A 5* self-catering holiday home set amidst lawns and trees just 8 miles from the Atlantic, Parnacott House sleeps up to 14, not including babies and toddlers under the age of 2.
Bedrooms: 7 in all - of which 2 are on the ground floor (a twin and a double*).
Bath/shower rooms: 4 - of which 1 is on the ground floor, and 1 is en-suite.
Double Bedrooms 4 - *of which one is on the ground floor.
Bedlinen, towels, electricity, hot water, heating, complimentary baskets of logs, complimentary BBQ charcoal, Wi-Fi are all included in the rental figure - as are most household items like dishwasher tabs, cloths, soap, loo rolls, rubbish bags and so forth. Holidaymakers have praised us for the level of kitchen equipment, and the generous amounts of crockery, cookware, cutlery and glassware.
Parnacott can be rented for weekends out of the high season - ideal for a family gathering, a special occasion or celebration, a group 'refresher', friends reuniting, a golf/walking break, a retreat, a study weekend, a surfing holiday, girls away, Murder Mystery.
The end of September and early October has become increasingly popular and rightly so. November and December weekends bring their own charms, and December weekends give you Parnacott 'dressed' for Christmas. We have found many families and groups of friends love the chance to get together and celebrate early, or even late - we do ourselves!
Bookings for 2018 and 2019 are now being accepted.
Please remember, if you book direct with us you pay no service or managemnt fee.
We are dog friendly here at Parnacott. (£50.00 per week per dog. £35 for the weekend - up to 2 dogs per booking.) These charges ensure our standards of cleanliness remain very high indeed.
Weddings are separately priced - please phone or e-mail to discuss your requirements.
Weekends out of the high season are both possible and welcomed - please phone or e-mail for a figure.
Please note: there is plenty of car parking space in the large yard to the rear of Parnacott, and there is level access to the house via the 'yard' door.
Parnacott House, situated in one of the most beautiful corners of west Devon, close to the spectacular north Cornish and north Devon coastlines, has been the family home of the Vowlers for over 400 years. Established as a small farm during the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Parnacott evolved over successive generations to become a country gentleman’s estate. It is an exceptional place, which my wife, children and I love – we think you will too.
Set on risng ground, amidst mature trees and calming lawns, surrounded by permanent pasture and rich in wildlife, with views towards Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, Parnacott has space, character and quiet. It is a lovely place for a holiday, for reunions, for celebrations, for a shared enthusiasm or interests such as walking, surfing, reading, study, photography or even for a working group!
Parnacott is tranquil and secluded; it is life-affirming, gentle, contented - almost proof against the tyranny of time. Each point in the calendar brings its own rewards here, and so whatever the season, whatever the weather, Parnacott offers you a comfortable and elegant venue for your special event. Golden anniversaries have shone at Parnacott; we have listened to a haunting saxaphone piece welcoming in the New Year, evocative violins, plangent flutes and even a Scots piper, in full regalia, to mark a special birthday in a very special way. The house and grounds have successfully hosted two quite unique wedding receptions, and two weddings. Joy was unconfined!
Sleeping up to 14, but, by special arrangement and at additional cost, extra numbers, especially children, can be considered, the house is perfect for self-catering holidays, special celebrations - we've just hosted a 90th birthday - and family gatherings. Many families choose to return year upon year and it has been a pleasure to watch, quite literally, the children grow up! We have had retreats, reading workshops, seminars, discussion groups, themed weekends, and Murder Mystery groups; if there really are ghosts here, as some of our holidaymakers assert, they must have been most marvellously entertained! The spirits of this house seem to be benign, indulgent and quietly happy - long may that be the case.
Although many of our groups love to cook for one another in our well equipped kitchen, and some indeed relish holding competitions, it is possible to arrange, at additional cost, professional catering. Lots of groups.have already enjoyed the pleasure of being cooked for and waited upon in the Georgian dining room. We have too and can thus vouch for the quality of the fare.
Look over the website, check out our Facebook page, think about spending time here and then get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you. Weekends out of season have become very popular recently - we are just 30 minutes by car from the A 30 dual carriageway at Okehampton. We are dog-friendly, up to 2 per booking, but there is always a small extra charge. Most of the local beaches are also dog friendly nad offer 'walkies' galore!
It is definitely worth mentioning that the photographs, despite their beauty, do not really do justice to the spirit of the old place. Book a week or a weekend and you'll see just what I mean!