Shire is a spacious barn conversion nestled near the village of East Allington, in South Devon. It boasts five bedrooms in total; a super king-size double and a double, as well as three lower ground floor bedrooms; a double, a twin, and a single, sleeping nine people. Inside is also a bathroom, lower ground floor bathroom, ground floor cloakroom, kitchen/diner, utility and sitting room with woodburning stove. To the outside is ample off-road parking and enclosed front and rear gardens with lawned area and patio with furniture. Shire is a fabulous retreat, close to all that South Devon has to offer.
Over three floors. Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double. Three lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom. Kitchen/diner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Eco heating with woodburning stove. Ceramic range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available. Enclosed front and rear gardens with lawned area and courtyard with furniture. Shared tennis courts. Ample off-road parking. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.
East Allington lies in the South Hams district of South Devon, home of The Fortescue Arms, a well-known pub with a warm welcome and good service. The market town of Kingsbridge lies south of East Allington, at the head of a marine estuary. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Why not have an adventurous day on the estuary with surfing and kayaking, or take a long walk along the South West Coast Path? Further afield is the waterfront city of Plymouth housing the National Marine Aquarium, Barbican Quay and plenty of night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!