Saddle Tor Cottage
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The cottage is located amongst open moorland 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 ! 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 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 15 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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. 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
The West Country 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.
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".
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