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The Garden House

The Garden House is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
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The Garden House is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
The Garden House is a modern barn conversion finished to the highest luxury and eco standards.
The kitchen area is exceptionally light and airy, well equipped and a dream to use.
With underfloor heating, the lounge area is a great place for up to four people to chill out.
The woodburning stove provides the focal point for cosy winter evenings.
Your private, sun-drenched patio is straight outside the French doors; with parking spaces beyond.
Bedroom 1 has a comfortable super king size double bed which can convert into twin beds if required.
Bedroom 2 also has a very comfortable modern kingsize bed.
Each bedroom has a luxury en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.
Here's the glorious view west over the vegetable garden, as seen from an upstairs window.
The Garden House has private parking for two cars alongside the private patio.
The summer house by the lake. Described by a guest as 'a magical place'.
You're welcome to use the summer house for a meal by the lake, or to relax and read a book.
The planting, landscaping and views are inspirational. Don't forget your camera!
This is the view from the hide, where—if you're lucky—you might observe a busy kingfisher.
A peacock butterfly alights on a flower to sip the nectar.
Under a hot sun, carp bask in the warm water of the lake in the height of summer.
A woodland path wends its way around the lake, here seen in the winter sun.
In autumn, a majestic white stag stands in a field which forms part of the 18 acres.
With 18 acres to explore, every turn holds new vistas and delights.
The woodland path winds along the stream. Keep quiet and you might see deer in the shady glades.
Kerry and John, 2 of our guests, were married locally and used our garden for their wedding photos.
The entrance to Lower Winsford Farm where The Garden House is to be found. Parking is on the left.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Beaworthy, Devon, England
The Garden House is the perfect getaway for a family of four, or two couples, wishing for the peace, quiet and clean air of deep Devon countryside. Found down an unmade lane, The Garden House is a recent conversion of a stable block that once served a nearby stately home. With underfloor heating, heat-recovery ventilation, solar hot water + electricity, you'll be warm and cosy in this beautifully-appointed dwelling. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

Upstairs are 2 spacious bedrooms, one with a king-sized double bed, the other with your choice of either twin beds or—by zipping and linking—a second king-sized double. Both bedrooms have luxurious en-suites with large showers and East-facing windows to catch the morning sun.

Downstairs is a well-equipped luxurious kitchen/dining area with a frid...
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About the Owner, Anne and John R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 70 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
We're Anne and John, the owners, and we'll be here to greet you with the keys when you arrive and are just a short distance away should you need assistance or want to borrow maps or DVDs. Some guests prefer to be left all alone whereas other guests seek us out to ask questions about the area, the wildlife , the flowers and garden—or recommendations for where to eat. Either way, that's fine by us!
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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Our stay at The Garden House was top notch and although only for 3 nights we had a superbly restful stay because we slept so very well in the most comfortable bed ever! It is hard to single out any one thing which made our short break feel special, it was all first class from the lovely location; the lakeside...

Management response:

Thanks, Anne. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Do come again :-)


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Mrs Linda...
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The holiday home was much more than the pictures had led us to believe on the website, everything was so tastefully done and to a high standard, with the added surprise of a lovely cake and flowers as a welcome present. The location was stunning with the grounds and lake to walk around and even a boat to row around...

Management response:

Thanks for a wonderful review, Linda. We look forward to seeing you again!


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Simon B
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at the Garden House with a couple of friends during the first week of September. In terms of holiday accommodation, The Garden House is spacious, well equipped and very well maintained. Both double bedrooms have fabulous en-suite bathrooms, which is great for 2 couples travelling together. The location is quiet and everyone slept well (cider may also have...

Management response:

Gosh, What can we say? Thanks. We try hard to provide the best accommodation. and a review like this makes it all worthwhile. Do come again!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Fish in the lake are tame and can literally be fed by hand, so no fishing of any type is allowed (including children's nets). Fishing by rod is available in neighbouring lakes...
    2 Attached (ensuite)
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jan 6, 2018 -
Feb 9, 2018
3 nights
Feb 10, 2018 -
Feb 23, 2018
3 nights
Feb 24, 2018 -
Mar 23, 2018
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The sentences immediately above this one—which appear to be owners' comments—are put there by Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor and are ambiguous. Our prices are ALL INCLUSIVE and we, as owners, will not apply additional fees (though HL/TA may, of course, change theirs, but that's out of our control). Our prices are also FIXED and will never change once you've made a booking. Note there will be NO EXTRAS once you arrive!

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About the neighborhood
The Garden House nestles in the most sparsely-populated area in the region—no 'rush hour' here—equidistant between the rolling moorland of Dartmoor (15 mins*) and the great beaches of the North Devon and Cornish coast, famed for its delightful fishing villages, cliff walks and sandy surfing beaches (nearest, 25mins). On the doorstep we have Winsford Walled Garden (a 1 minute walk); Halwill Nature reserve (3 mins); the North Devon Alpaca Park (9 mins); and Cookworthy Forest with its cycle network (7 mins).

Dark skies are guaranteed as the nearest city is 45 miles away; you'll be stunned by what you can see from the patio and garden, particularly on clear autumn and winter evenings (if you don't own a pair, why not buy or borrow a pair of binoculars or telescope to bring wit...
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How to get there
The Garden House is 15 mins from the A30 at Okehampton. We will provide detailed directions for finding us once your booking is made.

Approximate driving times from points in the UK are provided for guidance.

Bristol: 2 hrs
Manchester 4.5 hrs
Nottingham 4 hrs
London 4 hrs

Please be aware that the main routes to the West Country can be busy during holiday periods.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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