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Ritson Farm, Halwell

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Ritson Farm, Halwell is a large holiday house, great for families or couples to share a self catering holiday together, located in the beautiful Devon countryside between Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes; Ritson Farm is perfect for visiting beaches such as Blackpool Sands or Bantham, as well as visiting the picturesque estuary towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. The Dartmouth Golf Club and Woodlands Leisure Park are both a 10 minute drive away. The house itself is spacious and welcoming; the traditional farmhouse interior has been given a modern twist making for charming yet light and airy rooms. The garden is enclosed with plenty of space.

Accommodation: The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with separate cloak and utility rooms, continue through into the large farmhouse kitchen/diner with painted cupboards, gas fired Rayburn, gas and electric hobs, Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Dining table and chairs. At the rear of the dining area is the conservatory with access to the garden and the ground floor king size double bedroom with en suite shower, toilet, basin and views looking over the garden. The large sitting, room again at the rear of the property, benefits from a working wood burning stove, comfy sofas, TV and DVD as well as patio doors to the garden. The cloak room at the front has a toilet and plenty of coat and boot space and the utility room is complete with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge space. There is plenty of parking to the front of the house.

Upstairs: There are 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all finished to an extremely high standard. One with a queen size bed (6ft), this can be make up as 2 single beds. A king size double (5ft) and a standard double (4ft,6in), the fourth has a king size (5ft) which can be made up as 2 single beds. The two bathrooms, one with a bath – hand held shower, toilet and basin and the second a shower room with shower toilet and basin.

Outside: The garden benefits from a large patio area complete with barbecue and outdoor dining area for 10. A lovely lawn stretches the length of the house and is framed with pretty flower beds and the views stretch over the surrounding fields making this the perfect spot to sit and relax after a day at the beach.

One well behaved dog is welcome but beware there are chickens that occasionally escape into the garden.

Bed sizes and configurations

Ground Floor King Size Bedroom

First Floor – King Size Bedroom

First Floor – Double Bedroom

First Floor – Queen Bedroom can be 2 single beds

First Floor – King Bedroom can be 2 single beds

Bathrooms

Family bathroom with hand held shower

Shower Room

En suite Shower room

Cloakroom

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Parking

The property has a private entrance and driveway with plenty of parking.

Pets

One well behaved dog is welcome.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

WiFi

This Property includes WiFi

Changeover

In the peak season, May, June, July and August we need to keep to Friday changeover and a minimum stay of 7 nights. However, please do contact us with any requests you may have and we will accommodate if possible.
Out of peak season we don’t need to keep to a Friday changeover.

General Provisions

To get you started on arrival you will find a small quantity of –  tea, coffee and sugar as well as salt and pepper, dish washing tablets, washing up liquid, j-cloths and scourers, bin bags, hand soap and toilet roll.

“Thank you so much for a lovely home away from home – we loved your welcome treats (for dogs too!) and especially the fresh flowers and vegetables. Your guest information pack was very useful in choosing where to go and what to do. Loved the walk over to The George Inn at Blackawton. Loved the quiet secluded location, yet within an easy drive of many excellent beaches, eateries (Oyster Shack was amazing) and quaint seaside villages. Your house is so well equipped. We found everything we needed – thank you. Two of us are from New Zealand and we found Ritson Farm a great base from which to explore South Devon. Again – thank you. PS Kids say they loved the Movie Drive” Peel and Williams Family – 3 generations, 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs – 31 August 2018

 

“Had a fabulous family holiday at Ritson Farm. House is lovely, extremely comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you might need. The nest of baby Swallows above the door was an added bonus and we loved tracking their progress over the week. We would really recommend the Woodland Fun Park for families with younger children and only 10 minutes drive away. A thoroughly enjoyable week. Thank you” Simlett/Bastable/Franks Family – August 2018

 

