Saddle Tor Cottage
About the home
The cottage is located on a 300 acre working farm with magnificent views of stunning Dartmoor scenery all round. It is very peaceful and private with walks or rides from the farm in any direction without having to go near a road. there are ancient settlements and medieval lanes to explore, brooks to splash around in, tors to climb and wildlife to observe.
There is something for everyone including the dog - animals to feed, ponies to handle, farm butchery to buy fresh meat from. Close by are the sandy beaches of the South Hams and iconic towns and cities such as Totnes, Dartmouth, Exeter and Plymouth. Activities include cycling, riding, climbing, bouldering, fly fishing, bird watching etc.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mothercombe, Erme Estuary, 15km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (4), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Rated 5 star by Visit Britain, this cottage is equipped and furnished to the highest standards. Original features betray the properties rural past with magnificent granite stonework and dramatic galleried landing. A log fire makes a cosy feature and a range cooker provides versatile cooking options to make the most of the farm's home reared meat. Solid oak beds with wonderful mattresses mean you will never have a more comfortable sleep with no sounds to wake you apart from the odd hoot of an owl. There is no light pollution here so the night sky is a wonder to behold.
Further details outdoors:
In the private garden there is a wooden table and benches for Alfresco dining. The panoramic views are amazing. The farm has free range animals wandering around including donkeys, ponies, geese, chickens and ducks. Children are encouraged to collect eggs and help feed the animals. There are several places around the farm where BBQ's can be enjoyed down by a babbling brook. Trees to climb, rocks to jump off and lots of wildlife to observe.
Any damage incurred by guests should be reported and paid for prior to departure
£250 deposits via credit or debit card on booking. Balance of booking fee payable 6 weeks before arrival. If booking within 6 weeks of stay, whole booking value payable on booking.
The West Country / Devon region
The Dartmoor National Park is one of England's last great wildernesses with a uniquely diverse landscape. Over 200 granite tors tower majestically over open moorland where native breed ponies, cattle and sheep graze freely. There are no pylons or wind turbines and the landscape is rich in stone and iron age remains. Lush valleys with torrenting rivers, picturesque villages and ancient stannary towns await exploration.
The sandy beaches of the South Hams are just under half an hour away as are the exciting cities of Exeter and Plymouth. Take a Steam Trains and River Boat down the River Dart to Dartmouth, explore the Jurassic Coast, Eden Project, breakers on the North Cornwall Coast equally accessible from Holwell as day-trips.
The Dartmoor / Widecombe-in-the-Moor area
Widecombe in the Moor is a picturesque moorland village nestling in one of England's most beautiful and unspoilt valleys. Ponies come to greet you and there are several pubs to rest in after an exilerating walk of the nearby tors. The famous Fair still takes place every September. Other nearby attractions include the Stanary towns of Ashburton, Chagford and Tavistock; all have great local food shops and markets.
Bovey Tracey also features a great outdoor pool, renowned Craft Centre in the old mill and famous Marble House for great gift ideas. Activities for all the family from walking and hiking, riding, climbing, cycling and fishing. Young children love to walk to the nearby Bonehill Rocks for a spot of "letterboxing".
How to get there
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By car; take the A38 and exit for Bovey Tracey. Follow signs to Widecombe in the Moor and turn right at top of hill for "Hound Tor"; farm entrance is on right.
By rail; travel to Newton Abbot and get a taxi (20 mins)
By air; to Exeter Airport and get a taxi (30 mins) Flybe Airline
By Ferry to Plymouth and get a taxi (45 mins)
Local Hire car collection from Europcar in Newton Abbot
Activities near Dartmoor
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|med-high||31 Aug 12||19 Oct 12||£ 999||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|half term||19 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|low||2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 800||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|high||21 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|low-med||5 Jan 13||15 Feb 13||£ 800||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Half term||15 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|low to medium||22 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 900||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Easter hols||29 Mar 13||19 Apr 13||£ 999||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|low to medium||19 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 799||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Whit Half Term||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 999||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Medium||31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 999||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|medium to high||28 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|high||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|medium to high||30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 1200||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Half Term||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|low||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 800||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|high||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1800||-||-||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.
Costs include full log basked on arrival, further loads are charged at £5
Stays of a week min. include a Welcome Pack featuring sausages and bacon from the farm butchery, milk, bread, eggs, butter and flowers. The Pack can be ordered for £30 for stays of less than a week.
All bookings require a credit or debit card payment; a deposit of £250 is taken on confirmation and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is made within the 6 week period, the full amount is required.Enquire now
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