½ mile from Luton, on a 105 acre livestock farm, a house converted from a barn attached to the 18th cent. farmhouse with an integral indoor heated swimming pool (19’ x 11’ x 4’ deep, available 9am to 9pm, 2 steps into pool room). The friendly owners are enthusiastic and proud that wildlife abounds on their land, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. You are welcome to walk their land and share their interest. There are Neolithic burial sites, a stream, ponds (both unfenced) and a woodland picnic and play area (climbing frame). If you’re a ‘twitcher’, bring a camera; you might see a cirl bunting, nightjar or very rare Dartford warbler.
Inside, simple and stylish with oak floors, good fabrics and emphasis on comfort. Approached through your own enclosed garden (picnic benches, gas barbecue). Step up to front door; hall; large living room with woodburner and TV/DVD; fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker); double bedroom; shower-room (wet-room suite). Upstairs (stairgate), four more bedrooms - two double with en suite bathrooms (suites plus hand-showers), and two twin; two more shower-rooms (suites). All bedrooms have TV/DVD. Step down into old stables converted into a games room (pool table, PlayStation, VDU/DVD). Professional catering available. Spring water. There is something for everyone with this house - exciting activities or peace and tranquillity.
NEWTON ABBOT Teignmouth 5 miles; Shaldon 5 miles; Torquay 10 miles. Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The ancient market town now offers plenty of modern shops and the famous Hedgehog Hospital, where visitors are encouraged to feed and hold the animals. There's also a racecourse where National Hunt racing takes place from spring until autumn, with craft fayres during winter. Newton Abbot has one of the only traditional working malthouses left in the UK, offering the finest selection of bottled beers in Devon. The nearby seaside towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are very nearby and are fantastic destinations for families. Spend a day on the beach building sand castles and walk the impressive Victorian Pier at Teignmouth. The National Trust houses of Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle are well worth a visit, whilst the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the stunning beaches around Torquay and the many hidden coves such as Meadfoot, Oddicombe and farther afield the pretty Ness Cove. And of course, the South West Coast Path provides stunning seascapes across the bay, with a popular stretch from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain, passing through Beacon Cove where Agatha Christie used to swim as a girl. Newton Abbot provides a fabulous base for an English seaside holiday all year round.