A98 - Parford Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
On a hillside 2 miles from Chagford, a detached, beautifully furnished and excellent cottage with superb long panoramic views over hedgerow farmland to high Dartmoor, extended from a granite barn. Enclosed paved terrace (furniture) and grass garden in front facing the view; beside it, kidney-shaped outdoor heated swimming pool (28' x 14' x 4' to 8'6” deep, available 23 May to 12 September), sheltered by granite walls. Behind the cottage, across a narrow and quiet lane, rises Nat. Trust woodland. One neighbouring house, no others for ½ mile.
Light streams into the cottage from extensive windows, many full length, open to the paved terrace.
Inside, comfortably furnished (some antiques), mostly designer fabrics. Open-plan, wood-floored living/dining/fitted kitchen (33' long) leading (double doors) into spacious garden room with huge bookshelves, rattan furniture, windows and glazed roof, and double doors to terrace. Fitted, well-equipped, hand painted kitchen with granite worktops, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge, ceramic hob. Living room with woodburner (logs included), marble-topped table, TV/Sky/DVD. Downstairs twin bedroom, pretty with Designer Guild curtains, another floor-to-ceiling window (view) and en suite shower-room (suite). Utility room with washer-drier and freezer. Wonderful views from all front windows. Stairs up to two more bedrooms, a double (5' bed) with panoramic views and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); and another double with very pretty curtains, Juliet balcony looking down to the garden room, and en suite shower-room (suite). A wonderful place for inside/outside living, sunny and warm. No children under 10. Spring water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|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 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.
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