What a spectacular sight Willows Rest is!
The open plan arrangement offers a wonderful space for holidaying and celebrating as a family.
The indoor heated pool is brand new and fully equipped with a shower-room, changing-area and WC.
Bedroom 5 has a wonderful courtyard-area. Perfect for enjoying a glass of something tasty whilst enjoying a good book.
Feasting together in this glorious environment is a real treat whatever the occasion.
Looking down towards the seating-area and second living-area from the kitchen. What a glorious space!
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need to whip up a feast.
Snuggling up in front of the glowing wood-burner is a must.
The sitting-room is a great space for watching a movie or just chilling out.
Plenty of room to stretch out and relax on this fabulous sofa.
The staircase which links both floors is fully equipped with spot lighting to ensure safe travels.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor offers oodles of space and this super-king size bed.
This super inviting super-king bed makes you want to dive right in.
Bedroom 2 is beautifully decorated.
The en-suite for bedroom 2 is quite splendid.
Bedroom 3 is so attractive. This super-king size bed can also be split into two 3 foot single beds on request.
The family bathroom nestles in-between Bedrooms 3 and 4 and is fully equipped with this glorious roll-top bath and huge walk-in shower.
Every angle of this stunning barn has been finished to the highest of standards.
Bedroom 4 is so inviting. These 3 foot single beds can be configured together to transform into a super-king size double.
Beautiful detail can be found in every room.
Bedroom 5 not only has a delightful private courtyard; this king-size bedroom also offers an exceptionally attractive en suite.
En-suite to bedroom 5.
The en suite to Bedroom 5 is equipped with a large shower cubicle with tasteful design throughout.
The pool-room is nestled neatly and privately behind Willows Rest and is accessed via your own private path.
The short walk to the pool is certainly worth it.
Willows Rest is a truely stunning property nestled in such a special location.
Dining al-fresco is a real pleasure in this tranquil and private spot. Please note a larger table and chairs set will be supplied for 2019.
The play-area for the younger members of the group is a great way of letting them blow off some steam.

Willows Rest

4232

4.8 miles SW of Totnes / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots

7 Nights from £1807 - £3650

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The New Inn Morleigh (¾ mile)

This pub dates all the way back to the 17th century and was at one time the original courtroom for the Standborough Hundred District. These days traditional food is served seven evenings a week plus Sunday lunch. Booking is recommend even in the quieter months as they have a strong local reputation for good steaks and generous portions.

Nearest beach

Slapton Sands (7 ¼ miles)

This pebbly beach stretches for three miles next to a narrow strip of coastal road, the subject of many a picture postcard. There are opportunities for windsurfing, sailing and canoeing as well as just stopping and admiring the view plus a strong military history for those wanting to delving a little deeper into the area.

Nearest walk

Blackdown Rings & The Upper Avon Valley (3 ¾ miles)

A circular walk of just over six miles through the peaceful Avon Valley with stunning views of the Blackdown Rings and Iron Age Fort. There is one steep ascent on this walk so its unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Nearest town

Harbertonford (1 ¾ miles)

A working village set on a tributary of the River Dart, there are local shops, a church and pub all set around this brookside location. It was very much a cottage industry settlement as recently as the 1950s, with wool and edge tool mills. Now, it's a pretty little south Devon village, typical of the area and perfect for a stroll to appreciate the vernacular.

Also nearby

Bantham (9 ¼ miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Greenway (6 ½ 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 (2 ¾ miles)

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!

Totnes (4 ¾ miles)

An old market town with archetypal crooked, narrow lanes and quaint cottages. Totnes now has a slightly bohemian air, with lots of tempting delicatessens, eco-friendly shops and wholefood cafes. There's a special buzz in the air on market days (Fridays and Saturdays).

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

Mrs Gage September 2012

Totnes

An old market town with high street shopping (no malls). Take a walk through the town and sit and relax by the River Dart. Or you can take a boat trip.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Not coastal, but a nice town.

A pleasant market town and a good base for trips on the River Dart.

Dartmouth (6 ¾ 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.

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