Up your game with a stay-and-play at this elegant home set within the exclusive grounds of a country golf club and hotel estate in North Devon. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside close to the River Taw and fringing the pretty village of Chittlehamholt, its location is idyllic.
If you can tear yourself away from the 18-holer, there's plenty going on here including an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, snooker room, and seven all-weather tennis courts.
Surrounded by open farmland, don your walk boots for stunning countryside walks with furry friends each morning. Or jump in the car for day trips to Exmoor National Park (a half-an-hour drive) or the North Devon Coast (a forty-three-minute drive away).
Back at home, this refined lodge with pristine, farmhouse-style interiors is a joy to come home to. Spill out into the light-filled garden room with a few post-fairway drinks – you can keep an eye on all the golfing action from your perch on the sofa. Or take things outside to the private terrace to let kids and furry friends run off some energy on the lawns, while you hop in the hot tub for a post-game soak before firing up the barbecue.
If you fancy a night off cooking, you can always mooch down to the hotel’s restaurants and bars. Head into the village for traditional grub and a swift pint at the local inn (a two-minute drive). Or, in the opposite direction, the smart market town of South Molton (a fifteen-minute drive) for more upper-crust fare.
Home truths: *There’s ample off-road parking
*You'll have your own private entrance
*Supermarket deliveries can be arranged and your nearest shop to pick up essentials is in Chittlehamholt (a nine-minute walk or two-minute drive)
*You’ll be sharing the wider grounds and facilities with other guests
*Three of the bedrooms have zip and link beds so you make rooms into doubles or two full-size singles
*There are steps within this home which may be unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility
*Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcomed at this home
*A cot and highchair is available for little ones
*For larger groups, the property next door can also be made available for an additional eight guests