Flear Country is now under the new ownership of the Fawcett Family.
Camilla and Barney and their little boy Reuben are delighted to announce that they have arrived and are now busy pouring some tender loving care in to Flear Country and its accommodation and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Flear Country nestles amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams, in South Devon. It is made up of a nest of charming cottages and lodges, which huddle in a curving valley where a small river flows towards the Kingsbridge estuary and the sea beyond.
The name ‘Flear’ is Saxon. In 1268, Baldwyn de la Flere was granted lands in this area, where farming goes back for more than 1000 years. Flear Country embraces 45 acres of beautiful sprawling countryside.
It is an ideal holiday location if you want to leave behind the strains of city living and relax in a peaceful rural setting. You can wander along pretty streams, explore rambling woods and trek over undulating hills. In spring, a sea of bluebells carpets the valley floor, in summer a range of blooming flowers decorate the gardens of Flear and in autumn the apple orchard is laden with fruit, while wild garlic and horse chestnuts, sloes and blackberries abound.
Flear Country is well-situated, not just because of its seclusion, but also because ‘civilisation’ isn’t far away. The nearest village, East Allington, which boasts an excellent gastro pub, is just a short distance. Our office staff can make advance reservations for you at other popular restaurants such as the Michelin-starred New Angel in Dartmouth or The Oyster Shack in Bigbury. The town of Kingsbridge, with its cafés and restaurants, is only a 10-minute drive and the nearest beach is 20 minutes away.
Flear offers an ideal environment to couples on romantic jaunts and nature-lovers who appreciate the beauty of Devon’s countryside and coastline. During the school holidays, it is popular with families who make use of the special facilities provided for children including the indoor and outdoor play areas, and indoor pool. The off-peak months attract many young couples with pre-school children who return to Flear year after year.