Coombe Farmhouse home swap

Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Tamar Valley, Coombe Farmhouse is partly 16th Century property made of stone and timber. It is unique and the oldest house in the area. There are many unusual features including granite carvings, open fireplaces, stream in the 1/3 acre garden, conservatory and large farm kitchen / dining room with aga. This is a place that is really lovely at different times of the year - indeed it is quite magical at Christmas as well as in the warmer months.

With views across the valley towards Dartmoor, there are many walks in the surrounding area and it is one hour away from the beaches of Cornwall and Devon. Close by is the lovely market town of Tavistock on the edge of the moor. There are a number of excellent restaurants in the area, opportunities for canoeing, horseriding, fishing etc and the beautiful Elizabethan National Trust property of Cothele is close by. There is a local train to Plymouth with excellent connections (rail and air) to London.

About the location

The Tamar Valley is an area of Outstanding Beauty. The village of Gunnislake was at one time a mining community and there are now wonderful walks and cycle trails along the river and past the old mines. The valley is between the counties of Cornwall and Devon and is in some ways a hidden valley; much of the summer tourist traffic passes us by on the two main routes to the north and south of us (25 mins away). Being so close to Devon means that Dartmoor is a very short drive away and the beaches of both coasts are easily accessible. And whilst the area is lovely to explore the house itself and the much loved garden are an attraction in themselves. Our home is not for those who like 'easy wipe' order- it is quirky; no two rooms or two stairs on either staircase are the same size. Some walls are four feet thick and there are granite carvings over doorways and fireplaces. It suits all seasons. The city of Plymouth (sailing, boat trips, theatre, galleries) is fourty minutes away by car and a lovely local train can also take you there.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Gunnislake (HE23688)

Cornwall,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 8) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Europe, Turkey, North Africa but happy to consider further afield.

Dates available

March 2016 - April 2016

Swap duration: Short break (2-5 days)

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 1
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 07 May 2017