Heron's Haunt is based in the rural village of Rattery just outside of South Brent in South Devon. Rattery has an abundance of countryside walking paths and is within a short walk of Rattery village which houses a village shop (open every Tuesday), pick up some essentials like a loaf of bread, milk and biscuits. The Church House Inn, a characterful country pub serving a high quality menu with great attention to detail and offers a wide selection of local ales, ciders and wines. Lastly, the village hall hosts a range of events for you to enjoy whilst you're on holiday, like village fundraisers, music and dance nights and craft activities. Heron's Haunt offers guests the best of both worlds, fully immerse yourself in the relaxation sensation that a countryside location can offer however, in less than 5 miles get back to the hussle and bussle of a town and visit Totnes and Dartington for some adventure, retail therapy and food.
Heron's Haunt is a luxurious semi detached property based a mile from the main village of Rattery. The family have taken great care in providing everything a family looks for when booking a self catering property and have worked their creative magic to make handcrafted pieces throughout the property. They have also used wood throughout the property from the famous Dartmouth Lower Ferry when the slipway underwent restoration works, it looks fantastic. The property offers parking for four to five vehicles with a large amount of outside space specifically designated to the guests with their own paved terrace at the rear of the property with a barbeque and outside seating along with a grass garden. Large open spaces make up the living, dining and kitchen area along with a cloakroom, ground floor bedroom and ensuite. The first floor is made up of three bedrooms, one with ensuite and a family bathroom, and an extra room storing the baby friendly equipment.
Living - Smart 49" Flat Screen Samsung TV, Handmade Coffee Table, Two Electrical Recliner Leather Free Standing Armchairs, Two Free Standing Leather Armchairs with footstools, Four Seater Leather Manual Recliner, Piano for guests to use.
Kitchen/Dining - Large Solid Wood Table with seven Chairs and a Handmade Seating Bench, Panasonic Wall Mounted 42" TV with Games Console and a selection of games. Breakfast Bar with two High Level Stools, Sandstrong Wine Fridge, Fridge, freezer, Belling Electric Four Ring Hob with Overhead Extractor, Integrated Belling Electric Double Oven, Indesit Dishwasher, Kenwood Microwave, Nespresso Pod coffee machine (Guests will need to bring their own pods/coffee).
Utility - Washer/Dryer and additional storage
Cloakroom - Hand basin, w.c.
Bedroom 4 - Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking). Ensuite Shower Room - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C.
Master Bedroom - Outstanding countryside views, King (5'), balcony, JVC 32" Smart TV with Integrated DVD Player, Two Freestanding Armchairs, Build in Low Level Wardrobe and Chest of Drawers Ensuite Shower Room - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Hand Basin, W.C.
Bedroom 3 - Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking), Coffee Table, Freestanding Chair, Chest of Drawers, JVC DVD Combi 21" TV and Walk in Wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 - King bed (5'), Built in Wardrobe, 19" Wall Mounted TV and a Balcony with Countryside Views.
Family Bathroom - Walk in Shower with Dual Shower Heads, Large Luxury Built in Bath with Extendable Mixer Tap Shower Head, Double Hand Basins and W.C.
Garden - Paved terrace is enclosed with outside seating, Charcoal Barbeque (Guests to bring their own charcoal) and a large grassed area which is not enclosed (Please be aware this is shared with the house next door)
Parking - Parking is private to Heron's Haunt, there are between four to five spaces depending on vehicle size. Parking is directly in front and to the side of the property.
Changeover Day: Friday - Arrival 16:00 - Departure 10:00am
Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent. Heated towel rails in bathrooms.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please let us know during the booking process if you would like the twin beds made up as Super-Kings.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot (bedding not provided), high chair, stair gates, provided. Other equipment not provided, please bring your own.
Shop: 1 ml (village shop, every Tuesday) Pub: 1 ml (The Church House Inn)
Notes - No smoking. No pets. WiFi provided. Mobile Phone Signal is Strong. This property is serviced by a septic tank. Please be aware this is a working farm.