“Bob, Sue, Bailey, Lucie, Ross, Indie, Tovie and Laura had a great time – Richard and Debbie – thanks for a lovely house. Beaches, railways, petting zoo, The Old Inn, The New Inn, Dartmouth – lost to do. Mrs Brown the chicken, Donkeys, Alpacas round the corner – what else could we ask for? Ta ever so” The Clifford Clan – August 2018

 

“Wonderful stay in a wonderful house. Everything we need and more. Three branches of the same family coming together – 6 adults, 4 children and 1 dog. Plenty of space to mix yet also retreat. Thank you.” Gilmour/Robertons – August 2018

 

“Perfect house! We had a lovely stay – it worked well for a 3 generation (and dog) get together. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather (29 degrees) so headed to the beach each day. We all loved the house – beautiful decoration and well thought through – it has everything guests could need. Such a pretty garden as well. We hope to return in the future. Thank you for the welcome gifts – both the dog and ourselves were very pleased!” The Hocking-Bloks – July 2018

 

“Our second visit to Ritson and again fantastic. Would recommend the ‘Cricket Inn’ beach front pub at Beesands. Thank you to Richard and Debbie for having us x.” The Sheppards – May 2018 

 

“I have had a lovely time at Riston Farm and I hope to come again next year. I loved meeting the cat and dog who live on the farm. I would defintely recommend going to The Old Inn, Halwell because it is kid friendly and dog friendly. The Inn also have a dog called Sadie and she can do lots of tricks. I like how the house is close to the beach and the town and I loved going on outings. I really enjoyied my stay and I would love to come again.” Rebecca Chadwick aged 10 (and the family) and Inka the dog – May 2018

 

“We have had a wonderful week in this very comfortable house. The weather has been very kind to us. We came for a special family occasion, three generations. The grandchildren loved the donkeys and Chickens. Thank you so much for the welcome pack” The Monoghans – May 2018

 

“We have all had a wonderful time here. the house is lovely with all the decor and the way it is laid out. Many fantastic places to explore even if the weather is overcast. All in all we enjoyed our stay” Den and Chris – 12 May 2018

 

“South Hams at its best. Thanks Richard and Debbie for a wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable stay. The location in our opinion was perfect for the rural tranquil stay. Your property is a credit to you, which in turn made the family feel very much at home. For future guests you must try ‘The New Inn’ at Moorleigh. Jeremy the landlord is extremely hospitable and the food is simple but scrummy.” –Dave, Paula, Rita, Guy, Anne, Eddie – 6 April 2018

 

“Wow what a week. glorious sunshine for most of the week and a beautrful house to stay in – who could ask for more. Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay Allen and Anthory family (grandchildren, children and parents.) Have visited many of our usual haunts and introduced new members of the family to the steam train, ferries and boat trips. A fantastically equipped cottage with everythoing we neeeded and much more. Hope to come back in the future.Thank you.
PS Certainly recommend the Old Inn at Halwell, Sadie the dog and her tricks was a real winner with our 3 year old and the food was superb.” – 29 September 2017 

 

“Thank you for letting your beautiful house for a holiday! There was space enough for everyone and we especially loved the big dining room and kitchen and the high quality of the equipment” 25 August – 8 September 2017

 

“A wonderful family holiday in a peaceful and truly relaxing setting. You have a beautiful property and we all enjoyed its tranquil atmosphere. Would love a garden like yours! Fabulous to be able to eat meals looking out at the views and girls enjoyed spotting the donkeys in the field. Thank you for a holiday filled with happy memories”  – The Lindsays, Norwich August 2017 

 

“We absolutely love your house and garden. To sum up our experience the house seemed to take us in and wrap us in a warm cocoon so much so the even though we were up early every morning we rarely managed to get out before mid afternoon! Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Kendricks in Dartmouth, Cricket Inn at Beesands and pizza on the beach at Bantham. Thank you”– The Godley family, Surrey August 2017 

 

