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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets 1 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Galmpton

Cosy Family Retreat, near Galmpton (BC117BC)

Overview
The Property is a substantial property located on the banks of the beautiful River Dart and on the edge of a large lake. The property is situated in an idyllic location, half a mile upstream from Dartmouth and within a stone's throw of the Greenway Estate, home of Agatha Christie, with the only traffic being the passing boats on the River Dart and the Steam Train that travels by, across the viaduct, on its way to Kingswear. The River Dart is undoubtedly one of Britain's most beautiful tidal estuaries, which springs from the heart of Dartmoor and flows south, through the charming and unspoilt South Hams region of Devon.

Upon arrival at The Property, you will be greeted by the resident Estate Caretaker who will show you into the property. The cottage offers very spacious accommodation comprising of a large lounge with french doors opening into a sizeable conservatory running the length of the property, with further doors opening onto the garden, laid to lawn in front of the property leading to the lake. Also on the ground floor is an additional reception room offering an ideal place to sit, relax and read the latest novel whilst enjoying the tranquil environment, a large dining area leading to the kitchen with access out into the garden and benefits from a ground floor double bedroom. There is also a Utility Room to the rear, an ideal area for drying clothes, keeping muddy boots and for bringing dogs into the property .

A sweeping staircase leads to the first floor and the further three bedrooms. A commodious master suite takes centre stage comprising of a substantial sized bedroom with french doors leading out onto a balcony with a view over the River Dart, his and hers walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. A double bedroom to the front also benefits from access out onto the balcony, with a further twin bedroom and the family bathroom to the rear.

The garden wraps around the front of the property, laid to lawn with a sunken BBQ area and edged by the large lake with the banks of the River Dart within touching distance. A footpath leads around the banks of the lake, taking in the breathtaking viaduct, built in 1860 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as part of the former SDR/GWR railway from Newton Abbot to Kingswear, now taking the Steam Train to and from Kingswear to Paignton, leading back around to the banks of the river. Parking is available to the rear of the property.

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  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Open Fires
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Views
  • Parking, Private

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationDevon

From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon

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