This unique Devon longhouse built in 1750 is as close as you can get to a river in an un-moated property! It is right beside the River Avon in South Devon, a little upstream from the family surfing beaches of Bantham and Bigbury on Sea; which are only 10/15 minutes away. The house combines characteristics of an ancient property, such as an open fire, natural spring water, and window seats with contemporary comforts of a recently refurbished property. There are Victorian terraced gardens with a rill and pond, and a garden with river frontage where you can fish for salmon and trout. The property has 7 acres of traditional English woodland that is full of bluebells and wild garlic in the spring. We have recently spotted an adult male deer, pheasants, squirrels, peregrine falcons, bats, kingfishers and herons from the house. Otters have also been seen in this part of the river.
• Riverside fruit garden – please pick our strawberries, raspberries, tayberries and currants.
• Wild garlic and bluebell woods, Groat’s Woods and Huggaby Copse, in the spring.
• Library of cookbooks.
• A perfect writer's or artist's retreat and also geared up for kids
• Things to do: Walk, swim, fish, run (beautiful riverside running tracks along old railway line), visit local beaches, write, paint, relax in garden by pond, cook and entertain in the outside dining area, riverside bbq.
• Surrounded by excellent organic food shops, delis and restaurants.
• Natural filtered spring water.
during our trip we will be looking for swaps in:
Queensland: December 2011
Sydney: January 2012
New Zealand: Feb - April 2012
Fiji: April/May 2012
Hawaii: May 2012
California: June - July 2012
Vancouver: July - August 2012
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