- Property code: THERET
- Changeover day: Friday
- Nearby shop
- Designated parking
- Discount for small parties
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Short Breaks available
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
The Retreat, is perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful South Hams, Dartmoor and further afield. Nestled within the village of Harbertonford, this 200 year old stone-built cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families and couples all year round.
The village boasts a thriving shop and a pub within walking distance, and provides easy access to many characterful and interesting towns including Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. The bohemian and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes in Totnes provide an interesting day out, or Totnes weekly market sees fresh local produce and artisan crafts in the market square. The yachting ports of Salcombe and Dartmouth are just a short drive and offer plenty of history and sightseeing. Alternatively the stunning beaches of the South Hams provide entertainment for the whole family, through the sunny summer or bracing winter months.
Please Note: For larger groups (up to 11 people) you can book this property along with The Hideaway which is located next door (availability permitting).
Please Note: This property is better suited to 4 adults and 2 children, rather than 6 adults.
Ground floor entrance to kitchen diner with electric fan oven/grill/hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine and microwave. Table to seat 6. Hall area with wall hooks. Sitting room with large sofa and armchair, TV, DVD and Amazon ‘Fire’. Stairs up to 1st floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed (4ft 6in). Bedroom 2 with 3ft bunk beds. Bedroom 3 with 2ft 6in single bed and 2 ft 6in truckle bed. Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC.
A small courtyard with garden table and chairs.
One allocated parking space at the rear of the property.
- Included: Bed linen and towels (Please provide your own beach towels). Night storage heaters, electricity, travel cot and high chair.
- Pets: One Small-Medium well behaved dog permitted. Pet charge £25.00 per week.
- Telephone: No telephone in the property. Mobile reception good. Wi-Fi.
- Local Facilities: Beaches at Blackpool Sands, 10 miles; Slapton Sands, 12 miles; Broadsands, 12 miles; Bantham, 12 miles; Bigbury-on-Sea, 15 miles; Thurlestone, 13 miles. Village shop and pub, 500 metres. Pub at Harberton 1 mile. Several other village pubs within 3 mile radius. A wider selection of amenities in Totnes, 3 miles; Dartmouth, 10 miles; Salcombe 16 miles. Dartmouth Golf & Country Club with spa, 5 miles. Woodlands Children’s Park, 5 miles. South Devon Coast path walking and Dartmoor.
It was a really lovely holiday which was enhanced by so much to do in the area and good places to eat. A great base from which to explore. Appreciated the guest book with suggestions/comments from previous guests. Will be returning!
Had a great week's holiday for 2 people and dog. Great location and lovely village. House super - just courtyard that let it down. Love Totnes and Dartmouth and Dartmoor. Super dog friendly beaches nearby.
Great location Road being closed for 4 days was a nuisance but outside your control
The Maltsters Arms, Harbertonford
(Less than a mile)
Friendly and helpful pub with good beer and basic food Curry night was good value for money
(Less than a mile)
An ethical and fairtrade store selling an assortment of antique Indian furniture, homewares and other unusual pieces. Take a break from shopping at The Nkuku café which serves an all day menu including the finest artisan coffee, light meals, wood fired pizzas and a selection of wines, craft beers, organic ciders and cocktails, all in beautiful surroundings.
Nkuku Lifestyle Store and Café Brockhills Barns, Harbertonford TQ9 7PS (T: 01803 465365)
The Church House Inn
A family and dog friendly pub in a beautiful setting with a reputation for serving good quality, classic dishes. Dating from the 13th century this is a fine example of a traditional Devon long house and still retains lots of original features.
The Church House Inn Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SF (T: 01803 863707)
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Delicious Sunday lunch especially the roast beef. Only disappointment was the treacle tart. Everything else was lovely. Would only add that the vegetables need to be brought out immediately after the meat.
The Watermans Arms
Relax in the friendly atmosphere of this pub by the cosy log fire in the winter or outside overlooking the river in the warmer months. Enjoy Devon’s finest produce accompanied by good beer and wine. Children will enjoy paddling in the river as well as the play area. Dogs welcome.
