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New to Host Unusual: Three unique holiday homes from Carswell Cottages

1 June 2017

South Devon – few can deny this is one of the country’s most idyllic locations to get away from it all. Superlatives just don’t do this area justice – it simply has to be experienced to appreciate why it is so revered.

Today we bring you three properties that befit this destination’s charms perfectly, located on Carswell Farm, a working organic dairy farm which is actually made up of four farms and stretches for nearly four miles along the coast.
Just moments from coastal paths and breathtaking beaches, Carswell Farm even has access to its own private cove – where one of these three unique properties is situated!  Whether you are a couple looking for a weekend away or a family planning a beach holiday with charm and style, look no further.

The Beach Hut

Transport yourself into a world far removed from the daily grind – this secluded, rustic beach hut has such an idyllic setting that it almost feels too good to be true!  Compact yet entirely hand-crafted from wood and stone, the hut is electricity-free – an off-grid escape that the romantics among you will no doubt find appealing. Imagine snuggling by the wood-burner listening to the sounds of waves in your own private beachfront hideout in a wonderfully sheltered cove, with zero interruptions.  Sold yet? And we haven’t even mentioned the wood-fired hot tub or gorgeous scenery on your doorstep yet!

The Lodge
The Lodge is a great choice for a holiday in South Devon for a family of four – including the dog!  Large solar panels, energy and water saving features give this retreat top marks for eco-credentials. Entering via a striking slate-tiled hallway, you’ll be greeted with stunning sea views from the ceiling-to-floor windows.  The upstairs bedrooms come with charming sloped ceilings to give it that rustic wood-loft feel and the kids will love playing under the eaves!  The setting?  Pretty magical as settings go; The Lodge is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which will not surprise you once you’ve checked in and had some time to explore the coastline.

The Mews

Our third property is a lovingly restored and converted barn which was once home to a domesticated goshawk! Sleeping two, The Mews is finished to an exceptional standard to create a perfect luxurious love nest in one of the country’s finest holiday spots. The barn has superb features such as an inviting open-plan design with underfloor heating, exquisite roll-top bath, spiral staircase and a toasty wood-burning stove. You’ll even have your own private garden and wood-fired hot tub to enjoy as you gaze up at the early evening stars and watch the day turn into night – a perfect choice for a special occasion, anniversary or romantic getaway.


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