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The Old Granary 663
Accommodation   (Self Catering Cottage, sleeps: 2)

Tucked in the corner of the grassy courtyard, this perfectly delightful cosy cottage is a treat for two (but only two!). It is an ideal bolt hole for an escape from the pressures of the city, an excellent base for bird watchers and walkers, or indeed a cosy love nest for the romantically inclined!

The Old Granary shows how a comfortable living area in a relatively small space can be created, and was designed by James and Rosie’s daughter Alice. The transition from old earth floored barn has been featured in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine and in Build It Magazine as a classic example of what can be achieved.

  • The cottage is attached to an old barn on one side and provides upside down accommodation with the living area upstairs
  • The cottage has old maple flooring furnished with rugs
  • under floor central heating
  • is stylishly furnished and decorated in rustic natural colours which complement the old walls
  • To the right of the front door is a sunny grassed patio with wooden table and bench for al fresco eating and drinking, surrounded by flowering shrubs and plants.
  • As you enter The Old Granary, you come into the bedroom, with the bed directly ahead covered with pillows in gold, green and rustic red.
  • There is a hand built pine wardrobe
  • The bathroom is a stylish wet room with beautiful marble and a mosaic border
  • Tucked under the stairs is a wall hung toilet, and in the corner a contemporary basin
  • The curved wall gives a modern feel to the room, and is an interesting design feature.
  • Up the curved handcrafted staircase there is a little “peep hole” which looks out onto the courtyard
    Other Features
  • On the first floor there is a well equipped kitchen
  • with electric oven
  • gas hob
  • washer/drier
  • fridge with ice box
  • an intimate dining area
  • There is a cosy sofa for two and a small TV/video
  • The walls are partially exposed leaving the beautiful old stonework to be seen in all its glory
  • The limed panelled ceiling with exposed beams gives the room the feel of a romantic log cabin
  • It is full of character.

We regret that our sheep insist that dogs are not allowed, and must emphasise once more that The Old Granary is only suitable for two adults.

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Locality   (close to: Blackawton)

Lower Collaton is between Blackawton and Halwell in the heart of the South Hams. The historic town of Dartmouth, coastal walks and beaches are all six miles away. Six miles to the north is the old town of Totnes on the River Dart, with Dartmoor just beyond.

Evenings Out
For evening eating there is a fine selection of local pubs and restaurants to suit everyone’s taste and pocket, all with a well deserved reputation for good food, wine and beer, and James and Rosie will be happy to advise you.

Things to Do
Set in the heart of the South Hams, Lower Collaton is ideally placed for all local attractions, with Woodlands Adventure Park and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club both within a mile.

Sailing and Boating
Boat and dinghy hire, and even kayaks and canoes, are available for hire on the Dart, and beautiful trips can be enjoyed up the river to the villages of Dittisham and Tuckenhay (both with pubs conveniently located!) and beyond to Totnes.

There is public access to the coastal path with stunning views of the coastline from places such as Start Bay lighthouse, Prawle Point, Bolberry Down and Bolt Head. The coast is only six to seven miles away. Inland, Dartmoor offers a rugged alternative, with both gentle strolls and arduous hikes. The choice is yours!

Blackpool Sands, between Strete and Dartmouth, has won many awards for the cleanest beach with the best facilities in Devon and the U.K. Salcombe has large stretches of sandy beaches on both sides of the estuary Compass Cove and Sugary Cove in Dartmouth can be combined with a pleasant walk round the headland. Thurlestone, Bigbury, Bantham, Hope Cove, Lannacombe (by Start Bay lighthouse) and Soar Mill Cove are all within easy reach.

Places to See
Brochures are kept in a folder and regularly added to by our guests. A few ideas could include:
Woodlands Leisure Park (1 mile away)
River Dart Country Park
Crealy Adventure Zone
Pennywell Farm Adventure
Sorley Tunnel Adventure Park (near Kingsbridge)
Steam Railways
Sharpham (where delicious wine and cheeses are made)
Collaton Fishacre (National Trust, old home of the D’Oyle Carte family)
Greenaway (National Trust, old home of Agatha Christie)
The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are both just over an hour’s drive away

Eating and Drinking
There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Dartmouth and Totnes. Virtually all pubs in the area do good value food, and most are children friendly. Our nearest hostelry, half a mile away, is The Forces Tavern, a good pub with a small restaurant. The Maltsters at Tuckenhay is a pretty quayside pub, which was owned by Keith Floyd until he drank it dry! It serves excellent food and beer, and has a waterfront BBQ in summer in fine weather.

The nearest course is Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, one mile away. It has two courses- a pretty, shortish 9 holer and an excellent championship course. The clubhouse also has a pleasant restaurant and bar, driving range, indoor swimming pool, sauna and jaccuzi.

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Facilities in a Nutshell
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Tariff Information
Tariff Range: from 210 to 410 GBP per week
It is available for short breaks out of season, and from time to time at specially discounted rates.

Lettings are from Friday to Friday
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Cottage (sleeps: 2)
number of Bedrooms: 1
Bath / Shower rooms: 1
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