Luxurious light-filled 4-bed House in Totnes
Hosted by Deborah
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8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
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West Moat is a spacious detached house with beautiful panoramic views over the fine market town of Totnes. It is situated on a private drive leading to the stunning Dart Valley cycle/footpath and minutes walk to the river, shops & restaurants. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room. 4 bedrooms. Enclosed gardens. Parking. The unspoilt South Hams coast and Dartmoor National Park are easily accessible.

The space

Walk through the front garden from the parking area to the front porch - plenty of space for coats and shoes - enter the front hall – you will find attractive oak floors here and through much of the house. Downstairs WC. Large kitchen /dining room equipped with Siemens appliances with convivial dining area. The living room has comfortable seating for eight, a 42” flat screen smart TV, DVD player, CDs and DVDs, music centre and a ‘heart of the home’ woodburner for those snug evenings in.

Sliding glass doors lead to the spacious glass roofed conservatory, with panoramic views over the key landmarks of Totnes including the Norman castle, both churches, Vire Island on the river Dart, woodlands, fields and glimpses of Dartmoor in the distance. Here the sun’s warmth is especially wonderful on Spring and Autumn days and, when needed, the underfloor heating is cosy on the toes; two comfy sofas are perfect for post lunch snoozes and a second table and chairs are great for games and jigsaws (a selection of which, are found in a blanket box in the conservatory). If you need to work, a large desk and chair with good internet access is also available. French doors lead from the conservatory to one of the outdoor sitting/dining areas on the elevated balcony with its green oak timbers and glass balustrade… enjoy the view and eat some delicious food bought from our wonderful (and reasonably priced) organic veg shop and delicatessen 5 mins walk from the house. Alternatively, relax on a sun lounger with a good book (our family collection of books remains in the house for you to browse and dip into on your stay).

A spacious upper hallway gives access to the 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and laundry facilities. All bedrooms have black out blinds/curtains, comfortable beds and cotton sheets and towels. The Master bedroom has large windows overlooking the rear gardens. The ensuite offers a large double ended bath with an over bath shower and underfloor heating, WC and basin. A travel cot is available in this room. Bedroom 2 is a nicely appointed roomy double. Bedroom 3, the smallest room is a sunny and adequately sized double. Bedroom 4 has zip and link beds, which offers the choice of 2 singles or a superking size bed (please let us know which you require; so it can be correctly prepared for you). The luxurious family bathroom has a large glass screened walk in shower as well as bath, WC, basin and underfloor heating.
There is also an airing cupboard with washing machine, and boiler room/drying cupboard accessed from the upper hallway.

Outside, the house is surrounded by our private gardens and terraces. The entire boundary of our 1/3 acre plot is secure with 6ft fences and gates, allowing peace of mind if you have younger children. There is parking for three cars and a covered lean to for bikes, kayaks, body/surf boards and other items. Our completely private rear terrace has an outside table tennis table, picnic table and more sun loungers, with the topmost terrace providing a long washing line for the hanging out of those beach towels and wetsuits!

Guest access

Exclusive use of the entire property as described. Feel free to enjoy the CDs. DVDs, books and games….just leave them how you found them!

Interaction with guests

We are happy to communicate via email, telephone or text. You will also have the contact details for our local caretaker. The space is yours, undisturbed, for your stay.

The key box allows you to arrive without concerns about deadlines. We provide some basics including tea, coffee and milk for your arrival.

If you wish to order a box of food for the day of your arrival, it can be left in our cool marble-tiled porch, which is not locked.

A Welcome Folder has information about our favourite places locally.

Other things to note

Discounts can be available for smaller groups if out of season or last minute.

As we are on a hillside, hence the great views over Totnes, there are some small flights of steps (with handrails) leading to the front door and again at the rear of the property to the sun terrace and washing line area. There is also a small pond in the front garden. Whilst in the garden, supervision of very young children is advised.

