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PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 September 2014

The Barn, Galmpton, South Devon

The Barn, Galmpton, South Devon


Four of the best new properties in the county are now available to let through holiday cottage specialist Toad Hall Cottages

St Christopher’s Apartment, ExmouthSt Christopher’s Apartment, Exmouth

Bucking the trend of the holiday cottage industry in the UK, Toad Hall Cottages based in Kingsbridge, South Devon, has seen bookings rise steadily this year as well as adding over 50 stylish holiday homes to its South West portfolio. And here, especially for Devon Life readers, are the pick of the crop!

The Barn, in Galmpton, South Devon is a spectacular holiday home less than a mile from the sandy beaches of Hope Cove. The Barn, which sleeps eight, is finished to a high specification throughout, from the bespoke kitchen and luxurious bathrooms to the antique furniture, stylish artworks and top of the range flat screen TVs.

This immaculate property is the perfect place for a family holiday with a choice of sandy beaches on your doorstep, walking on the South West Coastal Path, great local pubs and restaurants, and fabulous surrounding countryside to explore. Seven nights start from £750 and short breaks are also available.

For couples, St Christopher’s Apartment on the fringe of the vibrant seaside town of Exmouth, is the perfect bolthole for a relaxing break in any season. Backing onto pretty countryside, this one-bedroom apartment is beautifully furnished throughout with lots of added luxuries including its own sauna and sunny private terrace.

Waterhead Barn and Farmhouse, East Portlemouth, South DevonWaterhead Barn and Farmhouse, East Portlemouth, South Devon

Holidaymakers can explore the Jurassic Coast, scenic River Exe Estuary or Exmouth’s regency seafront and two-mile beach, can hire a mountain bike, take a kite surfing lesson or enjoy a day out in the nearby cathedral city of Exeter. Seven nights start from £336 and short breaks are also available.

Waterhead Barn and Farmhouse in East Portlemouth, is a magnificent property in a stunning waterside position on the Salcombe estuary. Sleeping 14, the property is ideal for groups holidaying together or perhaps a family re-union or special event.

The traditional farmhouse, featuring luxurious fixtures and fittings including four poster beds, is linked by a passageway to the converted barn which has huge contemporary style reception spaces and quirky modern features. Waterhead is surrounded by ten acres of private gardens reaching down to the creek and private mooring plus the sandy beaches, water sports and amenities of Salcombe are just a short drive or boat ride away. Seven nights start from £1,506 and short breaks are also available.

Salcombe is a wonderful holiday destination at any time of year, and Toad Hall Cottages have recently taken on Boatman’s Cottage, a restored 19th century fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Salcombe. The cottage, which sleeps four, is full of character, and ideally placed to take advantage of the wonderful sandy beaches on both sides of the estuary, the water sports for which Salcombe is famous, and also the many pubs, restaurants and interesting shops that cluster along the town’s main street. Seven nights start from £275 and short breaks are also available.

If you are interested in letting your own cottage call 0800 6101122 and speak to one of Toad Hall Cottages’ dedicated property team to get some free, no strings attached, advice on how best to market your property. Or for further information on cottages throughout the region, to make a booking, or request a brochure go to


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