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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in is at 4pm
  • Check out is at 10am
  • Please be aware the 4 bunks are for children only. Their exact dimensions are 65cm x 175cm.
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double, 4 children’s bunks

Extra space available

Space for 4 children no charge. in rounded bunks 65cm x 175cm

Space for 1 baby no charge. travel cot, high chair etc provided free of charge

Cooking

  • Kitchen basics are provided
  • Small fridge, microwave/electric oven in Airstream
  • Small sink in Airstream
  • Honesty freezer of Salcombe Dairy ice cream in Barn
  • Firepit and BBQ

Washing

  • Flushing loo and sink in Airstream
  • Proper wet room with spacious shower, flushing loo and sink in The Granary Barn next door
  • Washing machine in The Granary Barn

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Small oil-fired plug-in radiator
  • Electric lighting
  • All linen and towels provided

Entertainment

  • There is Wi-fi access in The Granary but not The Airstream itself
  • Private wood fired hot tub right outside the Airstream in the walled garden 
  • Play area for children with treehouse, swings & slide at the bottom of the garden
  • Watch the sheep, cows and geese
  • Small library of books in the Barn
  • Beach kit can be borrowed from your hosts

Activities

At Old Coleridge Farm

Guests are welcome to explore the five acres of land with lovely gardens, fields, swings, and a campfire spot down by the stream for toasting marshmallows. Lucia & Dan's children will happily show you the best spots! You can borrow beach kit and kayaks from the barn - just ask Lucia and Dan. 

Outdoors & active

Beaches - walks to secluded beaches such as LannacombeSoar Mill Cove and Hallsands are a lovely way of spending a day. You're also close to popular Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands and Beesands as well as Salcombe's prettiest beaches just a short drive or ferry ride away. 

Walks - The coastal path to secluded coves can easily be accessed from Swallows’ Flight and offers dramatic views of the coastline and Start Point Lighthouse. For those who like a goal at the end of their walk, one of the prettiest strolls is from Totnes along the Dart valley to Sharpham vineyard. For the more serious walker, Dartmoor offers footpaths encompassing ancient granite tors and vast expanses of wild moorland hills. There are lovely pubs and cream tea stops all over our county and plenty of footpaths in between! 

Boats - Devon is a paradise for those who like messing around in boats. Beginners can borrow family-sized kayaks on site, to paddle around the sheltered estuaries and look at wildlife. For those who like a little more action, there is a local surf school and stand up paddle boarding teaching centre. On Saturday mornings our own gang of children can normally be found cadet sailing in Salcombe, and there are lots of places in Salcombe and Dartmouth where day boats can be hired for a Swallows and Amazons style adventure…if this all sounds a little strenuous then there are great ferries with trips to National Trust properties and beaches locally.

Places to visit

Agatha Christie’s Greenway house and gardens are accessed by a tiny ferry boat from Dittisham

Coleton Fishacre - another lovely National Trust house to visit is the art deco Coleton Fishacre

Dartington Hall near Totnes - historic gardens and regular literary festivals and live performances

Kingsbridge- (15min drive) A fairly quiet market town with local shops including a Tesco and Morrisons for supplies (free parking for two hours in Tesco or pay car park on the Quay near the swimming pool leisure centre). There is a very sweet “Reel Cinema” housed in what was once the town jail, which shows films most days, and a museum of rural life at the top of town documenting the area's history. Paddle surfing can be tried out at the Crabshell Inn and pizza consumed afterwards. There are two good delicatessens - Red Earth at the bottom of the high street, and Mange Tout at the top. Children will enjoy crab fishing with bacon and a line from the quay. From Kingsbridge pontoon, ferries to Salcombe depend on the tide.

Salcombe (25min drive) Trendy Salcombe sits on arguably the best vista in the South Hams, overlooking the pure blue Kingsbridge Estuary towards the sea, and gets very busy in the summer with a reputation for attracting a monied sailing crowd. Salcombe was where brands such as Fat Face, Quba Sail and Jack Wills began and still retail there today. Good for a spot of shopping, sauntering round and people watching - there are numerous places to eat, drink and be merry. Salcombe Crab is landed here, and makes a great lunchtime sandwich! Park in the park and ride (summer only) or at Shadycombe Road car park, home to the fantastic Salcombe Dairy ice cream factory shop. Go to the Ferry Boat Inn for a drink and catch the little passenger ferry boat across to East Portlemouth, to the beaches at Mill Bay.

Dartmouth (20min drive) - Home to the Royal Navy, Dartmouth is an historic town with a maritime past. It has a smart marina and many good hotels, shops and restaurants. It does get very busy in the summer but there is a good park and ride system as well as some on street parking. There is a large Sainsbury’s outside town and an M&S food store in town. If you like to watch boats, this is definitely the place to observe them in the estuary. There are ferries to catch here over to Churston and Kingswear and Agatha Christie’s Greenway house, as well as a steam train that links up with the main line at Paignton. Lovely castle to walk to and an amazing Regatta with Red Arrows air display at the end of August each year.

