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Terrace Suite

(Ref. 1036916)

Blackawton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • grounds (9)
  • bed (8)
  • our (7)
  • court (7)
  • beautiful (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our week's holiday in Sheplegh Court and would highly recommend your apartment to everyone."

    The extensive grounds are just stunning with wonderful country walks around parkland and woods. The peace and tranquility were the highlight of the week's stay. Although some of the walks are strenuous up quite steep hills, the variety of plants and trees are remarkable. There are many Oriental and foreign species that would be hard to equal in such a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Sheplegh Court with amazing views."

    We can just shut off from the daily stresses there.The beds were so comfy, the bunk bed has a new mattress which was so much better. Even though the weather was not great all the time we were still able to explore with walks around Start Point, Hope Cove, Dartmouth Castle, Dittisham and more. Would recommend the Wheelhouse in Dartmouth for fish and chips.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "A repeat booking is in itself a recommendation, and this year we were really happy to return to The Terrace Suite."

    Sheplegh Court is historic, old, charming, unique, quirky and beautiful; hidden away down a quiet rural road. The stunning grounds include a heated outdoor pool and a tennis court as well as lots of bats flying around in the evening and owls hooting at night. The accommodation is lovely including a very comfortable master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and living room patio doors opening directly onto the lovely gardens. It is tastefully decorated throughout. Super helpful owners. Lots of useful guidebooks. Ideal for a tranquil and quiet holiday (people live at Sheplegh so one needs to be a respectful visitor) and it’s a real gem that is like stepping back in time. This visit we enjoyed lovely food at The Church House Inn (Stokenham) and The Anchorstone Café (Dittisham), walks near Dartmouth, watched the Plymouth national fireworks championship and enjoyed a trip to the gardens of Coleton Fishacre. The only reason for marking the facilities and maintenance down a tiny bit was to ensure that it's clear that it is not a spotless new-build shiny hotel; but rather a genuine old country house with little quirks that give it lots of character. A lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at Sheplegh Court - the definitive hidden gem!"

    We loved the clean and comfortable accommodation - all as described in the pre-booking info. It was also great to find excellent children’s books and toys available, plus an extensive range of books, DVDS and useful items like maps etc available for all. We all loved the heated(!) outdoor pool, the tennis court and the beautiful grounds. We had a really wonderful time there and exploring beautiful south Devon. We would certainly recommend! Just a few points that would be great to address in future: - there were a few stubborn flies in the kitchen. We didn’t try to kill them but something that could be sorted - the indoor swimming pool was out of action which was a shame and wasn’t the case at the time of booking. No compensation was offered to us for this. - Netflix wasn’t available as the account holders hadn’t paid the bill (according to onscreen messaging). - there was a musty smell in the property upon arrival - tricky to address in old buildings.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2023

  • "We already sent a long piece."

    See belowto Sykes Dear Sykes cottages and coast country Accommodation very good. We had to toss over bunk beds versus double bed as 2 older female adults.HoweverDirections to get here were poor. On web site of the for sale property there is a clear simple way of getting in and out. Please include for future.Hot water tap not working at all. Needs attention.Television did not automatically work for us. Second evening a neighbour got sone channels working.Steps at front quite steep and perhaps warning needed. We managed fine by being careful.We missed a decent welcome pack on arrival especially as property so remote.We enjoyed our week very much. We loved the size of rooms and the huge grounds and the views. Now at the end of the week we know how to drive in and out

    Reviewed by Janice3.4Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay, very secluded but we loved it."

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was difficult finding location as satnav took us to farmstead before premises so had to ask directions."

    We knew the lanes were going to be narrow but wouldn't travel there again. The accommodation was clean and comfortable but we had several problems with electrics and TV. We mng'd to work the TV before the electrician came but he didn't arrive until we rang Sykes 3 times from Sunday 25/09/22 (spoke to 3 different customer service personnel and none bothered to phone back to see how we were or tell us an electrician would be visiting) as we had problems with switching the hob/oven on, the dishwasher wasn't working, the extractor fans in kitchen and bathrooms didn't switch off causing constant noise. The electrician arrived Tues 27/09 @ 4.45pm he managed to work the hob/oven from makers instruction booklet mostly in foreign languages (no instructions in Helpful Holidays folder). He couldn't get dishwasher working only to measure up for new one(we heard no more about replacement). The extractor fan constantly working the electrician took cover off which switched off and found a pull cord tucked away, he advised that owners must have set up not to be able to switch off therefore put cover back to start it again. As we're not electricians we couldn't stop the extractor fans. I also advised the electrician that the radiator in bedroom wasn't working although managed to check thermostat which seemed to start heat the radiator never got warm in main bedroom. We relied on towel rail but as drying damp towels wasn't much use to heat large bedroom. I also mentioned when speaking to last customer service person who was a man the outside patio area was neglected as weeds IE thistles growing on boarder about 2' tall & planter tubes not planted up so looked neglected. We decided to book here for peace and quiet but because of noise from extractor fans that wasn't possible we had to play music to mask the noise by playing music or switch TV on. The main grounds were well kept but unable to use outside swimming pool although weather beginning of week was lovely. Indoor swimming pool is more of a plunge pool. We found that the sauna only needs £1 not £2 as suggested. Overall not a good experience.

