- Property code: PBARN
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Located a short distance from Moreleigh and less than a mile from the riverside wooded valley of the River Avon, Preston House Barn is buried deep in the countryside but conveniently located within easy driving distance to the stunning beaches of the South Hams and of course Dartmoor and surrounding areas. Originally a 16th Century threshing barn, this beautiful grade II listed building has been superbly converted and provides reverse level, spacious attractive accommodation, perfect for family get togethers at any time of the year.
Beautiful atrium entrance with cloak area. Ground floor WC and shower room. Oak staircase leads up to the stunning first floor open plan living area with high vaulted ceilings and most fabulous curved and bespoke kitchen area, offering the perfect space for entertaining. Kitchen units with large electric range, dishwasher, large fridge, integrated freezer, microwave, wine cooling fridge, washer dryer, handcrafted stainless steel double sink – this is the perfect kitchen for creative cooks, with breakfast bar curving around to watch the action. Galleried dining area with table to seat six, leading to lounge area with sofas and wood burner, TV and DVD Blu-ray player, lots of books and games. Glazed door to garden and decked patio area and garden. From the ground floor entrance, two steps lead down to Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with 5ft king size bed, built in wardrobes, en suite bathroom with hand held shower over plus separate shower, basin WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2: 5ft king size bed and built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, french doors to garden. Adjacent shower room. Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, en suite shower room, basin WC and heated towel rail.
Decked patio area with garden table and chairs, gas barbecue, extending to large lawned area with is fully enclosed by fencing and dog-proof as much as possible, surrounded with shrubs, rotary clothes line, steps down to ground floor and parking area. The barn also has use of a half acre paddock for dog walking.
For up to two cars on private driveway.
Included: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels), Wifi, standard cot, high chair and stair gate, electricity and oil central heating, initial basket of logs (winter).
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome, Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week. (Not permitted in bedrooms or on furniture.)
Smoking: not permitted
Telephone: No telephone provided, mobile signal mixed (good with O2).
Beach: Bantham 8 miles Village Shop: Loddiswell 4 miles Excellent village Pub: Moreleigh 1.5 miles
Golf: Thurlestone 8 miles Town: Kingsbridge 6 miles
Excellent stay, great place for family to enjoy time together
We had a fantastic stay - helped by the amazing half term weather! The barn was exceptionally well equipped and provided a wonderful base for our holiday. It was lovely to have a welcome hamper on arrival.
Only 1comment :- The directions gave a turning left fork just before reaching the barn, but did not identify the name on the sign post. It would be useful if this was to be added.
Thank you for your excellent feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Preston House Barn. The sign you refer to is awaiting repair from Devon council highways, so it may be some time before this is addressed. However if our directions are followed closely, we anticipate guests should reach the property without any difficulty. From the Toad Hall Team
- The Toad Hall Team
South Devon Chilli Farm & Café
A ten acre site dedicated to farming chillies of all shapes, sizes and heat! Lots to do here including tours of the farm, chilli tastings, kids play area and a bright and airy café with beautiful views. Chilli beer, savoury cream teas with chilli jam and chocolate chilli con carne are specialities using chillies grown on the farm, alongside more traditional offerings.
South Devon Chilli Farm & Café Wigford Cross, Loddiswell TQ7 4DX (T: 01548 550782)
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We popped to the Chilli Farm twice during our more recent stay in Devon (Feb 2019). It was the wrong time of year to see much going on at the farm or make use of the playground (too wet), but we enjoyed lovely coffee made by friendly staff and picked up a few chilli-related treats in the shop. We were able to take our dog in the cafe area too and there were some toys for our toddler to play with.
Excellent place , interesting talk given at 12 o’clock which is free. We had a lovely cream tea and feel this place is worthy of a visit.
We visited twice during our weeks stay and I have to say, the cream teas were delicious! Staff very friendly, chilli chocolate a must and such beautiful chilli plants everywhere, we got some amazing photos!
Fabulous place to see all kinds of chillies growing, and a chance to take home some hot goodies! We've visited at different times in the year, and there is always something different to see (and activities for younger children, such as crafts).
Well worth a visit and ideal for a chilli themed breakfast - staff are helpful and provide expert advice in respect of chilli growing. Lots of produce to buy too - home grown Padron Peppers were available to buy and were perfect!
An excellent small venue - with everything chilli and everything you wanted to know about chillis - with a good little café and very friendly staff. Lots of 'gifts' to buy or things with which to spoil oneself. Easy to find and with plenty of parking.
The New Inn - Morleigh
With an interesting history dating back to the17th Century, The New Inn is a good place to stop for simple yet high quality food and a good selection of quality wines and real ales. Famous locally for its delicious steaks and homemade puddings, there are lots of cosy corners to sit with a pint or chat to the locals.
