious and had all the mod cons (plus good Wi-Fi!). On arrival, there was even a Devon cream tea awaiting us, which was lovely. The gardens, lake and surroundings were beautiful, and it was an ideal place where you could choose to make acquaintances with the other holiday-makers on the Colmer Estate, or keep yourselves to yourselves! We made full use of the tennis court (which was always available when we popped down there). The best part for our family - myself and 3 children (ages 10, 13 and 15) were the swimming pools - they were glorious! We definitely made full use of both of these warm, large, inviting pools. One of my daughters really suffers in the cold, but when I spoke to the lady maintaining the pools during our stay, she informed me that she kept the pools to 27 degrees and 31 degrees respectively - couldn't get my daughter out of the pool, even at night!! The estate was within 20 minutes drive of some really lovely beaches (some touristy, some really quiet even in August!), plus walkable to the local petrol station to stock up on groceries. There were lots of lovely little walks just in the grounds around the lake, with lots of wildlife-spotting on offer.

All in all, this was a perfect holiday that we will definitely be booking again - a hidden gem in a beautiful part of Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXCELLENT & Well looked accommodation. 5*

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to arrive to such a clean fresh looking accommodation after such a long journey. The Lawns was everything we had hoped for and more and is clearly well maintained and looked after. The location of The Lawns was perfect for us as a family, relaxing on the patio whiles our children played on the lawn (within our view) couldn't of been any more perfect. We will absolutely definitely be back and highly recommend to everyone. It was the best holiday and our first in this country for a number of years! THANK YOU

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing and quality family time in beautiful country surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Visited 21-28th July. The Lawns is a beautiful and well equipped family holiday home. Personal touches provided by the owners were lovely and appreciated by our family. The private terrace is a real sun trap and having use of the loungers and outdoor dining table was a great added extra.

The grounds of the Colmer Estate are beautiful and well established. Our family really enjoyed using both the outdoor and indoor heated pools throughout the day.

We also used the table tennis table by the poolside, the tennis courts and the fishing lake.

There is a fish and chip van that visits the campsite just outside the Colmer Estate entrance every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Well worth using.

We visited Salcombe which was rather quaint, Kingsbridge where we had a drink at the Crabmill Inn overlooking the estuary and Bigbury-on-Sea where we walked over to Burgh Island.

We would love to visit again in the future and it was a pleasure to communicate with Lorraine the owner who made every effort to ensure our family would be comfortable and enjoy our stay.

Thank you again to Lorraine and Barry for all of your help and communication.

Angela and family

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Angela and family, thank you so much for taking the time to send a review it does help over the months we did get to know each other and just so happy that the apartment and estate were just what you were wishing for. The wonderful weather was a bonus and for your girls to spend so much time in the pools indoor and outdoor sounded such fun whilst making new friends this sounded like you had a wonderful quality time holiday. It would be a pleasure to see you and your family again. kindest regards Lorraine and Barry Stubberfield
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a very nice location . Ideal place for national trust members. Indoor pool , tennis , table tennis , books , dvds, games will keep you busy in the evening. Clean and bright property , all household items are provided . Owners communication were exceptional and went extra mile to accommodate you. Shop , petrol station and great pub just walking distance which is a big plus .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nataliya its always so refreshing to know that our guest's have enjoyed their stay in The Lawns and the stunning South Hams and what wonderful weather too had always a bonus it is such a beautiful part of the country and the estate is as you say just beautiful quiet and peaceful. We work hard to make sure all our guest's enjoy their quality time away and the apartment The Lawns is a hidden gem for all times of the year. Thank you and hope to see you again in the future. Regards and thanks Lorraine and Barry
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Location

Our favourites places

We thought we should list a few of our favourites places, just give you an idea where to start. There is so much to do, sometimes you're just spoilt for choice. But we think you can't go wrong with these ideas.

The beach at Bigbury

Check tides in the local directory and plan your outing to fit in with high/low tides. When the tide is high there is still a lot of sand, but as it ebbs there are many exciting rockpools and vast expanses of superb sand. You also get to come back from Burgh Island on the sea tractor!

The beach at Mill Bay

Opposite Salcombe, via East Portlemouth. There is a National Trust carpark, a good beach shop, and for the energetic a 30 minute walk across the fields takes you to the Gara Rock Hotel, where the views are stunning and the refreshments well worthwhile. Clowns entertain on Sunday afternoons and if you walk back via the coast (45 minutes) you won’t be disappointed. Alternatively have lunch at the Millbrook Inn South Pool then catch the little ferry over to Salcombe for a browse. Don’t miss the local pubs, chocolate factory and museum beneath the Tourist Information Centre in Salcombe.

