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The Lower Arches

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
‘The Lower Arches’ is self catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The let is situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation is a former barn and is believed to be built at a similar time to the main house, (Nethercott) and original farm buildings. ‘Nethercott’ falls on what was the Portsmouth Estate and was built by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1862. In 2010 the conversion of ‘The Arches’ began and the building itself was completed in Mid-2012 (although development to the grounds and gardens continues). A local architect and builder were employed for the design and construction and wherever possible local materials have been used. Construction is of stone, oak and slate and the exterior retains its traditional characte...‘The Lower Arches’ is self catering holiday accommodation in Devon. The let is situated just off the beautiful Taw Valley in the green rolling hills of central Devon. The luxury accommodation is a former barn and is believed to be built at a similar time to the main house, (Nethercott) and original farm buildings. ‘Nethercott’ falls on what was the Portsmouth Estate and was built by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1862. In 2010 the conversion of ‘The Arches’ began and the building itself was completed in Mid-2012 (although development to the grounds and gardens continues). A local architect and builder were employed for the design and construction and wherever possible local materials have been used. Construction is of stone, oak and slate and the exterior retains its traditional character and appealing brick arches. Despite being double glazed all doors and windows are custom made from solid oak to match the charm of the original building. The interior of the houses retains this style but also with the inclusion of modern materials, (stainless and glass) giving a ‘twist’ of new and old. The open plan, upside down, layout is exceptionally spacious providing 2 self-contained exceptionally large lets for large families or groups. The dwelling is a quiet retreat away from the hassle of the city and is conveniently situated for countryside activities. If you require a luxury stay then forget damp caravans or pokey wooden huts in packed campsites and stay at a location of true quality. To make your stay the most enjoyable much care was taken during construction. We have concentrated our utmost to provide accommodation of the highest standard and have included small improvements such as wall soundproofing, light blocking curtains and low temp central heating to all rooms as standard. The Lower Arches let has 3 bedrooms, with either king or super-king beds, (we can supply little beds for little people) with 100% cotton bed linen (and towels in bathrooms). All rooms have luxury extra deep pile carpets, and solid oak furniture. In addition to the main large bath/shower room 1 of the master bedrooms also have their own en-suite wet room c/w high volume power showers. Each let has total sleeping capacity of 6. Upstairs, the conversion has its own fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, Large fridge freezer / Ice Maker, toaster etc and is very open/spacious in design, (being 45’ approx. long). The dining/lounge areas have 50” plasma TV and surround entertainment system. Benches to be used in Lounge area or with the new extra dining table. There is a Large BBQ / Garden area to the rear of the property which is shared with the Upper Arches. Access is gained via a gate at the top of the Garden.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We ask that Guests do not wear outside footwear in the House or Gym. No Stag or Hen parties, non paying visitors by agreement with the owners. No Smoking. Pets not in carpeted areas please.
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Queens
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Jonathan E
Hosting since October 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will keep regular contact with guests prior to arriving and answer all questions they may have promptly. During your stay we/a representative will be available to help with any queries you may have. we also give guests mobile contact numbers so they may call at their convenience.

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Reviews (1)
Rebecca Owen
Rebecca Owen
South Wales, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxury stay in Devon
The Arches is a perfect property surrounded by excellent views and not too far from the beach. Would definitely recommend this property if you’re a group of friends or a family looking to take a break from the city. The owner was really friendly and provided a welcome package on arrival which was a lovely gesture. The only thing missing would have been a hot tub looking over the view of the countryside. Maggie & Co
Visited August 2020
Written August 9, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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About the neighbourhood
For the enjoyment of all guests, (both current and future) we ask all visitors to abide by the following rules/policies. Guests may collect keys from 16:00 on day of arrival and should vacate the property by 09:00 on the day of departure. Smoking in all areas of the accommodation is prohibited, (smoke alarms are fitted to all areas). No pets in bedrooms or on furniture. We ask all guest to refrain from wearing outdoor footwear on the Oak floors/Stairs and Carpets. Some of the bespoke Oak furniture is very expensive so we therefore ask guests to use mats on the tables at all times and to avoid putting hot items on the wooden surfaces. Additionally, wood is easily marked please do not write or cut on the surfaces.
Getting around
Eggesford Rail station is situated a convenient walk from the Arches. We have an on-site Shared Gym in a nearby building offering commercial grade gym equipment should you wish to keep fit during your stay. A stroll down to Eggesford will allow you to take the train, visit the Garden Centre or the Bar and Excellent Restaurant at the Fox & Hounds. River fishing is also available at the Fox and Hounds. Chawleigh Village is situated 1 mile up the road where there is a Village shop, Church and 2 pubs, (both serving food). The local area, forest fields and River, has a wealth of Wildlife. If you are into nature spotting you may see Roe Deer, Red Deer, Kingfishers or even Otters.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
By Road:From M5 jct 27 take A361 into Tiverton and then follow the B3137 towards Witheridge for about 10 miles. Then take a left turn just before Witheridge onto the B3042. Follow this road for 9 Miles. After leaving Chawleigh you will come down the hill towards Eggesford Station. ‘The arches’ and Nethercott can be seen on the left as you come down over the brow of the hill. Take the ¼ mile lane to Nethercott House. If you reach two large Galvanised gates on your left you have gone too far, (this is Nethercott farm entrance).By Rail:Take the Tarka Line to Eggesford station, (this is a compulsory stop). Nethercott is across the A377 and ¾ mile up the hill towards Chawleigh on the left. Please arrange with ourselves beforehand if you would like yourselves/luggage collected from the station. No EV charging is available at the Arches and we recommend owners of EV/Hybrid vehicles ensure they have suitable charge prior to arriving at the property. If guests find they do have range issues and need to charge their vehicle they should speak to the owner who may be able to arrange a supply which will be chargeable per KW/Hr. Check In / Out Times are strict due to the time it takes to clean / prepare the property. If we do not have a 'back to back' it may be possible to negotiate an early check-in / Late departure. Fees will apply at £25/Hr.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 9 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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