The Orchard is a charming "log cabin" style single story cottage, set in a 1 acre apple orchard, in one of the finest valleys of South Devon. It is sheltered, tranquil and charmingly rural. In Winter it is snug and cosy with an open log fire. Sheep, horses and red devon cattle all graze nearby. The cottage has been sympathetically improved to provide all modern amenities whilst preserving its original features and 'cottagey' feeling. It has 2 well equipped bedrooms, a comfortable sitting room, with open fire and French windows to the South. There is a modern well equipped kitchen. Parking is easy, off road and can take 2-3 cars. It is surrounded by a safe garden and orchard with lawns and patio and plenty of room for children to play and explore. Modbury is situated in the South Hams, bounded by Dartmoor and the sea. It is an ideal touring base for the numerous visitor attractions at Plymouth, Salcombe, Torquay and Cornwall. Sorry, no smoking inside and no pets.
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- Min. Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage in Sheepham, Modbury, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location Near Glorious Devon Beaches, Wonderful Dartmoor Walking And Many Local Attractions
James and Mary Burnell-Nugent
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Sep 2018
About James and Mary Burnell-Nugent
The Orchard, Sheepham is owned by Sir James and Lady Burnell-Nugent ( James and Mary) .
James and Mary Burnell-Nugent purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why James and Mary Burnell-Nugent chose Modbury
This chalet type cottage is next to our own home. We love this area and know it is a wonderful holiday location. Over the last 8 years everybody who has stayed has loved the location and the cottage. They have also enjoyed having us as neighbours who are always available and ready to help with any situation. We also enjoy giving advice on the area. We, personally look after all aspects of the cottage and always maintain very high standards.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful location, lovely countryside. Cabin quite small and a bit old-fashioned.
The building is rather basic but is in a lovely place and was warm. Great bathroom and the children's bedroom was nice. Our bedroom was quite dingy and a bit cramped. Furnishings old fashioned and a little worn. Good place for visiting Exeter, Plymouth and the spectacular coast in between.
All our guests have been most complimentary about the Orchard Cottage. Most of our guests describe the cottage as charming.
Séjour très agréable dans un cadre bucolique et très calme, idéalement situé entre la côte et Dartmoor. Le petit bourg de Modbury est juste à côté, avec ses jolies maisons et tous les commerces utiles. Le cottage est très agréable, propre et bien équipé (draps, torchons et serviettes). Il est décoré à l'anglaise, il y a aux murs de nombreux cadres illustrant la carrière du propriétaire au sein de la Royal Navy. Dommage de ne pas avoir rencontré Sir James et Lady Mary Burnell-Nugent, qui étaient en partis en vacances pendant notre séjour.
There are several beautiful beaches within easy reach. Mothecombe, Bigbury, Salcombe. The nearest beach is 10 minutes drive.
The nearest railway stations are Totnes or Plymouth. Exeter Airport is 45 minutes drive.
The small market town of Modbury is less than a mile away with village shops for every need, including a small supermarket, a delicatessen, family butcher, baker, art gallery and several antique shops. It is within walking distance.
There is a small supermarket in Modbury and a large supermarket near Ivybridge, 15 minutes drive. Plymouth is a large and attractive coastal city with multiple shops and amenities. 30 minutes drive. It is also easy to drive into Cornwall.
Changeover Day: Saturday is the changeover day. At off peak times of the year we are happy to be flexible. Notes on prices: In the quiet season we are flexible about dates and some prices and length of stay. Please email us or phone us to discuss your needs.