" Set amongst the rolling hills of the South Hams, this country estate generates a sense of peace and tranquillity...
Once a dairy farm, Lower Tideford Farm with its cluster of stone barn conversions has retained many of its original features. There are 5 cottages centered around a courtyard, the properties are set amidst rolling pastureland down a long farm driveway giving perfect seclusion.
Close by there are many walks through the beautiful South Hams countryside to be enjoyed. In the fields surrounding the farm there are frequently cows and sheep and lambs. The courtyard is a haven of peace, a real suntrap where guests can relax, read a book and enjoy the views across the valley.
A large play barn with basketball, badminton and table tennis is an added attraction and a firm favourite for all ages. The communal barbecue area is a great place to make friends and drink a glass of wine as the evening draws in. Lower Tideford is ideal for families who are looking for a perfect place in which to relax and unwind.
All cottages provide a warm and welcoming base from which to explore the surrounding region. Discover the properties' name-sake towns of Cornworthy, Dartmouth, Dittisham, Tuckenhay and Salcombe, which like the cottages themselves, each have their own distinctive characters.
Step back in time in Tudor Totnes, and see the locals in period costume during the summer weeks. Board the steam train bound for Buckfastleigh, and purchase home-made wine and honey from the monks at its magnificent abbey.
For those keen on the great outdoors, there are wonderful footpaths nearby which meander through meadows and orchards - affording ample opportunities to sample some local cider along the way. The dramatic scenery of the South West Coastal Path and the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park beckon slightly further afield.
Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck along the local rivers and lakes. For more active pursuits, there is sailing, horse-riding, cycling and golf. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club (1½miles), offering swimming-pool, gym, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, with 25% discount for Lower Tideford guests.
Many inviting country restaurants and inns close by. The Eden Project within a one hour drive. Guests will enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of Lower Tideford Farm.
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Lower Tideford Farm
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. All bedding, duvet covers etc provided.
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: No. Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No. Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: No. 30 acres of meadows, playbarn with table tennis, volleyball, basketball. Barbecues, sitting out facilities with tables chairs and umberellas.
Local Services: Family-friendly pubs within 5 minutes drive, supermarkets in Dartmouth and Totnes, doctor's surgeries, dentists in Totnes and Dartmouth
Directions to Lower Tideford Farm Cottages rom the A38 Exeter - Plymouth expressway:
Take the left hand turning to Totnes, A384. After about 5 miles, on reaching the outskirts of the town, turn right at traffic lights onto A381 signed to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Continue up the hill, over the traffic lights, past the left turn for Totnes, then take next left, half-way up the hill, signed Cornworthy, Dittisham and Bow Creek. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles, turn right down narrow lane to Bow Creek and Dittisham. Down the hill to the bottom, over Bow Bridge, follow the road to the left past the famous Waterman's Arms, along Bow Creek, past the equally famous Maltster's Arms (which Keith Floyd used to own) through picturesque Tuckenhay, over stream, follow road bearing left, you will then pass a cottage on your left with a sign called Edgecombe Barn. Go straight on, up the hill 1/4 of a mile and turn right signed Tideford and Dartmouth. Bear right at small grassy island and Lower Tideford Farm is the first property on your left approached by its own long drive.