Brownscombe Roundhouse

4.7 miles NE of Totnes

Sleeps 4

From £157 per night

Roundhouse with hot tub and outdoor bathtub in Devon: Nestled within a sweeping valley and boasting stunning countryside views, this heavenly abode is just perfect for a romantic or family retreat alike.

General

As you arrive at your unique haven and climb the path, you will instantly feel at ease. The ambiance that surrounds this stunning circular retreat is quite simply out of this world. As you step inside you are greeted with a warm and welcoming aura. The interiors are stylish and simplistic and with a vast array of wide windows, the outdoors is welcomed in. In the middle of the roundhouse is the sumptuous king-sized, four poster bed. The perfect spot to rest your head after a day of exploring the local area. There’s a wood-burner to keep you cosy during the cooler months and two little armchairs to snuggle up in with your favourite book. The kitchen is well equipped with a double electric hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge with ice compartment. Through the door to the right of the hideaway is where you will find the children’s bedroom. This space is suitable for two younger children as there is a double ‘boat bed’ to share. The utterly lovely interiors flow through to the ensuite shower room, which is the perfect space for a refreshing morning shower. Or, if you prefer to bathe in nature, step outside…

The outdoor space is what truly makes this magical haven the most luxurious retreat. With an alfresco bathtub and wood-fired hot tub you are spoilt for choice. If it was us, we would start our day with a soak in the bubbly tub, with a freshly brewed coffee and then end the day by sinking into the wood-fired hot tub with a glass of bubbles, admiring the star lit sky. If you like to dine alfresco then you are in for a treat. The fire pit barbecue is ideal for cooking up a storm of fresh local produce (you can even order barbecue hampers from the owner). There’s plenty of dreamy spots to sit and watch the world go by, but our favourite has to be the circular statement shelter. Breakfast with that sweeping valley view is bound to put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. During your stay you may get to know your friendly fluffy neighbours, two gorgeous sheep who graze peacefully in your shared meadow.

There are four safari tents on site, Brownscombe Cabin (5228) and Brownscombe Tabernacle (2907) which are all part of Brownscombe Luxury Glamping. You are promised plenty of privacy during your stay as each hideaway has its own outdoor space and has been carefully positioned in a way that they avoid looking onto one another. En-route to the roundhouse, you will find the owner's shop, Brownscombe Larder, where you can stock up on daily essentials such as bread, milk and eggs. You can even purchase a local gift to take home to someone special as there’s a range of amazing local crafts to admire. If you wish, the owner can also provide barbecue hampers and delicious casseroles served hot in a le creuset pot (order before your holiday). Just pick up each night from the barn and take back to the roundhouse to enjoy.

Additionally, there is a games room with table-tennis and table-football (shared with the other guests). Onsite you will also find The Lodge where you can book a table to enjoy Fondue by the fire, as well as the Brownscombe Barn where pizza nights are hosted in the summer months. If you fancy a little pamper during your getaway, you can book in with the onsite beauty therapist for a relaxing massage, manicure and for other various spa treatments. There really is something for everyone onsite, but if you do prefer just simply relaxing in your serene sanctuary, we wouldn’t blame you!

Out and About

A stones throw from the roundhouse is quirky Totnes. Full of eclectic independent shops and an array of delicious eateries, it's a brilliant town to explore for the day. On Fridays and Saturdays you'll find the bustling weekly market in Market Square, where you can pick up local delights to take back to your hideaway to enjoy. The Bull Inn is just the spot for a scrumptious, seasonal, local and organic breakfast, lunch or supper… the choice is yours, but the menu's not to be missed!

Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams countryside is right on your doorstep. Head to the postcard pretty village of Stoke Gabriel, where you will arrive at the edge of the River Dart. Try your hand at crabbing or kayaking and then finish your day with a delicious bite to eat at The River Shack. There are an abundance of picturesque villages with thatched cottages and welcoming pubs to explore nearby. For keen cyclists, head to Haldon Forest Park with its variety of cycling trails. You are able to hire bikes if you don't have them with you and there are plenty of family friendly routes to explore!

On a sunny day, why not head to the coast as there are great beaches nearby. Visit the famous Golden Hind at Brixham or spend a day at the breath-taking Breakwater beach, followed by a dip in the outdoor Shoalstone seawater pool. There are plenty of lovely places for a spot of lunch or dinner. Or, perhaps a pint at one of the traditional harbourside pubs? Should you wish to take to the water, there is a ferry from Brixham harbour to the thriving town of Torquay.

The combined riverboat and steam railway trip between Totnes and Dartmouth are not to be missed. There are fantastic steam train tours to neighbouring towns and villages, such as Totnes, Kingswear and Dartmouth, boasting stunning scenery along the way. Agatha Christie's former holiday home at Greenway is another must-see and, for a day out right on your doorstep, the National Trust's Compton Castle is just a short stroll away from the roundhouse. After a day full of adventure, you will love returning to your enchanting hideaway for a relaxing evening under the moonlight.

Eco-features

There is electric car charging available onsite. Please speak with the owner to book prior to your arrival.

Extra Information

Please note the extra onsite facilities such as; the games room, pizza barn, The Lodge, the shop (including hampers and hot meals), plus the beauty therapist are only available during the peak season. Please speak with the owner direct to find out more.

The roundhouse can accommodate up to a total of four guests including infants. If a cot is required, this can happily be arranged.

The roundhouse is the perfect escape for a digital detox, as there is no WiFi connection in the hideaway. Wi-Fi is available in the shared communal areas, should you wish to use it.

Layout

Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas Wood-burner. Electric 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, toaster and kettle. King-size double bed (5')

Bedroom 2 With small double bed (4' and suitable for children only)

Shower-room With shower, WC and wash-basin

Availability, reservations and pricing: From £157 - £228 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is payable per booking.

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