- Property code: HIGHE
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
The East Wing of High House Farm offers very attractive accommodation as part of High House Farm, a wonderful stone built former farmhouse, close to the coast and not far from East Portlemouth and Salcombe on the other side of the estuary in South Devon. A few years ago, the remains of a mysterious ship were discovered just off Salcombe in Devon, along with a huge hoard of treasure. This treasure links the ship to a time, 400 years ago, when pirates from North Africa’s Barbary Coast were making daring raids and people were taken from villages all along the south coast of Britain - to be sold into slavery. And so the story goes that the courtyard walls of High House Farm were built as a defence against these piratical raids! A peaceful spot now, this most interesting and unusual 17th century house, is steeped in history within its ancient walls and much of the original character has been retained. 1 mile from East Portlemouth, a ferry ride across the estuary to Salcombe, High House Farm East Wing is well placed to enjoy this glorious area of the South Hams, with its breathtaking footpath views, sandy coves and the proximity to the lovely beaches of Gara Rock, Millbay, Sunny Cove and the popular sailing mecca of Salcombe. A short walk away is the newly opened Gara Rock Restaurant for ice creams, drinks, breakfast, lunch, tea or evening meal, with stunning panoramic views over the coastline and beach. Many of the beaches in this area also have the added bonus of being dog friendly all year round.The house has a games room and a meadow with a Shepherd’s hut where you can enjoy refreshment and shade whilst taking in the vista. There is a barbecue, picnic table and viewing mound to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the sea. Just a moment - is it a mirage, or do I spy a skull and cross bones sail on the horizon....?!
GUESTS LOOKING TO BOOK THE NEW YEAR WEEK PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGEOVER DAY WILL BE A SATURDAY.
Please Note: Given the bed arrangements this property is really only suitable for a maximum of 4 adults
“Excellent accommodation with magnificent walks so close. Very tastefully decorated and well kitted out. Thanks for a great stay.”
Farmhouse style kitchen/diner with slate floor, ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining table seats 6 and there is a glazed door to a rear, enclosed courtyard. Two steps up to charming sitting room, with woodburner housed in the large stone fireplace, two large sofas, chairs, window seat and TV/DVD, radio/CD player and iPod dock. Door to stone turret stairs that wind up from the sitting room to Double bedroom (5ft bed), large stone fireplace, window seat,and additional 3ft single bed. En-suite shower roomwith large shower, basin and WC. From the kitchen further carpeted stairs rise to the second double room (4ft 6in bed) with a 3ft single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Both bedrooms have baby listening devices and two have TV sockets.
A private driveway leads to ample parking areas. General lawned area. Large games barn located in an adjacent farm building is provided with table tennis table with equipment, table football, small snooker table, dart board (darts not supplied), table skittles, netball goal and ride on toys. A rear, enclosed courtyard off the kitchen of East Wing is also provided with garden furniture for East Wing occupants. A side path leads around the east wing to a gate and the sheltered front courtyard with table and chairs. Opposite the house, across the lane, is a gated mown half-acre field. A landscaped area is provided with picnic bench and a charming south facing Shepherd’s hut (available from Easter to end October), fitted out with table, chairs and gas hob. From the mound there are views across fields to the sea. There is also a large sandpit, a hammock and a football goal. (The games room and meadow may be shared with the owners who live in the west wing.)
Ample, also for boat trailers and boat storage.
- Included: Bed linen (towels by arrangement at an extra cost from an independent company), WiFi, travel cot, high chair, stair gates for each staircase, 1 basket of logs for the fire in winter, central heating (oil) and electricity.
- Telephone: There is a telephone with a shared line and honesty box. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Beaches (sandy) at Gara Rock 0.75 miles(dog friendly), Mill Bay and Sunny Cove 1.5 miles (Dog friendly). Gara Rock Restaurant 0.5 miles. Pigs Nose pub and Piglet cafe and shop (open March to end of October)in East Prawle 1.5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Salcombe via passenger ferry, 1.5 miles. East Portlemouth 1 mile. Kingsbridge 9 miles.
- Pets: Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week.
The cottage was cosy and welcoming - we really enjoyed our time there.
Very thoughtfully equipped for guests, owner made us feel very welcome, tasteful furnishings and very clean. Rather in the middle of other properties, windows in the kitchen look out onto another barn conversion, thankfully obscured by shutters. Not particularly an issue during our stay, but if the other properties were fully occupied I would have felt there was a lack of privacy and didn't understand this from the property details as advertised, so was initially disappointed.
We loved the meadow and the shepherd's hut.
Great stay, welcoming and obliging owners. Well equipped and comfortable. Excellent location if you like peace and the countryside. Nearby beaches dog friendly and beautiful. Pubs in East Prawle and South Pool serve great food and are welcoming. We shall return.
Very much enjoyed stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at High House Farm East Wing and were made to feel very welcome by the owners, Mr and Mrs Froud. We have been visiting the South Hams for nearly twenty years and this was the best property we have stayed in. It was very tastefully furnished, was warm and had everything required for a relaxing holiday. It's a shame the weather wasn't a little better to have allowed us to make use of the outdoor spaces, but then again it was October and we did have a couple of beautiful days. We would certainly be keen to stay again.
Excellent cottage in a very peaceful location, with short walk to several fabulous beaches. Great breakfast and afternoon tea at Piglet Cafe in East Prawle, our daughter gave the hot chocolate a 5* rating.
Lovely property in a peaceful and quite location. A bit of a walk to the nearest pub or shop but we didn't mind as we walk everywhere any way.
We absolutley loved it. Our best holiday ever and we have been coming to this area for over 20years We plan to rebook end of September. Lovely to arrive to a bottle of bubbly and so so brillaint for our dogs I found the cooker difficult as was a little tricky to operate but the cottage was so fab we didnt care!!
A lovely cottage, hope to return soon.
we had a wonderful stay! thank you