Vennlane House

One of our best-kept secrets in beautiful South Devon

Vennlane

House

Peace, privacy and pure luxury

Down among the wild flowers and the glorious Devon countryside

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This is the perfect spot for a wonderful family break, a special celebration, a company getaway or for some time together with old friends. Where should we start? The tennis court? The indoor swimming pool? The outdoor swimming pool? How about the games, cinema and conference room? Or the light-filled sitting room where the light streams in on the spacious, modern space with comfy sofas, a bar and a wood-burning stove? Or perhaps the fully-fitted kitchen and or the wonderful dining area with seating for everyone where you can enjoy splendid convivial meals? Or maybe the raised terraces overlooking the glorious Devon countryside or the gardens or the hot tub or the comfort of the bedrooms or the Moroccan Hammam? Wherever we begin, we can guarantee you won’t want your stay to end.

3 night break from £5,290

Based on a 3 night mid-week break.

Accommodates 16 people

In 8 luxury double suites. Or up to 20 with the addition of some extra beds.

Secluded valley setting

Just a mile from the famous and beautiful naval port of Dartmouth.

Eating in style

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If you are in to self-catering (and we recommend some fresh fish from Dartmouth), the kitchen is wonderfully fitted out with the ability to eat inside or out. Right beside the kitchen our solid wood twenty-seater dining table looks out over the valley and grounds. There’s also plenty of space to sit and relax and just enjoy a coffee (such as the lounge area pictured).  Outside, the heated terrace overlooks the pool and is wonderful for lunch or dining al fresco on the balmy Devon summer evenings. You can always call on our specialist caterers for that special occasion or, if eating out is your thing, you will struggle to find better quality and variety than the wonderful restaurants in nearby Dartmouth.

Comfort and style – even in the bedroom

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With eight double en suite bedrooms, each beautifully decorated and wonderfully luxurious, your whole party can stay in comfort and style. The rooms are individually designed and continue the bright and airy feel that permeates this wonderful property.

Experience deluxe entertainment right in the house itself

Fancy a swim? Our indoor heated 12m pool is just the ticket. With its relaxing sofa, sound system and star lit ceiling it is perfect for a rainy afternoon or an evening dip before dinner. Oh! And don’t forget the  Morrocan Hammam! Or why not watch your favourite sports on the 52” TV in the plasma room or chill out in our cinema room with a choice of over 1500 films! Then there’s the pool table, table tennis or there’s always the allure of that log burner – perfect for curling up with a good book or a long chat over coffee. And with beautiful furnishings and delightful artwork everywhere, you really will not feel the need to dash out anywhere.

Out and about

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With five acres of beautiful gardens, the outside 15m swimming pool, comfortable sunbeds, wonderful views and Astroturf tennis court, you may never want to leave the property! But if you do, there is plenty to do in wonderful south Devon. The house is just ten minutes by car from Dartmouth, one of our favourite holiday destinations. With its fantastic bistros, wonderful restaurants, bars and cafes, it is a gourmet’s delight. The independent shops, art galleries and the busy market are great for finding original quality artefacts to take home as long term memories of your time in Devon. And there are plenty of activities on offer too. Take a trip on the River Dart, go crabbing or kayaking, visit Agatha Christie’s National Trust House, or spend a lazy afternoon at the beach. Take the kids to the wonderful zoo at Paignton. Or walk, cycle or ride in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Vennlane House

Prices and availability

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Vennlane House is available for private hire on an exclusive basis.

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Available

Booked

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Prices below include VAT and are based on a residential stay.

Mid-week (3 nights) Weekend (3 nights) Week (7 nights) Extra night
4 Jan – 28 Mar 2019* £5,865 £5,500 £13,225 £1,208
29 Mar- 5 Apr  2019* £5,865 £6,613 £13,225 £1,208
5 – 19 Apr 2019** £13,800
19 Apr – 24 May 2019* £6,613 £7,475 £14,375 £1,380
24 -31 May 2019** £15,755
31 May – 19 Jul 2019* £6,613 £7,475 £14,375 £1,380
19 Jul – 30 Aug 2019** £15,755
30 Aug – 1 Oct 2019* £6,613 £7,475 £14,375 £1,380
1 Oct – 20 Dec 2019* £5,865 £6,613 £13,225 £1,208
20 – 27 Dec 2019 ** £18,745
27 Dec – 3 Jan 2020** £18,745

* Minimum 3 nights per booking
** Minimum of 1 week booking
*** Extra nights subject to availability and other bookings please enquire for more information

Payment Process

  • We take a 1/3 deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before the date booked
  • Cautionary Deposit: £1,500 refundable cautionary deposit (due two weeks prior to your stay)

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Bedroom and bathrooms

Vennlane House has 8 en-suite rooms (6 in main house, 2 in the annex), these can be either twin or super king beds sleeping a total of 16 people. There are two travel cots and high chairs should these be required. There are an additional 4 pull-out beds, which can be placed in rooms of your choice (sleeping total up to 20).