The property may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $136 NZD
Security Deposit $291 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- We would be very grateful if outdoor shoes could be left in the porch to keep the space beautiful and clean.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Rich User Profile
September 2017
Excellent accommodation, exactly how it looks on pictures. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again great value for money. Ping pong table
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Response from Deborah:
Thank you Rich, we would be happy to host you again. Glad you enjoyed the table tennis! Best wishes Deborah
September 2017

Catharine User Profile
September 2017
A fantastic house in a amazing location with wonderful views. A great family home with all that you would need for a great holiday. Deborah and Alan are lovely hosts who communicate well.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Catharine, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back at any time. Regards Deborah
September 2017

Val User Profile
August 2017
Deborah and Alan's house is lovely. It is very spacious and fully equipped with everything you need. We found it beautifully clean. The outdoor table tennis was lots of fun and the view and location fabulous.
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Response from Deborah:
Thank you Val, do come back back and stay again if Totnes calls! Love to hear that the table tennis was enjoyed...that's what holidays are for! Best wishes Deborah
August 2017

Judy User Profile
August 2017
This is a beautiful home, with amazing views from the terrace and sun room. Our family felt relaxed and at home in the spacious rooms, and wished we could have spent longer. The home feels secluded, almost rural, and yet it is walking distance to Totnes town centre, so very convenient. We hope to return.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Dear Judy, Alan and I are delighted to hear that your family had a relaxing time at our house and enjoyed visiting Totnes. It was lovely to meet you and other members of your group. Of course, we would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. We trust that you had a good journey home; so that you have taken that relaxed feel home with you! Best wishes Deborah
August 2017

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful , bright airy house, with great views over Totnes and the surrounding countryside. The good sized balcony, with glass sides, helped us make the most of this and was well used, ...enjoying breakfast in the morning sunshine or perhaps a glass of wine in the evening. All very peaceful too. The large conservatory was great for the evenings . The house has a well equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms; all scrupulously clean. All the beds were very comfortable with crisp white bed linen. The location of the property is ideal, only a short 5min walk into town. There is a pub on the river just around the corner called The Steam Packet Inn. I had booked in advance, so we had our first night meal there. The food was very good and we booked it again for our last night. There is a public footpath just near the house that takes you on a beautiful walk, and very conveniently goes past Shaprham vineyard. A great little place for a tasty lunch, or as we did, the wine tasting! There were seven of us in the house, spanning three generations and we all loved it!...would definitely love to return. Thank you Deborah and Alan.
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Response from Deborah:
Dear Sarah and Mick, Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation of the house. I do try to have it ready for guests as I would like to have it....100% cotton sheets for example! We have fond memories ourselves of the lovely Steam Packet Inn and Sharpham Vineyard, as our daughter worked at both during her teenage years; so, glad you enjoyed them. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime, if Totnes and South Devon beckons to you another time. Best wishes Deborah ps Alan's glad you liked the stone sculptures...they take him a long time to carve!
August 2017

Kim User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful house, only a few minutes walk from the charming town of Totnes. The house is large, airy and very comfortable. We all slept well, lovely quality bed linen, towels etc. Fully equipped, massive kitchen with a lovely dining area. Another lovely dining and seating area in the enormous conservatory. Wonderful views from the balcony. Lots of outside seating too. Table tennis table was an added bonus that our sons enjoyed using. Lots of puzzles, books, dvds too. Deborah and Alan seem to have thought of everything. Plenty of easy parking. The house is within easy walking distance of local pubs and restaurants. We cannot wait to return and look forward to staying here again. I'd actually love to live in Deborah and Alan's house, I was very reluctant to leave!
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Response from Deborah:
Dear Kim, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back to our house at any point in the future. Best wishes Deborah
July 2017

Andy User Profile
July 2017
Deborah and Alan's home was amazing! Huge home with an amazing garden that was located close to the town center, local supermarket and train station. It was clean and had plenty of facilities. Deborah and Alan are extremely easy to contact and happy to answer any questions. We'd definitely stay again in the future! Thank you.
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Response from Deborah:
Hello Andy, So glad the house and location lived up to your expectations. Thank you for being respectful of our house . You would be very welcome to stay again. Kind regards Deborah
July 2017

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