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This is a marvellous place for a large family or group of friends to spend an unforgettable holiday. A grand and stylish former farmhouse, set in its own grounds about a mile from Coleton Fishacre, Higher Brownstone is an unusual house in an impressive landscape. Located down a quiet country lane and surrounded by fields, this cottage also has its very own level enclosed and private garden. This is no ordinary farmhouse; as in addition to the fabulous garden and countryside views, Higher Brownstone also boasts a billiard room with full-sized billiard table! For those who can tear themselves away from the sheer pleasure of staying somewhere as special as this, the pubs, shops and restaurants of Kingswear, Dartmouth and Totnes offer something for everyone. If this is not enough, the delights of the Dart Estuary and the glorious South Devon coast are also nearby for all to enjoy.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Parking: Parking for several vehicles.
Utilities: The water is from a private, gravity fed supply and as such, guests may experience low pressure.
Please Note: Car drivers and guests with small children should be aware that there is a small, unfenced spring-fed pond situated at the front of the property.
The fields and farm that adjoin the property are private and there is no guest access, other than sign-posted public footpaths.
Offers: Guests are entitled to free and unlimited use of the Coleton Fishacre gardens. A leaflet with the code to unlock the gate to the gardens will be left on the welcome tray within the cottage.
Additional Logs can be pre-ordered upon request for your convenience.
Guests will also benefit from a discount voucher which can be redeemed at National Trust Shops across the English Riviera.
Guests who bring a dog to this cottage will receive a “doggy bag” with treats for your four-legged-friend.
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
Torbay is known as the English Riviera - and not only because of its mild climate. Its beaches and scenery have made this one of our most popular holiday destinations. Stretching from Torquay in the north, through Paignton to Brixham in the south, the scenery is a marked contrast to the rest of Devon, with an extraordinarily vibrant land ablaze with with the colours of the red sandstone cliffs, exotic semi-tropical plants growing in the warm atmosphere and the myriad greens and blues of the river estuaries burrowing their way deep into the pastoral landscape. National Trust properties in the area include Coleton Fishacre, with its magical garden and Art Deco holiday home and Greenway, the former holiday home of Agatha Christie with its secret garden and evocative house. Other National trust properties include Compton Castle and Bradley Manor and there's an endless list of other attractions to suit all ages including sandy beaches with excellent walking, watersports and boat hire, the resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, Paignton Zoo and Dartmouth Steam Railway.