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The Lower Arches

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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‘The Lower Arches’ is self catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The let is situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation is a former barn and is believed to be built at a similar time to the main house, (Nethercott) and original farm buildings. ‘Nethercott’ falls on what was the Portsmouth Estate and was built by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1862. In 2010 the conversion of ‘The Arches’ began and the building itself was completed in Mid-2012 (although development to the grounds and gardens continues). A local architect and builder were employed for the design and construction and wherever possible local materials have been used. Construction is of stone, oak and slate and the exterior retains its traditional characte...‘The Lower Arches’ is self catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The let is situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation is a former barn and is believed to be built at a similar time to the main house, (Nethercott) and original farm buildings. ‘Nethercott’ falls on what was the Portsmouth Estate and was built by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1862. In 2010 the conversion of ‘The Arches’ began and the building itself was completed in Mid-2012 (although development to the grounds and gardens continues). A local architect and builder were employed for the design and construction and wherever possible local materials have been used. Construction is of stone, oak and slate and the exterior retains its traditional character and appealing brick arches. Despite being double glazed all doors and windows are custom made from solid oak to match the charm of the original building. The interior of the houses retains this style but also with the inclusion of modern materials, (stainless and glass) giving a ‘twist’ of new and old. The open plan, upside down, layout is exceptionally spacious providing 2 self-contained exceptionally large lets for large families or groups. The dwelling is a quiet retreat away from the hassle of the city and is conveniently situated for countryside activities. If you require a luxury stay then forget damp caravans or pokey wooden huts in packed campsites and stay at a location of true quality. To make your stay the most enjoyable much care was taken during construction. We have concentrated our utmost to provide accommodation of the highest standard and have included small improvements such as wall soundproofing, light blocking curtains, low temp central heating and network connections to all rooms as standard. The Lower Arches let has 3 bedrooms, with either king or super-king beds, (we can supply little beds for little people) with 100% cotton bed linen (and towels in bathrooms). All rooms have luxury extra deep pile carpets, and solid oak furniture. In addition to the main large bath/shower room 1 of the master bedrooms also have their own en-suite wet room c/w high volume power showers. For larger groups, further to the bedrooms, each let has 2 sofa beds/Futon in the Lounge area providing total sleeping capacity of 6 – 10. Upstairs, the conversion has its own fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, Large fridge freezer / Ice Maker, toaster etc and is very open/spacious in design, (being 45’ approx. long). The dining/lounge areas have 50” plasma TV and surround entertainment system. The lounge/dining area have Futon/Sofa Beds for additional sleeping and chairs.benches to be used in Lounge area or with the new extra dining table (will seat up to 10 using the additional chairs). There is a Large BBQ / Garden area to the rear of the property which is shared with the Upper Arches. Access is gained via a gate at the top of the Garden. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We ask that Guests do not wear outside footwear in the House or Gym. No Stag or Hen parties, non paying visitors by agreement with the owners. No Smoking. Pets not in carpeted areas please.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jonathan E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

The Arches is a perfect property surrounded by excellent views and not too far from the beach. Would definitely recommend this property if you’re a group of friends or a family looking to take a break from the city. The owner was really friendly and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Rebeccaowen
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
For the enjoyment of all guests, (both current and future) we ask all visitors to abide by the following rules/policies. Guests may collect keys from 16:00 on day of arrival and should vacate the property by 09:00 on the day of departure. Smoking in all areas of the accommodation is prohibited, (smoke alarms are fitted to all areas). No pets in bedrooms or on furniture. We ask all guest to refrain from wearing outdoor footwear on the Oak floors/Stairs and Carpets. Some of the bespoke Oak furniture is very expensive so we therefore ask guests to use mats on the tables at all times and to avoid putting hot items on the wooden surfaces. Additionally, wood is easily marked please do not write or cut on the surfaces.
Getting around
Eggesford Rail station is situated a convenient walk from the Arches. We have an on-site Shared Gym in a nearby building offering commercial grade gym equipment should you wish to keep fit during your stay. A stroll down to Eggesford will allow you to take the train, visit the Garden Centre or the Bar and Excellent Restaurant at the Fox & Hounds. River fishing is also available at the Fox and Hounds. Chawleigh Village is situated 1 mile up the road where there is a Village shop, Church and 2 pubs, (both serving food). The local area, forest fields and River, has a wealth of Wildlife. If you are into nature spotting you may see Roe Deer, Red Deer, Kingfishers or even Otters.
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