1 Bedroom Apartment on a Country Estate with Tennis & Pool, nr Dittisham, Devon, England

Dartmouth, Devon, England, Europe
The Folly at Fingals
1 Bedroom Apartment on a Country Estate with Tennis & Pool, nr Dittisham, Devon, England
The Folly Living room Boat seat on deck Kitchen
Fingals and tennis court Croquet Games room Fingals
Swimming pool The Folly from tennis court Bedroom Bathroom
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Price: From £86 per night Minimum stay 3 nights
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Property Info
Accommodation Type
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
  • Romantic
  • Relaxing
Exterior Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • Beach within 30km
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Country Sports
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Flying
  • Golf within 30km
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Other rental properties on site
  • Pet Friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Suitable for events
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

The Folly is a romantic hideaway in the grounds of Fingals, a gloriously unique 17th century manor house in Devon. Set in a tranquil valley, your streamside deck offers you peace and quiet, whilst the estate offers a whole host of facilities - an indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, games room, piano, table tennis, grass tennis court and a wood panelled bar with log fire, books and games, and meals available if you don’t want to cook.

General Info

A handsome listed 17th Century Devon Manor House (mentioned in the Doomsday Book),  Fingals has been family owned and run for 30 years. The main house offers bed and breakfast in four stylish en suite bedrooms and there are five self catering cottage apartments on site each sleeping 2-6 people.  Larger groups, who want to be close but not on top of each other, can rent separate units and share the common areas.  Mingle with other guests in the sociable bar and communal sitting room in the old manor farmhouse and enjoy a delicious dinner (available two evenings a week) in the restaurant.  Fingals is perfect for house parties, wedding receptions, romantic weekends away and family holidays; everyone is welcome.  It is quite simply a very special place to stay.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Fingals is for lovers of peace and quiet in surroundings which are both romantic and full of character.  You can walk to the three neighbouring villages from your door, along green lanes and across fields.  Bikes are available to borrow on site. Fingals is a mile away from Dittisham in Devon, a beautiful village sited on the edge of the river Dart.  Greenway Quay, which is directly opposite Dittisham, is right by Agatha Christie’s summerhouse and gardens. The National Trust have finished restoring her house and it is now open to the public.  Coleton Fishacre is a spectacular house and garden designed by Milne (a disciple of Lutyens) in 1925 for Rupert and Lady Dorothy D'Oyly Carte (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame). The house reflects the Arts and Crafts tradition yet has refreshingly modern interiors. Fingals is within easy reach of Dartmouth, Totnes, Salcombe and Dartmoor. Fingals is ideal for sailing holidays or as a base for exploring the South Devon coast - there are beautiful secluded beaches (we will share our favourite, secret coves with you) and the South West Coast Path offers stunning views.  Dartmoor is only a short drive away and is superb for hiking and wild pony spotting.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:

There is a regular rail service from Paddington to Totnes taking approximately 3 hours on the inter-city express. Be wary of buying a single ticket - it is often the same price as a return. It’s about a 4 hour drive from London. Detailed directions given on booking.

Nearest Airport:

Exeter 40 miles

Nearest Train Station:

Totnes 7 miles

Nearest Restaurant:

On site

Nearest Beach:

10 mins

Nearest Shop:

1 mile

Nearest Market:

7 miles

Car Hire:


Accommodation Details

Interior Details

The Folly is a  romantic and cleverly designed little hideaway.  The bedroom has a large bed, and there is a bathroom and separate shower room.  Above the bedroom is a stylish but compact kitchen / dining area with lovely views over the stream and beyond.  The cosy sitting room has a woodburning stove, a comfy sofa and a sleigh bed / sofa (in case you need to squeeze in an extra!).  There’s a gorgeous decked terrace overlooking the stream with a unique ‘boat’ seat where you have otters and kingfishers for company.  There’s also a balcony where you can enjoy the evening sun with an excellent view of the grass tennis court.

Exterior Details

Fingals is set in a lovingly tended garden with secluded and secret corners where you can read and relax.  If you’re quiet enough, you’ll see and hear a huge variety of birds, and in the evening see bats. The swimming pool is in a conservatory, full of exotic plants, which opens up to the elements in the summer out on to the stream. There is a contraflow pump at one end for those wishing to exercise. The Sauna has a large window looking over the stream.  There is a gym equipped with a rowing machine, exercise bikes, a cross trainer and multi gym where you can watch your favourite TV programme. The Games Room has pool/snooker, table football and an outside ping pong patio. The grass tennis court is the envy of many a club player and is suitable for competitive tennis in the beautiful surroundings of our walled garden. The croquet lawn is in front of the bar.

Further Details

Situated just outside the village of Dittisham, Fingals offers something magical. If you are looking for a special place for your stay in Devon - somewhere different from the run of the mill - then Fingals is for you.  Fingals is child friendly - kind to kids and dogs as well as adults. If you are looking for a family holiday, a weekend break, or a secluded romantic honeymoon venue, then Fingals should be top of your list.  Breakfast is a relaxed affair with fresh squeezed orange juice, freshly baked croissants, organic muesli and a traditional English breakfast. Dinners served 2 nights per week (or by arrangement).  Tea and freshly baked cakes can be taken in the garden or the Orangery.

Conditions of Rental

Restaurant open at least 2 nights per week in summer.  High tea can be provided for children (£12).  The adult a la carte dinner costs £36.00.  Breakfast can be served for self caterers at £15 for Adults and £10 for Kids but must be booked with us the night before.  Please ask about bringing your dog (£5 per night).  Closed Christmas and New Year.  Deduct £20 for single occupancy.  Fingals sleeps up to 28 people in total (B&B and SC) making it perfect for a house party!

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