The beach at South Sands

Next to Salcombe. Park at the hotel or at the National Trust carpark at Sharpitor Gardens where there is a superb picnic spot with a fantastic view, gardens reminiscent of the Mediterranean, and an interesting museum where children will spend some time doing the quiz and looking for Fred the friendly ghost in the children’s area through the secret door. You could hire canoes etc at south Sands or catch the ferry boat to Salcombe, walking back along the coast lane – once again stunning views.

The Round Robin trip

By boat, ferry, steam train and open-top double decker bus. You can pick this up at Totnes or Dartmouth – we find Totnew more convenient. You can take all day over this, stopping off en route, or nip around in about two hours. There is also a steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes with a vintage bus connection.

Morwhellham Quay

Combined with Buckfast Abbey (of Francis Drake fame) or Cotehele, a National Trust property suitable for dreaming swashbuckling youngsters.

The Aquarium in Plymouth

Not to be missed – ideal for a rainy day – very new and allegedly the best in the country. Close to the Mayflower Experience in the picturesque Barbican.

Dartmouth Castle

For young buccaneers. You can park up there or if you are more energetic you could park the car in the National Trust carpark at Stoke, walk along the coastal path or track (shorter/easier at 25 minutes), visit the castle then take the ferry into Dartmouth.

The Visitor’s Centre at Princetown

Followed by a trip over Dartmoor (beautiful place) and antique shopping in Ashburton or white water rafting and other adventures at the Dart Country Park.

Mackerel fishing

From Dartmouth, Plymouth or Salcombe - that’s if you like cooking mackerel, as they are inclined to catch rather a lot!

Woodlands Theme Park and Pennywell

are perfect whole days out for children, but personally we would do our very best to avoid Trago Mills (with or without children) unless you have greater stamina than us and are all shopaholics who like ferreting for a good bargain, even when on holiday!!

Just a few more...

We love to visit Coleton Fishacre (NT), the Dartington Arts Centre, the Reel Cinema in Kingsbridge, the Eden Project together with Lanhydrock (about one hour drive, but leave early to there by 10 am, otherwise arrive at 2pm) – and of course all the fantastic coastline walks.

Finally, pamper your tastebuds

You should not be disappointed if you eat at the Ship at Ugborough, the New Inn at Moreleigh, the old Church House at Harbertonfor, the Tower Inn at Slapton, the Port Light twixt Soar Mill and Hope Coves, Pig Finca in Kingsbridge, the Ship and Dolphin at Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo – and last but by far the least, the Oyster Shack at Easton, on the way to Bigbury – or you could just eat in as Jasmine Chinese Restaurant in Kingsbridge offer a free delivery service too, which can save the day if all else fails. But no doubt you will find favourites of your own – the opportunities appear to be endless. Alternatively you could just go fishing, put your feet up, play the odd game of tennis, take a dip in the pool, read a good book, listen to the birds or some light music and relax in the garden.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Ivybridge,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£690
 
 
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£575
for 5 nights
From
£115
£650
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
WINTER
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£448
for 4 nights
From
£112
£650
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£632
for 4 nights
From
£158
£990
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£368
for 4 nights
From
£92
£560
 
 
Feb Half Term
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
£560
for 5 nights
From
£112
£620
 
 
Winter
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£368
for 4 nights
From
£92
£560
 
 
Easter
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£860
for 7 nights
£860
 
 
Early Spring
27 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£595
for 5 nights
From
£119
£690
 
 
May Bank Holiday
4 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£605
for 5 nights
From
£121
£720
 
 
Early Spring
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£660
for 5 nights
From
£132
£790
 
 
Spring
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 7 nights
£1,190
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£690
for 5 nights
From
£138
£860
 
 
Early Summer
8 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£690
for 5 nights
From
£138
£860
 
 
Early Summer
15 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£880
for 7 nights
£880
 
 
Early Summer
22 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Early Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Summer holidays
13 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer holidays
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 7 nights
£1,470
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£650
for 5 nights
From
£130
£780
 
 
Autumn
14 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£118
£680
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£620
 
 
Autumn Half Term
19 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Winter
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£590
 
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£632
for 4 nights
From
£158
£990
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

-Prices Include: Electricity, Heating, Bedding, Towels cleaning products welcome pack full use of unlimited broadband and our superb facilities and V.A.T

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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