Bedroom Sleeps Beds Description
Bedroom 1 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated at the front of the house, to the left of the main stairwell and opposite the remaining 5 rooms (if any guests are requiring a little more privacy). It has stunning views across the valley. The en-suite has a toilet, spacious shower cubicle, twin sinks and a luxury freestanding bath. This room best lends itself to being a super king (can also be a twin) and has enough room for a travel cot, but we would not recommend placing an extra pull out bed in here.
Bedroom 2 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated slightly to the side of the house, but still retaining some of the views of the valley, this room is slightly larger. The en-suite has a toilet, spacious shower cubicle, single sink and a luxury freestanding bath. The en-suite also leads to its own private balcony. This is one of the largest rooms (usually taken by the host/ special occasions person etc. ), this can again be super king or twin and has enough room for a cot only as it has a sofa in here too.
Bedroom 3 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated to the side of the house, this is one of the smaller rooms, having views only off to the side of the house and drive way. The en-suite has a toilet, single sink and an over bath shower. This is our smallest room and best lends itself to being a twin (can also be super king) a travel cot can fit here in as well, but an extra pull out would not.
Bedroom 4 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated to the front side of the house, this is again one of the smaller rooms of the house, having views off the side of the house and garden. The en-suite has a toilet, single sink, shower cubicle and a luxury freestanding bath. This room again is one of our smaller rooms and best lends itself to being a twin if a twin is needed, it can also be a super king and would again only be able to fit a travel cot in and not a pull out bed.
Bedroom 5 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated at the back of the house, this is one of the larger rooms. It has its own patio area with views to the side of the house and some of the valley. The en-suite (accessed only through the bedroom) is located downstairs. It contains a toilet, twin sinks, walk in shower and a luxury freestanding bath. This room, being one of the larger best lends itself to being a family room. It can have either twin or super king beds and it is possible to fit an additional 1-2 pull out beds in here as well (sleeping a max of 4 people).
Bedroom 6 2 Super-king or twin beds Situated at the back of the house, this is again one of the larger rooms. It also has its own patio area with views across the valley and garden. The en-suite (accessed only through the bedroom) is located downstairs. It contains a toilet, single sink, walk in shower and a luxury freestanding bath. This room again is one of the larger ones and best lends itself to being a family room. It can have either twin or super king beds and it is possible to fit an additional 1-2 pull out beds in here as well (sleeping a max of 4 people).
Bedroom 7 2 Super-king or twin beds This bedroom is located on the first floor of the annex or cider barn. It is a very spacious suite with stunning views across the valley and doors opening onto a small balcony so you can really take in the country air. The wet room is located downstairs (there is an open area over the bath that can be viewed from the bedroom; so ensure all parties are close). The wet room consists of wet room shower, twin sinks, a luxury freestanding bath and separate enclosed WC. The bed can be either twin or super king and this room also has a single sofa bed.
Bedroom 8 2 Super-king or twin beds This bedroom is located on the ground floor of the annex or cider barn. It has stunning views across the valley and doors which open onto steps leading down to the outdoor pool (May-Sept) and hot tub area. The en-suite contains a toilet, single sink, walk in shower and a luxury freestanding bath. This room can be either a twin or a super king, it can also fit a travel cot, but we would not recommend placing an extra pull out bed in here.
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What’s included?

  • High quality linen and bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless broadband internet access
  • Utilities and firewood

Eating in

  • The house has a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • There is a dining table seating 20 comfortably
  • Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout your stay (by arrangement)
  • Table and chairs on a large patio for al fresco dining
  • Gas BBQ
  • American style fridge freezer
  • Online supermarket deliveries

Eating Out

Vennlane House is just a mile from the famous and beautiful naval port of Dartmouth which offers fabuloius restaurants overlooking the mouth of the stunning Dart estuary.  There are lots to choose from, but we like:

  • The Seahorse – a fantastic seafood restuarant offering some of the best fish and shellfish in the world,much of which is cooked over an open charcoal fire.
  • Taylor’s Restaurant –  easily one of the most picturesque places to enjoy fresh cuisine inspired by Devon’s land and sea.
  • Bushell’s Restaurants – Run by husband and wife team Jaime and Sarah Bushell, choose between their Riverside restaurant or Upper Deck restaurant.  Both are poopular locallty, so worth booking in advance.

Things to at the house

  • There is a large (13m x 5m) heated indoor swimming pool with audio system plus a heated outdoor pool (15m x 6m), open May – September
  • Large sun deck with sun loungers
  • Huge cedar wood hot tub for 10
  • Moroccan Hammam steam room seating 12
  • Large Flat Screen TV
  • Bar area with audio system
  • Tennis court (astro turf) with a tennis pavillio
  • Three acres wild flower meadows to explore

Restrictions

  • Unfortunately, no pets allowed
  • Strictly no smoking
  • Unfortunately, no stag or hen parties
  • Weddings can be arranged – please ask for wedding rates.

Services On Request

The following services are available on request, for which there will be an extra charge:

  • Catering
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa treatments
  • Housekeeping and linen change

Where we are:

  • Just 3 miles to Dartmouth and Kingswear
  • Blackpool Sands is a 5 minute drive away, or a 45 minute walk across fields
  • 12 miles from Totnes and fewer than 12 miles to Slapton Beach, Kingsbridge and Paignton
  • Within 20 miles of Salcombe, Burgh Island, Teignmouth and Torquay

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

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How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
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