Little Norris

3 bedroom Cottage in or near South Brent, sleeps 6
3 bedroom Cottage in or near South Brent, sleeps 6

Little Norris

Located in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty nestling in the heart of the South Hams, Higher Norris Farm sits snugly on a hill above the River Avon. With views north and west to Dartmoor, east across the Avon Valley to the small village of Diptford and beyond, and south towards Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and the coast, the quiet of the countryside is usually disturbed by nothing louder than birdsong. Little Norris is a three bedroom converted barn at the bottom of a private drive linking the property to a single track Devon lane. This then wends its way north through the hamlet of North Huish and down to the village of Avonwick, and south towards Modbury, Salcombe and the sea.

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Property Details
Close only to the farmhouse at Higher Norris itself, Little Norris lies surrounded by green rolling fields, home for much of the year to seemingly countless cows and sheep. Higher Norris Farm is smaller now than it was in the past, but whenever the remaining fields are free of sheep, guests are still welcome to walk over them down to the Avon or explore the three acres of woodland adjacent to the river. Fresh eggs from our own hens and home grown seasonal vegetables are often available. Sleeping six and with two bathrooms, Little Norris is an idyllic, charming, comfortable, well furnished centrally heated cottage, perfect for those looking for a peaceful self-catering luxury farm cottage holiday, short break or long weekend in South Devon. We happily provide bed linen and bathroom towels at no extra cost, and these will be changed on a weekly basis, but please bring your own beach towels.

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From the comfort of the king sized bed in the Master Bedroom you can look out eastwards through the French windows, over the balcony, and across the fields and the Avon valley towards Diptford and beyond. There is a table and seating for four on the balcony, where you can sit and savour the spectacular views in every direction. The room itself is carpeted and contains a freestanding wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom is similarly spacious, again carpeted and with a double bed. The room has a large window where you can sit and look out over fields and up the drive towards the lane. There is also a built in wardrobe. Unlike the other two bedrooms, bedroom three is on the ground floor. Containing two single beds the room is tiled but with strategically placed rugs and has French windows leading through to a sunroom and then out to the garden. Next to the door to the bedroom is the door to the downstairs WC.

Number of bathrooms: 

Bathroom One is located upstairs next to the Second Bedroom, and contains a bath, WC and hand basin. Situated next to the Master Bedroom, Bathroom Two has a a contemporary walk-in shower, a WC and hand basin. The downstairs WC very usefully provides easy access from Bedroom Three, the Kitchen and Living Room.

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Twenty five feet in length, carpeted, comfortably furnished and with an open fire in one corner, the sitting room is overlooked only on occasion by various sheep or cows grazing lazily in the field to the south. This is somewhere to sit, relax, perhaps sip a glass of good wine, and fully savour the serenity of your surroundings. Of course, should you want for distraction, there is a 32" LCD Toshiba Freeview television, together with a DVD player and a few DVDs should you forget to bring your own. There is also a good wi-fi connection allowing you to link you to the internet, although data allowance constraints mean we ask you not to make use of streaming services such as iPlayer or Netflix. Conversely, should you prefer to read and have forgotten to bring a book, there are a number of paperbacks as well as a plentiful supply of the latest magazines.


A large green Aga, sadly now no longer functioning, and an antique pine dresser complement the antique pine table, comfortably capable of seating six. Other facilities worth mentioning include an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven, electric kettle and a sizeable refrigerator with an ice compartment.

Other rooms: 

Between the kitchen and the front door is a good sized reception room where coats and footwear can be kept. There is a former church pew on which to sit while doing up your shoes, along with a table on which are displayed brochures promoting many of the attractions and other facilities and amenities in the area.

Contact Information


Trudy Howell
Higher Norris Farm, North Huish, South Brent, TQ10 9NL

Contact telephone: 

01548 821775

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Date from
E.g., 20/06/24
E.g., 20/06/24


Walking holidays
Rural or countryside holidays
Ideal for children of all ages
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Car essential


Private garden
Balcony or terrace
Wi-Fi available
Central heating
Log fire/burner
Microwave oven
Washing machine
Clothes drier
DVD player
Linen provided
Towels provided
Travel cot
High chair
No pets allowed
Secure parking