“We enjoyed our weeks rest here – lots of quality time spent at the dining table playing card games and building puzzles. A beautiful setting we loved the decor and you have a fabulous taste in music” – Vaughan family-  August 2017

 

“Lovely house, lovely holiday, we had everything we needed, thanks” The Carroll and Potter family -July 2017

 

“A wonderful holiday. we’re all so sad to be leaving this beautiful house. Weather has been fantastic so we’ve been on the beach at Bantham for the majority of our stay.Thank you” The Parkers  – July 2017

 

“We’ve had a great time in your lovely home. Love your decor and attention to detail, a real home from home. Kids loved the garden and surrounding area, definatly a winner. We all had some wonderful days out at Bigbury on Sea, Paignton, Salcombe……….Would really like to return and will be telling our friends and family about your beautiful property. Thank you” The Chadwicks, Riley & Inca  – May 2017

 

“Had a lovely time. House is beautiful. Thank you for the Easter eggs for the children” –The Biggs family – April 2017

 

“Simply amazing house to stay in. Family friendly, great location, plenty to see and do and the Woodlands park practically around the corner. Amazing views from the property, the log burner practically heats the whole house and we enjoyed BBQ’s and movies on the movie drive. Highly recommended” -Vicky – April 2017

 

“We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a wonderful house. Great location and homely feel with lovely views. We’ll certainly be recommending it to other and hope to return in the future” The Williams Family – April 2017

 

“Excellent” – The Sheppards – April 2017

 

“Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We loved it – didn’t want to leave! The children had a wonderful time. Fabulous setting, gorgeous interior design, amazing kitchen! and donkeys – it was idyllic and we would love to come back” – The Staffords – 23 September to 1 October 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful long weekend in your beautiful house. We all had a fantastic time and we especially loved your spectacular kitchen and had some great family meals around the big table. You certainly have a beautiful home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday home from home. We’ll certainly be returning in the future. Thank you once again” The Ecclestons and the Eyres – 2-5 September 2016

 

“The house is absolutely perfect – everything provided that you could possibly wish for! The kids have had a brilliant time running about in the garden and seeing the chickens and donkeys. We have had some lovely family dinners around the dining table – we all love the kitchen/diner – has made everything so sociable . Debbie and Richard have been wonderful – so helpful and accommodating. They really do have a beautiful home (and I think we are all a little bit envious!). Take care and thank you so much” Paul, Jo, Ruby and Sam – 12-26 August 2016

 

“We have had a wonderful two weeks at Ritson Farm. We love the house and it has been an ideal size for all the family!(two daughters, son-in laws and four grandchildren). It is the perfect base for exploring our favourite part of Devon! We’ve loved sharing the house with our grandchildren. There is everything you possibly could need here and is a wonderful holiday home. Thank you for letting us share it for two amazing weeks!” Kay and Pete aka Nutty Nana and Pop! – 12-26 August 2016

 

“We have enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing holiday. Your home has been a pleasure to stay in. Definitely a home from home!! You’ve not forgotten anything. We love your decoration and the characterful use of wood. You really have a beautiful home… Thank you!” The James and Watkins Family – 5-12 August 2016

 

“A big thank-you for the lovely place you provided – it was a great time. Once again thank you” The Hoey Family – 3 August 2016

 

“What a beautiful setting for our family holiday! Grandparents, parents and grandchildren all enjoyed the time we had together at Ritson Farm. We especially appreciated all the lovely touches – the gifts for the dogs, simple things like the cling film and kitchen towel being provided, the BBQ and garden toys – you thought of everything! A great way to kick off our summer holiday – thank you!” The McDonalds, Biggins and Gardners – July 2016

Easter Offer

6 Night stay this Easter £220 Off!

20th – 26th April

Now Only £1000

Low occupancy discount available

Ritson Farm is located in a countryside in Halwell, it is a good walk from the property to the main road.

Travelling by car

Halwell is around 12 miles from the A38 Intersection at Buckfastleigh.

