6 Bedroom Farmhouse with Tennis and Pool near Dittisham, Devon, England
- Country Houses
- Houses / Villas
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
A six bedroom 17th century listed manor house on a private estate in south Devon. Child friendly, dog friendly and with a grass tennis court and an indoor pool on site, this is an ideal accommodation choice for groups of family and friends. There are several other cottages for family holidays, as well as for romantic rural retreats on the estate of varying sizes if you want either more or less space.
A handsome listed 17th Century Devon Manor House (mentioned in the Doomsday Book) oozing history, comfort and relaxation. Fingals has been family owned and run for 30 years. 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. Fingals is the perfect Devon holiday accommodation for house parties, wedding receptions, romantic weekends away and family holidays; everyone is welcome.
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 has 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.
There is a regular rail service from Paddington to Totnes taking approximately 3 hours on the inter-city express. It’s about a 4 hour drive from London. Detailed directions given on booking.
Exeter 40 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Totnes 7 miles
The farmhouse gives off a calm and cosy vibe, oozes original features, and can accommodate up to 12 people in four bedrooms, two family suites and two king size bedrooms, all ensuite. There is an open plan kitchen diner, well equipped and with underfloor heating. There’s a lovely wood panelled sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace, and plenty of board games and books. The separate utility room is home to a washer, dryer and fridge freezer, and there is satellite TV and Wifi.
The kitchen leads out onto a private south facing terrace with a BBQ. Guests have access to the large garden with its secluded places and shady corners. 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. The Games Room has pool/snooker, table football and an outside ping pong patio. The grass tennis court is suitable for competitive tennis in the beautiful surroundings of our walled garden. There is a croquet lawn.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit payable on booking. 3 night minimum stay throughout the year. Child friendly and dog friendly.