The open plan living-room is comfortably furnished and very spacious.
The patio-area outside the front door.
There is a sunny patio in front of the cottage which leads onto this beatiful lawn.
The spacious living-room.
The dining-area.
The well-equipped kitchen with a door to the utility-room.
The garden is at the front of the house.
Comfy sofas to sink into.
Interesting lighting and a high-beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 1.
The en suite shower-room.
The comfortable double bedroom (Bedroom1).
Bedroom 2.
One of the twin bedrooms (Bedroom 2).
Ornaments on one of the bedroom window sills.
Bedroom 3.
Looking out to the shared courtyard at the back of the property.
Bedroom 3.
The family bathroom.
The utility-room.
The cloakroom is off the utility-room.
There is a sheltered patio-area right outside the front door.
Pretty pictures are found throughout the house.
Looking at the front of the house from the garden gate.
Elender Cove and Gammon Head, found on a coastal walk east of Salcombe.
Blackpool Sands is a short drive away and is great for children and summer picnics.
One of the many pleasure craft found on the river.
Still water on the River Avon near Bantham.
Dittisham, with its passenger ferry over the river Dart to Greenway, former home of Agatha Christie.
The shared courtyard behind the cottage.
The back door of West Hartley Hayloft.
The inner harbour in Dartmouth.
West Hartley Hayloft's rear door opens on to a shared courtyard behind the cottage.
The front garden.
The collection of barn conversions.
Boats on the river in Dartmouth, this photo is looking across to Kingswear.
Taken from above Dartmouth this is a view of the River Dart as it flows out to sea.
Flat calm in the early morning on the River Avon.

West Hartley Hayloft

2151

4.7 miles W of Dartmouth / Sleeps 6 + cot*

7 Nights from £502 - £1254

Nearest pub

The Sportsman's Arms (1 ¼ miles)

A family pub with West Country ales and fresh local homecooked produce. Game is their specialty and they are apparently renowned for their Sunday carvery.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Childs October 2016

Mr and Mrs Childs.

We stayed close by Monday to Friday . We had an evening meal and a couple of drinks here. Just wanted to say what a fantastic meal, with a lovely, warm open fire and atmosphere, friendly staff and local ales. Thank You.

Nearest beach

Blackpool Sands (4 ¼ miles)

Just around the corner from Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands is known for its clear waters. Backed by heavily wooded cliffs, this crescent-shaped beach is one of the prettiest in the area and being privately managed means it is clean with good facilities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

A Great Beach

A beautiful privately managed beach with an excellent cafe. The beach is shingle with 2 sand pits for children (or adults) to make sand castles.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A great cafe

A beautiful, well protected beach with a great cafe. Not a sand beach and forget the surf boards because it shelves steeply.

Nearest walk

Dartmouth Town Trail (4 ½ miles)

Enjoy a two hour circular walk around this historic Naval town taking in local culture on the way. The route is level with a steep climb and there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs en-route should you need a refreshment break.

Nearest town

Blackawton (¾ mile)

A lovely little village found down a maze of winding country lanes, it has been a 'Britain in Bloom' winner.

Also nearby

Greenway (4 ¾ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Woodlands Leisure Park (¼ mile)

Lots of indoor play here plus some alarming looking rides outside. You'll need a full day here.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A very good half day out and well worth it. My 7 & 9 year old loved it especially the one 'big' ride, The Pirate Boat. Some lovely animals including Raccoons, deer, Emus, Pygmy goats and of course the snakes in the reptile house. Good value food and drinks too. Grandmother really enjoyed it too and thought it was great value for money.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

A mixture of activities to suit all ages (height restriction on many rides)…you will need a full day in here.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A Great Day out

Woodlands has something for everyone, a very large 5 storey indoor play area where children of all ages can let off steam on a wet day. Lots of out door activities including a castle with a sand base and a play village with lots of little shops and schools for young children and lots of rides and watershoots for older kids. It is all nicely done within a wooded area and so many things to do it takes two days to see it all!

Dartmouth (4 ½ miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

The Seahorse Restaurant (4 ¾ miles)

The Seahorse is the brainchild of award-winning restauranteur, food writer and chef Mitch Tonks. It specialises in the very best in local seafood cooked over a charcoal fire, and has an extensive, carefully selected wine list. Overlooking the Dart estuary, it serves great food in relaxed, comfortable surroundings. Pearlfisher, The Seahorse's courtesy launch, is available to take guests across the river.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

First class food and service. You do need to book well in advance but will be rewarded with great sea food and some good and reasonably priced wines


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Favourite place in dartmouth to eat.

Mich Tonks has a real flair for cooking seafood, smart food, great atmosphere but not stuffy and pretentious.

Coleton Fishacre (6 ½ miles)

A fine example of Arts and Crafts style architecture, with lovely Art Deco interiors. The gardens cling to the valley sides and feature a rare collection of exotic plants. An events listing is available on their Website for both the house and gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

We walked to this property from Dartmouth which was a lovely quiet stroll along empty Devon lanes rewarded by a fascinating house with interesting period pieces and historical commentary followed by beautiful gardens with plentiful spots to sit and enjoy all the different styles and views within. For those wanting a snack the tea-room provided a good choice of quality foods served in either courtyard or an airy cafe. The walk back to Dartmouth can be by the same route or take in the Daymark and WW2 relics and SW coastal path if you are feeling more energetic


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Brooks November 2011

Walking Bliss - if you're up for it!

We park near this property and rather than visit the house, take to the coastal path. You have a choice of directions, towards Brixham or Kingswear. It's not for flip-flops, buggies, small children or the infirm; you need good stout boots and ankle support but the walk and views are breathtaking. I wouldn't recommend it in very slippery weather, unless you stop when you get to the cliff, but if, like me, you enjoy feeling the weather in your face to feel alive then this is great. Hard core steep in parts.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Beautiful garden - don't miss it

Fantastic garden walk with sea view at the end.

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