Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Luxury apartment set within a classic English Georgian mansion on the edge of Dartmoor. The apartment has it's own entrance and parking and is entirely self-contained. The property is the boyhood home of former Foreign Secretary and member of the House of Lords, Lord Carrington. It offers a double bedroom, (4ft 6" Cloud bed) plus single room/ reading room with with full single size day-bed and open fire, luxury kitchen with granite worktops, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, oven, hob and built-in microwave, table and seating for four people, bathroom with marble top vanity, bath, (with overhead rainfall shower) and WC. The apartment also has a very large sitting room with a wonderful octagonal ceiling, 2 sofas, TV, DVD and dining table for 4 guests. Please note that the fire in the sitting room is currently not in use (church candles are supplied) but the open fire in the reading room is in use.
The property is ideal for those who appreciate quality and attention to detail. Ideally situated to explore Devon and Cornwall (Padstow 1 hour for example). Great local produce available. Walking on Dartmoor, visiting picturesque villages, quiet, civilised, blissful rest and relaxation. Owner is an interior designer who likes to provide stylish, comfortable accommodation with every attention to detail.
Beautifully equipped with the best appliances, pocket sprung mattresses, Cologne & Cotton linen, white company robes, slippers, Molton Brown toiletries.
Beautifully positioned for fresh air, wonderful rolling countryside and dark starry skies.
The photograph of the house is of the whole house. The apartment is located to the rear of the property and has independent access from the rear drive to the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bude (40 mins)|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN THE REGION
Dartmoor National Park
5 minutes away is the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England with huge expanse of wild moorland and ancient forests. It is famous for its granite topped hills (the “tors”), open vistas, Dartmoor wild ponies, wonderful exploring and countless walking opportunities.
Cornish Seaside Towns and Villages
Padstow is just over an hour's drive away, well known for its many shops and restaurants, quaint harbour and of course Rick Stein who has an excellent fish and chip shop there, as well as more upmarket restaurants.
Explore the Villages of Dartmoor
Chagford, 15 minutes away is very picturesque and beautifully maintained with tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Nearby Drewsteignton is also worth a visit. Lustleigh, further on, is a film set perfect with thatched cottages grouped around a 13th century church. If time permits, also visit Widecombe in the Moor.
Visit the towns of Ashburton and Totnes
For shopping for interiors and homewares, cafes and food shops. Both are very pleasant towns.
Fowey and Polperro, again an hour away, are both very pretty, charming and now gentrified Cornish fishing villages.
On the North Devon / Cornwall coasts, near Bude, and about 45 – 50 minutes away are Summerleaze (in Bude) beach, Widemouth Bay, Sandy Mouth beach and Crooklets Beach, all lovely sandy beaches.
Lydford Gorge – 10 minutes away is a spectacular river gorge (deepest in the southwest) with a 100 foot waterfall. It is looked after by the National Trust with the usual high quality National Trust amenities. There is also a tea room.
Castle Drogo – 15 minutes away is known as the last castle to be built in England and is currently being renovated. Visitors are allowed to view the renovations and enjoy the lovely gardens, including rose gardens and a rhododendron valley. There is also a lovely river walk by the ancient river gorge of the Teign Valley. Tea room on site.
Morwellham Quay, World Heritage Site
20 minutes away near Tavistock, Morwellham Quay featuring an historic port, copper mine, working Victorian farm, railway, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining. The highlight for many is the narrow gauge railway which takes you along the banks of the River Tamar before entering the old copper mine. You can learn about the harsh working conditions down the mine and also enjoy stepping back in time as you wander around the site.
Hotels, Restaurants and Food Shopping in the area:
Hotel Endsleigh, near Milton Abbot, belongs to Rocco Forte's sister, Olga Polizzi. It is an old hunting lodge beautifully and stylishly renovated by Ms. Polizzi and set in wonderful Grade I listed gardens. Their restaurant is open to non residents and morning coffee and afternoon tea can also be had here. This is a 20 minutes drive through gorgeous rolling Devon countryside.
Gidleigh Park, near Chagford
Gidleigh Park is a luxurious country house hotel set in the lush, hilly and woody part of Dartmoor. The restaurant here is run by Michael Caines and has been awarded two Michelin stars. It is in a breathtaking location with beautiful gardens. 20 minutes away.
Bovey Castle, Hotel, Spa and Golf Course
This is a five star hotel with numerous dining options here ranging from the Edwardian Grill to the more contemporary styled Castle Bistro. 35 minutes away.
Is a very old inn on the road over the moor to Tavistock. Food sourced locally and cooked with great care and imagination by proprietor. 10 minutes away.
Arundell Arms Hotel
Very well regarded restaurant with locally sourced and seasonal food.
There is a Waitrose, a 15 minute drive away in Okehampton.
15 minutes, in the other direction, towards Cornwall is Philip Warren who is a butcher and grazier, meaning some of the meat he sells he has raised himself on his land. He has two shops in Launceston, and people travel from far and wide to buy his meat and fowl. Also supplies to top London restaurants.
Lifton Strawberry Fields Farm Shop is an award winning farm shop 15 minutes away. They grow all their own vegetables, soft fruits etc. They also have a bakery and informal restaurant on the site.
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