Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In Buckfastleigh, a dear little 18th cent. cottage in a peacefully situated but convenient terrace built for mill workers. A few yards of hardcore lane lead to it. At the back, a neat, suntrap paved courtyard garden (table/chairs). Inside, lots of character and quirkiness complemented by the artist-owner's flair and style. Living/dining room with lots of beams, inglenook (gas 'living flame' stove), TV/DVD, DVDs; fitted kitchen (washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with door to garden (steps down). Stairs (stairgate) from living room up to landing and double bedroom with pretty views of town/hills; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). From landing, sliding door to half-ladder steps up to attic room with low vaulted ceiling beams and two single beds. Brilliant for Dartmoor and coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
Buckfastleigh: pleasant little old town (pubs, cafés, shops, weekly farmers' market) beside the river Dart and Buckfast Abbey, close to Dartmoor. Outdoor swimming pool. South Devon Railway. Butterfly and otter sanctuary. Four miles to Holne (pub) en route to the moor, 6 to Totnes (attractive old town, summer boat trips to Dartmouth); Torbay (seaside), 12. A good base.