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Flear House

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 2018.64 to 5444.37 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Barney & Camila Fawcett

Member since Jul 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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BFB's Overview

The 45-acre Flear Estate is a picture-perfect country idyll with the added benefits of a host of the region's best beaches on the doorstep, a magnificent indoor pool & Spa complex, and a giant indoor Playbarn that has mini guests grinning from ear to ear come rain or shine. An acclaimed, and child-friendly, gastro-pub within a pleasant mile or so's walk.


Flear does family rejuvenation to a tee. Whether rambling through the woods, splashing about in the pool, messing about in the Playbarn or down by the stream, or even soaking in the views from the luxurious outdoor hot tub, the hectic pace of 'normal' daily life seems to melt away within a day or two of arrival, and that's before sampling the beauty and massage therapies in The treatment Room, or taking advantage of the local chef-made meal deliveries.


Owners Barney and Camilla are a young couple who have injected fresh energy and investment into Flear and, thanks to first-hand experiences with their own young boys ‘Roo and Percy, they have real insight into what it takes to make a successful break with tots in tow, plus handy tips and advice on exploring the area with little ones.

Accommodation Overview:

Flear House is a picture perfect example of Georgian country luxury- formerly the owner’s home it is now available for exclusive hire and is the perfect retreat for those with little ones in tow, looking to celebrate a special occasion or family getaway in comfort and style with a whole host of baby gear and faultless facilities.

Guests enter the house through a pillared entrance and are taken in to the spacious dining hall with inglenook fire, a lovely place for entertaining in the evenings as there is plenty of room around the large, wooden antique table. The kitchen is well equipped with its own casual dining area ideal for breakfast and the country must have- an aga, as well as a gas cooker. From the kitchen guests can access the private and secure courtyard, with sun terrace which leads to the fantastic, private outdoor heated swimming pool with wave machine that is sure to be the whole family’s favourite spot during summer! Back inside there is an elegant drawing room, with marble fireplace, which like the rest of the house has been thoughtfully decorated to retain a classical, luxurious feel whilst retaining a sense of family comfort. The snug room is a cosy place for relaxing with its own fireplace, TV, DVD player and range of DVD’s (plenty to keep the little ones entertained) and can be used as a great den for children whilst the adults are next door.

Up the grand oak staircase, the galleried landing leads to the five spacious bedrooms. First is the master suite, an ideal haven for frazzled parents- elegantly styled complete with 6ft comfy bed, it's own dressing room and en suite with Jacuzzi bath, it will feel more like mums and dads private, luxury hotel suite rather than just a bedroom! Further down the landing are two pretty doubles both with en suites and two twin bedrooms, ideal for little ones with an additional shower room and WC. Flear House has got it all and will have mums, dads, grandparents and friends swooning over dreams of country living whilst little ones will never want to leave, what with their own private pool and the fun filled facilities onsite.

Location Information

Although there's little but tranquil rolling countryside and a family-friendly good food pub within walking distance, Flear is actually pretty well connected, as the pretty market town of Kingsbridge is within 10 minutes drive and has a great range of pubs, shops and bistros. Highly recommended are the Old Bakery for its rustic chic, family friendly interiors excellent brunch and fabulous Paella nights (Weds) with fine dining on Fri and Sat. Also, the Treehouse for pizza. For a baby-sitting worthy night out try the art deco glamour of the Burgh Island hotel, the Oyster Shack in Salcombe, the Whitehouse in Chillington, Mitch Tonks' (of Fishworks fame) Seahorse or Michelin-star winner John Burton-Race's New Angel in Dartmouth. For chic cocktails and contemporary bistro-fayre try the waterside Wildfire Bistro at Dart Marina, or try its neighbour the Floating Bridge Pub for, reportedly, the best beer-battered fish and chips in Devon!

Kingsbridge is centrally located for exploring South Devon and ideal for those watching their carbon footprint since there's an excellent bus service and a ferry from the quay to the bustling yachting town of Salcombe which, along with some good restaurants (Captain Flint's is recommended for families) and boutiques, has a good beach.

For a spot of true indulgence try a half-day spa session at the small but very luxurious Dart Marina Spa and don't miss Pennywell Farm Park or Paignton Zoological Park, both of which appear to be very well run and have dedicated play areas for pre-schoolers. Blackpool Sands, Conde Nast Traveller readers’ top rated UK family beach, is also nearby and boasts a toddler sandpit area and a quality licensed beach cafe serving healthy organic kids meals, along with local wines and snacks for adults.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 30 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £2018.64 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : £2070.15 /week19 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 : £3190.97 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £2070.15 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : £4837.55 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : £4978.53 /week5 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : £2194.36 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : £2365.29 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : £2194.36 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : £2978.58 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : £3762.8 /week20 Apr - 1 May 2020 : £2358.07 /week2 May - 22 May 2020 : £2535.01 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : £4565.67 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £3477.51 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : £4426.04 /week18 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : £5444.37 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : £2775.76 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : £2194.36 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : £3382.43 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £2194.36 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : £5127.8 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €2280.316 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : €2338.503 /week19 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 : €3604.615 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €2338.503 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : €5464.641 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : €5623.896 /week5 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : €2478.815 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : €2671.903 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : €2478.815 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : €3364.693 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : €4250.572 /week20 Apr - 1 May 2020 : €2663.747 /week2 May - 22 May 2020 : €2863.623 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : €5157.518 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €3928.3 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : €4999.788 /week18 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : €6150.124 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : €3135.582 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : €2478.815 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : €3820.894 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €2478.815 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : €5792.516 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 30 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Who owns this place?

Flear Farm is family-owned and run by us, Camilla and Barney Fawcett, and assisted by our little boy, Reuben and baby Percy. We have always loved the country and after several years chasing our tails in London, we decided that we wanted us and our children to have greater exposure to nature and a more traditional pace of life.

Barney and Camilla with our boys Roo and Percy

What do they love about it?

Keeping the cottages and the estate looking beautiful has been challenging but very rewarding, and we get a lot of our satisfaction from giving our families a super holiday and seeing them come back again the next year!

What do the kids love about it?

From the moment kids arrive they are enchanted by Flear Farm, most are splashing about in the indoor pool within minutes of arriving!! There is a large indoor play barn equipped with large trampoline, wooden swing set, soft play area and toys galore - perfect for a rainy day! There are acres of outdoor space for children to enjoy together with a Davis cup tennis court, picnic area and pitch and putt and a great BBQUE area which is perfect for balmy summer evening sausage sizzles following a day of building sandcastles on one of the local blue flag beaches! The resident Flear Dartmoor ponies - Yara and Abbie are always more than happy to be fed a tasty tit-bit, and our duck's love attention (and bread) down at the Duck Pond. Swimming lessons can be arranged in advance with the Flear office. A selection of childrens DVD's are also available to borrow when little legs just need some time to relax!

Fast Facts

1 Super Kingsize, 2 Kingsize, 2 Twins

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter Airport is within 2hrs

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are a range of lovely sandy beaches within 10/15 minutes drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The village of East Allington is within 1.5miles walk and boasts a respect and child friendly gastro pub in the form of the Fortescue Arms.

Any Pool

As well as having its own private outdoor (heated to 28degrees), Flear House guests also have use of the communal pool. There is a large indoor swimming pool suitable for the whole family, along with a steam room and outdoor hot tub for frazzled parents. Swimming lessons can be arranged at extra cost.

Spa Onsite

There is a beauty and treatment room onsite where massages etc can be arranged.

Indoor Play Area

There is also an indoor play barn, with climbing frame and a children's play house ideal for if the british weather isn't behaving.

Private Chef

A private chef can be arranged at extra cost.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged at extra cost.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots, highchairs, baby baths, potties, booster seats, toddler crockery/cutlery and stair gates are provided.

Indoor Toys

Each cottage has a range of board games and DVDs for the whole family to enjoy.

Games Room

The indoor play room has table football, pool table and table tennis.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals created by a local chef can be pre-ordered for delivery. Prices from £2.95-£5.95 per course

Outdoor Toys

There is a shared outdoor play ground for tots to enjoy with picnic tables for supervising parents. There is also a large trampoline and pitch and putt course.

Visiting Spa Therapist

There's an onsite treatment room and massage and beauty therapy treatments can be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has a wide decked balcony with dining furniture

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

There is free Wi-Fi within the house

Friendly Animals

There's a paddock with friendly ponies and ducks to feed

Tennis Court(s)

There are all weather tennis courts onsite and tennis lessons can be arranged.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple baby equipment is available.

Hot Tub

Flear has a shared hot tub

Reviews

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  • Flear house is an amazing property set in a beautiful location. I could not fault a single thing and we loved every minute of our stay there. We were a party of 6 adults and 7 children - all under 3 - the house was very spacious and the facilities on site were fantastic. It rained the whole time we were there but there was plenty to keep the kids entertained - the play barn (which has been very well kitted out - for children and adults), the indoor pool & walks along the valley into the woods. I couldn't recommend this place more highly.Review dated 10/01/2014

  • We had a fantastic time staying at Flear House and intend to return. The house was beautiful and while luxurious and quite grand - it had a very homely feel too. We were a party of 10 adults and 5 children, it never felt cramped and there were many rooms to find a quiet moment in if required! Cooking was a treat in the kitchen, all manner of ovens (including huge Aga) and griddles/ hobs with plenty of room for everyone to be sociable followed by dining in the hall - candlelit dinners by the fireplace were wonderful after long days with the children. The onsite facilities were fantastic, plenty of outdoor space to play in and walk around and a huge indoor play area. The indoor pool was lovely and we also made use of the outdoor pool for a 'refreshing' dip! We could easily have spent all our time on site, there was more than enough to entertain all of us, but then we would have missed some spectacular countryside and coast. The location i ...Review dated 27/04/2010
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Flear house is an amazing property set in a beautiful location. I could not fault a single thing and we loved every minute of our stay there. We were a party of 6 adults and 7 children - all under 3 - the house was very spacious and the facilities on site were fantastic. It rained the whole time we were there but there was plenty to keep the kids entertained - the play barn (which has been very well kitted out - for children and adults), the indoor pool & walks along the valley into the woods. I couldn't recommend this place more highly.

We had a fantastic time staying at Flear House and intend to return. The house was beautiful and while luxurious and quite grand - it had a very homely feel too. We were a party of 10 adults and 5 children, it never felt cramped and there were many rooms to find a quiet moment in if required! Cooking was a treat in the kitchen, all manner of ovens (including huge Aga) and griddles/ hobs with plenty of room for everyone to be sociable followed by dining in the hall - candlelit dinners by the fireplace were wonderful after long days with the children. The onsite facilities were fantastic, plenty of outdoor space to play in and walk around and a huge indoor play area. The indoor pool was lovely and we also made use of the outdoor pool for a 'refreshing' dip! We could easily have spent all our time on site, there was more than enough to entertain all of us, but then we would have missed some spectacular countryside and coast. The location is a great base to visit many beautiful spots - Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands are wonderful and very family friendly. There are masses of attractions in the area that we just didn't have time for. The roads to and from Flear farm are a little narrow and winding but that just added to the experience and we loved feeling we were out in the middle of nowhere (though in reality Kingsbridge is a short drive away). We couldn't fault the place, and the staff were very friendly and helpful - they often checked we were OK without being invasive. Our only concern was that inside and outside the house were lots of steps for little ones to navigate but as long as we were around with them it was not a problem. There is a handy gate separating the courtyard areas from access to the outdoor pool which was brilliant, although it could have been reached from the front garden - but not a problem for us as the little ones weren't left unattended there. All in all, the house, grounds and facilities are superb and we had a wonderful stay. All the cots, highchairs and baby equipment we needed was provided - everything was very clean and ready for our arrival (they will even put away your shopping for you when you order it online in advance of arriving). We also took advantage of the cooked meals brought to the house on our first night and they were delicious, a brilliant idea. Overall Rating: 5 "Outstanding"

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 3 guests.



Rates

31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £2018.64 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : £2070.15 /week19 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 : £3190.97 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £2070.15 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : £4837.55 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : £4978.53 /week5 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : £2194.36 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : £2365.29 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : £2194.36 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : £2978.58 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : £3762.8 /week20 Apr - 1 May 2020 : £2358.07 /week2 May - 22 May 2020 : £2535.01 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : £4565.67 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £3477.51 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : £4426.04 /week18 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : £5444.37 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : £2775.76 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : £2194.36 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : £3382.43 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £2194.36 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : £5127.8 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €2280.316 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : €2338.503 /week19 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 : €3604.615 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €2338.503 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : €5464.641 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : €5623.896 /week5 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : €2478.815 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : €2671.903 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : €2478.815 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : €3364.693 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : €4250.572 /week20 Apr - 1 May 2020 : €2663.747 /week2 May - 22 May 2020 : €2863.623 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : €5157.518 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €3928.3 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : €4999.788 /week18 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : €6150.124 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : €3135.582 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : €2478.815 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : €3820.894 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €2478.815 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : €5792.516 /week

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