Travelling by train

Halwell is around 6 miles from Totnes Railway Station, which has a selection of Taxi’s.

Travelling by train

Halwell is around 37 miles from Exeter International Airport.

Travelling by ferry

Halwell is around 23 miles from the Ferry Port at Plymouth.

+ Description

Accommodation: The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with separate cloak and utility rooms, continue through into the large farmhouse kitchen/diner with painted cupboards, gas fired Rayburn, gas and electric hobs, Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Dining table and chairs. At the rear of the dining area is the conservatory with access to the garden and the ground floor king size double bedroom with en suite shower, toilet, basin and views looking over the garden. The large sitting, room again at the rear of the property, benefits from a working wood burning stove, comfy sofas, TV and DVD as well as patio doors to the garden. The cloak room at the front has a toilet and plenty of coat and boot space and the utility room is complete with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge space. There is plenty of parking to the front of the house.

Upstairs: There are 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all finished to an extremely high standard. One with a queen size bed (6ft), this can be make up as 2 single beds. A king size double (5ft) and a standard double (4ft,6in), the fourth has a king size (5ft) which can be made up as 2 single beds. The two bathrooms, one with a bath – hand held shower, toilet and basin and the second a shower room with shower toilet and basin.

Outside: The garden benefits from a large patio area complete with barbecue and outdoor dining area for 10. A lovely lawn stretches the length of the house and is framed with pretty flower beds and the views stretch over the surrounding fields making this the perfect spot to sit and relax after a day at the beach.

One well behaved dog is welcome but beware there are chickens that occasionally escape into the garden.

+ Key Features

Bed sizes and configurations

Ground Floor King Size Bedroom

First Floor – King Size Bedroom

First Floor – Double Bedroom

First Floor – Queen Bedroom can be 2 single beds

First Floor – King Bedroom can be 2 single beds

Bathrooms

Family bathroom with hand held shower

Shower Room

En suite Shower room

Cloakroom

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Parking

The property has a private entrance and driveway with plenty of parking.

Pets

One well behaved dog is welcome.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

WiFi

This Property includes WiFi

Changeover

In the peak season, May, June, July and August we need to keep to Friday changeover and a minimum stay of 7 nights. However, please do contact us with any requests you may have and we will accommodate if possible.
Out of peak season we don’t need to keep to a Friday changeover.

General Provisions

To get you started on arrival you will find a small quantity of –  tea, coffee and sugar as well as salt and pepper, dish washing tablets, washing up liquid, j-cloths and scourers, bin bags, hand soap and toilet roll.
+ Reviews

“Thank you so much for a lovely home away from home – we loved your welcome treats (for dogs too!) and especially the fresh flowers and vegetables. Your guest information pack was very useful in choosing where to go and what to do. Loved the walk over to The George Inn at Blackawton. Loved the quiet secluded location, yet within an easy drive of many excellent beaches, eateries (Oyster Shack was amazing) and quaint seaside villages. Your house is so well equipped. We found everything we needed – thank you. Two of us are from New Zealand and we found Ritson Farm a great base from which to explore South Devon. Again – thank you. PS Kids say they loved the Movie Drive” Peel and Williams Family – 3 generations, 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs – 31 August 2018

 

“Had a fabulous family holiday at Ritson Farm. House is lovely, extremely comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you might need. The nest of baby Swallows above the door was an added bonus and we loved tracking their progress over the week. We would really recommend the Woodland Fun Park for families with younger children and only 10 minutes drive away. A thoroughly enjoyable week. Thank you” Simlett/Bastable/Franks Family – August 2018

 

“Bob, Sue, Bailey, Lucie, Ross, Indie, Tovie and Laura had a great time – Richard and Debbie – thanks for a lovely house. Beaches, railways, petting zoo, The Old Inn, The New Inn, Dartmouth – lost to do. Mrs Brown the chicken, Donkeys, Alpacas round the corner – what else could we ask for? Ta ever so” The Clifford Clan – August 2018

