New luxury summer properties

As summer approaches, the beaches get busier and the sun begins to shine, blue skies aren’t the only thing to admire in the South West. Here at Toad Hall, we’ve been busy continuing to offer stunning summer holiday accommodation in the area, from remote picturesque cottages inland, to stunning apartments looking out to sea.

To make sure you’re updated about our various properties, here are some of the beautiful new additions:

1. Swallow Cottage, Postbridge, Dartmoor:

Set in the heart of Devon, within walking distance of the Dartmoor National Park, Swallow Cottage boasts gorgeous views of the East Dart River and the moor beyond. The beautiful property sleeps 6, and guests have access to 36 acres of private ground in the stunning hamlet of Postbridge.  The property benefits from an open paved terrace directly in front of the cottage, with a picnic bench and barbeque provided, perfect for alfresco dining. With a wood-burning stove at its heart, the open-plan living space means the property is perfect for any time of year. This recently completed holiday barn conversion also enjoys the rustic exterior of a traditional Dartmoor building with the benefits of a modern, light and airy internal layout which will appeal to both couples and families alike.

2. Fern Lodge Garden Apartment, Hope Cove, South Devon

This beautiful ground floor apartment in an Edwardian villa boasts sea views and is located in the popular beachside village of Hope Cove, just a few minutes walk from superb sandy beaches, restaurants, cream teas and the village post office stores. The spacious and comfortably furnished property also benefits from private lawned gardens and the most attractive sun deck with garden furniture immediately outside the apartment. The South West Costal Path is also right on the doorstep which leads in all directions to other villages and beaches, providing easy access from this one-level accommodation to explore the area.

3. Yew Tree Cottage, Totnes, South Devon

This charmingly equipped cottage set just a stone’s throw from the popular South Devon town of Totnes, provides the ideal retreat for couples and their dogs. Surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside, the guests can enjoy many local scenic walks or for the more adventurous, the National Park of Dartmoor is a short drive away as is the beautiful and famous South Devon coastline. The cottage benefits from alfresco dining facilities, a luxury roll-top bath and a 6ft super king sleigh bed, making it even easier to relax. The property is nestled in the friendly and welcoming village of Broadhempston, offering a fully-stocked village shop and two renowned pubs. The property has been beautifully designed by the owners and the cottage is tastefully decorated and outfitted. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a relaxing retreat, this cottage is the perfect haven for all.

4. Hillcrest, Near Exeter, East Devon

Located on the outskirts of the pretty East Devon village of Whimple, Hillcrest offers a single level holiday retreat ideal for couples or small families. This modernized property provides fresh, comfortable accommodation with the benefits of French doors opening onto the mature front and rear gardens which boast long distance countryside views. To enjoy the summer sun, the property boasts a paved patio area with table and chairs – perfect for alfresco dining. Whimple is also the perfect base of which to enjoy many of the activities and attractions that East Devon has to offer. Exeter’s quayside, shops and cathedral provide a family-friendly day, whereas couples can enjoy the wonderful coastal walks that can be found around Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

Author – G. Hignett