Highleigh is a former merchant’s house dating from 1876. With Sea views over the open fields, it provides a spacious family-friendly home with walled sunny gardens that are ideal for playing and picnicking. The exceptionally generous proportions of all the rooms provides a fabulous environment and plenty of room for up to 10 people – perfect for groups of family and friends to reconnect over long, lazy meals after fun days out enjoying the local scenery.
The living room can easily accommodate the whole group and has everything you need to relax. Come home after a long hike on Dartmoor and chill out in front of the log burner with a board game. Switch the smart TV on and while away dark winter nights with a movie. The large dining space provides a wonderful space for family meals, long lazy breakfasts or chilled out evening meals with conversation and fun. The huge dining table comfortably seats 10 people and there is even the chance to entertain the rest of the group by playing the piano!
The large kitchen space has a fully equipped kitchen area which is stocked with everything you need for self-catering. Access opens out onto the garden and seating area – perfect for long, lazy lunches and special evening meals all year round. Or take the party outside – there is plenty of outdoor seating and a table for al fresco dining. A wide staircase leads to four bedrooms upstairs. The two main bedrooms also provide sea views to the front of the house, and the one boasts a super-king size bed and the other a king-size bed. The third bedroom has one double bed and bedrooms four and five have two single beds each. There are two bathrooms: one with a bath, shower, basin and WC and one with a shower, basin and WC.
Outside, completely private and enclosed by walls and hedges, the garden is a real sun-trap. Terraces to the front and rear promise sunshine all day long. Relax in the loungers, safe in the knowledge that children and pets are secure and can play safely. There is also a barbecue.
Address: TQ14 TL teignmouth, United Kingdom
Size: 304.0 m², 4 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Beds: 2 Single beds, 3 Double beds, 2 King size beds, 1 Sofa bed, 3 Couches
Prices: 375 GBP - 500 GBP / Night
Highleigh is a large double-fronted Victorian house built in 1876, on the edge of Teignmouth looking over the town and fields to the sea. It has been converted over the last seven years into a virtually ‘zero carbon’ eco-house, featuring: Wood burning stove Wood chip boiler PV electricity cells Secondary glazing Draught proofing Smart Heating controls Energy Efficiency appliances An Okofen wood pellet boiler is fed by a 4 tonne pellet store and provides some of the heating and hot water. All sash windows have been renovated with a modern sealing strip and fitted with aluminium secondary glazing. The property is tucked away in its own walled garden, which also boasts wonderful views over Teignmouth beaches. This family-friendly home is perfect for one or two groups who like to entertain.
It’s just a hop, skip and a jump into Teignmouth – a lovely quaint old seaside town, which boasts two beaches, a beautiful long promenade and pier. The beautiful, trendy art quarter is well worth a visit and is a treasure trove of independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Head to the charming Teignmouth Back Beach, located on the estuary side of the town, for spectacular views looking towards Dartmoor, particularly at sunrise and sunset. From here, take the small ferry across to Teignmouth’s hidden gem – Shaldon Beach.
Teignmouth provides so much to see and do. On the Seafront is the Grand Pier, a children's play area, a skate park, a miniature golf course, and the heated Lido. Teignmouth Pavilions offers local events and screenings. The Teign Heritage Museum has exhibitions and galleries the whole family will enjoy. From the back beach learn to sail at SeaSports Southwest, or see the coast on a guided boat tour with Devon Sea Safari. Local diving with Teignmouth Dive Centre. Head out to Bishopsteignton for a visit to the vinyard. Teignmouth is a great place to base for walking being on the South West Coast Path as well as being a few miles drive away from Dartmoor National Park. Torquay, Exeter and many other Devon towns and villages are all within a short drive.
A gate at the end of the garden leads onto the South West Coast Path. The path is a beautiful walk through the nature reserve of Mules Park to Town Beach and on to all the local amenities. There are also lovely walks up hill to Oak Hill Cross Roads and then into countryside beyond.
The excellent road network gives access to diverse options for activities and days out. The local train station in the town (an easy walk though the park) offers a direct line to London Paddington, links South to Torquay, The South Hams, Plymouth and on into Cornwall. North takes travellers to Dawlish, Exeter and beyond to areas such as Bristol or Exmouth.