|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
The Chestnuts is a lovely three bedroom, totally ground floor, barn conversion situated in the lovely village of Galmpton mid way between the South Devon coastal resorts of Paignton and Brixham. Galmpton has its own local shop for day to day needs and a respected local inn offering excellent food and refreshments. Also situated very close by is the River Dart which has a number of fantastic walks available as well as the world famous Greenway House, the family home of Agatha Christie now run by the National Trust. The cottage itself occupies a very large corner plot within a select residential development of similar conversions on the edge of the village. The Chesnuts' own private mature rear gardens are a delight and provide a very large space for guests to relax, dine al fresco or while away the hours in a lovely rural setting. The accommodation is very spacious and modern and is ideal for a family or couples travelling together looking for a holiday base conveniently located to explore all the attractions that South Devon has to offer. The owner is also happy to accept the four legged members of the family and the immediate area lends itself for great dog walking adventures. We are certain that The Chesnuts has become a popular destination for our clients.
Ground Floor entrance into Hall,
Lounge: Large flat screen TV with freeview & DVD. Free Wi~Fi also available.
Doors to communal front courtyard and also rear doors to the conservatory.
Conservatory: Dining table & chairs, door to rear gardens.
Kitchen: Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. door to conservatory.
Cloakroom: WC & basin.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize Bed, en-suite shower & WC.
Bedroom 2: Super Kingsize Ziplink Bed or 2 singles, select singles when booking if required.
Bedroom 3: 3ft Bunk Beds
Bathroom: Bath with shower over & WC.
Outside: Very large rear gardens with furnished patio
Private off road parking for 2 cars only. (Campers/Caravans/Boats and Cars over 8 Seats not permitted)
The cottage was very clean comfortable and well equipped although we couldn't find a teapot.
We did find it difficult walking through the garden to get into the cottage as we had an elderly gentleman with severe mobility difficulties. Having said that it certainly didn't spoil our stay in any way.
Stayed 4 nights. Accommodation clean, comfortable and well equiped. Would stay again. Great location and fenced garden which was great for our dog.
The accommodation was good, the kitchen was well equipped and we had everything we needed. The garden was enclosed and a really good size for our dog to explore. Only thing was when we let him out to do his business at night it was difficult to see due to poor lighting but I'm sure this could be solved.
The dining table is located in the conservatory which is lovely but we had to move it into the lounge due to the room being very cold, but it was early October when we went, in the summer months it would be ideal.
The red sofa in the lounge wasn't very comfortable but the brown one was, I think this should be replaced as it's seen better days.
The rooms are a good size and we had a lovely stay, not really complaining but just suggesting a few things to make other people's stay more enjoyable. I would recommend this accommodation, it was so peaceful and quiet we hardly saw anyone.
Our 3 generation family of 6 had a comfortable week at The Chestnuts. It's a spacious bungalow with thee bathrooms, so there was never any congestion in the morning. The kitchen is well equipped and the lovely sunny garden is enclosed to keep young children safe. It's so peaceful and situated in a lovely village with a pub and a local shop, a few miles from Broadsands beach. In fact if you are happy to drive 10 mins then it's close to everywhere. It's also a short walk to the Agatha Christie house and close to the steam train railway so you get to hear the toot toot of the steam train during the day (pleasant not annoying).
The house definitely smells heavily of dog (maybe previous occupants had one) which isn't an issue for everyone, halfway through the week I either stopped noticing it or the smell went!
If you have young children it may be useful to take a blackout blind for their sunny bedroom, if it helps to keep them asleep! You may want to take plastic plates/cups etc. for your young children as the house only has really nice crockery!
We all agreed that we'd happily stay at The Chestnuts again as it's a lovely house in a great location.
The cottage is well positioned, with all facilities as described. The garden is particularly good being extremely dog friendly. In general the location is very quiet especially in the evenings although there was some noise from the local small businesses during the day. As we had good weather we spent a lot of time outside, enjoying the garden, bat watching and listening to the owls as night fell. One omission for us was a barbecue which would have made eating outside easier.
Inside the cottage is comfortable, the only negative point was that some areas were not as clean as others, the conservatory in particular could do with a thorough clean.
We would consider this cottage again if we are in the area. There is plenty to do locally, lots of nice walks and the local pub is worth a visit especiallyon steak night.
Our stay at Chestnuts was superb. From the time we arrived in the village until the time we left it was great. We arrived early and stopped at the local, The Manor Inn. The service was great, locals very friendly and later in the week we found out how good the food was, quiz night is a giggle with the locals, oh and the steak night is excellent value at £25 for two meals including a bottle of wine.
We left the pub and then followed the instruction to the cottage, excellent instructions. As soon as we parked up and went through the back gate it felt like home. We found the key safe (this I feel could be better located. Very low down and in the dark was a nightmare. Inside was lovely and clean and everything was as described in the brochure, superb size double beds. Three toilets all very clean. Kitchen had every thing you could need for the holiday. Nice comfy living room with freeview TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi was perfect. The conservatory was a lovely area to just sit and chill after a day out and was very warm in the mornings. We chose to sleep in the bedroom with the en suit and I had some of the best sleeps I have had for a long time.
The outside space was lovely and not really got much to complain about but if I was to be picky I would have liked the grass to have been cut before we arrived not during our stay. Another small point lighting by the back gate never worked. How ever these minor faults were made up by the wild life in the back garden. We could sit out the back by the patio table having a morning coffee and the biggest pigeons you could wish to see would come and sit right beside you. We had two resident Moorhens in the back garden, a huge cock pheasant and the normal day to day birds we all see, it was lovely. My dog just wondered about and the pigeons did the same no fear from the birds. Garden is 100% safe for children and dogs. Three dogs beds are available for pets to use, various sizes.
The accommodation is ideally situated as it is just a 8 minute drive from Brixham Town centre, 4 minutes walk from the village shop, 6 minutes from the local pub and 15 minutes from local supermarkets.
Did we have a good holiday? you bet we did will we go back? silly question. You can count on it.
Great service all round Many thanks Brinley and Christine Meredith South Wales
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