Lower Well Farmhouse, Devon

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A rustic-chic beauty on an award-winning wine estate with restaurant in Devon: heaven for gourmands (sleeps 8)

4 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Parking

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*
English wine is in vogue, and this pink-washed farmhouse offers an idyllic place to sample the fruits of homegrown labour. Channelling rustic-chic, the 4-bedroom conversion on the award-winning Sandridge Barton Estate is a palette of sage greens, inky blues, pale wood and slate, offering a large open-plan living space with views over the orchard and vineyard. Timber beams and a log burner add to a feeling of laidback luxe, while a beautiful kitchen calls you to cook up a feast using the area’s amazing local produce (seafood straight from Brixham’s boats is a highlight).

Sleeping up to 8, the stylish yet homely bedrooms are trussed up with wood panelling, comfortable beds, statement lights and soul-filled decor in the form of sketches and succulents. All have an ensuite shower room so it’s just a race to the master, which has a rolltop, too. At the rear of the property lies a south-facing courtyard reminiscent of an Ibizan finca thanks to sun-bleached garden furniture adorned with muted soft furnishings. With a barbecue to boot, you’ll want to dine outside whenever possible — and with such delicious wine available on site, you won’t be arguing over who’s designated driver. Have at least one meal in the fantastic restaurant, Circa, though; you’re on holiday, after all. Spend your days walking through the vineyards, having guided tastings, or rambling along the River Dart and down to the South Devon coast. Nearby beaches offer long stretches of golden sand, secluded coves and shingle beaches flanked by cliffs.

Getting here: drive, or train to Paignton or Totnes and taxi (10 / 15 mins)

Special touches.

+ Book a guided tasting and tour of the onsite winery.
+ Treat yourselves to a wine flight accompanied by local cheeses in the bar.

“We wanted to turn a traditional farmhouse into a fun and sociable holiday cottage, in the heart of our wine estate.” Managers, Tom and Laura

My Kip favourites

They love
“Watching the sun rise over the orchard in front of the property, whilst breathing in the smells of the lavender in the front garden.”

We love
The framed photos of the harvest process on the estate, from vineyard to winery.

You may not love
Proximity to the shop and restaurant; estate visitors walk past the house.

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Sustainability.

Solar energy, air-sourced heat pumps, and rain and spring water harvesting systems.

Surrounds.

  • Stroll along the river to the pretty village of Stoke Gabriel where you’ll find local pubs, a village shop and The River Shack restaurant. Pack your swim gear and hire watersports equipment to explore the River Dart: you can kayak or SUP all the way to Totnes.
  • The seaside town of Torbay – nicknamed the English Riviera – is known for known for its lovely beaches, including Babbacombe and cliffside Oddicombe.
  • Brixham – this characterful fishing port is the place for canoeing and kayaking. Steeped in history, diverse walking routes span Napoleonic forts and jaw-dropping views. Go for a swim at Elbury Cove while you’re here: a sheltered bay, the water is crystal clear.
  • Home to the only naval college in the country, Dartmouth is packed with independent shops and eateries, plus a steam train ride for kids. Nearby beaches offer long stretches of golden sand, secluded coves and shingle beaches flanked by cliffs.
  • Said to have more listed buildings per head than any other town in the UK, Totnes has a Norman motte-and-bailey castle and a reputation for being a quirky spot thanks to a plethora of eccentric independent shops.
  • Greenway House – situated on a promontory of the River Dart, this National Trust property was Agatha Christie’s holiday home and has been the location for various Poirot films.

Specifics.

  • Farmhouse on a vineyard estate, next to its shop and restaurant
  • 4 bedrooms: upstairs 3 x king or twin beds (zip and link); downstairs 1 x double with own front door and wheelchair access
  • Baby cot and highchair on request
  • 4 ensuite shower bathrooms; the upstairs master has a rolltop tub, too
  • Toiletries provided
  • Full kitchen with oven and induction hob, fridge freezer, coffee maker and microwave
  • Basic supplies and a welcome hamper
  • Sitting room with sofa, Smart TV and woodburner
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Private garden with alfresco dining area
  • WiFi and phone reception
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Walk to a shop, bar and restaurant (next door!)
  • Manager available by phone
  • Dogs welcome (extra charge, downstairs only)
  • Booking conditions: min stay varies throughout the year – please check availability calendar
  • Security deposit: £500
  • House rules: no shoes on carpets
  • Remember to pack: wellies for river and woodland walks; beach towels and watersports gear

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Cancellations permitted 12+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 12 weeks of stay.

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