'Annacombe' Holiday Cottage 
   AUTUMN Getaways:- 
      November and December - 3-nights £250, week £395
   DEVON for Christmas or New Year - week £975

Harberton, Totnes, South Devon


Private courtyard and enclosed garden

‘Annacombe’ is a spacious and imaginative coachhouse conversion perfect for a child friendly escape for family, for friends or a romantic bolthole for two. The cottage is set in the grounds of a large country house in the beautiful countryside of the South Hams near south Devon’s historic and buzzily-alternative town of Totnes. Lying not far from the river Dart, and between the sailing centres of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, it is an ideal base for exploring this unspoiled region with its excellent beaches, landscape and charming towns and villages. A whole array of inviting pubs and restaurants will tempt a break from self catering, and the attractions nearby - sporting, cultural and fun - provide lots to do for children and adults alike.

The centre of the accommodation is dominated by the impressive, double-height, south facing living room with its gallery, open roof beams, natural stone fireplace, bookshelves, pottery and rugs. It is open plan with both a living and a dining area. The stylish fitted kitchen/breakfast room, with unusual granite work surfaces, is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, induction hob and double-oven together with a breakfast table. A utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, and the oil-fired boiler. On the other side of the living room, beyond a vestibule and third WC, is a ground floor double bedroom with a king size (5') bed. Like the living room and kitchen, it overlooks the large cobbled courtyard belonging to the house. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and thermostatically controlled shower above, WC and washbasin.

Upstairs, at either end of the living room gallery are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and a cot and the other with a standard (4'6") double bed. Next door to the double bedroom is the second bathroom also fitted with a bath with thermostatically controlled shower above, WC and washbasin.

Outside, across the courtyard, two archways in its stone wall lead to an attractive, enclosed garden lawned and bordered by shrubs and climbers growing against the wall. There is ample parking for two or more cars.

Lettings are by the week in the high season with a Saturday changeover, and flexible in the low season with short breaks of 3 nights or more. 

What guests have said:-

"We had a lovely sunny week at your wonderful cottage and we hope to come again in the future."

          D & YT, July 2013

“We had a fantastic time, and the cottage is superb for both accommodation and location.”

           PG, June 2013 

“We both wish you to know how very much we have enjoyed our stay in your charming house, neither of us wished to leave and wanted a further week in the glorious South Hams.”

           AF, June 2013

“We really enjoyed our stay and the place is just fantastic. We think we may be back next year.”

          MB, May 2013

Local Attractions1

Relaxing in the garden, on the beach or in front of a log fire doing nothing. Wandering down to the Church House Inn in Harberton.

Walking - locally, along the Dart estuary, on Dartmoor, along the coastal footpath.

Totnes - Elizabethan houses, Norman castle, cream teas, second hand bookshops, cheese shop, museums, etc

Dartington - Dartington Hall gardens, High Cross House, 'The Shops' (craft shops ++)

Cruises on Dart estuary from Totnes/Dartmouth - combine with:-

Steam Railways:-

Paignton & Dartmouth Railway - Paignton/Kingswear

South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh/Totnes

Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh

Woodlands Leisure Park - (for exhausting children), near Dartmouth

Pennywell Farm - animals and family entertainment, Buckfastleigh

  • Golf
  • Riding/Pony Trekking
  • Canadian Canoe Trips
  • Sailing

National Trust Houses & Gardens

  • Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
  • Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth
  • Buckland Abbey, Yelverton (Sir Francis Drake's)
  • Cothele, St Dominick, N of Saltash
  • Coleton Fishacre Garden, Coleton, Kingswear
  • Killerton House, Broadclyst, nr Exeter
  • Sharpitor, Salcombe

English Heritage Sites

  • Totnes Castle
  • Berry Pomeroy Castle
  • Dartmouth Castle

Places to eat and drink:

Devon is renowned for its local produce and a range of excellent cuisine. Whether you are out and about and looking for a bite or seeking for somewhere special to celebrate here's a selection of pubs and restaurants within easy reach (well, one requires a pilgrimage!)

1Some attractions may have restricted opening times or be closed in winter




Ring Gavan or Anne Sellers on

+44 (0)20 8621 9200

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  • Sleeps 6+cot
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Thermostatic showers above baths
  • Linen available
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Double oven & induction hob
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Child friendly & baby friendly
  • Highchair, booster seat & stairgate
  • Log fires
  • Central Heating (by arrangement)
  • WiFi fibre broadband (up to 38Mbps)
  • TV+DVD player and Hi-fi
  • Electricity & local calls included
  • Phone (non-local by arrangement)
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Ample Parking
  • Smoking only outside
  • Regretfully no pets

Gallery (Click images to enlarge)




Ring Gavan or Anne Sellers on

+44 (0)20 8621 9200

or e-mail: