Orchard House & Cider Barn

Totnes, Devon
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Two riverside properties with incredible views, for walkers, sailors, dogs… and self-caterers who aim to be spoiled rotten


2 places


Each sleep 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Devon lanes weave through creek-side villages from Totnes, finally opening to the boat-bobbed Dart, shimmering on a summer’s day. Then, at the end of a half-mile drive fringed with fields you reach Riverside Farm, home to managed sheep and woodland. Orchard House, newly built with local stone and Delabole roofing slates, and Cider Barn, a clever conversion, are named after the apple trees that once stood here. The friendly owners and the farm manager live on site, show you around and then leave you in peace. Inside is spacious, hi-spec, open plan and awash with light, from the kitchens for wannabe Nigellas to the large rain showers and ‘his and her’ sinks upstairs. Anyone who loves water will love it here; the boats and the estuary are ever in view and each window captures a different angle. What’s more, the path outside winds down from the garden to a private jetty (bring canoes!). Browse the shops of arty Totnes, cruise down the Dart on a coal-fired steamer, hail the Dittisham ferry to Agatha Christie’s house. Then it’s back to a barbecue and drinks with a view – or crumpets by the wood-burner.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights; 3 nights in low season (£750-£825). Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

£30 per week.

Maximum: 2 dogs

Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1350
Short breaks available: 3 nights in low season, £850-£900.
1 House for 6
From £2004 beds3 bedrooms
1 Barn for 6
From £1904 beds3 bedrooms



What a wonderful place. Beautiful setting and during bad weather we had a good excuse to stay in and enjoy the comforts of Orchard House. Thoroughly recommend it and will return when I can.

Kate, East Molesey

Beautiful location with great views over the Dart, a lovely open plan space with every need catered for. Warm and cosy in winter with log burner, seating outside on a sunny day. Fantastic Riverside Farm welcome pack. Comfortable beds and great showers, altogether a great place to stay. We would definitely recommend it and would like to return for another visit.

Ailsa, Guildford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Hilary & Ted Tuppen

  • The rolling hills, estuaries, moors and beaches of South Devon make this an unbeatable holiday destination for anyone wanting to explore some of England's finest countryside. Castles, historic houses and beautiful gardens......there's so much to enjoy.
  • The stunning natural harbour at Dartmouth and characterful Totnes are both only a 20 minute drive away. The local villages of Dittisham and Tuckenhay have well-renowned riverside pubs. Slapton beach and Blackpool Sands are just 25 minutes away.
  • The list of activities and places of interest to explore in South Devon is never-ending - fishing or steam trains, boating or walking, naval history or vineyards, there's something for everyone. Or simply relax and look at the amazing views from the farm.
  • Launch your kayaks/paddle boards from our private jetty or arrange to use the facilities at Blackness Marine (next door to the farm) for launching larger boats. Explore the beautiful estuary by paddle steamer/ferry or rent a boat in Dartmouth.
  • Walkers can easily access the South West Coast Path, John Musgrave Heritage and Dart Valley Trails as well as the vast splendour of Dartmoor. Or walk from the farm to explore the local lanes and footpaths, calling into a local pub for lunch or a pint.
  • Food lovers will be spoilt for choice - water-side and village pubs, beach-side cafes and exceptional restaurants offer the freshest seafood and locally sourced produce. Field kitchen, beach cafe or Michelin-starred restaurant.....the choice is yours.