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Lower Norton Farmhouse

(Ref. 1003295)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a wonderful property."

    This is our second visit and hope it won’t be the last. Extremely warm and comfortable. The kitchen is a dream and has every piece of equipment, and more, that you could wish for. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Yes the lane is difficult but well worth it! The new WI-FI is heaps better much to the delight of our gadget happy family Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful home

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lower Norton Farmhouse provided 8 of us and dogs a wonderful Christmas get together with rwo decorated trees for Father Christmas to leave our prezzies under."

    . Plenty of space and options to be all together or spread out if you needed some peace. The kitchen was very well equipped making cooking the Christmas Dinner trouble free. Logs were purchased for the log burners but the under floor heating kept us all very toasties while the rain fell and the wind howled outside. Although on holiday and time not an issue it would have been nice to have the wall clocks working and the slabs outside were particularly slippery in the wet which was an issue for the older members of our family. Finally the drive down was a little tricky on the bridleway. Would we want to spend another week at Lower Norton........oh yes

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "A terrific house - comfortable, spacious, very well equipped and a very nice and helpful owner."

    Yes the track down to it is bumpy in places but nothing that a car can't handle with ease and the reward is the house.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    Beautiful location. Large, spacious rooms. We were a family of nine adults & had the best time here. The home was well equipped & very well presented. The owners sorted out our two little issues very quickly. We really enjoyed our stay. So much so that one day after returning home we book up again for the following year. As previously mentioned by other guests the WiFi isn’t the best. Plus the road/track down to the property is a little challenging. Having said that in every other respect the property exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended. A++++

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Advert said the property has Wi-Fi but that’s basically an outright lie."

    It’s usable for very short periods at random times. Impossible to use for work meetings or even things like looking at the following days weather or getting on to the BBC website. No help from owners or Sykes while we were there and Sykes being deliberately unhelpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Aug 2023

  • "The house is beautiful in a stunning location."

    We booked for a family reunion so we weren’t looking to be out all day and the house was perfect in every sense bar two, hence the 4* rating. The first and most difficult was the internet. We all have jobs that we were unable to just drop and the internet was practically nonexistent. It turned what should have been an incredibly relaxing stay into rather a stressful one. It appeared to be shared with the other houses too so during the day it was virtually impossible to get a signal. The first two days we had no internet at all until one of our party attempted to fix it, which gave us at least some connectivity but so limited if anyone else was using it, including neighbours, it wouldn’t work. We had to constantly leave the house to work, or at 3am! There was no enclosed area for the dogs which was manageable but we had to keep them on leads if we were outside and keep the door shut at all times if we weren’t. There is an area that is supposed to be enclosed but has massive gaps in the fence meaning any size of dog could get through them. The furnishings were all well maintained and it really is a beautiful house. If it wasn’t for the internet it would be a definite 5* but the constant frustration, for the kids too who couldn’t sit and watch their tablets at anytime. There are televisions in virtually every room but very few of them actually worked. We loved the incredibly well equipped kitchen and dining area as we cooked every evening.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Lower Norton Farmhouse."

    The welcome treats were a lovely touch. Sue was very helpful. The spaciousness of the house was perfect for three generations with young children. If there was one negative , it was the garden. Although, the decking area was lovely, the lawned area was slopping up. (No problem) , but by-laterally steeply down to a stony path, which made it unsafe for toddlers to play freely. Also, children could get up to the car park and straight out onto the very steep access road, which had vehicles coming and going up and down. A driver would not see a child running straight out of the car park. I think these aspects would be easily improved to ensure the garden is really safe for families with young ( under 8 )

    Reviewed by Caron4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely location, beautiful views, and superbly equipped house."

    We really enjoyed our stay, but there are two issues - low speed, intermittent broadband, and beware the approach lane - around a mile of below-reasonable -standard very irregular surface, steep in parts, massive pot-holes, and tricky to navigate in a BMW 5 Estate, particularly after rain. Picked up two scratches on the alloy wheels. Bring your range rover or equivalent, or be prepared for a hair-raising drive in and out.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lower Norton farmhouse was stunning, even bigger than the pictures showed which do not do the house justice."

    It was perfect for our extended family and dogs. The kitchen was great, equipped with double oven, grill, microwave and even a steam oven

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was beautiful, so comfortable, and it had all the facilities we could have possibly wished for."

