A204 - The Hayloft
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
400 yards from the pub in Manaton, in the peaceful wooded hamlet of Water and about ½ mile walk through woods from Lustleigh Cleave/river Bovey, a beautiful cottage carefully and newly converted from a hayloft above granite stables (horses occasionally) beyond the owners' ancient farmhouse. Enclosed courtyard (table/chairs) immediately to the side and, beyond the owners' walled garden, your own enclosed private garden (picnic bench). You are welcome to wander the 9 acres of gardens, woodland, pond (unfenced) and fields (sheep, horses, chickens).From parking area, 60 yards of gravel path and 3 granite steps to the front door. Big bright tiled hall (space for walking gear). Stairs up to wonderful open-plan living/dining/kitchen with spectacular views from big roof windows across fields to Black Hill, hand-built kitchen (dishwasher, larder fridge) with large table/benches/stools at one end and, at the other, woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray and big leather sofas. Two steps up to hallway and two double bedrooms (limited clothes-hanging space), one with 5' bed and each with smart en suite shower-room (suite). Beyond the living area, another double bedroom with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). Exterior utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer). Stabling available, by arrangement. A beautiful, relaxed place to stay at any time of year with woodland and moorland walks from the door.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|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 4.5 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.
Manaton: pretty little village (pub with small shop, tennis court, playground, church) in a beautiful part of Dartmoor, and close to spectacular rock tors (Hound Tor, Bowerman's Nose) and lovely tree-filled valleys (Lustleigh Cleave). Golf driving range, 5 miles. Nearest shop, 5 miles. Riding stables not far; Chagford, 6; the sea (Teignmouth/Torbay), 15.
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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014
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