 

“Wonderful stay in a wonderful house. Everything we need and more. Three branches of the same family coming together – 6 adults, 4 children and 1 dog. Plenty of space to mix yet also retreat. Thank you.” Gilmour/Robertons – August 2018

 

“Perfect house! We had a lovely stay – it worked well for a 3 generation (and dog) get together. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather (29 degrees) so headed to the beach each day. We all loved the house – beautiful decoration and well thought through – it has everything guests could need. Such a pretty garden as well. We hope to return in the future. Thank you for the welcome gifts – both the dog and ourselves were very pleased!” The Hocking-Bloks – July 2018

 

“Our second visit to Ritson and again fantastic. Would recommend the ‘Cricket Inn’ beach front pub at Beesands. Thank you to Richard and Debbie for having us x.” The Sheppards – May 2018 

 

“I have had a lovely time at Riston Farm and I hope to come again next year. I loved meeting the cat and dog who live on the farm. I would defintely recommend going to The Old Inn, Halwell because it is kid friendly and dog friendly. The Inn also have a dog called Sadie and she can do lots of tricks. I like how the house is close to the beach and the town and I loved going on outings. I really enjoyied my stay and I would love to come again.” Rebecca Chadwick aged 10 (and the family) and Inka the dog – May 2018

 

“We have had a wonderful week in this very comfortable house. The weather has been very kind to us. We came for a special family occasion, three generations. The grandchildren loved the donkeys and Chickens. Thank you so much for the welcome pack” The Monoghans – May 2018

 

“We have all had a wonderful time here. the house is lovely with all the decor and the way it is laid out. Many fantastic places to explore even if the weather is overcast. All in all we enjoyed our stay” Den and Chris – 12 May 2018

 

“South Hams at its best. Thanks Richard and Debbie for a wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable stay. The location in our opinion was perfect for the rural tranquil stay. Your property is a credit to you, which in turn made the family feel very much at home. For future guests you must try ‘The New Inn’ at Moorleigh. Jeremy the landlord is extremely hospitable and the food is simple but scrummy.” –Dave, Paula, Rita, Guy, Anne, Eddie – 6 April 2018

 

“Wow what a week. glorious sunshine for most of the week and a beautrful house to stay in – who could ask for more. Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay Allen and Anthory family (grandchildren, children and parents.) Have visited many of our usual haunts and introduced new members of the family to the steam train, ferries and boat trips. A fantastically equipped cottage with everythoing we neeeded and much more. Hope to come back in the future.Thank you.
PS Certainly recommend the Old Inn at Halwell, Sadie the dog and her tricks was a real winner with our 3 year old and the food was superb.” – 29 September 2017 

 

“Thank you for letting your beautiful house for a holiday! There was space enough for everyone and we especially loved the big dining room and kitchen and the high quality of the equipment” 25 August – 8 September 2017

 

“A wonderful family holiday in a peaceful and truly relaxing setting. You have a beautiful property and we all enjoyed its tranquil atmosphere. Would love a garden like yours! Fabulous to be able to eat meals looking out at the views and girls enjoyed spotting the donkeys in the field. Thank you for a holiday filled with happy memories”  – The Lindsays, Norwich August 2017 

 

“We absolutely love your house and garden. To sum up our experience the house seemed to take us in and wrap us in a warm cocoon so much so the even though we were up early every morning we rarely managed to get out before mid afternoon! Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Kendricks in Dartmouth, Cricket Inn at Beesands and pizza on the beach at Bantham. Thank you”– The Godley family, Surrey August 2017 

 

“We enjoyed our weeks rest here – lots of quality time spent at the dining table playing card games and building puzzles. A beautiful setting we loved the decor and you have a fabulous taste in music” – Vaughan family-  August 2017

 

“Lovely house, lovely holiday, we had everything we needed, thanks” The Carroll and Potter family -July 2017

 

