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Luxury holiday apartment 2 heated pools,tennis court,lake,victorian gardens

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5 + cot, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 28 acres of grounds,log cabin playhouse,

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:
7 February, 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 in Ivybridge in 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

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average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
5

Very nice accommodation in great location. Excellent facilities for all ages; indoor pool major plus

  • 5 of 5

Delightful accommodation and very clean. Good quality furnishings and good facilities, wi-fi etc. Personal touch of ‘Devon Tea’ awaiting our arrival was very welcoming. Fabulous location - excellent for walks in the grounds, local fishing, short journey to the beach and much more. Major plus of having indoor heated pool. Ideal stay for all age groups. The owners are very accommodating and aim to please. Would thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here. The property is very well furnished and the décor is lovely. I would thoroughly recommend it. The facilities on sire were perfect for our family. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Heather for your kind comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your winter break with us and enjoyed the quality time you wished with your family. It would be a pleasure to see you again in the spring Regards Barry and lorraine
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Tranquil, idilic and the most beautiful spot! We absolutely love coming here and will keep coming.

  • 5 of 5

The Lawns was immensely clean and warm. The owners had kindly left the Christmas decorations up for us which were tasteful and fitting with the apartment and its beautiful setting. The apartment was lovely and warm as soon as we arrived with gave a welcomed welcome after a wet and very cold journey.

It's not our first time and we find something else we love about the apartment and location every time we come. The owners clearly take pride in their accommodation. Always highly recommended and look forward to next time!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to seeing you again for your summer holiday this year and so glad we managed to accommodate you for late July. Your older boys will be so pleased that we have now had the tennis courts surface re-laid. (this will test their skills as the ball will be running much faster) Kind Regards Lorraine and Barry
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The Lawns is a beautiful, cosy cottage which feels home for home and has excellent amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate with all the facilities you need and it felt comfortable and homely. If the weather is bad it's easy to spend time at home and on the estate with plenty to do. The grounds are beautiful, quiet and peaceful. The indoor pool was a good size and well heated. The local spar shop was really well stocked and even sell "Cook" food which is a bonus. The location was very central to lots of beaches and towns and museums. Despite the poor weather it was a really enjoyable holiday. The owners took a great deal of care in ensuring we had everything we needed and giving us information about where to go etc. They even provided clotted cream and scones on arrival which was a lovely touch. I'd go back anytime and recommend this cottage to people with our without children.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Louise for your review this should be useful to other families/guest's looking for a nice location and property for their holiday or short break away. Their is nothing betting than family quality time hopefully next time your older Son will join you. Also I will arrange for you to have better weather (i you i could) our re-furb starts next week now should only take a couple of weeks new cylinder went in yesterday. You only stayed with us for a short time but hope you will stay longer next time the estate and The Lawns and the south hams is just so beautiful and has so much to over a short break is just not long enough but long enough for you to know that you would love to return to us. I will post onto the new images of our re-furb once they are finished. With kind regards Lorraine and Barry thank you so much for taking care of our home during your stay
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights with our 3 year old and 2 month old. Lorraine was really helpful with directions and information about the property.

The place itself was lovely. Loads for my 3 year old to do outside with the grounds and the play area, and on the one rainy afternoon we had we loved the indoor pool.

We visited the butterfly house, otter sanctuary and Pennywell farm which were all great and within a short drive so perfect with toddlers.

We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi polly, thank you so much for finding the time to let us know how you enjoyed your holiday it is so much appreciated we do out upmost to make sure all guest's enjoy their quality time on holiday with their family. This was such a short notice booking so pleased it all went well and will welcome you and your little ones back to stay with us again in the near future. Regards and many thanks for leaving the apartment in such a respectful way appreciated so much thank you. Lorraine and Barry Stubberfield
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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 in Ivybridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£460
for 4 nights
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£115
£620
 
 
Late Winter
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£590
 
 
Easter Holidays
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£660
for 5 nights
From
£132
£789
 
 
Early Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
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£110
£650
 
 
May Bank Holiday
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£680
 
 
Late Spring
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£512
for 4 nights
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£128
£770
 
 
May SBH
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£675
for 5 nights
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£135
£840
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£760
for 5 nights
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£152
£990
 
 
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£960
for 5 nights
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£192
£1,280
 
 
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£760
for 5 nights
From
£152
£995
 
 
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£640
for 5 nights
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£128
£795
 
 
Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£560
for 5 nights
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£112
£680
 
 
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
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£110
£650
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£645
for 5 nights
From
£129
£799
 
 
WINTER
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£595
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£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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