The East Wing of High House Farm offers very attractive accommodation as part of High House Farm, a wonderful stone built former farmhouse, close to the coast and not far from East Portlemouth and Salcombe on the other side of the estuary in South Devon. A few years ago, the remains of a mysterious ship were discovered just off Salcombe in Devon, along with a huge hoard of treasure. This treasure links the ship to a time, 400 years ago, when pirates from North Africa's Barbary Coast were making daring raids and people were taken from villages all along the south coast of Britain - to be sold into slavery. And so the story goes that the courtyard walls of High House Farm were built as a defence against these piratical raids! A peaceful spot now, this most interesting and unusual 17th century house, is steeped in history within its ancient walls and much of the original character has been retained. Beautiful and rare early 19th century ship wall drawings were discovered during the renovations, one has been carefully preserved and is a treat to discover when renting this most attractive, spacious farmhouse that has been modernised and refurbished to a high standard. 1 mile from East Portlemouth, a ferry ride across the estuary to Salcombe, High House Farm is well placed to enjoy this glorious area of the South Hams, with its breathtaking footpath views, sandy coves and the proximity to the lovely beaches of Gara Rock, Millbay, Sunny Cove and the popular sailing mecca of Salcombe. A short walk away is the newly opened Gara Rock Restaurant for ice creams, drinks, breakfast, lunch, tea or evening meal, with stunning panoramic views over the coastline and beach. A must for large family groups, the house has a games room and a meadow with a Shepherd's hut where you can enjoy refreshment and shade whilst taking in the vista. There is a barbecue, picnic table and viewing mound to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the sea. Just a moment - is it a mirage, or do I spy a skull and cross bones sail on the horizon....?! The house provides flexible accommodation and can be offered as a whole for large groups, or two separate cottages in low and mid season. (Interconnecting fire and sound proof doors will be unlocked for whole house bookings.)
“Excellent accommodation with magnificent walks so close. Very tastefully decorated and well kitted out. Thanks for a great stay.”
“Brilliant house for a special family celebration. Old, big, but practical, warm and cosy. We all loved the Aga room, the heart of the home for a week. Thank you for the welcome wine too and attention to detail. Fab!”
High House Farm East Wing Accommodation:
Modern kitchen/diner with slate floor, ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher (no washing machine). The dining table seats 6 and there is a glazed door to a rear, enclosed courtyard. Two steps up to charming sitting room, with woodburner housed in the large stone fireplace, two large sofas, chairs, window seat and TV/DVD, radio/CD player and iPod dock. Door to stone turret stairs that wind up from the sitting room to Bedroom 4: a double bedroom (4ft 6in bed), large stone fireplace and window seat. En-suite shower room with large shower, basin and WC. From the kitchen further carpeted stairs rise to Bedroom 5: a double room (4ft 6in bed) with a 3ft single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Both bedrooms have baby listening devices and two have TV sockets.
A private driveway leads to ample parking areas, (designated when the house is let as two units). General lawned area. Large games barn located in an adjacent farm building is provided with table tennis table with equipment, table football, small snooker table, dart board (darts not supplied), table skittles, netball goal and ride on toys. In front of the house are 3 gravelled courtyards surrounded by walls and provided with garden furniture, for West Wing occupants. A rear, enclosed courtyard off the kitchen of East Wing is also provided with garden furniture for East Wing occupants. Opposite the house, across the lane, is a gated mown half-acre field. A landscaped area is provided with picnic bench and a charming south facing Shepherd's hut (available from Easter to end October), fitted out with table, chairs and gas hob. From the mound there are views across fields to the sea. There is also a large sandpit, a hammock and a football goal. (The games room and meadow will be shared when the house is let as two units.)
Parking: Ample, also for boat trailers and boat storage.