“A wonderful holiday. we’re all so sad to be leaving this beautiful house. Weather has been fantastic so we’ve been on the beach at Bantham for the majority of our stay.Thank you” The Parkers  – July 2017

 

“We’ve had a great time in your lovely home. Love your decor and attention to detail, a real home from home. Kids loved the garden and surrounding area, definatly a winner. We all had some wonderful days out at Bigbury on Sea, Paignton, Salcombe……….Would really like to return and will be telling our friends and family about your beautiful property. Thank you” The Chadwicks, Riley & Inca  – May 2017

 

“Had a lovely time. House is beautiful. Thank you for the Easter eggs for the children” –The Biggs family – April 2017

 

“Simply amazing house to stay in. Family friendly, great location, plenty to see and do and the Woodlands park practically around the corner. Amazing views from the property, the log burner practically heats the whole house and we enjoyed BBQ’s and movies on the movie drive. Highly recommended” -Vicky – April 2017

 

“We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a wonderful house. Great location and homely feel with lovely views. We’ll certainly be recommending it to other and hope to return in the future” The Williams Family – April 2017

 

“Excellent” – The Sheppards – April 2017

 

“Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We loved it – didn’t want to leave! The children had a wonderful time. Fabulous setting, gorgeous interior design, amazing kitchen! and donkeys – it was idyllic and we would love to come back” – The Staffords – 23 September to 1 October 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful long weekend in your beautiful house. We all had a fantastic time and we especially loved your spectacular kitchen and had some great family meals around the big table. You certainly have a beautiful home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday home from home. We’ll certainly be returning in the future. Thank you once again” The Ecclestons and the Eyres – 2-5 September 2016

 

“The house is absolutely perfect – everything provided that you could possibly wish for! The kids have had a brilliant time running about in the garden and seeing the chickens and donkeys. We have had some lovely family dinners around the dining table – we all love the kitchen/diner – has made everything so sociable . Debbie and Richard have been wonderful – so helpful and accommodating. They really do have a beautiful home (and I think we are all a little bit envious!). Take care and thank you so much” Paul, Jo, Ruby and Sam – 12-26 August 2016

 

“We have had a wonderful two weeks at Ritson Farm. We love the house and it has been an ideal size for all the family!(two daughters, son-in laws and four grandchildren). It is the perfect base for exploring our favourite part of Devon! We’ve loved sharing the house with our grandchildren. There is everything you possibly could need here and is a wonderful holiday home. Thank you for letting us share it for two amazing weeks!” Kay and Pete aka Nutty Nana and Pop! – 12-26 August 2016

 

“We have enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing holiday. Your home has been a pleasure to stay in. Definitely a home from home!! You’ve not forgotten anything. We love your decoration and the characterful use of wood. You really have a beautiful home… Thank you!” The James and Watkins Family – 5-12 August 2016

 

“A big thank-you for the lovely place you provided – it was a great time. Once again thank you” The Hoey Family – 3 August 2016

 

“What a beautiful setting for our family holiday! Grandparents, parents and grandchildren all enjoyed the time we had together at Ritson Farm. We especially appreciated all the lovely touches – the gifts for the dogs, simple things like the cling film and kitchen towel being provided, the BBQ and garden toys – you thought of everything! A great way to kick off our summer holiday – thank you!” The McDonalds, Biggins and Gardners – July 2016

+ Offers

Easter Offer

6 Night stay this Easter £220 Off!

20th – 26th April

Now Only £1000

Low occupancy discount available

+ Travel

Ritson Farm is located in a countryside in Halwell, it is a good walk from the property to the main road.

Travelling by car

Halwell is around 12 miles from the A38 Intersection at Buckfastleigh.

Travelling by train

Halwell is around 6 miles from Totnes Railway Station, which has a selection of Taxi’s.

Travelling by train

Halwell is around 37 miles from Exeter International Airport.

Travelling by ferry

Halwell is around 23 miles from the Ferry Port at Plymouth.

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