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Terrace Suite

Blackawton, Devon (Ref. 1036916)


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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "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 StephenSep 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 LesleySep 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 HarrietSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful place."

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

    Reviewed by SarahAug 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 MelissaAug 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 FerayJul 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 SusanneJun 2021

  • "Beautiful grounds, clean lovely apartment."

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

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 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 DeborahOct 2020

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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.


  • 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
  • Games room with snooker table
  • Tennis court
  • Allocated parking space
  • No pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.5 miles

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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