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What a wonderful place, Little Fingerling and gardens are lovely. Startpoint beach was quiet and unspoilt, East Portlemouth gives lovely views over Salcombe with beautiful beaches and hidden coves round the costal path. It’s a lovely walk into Dartmouth too, this has been a welcome break from home.

Alice and Tom Streatham

Came to have quality family time before my brother has a serious operation. What a beautiful place, so quiet and peaceful place just what the doctor ordered. We had a brilliant time a briefly forgot our problems, we will always remember Valley Springs.

Georgina Scot-Simmonds
"We returned home last night after a very enjoyable stay in Fingerling Barn - the accommodation is very good quality, clean, spacious and well-maintained having being recently refurbished.

The setting of the barn is very tranquil, with a nearby pond containing ducks and moorhen. We enjoyed eating out on the patio and here our children enjoyed daily visits by a nearby resident's friendly Spaniel called Megan!

The owners of Fingerling Barn have provided a very useful and comprehensive guide to the local area which includes photos and descriptions of the local beaches, walks, activities etc.

One of the walks described in the house guide was a coastal walk at East Prawle and we'd recommend this walk for the fine views.

We are beginner surfers and we tried our hand at surfing at Bantham with a two hour lesson with Bantham Surfing Academy. We thought that the instructor, Dave, was excellent and very encouraging to us novices!

We also played golf at the 9 hole courses at Thurlestone Hotel and at Dartmouth. The afternoon rates during the week at Dartmouth were good value for money - £20 for the the 18 hole course and £12 for the 9 hole which includes a couple of par 5s.

All in all, we'd recommend Fingerling Barn as a holiday destination in a very attractive area of Devon."
Shaun and Kim Ise of Man
"Our stay at Fingerling Barn was wonderful. The setting in which the Barn sits is breathtaking and the accommodation is to a very high standard and everything that you required in the kitchen was there, even down to a lemon squeezer. It was great being able to sit down as a family and enjoy our meals at the huge table in the dining room, there was so much space for all of us. We were greeted by the owners on our arrival who were down doing some gardening. They were very helpful and ensured that we were ok before they left. We would recommend this holiday to everyone and wished that we had booked 2 weeks instead of 1.
Mr and Mrs Swain and family Carshalton

Booking Information

Tea in Devon Bookings - It is easier and quicker to book by telephone first. This way, you can be assured that the cottage and week that you want are available. The number to call is 01306 627664. There is an answer-phone if we are not around, so please do leave a message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Once agreed, we will provisionally hold your booking for 5 days to allow time for you to complete and return the booking form with the initial deposit. The full amount will be due if you are booking within six weeks of your holiday.

Here are our booking conditions, together with some useful information about your stay. Please contact us if you have a question or wish to make a booking.
  • Weekly bookings run from Friday to Friday from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival until 10.00 am on the day of departure.
  • Short breaks are usually available from November until Easter, excluding Christmas and New Year. They may also be offered in high season on a last minute basis. These are either three night weekend breaks from Friday to Monday or four night midweek breaks from Monday to Friday. Midweek short breaks are priced the same as weekend breaks and offer excellent value.
  • To make a booking, we require a non refundable deposit of 30% of the tariff agreed. The balance of the payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival and no reminder will be sent. If payment is not received, this will be regarded as a cancellation and we reserve the right to re-let our cottages. If the booking is made 6 weeks before the arrival date, we will require full payment immediately which is non refundable.
  • In addition to the rental, a £100 - £250 security deposit is required. This will be refunded after departure if the property is left clean and intact. This does not exempt the hirer from the full cost of replacement or making good the property and its contents.
  • In the event of cancellation (or non payment) by the hirer within six weeks of the date of arrival, the final balance of payment remains due to us; any other monies paid previously are non refundable. We advise that you take out holiday cancellation insurance. Please contact us if require assistance in this matter.
  • Should you need to cancel your booking, you should inform us as soon as possible.
  • Our cottages may only be occupied by those guests listed on the booking form. The maximum number of guests is indicated in our terms and conditions.
  • We do not accept bookings of single sex groups for hen or stag celebrations or similar occasions.
  • Dogs are accepted by prior arrangement at £30 per week. Dogs must be house trained and must not be left alone in the cottages. Please ensure you keep your dog on a lead in the communal garden area and clean up any unwanted mess.
  • Please note, that as we accept dogs in our cottages, the accommodation may not be suitable for people who may be allergic to pets.
  • Please let us know if you require a high chair or a travel cot, which will be provided at no extra cost (please bring your own cot linen).
  • For safety reasons, we have adopted a no smoking policy in the cottage.
  • Visitors are welcome by arrangement, but are not permitted to stay overnight. They must adhere to the terms and conditions of the property. We cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for their safety, well being or possessions. Guests shall be held responsible for their visitors' actions. We request that visitors leave no later than 12.00 pm.
  • The cottages will be fully cleaned prior to arrival. Beds will be made up and clean towels will be available for guests. Please leave the property in a similar condition at the end of their stay. Additional charges may be made for extra cleaning should the property require it.
  • We request that guests respect the property, its fixtures and fittings and its contents. Any breakages, damages or stains must be reported.
  • We can not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for loss or damage to the possessions of its guests, their cars including contents, or for any personal injury. Guests use the local amenities at their own risk.
  • Should the terms and conditions of our cottages be in any way breached, confirmed or otherwise, the owner reserves the right to enter the property and / or terminate the contract without prejudice.
  • In the unlikely event that we are unable to provide the accommodation or facilities as stated, liability is restricted to the return of monies paid only.
  • We reserve the right to make changes to the property, including any relevant enhancements to décor, furniture, fixtures and fittings, etc. We endeavour to ensure that all changes are in keeping with the style of the property. We shall not be liable for any such alterations to the property.
  • 'Owners' refers to the proprietors of Fingerling Barn and Little Fingerling. 'Guests' refers to all persons listed on the booking form. 'Visitors' refers to any persons visiting guests at our cottages.
Fingerling Barn/Little Fingerling
Valley Springs
Sherford, Kingsbridge

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