About this listing
This is a very pretty double aspect room at the front of our house, with a comfortable full sized double sofa bed, wooden floors, a log burner, lots of books and some wonderful modern art pieces.
(If you'd like more space see our giant studio room)
In a beautiful country house with extensive gardens in Devon near Dartmoor, Totnes, Dartington Hall and the South Hams coast.
This is a handsome square room in our country house for you to relax in. Looking out onto our garden, the room faces East and South so has lovely light in morning and evening.
This is a cosy and charming space
with a new Ikea double studio bed, a comfortable sofas, woodburning stove and some great modern art. There is wifi and even guitars and a piano for musician guests.
(If you would like more space - check out our huge double studio room which is on Airbnb too.)
Our spacious house is set in a leafy one and half acre garden, next to our 14 acres of pasture and mature woodlands,
We have lots of dogs, cats, horses, ponies, chickens, ducks and sheep - all for you to enjoy. If you would like to ride we may be able to arrange this for you.
We are right next to the 400 acre Hembury Woods where there are many walks which lead to the magical Dart River and Iron Age fort.
Guests share a pretty upstairs bathroom with enclosed shower and there is a separate toilet on the ground floor.
We serve a delicious mostly organic breakfast in our very large airy kitchen diner. There offer a choice of juice, porridge (a speciality is porridge with Tahini, honey and banana), muesli, yoghurt, Riverford Farm Pain de Compagne and/or hand made Rye. home made jams and marmalade. Fresh coffee, regular tea and a wide range of herbal teas are served.
We're 10 minutes drive from the wilderness of Dartmoor, 30 minutes from the South Devon coast and 15 minutes from creative hub of Totnes - voted one of the coolest towns in England.
We are 15 minutes away from the medieval Dartington Hall which is a world renowned artistic centre set in stunning gardens and which has a rich programme of cultural events. We are also close by Rill Farm which is a centre for a number of yoga and other similar workshops.
And if you like steam trains we have that too - a number of vintage trains run from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.
This is a hot spot for local and organic food - the renowned Riverford Farm Kitchen restaurant and shop is just 10 minutes drive away. There is a good local supermarket 5 minutes away in Buckfastleigh. In Ashburton 8 minutes away there is a brilliant fish deli and bakery.
There are plenty of good pubs in the area - the nearest is about 10 minutes walk away.
For train travellers, Totnes is 3 hours from London on the main line from Paddington Station. We're half an hour South of Exeter and half an hour North of Plymouth, buses run to Buckfastleigh from both cities.
There are airports at Exeter (45 minutes away) and Bristol (90 minutes away) both of which have international connections.
Downstairs toilet with washbasin, upstairs family bathroom. Free to roam in our gardens, woods and fields. Breakfast is served in our very spacious kitchen dining room.
Interaction with Guests
We will make you welcome and help with questions about where to eat and shop etc. We're happy to chat with you over breakfast if you would enjoy that. Otherwise we will leave you in peace.
We are lucky enough to live in a very lovely big house with huge garden and spacious views across to the hills of South Devon and Dartmoor. We are very much in the country - its peaceful here - at the same time as having shops and places to eat within a short drive.
There are great walks right on our doorstep, just next to our own 5 acre wood there is Hembury Woods which is owned by the National Trust and is a wonderful place to walk. There's a stone age fort at the top of Hembury Hill and the River Dart runs through the valley below.
We had a wonderful stay in this really big house and wonderful garden. Nick was a great host and very friendly. Breakfast was perfect! We strongly recommend!
Nick is a great host. We felt welcomed as he was courteous and polite. He had recommendations for us about nearby places which were good (Totnes). Good coffee too!
We had such an enjoyable time staying in Nick and Judy's beautiful house. Lovely chatting to them both - we felt like we'd known them a long time. Gorgeous woods on the doorstep and tasty breakfast - a really relaxing break for us. Thank you.
Although we didn't get to meet Nick and Judy, they were very helpful (and quick to respond) over the phone and it was lovely to arrive to their beautiful house. We were very well looked after and enjoyed the company of their friends. The room was large and bright and it was wonderful to be able to walk into the forest. We felt instantly at home and loved their friendly animals!
Nick and his family were very welcoming and live in a beautiful house and location. Lots to do and see. The room is big and airy, clean and bright. Do take note that it is primarily a living room rather than bedroom and sits right next to the kitchen.
Personally I think it's slightly overpriced but I'm sure others wouldn't as the location is great and the hosts warm and welcoming. I don't think the poor weather helped and no- one can do anything about that!
Nice and friendly. Beautiful place. Clean room. Good breakfast. We had a lovely stay.
Nick was a wonderful host, providing excellent suggestions for meals and activities in the area. He was also very accommodating of our dietary requirements which we appreciated.
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About the Host, Nick
I am a designer and communications person, I work from home and in London, my wife Judy runs our property. We have two teenage children, Hattie & Donald. On our small organic holding we have horses, ponies, sheep and lots of dogs and cats. We like to live a pretty simple life and enjoy meeting new people from around the world.
We enjoy having guests who appreciate nature and will enjoy the laid back (and somewhat) messy home we live in.
We've really enjoyed being Airbnb hosts - all the guests we've had have been very friendly and a pleasure to have with us.