Rustic wild swim lodge with sauna and hot tub.
Like something straight out of an 18th century painting, Gamekeepers Lodge sits neatly on a 120 acre estate nestled deep in the lush green Avon Valley. This magical property has been looked after by the same family for generations and is a quirky, comfortable property that oozes unique charm and character.
Just a stone's throw down to the River with it's cool, clear waters, perfect for paddling, chilling out and picnicking, it really is an ideal spot to relax and hideaway with friends and family.
Sit and admire the sunset on the balcony terrace or relax with a good book on the private lawn, both overlooking acres and acres of magnificent South Devon Countryside. Take a stroll through ancient woodland. Spot Kingfishers, Falcons, Buzzards, Badgers and Otter. Relax with a spot of salmon or Trout fishing or brave the cool clear water of the River Avon followed by a steam in the riverside Canadian sauna.
The ample grounds stretch on forever and are an absolute paradise for children, big and small, with unlimited space to run, play hide and seek, build dens... The options here really are endless.
Just around the corner is the famous Avon Mill, where you can browse contemporary and traditional arts and crafts, made by local artisans and sample one of the finest cream teas in Devon. Or, if you're feeling brave, take the 'Chili Challenge' at South Devon Chili Farm, both just a short stroll away. The historic towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge are both also nearby. And with just a 15 minutes drive to some of the best beaches in the country or you can venture inland and head up to beautiful Dartmoor National Park. You'll be completely spoilt for choice as you ponder how best to spend your days.
An 18th Century Hunting Lodge with easy, comfortable family living. The front door opens into a well-equipped utility room, with washer, tumble dryer and plenty of storage/drying space for wetsuits, wellington boots etc. Off the utility room there is a magnificent modern bathroom with a large jacuzzi bath, a good-sized separate shower and WC.
Step into the comfortable, lounge/living room with its beautiful L-Shaped antique sofa, wood burner, beautiful artwork and with a nod to modern living, a widescreen TV and DVD player. This spacious room boasts incredible views through the huge french windows that dominate almost entirely one wall. (Please note: The living area and the super-king bedroom share the same space on the ground floor)
The staircase off the lounge takes you up to a well equipped farmhouse kitchen. Fully fitted with an integrated hob and oven, dishwasher and microwave.
A traditional wooden table sits in the heart of this room, ideal for a lively family breakfast as you plan the day ahead. Double doors off the kitchen lead out onto a large terrace, perfect for sundowners and al-fresco dining with ample seating and spectacular views over the estate
Heavy wooden folding doors open from the kitchen into an amazing double bedroom, with king-sized wrought iron bed, striking mid-century bedroom furniture and woodburner. A further good sized twin bedroom next door and a second bathroom with a large walk-in shower makes this the perfect family holiday home.
About the Owner
Owner Charlie lives on the estate and is a warm, friendly and ready-to-help proprietor. With a vast local knowledge of the area, he is on-hand should you need any tips during your stay.
The Estate has been part of his family for several generations and the obvious pride Charlie takes in his land is heartwarming to see.
He is keen to make his land work for him and his young family. With enthusiasm, creativity and a passion for nature, wildlife and the beautiful South Devon Countryside, Charlie is keen to share this beautiful part of the country with anyone lucky enough to be staying in this magical place.