The New Inn Back Rd, Moreleigh, Totnes TQ9 7JH (T: 01548 821326)
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We had dinner at the New Inn on our first night staying at nearby Preston House Cottage. We prebooked a table as when we had been before it was very busy. We had a lovely table in the dining area past the bar which only has 4 tables and a lovely roaring fire. We were able to take our dog in this area too. The food was lovely and portions huge! There didn’t appear to be a highchair (we weren’t offered one for our toddler), but I had a portable booster seat in the car. The other issue was no baby changing facilities so we had to change him either on the floor in the toilets or on the toilet seat (very hard with a wriggling toddler). My husband went to change him at one point (as we share this responsibility) and the men’s toilets are outside so it was really cold. Couldn’t fault the atmosphere, food or staff though.
The Old Inn
This conveniently placed country pub, originally built in the 14th century and today offering good quality locally sourced food is a great place to stop off and enjoy lunch, dinner or a traditional Devon cream tea. Ample parking, friendly staff and a large garden add to the appeal.
The Old Inn Halwell TQ9 7JA (T: 01803 712329)
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Absolutely lovely pub, owners & food was excellent, and Sadie was adorable, would highly recommend and would certainly return, thank you Lisa, Matt & Holly from Manchester
Very friendly staff and a very good meal.
Avon Mill Garden Centre & Café
A great place to stop for coffee or a meal after browsing the plants and gifts at this attractive riverside garden centre. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and cream teas are all served in the warm and comfortable café with outdoor seating for sunny days.
Avon Mill Garden Centre & Café Woodleigh Road, Loddiswell TQ7 4DD (T: 01548 550338)
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This is the a lovely place to visit in a beautiful setting. Lovely shops and gallery.The garden centre was so pretty with healthy plants in good displays. Fantastic cafe for a cream tea.
Lovely garden centre with other little shops on the grounds and a great cafe.
nice garden centre with plenty of park land to exercise your dog. Good café with excellent service.
Delicious cream teas with gigantic warm scones. Beautiful riverside waalks nearby. Dog friendly.
Lovely breakfasts and very friendly service. Highly recommended.
Lovely garden centre with some additional shops. Enjoyed our Devon cream tea in the cafe - 2 scones par cream tea and the scones were large!
Located in a lovely area. Reminiscent of other multi purpose garden centres although on a smaller scale. Cafe does very good scones.
An upmarket garden centre with associated other 'outlets'. A very pleasant cash extraction facility, should you have an upmarket garden and/or excess cash.
Nice food, very busy when we went and had to queue for a while. Nice conservatory room, definitely a good place for breakfasts or afternoon tea.
The Loddiswell Inn
Lovely welcome from the landlady and locals. Ate there every night except Monday when closed. advisable to book for Sunday lunch, and Thursday and Friday nights. Lovely food. Is dog friendly
Lovely food..very welcoming to both my friend and myself and also to our four legged friends.
We went for drinks most evenings. The staff and locals were very welcoming.
Nice pub with good food at a reasonable price. Nice large portions and good beer. However it open some rather strange hours.
Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Helpful staff. Friendly villagers.
Good local with good selection of pub grub and special deals. Sunday roast particularly good!
For a unique beer tasting experience, take a tour with Salcombe Brewery Co. at their Kingsbridge Brewhouse with incredible views over the Devon hills towards the Salcombe estuary. Try the range of beers on offer and meet the brewers who make them with tours taking place every Thursday 15.00 - 17.00. Tickets £10pp, book online or buy in store. The Brewery Shop is open Monday – Friday 10.00 - 16.00 and Saturday 10.00 – 14.00.
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Simply Soulful Yoga
Simply Soulful Yoga run by Donna McCheyne offers holistic treatments, yoga classes, workshops and retreats in Salcombe & Kingsbridge. Seasonal yoga classes include Stand up Paddleboard Yoga and Beach Yoga, and treatments are available in her Kingsbridge based treatment room or your holiday cottage. Donna is a qualified Yoga Teacher (FRYOG), SUP instructor and Holistic Therapist.
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Triocean Surf Shop
When in South Devon get out onto the water – or at least, that seems to be the unwritten mantra. So what you will need is the right equipment and for that you need to go to Triocean Surf Shop. South Devon's largest surf and water-sports shop located just two miles from Bantham Beach, well known as one of the premier surf spots in Devon and where, as we have mentioned, you will find some excellent tutors to get you riding waves like a pro. This is the place to buy wetsuits, surfboards, surfboard shapers, kayaks, body boards and paddle boards. See you on the water!
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Enjoy 10% off any wetsuit in store with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
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Great place to hire equipment, they even provide soft racks if you don't have one
Bought a wetsuit from here for the summer and the guys were so helpful. Price matched a website I'd seen the suit on and gave me loads of good advice about the local beaches. Bantham is great but mind the rip!
Woodlands Family Theme Park
If you’re looking for a wonderful family day out in Devon that is suitable for all ages a trip to Woodlands Family Theme Park should be top of your list. As one of Devon’s largest family attractions there is something to entertain the whole family from little ones to grandparents.
With the biggest indoor play centre in the South West full of slides, play areas, soft play, climbing adventures and ball pools, whatever the weather there is plenty to do! Don’t miss Woodlands’ Farm with 5 barns full of wild, exotic and cute animals. With 11 Play zones full of rides, attractions, and a falconry centre with daily displays there is something for everyone in this 100-acre Family Park.
