A24 - Hole Farm
Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10
2 miles from Chagford, a mile from the open moor, a thatched, detached, Grade I listed, medieval, granite Dartmoor longhouse, stone mullion-windowed, full of history. The Civil War was fought through it, Roundheads besieged in the kitchen. It is set in its own clean, private farmyard/courtyard of listed farm barns in front, with a large, mainly lawned garden (unfenced 5' drop, small children beware) behind with patio (table/chairs) and orchard (swing); 130 acres of farmland surround it. Inside, full of character and complication. Granite porch; thick oak door to central passage, off which utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer) with loo (washbasin); bathroom (bath plus hand-shower, washbasin). Living room with huge inglenook open fire, original bread oven, oak floors, beams, window seat, windows both sides of room, terrific ancient screen panelling, TV/DVD/video; 'quiet room' with leather chairs, jigsaw puzzle table; large farmhousey kitchen/dining room with brick floor, Aga (low heat May to October) plus electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, refectory table seating 10, window seat, stone mullion window. Two sets of steep, uneven stairs to four bedrooms, wooden-floored with rugs, white-walled: stairs from living room up to small corridor, 4'10" lintel into the master double (5' bed, TV) with en suite bathroom (bath plus bath-shower, basin, bidet, separate loo), a twin, and family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Also from the living room, a spiral staircase leads to a large twin (dual aspect), and a single (4'6" bed) that connects with the first twin room mentioned. A truly marvellous house. ... included is a cottage, just across the courtyard, with stable doors to kitchen/dining room (washer-drier), beamed living room (woodburner) with window seat and door to courtyard, and open tread stairs up to two bedrooms – a twin (washbasin), and a single (4'6" bed); bathroom (bath plus hand-shower, washbasin) and separate loo. Spring water. Arrival after 4pm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), 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 3 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.
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- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:11 Sep 2014
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