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.
This fabulous area is the perfect setting for the bubbling hot tub and secluded fire-pit area. The wildflowers set the scene perfectly for this beautiful and tranquil spot.
What a beautiful view! This special view complements your time within the bubbling hot tub.
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 annexe offering extra accommodation for two lucky guests is situated to the left of the picture with Willows Rest barn to the right. Offering the perfect escape for two members of your party.
Step into this compact and well-equipped kitchen. Perfect for whipping up breakfast for two.
The kitchen and living area links nicely, creating a  lovely open space to relax in.
The annexe sitting and dining area is so charming and designed with every last detail in mind.
The annexe bedroom (bedroom 6) is super welcoming and attractive.
Bedroom 6 in the annexe.
The annexe bathroom is both charming and elegant.
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.
The pool area also offers a changing area and shower room with WC.
Should your swim still leave the little ones with energy to burn, take the short stroll through to the garden area where a lovely adventure swing set awaits.
The wooden play set and lawn area is a real hit with the younger members of your party. This great space also offers ample room for a game football to take place for those with endless energy supplies
The firepit area is a magical place to sit and enjoy the night skies.
Willows Rest is a truly stunning property nestled in such a special location.
Dining al-fresco is a real pleasure in this tranquil and private spot.
Enjoy a spot of dining-alfresco whilst the younger more energetic members of the group burn off a little steam on this lovely front lawn.
The parking and grounds at Willows Rest is plentiful and once the gates are closed, the grounds become fully enclosed. There is even a charging point for your electric car.

Willows Rest

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4.8 miles SW of Totnes / Sleeps 12 + 2 cots

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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

Blackawton Walks (2 ¾ miles)

Blackawton is a quaint village situated in the rolling hills of South Devon. There are lots of options for walks in the area, many with views over Start Bay and surrounding moorland. Take a look at the community website which has a map of footpaths in the area.

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

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

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sissons July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


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.

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

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


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

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 Cliff August 2021

Dartmouth

We were staying in Brixham and decided to book tickets on the boat to Dartmouth .the boat crossing was fine , lasted about 80 mins. Dartmouth is a beautiful location with some great shops and eateries .well worth a visit!
We got the steam train back to Paignton which was a good experience and then the bus back to Brixham .Alternatively the drive to Dartmouth is short and you can get on the car ferry across the river


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Baker October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


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 George Inn, Blackawton (2 ¾ miles)

A village Inn offering genuine hospitality - and you can take the dog. There is disabled access to the bar and dining-area, a garden and views across the countryside to the sea.

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

Mrs Fanning October 2021

Fabulous pub with great food

We went in our last night and wish we had gone before! The food was outstanding. Highly recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Ambrose October 2021

Lovely food!

We had a delicious eveing meal here! Loved it! Very good service too. Need to book ahead to get a table as very popular.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Black September 2020

Great food - please support this place!

We came across this pub and booked one night dinner. Good views from the pub garden, and excellent food by the Aussie chef/owner. Given current situation, such places need supporting, we dont want to lose such facilities.

Bigbury Golf Club (8 ¼ miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

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

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

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