There are seasonal opening times with a range of ticket options so check the website for the latest information.
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My daughter and granddaughter really enjoyed this park and was amazed how big it was and how many attractions it had.
Don't expect Alton Towers- but if you want a great place to spend the day and keep the kids entertained, then this is the best there is in South Devon. I'd say better for 7-13s than anything over....
No matter what the weather is you'll have a day of fun. Only downside is that if your 7 year old is a bit tall for their age they will be charged an adult ticket price
Brilliant day out for all ages.
I like Woodlands because it is entertaining whatever the weather
The Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, located on Fore Street in the original 17th century Grammar School, contains something for all the family, whatever the weather. Visitors can discover the story of Kingsbridge and the South Hams and explore the original schoolroom, the Victorian Kitchen, the Farm Gallery and much more.
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Between Dartmouth and Slapton, Blackpool Sands is a beautiful shingle bay on the South West Coast Path, surrounded by evergreens and pine trees. It really is a treasure of a beach to visit while you’re in the area. Award-winning, the privately owned, blue flag beach boasts a sense of being in the Mediterranean on a good day in the summer, although a good jumper never goes amiss in this part of the world! You will no doubt not be surprised to hear that it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, however it also boasts ample facilities and things to do. There are showers, toilets and disabled facilities, as well as paddle board, kayak and wetsuit hire available for those wishing to earn their visit to The Venus Beach Café, where light bites and refreshments are served. The Venus Shop also sells all the bits and pieces you might want for fun and games on the beach if you have forgotten them or are in need of extra buckets and spades. The water at Blackpool Sands is known for being clean and clear and tested by the Environment Agency, and lifeguards are on hand in the summer (July to September) so there’s every reason to pop in for a dip. However, dogs are not allowed on the beach in the high season (12th March to 30th October) so keep the walking for the cooler months. There is parking available at the beach with seasonal charges, and you can find out more information on those from the Blackpool Sands information line on 01803 771800. This beach is easy to get to and quite literally fun and games for the whole family, as well as a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year to take in the view!
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Parking charge between £3 - £8 depending on time of year, Also food good but e.g. Hawaiian Prawns (£9) consisted of 5 prawns. Not good value for money.
Lovely beach, not sandy but the stones are okay. Good food, beverages, coast guards, Nice view and not so cowded
Lovely clean beach in super location along coastal road. Great place to visit.
Beautiful clean beach with excellent facilities.Clean toilets lovely cafe and shop.Lifeguard on the beach.No dogs allowed.Plenty of parking.We enjoyed rock pooling at the far end of the beach.The owner does a great job.You can also visit Blackpool Sands garden but we did not have time.Also a juggler was there on the day we went great fun for everyone.
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
The cost of the parking steep
Our family 's favourite beach
Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!
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A lovely beach at the end of a beautiful valley. Absolutely perfect for dogs and never busy.
Parked in the NT car park at Ringmore and took the 15 min walk down to the beach. Saw a beautiful sunset and had the place to ourselves. Bliss
What a fantastic place. So quiet - we had the whole beach to ourselves a lot of the time. Our dogs loved it.
A lovely quiet cove, with excellent rock pools at low tide. No sand but the kids enjoy it as an alternative to the massive sandy beaches at Bigbury and Bantham.
stunning little beach, very quiet and great for snorkelling
Beautiful cove. Very quiet with lots of bird life.
Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.
Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.
Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful
Leas Foot Sands
A small sandy beach belonging to Thurlestone Golf Club, those who have been on regular Devon weekend breaks and holidays will have seen this beach change somewhat in recent years thanks to storm damage, but the evolving landscape merely adds to its charm. A 200-metre walk down a paved path from the golf club and its car park and you find yourself heading down a gentle slope onto the sand, with the option of enjoying the beach in its own right or walking along the coast in either direction towards Bantham or South Milton Sands. Dogs are allowed here at any time, which of course adds to the appeal for walkers, and if you fancy stopping somewhere for lunch then Thurlestone village nearby is home to a charming pub that’s cryptically named The Village Inn, which is suitable for the whole family and wonderfully cosy in the winter months. Alternatively head to the Beachhouse café at South Milton for lunches and evenings meals with a view of the sunset, or cups of tea and brownies from the Gastrobus at Bantham. It is one of the area’s quieter beaches, often acting as a place to wander past rather than one to spend the whole day on, but given its easy access and the proximity of the car park, and the golf club, it’s a delightful little spot in which to while away the afternoon.
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Great quiet beach with wonderful coastal walk alongside gold course round to Bantham. Parked free in field adjacent to golf club, although we understand they will be charging for parking soon. Only downside was that the public toilets were closed - we went October 2018.
This is possibly the best beach in the whole of England
A very nice beach with quite a lot of sand at times. So easy to access, even managed to get both (octogenarian) parents to it and my mother in the sea for a paddle!
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Glorious especially at low tide.
Best beach in the South Hams.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.