    We had a fabulous holiday. Thankyou for spoiling us with the flowers (my favourites) and lovely welcome pack too. The only thing we lacked was a wire brush / implement to clean the BBQ! Thankyou for sharing your special home with us.

    Reviewed by I5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place, exceeded all expectations (which were high beforehand)."

    Great communication from the owners, who personally look after it to give it the personal touch. Oh, and a full on laundry room with 2 washing machines! Utter peace and quiet where it sits in a little valley.

    Reviewed by Anton5.0May 2023

  • "This property was absolutely perfect for our families."

    It was clean and extremely comfortable, and the location is convenient for Dartmouth, in the most beautiful setting. We had a lovely welcome package and Sue and John were extremely helpful. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous stay in this wonderful property."

    We could not have asked for better weather and to sit on the decking and just take in the peace and views was wonderful. The house was perfect for 3 generations, with ample space and facilities to suit all. The welcome pack was the best we have ever received, and the boys were over the moon with the Easter eggs. The house was well situated for the many trips to Blackpool Sands and local attractions, although as pre-warned, the bridle track to the house is extremely bumpy and no good for low suspension cars. We held our breath every time we ventured out hoping we didn't meet anyone coming in the opposite direction, but it is well worth the trip to get to the house. Overall a fabulous house and location and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous home with many comforts and fully equipped with everything you could wish for."

    Thank you for a lovely welcome basket, we will be coming to stay again very soon. A very beautiful home

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "A stunning property."

    Wonderfully furnished and so well equipped. We had a super family holiday. This house was so comfortable and suitable for all of us ( 3 generations) and we really hope to return. The road to the property is very bumpy and uneven but so worth the effort! Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Superb winter holiday accommodation for a large family get together."

    Sue and John had thought of just about everything to make our festive celebrations perfect in every way and thoroughly memorable. By way of constructive criticism: (minor points in the scheme of things) the bins could be more accessible and the broadband more reliable.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2022

  • "A superb property in a great location."

    3 generations plus dog had a great holiday. Only one issue, which readers are permitted to laugh at. My two sons-in-law took the dog for a walk on our first night, whilst we went shopping. Two hours later long after our return when it was pitch-black we had a call, "we're lost". We could see them via phone tracking and they could see us. but the signal was intermittent. Eventually they came back very muddy, having crossed fields, fallen in feeding troughs etc.. Maps please particularly of the immediate area, and torches essential!

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house is fantastic for a large group, lots of space and well equipped."

    Great accessibility to Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming etc. lovely views of countryside and generous welcome goodies. The Wi-Fi is really intermittent and the long track are the two negatives. The track is no good for low cars, really needs some attention, be prepared for a long bumpy ride!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Sep 2022

  • "Brilliantly modernised cottage with loads of space and great amenities."

    Comfortable beds in spacious bedrooms. Kitchen with all the utensils, crockery and cutlery for a lot of people. Very modern equipment. TVs in most rooms and loads of seating in the lounge. The showers are a dream! Plenty of outside space for bar b cues etc. overlooking the Devon countryside. A short trip to Dartmouth (and the local supermarkets). Only downside is the track leading to the cottage could do with some attention. Low slung cars could hit the ground in places.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent welcome hamper."

    Well equipped for a large family. Excellent property near Dartmouth and coast for sightseeing in the area. Our family of 6 adults, 3 children and a baby had a fantastic holiday. Suggestions: Blackout curtains and curtains you can fully close, especially in the bedrooms, for young children. Washing machines need a full clean. Fly insectecutor or fly trap recommended for kitchen. Bridle way requires a better surface for cars. Storage cupboard or shelf in master shower room and shower squeegee needs replacing.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a really impressive house."

    So much space and everything beautifully appointed. We spent a lot of time in the (Footballer's Wives size) kitchen - we kept forgetting where we'd put all our food as there were so many cupboards! The conservatory/outside space is very special with a beautiful view to enjoy. The track down to the house isn't great, especially if you have a low profile car. That aside, we had a magical stay and would heartily recommend it to future guests.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time here."

    The farmhouse was well equipped with everything we needed. Any questions we had were swiftly answered. The welcome basket was such a treat. Our grandchildren loved the space to play together and there was so much space for us all to relax. Thank you for providing such a fantastic home to stay in.

