Devon LivingIssue #06

Country escapes September 2018

This month, our selection of wonderful Devon stays takes us to Tawstock and Upottery.

The Stables at Parkgate, Tawstock

Situated on the edge of the pretty north Devon village of Tawstock near Barnstaple, The Stables at Parkgate offers the perfect retreat for families in search of a relaxing and luxurious countryside retreat.

This six-bedroom barn conversion has been beautifully renovated to feature a spacious lounge, a stunning well-equipped kitchen, elegant bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private garden with patio as well as access to excellent onsite leisure facilities.

With wonderful views of the rolling Devon hills and surrounding patchwork fields, The Stables is a luxury holiday home with everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in this beautiful part of Devon. Well-presented and thoughtfully furnished throughout, it includes plenty of added extras such as underfloor heating, WiFi, double range oven, American style fridge/freezer, an onsite games room with table tennis, table football and a dartboard, along with an outdoor tennis court and a children’s play area!

Whatever your age, and whenever you choose to visit, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with The Stables at Parkgate. With excellent country walks, glorious beaches and the South West Coast Path all nearby, there really is something for everyone.

01271 377 432


The Apple Loft, Upottery 

Located in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural beauty you’ll find a peach of a property – or should we say apple? Perfect for a couple’s getaway, The Apple Loft is a beautiful open-plan space, ideal for couples looking for an idyllic retreat to get away from it all. The light, airy and open-plan apartment has been stylishly decorated throughout with double doors leading out to a balcony and an outside seating area that boasts breathtaking views over the Blackdown Hills. Featuring a beautiful cast iron bed, freestanding bathtub and Opti-myst electric stove for when the nights start to draw in, it really is the ideal choice for a holiday hideaway, honeymoon, romantic break or weekend retreat.

Apple Loft has a stunning location, with plenty of scenic walks on your doorstep and beautiful National Trust properties to explore, as well as the nearby beaches of Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Lyme Regis and Charmouth – there’s a wealth of activities and things to do in the surrounding area during your stay. Get lost in nature along secluded rural paths, delve into the history of stately homes, relax on beaches and cool off in crystal clear waters before returning to your couple’s hideaway for a glass of wine on the balcony and a relaxing soak in the freestanding bath. It certainly sounds like our idea of heaven.

01404 861173


Number Six Corffe Cottages, Tawstock

One of nine family-friendly cottages at Corffe, this beautiful holiday property enjoys fantastic access to the best that north Devon has to offer. Sleeping 10 over five bedrooms this spacious reverse-level cottage is absolutely perfect for family and group gatherings. With a shared indoor pool and hot tub, you can make the most of your time in north Devon come rain or shine.

Comfortable and with plenty of social space, you’ll find all the mod cons here that you’d expect from a holiday home nowadays and, thanks to a number of original features including exposed wooden beams, there’s a real ‘house in the country’ feel about the cottage.

Self-catering in style is ultimately what the Corffe team wants each and every guest to experience, combining this with a superb location and five-star facilities to create memorable breaks that you’ll treasure for years to come, whether escaping with the whole family or taking a romantic weekend getaway. But don’t just take our word for it! Give the team a call or head to the website to learn more about the other homely properties and fantastic facilities available at Corffe, whilst discovering the wealth of beaches and activities that guests here are lucky enough to have right on their doorstep.

01271 268292