Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
3 miles from Chagford, on the edge of the historic moorland hamlet of Lettaford - just a handful of mostly medieval granite cottages at the end of a lane from which a footpath leads directly to the open moor (⅓ mile) and the Two Moors Way passes through - a large, detached, Grade II listed, granite house, imaginatively converted from a barn. It is set back and tucked away from the other houses, sheltered at the front by a granite stone wall with pergola and swing seats, with a good-sized lawned garden at the back (barbecue, table/chairs, play equipment for small children).
Inside, much natural wood (beams, floors/rugs, doors) and original exposed granite. Entrance to tiled hall; living/dining room with large granite fireplace (woodburner), comfy sofas and refectory table seating 10. Three steps up to fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, double oven, larder fridge) with small breakfast table/chairs, door to gravelled area and floor-to-ceiling windows; useful drying room for coats/boots; two bedrooms – one with two single beds with glass door to garden, and a double; downstairs bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower, handrails). Curved wooden stairs (stairgates) up to two more wood-floored, good-sized bedrooms – the master double (5' bed/TV) with en suite shower-room (suite), and a large twin with two pull-out truckle beds and en suite loo (washbasin), both with Velux windows with countryside views. 2 TVs/DVD/video. Outside, a laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and freezer. Spring water. An extremely peaceful base for observing nature (moon and barn owl watching), moorland walks or just getting away from it all.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|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 3.5 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.
Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor. Past it the river Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust). Excellent walking; superb views. Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.