Located in Kingston
- Sleeps: 14
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
- Pet Friendly: 2
Excitement mounts as you approach Langston along its long, private, tree-lined driveway overlooking the farmland beyond. Turning in to the large gated driveway, this stunning Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse is impressive but the handsomely styled interiors even more so, and will certainly please the eye of those looking for a fabulously equipped and superbly presented, spacious property offering the ultimate in modern comfort and understated luxury.
Set in established grounds of around 3 acres, complete with indoor heated swimming pool, state of the art cinema room, a stunning Victorian kitchen garden and its own private fishing lake exclusively for guests to enjoy, Langston offers the most wonderful private family hideaway which you may never wish to leave, whilst being easily accessible to all of the golden beaches and popular areas this delightful corner of the South Hams has to offer.
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns, partly enclosed with stock proof fencing and gated orchard reaching down towards the lake, Langston is a superb place to join with family or friends. Adjacent to managed farmland and buildings, mainly set to arable and sheep (Stanley the Sheep is one of the friendly residents over the fence), Langston is located on the outskirts of the tiny South Devon village of Kingston and just a mile to the Dolphin Pub, 2 miles to Wonwell beach and a short drive to Bigbury on Sea.
Nearby towns of Kingsbridge and Salcombe have a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants and are also hubs for sailing and other water based activities.
Step through the original entrance porch into the large and welcoming stone-flagged entrance hall.
Sitting room with three large sofas, wood burner, Smart TV.
Multi-room audio system operates throughout the ground floor, including all living areas, swimming pool and pool terrace outside.
Archway extends through to a library with sofa and armchairs, writing desk and shelves crammed with books and games.
Large well-equipped kitchen with dual hide & slide Neff ovens, electric Aga, Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine, Smart fridge freezer with ice maker and iced water, Induction hob, island and breakfast table with banquet seating for 10. Off the kitchen is a drying area with two dog beds and tiled floors, the perfect spot for sleepy dogs to dry off after a fun day out before joining the family in the main house.
Sumptuous dining room with handmade oak dining table to seat fourteen, wood burner set into the large fireplace, sideboard and door to the garden.
Utility room with two washing machines, tumble dryer, butlers sink and door to the gardens.
Double doors open up to the fantastic, state of the art, Cinema Room with 4K Smart Cinema Screen with HD surround sound streaming Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Britbox and other apps (own login required), scene lighting, electric blackout cinema blinds, tiered cinema seats, velvet sound cloud ceilings, Popcorn machine, drinks fridge.
Ground floor Bedroom 6: Super king (zip and link) 6ft bed, built in open wardrobe and shelves, chest of drawers and dressing table. Ideal for guests with walking difficulties and conveniently located directly opposite an easily accessible shower room, with walk-in shower, low level basin, WC, towel rail, underfloor heating.
Bedroom 7: Super king (zip and link) 6ft bed, chest of drawers, hanging pegs, dressing table. Shares use of the ground floor shower room opposite.
From the rear entrance hall, nine steps lead up to the fabulous heated indoor swimming pool. Lockable from the main house so that children can be supervised in its use, and opening out onto the terrace, the indoor pool is 1.45metres deep and all one level. Rattan sun loungers, and comfortable seating, audio system, shower area, separate cloakroom.
A small flight of stairs and landing leads to further bedrooms:
Bedroom 4: King-sized bed, open cased wardrobe and dressing table. En suite shower room with rainfall and handheld showers, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: Twin 3ft beds (zip link) with hanging rail and shelf, chest of drawers. One step up to the beautiful en suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, walk in shower cubicle with rainfall and handheld showers, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
The second wing of the house provides three further bedrooms:
Bedroom 3: King-sized 5ft Brass Bedstead with original polished wooden floors, chest of drawers and hanging rail. En suite shower room with rainfall and handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom 2: Super king 6ft bed with his and hers built in wardrobes and shelves, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Family bathroom with stunning freestanding slipper copper bath, shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail, WC.
Master bedroom: Super king 6ft bed with jungle print headboard, dual aspect sash windows and polished wooden floors, dressing table and ample built in wardrobes. Sumptuous en suite bathroom with freestanding roll-top bathtub, shuttered windows enjoying a relaxing view of the gardens, walk in shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Langston really has so much to offer. The property is surrounded by beautifully cared for gardens, a gated terrace adjacent to the swimming pool building with outside dining for fourteen, music system, a fire pit area with bespoke rustic seating, gas barbecue area, swinging egg chairs, covered open play barn which also provides a covered outside eating area, well-stocked walled kitchen garden from which guests are encouraged to pick fresh fruit and vegetables.
Stable (please enquire should you wish to bring a horse – paddock possible adjacent) Through a gated orchard with lockable gate added as a safety feature, lies the beautiful lake which has been stocked exclusively for guests to enjoy an afternoon’s fishing. Around the lake lies “Narnia” with beautiful areas of planting (some 17,000 new trees recently planted), various seating areas to take in the surroundings and even a mown 2.5km trail running circuit taking in the lake, fields and woods. Children must be supervised at all times due to the nature of the farmland and lake.
Beyond the boundaries of the main house and gardens is a 650-acre working farm, but there is little disturbance for guests other than the occasional passing tractor and the odd bleat from our flock of pedigree Black Welsh Mountain sheep.
We do ask that guests do not enter the farmyard and barns and that children don’t venture away from the house and gardens unsupervised.
Ample parking on private driveway
- Included: Bed linen, bath and hand towels, swimming pool towels (guests must provide their own beach towels) oil fired central heating, wifi. Logs are provided throughout your stay from the end of September to the end of May. Travel cot and High Chair available.
- Telephone: Mobile signal good, wifi available
- Parking: ample on gated driveway
- Pets: 2 dogs permitted, please keep on the lead or under close control especially during nesting and lambing times. A dog wash area is provided, and a secure, warm dog space just off the kitchen; we ask that your dogs dry off there after muddy country walks before they join you in the house. Pet charge £30 per pet per week.
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
- Lake, (please bring your own fishing equipment) and trail running circuit.
- Local Facilities: St Annes Chapel 3 miles; Town: Modbury 4 miles, Kingsbridge 5 miles. Salcombe 10 miles
- The Dolphin Inn 1 mile
Kingston is a pretty village surrounded by working farms and an abundance of country walks and conservation areas. Kingston lies between the town of Modbury and Bigbury-On Sea, both 20-minutes in the car. The village is 1 mile from the mouth of the River Erme. The village also lies between the Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon Coastline and is a great escape if you are looking for a more rural escape. There is a very strong sense of community here and you can often find eggs for sale on the roadside, the village offers a pub, the Dolphin Inn, which has a back garden and traditional home-cooked food. The village also boasts a village hall and a recently refurbished adventure playground. Choose from a variety of coastal walks taking in the dramatic cliffs and stunning scenery, spot the local wildlife as you pass the conservation areas. Visit the weekly market in the village hall or if you fancy exploring the nearest beach then Wonwell Beach can be accessed by car or on foot. At low tide the beach has a large expanse of sand and is great for sunbathing, swimming and building sandcastles, the beach is dog friendly all year round. Water sports can often be picked up from the River and surfing is available at Bigbury beach.