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A198 - Higher Westcott Farm


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

 ' a 300-year-old granite, thatched Devon longhouse in a timeless hamlet in the Dartmoor National Park, 3 miles from Moretonhampstead, surrounded by ancient woodland and rolling hills, 1,000' above sea level. To the front, a big south-facing lawned garden (table/chairs), safe for small children during the day and wonderful for stargazing at night, enclosed by a sturdy stone wall displaying long-unused bee boles.Big, sunny living room with leather sofas, woodburner, bar (wine fridge, glasses), TV/DVD, iPod dock; dining room (iPod dock) with splendid ox-roasting inglenook (ornamental) and rare late-medieval muntin screen; kitchen designed for companionable food preparation (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with big central breakfast bar and double sink; 2 steps up to children's little den with TV/DVD, Wii; utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and loo. Two flights of stairs (from hall and original steep granite from kitchen) up to five bedrooms, most with serene views: - Double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite) and limited clothes-storage space- Double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite shower-room (suite)- Double (5' bed)- Double (limited clothes-hanging and storage space)- Children's room (4' bed plus 2'6' folding bed, by arrangement)Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower) Shower-room (suite)More stairs up to a sixth lovely sloping beamed double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with two washbasins).Damages Deposit '250. Spring water. Catering available (by arrangement). Sleeps maximum of 10 adults and 2 children. A wonderfully peaceful, civilised, hideaway retreat. 

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (5)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
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.


Moretonhampstead: friendly, busy, gateway-to-Dartmoor village (shops, good food pubs, church, outdoor swimming pool); heath-topped and hills around; good walks locally and reservoir/river fishing not far. Two miles to one of the most beautiful parts of the moor; golf at Bovey Castle, 2 miles; popular Miniature Pony Centre, 2½. Chagford, 5 miles; Exeter, 13; the sea at Torbay/Teignmouth, 19.

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4 Nov 2014


"Lovely & luxurious"

I booked Higher Westcott Farm for a weekend with a group of friends, for a stay in September. The house is enormous and very well equipped. We were 9 adults and found that there was plenty of room for… More

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