    Reviewed by Cecilia3.8Sep 2022

  • "A delightful return visit to this lovely apartment."

    Set in the quiet countryside near Dartmouth, this old, historic hidden gem is secluded and off the beaten track. It's communal entrance hallway is reminiscent of a bygone age with old stained glass windows and a sweeping staircase. The apartment itself it has been thoroughly modernised but keeps all the beautiful period features such as wooden shutters and high ceilings. Comfy big bed. Well appointed kitchen. Good hot shower. Ground floor terrace leads directly out to the gorgeous grounds. A friendly courtesy phonecall half way through the holiday from coastandcountry. Fall asleep listening to the owl and watching bats. Bear in mind it's an old country house therefore it is quite quirky and unique, and sharing the property with the owner-occupiers means everyone treats the grounds with greatest of respect. Loved having the outdoor pool and the addition of the table tennis near the outdoor tennis court was a great idea. Thank you to our lovely and fabulous hosts, what a pleasure to rent their property! Tip to owners: would be handy if possible to be left a couple more cleaning products on site as we like to return it as neat as possible. Thanks, we had a smashing time!

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Aug 2022

  • "Access and remote position would deter me from staying here again."

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Jun 2022

  • "Fascinating place in the most peaceful of locations."

    Not for the nervous driver as set within network of very narrow Devon lanes and not really viable to walk to nearest village/pub/shop.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "We've spent many years staying in various apartments at Sheplegh Court and this is one of the best."

    Sheplegh keeps drawing us back and it's the best place to switch off from the daily grind and a good base to explore the area and the numerous coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Apartment was much bigger than the photos suggested!"

    Was ideal for our needs. Outdoor pool was fantastic as were the tennis courts. Indoor pool wasn’t very inviting- shame they had filled in the jacuzzi with plants. Didn’t feel very clean, nor did the pool room. Shame there wasn’t more information on the history of the building! We found out it played a massive role in the D Day landings planning. Also we didn’t realise how demanding the local roads were, we all got travel sick quite bad (and we’re used to driving in the alps) - there didn’t seem to be a simple route to the main road. I think that needs to be highlighted more so on booking as you have to drive to Dartmouth to get food supplies at least, and less confident drivers will find the narrow routes quite challenging. The local shop in Blackawton was well stocked and the local pub was lovely.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.4Sep 2021

  • "What a wonderful place."

    We had a lovely time here. So peaceful. Apartment was lovely.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely apartment in a beautiful setting."

    It is quiet, peaceful, calm, beautifully decorated, a great base to explore the local area. Quite frankly we don’t want to go home! Super hosts - thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Aug 2021

  • "In general the communal areas looked old, worn out and not very clean."

    The photos had a better impression of the place than it actually is. The facilities, the outdoor and indoor swimming pools were good to have but they didn't look clean, especially the cheap plastic chairs out by the pool. We were looking forward to having breakfast/brunch on the patio of the flat enjoying the green grounds but unfortunately we didn't know that the hub was an induction hub requiring special frying pans/pots which wouldn't work with the pans that we brought (gas hub back at home). The only frying pan available was covered with rust and probably an health hazard which prevented us from having cooked breakfast at the flat. It was also unexpected not to have basics such as salt, pepper, sugar, tea bags and kitchen towels available in the flat; even the loo rolls were rationed at one in each bathroom for a whole week. We always take our own tea bags and ground coffee but never had a cottage holiday with these not being provided as courtesy. The location was close to the some very nice beaches that we enjoyed spending time at but there were not many facilities e.g. takeaway available near by. The equipment provided not being up to cooking standards did not help either. In summary, it was an average experience with its pluses and minuses and if it wasn't due to Covid, we probably wouldn't have had a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Feray2.8Jul 2021

  • "Nice spacious apartment, comfortable lounge."

