Broad Downs Farmhouse
As featured on ITV1's Holiday Home Sweet Home, presented by Lisa Faulkner, on 17th November 2012
Approached by a private lane, Broad Downs Farm was originally a traditional mixed Devon farmstead consisting of farm house, stables, stone barn and piggery. Set in a secluded location, surrounded by 22 acres of sheep pasture and meadow, with a small woodland area, natural pond and springs, the property includes large gardens and an outdoor swimming pool (shared with Broad Downs Barn). The farmhouse has been extensively renovated and updated by its present owners to create a large spacious property which can cater for extended holiday groups. A traditional farmhouse with contemporary living space incorporating high green oak beam ceilings, log burners, natural stone floors, all rooms command beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
LOCATION Broad Downs is just a short five minute drive from the picturesque sailing town of Salcombe with its beaches, waterfront, shops and restaurants. Beautiful walks connect with miles of coastal paths at Bolberry Down leading to Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove, Hope Cove and Thurlestone, whilst Bantham Beach, popular with surfers from far and wide is just a 10 minute drive away. The location provides an ideal secluded country retreat, the perfect base for exploring neighbouring coves and beaches and the market town of Kingsbridge (a 10 minute drive) and beyond to Dartmouth approximately half an hour away.
ENTRANCE HALL leading to ground floor cloakroom with w.c. and wash-hand basin.
UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM housing washing machine and tumble dryer, hanging space, storage for walking and beach gear, butlers sink and large heater drying cupboard.
FAMILY ROOM Stunning green oak framed room with generous comfortable seating, 42" flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and music system. Double French doors opening onto private courtyard with stunning views across the farm and surrounding farmland. Outdoor dining table and chairs (seating for 12) under the shade of a 100 year old fig tree. Barbeque available. The family room extends into the large dining space with table and seating for up to 14 people. Large folding quarter doors lead to kitchen.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN Fully equipped with Britannia stainless steel range cooker, large larder fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Separate larder houses freezer and additional food storage. From the kitchen the hallway leads to the drawing room.
DRAWING ROOM A beautifully presented spacious and sunny room framed again in green oak, with log burner, full height windows commanding panoramic views and access through double French doors onto garden area and meadow. Comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs for relaxing evenings by the fire. Music system.
SNUG/SITTING ROOM A bright and cosy room with sofa, 32" flat screen TV and DVD player.
BEDROOMS Five in total. On the first floor there are three double rooms each with King-size beds, two rooms have well appointed en-suite facilities including bath and shower. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms that offer flexible accommodation, providing either single beds to sleep 7, or one King-size double bed and up to five single beds. These rooms are ideal for children, teenagers or as a family room. In addition up to three Z-beds can be made available. N.B. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and bath towels are provided.
BATHROOMS In addition to the two en suite bath/shower rooms there is a separate family bathroom on the second floor with bath, shower, w.c. and two wash-hand basins.
SWIMMING POOL Outdoor heated swimming pool (4' overall depth), set in original walled garden shared with adjacent Broad Downs Barn. The outdoor heated swimming pool is only available between the May and September, please check with the office for confirmed dates
OUTSIDE Over three acres of natural garden / meadow area, barbeque, tree swing and trampoline (unprotected).
PARKING For up to three vehicles close to the farmhouse - additional on site parking for a boat or trailer available on request.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES The owners of Broad Downs are offering additional services included with every booking which are designed to take away as much of the pre-holiday hassle as possible to allow busy families to 'hit the ground running' when they start their holiday and enjoy every available minute, minimising the organisational stress.
* Free midweek clean and house keeper service.
* Welcome pack including maps and guides, information on local facilities and services, restaurants, beaches, walks and local shopping.
* Baby and toddler equipment, including travel cots, stair-gates, highchairs, child- friendly eating and drinking utensils, microwave bottle sterilizer available on request.
* Advance restaurant booking
* Bedding, bed linen, bath towels provided and beds made-up weekly
* Nintendo Wii
* Internet Broadband
* Heated outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, open beginning May to end of September (weather permitting)
Additional Service charged separately
* Evening babysitting
* Evening drop off / pick up from Salcombe / local restaurants
* Private on-site catering for evening meals
* Welcome grocery pack
* Personal trainer for individuals or groups
Arrival & Departure Times
* Arrival Thursday 5.00pm
* Early luggage drop off and parking facility on day of arrival
* Departure Thursday 12pm
Map and Directions
From 01/08/2014 till 15/08/2014 £3890
From 15/08/2014 till 22/08/2014 £3890
From 22/08/2014 till 22/08/2014 £3890
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bedlinen supplied
- Changeover Day:Friday
- High chair
- Open fire
- Sky TV
- Swimming pool
- Towels supplied