Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
close to the top end of Roadford Lake, tucked away off a no through farm lane (one farm beyond), a smart, detached, 'upside down' cottage cleverly converted from a carthorse stable by farming owners who live across the drive. Behind, suntrap patio and enclosed, mainly lawned garden surrounded by big oak trees. Walks from the door within 12 acres of the owners' adjoining woodland - owls, buzzards, deer often spotted; bridlepath to natural conservation area at shallow end of the lake (around 1 mile) and on to Germansweek.On the ground floor, hall (for coats/boots) and three bedrooms – a double (5' bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite), a neat twin (TV), and a single with pull-out truckle bed (limited clothes-hanging space); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Stairs up to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, TV/DVD) with door to exterior steps down to patio (table/chairs, barbecue, covered bicycle store). Slate floors (rugs) throughout. Shared use of tumble drier in owners' garage. Best for maximum of 5 adults. A lovely, peaceful, yet easily accessible spot - ideal for walkers and those with wildlife, watersports and outdoor interests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 star.
The West Country region
Devons River Country: Devon's middle. This is farmers' Devon. You come here to be amongst them: to walk and admire their beautiful, rich-soiled, hilly and wooded farmland and enjoy their excellent, proper pubs in usually hill-top, compact, unspoilt villages; and to fish for trout and perhaps salmon in the deep wooded and very beautiful valleys of the rivers Torridge, Taw, Tamar and Exe especially and for trout in reservoirs. Great, magnetic views of Dartmoor and Exmoor from most hill-tops, and it's an easy drive to both. But don't think a daily trip to the sea will be a doddle.
Tiverton is the main town (you can go barging on its canal); Crediton, in its red-soil vale, Torrington, where glass is blown, and South Molton are the others. All have proper, individual, useful, and, in some cases unusual, shops, for the locals firstly. Cider is made at Winkleigh, and it's a good place for lunch. Hatherleigh is good for several things, including its market.
Roadford Lake: spectacular 730-acre reservoir and country park in a beautiful, sparsely populated conservation area. Big watersports centre: boats, kayaks and windsurf boards for hire (courses/instruction available); trout fishing; archery, high ropes, climbing wall. Visitors' centre/café from which various walks (good birdwatching; disabled facilities), 3 miles; birdwatching hides, 1; footpaths and cycle routes. Germansweek (church), 1 mile; shops and pubs, 5. The sea/beaches of north Cornwall (Bude, Boscastle), 20.