“Really need a better inventory for the house.”
There was also some damp patches which need sorting.
There was also some damp patches which need sorting. Lovely location & grounds.
“Thought description of house was misleading.”
Website and photos somehow convey that large garden is easily accessed from property, i.e. on doorstep, whereas it is, in fact, the other side of two courtyards and surrounding properties, so instead of just wandering out with a bbq and bottle of wine, we didn’t actually bother to use it all! Property very well stocked in terms of implements, cutlery, china, pans, dishes, etc, (no corkscrew, so glad I brought my own), and comfortable chairs, beds and so on. We really appreciated large, fresh milk in fridge on arrival. However, the only really decent bedroom in the house is the top room, which is highly luxuriously comfortable when compared to those on ground floor, which are cramped and foisty. GF bathroom is nice, but the property smells damp and clothes, towels, etc do not dry out down there, and there is not enough storage space for a family of 7, as we were. Position of property is lovely and local villages and pubs are excellent, with quite easy access to many places. We had a lovely holiday, partly because of really good weather, but would not like to stay here when it’s cold and damp outside, so probably would not return to this property.
It is disappointing to read the comment. It quite clearly states in your brochure that the garden is shared along with the games rooms, tennis court, etc. Rowden Court is spread over 1.5 ac and even in high summer I am always surprised how quiet it is there. The garden is lovely and has areas to explore and walk round. There is a good BBQ area at the bottom of the garden with picnic tables. We are not required to provide deckchairs and would struggle to store 8 in the property but do have 2. I cannot remember the last time anyone complained about the towels. We are experiencing unusual heat. I hope they had all the windows and Velux's open as normally there is a good breeze coming through these. Due to the aerial in the property the TV is situated on top of the chest of draws upstairs. As the bed is large this is the only place this can go. Therefore if guests wish to watch TV they can do so from the sofa. The property has all the equipment in the kitchen that helpful holidays ask for. It is very well equipped and has good knives, potato peeler and salad spinner. I also cook from scratch and I would have everything that I would need there. Owner relations
“We didn't feel that the listing was as honest and transparent as expected from a reputable company.”
We would not have booked the property if we had known that there was no private outside space for this large family property, nowhere to sit and eat - we couldn't safely carry the china plates/dishes/glasses for the family down to the barbecue area, and no melamine plates/glasses were provided. This was more than frustrating and meant that the glorious sunny evenings could not be enjoyed - 2 very basic deckchairs were provided for 8 people? No welcome basket/note on arrival and a lack of clear instructions on where to find the games room/barbecue area etc. In a property in this price range we expect good quality, large bath towels, the ones supplied were thin, didn't dry between uses and too small - large enough for a child. I note from the visitors book that other guests have made this same comment. The master bedroom at the top of the house is very hot in the summer, making it difficult to sleep at night. An electric fan is needed. There is a TV in the master bedroom - I'm not sure how you would be able to watch it as it is placed on top of a chest of drawers, the view is blocked by the wardrobe. The property was quite well equipped. However, we didn't know that in advance, we had asked for an inventory for the kitchen but that didn't materialise, so we took our good kitchen knives, salad spinner, potato peeler etc etc as we cook from scratch. This was not the high standard of accommodation that we had been led to expect from the website details, very disappointing.
“We had a lovely break in this lovely cottage.”
Plenty of room for a party of eight. Well equipped kitchen and all very clean. Tennis court was a great bonus. Lovely area, had some great days out and beach visits despite inclement weather. Would recommend!
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Broadband / WiFi
High in farmland a mile from the pretty village of Noss Mayo and ½ mile from the sea at Stoke with its splendid cliffs, Coast Path and cove beach is St Aubyn House; a smart, three-storey, Grade II listed 'upside down' cottage, sitting mid-row and looking over the shared inner courtyard.
Inside is stylish and contemporary with quality furnishings and fabrics, painted beams and interesting artwork.
There are three ground-floor bedrooms – a double and two twins (one zip-linkable to 6’ double on request).
On the first floor the open-plan living/dining area has a long oak table, ideal for gathering together, comfy sofas and an electric ‘living flame’ fire.
A neatly fitted galley-style kitchen area provides everything you'll need to cater for the family.
At the top of the house, on the second floor is the enormous master bedroom suite, with a huge bed, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and an en suite bathroom.
Outside is a 1½ acre shared garden with a barbecue and picnic table, and a games/laundry room with table tennis, darts, washing machine, tumble drier - (extra charge), courtyards and hard tennis court so you'll never want for something to entertain.
Further afield, don your walking boots and take the low tide footpath across the creek, head into unspoiled National Trust woodland or along the cliff top Coast Path.
For the more adventurous, why not try your hand at wakeboarding or paddleboarding, play tennis or go horse riding.
And of course for sand and surf you are spoiled for choice with lovely beaches all around the South Hams.
St Aubyn House is the perfect spot for recharging your batteries, being together as a group or exploring this pretty part of Devon.
2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor
Three levels. 3 ground floor bedrooms, 1 x king size double, 2 x twin ( 1 x zip-linkable to 6’ double on request), bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. First floor sitting room with electric living flame fire and dining area. Galley style kitchen. Second floor super king-size double with sofa bed and en suite bathroom with separate shower.
- Underfloor heating with night storage heating and electric fires
- Microwave, fridge, larder fridge, washing machine, tumble-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 four cars
- One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
- Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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About the location
Plymouth 8 miles.
A tranquil, picturesque village in the South Hams area of Devon, on a bend of the River Yealm leading up from the South Devon coast (1 mile). The perfect haven for sailors, for those who love messing about near water and for those who appreciate stunning and civilised countryside. There is a local butcher, chemist, post office and grocer in Newton Ferrers and an organic farm shop just two miles away. The village pub, with fantastic views across the water towards Noss Mayo and the creek, serves good food and drink. The area is blessed with many walks that meander along the waterside and across the fields, while to the north Dartmoor's high tors and open spaces beckon those who love wild country. The city of Plymouth with its shops, Marine Aquarium and Barbican quayside area is just 8 miles away while beautiful Totnes with its 'alternative' view on life is a must. If the beach rather than boats is what you seek, you won't do better than the beautiful sands at Mothecombe and Bigbury just a few miles down the road. Both are accessible by road or boat from Newton Ferrers. There are a number of excellent golf courses nearby.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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