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East Bickleigh

Halwell, Devon (Ref. 976183)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Review(s)

  • Amalia

    “We had a lovely week staying at East Bickleigh, there were 6 adults, 1 child and two doggies, its a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings and a lovely owner.”

    The swimming pool is fab, the garden opposite the cottage was great, perfect for the doggies to run around and play and a trampoline perfect for my gymnastics mad 13 year old. Would highly recommend.

    The swimming pool is fab, the garden opposite the cottage was great, perfect for the doggies to run around and play and a trampoline perfect for my gymnastics mad 13 year old. Would highly recommend.

    - Amalia, August 2023


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with big bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x family room with king size double and two singles and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin and French windows to steps to patio
  • Ground floor WC with basin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area
  • Kitchen with French windows to steps to patio.
  • Underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for six cars.Shared Childrens play area, barbecue, indoor pool
  • Three well behaved dogs welcome
  • There is a pet charge of £20 per pet for the second and third pet
  • Note: Note: Swimming pool is 39' x 19' x 3' to 4'6" deep, available from 8am to 8pm; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends

The property

In a peaceful and secluded setting, a mile from Halwell and 1½ from Harbertonford (PO/shop, pub), two cottages and three superb barn conversions at Bickleigh Farm, all sharing an indoor heated swimming pool (39' x 19' x 3' to 4'6" deep, available 8am to 8pm, occasionally also used by owners' family and friends) with toddlers' splash pool, children’s play area (swings, slides, climbing frame), large trampoline and games room (pool table, table tennis, WiFi).

All are on a 300 acre working mixed farm (often lambs, calves and kittens).

Conservation walks with wonderful views to Torbay and Dartmoor have been laid out across the farmland and the properties are positioned to each have their own patio and barbecue area, and share large lawns and garden.

Professional catering available.

These are very special places to stay.

East Bickleigh and Oak Tree (976220) are the two comfortable and very attractive cottages on the same farm, converted from a 17th century farmhouse.

They share the indoor heated swimming pool, children's play area, trampoline and games room with Swallows Reach 976144, The Roundhouse 976196, and The Hay Barn 976197 and each has its own patio.

If booked together, Oak Tree and East Bickleigh have interconnecting doors and the dining area in one cottage can seat 12 people - useful for one large party.

Many original features have been kept: beams, exposed stone, sash windows and large fireplaces.

East Bickleigh has large living/dining room with wood floor (rugs), beams, TV/DVD, big fireplace with woodburner and step up to dining area.

Slate-floored kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, fridge, 7-burner gas hob/electric oven) with original well, safely glass-topped as an interesting feature.

French windows and steps up to the patio.


Upstairs (stairgates), three bedrooms - a double with en suite shower-room (suite), a twin with large en suite bathroom (suite with huge Victorian bath plus hand-shower), and step up to a large room open to the rafters with 5' double plus two singles, en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and French windows leading to step up (handrail) to patio (table/chairs, barbecue) and grassed area. Halwell: small village (church, good food pub, filling station for basic supplies, bus route) in wooded farmland on the A381 between Totnes (town), 7 miles, and Kingsbridge, 6.

Dartmouth (town) and the sea/beach at Blackpool Sands, 7 miles.

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club (indoor pool), 3 miles; also, leisure park (activities, animals).

Central South Hams base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes.

Note: Swimming pool is available from 8am to 8pm, and is closed on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3.15pm and Wednesdays from 9.15am to 10.30am in term time; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas