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Rates from:
894.83 GBP

1522865027:1573889512

  • Stables External
    Stables External
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Kitchen to back garden
    Kitchen to back garden
  • Living area to kitchen
    Living area to kitchen
  • Large wood-burning stove
    Large wood-burning stove
  • The Stables Image 6
    The Stables Image 6
  • The Stables Image 7
    The Stables Image 7
  • The Stables Image 8
    The Stables Image 8
  • The Stables Image 9
    The Stables Image 9
  • The Stables Image 10
    The Stables Image 10
  • The Stables Image 11
    The Stables Image 11
  • play barn from door
    play barn from door
  • wendy house in the Playbarn
    wendy house in the Playbarn
  • soft-play in the Playbarn
    soft-play in the Playbarn
  • Indoor Pool
    Indoor Pool
  • Indoor pool complex
    Indoor pool complex
  • Indoor pool to seating and Sun terrace
    Indoor pool to seating and Sun terrace
  • Steam Room
    Steam Room
  • Sun Terrace and hot tub
    Sun Terrace and hot tub
  • Outdoor play area
    Outdoor play area
  • Tennis Court
    Tennis Court
  • Feeding Abbie
    Feeding Abbie
  • Flear Wood
    Flear Wood
  • The Duck Pond and some of our Valley
    The Duck Pond and some of our Valley
  • Earthworks in the stream
    Earthworks in the stream

The Stables

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 894.83 to 2551.87 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Barney & Camila Fawcett

Member since Jul 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:12 hours 25 minutes

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: The Stables is cosy cottage for up to six plus infants in three bedrooms. The cottage has a bright, open plan living area with comfortable sofas, romantic wood burner, dining table and well equipped kitchen. The master bedroom (a double room) and its bathroom are also on the ground floor Upstairs there are two further bedrooms both of which are twin rooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the cottage has a pretty courtyard with south-facing terrace.

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

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £894.83 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £2164.41 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : £2185.02 /week6 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : £996.66 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : £1259.08 /week24 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : £996.66 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : £1401.11 /week3 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : £1805.56 /week20 Apr - 21 May 2020 : £1098.99 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : £1992.13 /week31 May - 2 Jul 2020 : £1667.14 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : £2213.62 /week10 Jul - 3 Sep 2020 : £2551.87 /week4 Sep - 24 Sep 2020 : £1375.94 /week25 Sep - 15 Oct 2020 : £1125.47 /week16 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : £1852.51 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £948.52 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : £2294.27 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €1045.126 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €2527.944 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2020 : €2552.016 /week6 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : €1164.059 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : €1470.555 /week24 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : €1164.059 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : €1636.44 /week3 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : €2108.822 /week20 Apr - 21 May 2020 : €1283.576 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : €2326.728 /week31 May - 2 Jul 2020 : €1947.153 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : €2585.42 /week10 Jul - 3 Sep 2020 : €2980.482 /week4 Sep - 24 Sep 2020 : €1607.043 /week25 Sep - 15 Oct 2020 : €1314.504 /week16 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : €2163.658 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €1107.833 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : €2679.616 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 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 Kingsize 2 Twins

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter Airport is within 2hrs

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are lovely, sandy beaches within 15/20 minutes drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

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

Any 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's a giant indoor playbarn with a soft play area, selection of ride on cars, baby walkers, trikes, etc. There's a soft-floor playground with climbing frame, slide and swings, a two-storey wendy house with a little kitchen inside, a giant enclosed trampoline, and table tennis, a pool table and table football for older children.

Private Chef

A private chef can be arranged on request.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots, high chairs, stair gates, baby baths, potties, toddler crockery/cutlery and baby monitors can be arranged on request.

Indoor Toys

Each cottage has a small selection of board games and DVD's for the family to enjoy

Games Room

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

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

Treatments from a beauty/massage therapist are available on request

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has a private terrace on its courtyard.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi within cottage

Pet Friendly

Pets may be brought on request at additional cost.

Friendly Animals

There's a pony paddock onsite with two friendly ponies.

Tennis Court(s)

Tennis courts onsite.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has a log burner in the lounge (fireguard provided) with an initial supply of logs.

Hot Tub

There's a sunken hot tub outside the communal pool offering lovely rural views

Parent Rated*

4/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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