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The Upper Arches

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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‘The Upper 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 Upper 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 Upper 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, solid oak furniture and 22” HDTV. In addition to the main large bath/shower rooms 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 has 2 sofa beds providing total sleeping capacity of 6 – 10. Upstairs, the conversion has its own fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, Large Butchers Block Island with integrated fridge, additional small fridge freezer, 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 leather seating for all guest and solid oak dining tables, (the largest of which will cater for up to 18 should you have friends visiting). There is a Large BBQ / Garden area to the rear of the property which is shared with the Lower Arches. Access is gained directly by a door at the rear of the property.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
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.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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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 6 August 2018

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Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewed 4 August 2015

In a beautiful setting with a real high quality finish to the place, The Arches is a great house to rent for groups of up to 10 to enjoy a break from the city. Stunning countryside around and not far from Devon's coastline, it was...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
'The Arches' is perfectly located for walking and outdoor pursuits in the beautiful Devon countryside. There are several pubs in the local villages, shops , restaurants and a Gold course at Chulmleigh. There are some Horse Riding Stables in Chulmleigh, (Boldtry) where lessons may be taken or a Quad Bike experience at Yarnsacombe nr Barnstaple.
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Eggesford Rail station is situated a convenient walk from the Arches.
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