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The Lawns, No. 5  Colmer House

Located deep in the heart of the South Hams, you will find The Lawns, No.5 Colmer House. A luxury south facing apartment set to a high standard and part of the Colmer Estate, it is set in 28 acres of private grounds, with an extensive range of year round indoor and outdoor leisure facilities.

Colmer House is an 18th Century Georgian building, sympathically renovated and restored to its former glory in the mid-1990s and converted into a number of privately owned luxury apartments. The Lawns has very recently been refurbished to the highest standards offering comfort and practicality.

The Lawns is the centre right apartment at the front of the Manor House, with a south facing aspect and wonderful views from its windows across the grounds to the lake. The lounge doors lead directly to a large paved patio, surrounded by a balustrade wall which looks out over the immaculate lawns. The patio is private, sheltered and is furnished with a table, chairs, bbq and sunloungers.

A private entrance leads directly to a spacious open-plan lounge and dining area with fitted kitchen. A tastefully well presented lounge features a cream 3 piece leather suite, brown leather dining chairs and table, TV, video and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equiped with electric cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/tumble-drier.

Stairs lead to a large open landing, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Brightly furnished throughout , the king-sized bedroom has a large king-sized bed, generous wardrobes and a comfortable retro chair to relax in. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and flat screen TV. The bathroom features a bath, power-shower, toilet and hand basin, all equipped to a very high standard.

The apartment has wireless broadband internt with full unlimited us for those of you that bring your laptops with you.

We regret, The Lawns is a non-smoking property and no pets are permitted.

The Colmer Estate

The excellent facilities of the Colmer estate are all free of charge and exclusively for the use of the Colmer Guests. These include swimming pools, a tennis court, fishing lake, fitness suite, croquet lawn, boules and a large log cabin games room.

The outdoor kidney-shaped swimming pool is heated from the 1st of May through to the end of September. The Indoor pool is heated all the year round. The fitness suite is equipped with rowing, walking and cycling machines, a sit up frame and a bench press with weights.

28 acres of private grounds include a mixture of grass lawns, woodland, wild flower meadows, a walled garden equipped with children’s play equipment and boules pitch. Coarse fishing is available on the private lake, which is stocked with large Carp, Golden Rudd and Trout. You can always find plenty of walks to try, or a secluded spot where you can picnic, quietly read or just doze. The estate is home to a variety of wildlife - badgers, foxes, rabbits, deer, and game birds such as woodcocks and pheasants. And of course the moorhens and resident mallards on the lake!

Discounted temporary membership is available at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and County Club on Green Fees and all their leisure facilities. Other courses in the area include Bigbury - Thurstone and Wrangton. Horse riding is also available nearby.

We are superbly positioned for ease of access to Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Plymouth, and is surrounded by picturesque villages and unspoilt country side. Dartmoor and Torbay are also within easy reach. The nearest beaches are at Bigbury, Bantham, Thurlestone and Hope Cove. The coast is perfect for sailing, windsurfing, body boarding and other water sports, while also providing safe sandy beaches for families.

Country and Coast

Surrounded by rolling countryside, the estate is ideally situated for guests wishing to visit this area of outstanding natural beauty. The South Devon Beaches, Dartmoor and all the attractions this beautiful, unspoilt part of the country has to offer. This is an area of dramatic cliff-top and coastal walks, hidden valleys, sweeping moors and quiet sandy coves to explore at your own pace.

Just a short walk away you will find the awarding winning California Country Inn. Whether you choose from the bar menu or the la carte, we're sure you won't be disappointed. There are also excellent places to eat in the pubs at Avonwick - Ugborough and Moreleigh.

At California Cross there is a garage shop where you will find a wide range of essential groceries including a cash point ATM Machine.


We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Barry and Lorraine Stubberfield