- Property code: ROUNCB
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Designated parking
- Discount for small parties
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Swimming pool
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
The Round House is situated in one of the loveliest corners of Devon in the peaceful hamlet of South Huish, in sight of the sea between Salcombe and Thurlestone. Part of a group of luxury converted Georgian barns set in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds of 4 acres, the cottage has use of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an all weather tennis court and croquet lawn
Peacefully situated in a tiny hamlet in one of the loveliest corners of Devon between Salcombe and Thurlestone are the attractive group of converted Georgian barns that comprise Court Barton. All cottages enjoy the use of the newly refurbished outdoor (May Spring Bank Holiday to mid/end Sept (depending on weather)) and indoor (all year) heated swimming pools , games room with table tennis and table football, an all-weather tennis court, and the extensive grounds which includes two attractive courtyards, an orchard and croquet lawn. Should you wish to leave the comfort of this delightful place, less than a mile away is the beach at Thurlestone Sands, wonderful for sunbathing, swimming and watersports, with the village of Thurlestone itself a little further on with its famous links golf course. The beautiful sailing mecca of the Salcombe estuary with its golden beaches is only 3 miles.
Please note: May be suitable for those with walking disabilities. Please discuss property’s suitability prior to booking.
The front door opens to a gleaming limestone tiled hallway with skirting board lighting, off which a utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. The hallway extends into the spacious semi-circular living room that features polished wood floor, a vaulted ceiling with exposed spiral beams and fabulous views from the patio doors and picture windows. Accessed from the patio doors is a sunny raised deck (see "Outside" section below). The room is most comfortably furnished with two large sofas, large flat screen TV with basic sky package and DVD, iPod dock wired to surround sound and a circular dining table to seat 8. The superb new kitchen area has eye level double electric ovens, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge and separate freezer.
Double bedroom with super king 6ft x 6ft 6in double bed, plasma TV, fitted cupboards, hair dryer and a superb, very contemporary en-suite bathroom with bath, power shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds and fitted cupboards. Smart new family bathroom features a double ended bath with central taps, large corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Both bathrooms are stocked with L'Occitane products. Office/TV room with generous twin sofa-chairs and wall mounted TV leads to the second twin bedroom overlooking the courtyard with two 3ft single beds. Stairs lead up to the master bedroom suite with a cloakroom with hand basin and WC on the half landing. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams in the master suite contribute to the grandeur of this sumptuous room with super king 6ft x 6ft 6in bed, luxurious stand alone bath and walk in power shower discretely positioned behind. TV including SKY package.
Accessed from the patio doors is a stunning raised deck with large dining table to seat 8, a barbecue and a luxurious day bed. It is a perfect place to sunbathe or enjoy dinner watching the sunset over the sea.
The heated outdoor pool in the lower courtyard is open from May Spring Bank Holiday to September, the indoor heated pool is open all year and there are changing rooms and an adjacent shower room with WC. The all weather tennis court is located in a peaceful spot in the mown four-acre grounds that include an orchard and a croquet lawn.
Car parking is available. Guests are asked to park one car in the lower or upper car parks. Additional cars, once unloaded, should be moved to the overflow car park.
- Included: Bed linen, towels (guests must provide their own beach towels), cot, high chair (please specify at time of booking if high chair is required), stairgate, electricity, electric heating and all on site facilities.
- Telephone: Telephone at the property with honesty box. Mobile signal generally poor. Wi-Fi.
- Pets: Sory, no dogs allowed.
- Local facilities: Beaches: Thurlestone Sands, 1 mile. Hope Cove, 1 ¾ miles. Salcombe, 3 miles. Shop and pub: Malborough, 1 ¼ miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants: Salcombe, 3 miles.Property: Self-catering holiday cottage.
Absolutely lovely week. We were very lucky with the weather but this was by far the loveliest house we have ever stayed in in South Devon.
Yes we had a great stay and the pool was areal success with my small grandchildren .we loved the sea views and the tranquility of the setting
We loved it and will come again next year
We had the most wonderful stay at Court Barton with our 3 children. So relaxing, was beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we needed. Amazing location right near some of the best beaches in the area and having the indoor pool was brilliant - we were in it twice a day. Would definitely recommend!
Wow - the Roundhouse has everything you would want from a holiday house. The property sits on top of a hill with spectacular views of South Milton Sands. The living room is incredibly spacious and the master suite is 5* Hotel standard with high ceilings, a roll top bath and walk-in shower. To add to this there is an indoor and outdoor pool and plenty of land for the kids to run free. Fantastic place to stay as a couple of families - it even has a snug TV room for the kids. We stayed here in August 2018 and had one of our best holidays ever. We are returning in 2019 for more wholesome family English seaside fun.
The Round house House is fabulous and far exceeded our expectations for a holiday rental. No need to take anything additional with you. It is of high quality, extremely spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. The kitchen was well stocked to cater for large numbers and the house comfortably accommodated 8 adults with much space to spare. Nice touches included good quality toiletries and a bottle of champagne on arrival which was most appreciated after the long drive down. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would love to return and would highly recommend it. The only downside was the lack of any mobile phone signal and the very limited wifi availability on site and in the immediate area (although there is a land line in the house). If this was sorted it would be perfect.
Issues didn't detract from a fabulous week in a wonderful cottage
We are delighted that you had such a good stay at this beautiful property in South Huish. We are also pleased that the fridge and dishwasher issues that you encountered were promptly sorted.
- The Toad Hall Team
Super stay will come again next year
My husband and I booked cottage 10 and the Roundhouse in Sept 16 for one week. We were having a special celebration for family and friends so being able to book two cottages gave us plenty of space and flexibility . Court Barton is a hidden gem - beautiful grounds and facilities and a fantastic area to explore . Both cottages were stylish, comfortable and well equipped. We had a glorious week and would recommend these properties. We have planned to return in Sept 17, booking cottage 10 again as a break for me and my husband.
We have been to the round house 3 times and it has to be the best holiday we have ever been on. It is very clean and tidy. We can't wait to book to go again.