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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
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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

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

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.

View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie between 1938 and 1976. © Andrew Butler

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.

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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

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • -----------

    Excellent property, really impressed with the quality and cleanliness! The overall quality of the property and rural location made it special.

  • Walter Andrew Hollas
    • January 2014
    • Kenya
    Wondeful for a special family occassion

    What made this place special.............Location, size and facilities were wonderful for a special family occasion.

    • November 2013
    • Devon

    The house was so wonderful, five middleaged girls having a weekend together it was perfect.

  • Kate Churchill
    • October 2013
    • Wiltshire
    Very comfortable

    Very comfortable, especially given the size of the party. Some really good walks on the doorstep.

  • Sally Cromack
    It is a beautiful house

    We chose this property for my husband's 50 birthday and were not disappointed, it is a beautiful house in the heart of the countryside with views towards Dartmouth. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and a very spacious, completely enclosed garden, which was thoroughly enjoyed by our Grandson, 20 months old, and 2 dogs. We all had a brilliant time

  • Abington family
    We had a wonderful time together

    What a place to spend a week with seven grandchildren and their parents plus a dog. We had a wonderful time together with such fond memories; we have booked another week next year-2004

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • June 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1 to 30 June
  • 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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