Private Castle, East Devon, UK, Outstanding Rural Location, Pool, Jurassic Coast
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About Georgina Hughes
We're Mark & Georgina, owners of our home, Rower Fort. Guests have been coming to stay at Rower Fort for family holidays, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries for 15 years. We love meeting them and seeing our home being used to create special memories. We usually stay on site in our own barn so that we can be available to help anytime. We renovated this house, built a beautiful pool, and now that our children are older, make it available for you & your loved ones to enjoy for your special holiday or celebrations. Read our guests reviews and visitor books from the years of renting our home, to get a feel for the magical qualities that Rower Fort offers as a venue.
Georgina Hughes purchased this Castle in 1990
Why Georgina Hughes chose Stockland
Rower Fort is a totally unique property - a thatched farmhouse, a gothic folly, a Moroccan style swimming pool, all in one!. The interiors are influenced from our travels to the Far East, Asia, India & Morocco. Stylish, individual and quirky. There is no other property quite like it. The location and views are amazing and guests love the remoteness and space.
What makes this Castle unique
As one guest described, we have "the most remarkably cited hot tub on planet earth" - make your way up the spiral staircase of the folly, to the roof to find our hot tub amongst the stars with breathtaking panoramic views. Or, have a relaxing, swim in your exclusive Moroccan swimming pool, heated by our own ground source heat pump to a lovely warm 32 degrees - all built by ourselves and our children when they were young!
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - 2 dogs2 dogs
Parties/events allowed - Please discuss any party/celebration in advancePlease discuss any party/celebration in advance
No smoking - strictly no smoking in the housestrictly no smoking in the house
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A great stay in a beautiful property
Thank you Georgina for being such an attentive host - we really enjoyed our stay!
Quiet and Quirky
We were looking for something different to celebrate our 70th birthdays and our 50th wedding anniversary. With family and friends this property certainly fulfilled all our requirements and expectations making for an excellent weekend. The swimming pool and hot tub were extensively used by all and the kitchen area and lounge area gave that friendly party feeling where everyone could be at the same time with plenty of room . All the bedrooms were completely different and it was difficult to choose which to stay in. The interior had many quirky items that even included an ex prison cell door among too many to list. Although the property is located in a remote quiet area there were tremendous views with great walks for the dogs. Our hosts were away on holiday for our arrival but all was taken care of and we were able to meet them when we were departing. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and judging by the visitors book comments many others have said the same. Excellent venue, Excellent host and a great stay.
Golden Wedding Celebration
This was the perfect venue for us all
It is a special property that can comfortably house fifteen people ranging in age from three years up to seventy nine years of age and provide them all with sufficient resources to keep them happily engaged for the whole weekend
The well equipped comfortable kitchen where we shared all our meals and enjoyed each other’s company holds a special place in our memory as does the time in the beautiful swimming pool and sat in the hot tub up on the roof looking over the beautiful East Devon countryside
Even the weather was perfect
Georgina made us so welcome and was helpful and obliging
Thank you we will be back
Magical & Unforgettable Venue
Words can’t really do it justice but I will just say that Rower Fort seated at the top of a hill with amazing views in every direction is an ideal & very special & unique destination for a large group of friends & family including children & dogs. You walk in through the entrance porch into a fabulous welcoming kitchen which despite it’s size manages to feel cosy, with the biggest kitchen table I have ever seen & a great oil fired Aga & a separate electric cooker. Huge American style fridge freezer & separate large fridge. There is loads of comfy seating in the lounge & a further smaller lounge/games room. Both rooms have huge inglenooks. The style of the house is an eclectic mix with furnishings collected from all over the world. There is a strong Moroccan influence especially in the swimming pool building. The beds & bedding were sumptuous. The indoor pool is amazing & lovely & warm. The hot tub on the turret was so relaxing with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside & sea on a clear day. The photos do not do it justice. Mark was great & extremely welcoming & very helpful with any answers to questions & practical help & advice, just a text message or call away. We went as a large family group to celebrate our sons 40th birthday & we couldn’t have chosen better. Thank you Mark & Georgina.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast beaches of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Seaton are about 10 miles, (15 minute drive) away.
Nearest airport is Exeter International. A car is essential, unless experienced cyclists!
Rower Fort sits between Honiton, Chard and Axminster, all of which are between 6-10 miles away.