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Higher Brownstone Farm

Kingswear, Devon

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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.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, inner reception room, billiard room, sitting room with open fire, bedroom (double), dining room, kitchen, utility room, lavatory.
First floor
five bedrooms (2 doubles with 5' beds and ensuite bathrooms with seperate shower, 3 twins which can also be set up as doubles on request), one bathroom with separate shower cubical, one shower room.
Visitor notes

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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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place to visit
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  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Beverley Castles
    • October 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    The high standard of the cottage, the location was perfect for walking, the hand written card of welcome was a really nice touch! The staff who took my booking and helped with queries were very friendly and helpful. Our guests were all very impressed too, enjoying everything on offer!

  • Humphreys
    • September 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Being so close to the Dartmouth Regatta and the planes and fireworks!

  • Kerr
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable.....

    The open countryside. Being near a National Trust Property of such high standard. Dog allowed and good walks. Excellent response to problems with dishwasher and shower.

  • Newell
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable

    Location and comfort of Higher Brownstone Farm.

  • Patricia Lewis
    • May 2015
    • Oxford
    Well equipped and comfy

    Really enjoyed our stay well equipped and very comfy everything we needed was there. The setting was idyllic so peaceful and near the two national trust houses plenty of walks from the house.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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