    Reviewed by Grahame5.0Jul 2022

  • "Marvelous property in beautiful surroundings which made for a great holiday with 3 generations and 2 dogs."

    So much space, wonderful welcome hamper, very comfortable beds, all the home amenities thought of, a short car journey to Dartmouth & very short car ride to two supermarkets. Such a peaceful setting, with walks from the front door for averagely fit people. Bring your OS map to explore the area further. Super friendly host but not at all intrusive. All adds up to a perfect week away.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful stay - thank you."

    The very spacious and well equipped house was perfect for 3 generations of our family and the generous welcome hamper was a lovely surprise. We loved our stay in beautiful and quiet surroundings - all within easy reach of Dartmouth and the many beaches along the coast.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2022

  • "Lower Norton Farmhouse is a wonderful house, it has acres of indoor & outdoor space and is equipped with pretty much everything you need."

    It is situated in a beautiful location with great views and plenty of wildlife; I recommend the walk down the lane to Dittisham along the estuary. The Farmhouse is down a gravel lane which is very manageable as long as you go steady. It is worth noting that taxis won't come down the lane so you need to walk to the top to be collected. ( we had my 82 yr old mother in law with us and it was not walk-able for her at least ) The owner Sue couldn't have been more helpful and generous; the welcome basket full of Devon goodies and the birthday cake and champagne added a special touch to kick off our birthday celebrations. It was a wonderful week and we were blessed with perfect weather. I would strongly recommend this house as a holiday rental! Andy

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was our third visit to Lower Norton Farmhouse."

    Would highly recommend the property. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "I thought this property was amazing!"

    Beautiful views snd everything you needed was there. I would absolutely go back.

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful house large enough to accommodate 2 families over Xmas."

    Stunning kitchen and great facilities. Although it's a large house it has underfloor heating and always felt warm and cosy. Great views and nice and close to supermarkets and Dartmouth Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great House, great location."

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2021

  • "This property is of an outstanding standard and the pictures do not show the ..."

    This property is of an outstanding standard and the pictures do not show the true quality and high standard of the house it has everything and more you could expect for your holiday and will be going back again for sure

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a stunning property both inside and out and we had a wonderful holiday here."

    The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly want for a great holiday. Yes, the road down in unmade and a little bumpy in places but both our Toyota Prius and tiny Aygo made it up and down with no problem - you just have to go slowly in places (and be prepared to back up if something is coming the other way!). The decking in the morning for coffee and breakfast was a highlight of my week, and I'd happily go back for that view alone! The house is well situated with lots to do within a reasonable drive. We hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "We all had a lovely time thank you."

    We would certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives, it was so spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic. Better than even the pictures."

    Feels remote and quiet yet accessible to all best spots, walks and attractions. Immaculate. We had an excellent time. Thx.

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Apr 2021

  • "Access to the property down an unmade track was challenging to say the least and with an automatic car (fortunately with good ground clearance) that was fully loaded and towing a trailor, it was quite a challenge in the rain to make it up when we left."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2020

  • "A fantastic farmhouse in a great location -we loved it!"

    We are glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmouth soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "One of the best places we have stayed in."

    Top quality. Had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2020

  • "Outstanding house."

    Facilities are finished to a high end. The owners resolved the small issues we had speedily and were so welcoming and friendly. As 3 families of 6 adults and 3 kids we had so much space. Couldn’t recommend enough. More of a drive to the nearest pub but we do have small kids. Lots of things to do nearby too.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Dec 2019

  • "Everything was perfect the Christmas trees were lovely & the Hamper left for us was a real treat."

    The house was really warm & wood burners made it cosy.Best house we have stayed in so far.

    Reviewed by J5.0Dec 2019

  • "This home is just stunning."

    Absolutely loved everything about it. Beautiful large living rooms, conservatory, Tv's in most rooms, stunning extremely well equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms. Comfy beds, gorgeous views, gorgeous gardens all set in a stunning quiet rural setting just minutes from shops and Dartmouth. It was worth every penny. Note; the driveway is long, steep and basically a dirt track. Our 4x4 was okay but the second car struggled in the pot holes, but drive slowly and you'll be fine.

    Reviewed by Larraine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had an absolutely lovely week at Lower Norton farmhouse."