    Photos don't show the fridge in the corner which is a spacious one. Good facilities, appreciated that some cleaning items had been left. Also other kitchen equipment is provided which is not stated in the description, very useful to have. Lovely grounds... quite picturesque and hilly for a good mini workout when walking! Friendly occupants in the other properties. Only 14 minutes drive to the lovely Blackpool Sands beach - lots of visitors there but really peaceful! People just relaxing in their own private way. We discovered Slapton Sands beach towards the end of our stay, a long stretch of beach and a nature reserve freshwater lake area called Slapton Leys. This South Hams region is definitely an area of beauty which is a great reflection of our Creator's blessings. Highly recommend Sheplegh Court, but the top bunk in the second bedroom probably needs a newer mattress.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful grounds, clean lovely apartment."

    Close to Dartmouth town and other attractions. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christina4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful setting."

    Lovely accommodation, very comfortable bed. Pool and sauna not available due to Covid restrictions. Would have liked to see some information on walks from the property, although there was information available on Dartmouth and the surrounding area. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to sit out for breakfast. Such a bonus in mid October.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful location of this property! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Oct 2020

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x 3' bunk beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Shared utility area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD and FreeSat, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private patio with seating and communal gardens with lawn
  • Outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool and sauna (contact office for opening times)
  • Games room with snooker table
  • Tennis court
  • Allocated parking space
  • No pets
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.5 miles

The property

Resting on the charming outskirts of the quaint settlement of Blackawton in the South Hams district of Devon, this ground-floor terrace apartment offers elegant accommodation for a group of four.

Terrace Suite is part of a group of apartments created within the wondrous manor house of Sheplegh Court, resting within its own luscious grounds and providing guests with the luxuries of an indoor swimming pool and sauna, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and private sections of patio too.

Come into your secluded spot and into the entrance hallway before finding your way to the living room/diner, a place of calm and relaxation for you to return to, enjoying views from the French doors of the sweeping communal lawns, with a light and bright interior to keep you refreshed as you sit on the armchairs or sofa.

Next door is the kitchen which holds an electric oven and hob, so you can readily rustle up some delicious dishes, and not worry about the washing up with the aid of a dishwasher; find a helpful communal laundry room, which is great for those longer stays.

High ceilings and original features like the charming window shutters remind you of the age of this vintage property, adding a characterful charm.

In the evening head to your bedroom of choice; choose from the master king-size which benefits from an en-suite shower room, along with a pretty and coordinated interior decor, or the bunk room, which can be great for children or friends.

Freshen up in the bathroom which holds a bath with a shower over, so you can have a speedy shower or a long soak, it's up to you!

Sit out in the evening and take in the last moments of a summer day from the comfort of your patio area just outside of the living room/diner, with views over the gardens and pond, and the rolling fields beyond, it offers a tranquil spot.

If you can tear yourself away from this South Hams haven and you have little ones, then make your first trip be to visit the exciting Woodlands Family Theme Park, where there are indoor and outdoor play areas, water rides, a zoo farm, and a falconry centre - plenty to keep everyone busy and entertained!

The wondrous Blue Flag awarded beach of Blackpool Sands is under 5-miles away by car, offering a picturesque shingle beach in a sheltered bay thanks to the evergreens and pines behind it, stay here all day and grab something to eat at the Venus Beach Cafe.

For a day of bustling atmosphere and scenic harbour and sea views, head to the town of Dartmouth, take walks along the River Dart, grab fish and chips by the harbour and explore the museums and galleries which tell the rich heritage of this picture-perfect setting.

3 Sheplegh Court will be a wonderful retreat for you and your loved ones in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dartmouth 5.7 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5; Totnes 8.1 miles

Blackawton and the surrounding hamlets and villages are well placed for a tranquil South Devon break. In easy reach of Dartmouth and the beaches of Start Bay, the location offers a delightful balance between seclusion and convenience, with a wealth of picturesque walks, welcoming local pubs and more on your doorstep. In the centre of the village on Main Street, the 14th century Parish Church of St Michael completes the setting whole-heartedly. The George Inn is a family-run pub in the heart of the village. Situated across from the church, this dog-friendly inn backs onto some beautiful South Hams countryside, and there are outside tables where you can relax and take in the scenery. Nearby, Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes - A charming Devon town with a bustling main street and a regular market, the area boasts regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning.

Please note that the outdoor pool is seasonal and opens mid-May to the beginning of October. These dates are subject to change. Strictly No Smoking

The indoor pool is now closed until further notice.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas