A249 - Blackberry Lodge
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
About ½ mile east of Ashburton (1½ miles by car), a detached, single-storey house beautifully converted from outbuildings, 100' from the owners' house. There are 3 acres of serene landscaped garden which you are welcome to roam, full of interesting shrubs and plants, a small lake (unfenced) enjoyed by wildfowl and a further 9 acres of meadow. To the front and side of the house is a large area of decking (table/chairs, barbecue) looking to the lake and garden. Inside, smart, stylish and thoroughly well done. French windows into spacious living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) with oak floors and high vaulted ceiling; fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, ceramic hob/double oven) with dining area and breakfast bar; utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble drier. Two bedrooms – a double (5' bed) looking to garden and lake with en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower), and a twin (linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (suite with double power-shower). A superbly relaxing place, well situated for visiting the South Hams coast and Dartmoor National Park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 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.
Ashburton: ancient, busy little town on Dartmoor's edge, with renowned cookery school. Within 4 miles is the moor's most spectacular part (around Buckland, Widecombe, Manaton); within 2 miles, a beautiful stretch of the river Dart leading to Dartmeet, and an 'adventure park' (for all ages). Buckfast Abbey, 4 miles; Totnes (small town), 8; the sea at Torbay, 12.
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- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014
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