The Watermans Arms Bow Bridge, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG (T: 01803 732214)
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amazing pub. Great location by the river, really nice food and friendly staff. The dogs loved it too and we made to feel very welcome :)
A warm welcome was received at this lovely pub that served great food especially Sunday roast - booking is reccomemnded
Ate here twice Sunday lunch good and food on second visit good too Nice to be able to tie our dogs in
An unpretentious, welcoming pub with fantastic food.
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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Very friendly staff and a very good meal.
Giving you the opportunity to take canoeing to the next level with guided tours in long canoes along the beautiful River Dart, Canoe Adventures offer a variety of options and opportunities to really make the experience your own with canoe share for families, riverside picnics, ice cream, wildlife, history and fire craft to be enjoyed. You can join a tour or opt for private hire with visits to the popular Sharpham Vineyard for family celebrations, hen parties, stag dos, school trips and corporate outings. Keep an eye on the website for scheduled trips including the Dart by Moonlight which is a complete cracker!
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Woodlands Family Theme Park
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I like Woodlands because it is entertaining whatever the weather
Brilliant day out for all ages.
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
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....
My daughter and granddaughter really enjoyed this park and was amazed how big it was and how many attractions it had.
Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
Travel back in time to the days when Elizabethan merchants lived in this fascinating building in the centre of Totnes. Kids can dress up in the nursery or discover what people ate in the Elizabethan kitchen and herb garden, and the whole family can enjoy the wealth of interesting exhibits about Totnes through the ages.
Totnes Elizabethan House Museum 70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU (T: 01803 86382)
Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy
On a thousand-year-old farm of five hundred acres, Sharpham vineyard is one of England's foremost quality wine and cheese producers, and in the summer months they invite you to visit, explore, experience and learn about the production processes in this beautiful corner of South Devon near Totnes. Designed and built in 1770, the house itself overlooks fields and wooded slopes above the River Dart, making it the perfect setting to experience the best of South Devon produce. Both wines and cheeses boast award winning statuses so you can imagine the pleasure that comes from a tour, a Vineyard Ramble, a Trek and Taste visit or a complete Sharpham Experience lasting a decadent four hours exploring the estate.
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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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Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!
Our family 's favourite beach
The cost of the parking steep
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
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.
A long stretch of beach with spectacular views of the sea stretching into the distance, Slapton Sands is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and for good reason. Adjacent to Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake that’s home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the many reasons people come to visit the area, the beach has a history of welcoming families in the summer for long days in the sunshine, building sandcastles, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. It’s amazing to believe that this peaceful corner of South Devon has its place in military history as in 1943 the beach was taken over by allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. However, live ammunition and poor visibility ended in the deaths of more than 700 servicemen, so today there is a stone monument in place for Operation Tiger, as it was called, as well as a Sherman Tank at nearby Torcross. On a more current note, there is a beachside café at Slapton Sands for teas, coffees and other light bites, and there are also toilets nearby. The beach has disabled access, and also allows dogs throughout the year, so it really is fun for everyone and very easy to get to. There is parking nearby and in the summer months from May to September there is lifeguard cover. Last, but not least, a small collection of pubs reside in Torcross for those who are feeling peckish after a long day in the fresh air, or if you have been for a nice walk along the sand!
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Great place for a walk along the beach and had some great events for children at Easter. Great fish and chips in the pub at the end on Torcross
Clapton Sands is beautiful. The rocks are the most beautiful colours, wild flowers abound on the beach, the views in either direction are stunning and it is rarely over crowded.One of the most wonderful areas in the U.K.
Beautiful stretch of shingle beach - dogs allowed all year. Not many facilities - we went to the Strete end of the beach as there is a great little coffee hut there - great coffee and friendly staff.
Wonderful nature reserve with well signposted walks.
Beautiful beach right across from our Cottage
Really interesting area and good walks along the coast and by the Ley. Generous provision of toilets and parking and a number of places to eat. Would particularly recommend The Start Bay Inn, The Boathouse and Seabreeze Cafe at Torcross. Also very handy that there is a bus should you want to walk one way and get a bus back. Very beautiful and peaceful.
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Britannia Fish - Great fish - always fresh and lovely family run business. A must for anyone who likes eating good fish!
Ideal for quiet and peaceful holiday with two good restaurants both of which are dog friendly.
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Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful
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.
Leas Foot Sands
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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!
This is possibly the best beach in the whole of England