    It is a stunning place, so quiet and peaceful in the middle of the countryside with gorgeous views across the valley but within easy reach of Dartmouth. We found everything we needed to do a lot of cooking and the cake that greeted us was such a nice touch. It was our first holiday as a family with our four month old and it was just perfect.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lower Norton Farmhouse is fantastic; the house itself is huge, beautifully renovated, and very comfortable, and the setting is beautiful."

    It’s just outside Dartmouth which is very picturesque and there are loads of great places to visit. Sue was a fantastic host with great communication. We had an amazing week.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2019

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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.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x superking size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link), 1 x twin and 1 x ground floor double
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, double walk-in shower, double basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with wood burning stove
  • lower ground floor utility room
  • Living/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Lower ground floor utility.
  • Underfloor heating, woodburning stoves
  • Double Electric ovens and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, wine fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TVs, DVD players, Blu-ray player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off-road parking located on the left before the property
  • Enclosed front patio area and enclosed lawned garden and patio and decking areas with furniture and outdoor shower for dogs
  • Pets are welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

The property

Lower Norton Farmhouse is a superb stone cottage, situated on the outskirts of Dartmouth, in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting some of the most magnificent countryside views imaginable.

You will be greeted to a large entrance hallway, where you can leave your coats and boots and step into the bright and airy open-plan living space, with plenty of seating to curl up on of an evening, with the warming woodburning stove to keep you warm.

The kitchen is amply-equipped with everything you could possibly need, whilst the dining area provides space to enjoy your lovingly prepared home-cooked meals.

Each of the five spacious bedrooms has a range of furniture to store your personal items, whilst the en-suites and family bathroom has quality fixtures and fittings.

A truly delightful property placed in the heart of the unspoilt countryside.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 1008080, together they sleep 12 people.

Lower Norton Farmhouse And The Apartment

Lower Norton Farmhouse and the Apartment are positioned on the outskirts of the bustling town of Dartmouth and offer friends and families alike a base in the heart of the countryside, with magnificent, panoramic country views. Both properties are housed inside one large stone-built former farmhouse, with Lower Norton Apartment resting in the attic space and Lower Norton Farmhouse resting on the floor below. Inside, they have both been beautifully decorated throughout, with a light decor and quality furnishings giving the rooms that warm and homely feeling. Discover a range of well-presented bedrooms, all of which offer a selection of polished furniture to store your personal items, whilst some of them have showcase those country views so you can wake up to this peaceful and tranquil location every single day. Settle down for a relaxing evening in the open-plan living spaces, complete with a range of sofas to sink into after a long day sightseeing and unwind with your favourite shows, whilst the modern kitchens provide all the necessities you need to cook up a storm for the whole family! Lower North Farmhouse offers a choice of en-suite bedrooms with a family bathroom to serve, boasting double-ended baths and large shower cubicles so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub to prepare for your day in style. Both properties have designated garden areas, with Lower Norton Apartment boasting a delightful inset balcony where you can take a refreshing beverage and simply delight in your rural setting. Situated in the heart of the rolling countryside hills of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are ideally placed for exploring all this beautiful region has to offer, which has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. For a spot of history, venture towards Dartmouth Castle, positioned on the edge of a cliff, with a tower offering majestic views across the town and coast. The castle was built during the 14th and 15th century to protect the harbour and is perfect for those interested in its rich history. Housed in the famous Tudor building of Butterwalk, is Dartmouth Museum, boasting a collection of artefacts, models, paintings and photographs relating to the history and culture of Dartmouth itself, and even a display of the town's contribution to D-Day in 1944. Venture towards Blackpool Sands beach, with a Blue Flag status and offers plenty of opportunities for a variety of watersports, including kayaking, rafting, fishing and boating - or simply enjoy the balmy sun stretched back on your beach towels and top up on that summer tan. A short driving distance away is the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, boasting over 2,000 animals, such as lions, tigers, crocodiles, snakes and much more - inside you can witness special events and feeding times, as well as getting the chance to explore the wonderful botanical garden the zoo is set in. With so much to discover in this picturesque area, your Lower Norton accommodation is the ideal base for accessing these wonderful sites.

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

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About the location

DARTMOUTH

Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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Please be aware that access to the property is down a Bridleway/Lane and may not be suitable for low suspension cars

Off-road parking located on the left before the property.