Anyone for a dip in this fabulous heated swimming pool? The pool and hot tub enclosure are a short 50m walk from the property's front door.
The Vineyard Retreat is the ground floor apartment. The first floor apartment is infrequently used by the owners' son.
Fabulous wood-fired hot tub. Logs will be provided, so please ensure you light her up in plenty of time to ensure maximum temperature is met by the time you come to step in.
Super comfy super-king size bed. What a welcoming sight after a full day of exploring, swimming or just simply relaxing.
How about a few lengths in the pool, a spot of lunch al fresco, followed by a relaxing dip in the hot-tub. Heaven!
Step out of the property, take a short 20m walk to the right, up these steps, and just around the corner your own piece of paradise awaits.
Step into this glorious property and prepare to be spoilt.
Spacious and well-equipped kitchen lined with all the little extras for your enjoyment.
There must be something in this plentiful collection that captures your tastebuds.
What a fantastic table to sit and enjoy any meal together.
Light and airy lounge area with a Smart TV.
Sit back and relax within this calm and tranquil environment.
Spacious open plan living/bedroom area.
The bathroom, comprising of a wonderful power-shower, and a few other luxuries to indulge in.
Feel free to use the special treats left for you.
Behind this wall of trees awaits the fabulous pool and hot tub!
Enjoy the sun beating down in this beautiful enclosed area.
A touch of bubbly to celebrate that special occasion, why not!
Just one of the many views awaiting you within these stunning grounds.
Another amazing spot within the grounds should you wish to settle down with a picnic surrounded by all the splendour mother nature has to offer.
The Owner lives in the large house, with The Vineyard Retreat being left in the shot.
Looking back up the rather grand driveway. You really have all the peace and quiet you could wish for.
Your holiday starts here. Turn into this lovingly maintained driveway which leads you through the Kenton Park Estate grounds and directly to The Vineyard Retreat.

The Vineyard Retreat

3786

6.4 miles S of Exeter / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £397 - £750

Nearest pub

The Turf (2 ¼ miles)

A fascinating historical building on the River Exe canal, it is now a pub that has a large garden with the Exe Estuary on one side and Turf Locks on the other. The BBQ area can be hired for BBQ parties, catered or otherwise.

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

Anna H September 2013

The seasonal passenger ( and bike ) ferry across the River Exe from Topsham to the stunning tow path along the other side - the goal being The Turf Hotel - a wonderful family and dog friendly pub with gardens and views right across the estuary to the sea. Order a jug of Pimms, book one of the in-situ barbecues and laze away a whole day ! One long table is set out on a little jetty of its own right over the water's edge. Lots of tidal mud at low tide - beware children in new shoes ! cheered by the Pimms let yourself be tempted in some of the gorgeous shops in Topsham's historic high street.

Nearest beach

Dawlish Warren Beach (3 ½ miles)

The Blue Flag Dawlish Warren beach is an internationally recognised nature reserve. Famed for its ecological importance, Dawlish Warren beach is backed by dunes and sprawls for over a mile of sand and sea. As popular amongst wildfowl as it is amongst men, the beach is also protected by RNLI lifeguards in the summer. Can get busy in summer.

Nearest walk

Riviera Line Walk (2 miles)

This three and a half mile walk takes you from Starcross Station to Cockwood and the harbour. The walk follows roads and footpath and there are lovely views of the estuary en-route. Take a look at the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website for further details and other lovely local walks.

Nearest town

Topsham (3 ½ miles)

Some of the buildings here wouldn't look out of place in Amsterdam. The Dutch influenced architecture is a legacy from Topsham's days as a major cotton port trading with Holland. This pretty town on the Exe estuary is well located for visiting the area's nature reserves.

Also nearby

Shaldon (6 ½ miles)

Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.

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

Mr Barnett September 2016

Shaldon village

Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Richardson January 2014

Very English Shaldon

A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Fabulous estuary village

Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Shaldon village life

Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.

A la Ronde (3 ¾ miles)

English eccentricity at its inimitable best. In the 18th Century two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Palmer, went on a grand tour of Europe. When they returned to England they had this quirky 16-sided house built and decorated the interior with a fascinating collection of mementoes from their travels. The shell-encrusted gallery is reputed to contain nearly 25,000 shells. Get into the spirit of things while you're here by dressing up as a Regency Lady or Victorian Gentleman.

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

Mrs Lloyd November 2010

A unique sixteen-sided house extraordinarily decorated with feathers, mirrors, seaweed, cut paper and shells. The house is full of personal detail and facinating items. The views of the Exe Estuary are stunning from the house and Garden

Darts Farm (4 miles)

Ronald Dart started selling fruit and veg from a small hut at the bottom of his field in the 1970s. One of the first farms in the country to run pick your own fruit and vegetables, today Darts Farm is run by Ronald's three sons, with a master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant onsite as well as fishing ponds, a maze and farm walks. You can also now hire bikes and cycle the beautiful Exe Estuary cycle trail. Darts Farm was listed in the 2011 Times "Britain's Best Farm Shop" guide.

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

Mr Green September 2013

ROLLS ROYCE OF FARM SHOPS

Forget the rest, this is the best farm shop in all of the South West


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2010

You can get almost anything in the farm shop, from cakes, meat, fresh vegetables, salad, fruit and alcohol with a lot of it being from true local suppliers. There is also a deli if you want to grab a quick bite to eat. Would definitely recommend a trip to Darts Farm!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2010

Great for West Country ales and ciders

Darts Farm is a really buzzing enterprise - there is so much going on here. If you are a fan of West Country ales and ciders, you'll be impressed by the huge range on offer here. They also have their own traditional cider press and ale house - time it right and you might catch one of the free tastings.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

Good family day out

As well as pick your own, there's an animal corner where the kids can meet the farmyard animals. In summer, the field maze is good fun. There are also fishing ponds for those after a bit of peace and quiet!

Exmouth Beach (4 miles)

This sandy beach is easily accessed from Exmouth seafront, with plenty of parking and facilities nearby. At low tide, there are rock pools to explore and the forbodingly-named Conger Rocks. It's dog-friendly October to end-April and there are donkey rides and swing boats in the summer - a perfect beach for young families with calm, shallow waters and soft sand.

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

Mrs Adams August 2017

Fantastic sandy beach

It's easy to park - with a long and short stay area, and a long prom - ideal for strolling as well as a good sandy beach. It's also easy to walk into the town for a change of scenery and a bite to eat. And there's mini-golf!

Exeter Underground Passages (6 ½ miles)

Explore the medieval passages that lie beneath Exeter High Street. Learn about the history of the tunnels with an interactive display, exhibition and film, then don a hard hat for a guided tour of the passages that once piped fresh water to the heart of the city.

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

September 2012


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

Built in 14th and 15th Centuries to bring a supply of fresh water into the city. Visitors pass through an exciting interpretation centre with interactive displays, have a 10 minute film presentation and a 25 minute tour followed by an opportunity to explore the exhibition.

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