Historic Chain House - Gorgeous, Spacious, Private


Entire cottage hosted by Louise

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Step back in time for a very special stay in our Gorgeous Grade II* Listed home.

Chain House dates back to the 17th century and is located in the heart of Modbury, in the beautiful South Hams area of South Devon.

Whether you're visiting Modbury for a particular event, for a relaxing short break in a beautiful area, for a family holiday close to Devon's stunning beaches, or for a more energetic outdoor holiday, Chain House provides the perfect venue for your stay.

The space
Lou's family have lived in Chain House since 1960, and in recent years we have restored the house to make it both extremely comfortable and easy to live in, while at the same time retaining all of its original character, features and architectural integrity.

At the back of the house, which dates back to Tudor times, we have created for our guests an entirely private and spacious self contained wing which overlooks, and is immediately adjacent to the lovely walled garden.

- The guest wing is attached to the main body of the house but has its own entrance/front door from the garden side, it's own very well equipped kitchen/diner and an elegant and spacious drawing room.
- There are three double bedrooms and altogether we can sleep up to eight people.
On the top floor Bedroom One is a particularly gorgeous and huge room spanning the full length of the building. It has an ensuite bathroom, and a separate single bed as well as a king size bed, should it be needed for 'family' accommodation.
Please note that due to architectural constraints this bedroom is not accessed via a conventional door, but has a heavy curtain at the bottom of its own staircase, separating it from the lower floor for privacy.

Bedrooms Two and Three are on the first floor below. Bedroom Two is slightly larger with both a double and a single bed once again allowing for extra sleeping space. Bedroom Three has one double bed.
These two bedrooms share a very well appointed bath/shower room.

- TV, WiFi, Hairdryers, Tea/Coffee making facilities, are in all bedrooms.

- Perfect for any guests - walkers, surfers, sailors, golfers, or just plain relaxing. Chain House offers space, warmth and comfort throughout the year, located in the heart of vibrant Modbury, yet providing a quiet haven of peace and tranquility.

The surrounding countryside is stunning, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the views from the house open across the rooftops to meadows beyond. It is perfect for small family gatherings, or groups of friends to relax and explore the area.

Lying sandwiched in a hollow between the South Devon Coast and Dartmoor, rimmed by gently undulating hills and meadows, Modbury is a small and ancient market town. It has a long and interesting history. In the Civil War there were two battles in Modbury, and it has origins tracing back to the Saxons. The name Modbury derives from the Saxon 'Mootburgh' meaning 'meeting place.'

The Modbury of today is very much a 'living' and vibrant small town, with a real community spirit and feel. It offers an excellent range of amenities including a diverse and interesting range of unique shops, pubs and restaurants, and most importantly the convenience of our Co-Op open every day until late.
We even boast a thriving art gallery, featuring many new and exciting exhibitions throughout the year.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Garden view
Beach access
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Shared patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Modbury, England, United Kingdom

There are spectacular walks straight from the house, meandering through the surrounding hills and valleys. Within a short drive the splendours of Devon unfold. 300 miles of coastline, with Modbury itself lying approximately four miles from the nearest beach and the South West Coast Path. A few miles to the North you can visit and enjoy the craggy beauty of Dartmoor National Park. The area is particularly attractive for those who enjoy the outdoors, with a myriad of activities including sailing, surfing, riding, golf, and walking/hiking.

Culture and history are incredibly rich and diverse in Devon. There are more National Trust properties than any other county, ranging from medieval cottages to the Lutyens' Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in Britain.

The South Hams has become a gastronomic destination in its own right, with local producers of cheeses, meat, fruit, vegetables and more recently wines as well, featuring prominently in our shops and restaurants. Visits to the Farmer's Market in Kingsbridge and the famous Markets in Totnes and Tavistock are a delight not to be missed.

The wider area also boasts a growing number of Artists and Artisans, and there are regular exhibitions throughout the year. The annual 'Artists Open Studio' - with events taking place during September across Devon - makes for an enjoyable and often fascinating outing.

Hosted by Louise

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 68 Reviews
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During your stay

At times your hosts may be in residence in the adjacent main section of the house, but the two sections have locked doors between and your privacy is assured.
When we are resident we are both available and very happy to help and advise where we can.
At times your hosts may be in residence in the adjacent main section of the house, but the two sections have locked doors between and your privacy is assured.
When we are re…

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House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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