‘The Arches’ is self-catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The lets are situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation,(a former barn) is conveniently situated half way between both the Devon Coastlines. Each Let Sleeps 6-10, comprising 2 x S King, 1 x King and 2 x Sofa Beds in lounge area. There is one en-suite and a main Shower Room. The large lounge area will easily accommodate a large family as will the private Garden/BBQ.
‘The Arches’ is self-catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The lets are situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation is a former barn and is believed to be built at a similar time to the main house, (Nethercott) and original farm buildings. ‘Nethercott’ falls on what was the Portsmouth Estate and was built by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1862.
In 2010 the conversion of ‘The Arches’ began and the building itself was completed in Mid-2012 (although development to the grounds and gardens continues). A local architect and builder were employed for the design and construction and wherever possible local materials have been used. Construction is of stone, oak and slate and the exterior retains its traditional character and appealing brick arches. Despite being double glazed all doors and windows are custom made from solid oak to match the charm of the original building. The interior of the houses retains this style but also with the inclusion of modern materials, (stainless and glass) giving a ‘twist’ of new and old. The open plan, upside down, layout is exceptionally spacious providing 2 self-contained exceptionally large lets for large families or groups. Currently only the uppers Arches is available for guests.
The dwelling is a quiet retreat away from the hassle of the city and is conveniently situated for countryside activities. If you require a luxury stay then forget damp caravans or pokey wooden huts in packed campsites and stay at a location of true quality. To make your stay the most enjoyable much care was taken during construction. We have concentrated our utmost to provide accommodation of the highest standard and have included small improvements such as wall soundproofing, light blocking curtains, low temp central heating and network connections to all rooms as standard.
Each let has 3 bedrooms, with either king or super-king beds, (we can supply little beds for little people) with 100% cotton bed linen (and towels in bathrooms). All rooms have luxury extra deep pile carpets, solid oak furniture and 22” HDTV. In addition to the main large bath/shower rooms 2 of the master bedrooms also have their own en-suite wet room c/w high volume power showers. For larger groups, further to the bedrooms, each spacious let has 2 sofa beds providing total sleeping capacity of 6 – 10.
Upstairs, each conversion has its own fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster etc and is very open/spacious in design, (being 45’ approx. long). The dining/lounge areas have 50” plasma TV and surround entertainment system. The lounge/dining area have leather seating for all guest and solid oak dining tables, (the largest of which will cater for up to 18 should you have friends visiting).
Recently we have installed a gym area which guests may use. The gym is comprehensive with commercial grade machines and dumbbells up to 70Kg.
N.B. for larger parties further rooms are available to let from the main house 'Nethercott'.
We have a new Studio Gym Adjacent to the Arches. Currently contains Bench/Rack, Oly Bar/Wights, Dumbbells, Treadmill , Crosstrainer , Punchbag, Multugym and stretch area.
A stroll down to Eggesford will allow you to take the train, visit the Garden Centre or the Bar and Excellent Restaurant at the Fox & Hounds. River fishing is also available at the Fox and Hounds.
Chawleigh Village is situated 1 mile up the road where there is a Village shop, Church and 2 pubs, (both serving food).
The local area, forest fields and River, has a wealth of Wildlife. If you are into nature spotting you may see Fallow Deer, Red Deer, Kingfishers or even Otters.
A Slightly longer walk and you will find yourself in Chulmleigh. There are several shops and restaurants along with three pubs and local facilities.
'Nethercott' has over 450acres of grounds to be explored, (please discuss with ourselves the best locations/walks).
Mountain biking may be enjoyed at one of the local forests.
In addition to the local paid shooting there is rough shooting available on some of the grounds of 'Nethercott' farm. Please contact us beforehand if you would like to shoot as a level of competency may need to be demonstrated.
Shooting supplies, (i.e. ammunition etc.) can be sourced less than a mile away at ‘Blue Fox Glade’. The proprietor here also runs clay shooting competitions and paintball.
We provide a welcome pack for visitors, if you have any specific requirements please contact us and we will do our utmost to meet your needs.
We can provide a laundry service should you have washing.
There is plenty of parking for multiple vehicles should you have friends to visit.
As TV reception is sometimes not the best in rural Devon a collection of DVD and Blu Ray is also available. Enjoy a Selection of films on Blu-Ray or DVD on the Home Cinema Package. Both lets also have a selection of books and some games are also available.
Access the Internet through Wi-Fi or network.
We will meet and greet guests and provide them with contact details for owners throughout their stay should they need anything.
- No Shoes in the House/Gym
- Quiet between 23:00 - 08:00