Throw open the sash windows and soak in the views. What better way to wake up each morning than with the sight of the sunrise over the South Hams.
Where an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the stunning coastline, in a Devonshire valley lies Barcroft Manor. A touch of the classic and a sprinkling of the luxurious blend together for a seamless mix of new and old.
Meander down to the beautiful South Devon coast. The breath-taking beaches and the chic waterside towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe are awaiting your arrival. For larger groups, add on the Garden House and enjoy the estate with extended family and friends.
Barcroft Manor has a private front and rear garden, perfect for family afternoons out in the sun. Let the children run around on the lawn as the grown ups relax on the garden furniture with the scent of sizzling sausages in the air from the barbecue.
Explore the 14 acre estate surrounding Barcroft Manor. The shared estate is a sanctuary to a wealth of wildlife including deer, badgers and owls.
Take a dip in the shared outdoor pool, or just soak up the rays on the bathing terrace. Be sure to open your eyes now and then to catch a glimpse of the stunning views over Dartmoor National Park.
The shared spa facilities are a real treat, unwind in the sauna and steam room. Choose from a heated indoor pool or a sunken hot tub under the stars. Simply perfection. If you’re more of the active type, why not give the tennis court a once over, and don’t worry we provide the racquets and balls.
There is a cosy and airy living room at Barcroft Manor, perfect for getting together with family and friends to unwind and relax. Sink into the comfy sofas and enjoy the latest blockbuster on the large flat screen TV, just make sure you can reach the popcorn.
Curl up with a good book in the Snug room, which doubles as a games room. Children will love it with lots of board games to make use of and a TV.
Step into the Garden House and drop coats and wellies in the porch. The living area beyond is light and spacious with a vaulted, beamed roof. Spread out, play with the kids, burn some logs, put a movie on and break out the popcorn. Fling open the French doors to the private terrace, let in the views, soak in the silence.
The flag-stone kitchen has a full ‘batterie de cuisine’ with plenty of space for large family groups, to sit and enjoy breakfast at the kitchen table. The oil-fired Aga and conventional electric oven are the perfect tools for cooking up a storm. Make the most of our huge walk in pantry adjoining the kitchen at Barcroft Manor.
The formal dining room has elegant shutter windows, with views over the gardens, and is lit by a decadent French chandelier. The large mahogany dining table seats up to 14 guests.
The Garden Cottage comes with generous, open-plan cooking and dining and a large island unit with hob and oven. Through the arched window, you’ll see the lawns pan away and hear the thwock of the ball on the tennis court.
Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your Big Cottage holiday or weekend even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax. Barcroft Manor have a great online concierge service on hand to help.
Barcroft Manor has six bedrooms sleeping up to 13 guests. The master bedroom has an en suite, and along with the second bedroom has a super king sleigh bed.
There are two further bedrooms each with zip and link double beds in them. One bedroom has a white, forged iron Victorian-style king size bed. Four of the six bedrooms have plenty of space to add a cot for maximum flexibility. The final bedroom is on the ground floor and is a Twin.
As well as the en suite bathroom there is also a large family bathroom on the first floor, with an impressive cast iron tub and a downstairs shower room.
The Garden House has one super-king en-suite, one standard en-suite double, a small twin and a kiddies’ compact twin with cabin beds.
Barcroft Manor has so much to do for children of all ages. For the babies there are the cots, high chairs and safety equipment, and not to mention the babysitting service.
For the toddlers there is heaps to enjoy, best of all is the soft play area with it’s colourful ball pit and the toy shed which is jam packed with bats and balls the little ones will love.
The older kids are spoilt for choice. Splash around in the pool, win a game, set and match on the tennis court, play horse at the basketball hoop, or run around on the jurassic sized adventure playground.
There’s a pool table and loads of fun stuff for children of all ages in the games room, from toddlers to teenagers. Just the place for the kids to hang out or Mums and Dads to let off steam.