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The Upper Arches

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Barn
‘The Upper 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 Upper 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 Upper 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, solid oak furniture and 22” HDTV. Each Let has total sleeping capacity/max occupancy of 6. Upstairs, the conversion has its own fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, Large Butchers Block Island with integrated fridge, additional small fridge freezer, 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. The lounge/dining area have leather seating for all guest and solid oak dining tables. There is a Large BBQ / Garden area to the rear of the property which is shared with the Lower Arches. Access is gained directly by a door at the rear of the property.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid 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.
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

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 (2)
Tony H
Tony H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Country retreat in North Devon
Beautiful property in a quiet country location, superb views, and everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend The Fox & Hound Hotel and The Old Malt Scoop for superb meals and a friendly atmosphere. Plenty of attractions to visit within a 30-40 min drive suitable for all ages. We would like to thank Jonathan & Kate for their hospitality, and the welcome food basket was a very kind gesture, very much appreciated. Many thanks and kind regards Carol & Tony Havell plus familyl
Visited July 2018
Written August 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike C
Mike C
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect getaway from the city
In a beautiful setting with a real high quality finish to the place, The Arches is a great house to rent for groups of up to 10 to enjoy a break from the city. Stunning countryside around and not far from Devon's coastline, it was perfect. The owner is also lovely and very accommodating, with a little welcome basket on arrival. Thanks!
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written August 4, 2015. 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
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace

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About the neighbourhood
'The Arches' is perfectly located for walking and outdoor pursuits in the beautiful Devon countryside. There are several pubs in the local villages, shops , restaurants and a Gold course at Chulmleigh. There are some Horse Riding Stables in Chulmleigh, (Boldtry) where lessons may be taken or a Quad Bike experience at Yarnsacombe nr Barnstaple.
Getting around
Eggesford Rail station is situated a convenient walk from the Arches.
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
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

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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