Hepburn House

Hepburn House - Swallows and Amazons retreat in the heart of the South Hams

Situated in the heart of the South Hams, Hepburn House is a newly converted, spacious and very comfortable house set within 25 acres of its own grounds. Nestled alongside the River Avon in a beautiful hidden valley that has an abundance of wildlife, all for you to exclusively enjoy. It is the perfect base from which to explore the fabulous local beaches and beautiful walks within this popular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Living Room

Hepburn House is a haven for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life. Situated along a quiet country lane it is a Swallows and Amazons haven, perfect for children and dogs. This beautiful property, sleeping 10 comfortably (but with room for more!) is great for one or two families, adult groups or those looking for a peaceful and romantic getaway.

Hepburn House

Curl up on the sofas in front of the wood burner in the lounge, or soak up the sun on the terrace with a BBQ and friends, there is room for everyone to relax and unwind.

Rural setting

Children will love the freedom the valley offers with their own teepee in the garden, an 8 a-side football pitch and their own private swimming spot in the river. A real child’s paradise!

Hepburn House

Inside Hepburn House, there are so many rooms to choose from to sit and relax and enjoy.
The large and welcoming kitchen features an everhot oven (the eco version of an aga), 4 ring gas burner, large fridge with water dispenser and ice maker, toasty maker, magimix, blender, cafetiere, wine fridge and so much more!


The huge round table is hand made from a tree cut down from the garden. From here doors open out on to the garden with fabulous river views.


There are 2 sitting rooms – the larger lounge has a fireplace with a woodburning stove to curl up in front of on one of the two comfortable sofas. Doors open on to the outside terrace that enjoys uninterrupted views of the river and valley beyond. The smaller snug – a cosy family room with a 42” television with sky sports also has a woodburning stove and doors opening up on to the same outside terrace. Entertain yourself by playing some of the many games provided or watch a dvd or two!

Sitting Room

A laundry room is situated downstairs and is fitted with tumble drier, washing machine, sink, iron and ironing board.
Upstairs there are 5 good size bedrooms all with beautiful garden views. The master bedroom is a large triple aspect room with its own en suite shower room. You can lie in bed and watch your very own nature show unfold outside the bedroom window!


Otters, kingfishers, leaping salmon and sea trout as well as Herod, our very own resident heron are among some of the many visitors to our unspoilt valley.


Bedroom 2 also has an en suite shower room whilst the other 3 double rooms (one with twin beds) share the large family bathroom complete with large double ended bath and separate power shower.


Hepburn House is an environmentally friendly, carbon neutral eco house with under floor heating. There are no near neighbours; no light pollution to spoil the vast starry sky and no real reason to leave! But if the coast beckons, it’s only a 20 minute drive to either the fabulous surfing beach of Banthan or the wide sandy beach of Bigbury on Sea. The ever popular Wonwell Beach is also a 20 minute drive and boasts an unspoilt, uncrowded haven for holiday makers. It’s great for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and just relaxing! Pennywell Farm Activity Centre, Woodlands Family Theme Park and The Aquarium, Plymouth are all within a 45 minute drive.
Modbury, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Salcombe and Dartmouth are all within easy driving distance, along with many excellent pubs and restaurants. The Oyster Shack, voted one of the best restaurants in Devon is a 20 minute drive away. You can do as much or as little as you want. Hepburn House is a magical, much loved, blood pressure reducing, relaxing haven.


Friday Changeover but we can be very flexible!

Arrive: After 4pm
Leave: Before 10am

DOGS: Love them but we must charge £25 per dog per week/part week for the extra cleaning. (max 2 dogs only)

Please phone for rental rates.

Please Note Hepburn House is now available for a winter let. Great Rates.
Please call Patsy for more information - 01752 830409 .

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