Short Breaks - Short breaks accepted in Low and Mid-Season- minimum of 3 nights.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 2 King size/super king size beds
- 4 Single zip & link beds
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to nearest pub
- Central heating
- Travel Cot
- En-suite bathroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Rowing boats
Beautiful comfortable home - Roy and Jayne were exceptically friendly and helpful. Purser Family - 18th December 2020
Jayne and Roy have created a wonderful ‘home from home’ with a very high end spacious property. They have thought of everything one could need and more, for a comfortable stay. The beds are super comfortable, with good quality bedding and the house is spotless. Kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and very stylish. Views are incredible and we would definitely recommend to friends. A wonderful stay.R Morgan - 7th November 2020
We have just returned from a lovely week spent at Heron’s Haunt. The location is excellent and the accommodation fabulous. The house is very well equipped with top quality appliances and all the kitchen utensils etc that you could possibly need. We enjoyed many bbq evenings in the lovely garden enjoying the stunning views. The house was exceptionally clean and spacious and we felt at home right from the very first minute. The hosts (who live next door) were very welcoming and helpful. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - book now you won’t regret it! Steve B Sept 2020 - 1st October 2020
We all said WOW when we walked into Heron's Haunt. We have just come back from having a lovely holiday staying at the fantastic Heron's Haunt. The accommodation is by far the best we have ever stayed in. Four large double/king-size bedrooms, two with balconies, plenty of space and storage cupboards, 6 TVs. The large kitchen has everything you need, very large lounge and dining area. This is a modern building very tastefully decorated. Peaceful area and amazing views. We really liked Heron's Haunt and hope to go back in the near future. - 29th September 2020
Herons Haunt was the perfect house for our family holiday, enabling us to spend some quality time together as a family, make some lovely memories and generally get away from it all. The facilities in the house are of a very high standard and hi-spec and the accommodation is very comfortable and versatile. The garden is south facing and we had an amazing BBQ evening sitting on the patio, looking out over the wonderful valley views. The stairgates, high chair and cot were a great help for our young grandson. The location is stunning although I did find the walk to the pub somewhat strenuous as there are some steep hills in Rattery but the younger fitter ones coped fine and even went out for some runs. The local pub ‘Church House Inn’ is great and we had a wonderful meal there. The location is great and within reasonable driving distance to Dartmoor and to the south Devon coast. Dartington and Totnes are both great for shopping too. Roy & Jayne were very friendly and extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend Herons Haunt. - 6th August 2020
We were so glad that we chose this property ,we were blown away by the location ,the view was amazing ,it is a spacious house , high speck fixtures & fittings ,lovely decor ,Kitchen equipment was high quality & all you would ever need for catering ,bed linen & towels were high quality also .the owners are welcoming and friendly ,they are next door if you need anything .,we have stayed in a lot of holiday properties ,this one is at the top ,we would give it 200% ,Regards Judith & Victor . If you like Beautiful Countryside ,a quiet haven to go back to each day after discovering all that Devon has to offer ,or just relaxing in the garden at Herons Haunt looking out across the rolling farmlands ,you will not be disappointed if you choose this property Regards Judith & Victor Feb/March 2020Judith Bradley - 12th March 2020
Wonderfully spacious, good furnishings, fully fitted, wonderful view! Very satisfied, pretty little village of Rattery within short walk with attractive church to look around (unusual scraffiti!), old pub and very friendly potter Sally with a studio by the pub, the Wobbly Potter, with good wares and does classes too!Caroline Purser - 16th January 2020
What a wonderful place this is to spend a (nearly) totally wet week. We all - including 3 young children - felt at home. Thank you from all of us.Brunson Family + Granny - 2nd November 2019
Stunning! Perched high above rolling pastures. Fantastic place to celebrate a 60th Birthday with close family including two year old granddaughter who enjoyed the open plan as we did! The Normal Family - 18th October 2019
Felt a home here and stunned by the house and incredible location. Love the views and feeling of peace. Amazing!!Perry - 16th September 2019
Beautiful house & immaculately clean. Stunning rural setting with glorious views. Lovely, well stocked welcome hamper. The Brampton Family - 13th September 2019
We were the first guests lucky enough to stay at Heron's Haunt, and it was amazing. The property was immaculate, with high quality furnishings and lots of space. Jayne and Roy were helpful and welcoming. We highly recommend.Mr Jonathan Hewett - 31st August 2019
What a wonderful holiday home you have made! Such a beautiful home with incredible views. A real luxury. Thank you Jayne and Roy for being so welcoming and hospitable. We've really appreciated your kindness to us all and we hope to see you again soon. Mr Foxley - 16th August 2019
This cottage was wonderful. It has a lovely amount of space, good proportion size for family and spectacularly clean with amazing views. Loads of local activities. Thus Scott - 15th August 2019