Totnes (25min drive) - Voted as one of the world’s top ten funkiest towns by British Airways, Totnes is a lively and bohemian little town situated on the beautiful river Dart. Costa recently wanted to open a cafe, there but the idea was so abhorrent to the townsfolk that they pulled out. Totnes is one of the few places you can shop today which has local, independent shops selling art, antiques, hand made shoes, fair trade organic food, secondhand books etc. It is an interesting and diverse high street with fantastic markets on Fridays and Saturdays. Park at Morrisons and walk up the high street. There is a medieval castle, an ancient butterwalk and Guildhall, as well as many great restaurants and pubs. Five minutes drive outside Totnes is the beautiful Dartington Hall estate and garden - free entry to the grounds once owned by Jane Seymour’s family. Also nearby, the fantastic Sharpham vineyard and cheese factory which is a lovely 2-3 mile walk along the river from Totnes.

Rainy days

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is well worth a visit

Woodlands adventure park is very popular with families

Paignton Zoo is a good day out

Food & Drink

At Old Coleridge Farm

We guarantee you'll be dipping into the honesty freezer, with its stash of delicious Salcombe Dairy ice cream for a small contribution per tub (did we mention Dan runs the show?). Breakfast hampers can be arranged, directly with Lucia. 

Nearby shops

Small post office and general store within 10 minutes' walk into village, bigger general store within 10 minutes' drive and 4 supermarkets within 20 minutes' drive at Kingbridge or Dartmouth.

Pubs & restaurants

Food is Lucia & Dan's passion, and if you share this love of all things sea-caught, organic-reared, home-grown and foraged then you have found paradise as this area is a food-lover’s heaven. 

The Tower Inn in nearby Slapton - fine dining in a historic setting

Start Bay Inn - seaside pub in a 14th-century building, great for fish & chips

The Millbrook Inn, Southpool - lovely, tiny French-inspired gastropub at the head of a peaceful creek

Riverford Farm field kitchen - organic, award-winning food picked fresh from the field that day

The Oyster Shack in Bigbury - funky restaurant with probably the best seafood in the UK, in Lucia & Dan's opinion - they have their own oyster beds!

For picnics there is a good farm shop one mile away.

Meet your hosts

Lucia & Dan

Your hosts have lived at Old Coleridge Farm since 2008 (when it was a derelict farmhouse!) and their four young children have largely grown up here. The Airstream was one of the first of many changes - made in California, USA in 1958, it was shipped over to England and lovingly restored by a company called Silver Bullet who specialise in authentic interiors, faithful to the long-gone original inside. The Airstream has been with the family to Cornwall, Dorset and The Cotswolds and always attracts much interest wherever she goes. (The Airstream history book tells us that she is a trailer, and not a caravan! (A caravan is actually a fleet of trailers touring together in a line.)

Things look very different now, with a smooth lawn in front of the Airstream in the historic courtyard of barns dating back to 1860, which used to house livestock until 2006. The concrete floor has gone and the original cobbles re-laid by hand - a true labour of love! Now growing into a garden, it's the perfect setting for the Airstream and gives guests somewhere to sit out in the evening or play croquet and games on the grass. 

Both Devon-born, Lucia and Dan grew up in Totnes before venturing out into the world to seek their fortunes (Lucy was a Conference Producer and for many years travelled the world staying in hotels, giving her a good eye for a well-made bed!). Dan runs a local ice cream company, Salcombe Dairy, and since the move back to their homeland they've worked hard to create a beautiful place where guests can enjoy good local food, good accommodation and warm hospitality - you will feel very welcome here at Old Coleridge Farm. The quiet, rural farmland close to the sea is the perfect spot to relax and is close to many lovely beaches and small seaside towns.

Wildlife & Environment

The hundred acres of surrounding farmland offers lots of animals to spot, including Devon long wool sheep and Friesan cows, also some hilarious geese. Prawle Point, Devon’s southernmost tip, is nearby and a well-known birdwatching hotspot. Slapton Ley SSSI is a beautiful coastal reserve, within walking distance.

Getting there

Swallows' Flight, Old Coleridge Farm, Coleridge Lane, Chillington, Kingsbridge TQ7 2JG

By bus    

The nearest bus stop is half a mile into the village, a 10-minute walk       

By train

The nearest mainline station is Totnes (direct from London) a 25min drive

Pick-ups may be possible by arrangement for a small charge.

By car

From the M5 heading south towards Exeter, at Junction 31 stay in the right hand lane signposted Plymouth and continue forward onto the A38. Leave the A38 after Ashburton when you see directions to Totnes. Take the A385 to Totnes. At Totnes take the A381 to Kingsbridge. At Kingsbridge take the A379 towards the coast and Dartmouth passing through the villages of West Charleton, East Charleton and Frogmore. The next village you approach is Chillington. As you come into the centre of Chillington you will find the post office and village shop on your left. Slow down and take the next left turning which is Coleridge Lane. Drive up Coleridge Lane for about half a mile (narrow) and you will find Old Coleridge Farm at the top of the hill on your right hand side. As you approach you will see a white gate and two tall monkey puzzle trees. Turn next right into the courtyard over the cattle grid and park anywhere in the courtyard. Satnav usually takes people somewhere else so safest to use these directions especially if arriving in the dark.

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
 
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.