About the home
Situated in the ancient Dartmoor settlement of Hookner, Lower Hookner Farm nestles between the heights of King Tor and Easdon Tor in a secluded valley at the end of a quiet lane.
The farm has woodland, fields and streams offering a profusion of wild flowers and wild life, which visitors are welcome to explore. In addition our gates give you direct access to the open moor and the Mariners' way footpath runs through the farm.
We are a working hill farm with moorland rights in an environmentally sensitive area, using traditional methods to manage our herd of suckler cows. We also keep horses, chickens and ducks. We are a dog friendly farm and welcome well behaved, under control dogs.
The nearest village is North Bovey, 2 miles, with a thatched pub beside the tree studdied green. Moretonhampstead and Chagford, each 4 miles, are the nearest shopping towns.
The lovely beaches of S Devon and the wild and rugged N Devon Coasts are both within one hours driving distance.
The cottage opens onto a large, south-facing veranda, which extends the length of the building and has some of the best views on Dartmoor, across open fields and moorland. It has a well established private garden, with a small stream and a pond. The veranda is a wonderful place to have a barbeque in the evening, watching the ducks on the pond or simply sitting back and enjoying the Dartmoor views.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Teignmouth, 25km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Stable Cottage consists of a lovely living room with wood buring stove (all logs provided), for cosy evenings by the fire. The country cottage style kitchen area with kitchen table, fitted units and beech worktops is well equipped and has wonderful views across the garden and duck pond. For cooking there is a gas hob, oven and a microwave. A welcome pack of groceries is provided on arrival.
For rainy days there is a selection of books, a TV & DVD player and free wi-fi throughout the cottage.
In the bedroom, there is a king-sized bed, fitted carpets and pretty floral curtains. Adjoining the bedroom is a pretty bathroom with bath and power shower.
Up to 2 Children can be accommodated on Z beds which we can provide.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage opens onto a large, south-facing veranda, which extends the length of the building and has some of the best views on Dartmoor, across open fields and moorland.
It has a well established private garden, with a small stream and a pond. The veranda is a wonderful place to have a barbeque in the evening, watching the ducks on the pond or simply sitting back and enjoying the Dartmoor views.
The farm is in a very peaceful location at the end of a quiet no-through road, in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. There are streams to picnic beside on the farm and walks in all directions, no need to use the car! Direct access from the farm to the open moor.
Short breaks available in the low season.
Smoking outside only please.
The West Country / Devon region
The West Country is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles to visit, with a mild climate and lush green vegetation, spectacular coastline and wild moorland it has something for everyone.
For more information on the region please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are more than happy to help.
The Dartmoor / North Bovey area
Dartmoor: “the last great wilderness in Southern England” . is approx 365 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Many of it's heather-covered hills have rocky Tors to explore. Marvellous for walking, riding, picnicking, and for being alone. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty
villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half (where we are ) has the most spectacular tors, best wooded valleys, a few villages like Widecombe, Buckland and Poundsgate in green-field 'oases'. The local Rriver Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley.
The River Dart is also spectacular, all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Lydford Gorge owned by the National Trust, is one of the western moor's most dramatic places to visit. There are several good pubs in the immediate area that all offer good food, an up to date list will be found in the cottage. The Dartmoor National Park Headquarters is at Bovey Tracey, see their website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk for more local information.
How to get there
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Exeter Airport 25 miles (40 Km) Bristol Airport 90 miles (145 Km) Avis, Hertz and Europcar all offer car hire from tjhese airports. Airport transfer can be arranged via 305 Cars Moretonhampstead Tel 00441647 440305
Brittany Ferries run a ferry from Roscoff France to Plymouth 25 miles (40 KM)
Clear directions on how to find us will be sent on booking.
Activities near Dartmoor
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
20 Aug 2012
We've now stayed at Stable Cottage for 5 weeks in total, going back this time for 2 weeks because our children just couldn't bear to only be there for one week. Lower Hookner Farm is just... more
14 Jul 2012
This was the third time my wife and I have stayed in Stable Cottage, at various times of the year. Due to the amazingly warm weather, we did not need to fire up the log burner which, in a way, was a... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||6 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||25 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 345||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The only extra is an electricity £1 coin metre for lighting and water heating. On booking we ask for £50 deposit with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of our holiday. Payment by Paypal, cheque or Bank transfer.Enquire now
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